Register before April 1st !!

The registration closes April 1st. The conference is open to all partners in the consortium. Please register your attendance as soon as possible.

We have booked a group travel for the group traveling from Grimstad/Kristiansand. Attendees traveling from Trondheim or other parts of Norway are also welcome to join the Agder group. The tickets for the transportation including tickets for the ferry will be booked as a group (those of you who have checked off this option in the registration form will receive some more details next week).

Please note that everyone attending must book and pay for their own accomodation. Rooms are reserved at “Slotshotellet” ( Use booking code 12014286 when you book the room.

Get in touch with Asle Pedersen ( in case you have questions.

Final version of the programme:

  SFI-OM Annual Conference 2022
Thursday 19/5 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 
11.45 – 12:45Registration and Lunch/Sandwich at AAU
12:45 – 13:00Welcome, Introduction
13:00 – 13:40Keynote 1, Smart Renewable Energy Systems and a fully Decarbonized Society:
Professor Henrik Lund, Department of Planning, AAU
13:40 – 14:00WP1 Drives: Summary of Completed Projects:
Torben Ole Andersen, AAU and Morten Kjeld Ebbesen, UiA.
14:00 – 14:20WP1.6 Energy Efficient Offshore Hydraulic Systems with focus on linear Actuation:
Wei Zhao
14:20 – 14:40WP1.7 Energy Efficient Offshore Hydraulic Systems with focus on rotary Actuation: Thomas Farsakoglou
14:40 – 15:00Coffee break
15:00 – 15:20WP5 Monitoring Techniques:
Summary of Completed Projects: Rune Schlanbusch, NORCE
15:20 – 15:40WP5.4 Condition-based lifetime prediction as result of calculated component loads: Mohamed Yousri
15:40 – 16:00WP5.6 Acoustic emission testing of hydraulic cylinders:
Dr. Vignesh V. Shanbhag
16:00 – 16:20WP6 Data Analytics, IT Integration and Big Data.
Summary of Completed Projects: Baltasar Beferull Lozano, UiA
16:20 – 16:40WP6.2 Novel methods for context-aware data reduction of multiple dependent time-series: Emilio Ruiz
16:40 – 17:00WP6.3 Design of soft-sensors based on novel context-aware data fusion techniques: Kevin Roy
17:00 – 17:15Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:00Keynote2, Industrial Challenges:
Chair of the board, SFI Offshore Mechatronics, Tom Fidjeland, CEO, GCE Node
18:00 – 18:30Day 1 WP Plenary Discussion:
Future directions and continued collaboration
18:40Transport to hotel and check-in
19:45-22:15Conference dinner: Mortens Kro (Dress code: Casual/business)
Friday 20/5 
08:15 Transport Hotel – AAU Campus
09:00 – 09:30WP2 Motion Compensation & WP4 Modeling and Simulation: Summary of Completed Projects: Olav Egeland, NTNU
09:30 – 09:50WP2.6 Real-Time Teleoperation and Model-based Control of Cranes with Loads:
Philipp Schubert
09:50 – 10:10Coffee break
10:10 – 10:20WP4.5 Modeling and simulation of the motion of ships, cranes and drilling systems in waves: Dr. Savin Viswanathan
10:20 – 10:50WP3 Robotics and Autonomy: Summary of Completed Projects: Jing Zhou, UiA
10:50 – 11:00WP3.6 Instrumentation and real-time control of long-reach, light-weight arm intended for use offshore: Dipendra Subedi
11:00 – 11:20WP3.9 Sensor fusion for perception, collision avoidance and navigation towards autonomous systems: Jose Amendola
11:20 – 11:50Day 2 WP Panel Discussion
11:50 –13:30Lunch (from 12.30: poster session)
13:30 – 14:00Keynote3: Research at AAU Energy, Esbjerg: Associate Professor Mohsen N. Soltani
14:00 – 15:45Visit to laboratories, AAU Energy
15:45 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30Brainstorming in break-out sessions
17:30 – 18:00Plenum presentations and discussion
18:30End of Annual Conference 2022
18:45Departure (with sandwich)

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