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2018 Design Sciences Series Workshop on Modular Adaptable Ships

Dates: 14 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018

The ASNE Design Sciences Series of workshops and conferences explore emerging design approaches, methods, processes and tools for the successful design of naval engineering projects. This second conference focuses on Modular Adaptable Ships.

The global security environment has changed significantly in the past few years with the emergence of potential adversaries with technologies and capabilities that challenge the United States' military strengths and technological advantages. Effective recapitalization of the U.S. Navy in response to the new geopolitical environment depends on designing and building affordable ships that achieve their planned service life even though their capabilities must change over time to match those of potential adversaries. The ability to adapt to ever-changing conditions during peacetime war planning and, especially, during hostilities is a key military capability. Modular adaptable designs differ from traditional designs in that they are developed under the premise that the set of requirements possible but unknown at the time of design is so extensive, that a purely robust design would be prohibitively expensive. Instead, the ship is designed to incorporate options such that investments and decisions as to the ship's capability in the future are deferred to the future. These options are expressed in terms of modules and adaptability of the ship itself. Modular adaptable design therefore incorporates features for changing a ship's capabilities over time to meet evolving requirements. Successful implementation requires not only the flexibility within the ship and the development of capable modules, but also the ability to monitor the changing requirements over the ship's service life, and having the modernization processes to translate those changing requirements into evolutionary changes to the ship.

Call for Papers

Technical papers (approved for public release) are requested on subjects addressing one or more of the following topics:

  • The impact of modularity and adaptability on ship design, HM&E systems, and ship cost estimates
  • The impact of modularity and adaptability on ship production, ship integration, and ship testing and trials
  • The impact of modularity and adaptability on crew training and certification
  • Design tools for modular and adaptable ships
  • Configuration management of modular adaptable ships
  • Establishing margins and service life allowances for modular and adaptable ships
  • Specifications and standards for applying modularity and adaptability to ship design
  • Application of Real Options Theory in establishing modularity and adaptability requirements for ships
  • Technologies to facilitate modularity and adaptability for ship applications
  • Operational relevance metrics to guide design
  • Architectural metrics and complexity metrics to facilitate decomposing ship systems into modules
  • Acquisition strategies for modular adaptable ships
  • Defining and resourcing the infrastructure needed to support modular adaptable ships
  • Taking advantage of adaptability and modularity to prepare ships for battle group deployments and battle force interoperability
  • Taking advantage of adaptability and modularity to reduce the time from contract award to the ship's first deployment
  • Taking advantage of adaptability and modularity to reduce acquisition cost

All technical papers must contain original previously unpublished technical material.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Abstract Deadline: May 28, 2018
  • Notice of Acceptance: June 25, 2018
  • Final Paper and Presentation Submission: Nov 5, 2018

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Abstracts should include the following:

  1. name, organization, address, phone number, and email of all authors;
  2. title of paper;
  3. Maximum 2 page (12 pt) abstract describing the scope and major thrust of the paper.
Please submit your abstract online here (login required).

For questions, contact designsciences@navalengineers.org.

Registration

Registration for the 2018 Design Sciences Series Workshop on Modular Adaptable Ships is now open! The registration rates are as follows:

  • ASNE Member - Before October 15 - $425
  • ASNE Member - After October 15 - $525
  • Non-Member - Before October 15 - $525
  • Non-Member - After October 15 - $625
  • U.S. Federal Employee/Active Duty - Before October 15 - $150
  • U.S. Federal Employee/Active Duty - After October 15 - $200
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Student - $0 (no lunch tickets included)

Click here to register online

Meeting Information

Venue

The 2018 ASNE Design Sciences Series Workshop on Modular Adaptable Ships will be held at 20F St, NW Conference Center in Washington, D.C.  On Capitol Hill, this venue is easily accessed by train or metro via Union Station, and has numerous hotels and dining options in close proximity.  Parking is limited.  Attendees are encouraged to arrive via public transportation.

Dates

November 14-15, 2018

Attire

Attendees: Business Casual / Navy Working Uniform or service equivalent
Presenters (Non-military): Business Attire
Presenters (Military): Khaki or service equivalent

Sponsors

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Registration/Conference Bags

$10,000

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Lunch - Wednesday

$7,500

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Lunch - Thursday

$7,500

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Breakfast - Wednesday

$5,000

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  • Breakfast sponsor signage
  • TWO (2) workshop registrations

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$5,000

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$2,500

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