Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Joint Rail Conference-2010 issues call for papers

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Sponsors of “Joint Rail Conference-2010: High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail” have issued a call for papers for presentation at the event, April 27-29, 2010, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill. Abstracts for such papers are sought by Saturday, Nov. 14.

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JRC 2010 is a cooperative effort of ASME, IEEE, ASCE, AREMA and TRB. JRC 2010 Chair Chris Barkan, professor of Railway Engineering at the university, says the event will be the principal, multi-disciplinary, North American conference focused on rail transportation for the year.

Papers and presentations are being solicited on various aspects of railroad civil, mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, financing, operations, and management. JRC 2010 will encompass issues involving both freight and passenger rail, but the conference theme will be HSR and other forms of developing intercity passenger rail.

Though any topic can qualify for submission, the conference is encouraging papers on some specific topics, including: railroad infrastructure engineering; rail equipment engineering; HSR experience and development; shared corridors; planning, management, and operation; and safety, security, and environment.

Abstracts, due Nov. 14, should be submitted to JRC 2010 at http://ict.illinois.edu/railroad/JRC/callforpapers-jrc.asp.