Call for Papers, MIC 6th Special Issue on Offshore Mechatronics

The SFI Offshore Mechatronics is organising its annual conference on June 20-21, 2023. In connection with this conference the journal MIC will organise the 6th special edition on offshore technology within the fields of Modeling, Identification and Control.

The fields of primary emphasis by MIC are:
• Modeling: General methodology of modeling including choice of structure, model reduction, numerical aspects, systems for computer aided modeling, etc.
• Identification: General methodology including system structure, identifiability, convergence, numerical aspects, systems for computer aided identification, etc.
• Control: General methodology including system specification, derivation of control strategies, analysis of system properties such as stability, sensitivity, etc.
• Applications: Demonstration, by simulations or experiments, of applications of theory within the above fields to engineering, biological, economic, ecological, social, geophysical, agricultural systems and others.

All papers published in MIC are peer-reviewed. All papers will receive a permanent DOI number and a printed edition will be handed out at the conference. MIC counts as publication level 1 in Norway.

Guest editors in this edition are Daniel Hagen (former PhD fellow in SFI Offshore Mechatronics) and Asle Pedersen (SFI Offshore Mechatronics).

Submit papers to: asle.pedersen@uia.no, daniel.hagen@uia.no with a cc to: editor@mic-journal.no. If you intend to submit, please let us know as soon as possible with a short description of the topic. This will be helpful in the planning of the review process. The submission deadline is April 21, 2023. Manuscripts must be prepared using the MIC template available at http://www.mic-journal.no/micauthors.asp

Webinar Series

We are starting up a new series of our webinars. The topic this time is software and tools for modeling and simulation and the scope is methods and approaches to cross-domain and cross-tool simulations.

The webinars should be of interest to modeling & simulation (M&S) professionals as well as software teams supporting M&S based services. The webinars are open and anyone can join!

We have scheduled three webinars in November and December:

17. November Marine applications of co-simulationGlenn Tørå, cDynamics
01. DecemberDTASM: A portable and sandboxed package format for executable simulation modulesMoritz Allmaras & Harald Held, Siemens Energy
15. December
Postponed to 2023. New date will follow.
Interoperability and running FMUs with special constraintsThomas Haraldsen Evang, Kongsberg Maritime

All the webinars are short 30-min presentations and scheduled from 13:45-14.15. The webinars are hosted on Teams (we use the same Teams link for every webinar).

We intend to follow up with more webinars in 2023. If you have suggestions for topics and speakers reach out to Asle.Pedersen@uia.no.

General Assembly 2022

The SFI Offshore Mechatronics General Assembly will take place on November 10. 13.00-14.00. The meeting will be hosted at UiA, Campus Kristiansand, Meetingroom A7 001.

The General Assembly is a closed, partner only meeting. The partners should have received an e-mail calendar invite. If you are a partner and did not receive the invitation get in touch with asle.pedersen@uia.no.

Upcoming PhD defences

WP1.5 Søren Ketelsen, Aug. 30

The title of the thesis is “Efficient Actuation of Load Carrying Applications by Electro-Hydraulic Compact Drives”.

The work has been part of WP1.5. More details and information on how to participate is avaliable here.

WP3.6 Dipendra Subedi, Sept. 13

The title of the thesis is “Modeling and Control of Flexible Link Manipulators”.

The work has been part of WP3.6. More details and information on how to participate is avaliable here.

Upcoming PhD defences

WP4.3 Gaute Fotland, June 17th

The title of the thesis is “Effects of Time Integration and Constraint Methods for Cable Simulations using ALE-ANCF Elements regarding Real-Time Analysis” and the title of the trial lecture is “Inverse methods: load estimation using digital twin simulations”.

The work has been part of WP4.3. More details and information on how to participate is avaliable here.

WP5.3 Shaun Falconer, June 28th

The title of the thesis is “Condition monitoring of fibre ropes using machine learning”.

The work has been part of WP 5.3. More details and information on how to participate is available here.

Upcoming reference group meetings

The reference group meetings are a great opportunity to disseminate results, to participate in discussions and to get valuable feedback from an industrial perspective. The reference group meetings are internal and exclusive to the industry partners.

Upcoming meetings:

WP5: 16. June, hosted digital
WP6: 23. June, hosted digital (postponed to 6. September)

The reference group members are invited via the groups in ProjectPlace. Remember to share internally in your organisation in case other people not on the list should join.

Webinar (17/3): Digital teknologi muliggjør nye og bedre forretningsmodeller

"Business Model Concept" by Alex Osterwalder is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

(The webinar will be in Norwegian language)

GCE NODE og SFI Offshore Mechatronics inviterer til å lære mer om hvordan bedrifter kan lykkes med å bevege seg videre fra tradisjonelle produktorienterte forretningsmodeller.

Påmelding til webinaret gjøres her.

Program (17.mars)

12:00
Velkommen

12:05 
Hva kjennetegner transformasjon fra tradisjonelle produktorienterte forretningsmodeller til mer tjeneste- og ytelsesorienterte forretningsmodeller?
Hvordan må virksomheter endre interne virksomhetsprosesser, samt deres organisasjonsstruktur og -kultur for å lykkes med overgangen?
Presenteres av Handelshøyskolen ved Universitetet i Agder , Professor Tor Helge Aas

12:25
Hvordan kan aktører i tradisjonell industri oppnå legitimitet i sine økosystemer når de lanserer nye tjenesteorienterte forretningsmodeller og smarte tjenester?
Presenteres av Handelshøyskolen ved Universitetet i Agder , PhD Stipendiat, Marius Trandheim Kristiansen

12:45
Spørsmål og diskusjon

13:00
Avslutning

Tor Helge Aas er professor på Handelshøyskolen ved Universitetet i Agder og forsker I ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS. Han har en doktorgrad i strategi og ledelse fra Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH) og forsker på innovasjonsledelse, med et spesielt fokus på de organisatoriske effektene av innovasjon, innovasjonsprosesser og -kapabiliteter, innovasjonssamarbeid og styring av innovasjonsaktiviteter. Marius Trandheim Kristiansen er stipendiat ved Universitetet i Agder, og han arbeider med oppgaven “Digital Technologies enabling Business Model Innovation in Manufacturing” som en del av arbeidspakke 7 i SFI Offshore Mechatronics.

Registration Annual Conference 2022

We are very pleased to invite you to the annual conference 2022. The conference will take place in Aalborg on the 19th and 20th of May. The venue of the conference is Aalborg University.

We are looking forward to visit Aalborg University and to explore infrastructure, equipment and experiments in particular related to Work Package 1. This is also an opportunity to be introduced to other relevant research initiatives at AAU Department of Energy Technology and The Fluid Power & Mechatronic Systems group.

The registration is open here. Register as soon as possible and before April 1st.

Travel and accommodation

We have reserved rooms at at “Slotshotellet” (https://slotshotellet.dk). Use booking code 12014286 when you book the room.

Group traveling from Kristiansand

19/5

Bus/group transport to Kristiansand from Grimstad

8.30 Departure Kristiansand (Fjordline)

10.45 Arrival Hirtshals. Bus to AAU

20/5

19.00 Departure bus to Hirtshals

19.45 Arrival Hirtshals

20.45 Departure with Color-Line ferry

23.59 Arrival Kristiansand and bus/group transport to Grimstad

For those joining the Agder group (via the conference registration form), we will get in touch shortly regarding booking arrangements for the ferry.

Our partners from Trondheim and elsewhere in Norway are welcome to arrive in Kristiansand the evening before and join the Agder group across with the ferry to Hirtshals, Denmark in the morning on the 19/5. On the return there are some options to fly out from Aalborg airport. For the rest of the partners we hope you are able to find an travel itinerary which fits with the schedule.

Please get in touch with Asle.Pedersen@uia.no to discuss any itinerary challenges or if your itinerary require late arrival or early departure.

Preliminary program (subject to change)

Thursday 19/5 
  
11.45 – 12:45Registration and Lunch/Sandwich at AAU
12:45 – 13:00Welcome, Introduction and Awards
13:00 – 13:45Recent trends in Mechatronics R&D (speaker tbc)
14:00 – 14:20WP1 Drives: Summary of Completed Projects (TOA)
14:20 – 14:40WP1.6 (Wei Zhao)
14:40 – 15:00WP1.7 (Thomas Farsakoglou)
15:00 – 15:20Coffee break
15:20 – 15:40WP5 Monitoring Techniques: Summary of Completed Projects (RS)
15:40 – 16:00WP5.6 (PostDoc Vignesh V. Shanbhag)
16:00 – 16:20WP6 Data Analytics, IT Integration and Big Data. Summary of Completed Projects (BB)
16:20 – 16:40WP6.2 Emilio Ruiz
16:40 – 17:00WP6.3 Kevin Roy
17:00 – 17:15Break
17:15 – 18:00Keynote 2 Tom Fidjeland:  Industrial Challenges
18:00 – 18:30WP1,5,6 Panel Discussion (Stronger collaboration and future directions)
  
18:30Transport to hotel and check-in
19:30-22:00Conference Dinner
  
  
Friday 20/5 
  
09:00 – 09:20WP2 Motion Compensation & WP4 Modeling and Simulation: Summary of Completed Projects (OE)
09:20 – 09:50WP2.6 (Philipp Schubert)
09:50 – 10:10WP2.7 (Hans Kristian Holen)
10:10 – 10:20Coffee break
10:20 – 10:40WP4.5 (PostDoc Savin Viswanathan)
10:45 – 11:45Poster session ( All WPX.Ys)
11:45 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 12:50WP3 Robotics and Autonomy: Summary of Completed Projects (JZ)
12:50 – 13:10WP3.6 (Dipendra Subedi)
13:10 – 13:30WP2,3,4 Panel Discussion
13:30 – 14:00Keynote (tbc)
14:00 – 15:45Visit to labs
15:45 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30Brainstorming and break-out sessions
17:30 – 18:00Plenum presentations, discussion
18:00 – 18:30Summary & Wrap up
19:00Transport to Hirtshals

Upcoming reference group meetings

The reference group meetings are a great opportunity to disseminate results, to participate in discussions and to get valuable feedback from an industrial perspective. The reference group meetings are internal and exclusive to the industry partners.

Upcoming meetings:

WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP7 have scheduled a joint reference group meeting on March 17 from 13-15. The meeting will take place digitally. The reference group meeting will start shortly after the scheduled webinar on digital technology enabling new business models (in Norwegian language).

WP5 have scheduled the following reference group meetings (17. Feb.), 16. Jun., 20. Oct.

WP1 and WP6 have scheduled reference group meetings in June. Invitations will follow.

The reference group members are invited via the groups in ProjectPlace. Remember to share internally in your organisation in case other people not on the list should join.