UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MANSOUR BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, VICE PRESIDENT, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COURT

8-10 October 2024

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

SETTING RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE AND GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY IN MOTION

TECHNICAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

2024 CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN

The Global Rail Technical Conference will showcase cutting edge R&D from technology pioneers, research institutes, consortiums, industry and academia, with the potential to disrupt rail operations, maintenance, passenger experience, and project delivery, and unlock value for multiple stakeholders across the rail, transport and mobility value chains.

Don't miss your chance to contribute—apply to be a speaker today! Select from 8 technical categories and submit your abstracts before Monday, July 15, 2024.

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TECHNICAL CATEGORIES

Use the 8 technical categories supplied to indicate the category that best describes your abstract. Abstracts are evaluated based on the following:

  • The abstract must contribute to the rail or transport value chain and should contain significant new knowledge, technical results or experiences.
  • Data in the abstract must be correct in terms of technical applications.
Rail Construction
Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure
Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure

Sustainable solutions for driving down project costs, reducing project timelines and increasing stakeholder collaboration, and cutting-edge innovations in rail track design and engineering, station design, tunneling and overhead lines, to advance electrification, reduce infrastructure costs, and increase network capacity.

RAIL SUSTAINABLE
High-Speed Rail
High-Speed Rail

The latest innovations in high-speed rail engineering, planning and design.

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Digital Rail
Digital Rail

Harnessing the potential of 4IR technologies such as AI, IIoT and blockchain for operational efficiencies, predictive maintenance, intermodal connectivity and transparency across rail and transport value chains.

Rail Passenger
Passenger Experience
Passenger Experience

Passenger-centric solutions such as smart ticketing, 5G, MaaS and integrated mobility platforms to increase ridership across rail networks and the seamless integration of passenger rail with mobility ecosystems.

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Supply Chain Resiliency
Supply Chain Resiliency

Technologies to increase supply chain transparency amongst intermodal operators to future proof supply chains globally.

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Rolling Stock Innovation
Rolling Stock Innovation

Innovations to improve the sustainability, safety, life cycle and cost of rolling stock including, hydrogen fuel cell and battery powered locomotives.

Safety
Safety and Security
Safety and Security

Next generation solutions supported by AI, edge computing, IIoT and cloud applications for the secure operation of rail infrastructure and the real-time monitoring of passenger and employee safety.

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Urban Planning and Smart City Development
Urban Planning and Smart City Development

Novel methods for integrating rail networks into smart city and sustainable urban environments.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. Èric Pairet
Dr. Èric Pairet

Head of Research and Development

Etihad Rail
Natalie Loughborough
Natalie Loughborough

Executive Director (Rail/Public Transport)

National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO)
Matthew Botelle
Matthew Botelle

VP PMC & Rail Practice Lead, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

Parsons
Bogdanov Evgenii
Bogdanov Evgenii

Partner

Kearney
William Marcondes Gall
William Marcondes Gall

Business Development Manager, Transportation and Mobility

ASPIRE
Dr. Melody Khadem Sameni
Dr. Melody Khadem Sameni

Associate Professor of Railway Transportation Engineering

University of Birmingham

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submitted technical abstracts will be reviewed by the Global Rail 2024 Technical Conference Committee. Early submission is important to ensure committee members have ample time to review the abstracts.

The final deadline for submission is Monday 15 July 2024. Any submissions
after this date will not be accepted. Incomplete submissions will not be
considered.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:

  • Abstracts should include a maximum of 500 words and must be written in English.
  • It is critical that all the requested information is provided at the time of your abstract submission.
  • You must select from the 8 categories provided to best describe your abstract.
  • Prior to abstract submissions your management clearance must be obtained. Any issues concerning clearance should be outlined when the abstract is submitted.
  • If you have presented this abstract previously, you will need to provide details of when and where.

ABSTRACT CONTENT:

Abstracts must contain adequate information for the reviewing committee to have a better basis for judgement. Abstract submissions should be structured in the following format.

  • Objective of the paper (50 words)
  • Introduction/background (100 words)
  • Synopsis (200 words)
  • Conclusion (100 words)

CONTENT GUIDE:

  • Description: summarize the scope and nature of the work upon which the abstract is based; e.g digital signaling, passenger experience, predictive maintenance etc.
  • Applications: describe the possible application of the information provided in the abstract.
  • Results and conclusions: summarise the results and major conclusions to be presented in the presentation and state specific conclusions of the work and how these differ from previous work on the same subject. State whether new information will be revealed and whether data from the lab or field, will
    be included.
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