Conference/Meeting Information
logo World NAOE Forum 2014
-The Use of Big Data in Marine and Ocean Engineering-


Date: 28th November 2014 (Friday)

Venue: I-site Namba, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan

Organized by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE)
Jointly hosted by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
Supported by Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies (PAAMES)
Sponsored by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)

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Big data is the term used to describe large and complex amounts of data that cannot easily be handled by traditional or conventional data processing applications. Big data will be increasingly featured in maritime research. The World NAOE Forum 2014 will focus on the challenges in marine and ocean engineering towards the use of big data. The Forum will provide presentations of practical examples of the use of big data and discussions on the current and future use of big data in marine and ocean engineering fields.


I-site Namba, Osaka Prefecture University, Nankai-Namba No.1 Building
2-1-41 Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0012 JAPAN


The standard language of the forum is English. The Keynote Lecture, however, is given in Japanese and is simultaneously translated into English. In other sessions no translation service will be available.


The registration fees shown below include proceedings, forum banquet, lunch and coffees.


Registration fee

On or before 11th November  :  JPY 10,000
After 11th November  :  JPY 12,000
Student  :  JPY 3,000

Supporting Organizations (expected)

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, ABS, Bureau Veritas, DNV GL Group, Lloyd’s Register, PAAMES, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism


Time Events
09:00 Registration and welcome

Opening address
   Prof. Yoshiho Ikeda, Vice President of JASNAOE


Keynote lecture
Driving Business Innovation through Data Analysis
   Dr. Kaoru Kawamoto, Manager, Data Scientist, Osaka Gas


Session-I: Present and Future of the Big Data
   Moderator: Mr. Mitsuhiko Kidogawa, ClassNK

I-1  Big Data in the Maritime Industry - Activity of ClassNK
   Mr. Takashi Nagatome, ClassNK
I-2  Utilization of Sensing Data and Verification about Weather Forecast
   Mr. Shingo Ohsawa, WEATHERNEWS INC.
I-3  New Era of Computing - Make big data smarter -
   Mr. Norishige Morimoto, IBM Japan Ltd.
12:30 Lunch break
13:20-15:20 Session-II: Big data in marine and ocean engineering
   Moderator: Mr. Yoshiaki Sezaki, JMU
II-1  Future Perspective on the Application of Big Data Analysis to Shipbuilding
   Dr. Kohei Matsuo, NMRI
II-2  Big Data in Ship Operation
   Dr. Hideyuki Ando, MTI
II-3  Big Data and Analytics – Transforming Industries
   Mr. Jørgen Kadal, DNV GL Group
15:20 Coffee break

Session-III: Discussion on the Future Vision of Big Data
   Moderator: Prof. Hiroyuki Yamato, University of Tokyo
      Prof. Kazuhiro Aoyama, University of Tokyo
      Mr. Jørgen Kadal, DNV GL Group
      Mr. Mitsuhiko Kidogawa, ClassNK
      Mr. Jun Kohno, MLIT
      Dr. Kohei Matsuo, NMRI
      Mr. Norishige Morimoto, IBM Japan Ltd.
      Mr. Yasuo Tanaka, NYK


Closing address
   Prof. Masahiko Fujikubo, Osaka University

18:00-20:00 Forum banquet at Swissôtel Nankai

Contact Information

The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE)
Address: 2-12-9 Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012 JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-3438-2014, Fax: +81-3-3438-2016

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