Eextended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by April 12, 2008.

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.


IMPORTANT: submissions for special sessions must respect the procedure defined by session organizers (please refer to the special sessions section)



Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 20, 2008.



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 24th of June 2008.

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.


               Conference Template




We require as a condition for acceptance of papers that all authors  execute the copyright transfer to DIP University of Genoa. Please note that by signing the form you are simply giving your permission to DIP University of Genoa to publish the paper. For this reason, there is no problem if the material is already in the public domain, such as work done with government support. The DIP University of Genoa controls the commercial use of material we publish, while you or your company retain the right to reuse the work, in whole or in  part.

As soon as you submit your final paper, please, send by fax the copyright form.


                   Copyright form




Good visual aids can greatly enhance the effect your presentation has on the audience. Experience at past conferences has shown that many of the oral presentations have not been adequately prepared. Often an attempt was made to present too much material and too much detail. Visual aids, the primary means to hold the attention of the audience, were often poorly conceived and inadequately prepared. It is our hope that these guidelines will help you prepare a better visual presentation.

HMS 2008 sessions are characterized by 3/5 minutes for introductions and then 20/25 minutes per paper, of which 5 minutes should be reserved for audience questions and comments.










HMS, 2008

The International Workshop on

Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics

Modelling and Simulation

September 17-19, 2008

Campora San Giovanni, Amantea (CS), Italy

For further information please contact Marina Massei, Francesco Longo