The goal of the Congress is to systematically explicate the theoretical and practical interpretations, reflections, and inferences for the future, with an emphasis on new technology and new approaches. It is anticipated that the scope and concept of works to be submitted fit in the following subject areas.

A. Infrastructure B. Railway System C. Operations & Stations
A1. Bridges
A2. Viaducts
A3. Tunnels
A4. Earthworks
A5. Landscape design
A6. Track forms
A7. Tests
A8. Asset management
A9. Renewals
A10. Environmental Impact Assessment
B1. Signalling
B2. Control centers
B3. Electrification & Energy supply
B4. Telecommunications
B5. Other fixed installations and related devices and software
B6. RCM & Sensing
B7. Asset management
B8. Renewals
B9. Reliability, availability, maintainability and safety
B10. Certification & homologation
B11. Infrastructure & maintenance depots
C1. Station location choice
C2. Station design
C3. Station functionalities
C4. Connections with urban and regional networks
C5. Architectural design
C6. Real Estate management
C7. Station maintenance
C8. Station renewal
D. Trains E. Commercial & Economy & Society F. Cross Cutting Themes
D1. Technical specifications
D2. Operational performance
D3. Seat capacity, on board service and internal design
D4. Rolling stock purchasing strategy
D5. Rolling stock depots
D6. Energy and environment
D7. Reliability, availability, maintainability and safety
D8. Maintenance
D9. Certification & homologation
D10. Disposal system
E1. Intermodal competition
E2. Modal complementarity
E3. Traffic forecasting
E4. Mobility trends
E5. Fares policy
E6. Service quality
E7. Business diversification
E8. Marketing and advertising
E9. Commissioning into use
E10. Capacity management
E11. Traffic management and operations under regular conditions
E12. Traffic management and operations under extreme natural hazardous events
E13. Station management and operation
E14. Project architecture (Public ownership, PPP, Franchises, …)
E15. Train access to infrastructure and stations
F1. Engineering handbooks
F2. Implementation procedures
F3. Rail governance & regulation
F4. Communication
F5. Accessibility and modal complementarity
F6. Information management & digital engineering BIM
F7. Project Management
F8. Finance & ownership
F9. Non-monitoring benefits assessment
F10. Wider Economic Impact
F11. Interoperability

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