18th International Ship Stability Workshop

Gdynia, Poland 8-10 June 2020

18th International Ship Stability Workshop

Gdynia, Poland 8-10 June 2020

18th International Ship Stability Workshop

Gdynia, Poland 8-10 June 2020

The 18th International Ship Stability Workshop

Gdynia, Poland 8-10 June 2020

Gdynia Maritime University

Faculty of Navigation

The 18th International Ship Stability Workshop follows the 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.
For years the STAB conferences and the affiliated International Ship Stability Workshops are the definitive meeting venues of maritime researchers and professionals who are interested in problems of ship stability and safety. 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. The format of the workshop allows in-depth discussions among top scientists and practitioners. This creates very supportive environment for the participants, clearly contributing to the development of novel, groundbreaking solutions in the field.
The scope of ISSW covers current problems of the numerical and physical modelling and understanding of ship stability, advances in extreme vessel dynamics and the development of new stability regulations.
The forthcoming ISSW (8-10 of June 2020) will be organized in Gdynia, Poland. This year Gdynia Maritime University, acting as the host of ISSW, celebrates 100th anniversary of establishment remaining the oldest Polish institution providing maritime studies and education.
According to the traditional formula of the International Ship Stability Workshop the presenters are invited by the chairmen of each session.

Workshop sessions

Roll damping

Stochastic and big data approaches

Direct intact stability assessment

Contemporary stability issues of naval vessels

Damage stability

Operational and real-time stability

Stability and safety of special vessels

Safety of marine transportation and navigation

Future of stability and safety assessment

Students’ session

Standing Committee
Prof. Kostas Spyrou (National Technical University of Athens)

Dr. Vadim L. Belenky (David Taylor Model Basin)
Mr. Hendrik Bruhns (Herbert Software Solutions)
Prof. Gabriele Bulian (University of Trieste)
Prof. Alexander B. Degtyarev (St.Petersburg State University)
Dr. Jan Otto de Kat (American Bureau of Shipping)
Prof. Toru Katayama (Osaka Prefecture University)
Prof. Dimitrios Konovessis (Singapore Institute of Technology)
Prof. Luis Perez-Rojas (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Mr. William S. Peters (U.S. Coast Guard)
Prof. Naoya Umeda (Osaka University)
Prof. Dracos Vassalos (University of Strathclyde)
Dr. Frans van Walree (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands)
Local organizing committee
Prof. Przemyslaw Krata (Gdynia Maritime University)
Prof. Jakub Montewka (Gdynia Maritime University)
Dr. Tomasz Hinz (Waterborne Transport Innovation)
Prof. Tomasz Neumann (Gdynia Maritime University)
Dr. Krzysztof Wrobel (Gdynia Maritime University)
Mrs. Katarzyna Malinowska (Gdansk University of Technology)
Mr. Mateusz Gil (Gdynia Maritime University)
Preliminary program
Sunday, 7th of June

1900 – 2200 Welcome party

Monday, 8th of June

0830 – 0900 Opening ceremony
0900 – 1250 Sessions
1250 – 1350 Lunch
1350 – 1740 Sessions

Tuesday, 9th of June

0900 – 1250 Sessions
1250 – 1350 Lunch
1350 – 1530 Sessions
1630 – 1830 Boat tour including group photo
1900 – 2200 Gala dinner

Wednesday, 10th of June

0900 – 1320 Sessions
1320 – 1430 Lunch
1500 – 1700 Students’ session

For students
This year, the local organizing committee acting in partnership with the TK Foundation launches the support program for students interested in attending ISSW. The aim of this arrangement is to facilitate students’ interest in the ship safety related topics. Thus, the ISSW fee for 40 students will be reduced in order to make their attendance affordable (fee 50 Euro per person). These students will participate in all the ISSW 2020 sessions, including the extra session dedicated to works of selected student presentations exclusively, and full social program. They are not expected to deliver any paper.

However, for the first time, the 2020 edition of the ISSW provides a novel formula intended for an exchange of knowledge and experience among students, especially master and PhD students. Thus, an extra session for students will be organized. Several most interesting presentations will be selected for this purpose. Except for mentioned above financial support (fee reduced to 50 Euro), those attendee will get extra scholarship for travel expenses, upon application to the TK Foundation.

Therefore students who are interested in delivering a presentation during the student session and want to apply for both scholarships are kindly invited to submit an extended abstract of their presentations to the local organizing committee (issw2020@umg.edu.pl).
Registration, payment and dates

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Registration for the workshop will be open till the end of May, however earlier registration is appreciated.
The workshop fee:
- early bird – 250 Euro till 15 of April 2020
- regular – 300 Euro
- student fee – 250 Euro reduced to 50 Euro according to the support program for students by the TK Foundation
- accompanying person – 100 Euro (including welcome party, gala dinner and sightseeing tour)
All transfer costs shall be covered by the sender.
Bank transfer details:
Recipient: Uniwersytet Morski w Gdyni
Number IBAN: PL53 1140 1153 0000 2235 4300 1037
Bank name and address:
mBank S.A.
Oddzial Korporacyjny
ul. Slaska 47
81-310 Gdynia
Please note that payment neither in cash nor by card is not available.
Student, I would like to pay reduced fee 50 Euro:
Accompanying person:
The 18th International Ship Stability Workshop will be held in Gdynia which is one of the most modern cities in Poland. Gdynia Maritime University, acting as the host of the 18th ISSW, is the largest state maritime university in Poland and one of the largest maritime universities in Europe. Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for officer positions on board merchant marine vessels and for managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions. It is also famous for research in the field of navigation.

In Gdynia city that is a part of Tricity agglomeration (the collective name of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia) placed in the northern part of Poland, you can find a lot of interesting places. Accordingly to your needs and available time, you can enjoy recreation on a shore of the Baltic Sea and in forests of Tricity Landscape Park, as well as go for a trip to one of Gdynia neighboring cities. In each of them, you will find a different kinds of attractions.
In Gdansk, the most historical city in the region you can take a sightseeing tour through the streets of the Old Town and visit various museums, such as The European Solidarity Centre, The Museum of Amber, The National Museum or The Museum of the Second World War. On the other hand, the night-life is a domain of Sopot that is the most famous Polish seaside resort city. If you are interested in clubbing, music and entertainment you should definitely visit Sopot in the evening time. If you are interested in spending free time exploring Tricity, you can find more detailed information about the most interesting places in the guide provided on the local news website: www.guide.trojmiasto.pl

The climate in the northern Poland is mainly mild warm and dry in summer. The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Gdynia in June is 11.4°C (52.5°F). The average high temperature in June is 20.4°C (68.7°F).
Travel information
Gdynia is well connected with the airport, highway system and railway network. There are some convenient options of travel available.
By plane
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (IATA: GDN, ICAO: EPGD) is an international airport located near Gdynia, about 25 km by road. www.airport.gdansk.pl
From the Airport
by taxi:
A taxi from the airport costs about 120 PLN (Polish zloties), i.e. approximately 30 EUR. It is the easiest and quickest way to reach the university or your hotel. The taxi rank is situated in front of the main entrance to the passenger terminal. Make sure that the taxi driver can confirm the price before you start the journey.
by suburban train:
When arriving to Gdansk airport look for the train to Gdynia Główna (Gdynia Central Railway Station). You may look at www.portalpasazera.pl/en. One ticket costs about 2 EUR.
From the Railway Station in Gdynia
by taxi:
A taxi from the Gdynia Central Railway Station costs about 20 PLN (Polish zloties), i.e. approximately 5 EUR to the University and to all hotels. The taxi rank is situated aside the railway station.
The following hotels are situated very near the workshop venue and are very convenient and comfortable:
1. Hotel MERCURE Gdynia www.all.accor.com/hotel/3417/index.en.shtml
2. Courtyard by Marriott www.courtyardgdynia.com.pl/

However, number of rooms in Hotel MERCURE are preliminary reserved for ISSW participants. The discount is offered upon keyword „ISSW 2020”. The price includes breakfast, sauna and a swimming pool.
Please note that the discounted booking has to be made only via e-mail H3417-RE1@accor.com or phone +48 58 666 29 10. The deadline for the discounted price reservation is 15.04.2020 then the regular offer will be available.

A low budget accommodation for students might be available upon request.
Sponsors and parners

the TK Foundation

Gdansk University of Technology

TOP Korab (The Society of Polish Naval Architects and Marine Engineers KORAB)

Waterborne Transport Innovation (non-profit foundation)
Longer stay options
The Pomerania region is found very attractive for tourists both seeking nature experience and cultural impression. Besides the historical city of Gdansk that is located nearby Gdynia there are several breathtaking places, the two listed below among them.

Elblag Canal
If you plan to stay longer in the vicinity of Gdynia, it is worth to visit Elblag Canal which is a unique in the whole world monument of hydro-engineering, recognized as a historical construction and one of the 7 wonders of Poland. Detail information you can fund here: www.toursingdansk.pl/oferty,elblag-canal-tour.html. It is recommended to book your ticket in advance.

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
Another inspiring way of spending free time during your stay is visiting Malbork Castle, one of the greatest monuments in Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During a tour with can be book via web site www.toursingdansk.pl/oferty,malbork-castle-tour.html you can learn about the history of the Teutonic Order and explore the largest brick gothic castle in the world.

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