Department of Ship Technology Alumni Society(DOSTAS), has been registered as an alumni association of Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science & Technology under the Travancore – Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. DOSTAS is pleased to announce the first edition of DIMS, an International seminar on developments in Offshore, Shipbuilding, Transport and Allied Sectors, to be held on 3rd and 4th of August 2018, at Kochi, Kerala, India. The seminar will bring together eminent speakers and scholars engaged in the maritime sector from India and around the world. This will be a benchmark event for the Alumni as well as the Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University to establish itself globally. This two day seminar will provide an healthy environment to exchange information, showcase latest technical innovations, explore collaborations and solicit business opportunities. DIMS-2018 will have 16 technical papers focussing on latest innovations in maritime sector and will see a gathering of 500 delegates representing various stakeholders in ship and offshore industry.