Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Deadline looms for AREMA papers

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The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is inviting "all interested parties to submit Papers on subjects of interest to the railway engineering community to be considered for publication and/or presentation at the AREMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago," but the deadline is Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

The 2014 AREMA Annual Conference & Exposition is set for Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2014.

"Although some Papers may be selected for General Plenary Session presentation, all Papers will be organized into subject tracks," AREMA says. "Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, and suitability within the subject track in which they will be presented."

The annual conference will include the following subject tracks (organized around the AREMA Functional Groups and interests): Communications & Signals, Engineering Services, Maintenance, Passenger & Transit, Structures, and Track. There will also be a separate sub-track within the C&S Functional Group Session on Tuesday for topics related to Information Technology and Positive Train Control. We welcome submissions in these topic areas.

AREMA counsels that papers "should provide information on recent, significant and substantive achievements and results, and should be sufficiently focused on a particular subject or a narrowly defined group of related subjects." And the organization emphasizes, "Papers that are predominantly commercial in nature, or obvious sales presentations, will be declined."

Papers may be accepted for publication and not presentation at the discretion of the Program Chair. All papers accepted for presentation will be published (see guidelines and release information on the submittal form).

Click here for instructions on submitting a paper or presentation and for important dates.