The call for papers is now closed.

More than 100 people submitted theirs papers and we thank you !

The FAST Conference is the reference biannual event on research for design, construction and operation of fast waterborne transport systems.

Over the past it has drawn a considerable and wide variety of very experienced and knowledgeable authors and delegates and in that respect certainly functions as an important meeting place for all involved in the fast water transport area.

FAST 2017 will be jointly organized by GICAN in partnership with DCNS, Pôle EMC2 and Sirehna.
You will find all the information regarding the venue on this website.

The list of selected abstracts will be known in April 2017, and a template will be provided to the authors for submission of the final papers before 31 august 2017.
Final papers are expected to be between 4 to 8 pages including pictures, in doc, ppt, or pdf formats, and will be released to the conference attendees on the day of the event.


  • Hydromechanics and structures
  • Design and new concepts
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Smart ship
  • Smart yard
  • Operations, safety and logistics
  • Rules and regulations
  • Economics


  • Metallic materials
  • Organic materials and composite
  • Bonding and welding techniques
  • Smart materials
  • Simulation and testing
  • Corrosion and corrosion protection (incl. fouling...)
  • Health monitoring
  • Environmental impact
  • Materials and additive manufacturing

Members of the

International Committee

Lawrence J. Doctors, Emeritus Professor

  • School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • The University of New South Wales, Sydney

François-Marie Duthoit

  • VP International Development and R&D cooperation
  • DCNS Headquarters, Paris

Odd Magnus Faltinsen, Professor

  • Department of Marine Technology
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

Joëlle Gutierrez

  • Head of CESMAN (Centre d’expertise des structures et matériaux navals)
  • DCNS Research, Nantes

Kjell Olav Holden

  • Chairman of the International Standing Committee for the FAST Conferences.
  • Advisor FAST Foundation
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Chris B. McKesson, Instructor

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering – Faculty of Applied Science
  • The University of British Columbia

Patrick Parneix

  • Head of organic materials unit
  • DCNS Research, Nantes

Todd J. Peltzer, P.E.

  • Vice President and Director of Programs
  • Navatek, Ltd – Hawaii

Paul J Roden, PE

  • CAPT (USCG, ret) Fairbanks Morse
  • Washington, DC

Professor Kirill V. Rozhdestvensky

  • Vice Rector, International Science & Education
  • Department Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling,
  • Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University