International Marine Design Meeting Set for May

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The organizers of the Ninth International Marine Design Conference have planned a ship design conference and invite all professionals involved in the design of commercial and naval ships, and offshore platforms to attend.

The aim of International Marine Design Committee (IMDC) is to promote all aspects of marine design as an engineering discipline with particular emphasis on issues of synthesis. The Ninth Conference will support and further this aim through a presentation of a keynote presentation and a strong technical program. The conference program will also return to the earlier practice of presenting state-of-the-art reports.

The four focus areas of the Ninth IMDC conference are Naval Ship Design, Commercial Ship Design, Offshore Design, and Inland and Great Lakes Design.

IMDC 2006 will be held at the University of Michigan from May 16 to 19, 2006, with the presentation of 50 technical papers, six state-of-the-Art Reports, an invited opening lecture entitled “The Fascination of Ship Design, and two luncheon speakers from U.S. naval ship design and the offshore design fields.

The papers will be published in two volumes along with a separate volume for the State of the Art Reports. A CD will also be provided to attendees. It is anticipated that over 200 marine professionals from all over the world will attend offering attendees the opportunity to network with others in their field and to make new contacts.

However, the success of IMDC 2006 depends, however, on the contributions of all participants. The IMDC 2006 Local Steering Committee has done its utmost to create the proper atmosphere for an interesting and enjoyable conference.

Deadline for EARLY REGISTRATION is February 28, 2006 Complete details of the conference can be obtained from the web site

www.umich.edu/~imdc06

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