Conference Themes

Conference Themes

1. ENHANCING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

a) Station design and architecture
b) Integration of transport modes
c) Ticketing and smart card systems
d) Information systems and communications

2. DEVELOPMENT IN LIGHT RAIL SYSTEMS

a) Corridor design and configuration
b) Grade separations – necessary or simply nice to have
c) Vehicle designs
d) Interfaces with heavy rail and bus networks
e) Economics of light rail systems
f) Importance of light rail to the urban fabric

3. ADVANCES IN RAILWAY ENGINEERING – CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE, ROLLING STOCK, OPERATIONS

a) Design and construction of integrated rail transportation infrastructure (Infrastructure Advances) (Infrastructure General)
b) Improvements in rollingstock design (Rollingstock Automation) (Rollingstock General)
c) Vehicle/track dynamics and the wheel-rail interface (Track Interaction)
d) Inspection and condition monitoring systems
e) Operational and planning, network management and simulation modelling (Operations General)
f) Research and development

4. SAFETY, PREVENTION & INVESTIGATION

a) Risk assessment and management (Reducing Risk)
b) Human factors
c) Best practice in new safety procedures, technologies and management (Track Maintenance Advances)
d) Crashworthiness technologies
e) Train control technologies
f) Derailment safety
g) SPADs and their avoidance

5. RAIL-RELATED SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS

a) Freight and network capacity
b) Economics and policy (Project Management Assurance)
c) Regional and long-distance railways
d) Intermodal freight including terminal design and operation; interfaces with roads and ports
e) Short haul rail

6. UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

a) Performance of existing railway structures in the context of sustainability (Rollingstock Sustainability)
b) Asset upgrading, modification and rehabilitation
c) Energy utilization and efficiency
d) Environmental impacts and strategies
e) Alternate energy resources
f) Strategies in achieving environmentally Friendly railways

7. HEAVY HAUL

a) Network Operations (captive and interchange)
b) Technology assisted train operations
c) ECP braking systems
d) Fuel trip optimization
e) Distributed power (DP) operations
f) Long freight trains
g) Economics and Capacity for Growth
h) Service reliability in all-weather conditions

8. ROLLING STOCK

a) Wagon design and maintenance (time and condition-based)
b) Improved wagon components (bogies, wheels/axles, brakes, train coupling systems and cast components)
c) Motive Power
d) Diesel and electric locos and performance
e) Emerging motive power technologies (LNG, Fuel Cell, etc.)

9. TRACK AND STRUCTURES

a) Improved track component designs, materials, rail, sleepers, switches and crossings
b) Track foundation design, maintenance and diagnostics
c) Bridge life extension, advanced designs, materials, and inspection

10. VEHICLE/TRACK SYSTEMS AND TRAIN DYNAMICS

a) Vehicle/Track Interaction (dynamics, wheel/rail profiles, wheel/rail& RCF, friction control)
b) Vehicle & track condition monitoring (detectors, data & repair management)
c) Train Dynamics (longitudinal and braking)

11. SIGNALLING AND COMMUNICATIONS

a) Signalling systems
b) Advanced train control systems
c) Increasing network capacity through enhanced signalling systems (Signals/Level Crossings) (Signals Automation)

12. CUSTOMER SERVICE (INTEGRATED OPERATIONS PLANNING/MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS)

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts
May 28 2019

Abstracts Submissions close
August 14 2019

Early Bird Registration Open
October 2019

Abstracts Notifications
September 2019