Proceedings of the International Naval Engineering Conference & Exhibition (INEC)

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Proceedings of the International Naval Engineering Conference & Exhibition (INEC)

ISSN 2515-818X (Online)

The International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC) is the foremost professional event in the naval engineer's calendar.

The 14th INEC "Inspiring Naval Engineering" took place on Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 October 2018 at the Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow, UK.

Who Attends INEC?

  • INEC's attendance from government includes key stakeholders from navies and naval procurement officials from over 10 countries at all levels between Lieutenant and Vice Admiral 
  • Commercial attendance includes a range of companies from prime contractors to SMEs from over 15 countries
  • High percentage of senior level job functions in attendance including Directors, VPs, Chiefs and Heads of Naval Engineering
  • Overall representation from navies, commercial and military ship operators, designers and shipbuilders, classification societies, machinery and equipment manufacturers, universities and other defence related organisations



  • New and disruptive technologies
  • Maintenance-free ships
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Energy transition, energy storage and recovery
  • Knowledge transfer: oil and gas, cruise
  • Future weapons and novel materials
  • Innovation and bio technology
  • Computation and data analytics


  • Current and future operations, incorporating special forces
  • Economics and global trends
  • Damage control, signature control and survivability
  • IMO/environmental compliance
  • Design, build, maintenance and repair
  • Shallow water and arctic/polar operations


  • Legislation, regulation and standard
  • De-risking, tests and trials, commissioning
  • Off-board systems, launch and recovery
  • Ship and submarine design, modularity and mission bays
  • Propulsion and auxiliary equipment, systems and architectures
  • Weapon, sensor and aviation systems and integration
  • Modelling and simulation


  • Autonomous vehicles and systems
  • Cyber security
  • Robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomy
  • Human factors
  • Control and optimisation of power generation, propulsion and auxiliaries
  • Real time control algorithms, information and knowledge management


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