JRC Meets in Baltimore
The 2023 Joint Rail Conference (JRC) offers the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in rail transportation as well as time for networking with other professionals in the industry. The conference will be held April 11-13 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Track 1: Track Systems, Structures, and Railway Infrastructure: (Sponsored by ASCE) Chair: Dimitris Rizos, University of South Carolina. Topics include, but are not limited to, intelligent technologies and innovations, materials, sustainability, resilience, vehicle-track interaction (VTI), track dynamics, health monitoring, condition assessment, change detection, track stability, and remote sensing.

Track 2: Mechanics of Rolling Stock (Sponsored by ASME RTD) Chair: Mehdi Ahmadian, Virginia Tech; Co-Chairs: Abe Meddah, MxV Rail and Timothy Mast, Wabtec. Includes topics related to locomotives, railcars, wheels, draft gears, suspensions, bearings, bogies, materials, onboard systems, onboard intelligent systems, and related matters.

Track 3: Electrical Signal, Communication, and PTC Systems (Sponsored by IEEE) Chair: David Thurston, CP Rail; Co-Chair: Lamont Ward, Amtrak. Includes topics related to Communications Based Signaling, The Internet of Railway Things (IoT), Asset Management, Heath/Welfare and condition assessment, Wireless communications, Positive Train Control, Enhanced Train Control, Networks, Security, Automated Testing, Artificial Intelligent (AI) for safety systems, and related matters.

Track 4: Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis (Sponsored by ASME SERAD) Chair: Mohammad Pourgol-Mohamad, University of Maryland; Co-Chairs: Magdy Elsibaie, University of Maryland; Arun Veeramany, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Includes topics related to Mathematical Methods and Computations for Reliability and Safety; Reliability and Risk Analysis for Emerging Technologies and Intelligent Railroading; Failure and Forensic Analysis for Accidents and Trespassing; System and Structural Health Monitoring and Prognostics; Machine Learning and Big Data for Reliability, Maintenance, and Safety; Reliability Centered Maintenance; Resiliency and Sustainability Analysis; Human Factor; Reliability Analysis; and related matters.

Track 5: Electrification and Transit Systems (Co-sponsored by IEEE and ASME RTD) Chair: John Grantham, Atkins; Co-Chair: Brian Donohue, WSP. Includes topics related to electrification systems overhead contact systems, third rail contact systems, traction power substations, stray current and corrosion control, electro-magnetic interference (EMI), transit systems, and passenger transportation

Hope you can join us in Baltimore!

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