Call For Papers


Advanced Models and Applications of Logistics & Manufacturing


Track at the International Conference on Harbour, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation

(HMS 2012)


Track Chairs: (a)Teresa Murino, (b)Liberatina Santillo


Affiliation: (a) (b)University of Naples Federico II (Italy)


Contacts: (a), (b)



Track Description

The track is dedicated to research papers on theoretical analysis and applications concerning logistics and manufacturing. This track is a forum for presenting results of the international research and development work dealing with applications of optimization methods of the entire production system over the whole product and processes life cycle, from the design, through the manufacturing and maintenance, to the distribution and service. The simulation modelling offer logistics and manufacturing companies the ability to visualise, analyse and predict the impact of suggested changes, prior to implementation.


Topic List:

· Logistics and Manufacturing Management

· Supply Network Logistics

· Manufacturing Modelling and Simulation

· Production Systems Modelling Simulation

· Reverse Logistics Modelling

· Logistics Applications

· Optimization

· Remanufacturing Modelling

· Scheduling Models in Manufacturing Systems

· Management strategies

· Performance optimisation

· Mathematical modelling

· Inferential modelling

· Design and Analysis of Experiments

· Computer Integrated Manufacturing

· Modular Simulation

· Line balancing methods and tools

· Industrial and Applied Mathematics for Production

· Discrete Events System in Manufacturing

· Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Modelling and Applications

· Logistics modelling in production system simulation

· Resources allocation optimization

· Environmental Sustainability and Green Logistics

· Logistics in the Service Sector

· Logistics Planning and Control Models


Nevertheless different topics concerning “Advanced Models and Applications of Logistics & Manufacturing” are welcome.


Key Dates

Submissions of Extended Abstracts                                                 May 15, 2012

Notification of acceptance:                                                               June 15, 2012

Final Camera-Ready Submission                                                    July 15, 2012

Early Registration:                                                                           July 01, 2012


Authors' Guidelines (further information author’s instruction section)


Extended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by May 15, 2012.

The extended abstract or the full draft paper must contain title, authors, affiliations, addresses, main body and references.

Each extended abstract or full draft paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee taking into consideration scientific quality, originality and relevance. Only original papers, written in English will be accepted.

The extended abstract or the full draft paper should be prepared by following the final paper formatting. However any type of paper formatting can be accepted for the first submission.



Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 15, 2012.



The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns) both for regular and special sessions.

The camera ready paper must adhere to the conference template. The .dot file contains the complete instructions for preparing a camera ready copy for the Proceedings. The final version of the paper must be a PDF file.

Your camera ready paper (extended paper or regular paper) in PDF format must be submitted by using the submission section before the July 15, 2012

The page limit for manuscripts is ten (10) pages (included  in the author registration fee). Additional pages will require an additional fee.

If your work must be cleared or approved before publication by  your institution, company, or governmental agency, please be sure that  process will be completed by the due date above or we will not be able to include it in the CD Conference Proceedings.



































For further information please contact Teresa Murino, Liberatina Santillo



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The 14th International Conference on

Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics

Modelling and Simulation

September, 19-21, 2012

Courtyard by Marriott Wien Messe

Vienna, Austria