The International Workshop on

Harbour, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation

MSC LES, Calabria, Italy - South Italian Riviera

17-19 September, 2008


Final Program

Call for Paper HMS2009

HMS Conference 

The HMS Workshop concentrates on applications of simulation and computer technologies to logistics, supply chain management, multimodal transportation, maritime environment and industrial logistics.
HMS Workshop is a traditional event and it was held succesfully worldwide, usually in the sourrondings of major international ports (HMS1999 Genoa, HMS2000 Portofino, HMS2001 Marseille, HMS2002 Bergeggi, HMS2003 Riga, HMS2004 Rio de Janeiro, HMS2006 Barcelona); however HMS foundations are even older, originally a "Harbour & Maritime Transport Workshop" was included as part of Simulation in Industry Conference, Genoa (1996) and then a "Modelling and Simulation within a Maritime Environment Workshop" was organized in Riga during 1998; in 2007 the HMS2007 conference moved back to Italy as part of I3M2007, after 2006 in Barcelona, 2005 in Marseille where it was held in co-location with I3M2005 (local mirror) and ESS2005 (local mirror).
In 2008 the conference moves to South Italy in Calabria and it is a joint event in I3M2008, co-locating HMS2008, EMSS2008 and MAS2008. In the past editions worldwide specialist had the opportunity to participate and interact to this important International Forum on Logistics.
The audience includes both users, vendors and scientists operating in applying advanced techniques to supply chains, logistics and handling facilities.

HMS2008, Calabria, Italy, September 2008
  • Bulk Terminals 
  • Container Terminals 
  • C4I & Military Systems 
  • Harbour Services 
  • Industrial Facilities 
  • Navigation Lines 
  • Multimodal Transports 
  • Oil Terminals 
  • Passenger Terminals 
  • Railways 
  • Ro-Ro Terminals 
  • Ships & Platforms 
  • Supply-Chains 
  • Warehouses
  • Automation 
  • Concurrent Engineering 
  • Electronic Data Interchange 
  • Environment  Management 
  • Harbour Simulation 
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • Logistics & Manufacturing 
  • Naval Architecture 
  • Naval Training Systems 
  • Total Quality Management 
  • Resources Planning 
  • Safety & Security in Maritime Environment 
  • Vessel Traffic Systems 
  • Urban Transportation

General Chairs: Agostino G. Bruzzone, MISS University of Genoa, Italy
Yuri Merkuryev, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Program Chairs: Giovanni Mirabelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Miquel Angel Piera, MISS Spain/Barcelona , Spain
Conference Coordinator: Norbert Giambiasi, MISS Marseille, France
Alberto Tremori, MAST, Italy 


  • Submission of Abstracts or Full Papers  (done)
April 12th 2008
  • Acceptance Notification (done)
May 20th 2008
  • Full Camera-Ready Papers
June 10th 2008
  • Registration

Organized by

Simulation Team, Department of Production Eng., Thermal Energy & Mathematical Models, University of Genoa

In Cooperation with:

International Mediterranean and Latin America Council of Simulation

MSC - LES - University of Calabria

Mc Leod Institute of Simulation Science, Genoa Center

DIPTEM, University of Genoa

McLeod Institute of Simulation Science, Latvian Center

MISS Spanish Center - LOGISIM

MISS - LSIS, Marseille

University de La Laguna

Liophant Simulation

McLeod Institute of Simulation Science International

M&S Net

Latvian Simulation Society

  • Calabria
  • Scilla
  • Scilla Vacations

  • Simulation Modelling in Logistics

    For Further Information on HMS please contact:
    Agostino G. Bruzzone
    McLeod Institute of Simulation Science, Genoa Center
    via C.Colombo 68/3
    17019 Varazze (SV) Italy
    Tel: +39 019 97 398 / +39 010 353 28 83   Fax +39 019 97 600
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