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

22-25 August, 2022 | Montpellier, France

At present, we intend to host Railway Technology 2022 onsite in Montpellier, France, 22-25 August 2022 to best facilitate in-person networking and learning.

To protect the health and safety of all our conference attendees, Elsevier requires proof of Covid-19 vaccinations or a negative lateral flow test (taken under the supervision of authorized health professionals, within 48 hours) to be eligible to attend. This will be coupled with mask wearing throughout the conference.

For full information on the Elsevier conferences Covid-19 requirements, please visit the Covid-19 delegate safety page.

However, as the future situation regarding international travel remains uncertain, rest assured that should this conference be unable to take place in person, it can be changed to an online event, so please submit your short paper and register in confidence.

Should this change need to occur we will let you know as soon as we are able and your registration will be carried over to the online event, with a refund of any difference in registration fee. Should this not be appropriate for you at the time, we will be able to refund your registration, minus a cancellation fee. Should the organisers cancel the conference, you will be entitled to a full refund. Please see here for our full cancellation policy.

Submit short papers by 27 May 2022

Papers presented at the conference will be allocated DOIs and archived on

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 for contributions to special sessions and talks on the conference topics by Friday 27 May 2022.


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Conference Chairman

  • Professor Joao Pombo, Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield, UK and LAETA, IDMEC, IST-University of Lisbon and ISEL-Lisbon Polytechnic Institute, Portugal


Supporting Publications
Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • CCP

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