SHIP PRODUCTION SYMPOSIUM
The Ship Production Symposium, hosted by the National Shipbuilding Research Program and SNAME, is an annual symposium that presents original and timely technical papers addressing problems of shipyard techniques and production of merchant and naval ships. It is a forum to discuss the worldwide development of ship production engineering, ship design (including design for production) and other marine technology topics, such as ship operations, shipping economics, and safety.
Each session is moderated by a shipbuilding industry expert and includes a presentation and facilitated discussion amongst attendees. Last year’s symposium presented 25 different ship production and ship design topics with some sessions attracting over 50 attendees.
- Ship Design Processes & Technologies
- Material Advancements & Technologies
- Surface Preparation & Coatings
- Electrical Technologies
- Planning & Production Processes
- Welding Advancements & Technologies
- Business Processes
- Information Systems
- Environmental Technologies
- Risk Management
- Human Capital & Workforce Development
- Facilities Processes
Each abstract is evaluated on ship production fit, current relevance of topic and overall quality. Evaluation and acceptance are determined by the Ship Production Committee. Once an abstract is accepted, authors are required to submit a paper or presentation for review and feedback by the Ship Production Committee member that is a shipbuilding industry expert on the paper/presentation topic. Feedback is returned to authors for incorporation into their final draft of the paper or presentation that will be presented at the symposium. A paper or presentation session is by a Ship Production Committee member and includes an oral presentation and facilitated discussion amongst attendees.
Acceptable papers or presentations should be original work and free of overt advertising as suitable for professional societies focused on exchange of professional technical information. The authors of the best paper on ship production presented at the Ship Production Symposium will receive the Elmer L. Hahn Award (see recipients of this prestigious award). Papers and presentations are normally printed in a Proceedings given to all attendees at the SNAME Annual Meetings during which the Ship Production Symposium takes place. Papers are then subsequently considered for publishing in the Society's Journal for Ship Production and Design.
55 abstracts were submitted to SPS in 2012 versus 46 abstracts in 2011 and the Committee chose 33 of the 55 for acceptance. In the past couple of years, there has been a rise in the number presentations in SPS, which is a healthy sign for the event:
For additional information, please contact: SPSPapers@sname.org
- 2009 – 10 presentations
- 2010 – 15 presentations
- 2011 – 25 presentations
- 2012 – expecting 33 presentations