20110612 ISSW

ISSW 2011 Program is now available!

For more information, please contact Dr. Vadim Belenky.

Information on the 10th International Conference on Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB) can be found

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12th International Ship Stability Workshop
Hosted by NSWCCD (David Taylor Model Basin) and the SNAME Chesapeake Section

Washington D.C. – June 12-15, 2011 – Hotel Monaco Old Town Alexandria

The Workshop
The 12th International Ship Stability Workshop is this year’s event, in a longstanding series of international technical meetings in the field of stability of ships and ocean vehicles.  This series consists of the STAB Conferences, which are held every three years (since 1975), and the International Ship Stability Workshops (ISSW), which are held in the years in between the conferences.

While the STAB Conferences cover a wide large range of issues related to stability of ships and ocean vehicles, the workshops are typically more focused on particular subjects that are especially important and are indicative of recent developments in the field.  Recent interests are related to the development of new regulations, the appearance of new types of ships and predicting their behavior, current research challenges, stability accidents, and others.  The format of the workshop entails in-depth discussions in an informal manner, resulting in an ideal environment for participants who are interested in current developments and provides an opportunity to ask questions on topics “you’ve always wanted to know.”

Workshop Session Topics

Stability of Damaged Ships – Numerical Simulation of Progressive Flooding and Capsize

Regulatory and Compliance Issues on Damage Stability

Application of Stochastic Dynamics to Ship Stability

Parametric Roll

Early-Stage Design Criteria For Intact Stability

Design for Survivability after Damage

Integration of Stability Issues into Overall Risk Assessment

Basic Theory & Roll Damping – Intact and Damaged Ships

Operational and Special Issues

Experimental Techniques and Numerical Simulation for Ship Stability Assessment

Previous and Coming Events

The first STAB conference took place in Glasgow in 1975.  Subsequent conferences were held in Tokyo, Japan (1982), Gdansk, Poland (1986), Napoli, Italy (1990), Melbourne, Florida, USA (1994), Varna, Bulgaria (1997), Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (2000), Madrid, Spain (2003), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2006), and St. Petersburg, Russia (2009).  Previous International Ship Stability Workshops were held in Glasgow, UK (1995), Osaka, Japan (1996), Crete, Greece (1997), St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada (1998), Trieste, Italy (2001), New York, USA (2002), Shanghai, China (2004), Istanbul, Turkey (2005), Hamburg, Germany (2007), Daejon, Korea (2008), Wageningen, the Netherlands (2010).


The next STAB conference will take place in Athens, Greece in September 2012.

Participation is open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Vadim Belenky (vadim.belenky@navy.mil).


In general, papers and presentations for the workshop are invitation-based.  However, the International Standing Committee will consider all abstracts submitted.  If you are interested in presenting a paper please send an abstract to vadim.belenky@navy.mil.

Key Dates:
Abstracts (200 words) submission deadline:  February 28th 2011
Decision on acceptance:   March 18th 2011
Paper submission deadline (4-6 pages):  April 18th 2011
Cut-off date for hotel booking:  May 13th 2011
Early registration ends: May 13th 2011

A block of rooms is available for participants of the workshop at Monaco Old Town Alexandria hotel (http://www.monaco-alexandria.com/) at group rate $211 per night (without taxes).

To book the room at the group rate, please call 1-800-368-5047 (free call from the US) and request a room for 12th International Ship Stability Workshop. The cut-off date for group rate is May 13th, 2011.

Please book early, as there are many events in Washington D.C. - it may be difficult to get accommodation in the area on a short notice.

Registration fee:
The fee covers:

Session attendance and a copy of proceedings,

Welcome reception on June 12th and workshop dinner cruise on June 13th

Lunch buffet on June 13th, 14th and 15th; coffee and tea during AM and PM breaks

Guided tour to David Taylor Model Basin and BBQ party on June 15th*)

Fee schedule:

        Early registration (prior to May 13th, 2011) $240

        Full registration $255

        Student registration $40 (number of student registration is limited)

Registration is OPEN!


* Not guaranteed, subject to approval due to security restrictions, early registration only

International Standing Committee

Dr. Jan Otto de Kat (Chair), A.P. Moller-Maersk

Dr. Vadim L Belenky, NSWCCD ( David Taylor Model Basin)

Mr. Hendrik Bruhns, Herbert Software Solutions

Prof. Alexander B Degtyarev, Institute for High Performance Computing and Integrated Systems

Prof. Alberto Francescutto, University of Trieste

Prof. Martin Renilson, Australian Maritime College

Prof. Yoshiho Ikeda,Osaka Prefecture University

Prof. Marcelo Santos Neves, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Prof. Apostolos Papanikolaou, National Technical University of Athens

Prof. Maciej Pawlowski, Technical University of Gdansk

Prof. Luis Perez-Rojas, Universidad Politechnica de Madrid

Prof. Kostas Spyrou, National Technical University of Athens

Prof. Naoya Umeda, Osaka University

Prof. Dracos Vassalos, Universities of Strathclyde

Dr. Frans van Walree, MARIN

Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Vadim L Belenky (Chair), NSWCCD ( David Taylor Model Basin)

Mr. Terrence Applebee, NSWCCD ( David Taylor Model Basin)

Mr. Christopher Bassler, NSWCCD ( David Taylor Model Basin)

Ms. June Catterton,  NSWCCD ( David Taylor Model Basin)

Ms. Jacqueline DeSpirito, Chair, SNAME Chesapeake Section

Mr. William Peters, Treasurer, SNAME Chesapeake Section

Sponsored by ONR and SNAME