The Fifth International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance

30 August – 2 September 2021 | Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Call for short papers
Final deadline for submission: 15 December 2020

Papers presented at the conference will be allocated DOIs and archived on
More information available here.

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 sessions on railway technology, held over the last few years in the Civil-Comp Conference series, a new conference series was created in 2012. The first conference was held in: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2012; the second in Ajaccio, Corsica, in 2014; the third in Cagliari, Sardinia in 2016; and the fourth in Sitges, Barcelona in 2018.

The themes for this conference will include (but are not limited to):

  • Rolling Stock
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy and Environment
  • Signalling and Communication
  • Operations
  • Strategies and Economics
  • Emerging Technologies

View extended topics listing here.

Call for Papers

Short papers are invited by 15 December 2020 for oral and poster presentation at the conference. Submit short papers here.


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Conference Chairman and Editor

  • Prof J. Pombo, Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield, UK, and LAETA,IDMEC,IST-University of Lisbon & ISEL-Lisbon Polytechnic Institute, Portugal.


Supporting Publications
Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • CCP

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