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Welcome to the 11th International Workshop on Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics

The 11th International Workshop on Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics (IWSH2019) will be held in Hamburg, Germany from to .

Since its inception in the IWSH provides a forum to promote scientific advancement, technological progress, information exchange, and cooperation among engineers and researchers working in the domain of ship and ocean engineering and other related fields. The workshop, which takes place every two years in different locations, traditionally attracts a variety of international delegates with a common interest in ship and marine hydrodynamics, including theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects.

The IWSH2019 is co-organized by the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory of the Hamburg University of Technology and BluePower Germany GmbH. We look forward welcoming you in Hamburg.

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The IWSH2019 Website is online.
The Call for Papers is available.
Abstract submission is now possible using our online tool. More information under Registration
Abstract submission has been extended until
Review of abstracts is completed and acceptance letters have been sent to the corresponding authors
Deadline for full paper submission has been extended until
Registration will open on next Tuesday (). Early registration fees are available until .
A preliminary Workshop Schedule is online.
An overview on the papers that will be presented at IWSH2019 can be found on the Proceedings page.
The Workshop Program has been updated.
The Workshop Booklet is online. It contains the exact location of workshop events, information for presenters, the final schedule, abstracts and other information you may find useful.

Important Dates

Abstracts due
Abstracts acceptance mailing date
Full papers due
Early registration Deadline
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Symposium Venue: Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

View on the entrance of the main building of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Copyright: Lina P. A. Nguyen

TUHH is one of the newest and most successful universities of technology in Germany. It was founded in with the aim of promoting structural change in the region. Today, 100 professors and around 1200 employees (of whom 614 are research associates) work at TUHH. With approximately 7300 students, there is a healthy staff/student ratio. Amongst Life Sciene Technologies and Green Technologies, Aviation and Maritime Systems is one of three major areas of research the TUHH focusses on.

The compact campus is located in the heart of the lively city district Hamburg-Harburg which offers its own charme. Furthermore the city centre of Hamburg is only about 20 minutes away using the public transportation system. Below you find a detailed plan of the campus as well as a map of the city district. Urban train stations are marked by a white S on green ground. The address of the venue is:

Hamburg University of Technology
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 5 (H)
D-21073 Hamburg

For detailed information on the exact location of each event please take a look at the Workshop Booklet.

Campus map of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Directions map to Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)


We have blocked rooms at two different accomodations in Harburg, both located within walking distance of the conference venue. While other hotels are available, we recommend to lodge within walking distance of TUHH. For more information on the hotels, please visit the respective websites.

Rooms are blocked until July 20th. For reservation please send an email to the respective hotel quoting the Keywords IWSH2019 and TUHH.


Arrival by plane

Most participants will arrive at the Hamburg Airport (HAM), located in the north of Hamburg. The distance to the conference venue and the hotels nearby is roughly 30km, and can be traveled within approximately one hour (car or train).

If you like to travel by car you can take one of the taxis waiting in front of the airport.

Alternatively, use the public transport: Between terminal 1 and 2 at the airport there is access to the urban trains. Take the S-train ("S-Bahn") S1 to the main train station ("Hauptbahnhof", trip duration ca. 25min, operates every 10min). Then go to platform 4 and take the train S3 or S31 to "Harburg-Rathaus" (Direction "Stade", trip duration ca. 15 min). From there it is only a short walk to the conference venue (ca. 600m) or the nearby hotels.

Public Transport

Hamburg S-train ("S-Bahn")
Hamburg public transport ticket machine
Hamburg bus stop
Hamburg public transport service center
Images provided by Hamburger Verkehrsverbund

Hamburg has a relatively good public transport system. Any spot in the city can be reached by train or bus, often faster than traveling by car. All urban trains and buses are operated by the "HVV" (Hamburg public transport). The HVV has a website and a mobile app, where you can find ticket prices and the quickest route to your destination:

Urban Trains

There are two types of inner city trains, U-Bahn and S-Bahn (U- and S-train). There is no real difference except that the U-Bahn travels more underground (thus "U") and the S-Bahn is more overground. Most trains come and go in 5-10min intervals the whole day long, with a few hours break roughly between midnight and 4 a.m.

HVV ticket machines are available at every U- and S-train station. The ticket machines work in several languages, including English. The ticket is directly valid from the moment of purchase on.


Buses are available at all hours, although the nightliners run with larger time intervals between them. Always enter buses at the front and show the driver your HVV ticket (if you already have one), or buy a ticket directly from the driver.


At many points within the city, red bicycles can be rent and returned ("StadtRAD"). The first 30min are free of charge. An online registration is necessary. If interrested please refer to the webpage of StadtRAD Hamburg.


Taxis in Hamburg can be recognized by their pale yellow finish and their taxi sign on top. Websites and phone numbers of most of Hamburgs taxi companies, can be found on the website of Hamburg Airport.

Car Hire

Seven companies offer car hire in terminal 2 of the airport. However, finding parking spaces within the city can be complicated. It is usually cheaper, faster and more convenient to use public transport.

Hamburg Area Information

St. Pauli Piers in Hamburg. In background: BLOHM+VOSS dock "Elbe 1", Port of Hamburg
Public park "Planten un Blomen" in Hamburg
The "Reeperbahn" in St. Pauli, Hamburg
View over the "Speicherstadt" and the city center of Hamburg
Images provided by www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Christian Spahrbier and Andreas Vallbracht (right image only)

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, with a population of over 1.7 million people. It is known for its port, Europe's second largest. Further, Hamburg offers a wide variety of culture and entertainment, featuring museums, musicals, concerts and much more.

For more information on the city and its attractions, see for example the following websites:


For making the registration and paper submission process as convenient as possible we created an online tool. Once you created an account, you can use the tool to upload your abstract/paper or pay the conference fee. You will also be able to see the status of your paper and payment. Note that account creation itself is free of charge.

Workshop Fees

Early Regular On-site
Regular delegates 650€ 700€ 750€
Students 450€ 500€ 550€
Accompanying Persons 350€ 400€ 450€

All rates include welcome reception, lunches, tea-breaks, conference dinner and farewell reception. Rates for regular delegates and students further include entrance to all sessions, registration materials and electronic proceedings.

Abstract and Paper Submission

Please use our online tool for abstract and paper submission. For information on topics, extent, style etc. please refer to the following documents:


International Standing Committee

Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud Hamburg University of Technology
Jiahn-Horng Chen National Taiwan Ocean University
Atilla Incecik Strathclyde University
Masashi Kashiwagi Osaka University
Yonghwan Kim Seoul National University
Decheng Wan Shanghai Jiaotong University

International Scientific Committee

Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud Hamburg University of Technology
Jiahn-Horng Chen National Taiwan Ocean University
Sören Ehlers Hamburg University of Technology
Pierre Ferrant Ecole Centrale Nantes
Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu Istanbul Technical University
Chin-Yeh Hsin National Taiwan Ocean University
Changhong Hu Kyushu University
Tomoki Ikoma Nihon University
Atilla Incecik University of Strathclyde
Masashi Kashiwagi Osaka University
Yonghwan Kim Seoul National University
Dezhi Ning Dalian University of Technology
Lian Shen University of Minnesota
Sverre Steen Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Yougang Tang Tianjin University
Stephen Turnock University of Southampton
Marc Vantorre Ghent University
Decheng Wan Shanghai Jiaotong University
Chi Yang George Mason University
Zaojian Zou Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Local Organizing Committee

Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud Hamburg University of Technology
Andrés Cura Hochbaum Technical University of Berlin
Sören Ehlers Hamburg University of Technology
Bettar el Moctar University of Duisburg-Essen
Ulf Göttsche Hamburg University of Technology
Nikolai Kornev University of Rostock
Stefan Krüger Hamburg University of Technology
Patrick Marleaux Hamburg University of Technology
Gerrit Olbert Hamburg University of Technology
Youjiang Wang Hamburg University of Technology


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Address and Contact Information

Technische Universität Hamburg
Institut für Fluiddynamik und Schiffstheorie (M-8)
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4
D-21073 Hamburg
Telephone: +49-40-42878-6052
Fax: +49-40-42731-4468
E-mail: iwsh2019@tuhh.de


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