CALL FOR PAPERS: Safety and Regulations for European Unmanned Maritime Systems (SARUMS)

January 10, 2014 - via European Defence Agency


Safety and Regulations for European Unmanned Maritime Systems (SARUMS)

March 26, 2014 - March 27, 2014 European Defence Agency (EDA), Brussels - See more at:

Exploring Safe Design and Operations for the European Unmanned Maritime Systems

March 26/27 2014

European Defence Agency, Brussels

The workshop will be a major forum focusing on the discussion of latest developments and on the exchange of recent experiences in the field of safety of Unmanned Maritime Systems. The workshop is the will bring together end users and various stakeholders from industry, research institutes and governmental organizations.

The workshop is supported by European Defence Agency and SARUMS working group whose aim is to provide European navies with a best practice framework for the handling, operations, design and regulations of Unmanned Maritime Systems. The contributions to the workshop will be taken into account in the work of the SARUMS group.
The workshop covers three main topics relevant to both military and civilian Unmanned Maritime Systems:

  1. 1.UMS legislation, assurance, liability –Applicable rules, regulations (COLREG), experience and best practice
  2. 2.UMS safety related to operation –Systems, procedures, experience to achieve safe operations
  3. 3.UMS safety related to design –Systems, products, technology, research needed to accomplish safe unmanned systems

For further information or questions please contact:
Jari Hartikainen, UMS Programme Manager
Magnus Örnfelt, Chairman SARUMS

Contributions to the Workshop
Prospective speakers are invited to submit an abstract of approximately 150 words by email to no later than 28 February 2014. Please include also the contact information of the speaker (name, position, affiliation, email and telephone number).

The speakers will be informed about the acceptance of their proposals no later than 7 March 2014. A formal paper is not required but the presentation should be supplied digitally in advance so it can be distributed to the attendees in the beginning of the workshop.

Practical Arrangements:
The workshop will take place in EDA, Rue des Drapiers 17-23, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. There is no registration fee but attendees are to arrange their own travel and hotel

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