Call for papers: closure of applications WCRR

22 October 2012

After extension to October the 22nd 2012, the submission of abstracts has now closed.
653 papers from 32 countries have been received by the Executive Committee who will now review them with the assistance of over 120 expert reviewers.
The World Congress on Railway Research is the worlds foremost international forum for the promotion, development and exchange of the latest innovations in the global rail industry.

The theme for the 2013 Congress will be: “Sharing knowledge to keep ahead of the Curve”
The programme in 2013 will showcase technical presentations, across eight themes. There will also be the traditional plenary sessions where you will hear the thoughts and opinions of some of the leading figures in the rail industry from across the globe.

The WCRR 2013 will come together with Australia’s flagship AusRAIL PLUS rail conference with combined plenaries which will see up to 2500 people gather to share the expertise of outstanding WCRR speakers.
The WCRR 2013 and AusRail PLUS exhibitions will also combine to potentially create the biggest ever rail exhibition hosted in the Australasian region, with the chance to visit over 300 companies that will be exhibiting from all around the globe.

For the WCRR in 2013, there will be eight themes to which the technical papers will be allocated and each theme has a number of sub-themes upon which researchers may base their paper. The themes are:

  • Economics/Policy
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure and Electrical
  • Performance and Capacity
  • Rolling stock
  • Safety
  • Signalling, Communications, and Operations
  • Systems and Information

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