COMPIT 2015 showcases smarter ships, systems and solutions


DNV GL COMPIT.PreviewThe 14th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) will take place from 11th to 13th May 2015 in Ulrichshusen, Germany.

First held in the year 2000, COMPIT has established itself as a key conference in information technology (IT) for the maritime industries, bringing together software developers and users.

Most participants come from industry, reflecting the practical relevance of the event and DNV GL will be the main sponsor of the event which covers the lifecycle of ships, offshore structures and equipment, from design to operation.

The main trends are: e-navigation as a precursor to unmanned ships; redefining supercomputing and big data.

COMPIT covers three full days. Traditionally each day is dedicated to a major phase in the lifecycle of ships.

Day 1 will be Ship design with sessions on ‘Hull models’, ‘Simulation-based design’, ‘Coupled simulations’, and ‘High-performance computing for CFD’.

Day 2  will be Ship lifecycle management and production with sessions on ‘Product lifecycle management’, ‘IT for ship production & ship repair’, ‘Virtual & augmented reality’ and ‘Marine robotics’.

Day 3 will be Ship operation with sessions on ‘Ship routing’, ‘Big data & performance insight’, ‘Sea traffic management’ and ‘Towards unmanned shipping’.

“It is particularly difficult to say which session will steal the limelight this year,” said organiser Volker Bertram, Project Manager Engineering Services Newbuilding at DNV GL.

“’High-performance computing’ on Day 1 is a contender. So are ‘Big data’ and ‘Sea traffic management’ on Day 3 and ‘Unmanned shipping’ where it seems it is only a matter of time before we will see unmanned cargo ships.”

DNV GL experts will be contributing several papers at COMPIT 2015.