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HSMV 2014: 10th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles

15-17 October 2014, Naples


HSMV 2014



The 10th HMSV Symoposium will be held in Naples in October 2014. As in previous years, the Symposium will provide an opportunity to present and discuss developments in the design, construction and operation of high speed marine vessels.

The market has now recognized that each type of high speed marine vessel has its own optimum maximum speed, and that fast sea transportation must consider many other factors than speed, such as cargo capacity, economy of operation, passenger comfort and safety, environmental friendliness.

Vessels such as large ferries, mega yachts and sailing boats may never achieve speeds of, say, 40 knots, but an increase in speed, together with consideration of other factors, may provide significant added value, although such increase of speed must not conflict with the requirement for passenger comfort.

Papers are invited on all aspect of the development, design, construction and operation of high speed vessles, particularly those relating to the wider interpretation of 'high speed vessels'.

Subsequent to the conference, selected papers may be considered for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering, or the  International Journal of Small Craft Technology, published by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.  Authors of such papers will be given the opportunity to update their papers before publication in the Journals.

International Committee

T. Blakeley Royal Institution of Naval Architects
C. Boccalatte Marina Militare Italiana
A. Fiorentino Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
C. Guedes Soares Technical University of Lisbon
A. Moccia Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
P.A. Wilson Southampton University

Scientific Committee

President O. Faltinsen Trondheim University of Science & Technology
A.D. Alkan Instanbul Yildiz Technical University
M. Collu Cranfield University
T. Coppola Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
A. Incecik University of Strathclyde
A. Mansour University of California, Berkley
T. Moan Norwegian University of Science & Technology
A. Papanikolaou Athens University
C. Pensa Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
M. Renilson Higher Colleges of Technologies, UAE
P.A. Wilson Southampton University

Organising Committee

 P. Cioffi Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
F. De Luca Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
S. Mancini Italian Navy
A. Moroso Associazione Italiana di Tecnica Navale
G. Staiano Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Symposium Topics

  • Design and production technologies
  • Experimental and numerical hydrodynamics
  • Resistance, sea-keeping, maneuvering
  • Propulsion efficiency
  • Structures ­ loads, strength, materials
  • Optimisation of hull weight (structure and equipments)
  • Automation and ride control
  • Safety
  • Passengers comfort
  • Cargo capacity
  • Transport efficiency
  • Fast sea traffic
  • Terminals, intermodal trade
  • Environmental friendliness

Deadlines & Key Dates

Abstract not exceeding 300 words before 31st March 2014
Acceptance of papers: 30th April 2014
Final submission of papers: 12th July 2014
Abstract and papers to be written in English and mailed to

Registration Fee

Registration fee: 600 Euro
Members of RINA: 400 Euro
One day attendance: 300 Euro
Phd Students: 200 Euro
Students: free (only for attendance to the Conference)
Registration fee includes proceedings, refreshments and lunches during the Conference.
For further information, please contact Secretariat.

Conference Secretariat

P. Cioffi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
Sezione Navale
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Via Claudio, 21
80125 Naples


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