Good to have you with us!

We would like to welcome you to this year's 13th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles (CAMS), which will be held online from September 22 to 24, 2021. We would have been very happy to welcome you personally in Oldenburg, but unfortunately the current situation still does not allow it. However, we are sure that we will all have interesting, informative and appealing three days ahead of us - and of course, you all make the biggest contribution to this. Thank you very much for your interest, your cooperation and your participation.

The conference is jointly organized by the German Institute for Information Technology OFFIS / DLR, the University of Rostock, and the International Federation of Automation Control (IFAC). The aim is to bring together leading scientists, researchers, students and industry representatives on relevant research topics that directly or indirectly deal with the broad field of maritime autonomy. In this way, the exchange of ideas and mutual cooperation will be promoted.

Technical procedure and general instructions

Download the participant How-To document.

Download the How-To document for session chairs.

This year the conference will be held using the online platform Gather. This way, we hope for an immersive and communicative gathering of all participants, despite the virtual character. For a quick overview please visit the product page of the operators.

During the three days of the conference, September 22-24, 2021, you can join the CAMS 2021 space to participate in the conference, move around freely, watch talks, chat with colleagues, visit sponsor booths, ask questions, etc. This is possible using the web application in the browser as well as the desktop app, which is available here.

You can try out the basics in advance in the official test space if you want.

A few days before the start of the conference, all registered participants will receive an invitation link through which they can join the CAMS 2021 gather space. If this is not the case, we explicitly ask you to contact us early at