The proceedings of this workshop can be found here.

MARIN will host the 11th International Ship Stability Workshop in Wageningen. The aim of the workshop is to have an extensive exchange of ideas and methodologies on the stability of ships. The focus will not only be on technical (hydrodynamic) issues but also on regulatory developments and operational safety. We look forward to your attendance and submission of a paper.

International Standing Committee Members
  • Dr. V. Belenky
  • Mr. H. Bruhns
  • Prof. A. Degtyarev
  • Prof. A. Francescutto
  • Dr. S. Grochowalski
  • Prof. Y. Ikeda
  • Dr. J.O. de Kat (Chairman)
  • Prof. A. Papanikolaou
  • Prof. M. Pawlowski
  • Prof. L. Perez-Rojas
  • Prof. M. Neves
  • Prof. M. Renilson
  • Prof. K. Spyrou
  • Prof. N. Umeda
  • Prof. D. Vassalos
The following sessions are scheduled with invited contributions:

  • Goal based stability standards
    • Development and application of goal based stability standards for intact and damaged conditions
  • Risk based analysis method
    • Probabilistic methods
    • Acceptable risk
    • Integrated approach towards intact and damage stability
  • Naval ship stability
    • Stability assessment in acquisition process
    • Shared vision on naval stability
    • Integration of naval and commercial stability standards
  • Stability of damaged vessels
  • Developments in intact and damaged stability modeling
    • Water on deck effects
    • Validation of flooding methods
  • Operational safety
    • Operator guidance
    • Survivability after damage
  • IMO developments intact stability
    • Development of new generation intact stability criteria
  • Special problems
    • Large amplitude roll damping
    • Probabilistic description of wave groups
    • Statistics of stability failures
Date and Venue
The workshop will be organised from June 21th until June 23rd, 2010. The venue will be the Hof van Wageningen Conference centre (, located close to MARIN offices.

Key Dates
Submission of abstracts: 29 January 2010
Notification of acceptance: 12 February 2010
Submission of papers: 07 May 2010

Papers and presentations
Papers will highlight the latest developments and challenges in the field. In principle papers are considered on an invited basis only, but prospective authors are free to submit an abstract by e-mail to Dr. F van Walree by the deadline stated above.

Abstracts must contain 300-500 words, indicating contents, objectives, methods and results. Abstracts must also provide the affiliation, postal address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses of authors and co-authors. Acceptance of papers will be based on these abstracts . All abstracts and papers are to be submitted in English, which is also the official workshop language.
It is the intention of the workshop to focus on discussions rather than on presentations of lengthy papers. Therefore, papers should not exceed 6 pages and each paper must be presented within 10 minutes to allow for a 15 minute discussion.

Here you can find the ISSW 2010 Proceedings Word Template.

A number of rooms have been allocated at the Hof van Wageningen Conference Centre. For bookings send an e-mail to Double rooms at € 90 per night, incl. breakfast. Booking code: “Ship Stability Workshop”. Booking must be performed by April 30th 2010. Since these rooms are located in the Conference Centre, it is advised to try to obtain a room here first.

Reserve room capacity has been allocated at hotel De Wageningse Berg: Double rooms at € 90 per night, incl. breakfast. Booking code: “Ship Stability Workshop”. Booking must be performed by April 30th 2010. This hotel is located at about 2.5 km from the conference centre.

How to reach the Hof van Wageningen Conference Centre: see route description and map indicating MARIN office and hotels.

For registration, please fill in the registration form.
Alternatively, fax the form to the conference secretary, see below.

The registration includes all lunches, dinners and drinks during the Workshop as well as a printed and cd copy of the proceedings.
Full registration: € 125
Student and retirees: € 75
Payment: Cash upon arrival.

Contact persons
Local organizer: Frans van Walree Secretary: Paula Roseboom
tel:+31-317-493474 tel: +31-317-493420
fax:+31-317-493245 fax:+31-317-493245