Call for papers Railways and Environment 2010
16 December 2010 in Delft, the Netherlands
Railways have a huge environmental impact. This is true for the railway conceived both as a transport modality and as a mechanical system The mutual relationship between rail and environment is situated on different ‘levels’, and many phenomena are involved, such as emission of vibration and noise, air pollution, ground pollution, energy consumption, division of ecosystems and landscapes, disintegration of urban areas…
The attention for the interaction between rail and environment is continuously growing, not in the least due to the worldwide expansion of the high-speed rail network and the extension and globalisation of economies. This is visible on many levels: academic research, industrial innovation, normalisation, legislation…
Delft University of Technology and Europoint organise ‘Railways and Environment’ on 16 December 2010 in Delft, the Netherlands. The conference offers a one-day platform to discuss the current scientific research, industrial developments and innovations in this area and their direction in an international setting.
Call for papers
The programme coordinator and scientific committee of the conferenceRailways & Environment invite you to submit a paper abstract. The conference offers an excellent opportunity and framework to present your innovative work or challenging ideas on one of the following topics:
- Emission of vibration
- Noise emission
- Air quality
- Ground pollution
- Energy consumption
- Sustainability & renewability in the Life Cycle
- Life Cycle Management (technical ideas & innovations)
If you would like to submit an abstract of your presentation, please send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 June 2010 at the latest. For more details and the abstract (format) requirements: www.railways-environment.com
The papers will be reviewed by the programme coordinator with support of the scientific committee. Presenters will be notified by 15 August 2010 if their proposals have been accepted and publication guidelines will be provided.
Attendance to Railways & Environment will provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge and insights in the developing field. During the coming months we will keep you informed about further developments by email.
We look forward to welcome you to Delft on 16 December 2010, either with your contribution as a presenter, or as a participant!
Delft University of Technology
Programme coordinator Railways & Environment