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Welcome to the 8th smp - Symposium on Marine Propulsors , Egypt

The 8th Symposium on Marine Propulsors (smp`24) will be held in Hurghada, Egypt from to .

Since its inception in the smp has provided a forum to promote scientific advancement, technological progress, information exchange, and cooperation among engineers and researchers working in the domain of marine propulsors and other related fields. The symposium takes place every two years in different locations all over the world and traditionally attracts a variety of international delegates, including theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects. For further information of the series of Symposiums on Marine Propulsors take a look at the permanent website.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 8th International Symposium on Marine Propulsors in Hurghada. The symposium is organized by the University of Port Said (PSU) and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in cooperation with SINTEF Ocean and NTNU.


The smp`24 Website is online.
The conference tool for paper submission and registration is online:
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to .
The deadline for paper submission has been extended to .

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts due
Acceptance of abstracts mailing date
Submission of papers due
Acceptance of papers mailing date
Early registration deadline
Submission of final paper update due
Symposium - , 2024



Egypt is located in both Africa and Asia, forming a bridge between the two continents. The sea route between Southeast Asia and Europe and the West Coast of the USA runs via the Suez Canal. Egypt thus remains committed to its role as an important link between the world's cultures.

The cultural history of Egypt dates back to the time of the Pharaohs. Ancient Egypt was one of the first civilisations and strongly influenced later cultures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The millennia-old architectural monuments in the fertile Nile Valley include the colossal pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza, as well as the hieroglyphic-covered walls of the Karnak Temple and the tombs in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Shipbuilding in Egypt has a tradition of more than 5000 years.

Venue overview map
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Symposium Venue: Hurghada

Hurghada is one of the most beautiful locations in the Red Sea region. Its surroundings are characterised by a wide variety of hotel complexes. Water sports, such as diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing are offered on 20 km of gorgeous white sand beaches. Numerous liveaboard tours leading to the more distant reefs in the Red Sea start and end in the yacht harbour of Hurghada.

The Symposium location is the Continental Hotel Hurghada, located directly on the beach of the Red Sea.

Hotels overview map
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The Continental Hotel offers 252 air-conditioned rooms and suites or villas with private pools. For more information go to:


For your convenience we have blocked rooms for the Symposium. As the number of reserved rooms is limited, please book as soon as possible.

Room rates ("soft" all inclusive1)) per night
Single room / classic partial sea view USD 125.00
Double room / classic partial sea view USD 150.00
Additional room options per night and person
Classic sea view + USD 10.00
Deluxe sea view + USD 20.00
Family room partial sea view + USD 25.00
1st child (under 12 years) 100% free meals and accommodation
2nd child (under 6 years) 100% free meals and accommodation
2nd child (6 to under 12 years) 50% on the double room rate
  1. "soft" all inclusive: incl. all meals and beverages, excl. alcohol
  2. Max. 2 children (up to 12 years of age) sharing the parents' room can be accommodated. Charges for additional beds may incur. Please note that the children's birth certificates must be presented as age proof upon check-in.

You will find a description on how to make reservations at the Continental Hotel Hurghada and take advantage of our special "soft" all inclusive1) hotel rates upon registration.

Other recommended hotels are in the neighbourhood. For more information, please visit the respective websites.

You will find many more hotels on the map.

In view of the distances between some of the hotels and the conference venue as well as the lack of public transportation in the area we recommend enjoying a stress-free stay at the conference hotel.


Most participants will arrive at the Hurghada Airport (HRG), located in the west of the symposium venue. The international airport of Hurghada is served by 31 airlines, for example: Brussels Airlines, Condor, easyJet, Egypt Air, Eurowings, Germania, Luxair, Pegasus, Swissair, TUI Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air.

The distance to the conference venue and the nearby hotels is roughly 6km. There are several options to reach the hotels:

Registration & Submission

For making the registration and paper submission process as convenient as possible, use the conference tool: Once you have created an account, you can use the tool to upload your abstract/paper, pay the conference fee and even see the status of your paper and payment. Creating this account is free of charge.

Workshop Fees

Early (until ) Regular
Participants 850 € 950 €
Authors 750 € 850 €
Students 650 € 700 €
Accompanying Persons 100 € 100 €

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

For participants staying at the conference hotel, lunch and dinner are included in the room rate (soft inclusive).

For on-site registration there will be an additional charge of 100 €.

Abstract and Paper Submission

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

For each paper one unique author must be participate.




Chair Committee

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kourosh Koushan Norway
Prof. Dr. Sverre Steen Norway

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud Germany
Prof. Dr. Jun Ando Japan
Prof. Dr. Jacques André Astolfi France
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Atlar UK
Prof. Dr. Rickard Bensow Sweden
Prof. Dr. Neil Bose Canada
Dr. Stefano Brizzolara USA
Prof. Dr. John Carlton UK
Prof. Dr. Jose Falcao de Campos Portugal
Dr. Mario Felli Italy
Prof. Dr. Ching-Yeh Hsin Chinese Taipei
Dr. Ki-Han Kim USA
Prof. Dr. Spyros Kinnas USA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kourosh Koushan Norway
Prof. Dr. Gerasimos Politis Greece
Prof. Dr. Shin Hyung Rhee Korea
Dr. Francesco Salvatore Italy
Dr. Antonio Sanchez-Caja Finland
Prof. Dr. Sverre Steen Norway
Prof. Dr. Tom van Terwisga Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Brian Veitch Canada
Prof. Dr. Chen-Jun Yang China
Prof. Dr. Yin Lu Young USA

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ayman Mohamed Port Said University (PSU) Egypt
Prof. Dr. Rawya Yehia Rizk Port Said University (PSU) Egypt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Laila Kamar Port Said University (PSU) Egypt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) Germany
Dr.-Ing. Ulf Göttsche Hamburg University of Technology Germany
Helen Ketelsen Hamburg University of Technology Germany

Port Said University (PSU)

View on the entrance of the main building of the Port Said University (PSU)
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The University of Port Said (PSU) is an Egyptian state university serving the city of Port Said and the surrounding area. It was established as an independent university in . Previously it was a branch of the Suez Canal University and consists of thirteen faculties. The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department at PSU is one of the oldest departments in this field in Egypt. The department grants BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees, in addition to research and consulting, including design, building, and operation of different marine applications and vessels.

Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

View on the entrance of the main building of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
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The Hamburg University of Technology (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.

A special feature of the university is its subdivision into research focuses instead of faculties, which enables closer cooperation between the various institutes. Shipbuilding is one of the university's main areas of research and a leader in Germany in the field of ship and marine technology.

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