The IPC has invited the following international experts for presenting in the plenary lectures the recent results on the main topics of the conference:

E. Bovio, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Italy
“Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Scientific and Naval Operations”

K. Hasegawa, Osaka University, Japan
“On Some Recent Next Generation’s Marine Traffic Systems in Japan

D. Nascetti, Italian Navy, Italy
Italian Navy Trends in Automation of Ship Controls

A. J. Sørensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
“Structural Issues in the Design of Marine Control Systems”

R. Stephens, ALSTOM Power Conversion, UK
“Aspects of industrial Dynamic Positioning: Reality-tolerant Control”

E. Zivi, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, USA
“Design of Robust Shipboard Power Automation Systems”