A comprehensive symposium on the potential of the ever increasingly complex and growing area of computer based shipboard automation was held in London in March 1975. The symposium was based on a feasibility study sponsored by the U.K. Government in association with manufacturing, shipowning and shipbuilding industries. Authors of the papers presented were principle members of the original study team. The symposium was organized by the Royal Institute of Naval Architects in association with the Institutions of Electrical Engineers and of Electronic and Radio Engineers, the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Nautical Institute. Seven papers were presented over the two-day conference with speakers from the British Ship Research Association, P&O, the Department of Maritime Studies--Liverpool Polytechnic, and Decca Systems and Systems Programming Ltd. Subjects trackled include a broad outline of present day ship automation practice, a progress report and review of operational experience, an analysis of potential automated functions, the technical aspects of computer based systems, economic viability, the human implications, and a look at the future.

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    • Symposium held March 11-12, 1975 at the London Tara Hotel.
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    Seatrade Publications Limited

    Fairfax House
    Colchester CO1 1RJ, Essex,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Serial:
    • Seatrade
    • Publisher: Seatrade Publications, Limited
    • ISSN: 0037-0428

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  • Accession Number: 00084627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Seatrade Publications Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM