ASSOPO '80 Set For June 16-18 In Trondheim —Program Available

An International S y m p o s i um on "Automation for Safety in Shipping and Offshore Petroleum Operations" (ASSOPO '80) is scheduled to be held in Trondheim, Norway, June 16-18, 1980.

The symposium was organized by the Norwegian Society for Automatic Control, jointly sponsored sponsored by IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and IF AC (International Federation of Automatic Control).

It will present the state of the art and potential future developments of automation as a tool for improving safety in shipping and offshore petroleum operations.

About 75 papers from 10 countries will be presented during the three-day meeting.

Among topics to be covered are: Instrumentation; Control Systems; Monitoring and Alarm Systems; Navigation and Traffic Surveillance; Risk, Safety and R e l i a b i l i t y ; Man-Machine Systems ; Simulators for Training; and Maintenance Systems.

This symposium is a successor of five previously held Symposia on Automation of Maritime Operations.

About 400 experts from nations active within this field are expected to attend.

The Program Committee has r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s from England, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and the USA.

Registration deadline is March 15, 1980. Registrations are accepted, with an increased fee, until May 1980.

For a copy of the Preliminary Program and registration details, write ASSOPO '80, SINTEF, Automatic Control Division, N-7034 Trondheim-NTH, Norway.

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