COMPIT 2016 – Shipping gets more connected, cooperative and smarter

DNV GL will be the main sponsor of the 15th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), which takes place from 9–11 May 2016 in Lecce/Italy. First held in the year 2000, COMPIT has established itself as a key conference in information technology (IT) for the maritime industries, bringing together software developers and users. Most participants come from industry, reflecting the practical relevance of the event.

The main trends are:

  • We get smart & cooperative. Communication and cooperation make for smarter solutions – in business, in design, in operation. “Smart & connected” is a recurrent theme in very diverse forms. Key players cooperate to create new solutions to customers, not unlike airlines with their alliances and code-sharing. Robots and autonomous systems cooperate with each other and with humans – giving us a glimpse of future cyber-shipping.
  • Big Data gets bigger. Big Data uses relatively simple algorithms, but huge amounts of data, fuelled by AIS and on-board sensors. Collecting and storing all this data is easy. The challenge lies in turning the data into useful information.

Virtual Reality – It’s a different game now. The video game industry has provided cost-effective software and hardware solutions for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Now the maritime industry adapts the options and brings them to good use – whenever the human needs to be involved in simulations. Be it user-friendly bridges or training on surveys, the answer is now clearly based on Virtual Reality.

COMPIT covers three full days. Traditionally each day is dedicated to a major phase in the lifecycle of ships:

  • Day 1: “New Design Processes”, “Cloud-based CFD Simulation”, “Interdisciplinary Simulations”, and “Hydrodynamic Optimization”
  • Day 2: “Smart & Cooperative – Design & Production”, “Autonomous (Seeing) Systems”, “Smart & Cooperative Ship Operation”, “Virtual Reality”
  • Day 3: “Asset Management”, “Smart Energy Management”, “Big Data I & II”

Further information and the full program is available for download at:

DNV GL contributors to COMPIT 2016 are:

Benoit Mallol (NUMECA), Volker Bertram (DNV GL): Trends in CFD Illustrated Exemplarily for Competitive Sailing Yachts

Kay Dausendschön, Thomas Mestl (DNV GL): Port ETA Prediction based on AIS Data

Cezary Zrodowski, Przemyslaw Feiner (DNV GL): SurveySimulator – A Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ship Surveys

Levi Kristian Jamt, Kristine Bruun Ludvigsen, Nicolai Husteli, Mikhail Lindblad, Brede Børhaug, Øyvind Smogeli, Halvor Platou (Marine Cybernetix): Digital Twins for Design, Testing and Verification throughout a Vessel’s Life Cycle

Kristin Dalhaug, Vidar Vindoy (DNV GL): Structuring Big Data related to Vessels

Gabriele Manno, Knut Erik Knutsen, Steinar Låg (DNV GL): Asset and Operations Management in the Era of Connectivity and Big Data: A Maritime Industry Focus

About DNV GL

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