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Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Venue: THotel, Cagliari, Sardinia
Railways 2016
The Third International Conference on
Railway Technology:
Research, Development and Maintenance
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
5-8 April 2016

Special Session Call for Papers:

Special Session: RW2016-S09
Accidents Analysis and R&D of Safety Technologies
Session Aims and Scope

The safety of railway systems is fairly high compared with other transportation modes, but further studies are required to realize higher safety. For the prevention of various accidents, analysis on the previous accidents and incidents, and these countermeasures are important. On the other hand, R&D of farsighted safety technologies on railway systems are also required.

This session aims at bringing together researchers and experts from various fields reporting on the current state of railway safety research and development concerning the prevention of “derailments”, “collisions”, “level crossing”, “passengers & workers accidents”, etc. The discussion should promote the interaction and collaboration among public sectors, universities, research centers, railway operators and industry in order to identify problems, propose solutions and indicate directions of future research.

The Session should bring together Mechanical, Electrical, Control, Civil and Geotechnical experts and will cover, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Example and/or review of railway accident and incident investigations
  • Technologies and/or experiences of accidents prevention
  • R&D on prevention of derailments, such as vehicle dynamics, wheel-rail interface
  • R&D on prevention of collisions, such as signalling and/or operating systems
  • R&D on prevention of human damage accidents, such as “platform door”, detection sensors
  • R&D on countermeasures against earthquakes and extreme weather
  • Condition monitoring technologies for safety
  • Safety analysis and safety certification

For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Professor A. Matsumoto, Japan Transport Safety Board, Japan, (matsumoto-a2jk AT
  • Professor R.A. Smith, Imperial college, United Kingdom, (roderick.smith AT and
  • Professor H. Nakamura, Nihon University, Japan (nakamura.hideo AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "RW2016-S09" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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