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HSMV 2020

15 - 16 October 2020, Naples, Italy

HSMV 2020 - Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles

The HMSV Symposium will be held in Naples in October 2020. 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


For more information about the HSMV conference visit:


Abstract not exceeding 300 words before 28th February 2020
Acceptance of abstracts: 1st March 2020
Final submission of papers: 30th June 2020
Abstracts and papers to be written in English and mailed to

In order to proceed with the indexing of the Conference, the abstract submission procedure has been transferred at the INDICO platform (


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


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