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The Second International Conference on
Research, Development and Maintenance
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
8-11 April 2014
Railways have always played a significant role in the development of the wealth creation capabilities of society. The early roman wagonways, the steam driven railways during the industrial revolution and the electric railways of the late nineteenth and twentieth century are just a few of the railway systems that have played a vital role in past infrastructure development. The search for a fast, reliable and cost effective means of transport that presents better energy efficiency and less impact on the environment has resulted in renewed interest and rapid development in railway technology. Following the success of many special special sessions on railway technology, held over the last few years in the Civil-Comp Conference series, a new conference series was created in 2012, with the first conference held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in April 2012.
The range of topics to be considered during this Conference includes (but is not limited to):
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To encourage young researchers to attend the conference a 1000 Euro Young Researcher Best Paper Prize will be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference. To read the full terms and conditions of this competition, please click here.
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. Papers should be submitted directly to the Conference Editor who will inform the special session organisers. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also notice the important dates.
For more information about the aims and scope of each session, please click the session title (where available) for a specific session call.
The Conference Editor is Dr J. Pombo (IDMEC-IST, Lisbon, Portugal).
The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Prof. J.E. Abdalla Filho, Brazil; Prof. A. Alonso, Spain; Prof. J.A.C. Ambrósio, Portugal; Prof. L. Baeza, UK; Prof. C. Baker, UK; Prof. S. Barmada, Italy; Prof. Dr-Ing M. Beitelschmidt, Germany; Dr Y. Bezin, UK; Prof. A. Bracciali, Italy; Mr A. Broadbent, UK; Prof. S. Bruni, Italy; Dr D.L. Cadet, France; Prof. R. Calçada, Portugal; Prof. R. Carrazedo, Brazil; Prof. R.L. Chen, China; Dr H. Chollet, France; Prof. A.G. Correia, Portugal; Dr S. Costa D'Aguiar, France; Prof. G. De Roeck, Belgium; Prof. B. De Schutter, Netherlands; Prof. G. Degrande, Belgium; Dr Z. Dimitrovová, Portugal; Prof. P. Dufrénoy, France; Dr D.J. Edwards, UK; Prof. J.L. Escalona Franco, Spain; Prof. E. Esmailzadeh, Canada; Prof A. Facchinetti, Italy; Prof. E. Fortunato, Portugal; Dr P. Galvín, Spain; Prof. Dr Ing. J. Gerlici, Slovakia; Prof. J.M. Goicolea, Spain; Dr M. Hartnett, Ireland; Dr S. Hillmansen, UK; Dr L. Hornicek, Czech Republic; Distinguished Prof. B. Indraratna, *** unknown ***; Dr M. Ishida, Japan; Prof. X. Jin, China; Prof. S.H. Ju, China; Prof. Y.H. Jung, Korea; Prof. S. Kaewunruen, UK; Dr I. Kaiser, Spain; Prof. R. Karoumi, Sweden; Prof. E. Kassa, Norway; Dr P. Koziol, Poland; Prof. S. Krajnovic, Sweden; Prof. A. Levchenkov, Latvia; Prof R. Lewis, UK; Dr Q.S. Li, Hong Kong; Dr Z. Li, Netherlands; Prof. M.R. Macário, Portugal; Dr V. Markine, Netherlands; Dr M.D. Martínez-Rodrigo, Spain; Dr S. Martins Moretto, Portugal; Prof. M. Matos Neves, Portugal; Prof. A. Matsumoto, Japan; Dr T. Mazilu, Romania; Prof. Dr A. Metrikine, Netherlands; Dr M. Milenkovic, Serbia; Dr Y. Momoya, Japan; Prof. P. Museros, Spain; Prof. H. Nakamura, Japan; Dr J. Náprstek, Czech Republic; Prof. C. Nash, UK; Dr M. Novales, Spain; Dr A. Nunez Vicencio, Netherlands; Prof. A. Nurmikolu, Finland; Prof. U. Olofsson, Sweden; Mr T.W. Palfreyman, UK; Dr H. Pan, China; Prof. A. Parida, Sweden; Prof. J.C.F. Pereira, Portugal; Prof. M.S. Pereira, Portugal; Prof. Dr-Ing. C. Proppe, Germany; Dr L. Pugi, Italy; Assoc. Prof. A. Ramalho, Portugal; Dr F.G. Rauter, Portugal; Prof. Z.S. Ren, China; Dr A. Roda Buch, Spain; Dr M. Rosenberger, Austria; Prof. R. Sarkisyan, Russia; Prof. A.A. Shabana, USA; Prof. G. Shen, China; Assoc. Prof. K.B. Shin, Korea; Dr K. Six, Austria; Dr M.J.M.M. Steenbergen, Netherlands; Prof. S. Stichel, Sweden; Dr B. Suarez, Spain; Prof. Y. Suda, Japan; Assoc. Prof. H. Sugiyama, USA; Dr M. Tanabe, Iran; Prof. C. Tarawneh, USA; Prof. P.F. Teixeira, Portugal; Prof. Y. Terumichi, Japan; Prof. B.H.V. Topping, UK; Dr J. Tunna, USA; Dr E. Tutumluer, USA; Dr E. Tutumluer, USA; Prof. C. Vale, Portugal; Dr J. Vinolas, Spain; Dr E.A.H. Vollebregt, Netherlands; Prof. C. Wagner, Germany; Dr B. Wilson, USA; Prof. P.K. Woodward, UK; Prof. T.X. Wu, China; Prof. G. Yang, China; Prof. Y.B. Yang, Taiwan; Dr V. Yazykov, Russia; Dr D. Younesian, Iran; Prof. K. Zboinski, Poland;
The conference proceedings are published by Civil-Comp Press and Saxe-Coburg Publications and will be available on the first day of the conference. All papers are assigned DOIs and will appear on the online repository CTResources.info. The proceedings volumes have an ISBN; are part of a series with its own ISSN; and are submitted to several abstracting/indexing services.
Contributed papers presented at the Railways 2014 conference are eligible for submission in extended format to the International Journal of Railway Technology after the conference.
The venue for the conference is the Palais des congrés et des expositions in Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.
All presentations, lunches and coffee breaks will be at this location. For information on how to get to the venue, click here.
Accommodation is available at several hotel in the city of Ajaccio. Bookings should be made directly with the hotel of your choice. For a list of hotel details and indicative rates click here.
With the current international situation it is difficult for many countries to issue visas without undertaking a lengthy process. If the French embassy in your country requires a letter of invitation, please contact Civil-Comp Press and we will supply this, on condition that your paper has been accepted by the Conference Editor. If the Embassy requires a letter of invitation issued by a French organisation, we recommend that you contact the hotel where you have made your room bookings.
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