We have the pleasure to invite you to speak at the Intelligent Rail Summit, which will take place from 22 – 24 November 2016 in Naples, Italy.

Deadline call for papers: 1st May 2016

Submit your paper


  • Wayside Train Monitoring Systems
    – Increasingly important role of WTMS in railway operation and vehicle maintenance
    – Regulations and the need for cross-border data exchange
    – Performance of transportation from a technical point of view
  • Infrastructure Measuring & Monitoring
  • Big Data for technical railway operations (maintenance, diagnostics, signaling and traffic management)

Instructions for paper abstracts

The abstract must include:
– Professional title, initials, full first name, full last name, company name, e-mail and/or postal address of the author(s);
– Title of the presentation (please use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract);
– Summary of (scientific) content (minimum length 300 words, maximum length 500 words)
– Indication of the preferred category (see conference themes above)

Criteria of the paper:
– Papers must include the information above.
– Papers must be submitted in the English language
– The papers must have a scientific or innovative value/contribution
– The author/presenter is a natural person

Abstracts are peer-reviewed for;
– Relevance to the conference themes
– Scientific quality/elaborated presentation
– provoking thoughts

Papers will not be accepted if the criteria are not met.

Accepted abstracts are scheduled as slide presentations. By submitting an abstract, the author(s) agree that, if accepted, the paper will be presented as scheduled.

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into the conference themes as outlined above. Your indication of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. The programme coordinator and scientific committee reserve the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category.

A presentation slot at the conference will be 20 minutes, excluding time for answering questions. The conference language for the sessions is English.

Presenters will be notified by mid April 2016 if their proposals have been accepted and publication guidelines will be provided.

Submit your paper

Programme Committee:

Wayside Train Monitoring Systems

  • Dr. Andreas Schöbel, Vienna University of Technology – Institute of Transportation (Programme Manager)
  • Mr. Stefano Rossi in charge of ‘Track technologies’ Unit within RFI Engineering Department.
  • Prof. Clive Roberts, University of Birmingham – Professor of Railway Systems

Infrastructure Measuring & Monitoring

  • Mr. Matthias Landgraf, Technical University of Graz (Programme Manager)
  • Mr. Stefan Marschnig, Institut für Eisenbahnwesen und Verkehrswirtschaft of the Technical University of Graz
  • Mr. Urs Nietlispach Head of Measurement and Diagnostics Swiss Federal Railways SBB

Big Data in Railway Operations

  • Dr. Markus Enzi, Technical University of Graz (Programme Manager)
  • Prof. Stefano Ricci, Sapienza University of Rome