Call For Papers For Conference On Advanced Marine Systems

The Intersociety Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference and Exhibit, which will be held June 5-8, 1989 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, Washington, D.C., is soliciting unclassified abstracts and papers on a wide range of topics related to advanced marine systems.

The conference and exhibit provides a forum for technologists, potential commercial and industrial users, military planners, regulators and operators to exchange and discuss new ideas in the field of advanced marine systems.

Papers are being solicited for the following topics: mission and application scenarios; advanced monohull systems; air cushion systems, SWATH vehicles; seaplanes; subsurface vehicles and ROVs; wing-inground- effect vehicles; hydrofoils; surface effect ships; planing hulls; hybrid and nonconventional craft; competition marine craft; multi-hull craft; design methodologies; sea- based space launch systems; AMV testing facilities and techniques; atsea launch and recovery techniques; institutional and regulatory issues; and AMV operations and economics.

One session will be devoted to a student paper competition. Prizes of $200, $100 and $50 will be awarded for first, second and third place. There will also be a poster session for brief project reports and a film video viewing of the latest operations and testing.

Some of the major societies involved in the conference include: The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; the American Society of Naval Engineers; the U.S.

Hovercraft Society; the Wingship Society; and the Canadian Air Cushion Technology Society.

The deadline for submitting abstracts, which should be between 200-400 words, is October 29, 1988.

Abstracts should include paper title, principle author, organization, address and telephone number. Notice of acceptance will be issued on November 30, 1988, with final manuscript due March 17, 1989.

Abstracts should be sent to: H.

Weiland, Intersociety Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, Conference Committee, P.O. Box 1071, Mercer Island, Wash. 98040.

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