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Call for Papers: Safety & Regulations for European Unmanned Maritime Systems

The European Defence Agency in cooperation with the working group on Safety and Regulations for European Unmanned Maritime Systems (SARUMS) calls for papers to be presented at the workshop “Exploring Safe Design and Operations for the European Unmanned Maritime Systems”. The workshop will take place on 26-27 March 2014 in Brussels.

The workshop will be a major forum focusing on the discussion of latest developments and on the exchange of recent experiences in the field of safety of Unmanned Maritime Systems. It will bring together end users and various stakeholders from industry, research institutes and governmental organisations.

The workshop is supported by European Defence Agency and SARUMS working group whose aim is to provide European navies with a best practice framework for the handling, operations, design and regulations of Unmanned Maritime Systems. The contributions to the workshop will be taken into account in the work of the SARUMS group.

The workshop covers three main topics relevant to both military and civilian Unmanned Maritime Systems: 

1. UMS legislation, assurance, liability
Applicable rules, regulations (COLREG), experience and best practice

2. UMS safety related to operation
Systems, procedures, experience to achieve safe operations

3. UMS safety related to design
Systems, products, technology, research needed to accomplish safe unmanned systems

Contributions to the Workshop

Prospective speakers are invited to submit an abstract of approximately 150 words by email to Jari.HARTIKAINEN(a) no later than 28 February 2014. Please include also the contact information of the speaker (name, position, affiliation, email and telephone number).

The speakers will be informed about the acceptance of their proposals no later than 7 March 2014. A formal paper is not required but the presentation should be supplied digitally in advance so it can be distributed to the attendees in the beginning of the workshop.


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