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HSMV 2017

25 - 26 October 2017, Naples, Italy

HSMV 2017 - 11th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles

The 11th HMSV Symposium will be held in Naples in October 2017. 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. Papers are invited on all aspect of high speed vessels with a wide interpretation of ‘high speed’. Subsequent to the conference, selected papers may be considered for publication in the “International Journal of Small Craft Technology”. Authors of such papers will be given the opportunity to update their papers before publication in the Journal.


Design and production technologies
• Experimental and numerical hydrodynamics
• Resistance, sea-keeping, maneuvering
• Propulsion efficiency
• Structures – loads, strength, materials
• Optimisation of hull weight (structure and equipment)
• Automation and ride control
• Safety

• Passengers comfort

• Cargo capacity
• Transport efficiency
• Fast sea traffic
• Terminals, intermodal trade
• Environmental friendliness
• Noise and vibration
• Human factors
• Sport and pleasure craft


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Abstract not exceeding 300 words before 28th February 2017
Acceptance of abstracts: 31st March 2017
Final submission of papers: 30th June 2017
Abstracts and papers to be written in English and mailed to


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



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