Call For Papers For Symposium On National Shipbuilding Research

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Ship Production Symposium, which will be held September 13-15, 1989, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Crystal City, Washington, D.C., is soliciting unclassified abstracts and papers on a wide range of topics related to advanced shipbuilding procedures.

The symposium provides a forum for technologists, potential users (commercial, industrial and military), and concerned others to exchange and discuss new ideas in the field of advanced shipbuilding procedures.

The theme of this symposium is "Advancing the Integration of Ship Design, Production and Repair." Papers are being solicited which present the results of research or practices that advance the art/ science of ship design, production and repair processes. Topical areas may include: New Build Strategies for Ship Production, Innovative Design Methodologies, Ship Production Operations and Economics, Application of Emerging Technologies, Shipyard Management Innovations, and any other areas that result in increased quality,improved productivity or reduced cost.

Twenty-four papers are planned to be presented during the threeday symposium, which is being sponsored by the Ship Production Committee and hosted by the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

The deadline for submitting abstracts, which should be no more than 500 words, is February 28, 1989. Abstracts should include paper title, principal author, organization, address and telephone number.

Notice of acceptance will be issued on March 31, 1989, with final manuscript due June 15, 1989.

Abstracts should be sent to Robert W. Schaffran, Head, Manufacturing Systems Division (Code 185), David Taylor Research Center, Bethesda, Md. 20084-5000.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Feb 1989

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