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4th of May, 2016

University College of Southeast Norway, Research Park, Campus Vestfold, Norway

Industrial and technological revolution as witnessed in recent decades has demonstrated increased automation and engineering advancement – the ways humans interact with their environment have dramatically changed when compared with three decades before. New technologies, automated devices, and computerized systems have improved the overall productivity and efficiency of systems; nevertheless, have also brought new challenges to individuals as well as to teams. Unpredictable dynamics of economy, organizations, and complex systems calls for a paradigm shift in both training and assessment of modern systems. Maritime operations – which play a significant role in the Norwegian economy – involve complex challenges faced by the seafarers. The operations in maritime and offshore process industries require training facilities aimed at delivering risk-free training environments as well as repeatable safe training scenarios. There is a need for cooperation and mutual understanding between the academia/researchers and practitioners. This workshop is aimed at resolving the foregoing challenge. It is expected that discussions on these topics, during the workshop, will lead to possible solutions to existing challenges and highlight recent challenges in relevant domains.

The expected outcomes are (but not limited to):

  • • The need of new approaches towards Training and Assessment
  • • Cooperation between academia/researchers and practitioners/industries
  • • Lectures by leading experts in order to gain insight into current solutions
    • New Paradigms in Training Methods
    • Challenges and solutions in evaluation of Training
    • Gap between current training practices and tasks handled by seafarers/operators
  • • Development of new programs and projects aiming at safer/efficient maritime operations
  • • Collaboration and cooperation among participants

The experts are invited from prestigious institutions (Politecnico di Milano from Italy, World Maritime University from Sweden, Kongsberg Maritime from Norway, Liverpool John Moores University from United Kingdom and Department of Maritime Technology, Management and Innovation, HSN). Representatives from Aalesund University College, University of Oslo and other institutions, as well as from industries (Simsea, BW Gass, DNV and Hucon Global) will enable a long-term collaboration on relevant topics. The theme of the workshops falls under the rubric of the MARKOM 2020.

Participation is free of charge. Looking forward to meeting you in May.


Salman Nazir,
Head of Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG)
University College of Southeast Norway

Location for the workshop: Research Park (behind the main building), Bakkenteigen, Campus Vestfold

Please forward your registration (by email) for workshop before 01 of May to:

Please download the PDF document to see the full Invitation to 3rd International Workshop 4th May 2016 and the Speakers’ Profile

You may also want to download the Program for 3rd International Workshop 4th May 2016