First International Conference on Rail Transportation

 (Please download the "Call for Papers" in PDF here)


Date:July 10-12, 2017; Chengdu, China

Conference Objectives

The First International Conference on Rail Transportation is an open forum for scientists, researchers, and engineers around the world to promote the exchange of the latest scientific and technological innovations in rail transportation; and to advance the state-of-the-art in engineering and practices for various types of rail-based transportation systems. The conference series would cover all main areas of rail vehicles, infrastructure, traction power, operation, communication, and environment, including the following topics:

  • dynamics and mechanics of rail vehicles, track, and bridge systems
  • planning and design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of rail infrastructure
  • train operation, control, scheduling and management
  • rail electrification
  • signaling and communication
  • environmental impacts such as vibration and noise

Papers and Presentations

Conference papers will be subject to peer review by the International Scientific Committee, and you can choose your accepted paper to be published by ASCE (EI indexed) or just electronically included in the conference proceedings.

Top 5 papers will be selected as the best papers by the International Scientific Committee and will be awarded at the closing ceremony of the conference. A special issue of the International Journal of Rail Transportation will be planned for the extended version of the best papers. Additionally, potential authors are encouraged to submit the extended conference papers with significant importance to this Journal after the conference (subject to normal peer review procedures).

The official language of the conference is English. All delegates will receive copies of all accepted talks at the start of the conference.

Please register and upload your submission by clicking SUBMISSION. The Abstract should be prepared according to 
THIS TEMPLATE. The Full Paper should be prepared according to 


Important Dates

  • Sept 18 2016: Abstract Submission Due (1 page)
  • Oct 1 2016: Acceptance of Abstracts
  • Dec 11 2016: Full Paper Submission Due (6-10 pages)
  • Feb 11 2017: Acceptance and Reviews to Authors
  • Mar 11 2017: Final Paper Submission Due
  • July 9 2017: Arrival and Registration
  • July 10-12 2017: Conference Dates

Important Dates


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