The 25th Symposium on Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding

07 - 10 September 2022, Malinska – Croatia

SORTA 2022 is the 25th Symposium on the Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding in memoriam prof. Leopold Sorta organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. Such a significant tradition of the Symposium proves the importance of shipbuilding science and practice for both the economic and scientific development of the Republic of Croatia. Relying on such a significant tradition, the SORTA 2022 Symposium will contribute to the integration of the existing knowledge and experience in the context of modern scientific and professional achievements in the field of shipbuilding, offshore engineering, maritime and inland navigation, through invited lectures, scientific and professional papers.

The symposium will be held from Wednesday, September 7 to Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Hotel “Malin”, Malinska, Island of Krk, Croatia.

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Under auspices of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

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  • Design of vessels and offshore structures, safety and offshore engineering
  • Production and maintenance of vessels and offshore structures
  • Marine engineering, automation and equipment of vessels and offshore structures
  • Hydromechanics of vessels and offshore structures
  • Construction, strength and vibration of vessels and offshore structures
  • Maritime transport and economics
  • Maritime heritage
  • Technical and commercial presentations


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Bettar el Moctar

University Duisburg-Essen, director of the shallow water model basin DST/Germany

Numerical and Experimental Methods in Marine Engineering: Advances and Perspectives

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Josip Andrišić

Senior Designer & CEO at FLOW ship design

Ship Design: Current Trends and Challenges

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Hrvoje Krhen

LNG Croatia, managing director

LNG Market: Global and Local Development Perspectives


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts contributing to the given symposium topics. The authors are kindly asked to submit the extended abstracts by the given deadline. The extended abstracts should be prepared according to instructions available on the website.

SORTA 2022 Supporting Journal
Authors of the extended abstracts selected by supporting journals will be invited to submit their papers for the standard journal’s review procedure. The extended abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the SORTA 2022 symposium.

The official languages of SORTA 2022 are Croatian and English.

The extended abstracts are submitted through Conference Management System.

All participant should register through only.

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BRODOGRADNJA / SHIPBUILDING is an international scientific peer reviewed open-access journal with focus on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering and Ocean Engineering serving the Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Industry. 

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Nastia Degiuli 


Submission of extended abstracts June 15, 2022
Early registration May 30, 2022
Final programme September 1, 2022


  • Neven Hadžić, FSB – Zagreb, chairman
  • Vedran Slapničar, FSB – Zagreb, vice-chairman
  • Marko Hadjina, RITEH – Rijeka, vice-chairman
  • Rajko Grubišić, FSB – Zagreb, cashier
  • Nikolina Zmijarević Đugum, FSB – Zagreb, secretary
  • Joško Parunov, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Nastia Degiuli, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Jerolim Andrić, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Pero Prebeg, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Smiljko Rudan, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Ivan Ćatipović, FSB – Zagreb, member

  • Jasna Prpić-Oršić, RITEH – Rijeka, chairlady
  • Joško Parunov, FSB – Zagreb
  • Nastia Degiuli, FSB – Zagreb
  • Boris Ljubenkov, FESB – Split
  • Šime Malenica, BV – Paris
  • Renato Skejić, SINTEF – Trodheim
  • Milovan Perić, ISMT – Duisburg
  • Dean Vučinić, VUB – Brisel
  • Jasmin Jelovica, UBC – Vancouver
  • Ermina Begović, UNINA – Napoli

  • Joško Parunov, FSB – Zagreb, chairman
  • Matko Bupić, UNIDU – Dubrovnik
  • Većeslav Čorić, FSB – Zagreb
  • Nastia Degiuli, FSB – Zagreb
  • Roko Dejhalla, RITEH – Rijeka
  • Marko Hađina, RITEH – Rijeka
  • Ivan Gospić, UNIZD – Zadar
  • Rajko Grubišić, FSB – Zagreb
  • Alan Klanac, Jadrolinija
  • Edi Kučan, 3. MAJ
  • Boris Ljubenkov, FESB – Split
  • Šime Malenica, Bureau Veritas
  • Siniša Ostojić, 3. MAJ
  • Darko Pappo, DiV Grupa
  • Marta Pedišić Buča, Brodarski institut
  • Jasna Prpić-Oršić, RITEH – Rijeka
  • Siniša Reljić, Navis Consult
  • Ivo Senjanović, FSB – Zagreb
  • Vedran Slapničar, FSB – Zagreb
  • Dragan Sorić, TSI
  • Aris Večerina, MW Business Advisors
  • Pero Vidan, PFST
  • Boris Vukušić, Bimex-prom, HGK
  • Nenad Vulić, PFST
  • Paul Jurišić, CRS

  • Nastia Degiuli, FSB – Zagreb, chairlady
  • Kalman Žiha, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Joško Parunov, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Ivana Martić, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Andrea Farkas, FSB – Zagreb, member
  • Tin Matulja, RITEH – Rijeka, member
  • Boris Ljubenkov, FESB – Split, member
  • Maro Ćorak, UNIDU – Dubrovnik, member


The registration for Symposium SORTA 2022 is performed online, through the All of the participants have to register, regardless of the type of participation.

Category Early registration Final registration
Participants € 200 € 220
Accompanying persons € 150 € 170
PhD students € 80 € 100
Retired persons € 35 € 35
Students € 20 € 20

The registration fee includes:

  • A Symposium guide and the supporting material.
  • Two lunches and four coffee-breake refreshments.
  • Symposium banquet and the trip with lunch on Saturday.
  • Attendance at all technical sections.

The registration fees are payed through:

  • Beneficiary: URKA d.o.o. (
  • Bank: RAIFFEISEN BANK AUSTRIA, d.d., Magazinska 69, Zagreb, Croatia
  • IBAN number: HR3224840081103084258
  • Swift Code / BIC: RZBHHR2X
  • Payment for: SORTA 2022 (name and surname of the participant – obligatory!)


The official Symposium hotel is the hotel ‘’Malin’’ in Malinska, where the work sessions and social program will be held. For accommodation reservations please contact congress agency

Hotel ‘’Malin’’,
Ulica kralja Tomislava 23, 51511 Malinska

Contact: Nina Dumančić, Perfectmeetings, PCO
T: +385 99 8008 772 

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Malinska is in the northwestern part of the island Krk, faces Kvarner Bay and Rijeka, Croatia’s largest port city. With its relatively low and accessible coast, the western part of the city offers spectacular views of Istria and Učka mountain. Malinska can be accessed by car or bus or plane.


The Krk Bridge, built in 1980, connected Krk with the mainland making it an easily accessible destination. This led to a boom in tourism for the entire island, including Malinska. Traffic can be heavy on weekends, particularly on Sunday afternoons when weekend tourists from Rijeka, Zagreb and Slovenia are returning home. While planning your trip, check the information on traffic conditions provided on the website of the Croatian Auto Club (HAK).


Malinska has excellent bus connections with Rijeka, whose bus terminal is also a hub for other routes leading to the rest of Croatia, as well as to neighbouring countries: Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the summer months, a direct bus route to Zagreb (without a stopover at Rijeka) is available. Malinska is also well connected by bus with other towns on the island of Krk.


Rijeka Airport is only 18 kilometres from Malinska, connecting it with destinations in Croatia and abroad, including as many as 20 European cities. The average duration of a direct flight from Rijeka Airport to any European destination is about 2 hours. 

Rijeka Airport is just a 15-minute drive from Malinska. 


The interesting and diverse surroundings of Malinska reveal many interesting natural attractions and historical localities that date back to Antiquity. The island of Krk has a mysterious connection with the number seven:

  • Croats first settled the island in the seventh century, it was successfully defended from pirate attacks seven times, the seventh Frankopan was the last duke of Krk, and Krk today consists of seven administrative units: the town of Krk and the municipalities of Omišalj, Malinska, Punat, Baška, Vrbnik and Dobrinj.
  • Within these seven centres, seven variants of the Chakavian dialect of the Croatian language are spoken, and every centre on the island has its natural, historical and cultural attractions, together forming this magnificent golden island.

In addition to offering a variety of amenities, the destination of Malinska is also the perfect starting point for trips around the Kvarner area and beyond. Once you reach Malinska you can choose a lot of daily trips organized by local travel agencies:

  • Boat trips (panorama tour under Krk Bridge; boat trip to Beli on the Island of Cres, or a boat trip to Opatija
  • Excursions by bus (Vrbnik for wine lovers; excursion to the town of Krk, Baška, Omišalj, or visit one of the most beautiful national parks as confirmed by UNESCO when it was entered onto their world heritage list – PLITVICE LAKES, only 125 km or 2hours drive).