4th International Symposium On Autonomous Inland Shipping
Sharing technological experiences
Last year’s symposium focussed on the current international state of the art of autonomous shipping. The field of operation of current autonomous shipping platforms was illustrated and the existing technological challenges were addressed.
This year's symposium will focus on the experimental experiences gathered by various autonomous shipping demonstration projects (Belgium, Norway and China) and will try to link them to the requirement of industrial partners and the governmental vision.
Following keynote questions will be answered:
- What can we learn from current autonomous ships?
- Why aren't we seeing autonomous vessels everywhere?
- Why do we need autonomous ships?
The symposium is organised by the KU Leuven Intelligent Mobile Platforms research group in cooperation with De Vlaamse Waterweg nv and the Port of Antwerp. You are invited to the Port House in Antwerp on the 7th of October 2019.
Preliminary day schedule
13h45 Prof. Peter Slaets - KU Leuven (BE) - Smart autonomous shipping: from concept to demonstration
14h15 Dr. Ir. Jialun Liu - WUT (CH) - Application of the Navigation Brain System to Smart Inland Ferries and Remote-Control Ships
14h45 Msc. Per Erik Kwam - Kongsberg (NO) - H2H – leveraging EGNSS for safer maritime navigation
15h15 Coffee break
15h45 Peter Geirnaert - Urban Waterway Logistics (BE) - Modal shift - transport of waste using the inland waterways
16h15 Koen Smits - Vanheede Environmental Logistics (BE) - Transportation of waste using water instead of land
16h45 Ann-Sofie Pauwelyn - De Vlaamse Waterweg nv (BE) - Intelligent Inland Navigation
17h15 General discussion
Register here online
When? Monday the 7th of October 2019, plenary session 13h30 - 18h00.
Where? Auditorium, Port House, Zaha Hadidplein 1, 2030 Antwerpen.