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[Conf. excursion]
Conference date: November 25 - 26, 2021   (Note: Conference excursion will be arranged on November 27)


Call for papers

This conference is organized as joint event of the 3rd  COTech (Computational Methods & Ocean Technology) and OGTech (Oil and Gas Technology) to provide a platform for academics and professionals working within Computational Methods,  Ocean Technology and Oil & Gas Technologies to come together, present their recent works in the area, exchange ideas, and establish professional networks. It will serve as a forum for a multidisciplinary research and brings together Norwegian and invited foreign researchers to enable them exchange their research experience and dessiminate their results within the field.  

Topics for presentation on the conference and publication include, but are not limited to, the following research and application areas.

1. Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy
Topic coordinators
   Assoc. Prof. Charlotte Obhrai (charlotte.obhrai@uis.no
   Assoc. Prof. Knut Erik Giljarhus (knut.e.giljarhus@uis.no)

      Wind field measurements and modelling 
      -  Wind effects on long-span bridges and other 
       civil engineering structures
    - Wind turbine loads and wind energy production
    - Wind and wave action on floating bridges and 
       offshore wind turbines 
    - Computational wind engineering

       -  Structural health monitoring of wind 
       sensitive structures

2. Advanced Computational Methods & Applications  in Marine, Subsea and Offshore Technology
Topic coordinators
    Prof. Yihan Xing
    Dr. Guang Yin (guang.yin@uis.no)

          - Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Dynamic simulation of complex machinery systems 
        for marine, subsea and offshore applications

      - Fluid-structure interaction
     - Marine technology and operations
     - Subsea engineering
     - Ocean renewable energy converters

  3. Computational mechanics, Structural Integrity 
      and Design Optimization

    Topic coordinators
    Prof. Dimitrios Pavlou
    Prof. Sudath C. Siriwardane 
                         (sasc.siriwardane@uis.no) and
Dr Tiago J. F. Marques Ferradosa, University of Porto

- Computational fracture mechanics
   - Fatigue and Fatigue-Corrosion interaction
   - Structural Health Monitoring
   - Structural Dynamics
   - Computational Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 
      (FEM, BEM, FVM)
   -  Multi-body dynamics
   -  Numerical analysis of FRP materials
   -  Mechanical system modelling and simulation
   -  Modelling and analysis of additive manufactured parts
   - Topology optimization, design for additive
   - Modelling and analysis of discrete  event systems
   - Energy convertors (Wind Turbines, Wave Energy
     Convertors, ...)
Steel Structures,
   - Offshore Structure Foundations,
   - Scour and Scour Protection,
   - Erosion, Hydraulics,
   - Ports & Coasts

4. Structural Integrity Management and Life Extension of Structures
    Topic coordinators: 
    Adj. Prof. Gerhard Ersdal  
(gerhard.ersdal@uis.no or
                                       Gerhard.ersdal@ptil.no) and
    Assoc. Prof. Yanyan Sha (yanyan.sha@uis.no)  

  • Structural integrity management 
    Developments in major hazard-based integrity
      - Structural health monitoring & sensor technologies
      - Structural degradation and damage, including 
        case studies

    - Methods for non-destructive detection of damage
        and degradation in structures, particularly ROV,  
        AUV and robot-based methods

      - Methods for evaluating damage and degradation 
        in structures

      - Inspection planning, including probabilistic and 
        risk methods
  • Loads and load changes to structures, including case studies
    Developments in wave loading on offshore

    - Monitoring methods for determining loads on 
      existing structures
  • Life-extension of offshore structures and remaining life predictions
    - Strength of degraded and damaged structural
    - Nonlinear structural analysis for assessment of
      degraded existing structures
    - Fatigue and fracture mechanics assessment of
      existing structures (prediction of remaining 
      fatigue life)
    - Evaluation of corrosion damage and corrosion

    - Fatigue-Corrosion interaction
    - Structural reliability methods for evaluating and
      assessing safety of degraded existing structures
  • Repair, retrofitting and strengthening of existing structures, including:
    - Fatigue life enhancement methods
    - Fatigue crack repair methods
    - Composites, adhesives and resins repair
    - Larger scale repair and strengthening methods
    - Repairs of corrosion protection systems
    - Developments in ROV, AUV and robot-based repair methods

5. Cold Climate Region Technology
    Topic coordinator
    Prof. Ove Tobias Gudmestad (

     - Changes in the physical environment of 
        the cold climate region
      - Concerns for the clean environment, 
        including oil spill contingency

Safety for personnel 
- Technical challenges for cold climate 
       ship operations
      - Technical challenges for cold climate 
       facility development

6. Energy Resources Development in the Arctic  
    Topic coordinators: 
     Prof. Anatoly Zolotukhin
(anatoly.zolotukhin@gmail.com) and
    Prof. Alexander Ermakov (alexanderie@yandex.ru
    -     Conceptual and technical solutions for the Oil and 
      Gas field development
   -  Transport and logistics, industrial and 
       environmental safety issues
    -  Development of hydrocarbon resources
    Alternative resources development  
   - Issues of international standardization of oil and gas
        production in Arctic fields  

  7. Technologies in the Upstream Sector in Oil- and Gas Industry with Emphasis on the High North
  Topic coordinator
Tor H. Hemmingsen (tor.hemmingsen@uis.no)

    - Pipeline transport of hydrocarbons
- Sour and sweet corrosion
   - Corrosion inhibition
   - Scale inhibtion
   - Hydrate prevention
   - Wax and asphaltene treatment

8. Smart Operations and Maintenance
  Topic coordinator
   Assoc. Prof.
Idriss El-thalji (idriss.el-thalji@uis.no

  - Reliability and Maintenance predictions, 
    e.g. Weibull analysis

  - Diagnosis and Prognosis computations Spare 
    parts evaluation and prediction

   - Machine learning for Predictive Maintenance

   - Simulation modelling of maintenance policies

  - Model-based systems engineering for Predictive
     Maintenance ready-equipment.

   - Digital twin simulations

   - Inspection robots (Movable robots, e.g. drone, ROVs)

  - Maintenance analysis for unmanned installations

9. Industry Events

Special events for local industries will be arranged in any of the following forms.

1. Researchers and development engineers can submit regular scientific articles for review

2. Relevant engineering companies can present their achievements, good practices, new product ideas and the like in relevant sessions. This option does not need to go through regular review process and will not be published.

3. Sponsorship with stand: we can arrange sponsors corner outside the conference hall.

If you are interested to participate in any of the above options, please contact the conference chair at Hirpa.g.lemu@uis.no or any of the topic area coordinators.






Important dates:
-   Submission of abstracts:
Junly 15, 2021 (optional)

- Submission of full manuscript 
(max. 10 pages):
  Aug. 31, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

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- Completion of review:
 Sept. 30, 20

Resubmission of revised manuscript: 
Oct. 15, 20

Registration deadline:
  Oct. 20, 2021  

(Please click here to register)

Conference date:
Nov. 25 - 26, 2021

Excursions: Nov. 27
Conference participants have the option to participat on a Fjord Cruise to Lysefjorden

Special issue publications of extended versions will be consider by the following journals

1. Journal of Maritime Engineering