FAST 2009

10th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation

Athens, Greece: October 5 - 8, 2009

Technical papers are invited, presenting novel and original work on the following research topics of fast sea transportation:

  • Hull form design
  • New concepts and designs of fast ships
  • High speed passenger ferries design
  • High speed cargo vessels design
  • Hydrofoils design
  • WIG and SES design
  • High speed yacht and mega yacht design and operation
  • Hydrodynamic performance
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Seakeeping
  • Maneuvering and control
  • Motion control
  • Loads
  • Metallic and composite materials
  • Structural response (slamming, whipping, impact, fatigue)
  • Structural health monitoring systems and repair technologies
  • Propulsion and cavitation
  • Survivability after damage
  • Safety
  • Security of fast passenger ships
  • Fast ships operation
  • Fast sea transportation economics and integration with infrastructure
  • Environmental effects (noise, emissions, wake, fuel consumption, etc.)

Please note that the conference is not limited to the above research topics. You can send to the organizers by e-mail any ideas for other related topics or specialized symposia.

High-quality papers will be accepted, following a thorough two-stage review process of both abstracts and full manuscripts, according to the tradition of past FAST conferences. The review will consider originality, relevance, timeliness and significance of the proposed papers.

Scientists and engineers working on the above research areas are invited to electronically submit an abstract of no more than 500 words in English. The abstract should clearly state the purpose, procedure, obtained results and conclusions of the full paper. Guidelines for preparing the abstract can be found here. All authors intending to submit an abstract should pre-register in the conference web site and then upload their abstract. Authors will be notified of preliminary acceptance within the specified deadline.

For any questions you can communicate with the conference secretariat at or at:

FAST 2009 Conference Secretariat
c/o Prof. Gregory Grigoropoulos
School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Heroon Polytechniou 9, GR-15773 Zografos,
Fax : +30 21 0772 1397

We are looking forward to seeing you in Athens.

The Organizing Committee

Prof. G. Grigoropoulos
Assoc. Prof. M. Samuelides
Assoc. Prof. N. Tsouvalis