For further information please contact Manfred Gronalt

 Call For Papers


Intermodal traffic, transportation systems and networks

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

(HMS 2012)


Track Chair: Manfred Gronalt


Affiliation: University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Science (Austria)




Track Description

The track focalizes on “Intermodal transportation systems and services”. Topics of interest are:

· Role of the Hinterland and Binnenland Terminals Configuration & design issues

· Loading, unloading and transhipment systems, feeding systems efficiency & Performance measurement evaluation & benchmarking

· Hinterland aspect in planning multimodal terminal networks

· Risk assessment & prioritization

· Information technology

· Decision support systems

· Environmental and social political aspects

· Future aspects: challenges & opportunities revising the concept of hinterland and binnenland transport

Nevertheless different topics concerning Intermodal transportation systems and services are welcome.


Key Dates

Submissions of Extended Abstracts                                                  May 15, 2012

Notification of acceptance:                                                                June 15, 2012

Early Registration:                                                                             July 01, 2012

Final Camera-Ready Submission                                                      July 15, 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.



































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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