Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures
September 22-26, 2019, PACIFICO Yokohama, Japan

News & Information

2018.11.30: Acceptance of abstract was sent to corresponding author. If you submitted abstract but did not received mail, please contact secretary of PRADS 2019

2018.11.06: Manuscript Templates page on the PRADS2019 web-site is updated.

2018.10.12: Abstract submission is closed.

2018.09.21: Abstract submission deadline is extended to October 12th, 2018.

2018.04.23: Abstract Submission started.

2018.04.23: Call for papers (first announcement) is available on the PRADS2019 web-site.


Conference Chair Message

Welcome Message

Back in 1977, the first PRADS was held in Tokyo as the 80th anniversary project of the Society of Naval Architects of Japan. After 42 years of many successful triennial symposia, the 14th symposium will be held in Japan again in Yokohama in September 2019.

Yokohama, located just south of Tokyo and being the second largest city in Japan by population, has developed as the gateway for international transportation and communication. Yokohama is also a center of excellence for shipbuilding and offshore engineering, being the right center of various leading universities, research institutes and maritime industries. Yokohama is also full of wonderful tourism opportunities with excellent accessibility from all over the world.

Respecting and standing on the traditions of the past successful symposia, in the forthcoming PRADS, we will encourage the expansion of our scope to new, interdisciplinary or integrated research and active technical interchange and discussion between naval architects, engineers and researchers, working on ships and other floating structures. I hope many people prepare to submit papers and participate in PRADS Yokohama, believing that it will become another successful memory in the long history of PRADS.

Tetsuo Okada
Chairman of PRADS 2019
Yokohama National University

Important dates

Time to Full Paper Submission Deadline

    October 12th, 2018 – Deadline for Abstract Submission
    November 30th, 2018 – Acceptance of Abstract
    March 15th, 2019 – Deadline for Full Paper Submission
    May 10th, 2019 – Acceptance of Paper
    June 7th, 2019 – Deadline for Final Paper Submission
    June 7th, 2019 – Early Bird Registration
    22-26 September 2019 – PRADS 2019 Yokohama

    History of PRADS

    PRADS (PRActical Design of Ships and other floating structures) is a series of triennial symposia, aiming at international exchange of new knowledge and achievements with regard to design, research and development of ships and other floating structures. Since the first PRADS was held in Tokyo in 1977, they have been held in:

    1st 1977 Tokyo
    2nd 1983 Tokyo and Seoul
    3rd 1987 Trondheim
    4th 1989 Varna
    5th 1992 Newcastle upon Tyne
    6th 1995 Seoul
    7th 1998 Hague
    8th 2001 Shanghai
    9th 2004 Lübeck
    10th 2007 Houston
    11th 2010 Rio de Janeiro
    12th 2013 Changwon
    13th 2016 Copenhagen

    Welcome to Yokohama

    Welcome to Yokohama (English/2min)

    From the glittering futuristic skyline and amusement areas of Minato Mirai 21, to Japan’s largest Chinatown, Yokohama serves as an exciting, eye-catching, multicultural tourist destination. Come join us as we explore some of the amazing sights and experiences of “Japan’s first port of call”.

    For more information on Yokohama, check out the official visitors guide.

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