The 11th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles – CAMS 2018 is a flagship event of the IFAC Technical Committee on Marine Systems and it now combines IFAC conferences CAMS and MCMC, as well as the workshop NGCUV into one conference under CAMS acronym. The conference was held from 10th to 12th September 2018 at the Milenij hotels in Opatija, Croatia. It was organized by LABUST and the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing – UNIZG-FER with the help of KoREMA (IFAC national member organization) and the Center for Underwater Systems and Technologies.
CAMS 2018 provided a place of meeting and exchange for professionals, key academic and industrial practitioners, researchers, engineers and students involved in the broad field of control engineering applied to marine systems, robotics and vehicles. Special emphasis was put on coordinated and cooperative marine systems, fault tolerant and reconfigurable systems, navigation, guidance and control of various agents (autonomous surface and underwater vehicles, autonomous ships, autonomous aerial vehicles for maritime domain, etc.).
The programme consisted of four invited plenary speakers, technical sessions held by experts, social events which allowed participants to network and share experiences, and the IFAC Young Author Award ceremony, awarding Justin M. Kennedy (Queensland University of Technology) as the best PhD student who was the first author of a scientific paper.