Venue: Festival and Congress Centre - Varna

Location: VARNA, Bulgaria

Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2004 End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2004
Registration Date: Jul 31, 2004
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2004
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Academician Vyacheslav Yastrebov, International Foundation of Science, Culture and Economics, Moscow, Russia
Prof. Dr. Leonard Domnisoru, “Dunarea de Jos”, University of Galati, Romania
Prof. Dr.Sc. M. Paschen, University of Rostock, Germany
Prof. Dr.Sc. P. Pentchew, University of Rostock, Germany
Prof. Dr. Yordan Garbatov, Technical University of Lisboa, Portugal
Prof. Dr.Sc. Y. Vorobyov, Odessa Marine Engineering Institute, Ukraine
Assoc. Prof. Dr. V.M. Zhurava, Sankt Peterburgs Institute of Shipbuilding, Russia
Dr. Dang Van Hung, Maritime Computer Centre, Vietnam

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The Conference language will be English.

Conference Location
The Conference will be held at the International House of Scientists “F.J.Curie” in the St.St. Constantine and Helena resort complex, which is situated near the city of Varna and includes a hotel, conference halls and all the facilities necessary for a fruitful work and pleasant vacation.

Procedure for Attending the Conference
Everyone interested in the fields mentioned above can take part in the Conference.
Abstracts of up to 150 words are invited before April 30, 2004. If sent by e-mail (which is strongly recommended), please include the abstract within the E-mail message, not as E-mail attachment.

Main Topics of the Conference:

A. Shipbuilding and Ship-Repair
B. Marine Engineering
C. Shipping , Water Transport
D. Port Operation
E. Oceanology and Environment Protection
F. Marine Education and Qualification

Authors’ Instructions
Papers must be written in English using MS Word version 6.0 or higher. The Conference Proceedings will be prepared from camera-ready manuscripts, including halftone black & white photos. There will be no opportunity for corrections after submission. The responsibility for the appearance of the paper and all the costs for the preparation of manuscripts remain with the author.
Papers must be submitted both as camera-ready copy and a PC 3.5” diskette. Print out in black on A4 sheets (one side only).

Length: Each paper should not exceed 6 pages set in two columns, with 6 mm between columns, except for the abstract, which should be printed in one column format.

Margins: Left 3 cm; Right 3cm; Top 3cm; Bottom 3cm.

Typeface and Type size:
Times New Roman 11 - for text
Times New Roman 14 - for chapter and paragraph
Times New Roman 14 - for title
Times New Roman 8 - for footnotes.

Line spacing: Single

Page numbering: Do not number pages. Please write down page numbers and author’s name in blue pencil on the back of each sheet.

Footnotes: Footnotes are designated by superscript numbers and are numbered in consecutive order.

Equations: Number the equations in sequence from equation (1) to the end of the paper, including appendices, if any. Enclose the equation numbers in parentheses and place them flush with the right hand margin of the column.

Tables: Tables should be positioned within one column. Tables with larger amount of information may be extended across two columns. Type size should not be lesser than Times New Roman 8.

Bibliographical references: List and number all bibliographical references at the end of the paper. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding number in parentheses. References should be in sequence.

Address for Correspondence:

BLACK SEA 2004 Secretariat
25, “Tzar Simeon I” Str.
9000 Varna, Bulgaria
Phone: ++ 359 52/ 630 531, 630 532, 630 535
Fax: ++ 359 52/ 630 533


1, "Slivnica" Bld.

Additional Information

The participation fee is:  120 US $ which includes Proceedings, Coffee and Conference Cocktail.  Late payments after June 30, 2004 shall be charged with extra 10%. Participants wishing to receive an invoice should fill-in relevant section (topic) in Application Form.