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ICRE 2018

The 8th International Conference on Railway Engineering

16 - 17 May 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place

CPD 14 hours IET London: Savoy Place (logo)

Author information

Abstract submission deadline

Monday 23 October 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance

Monday 4 December 2017

Submission of full papers

Monday 29 January 2018

Notification of full paper acceptance

Monday 5 March 2018

Author registration

Monday 2 April 2018

Submission of presentation slides for oral presenters

Monday 23 April 2018

Conference commences

16 - 17 May 2018

Any sales pitches will be rejected. The organising committee encourages authors to submit abstracts focussing on real business case studies/scenarios, innovative tools and techniques and report on work completed or nearing final stages, or efforts that have concluded with an important unsuspected outcome of interest.

Where will your paper be published?

The IET guarantees that successful authors will:

  • Present their paper at the International Conference on Railway Engineering
  • Have their final paper published in the official conference proceedings
  • Have their final paper indexed by IET Inspec and IEEE Xplore
  • The IET may also, with the permission of the author, film the presentation for publication on
  • There is a possibility that authors of very high quality submissions may be invited to submit a suitably expanded version of their paper for consideration as a technical paper in the IET Signal Processing Journal

The submission process

Authors wishing to submit papers and present at the International Conference on Railway Engineering are required to submit an abstract for consideration by the Conference’s Technical Programme Committee.

Abstracts should be no more than 1 page (or 400-words) and submitted using the abstract template provided.

Following the review of abstracts, successful authors will be invited to submit a full paper for a second review by the committee. Successful authors of full papers will then be invited to attend and present their work at the International Conference on Railway Engineering.

Writing an abstract

Abstracts are required for all submissions. Abstracts must be submitted directly into the submission form using one of the following methods:

  • Type the abstract into the form directly
  • Copy and paste the contents (including images, tables, etc.) for another source e.g. Word
  • Drag and drop an existing file directly into the form (the system will convert the file and you will be able to edit it further
  • Please ensure all text / diagrams fit within the text box and use Times New Roman or Arial font, size 10

Abstracts must be submitted by 23 October 2017 if they are to be considered for the conference.

The working language of the conference is English, which will be used for all printed material, presentations and discussion.

Before submitting your abstract

Before submission, make sure that the following material is ready:

  • Your abstract title, all authors’ names, affiliations and a 35 word (approx) biography
  • Your prepared abstract file of no more than 400 words, using the abstract template form provided, including title, names, affiliations and abstract in word format (file size maximum 2.0 MB - Megabyte)
  • Your preferred topic area is chosen from the conference technical topics guide / sector guide - please see bulleted list above (The technical programme committee reserves the right to change the authors' choice of topic area)

Submitting your abstract

Step 1 – Register as a new user
  • Enter the online submission system
  • Register as a new user by clicking on the red text at top of screen – fill out all required fields on form (* denotes mandatory field). Do not use the forward or back buttons on your browser when navigating the fields
  • Confirmation screen – an email will be sent to you containing submission instructions, a copy of the abstract template and your username and password
Step 2 – Submit your abstract
  • Access online submission system
  • Log-in using your username and password
  • Click on the link > “Click here to submit a new abstract”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and complete all fields in the four step process
  • After completing step 4 of 4 you will be directed to a summary screen and sent a confirmation email containing your submission reference number which will need to be used in any correspondence with the organisers
  • Done!

Accepted papers

Each paper must have at least one author registered by Monday 2 April 2018, to avoid the paper being withdrawn from the conference proceedings. The author must be present at the conference to present the submission either orally or by poster presentation.

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