Special Issue "Advances in Safety, Security and Cybersecurity of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 7049
Interests: marine systems; safety; sustainability; digital; twins; autonomous ships
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Interests: autonomous ships; intelligent ship control; intelligent decision-making system; ship maneuvering; automatic ship berthing; collision avoidance systems; maritime industry digitalization
Interests: autonomous ships; safety; marine systems; cybersecurity; ship propulsion systems
Interests: safety and systems engineering; risk analysis; maritime safety; winter navigation; autonomous ships
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering: Data/Knowledge-Driven Behaviour Analysis for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships—2nd Edition
Special Issue in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering: Research and Evaluation of Ship Collision Risk
The development of autonomous and unmanned ships is expected to respond to the shipping industry and society needs pertinent to the sustainability of shipping operations, resilience of the supply chain, as well as lack of skillful crew in the medium to long term. The recent upsurge of initiatives worldwide toward the development of autonomous and unmanned ships has resulted in an explosion of advances, key enabling technologies, approaches, and tools leading to the building of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) prototypes. Next-generation autonomous shipping ecosystems are expected to be of multidisciplinary sociotechnical nature, bearing increasing complexity, while rendering the interactions and interrelations between the involved subsystems/components unpredictable. This introduces new challenges for the design and operation of next-generation MASS, especially pertinent to their safety, security, and cybersecurity, as well as the regulatory and legal frameworks.
This Special Issue aims to compile the most contemporary concepts, novel and advanced methods, techniques, methodologies, and tools to address the challenges the field of the safety, security, and cybersecurity for maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS). Contributions are expected in the following indicative topics for MASS: safety, cybersecurity, security, regulatory framework, legal jurisdiction, human-machine interactions, training framework, verification and validation, risk, reliability and maintainability, modelling and digital twins, design, and operation.
This Special Issue aims to provide a stimulus for scientists, researchers, and professionals as well as to drive and further develop the current and future research and innovation activities in the areas of safety, security, and cybersecurity for next-generation MASS.
Prof. Dr. Gerasimos Theotokatos
Dr. Yaseen Adnan Ahmed
Dr. Victor Bolbot
Dr. Osiris Valdez Banda
Manuscript Submission Information
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- maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS)
- safety, security, and cybersecurity
- novel methods and tools
- regulatory framework
- legal jurisdiction
- human-machine interactions
- training framework
- verification and validation
- reliability and maintainability
- modeling and digital twins
- design and operation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Autonomous Ship Models in Ice for Technology Assurance and Education
Authors: V. Bolbot; A. Sandru; T. Saarniniemi; J.H. Freter; O. Puolakka; K. Pentti; V. Arto; O. Valdez Banda
Affiliation: Aalto University
Abstract: Autonomous ships constitute a novel paradigm in the maritime industry aiming at reducing operational costs, increasing operability, reducing environmental footprint, and enhancing safety. Several prototypes have been developed, but their use is mostly restricted in national waters or military applications. One of the largest obstacles to the wide-scale autonomous ship’s adoption is the uncertainty in the collision avoidance performance and the relevant technologies. Direct testing of these technologies on large-scale vessels can be prohibitively expensive and thus small-scale testing can be considered a way to facilitate autonomous ship’s introduction. The paper aims to investigate how maritime researchers and industry are currently using small autonomous models and to identify ways in which autonomous models can support the introduction of autonomous technologies on a larger scale in icy conditions. The description concentrates on the autonomous model of an icebreaker developed at Aalto and its existing and under-development functionalities. In the follow-up sections considering the safety, cybersecurity, and other challenges of autonomous ships, also in the case of the arctic and icy environment, recommendations are made for a more effective use of ship models for safety and cybersecurity assurance and education. Keywords: Autonomous ships, ship models, ice, safety, cybersecurity