Joint Rail Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 18 - 21, 2018


Call for Papers

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Papers and presentations are solicited on all aspects of railroad civil, mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, financing, operations, and management. Papers on freight and passenger rail subjects are sought. Conference organizers encourage submissions on the following topics as well as other relevant railroad industry research topics.

The 2018 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) will take place April 18-21, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. This international conference is the premier technical event in the U.S.A. including all discipline for freight and passenger rail transportation; mechanical, electrical, civil, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, manufacturing, financing, operations, and management.

JRC2018 Conference Tracks:

  • Track 1 Railroad Infrastructure Engineering
  • Track 2 Rail Equipment Engineering
  • Track 3 Signal and Train Control Engineering
  • Track 4 Service Quality and Operations Research
  • Track 5 Planning and Development
  • Track 6 Safety and Security
  • Track 7 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Track 8 Urban Passenger Rail Transport
  • Track 9 Electrification
  • Track 10 Vehicle Track Interaction

Important Dates


Submission of Abstract
September 13, 2017

Author Notification of Abstract Acceptance
October 13, 2017

Abstracts Available Online
October 20, 2017

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