SMI Forum 2022: Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence: Sparking the Maritime Sector

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The SMI Forum 2022 shines the spotlight on research and development (R&D) in harnessing the power of data, digitalisation and artificial intelligence (AI) to make new business insights, better informed decisions, and drive efficiencies for the shipping and port sectors.

The accelerated pace of digitalisation is rapidly transforming the maritime landscape, with more and more shipping and port operations embracing state-of-the-art digital platforms and solutions. What is the global landscape and use cases in the applications of digitalisation and AI? How can novel applications in other industries be translated to our maritime sector? What are our researchers in the maritime R&D ecosystem working on? These are some of the thought provoking issues that will be presented, discussed and explored at the SMI Forum this year.

Some highlights of the Forum include a keynote presentation by SMI’s Distinguished Visitor Mr Steve Nouri, founder of AI4Diveristy, a distinguished panel discussion on the topic, announcements of major fundings for our local R&D ecosystem, new research collaborations and initiatives. Through a showcase of research projects, international and local maritime researchers will present and share ongoing R&D efforts in AI and digitalisation that can automate processes and operations, improve environmental performance and strengthen the resilience of the maritime supply chain.

For more information on the event and the programme, please refer to: SMI Forum 2022



9.00am – 10.00am
SMI Forum Registration
Morning Coffee and Tea

10.00am – 10.15am
Welcome Address
Mr Wong Weng Sun
Chairman, Singapore Maritime Institute

10.15am – 10.30am
SMI Year in Review
Mr Tan Cheng Peng
Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute

10.30am – 10.45am
Keynote Presentation: AI the Almighty
Mr Steve Nouri
Founder, AI4Diversity;
Chief AI Evangelist, Wand; and
SMI Distinguished Visitor

10.45am – 11.00am
From AI ethics to AI governance
Dr Matti Mäntymäki
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Turku School of Economics,
University of Turku, Finland

11.00am – 11.20am
Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour
Mr Chee Hong Tat
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Finance

11.20am – 11.45am
Signing Ceremonies

11.45am – 12.45pm
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Associate Professor Carol Hargreaves, Director, Data Analytics Consulting Centre, National University of Singapore

• Mr Steve Nouri, Founder, AI4Diversity
• Professor Ric Parker, Special Advisor, A*STAR; Former Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce Group
• Mr Sean Fernback, President, Wärtsilä Voyage and Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation
• Professor Chen Tsuhan, Deputy President, Research and Technology, Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore; Chief Scientist, AI Singapore
• Professor Lim Keng Hui, Assistant Chief Executive, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR
• Mr Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry & Transformation), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

2.15pm – 4.55pm
Research Presentations

Modelling of digital twin for mega container port with hybrid DES formalism
Dr Li Haobin
Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports

Digitalisation and smart technologies: Impact on ship design and operations
Ms Chen Yingying
Research Engineer
Centre of Excellence for Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels

Dr Bhushan Taskar
Centre of Excellence for Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels

Maritime Informatics – a contributor for a high performing and sustainable maritime industry
Dr Mikael Lind
(Adjunct) Professor in Maritime Informatics
Senior Strategic Research Advisor, Safety and Transport
Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)

Maritime Safety – Coupling Next Gen Technology with Talent
Mr Daniel Zhang
Centre Director
Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety

Situational awareness for autonomous surface vehicles: Practical experiences and reflections
Associate Professor Edmund Førland Brekke
Department of Engineering Cybernetics
Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Data-driven analysis on energy and emission performance of harbour craft in Singapore port water
Dr Xiao Zengqi
Research Fellow
Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence

Maritime AI Programme
Dr Qin Zheng
Department Director (Systems Science)
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR

Maritime Cybersecurity: Guidelines and Testbeds
Professor Zhou Jianying
iTrust, Singapore University of Technology & Design

An Engineering-Data Driven Digital Twin – Digitaland@Tuas
Dr Darren Chian
Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Soft Ground Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
National University of Singapore

Closing Remarks
Mr Tan Cheng Peng
Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute

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