For further information please contact Rafael Diaz

 Call For Papers


Supply Chains


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

(HMS 2011)


Track Chair: Rafael Diaz


Affiliation: Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center - VMASC (USA)





Track Description

Developments in the operational and supply chain arena suggest that building and managing a comprehensive and efficient supply chain system depends on capturing within a model the dynamics inherent in multiple and intricate supply chain factors. To meaningfully capture these complexities it is necessary to employ tools that generate feasible and reliable solutions. In accordance, the purpose of this track is to present the latest developments in supply chain management research in which both theoretical and practical issues are addressed. Conceptual paper must be inclusive of numerical analysis or case illustrations.

Covered topics include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

· Global supply chain or green supply chain management

· Cost control using activity based management

· Lean supply chain management

· Reverse logistics and return/waste management

· E-business and supply chain or closed-loop supply chain management

· Asset management in the logistics industry

· Assessment of risks or disruptions

· Financial logistics and logistics and revenue management

· Outsourcing relationship management

· Strategic alliance or supply chain partnerships

· Institutional perspectives 

Nevertheless different topics concerning Supply Chains are welcome.


Key Dates (Extension!)

Submissions of Extended Abstracts (Extended)                          May 20, 2011

Notification of acceptance:                                                                 June 10, 2011

Early Registration:                                                                              July 01, 2011

Final Camera-Ready Submission (Deadline Extended!)              July 20, 2011


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 20, 2011 (Extended).

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 10, 2011.



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 20, 2011 (Deadline Extended)

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.
































HMS, 2011

The 13rd International Conference on

Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics

Modelling and Simulation

12-14 September 2011

Ergife Palace Hotel

Rome, Italy

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