Ocean is alive with noise and approximately 71% of the earth surface is covered by the ocean. The advancement and research in underwater technologies has direct impact on human endeavor to explore the nature. The field of underwater technologies spans over a wide range which includes ocean vehicles, underwater communications, sonar systems, oceanography and has ever increasing role in defense applications. Research areas like marine life preservation, seafloor geological resources and marine pollution hazards etc are of significant importance for Pakistan which has more than 1000kms of coastline and an exclusive economic zone spread over an area of more than 2,35,000 km2.

The Underwater Technologies chapter of IBCAST provides opportunities for spread of information, exchange of knowledge and novel ideas among the practitioners of various fields of underwater technologies.

The Underwater Technologies chapter of the 19th IBCAST - 2022 invites contributions in:

    Underwater Acoustics

  • Acoustic bathymetry mapping
  • Ambient noise measurement and modelling
  • Geophysical exploration & Geo acoustic inversion
  • Acoustic Materials: Metamaterials and Measurements
  • Sea surface acoustic scattering

    Underwater Communication and Networking

  • Underwater communications (Acoustic, Optical, MI, RF, wired and wireless)
  • Underwater network models and system architectures
  • Hardware and software infrastructure for mobile platforms
  • Networked underwater robotics and systems
  • Energy-efficient algorithms and protocol design for underwater networks
  • Modem Architecture and Software Defined Modems
  • Embedded System Design for Underwater Communication

    Sonar Signal/Image Processing and Sensors

  • Array Signal Processing and Array Design
  • Detection, Classification and Localization
  • High Resolution Spectral Analysis
  • Synthetic Aperture Sonar (Active and Passive)
  • Sonar Imaging and Displays
  • Transducer Arrays & Materials
  • Suspension System for Sonar Buoys
  • Sonobuoy Dynamics and Control
  • Sonar & transducer calibration and underwater standards
  • Sonar performance measurement and modelling
  • Passive sonar tracking for UUV and diver detection

    Marine Environment and Oceanography

  • Marine Surveys
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Marine Geology and Mineral Resources
  • Hydrography and Seafloor mapping
  • Marine renewables & pile driving
  • Offshore seismic monitoring and mitigation

    Platform Design

  • Magnetics Signature Control for Underwater Vehicles
  • Stealth-Design for Future Proof Underwater Vehicles
  • Batteries for Underwater Vehicles: development and operational benefits
  • Naval Architecture
  • Platform Integration Analysis for Concept Designs

    Unmanned, Remotely Piloted & Autonomous Systems

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Design
  • Navigation Technologies for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Underwater surveillance and protection of critical infrastructures
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

    Emerging Technologies in Underwater Technologies

  • Applications of Machine Learning in Underwater
  • Underwater Internet of Things(UW-IoT) based Transducer, modem and network designs
  • Big data analytics for Underwater Technologies
  • Cloud based data models for Underwater WSN
  • Challenges and Security Issues in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

Dates to Remember 2022

(Application Deadline)
15th Jun 2022
Registration Fee Payment
(All Categories)
10th Jul 2022
Confirmation of Participation
20th Jul 2022 onwards