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The Stephenson Conference will be an international event covering a full range of rolling stock and interface disciplines, from contact mechanics to pantograph and overhead line behaviour. It will bring together researchers to present, debate and develop their work at the birthplace of global railway engineering. High-quality research papers will be complemented by practical case studies, illustrating the value which good rail research can bring to the competitive development of the railway industry.

A particular objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers and industry experts to develop an improved understanding of their mutual interests. The Stephenson Conference social programme will provide opportunity for relaxed and friendly discussion away from formal presentations.

Keynote Speakers Announced:

Richard Parry Jones, Chairman, Network Rail
Dr. Norimichi Kumagai, RTRI

Call for Papers

The official call for papers deadline has now passed, but if you are interested in finding out more and potentially presenting a paper, please get in touch.

The first step is to produce an abstract of your proposed paper and submit it to:

Next Steps:

The organising committee will select authors and invite them to submit a draft paper of up to 4,000 words. The deadline for draft papers is 8 September 2014.

The committee will consider all draft papers submitted and all papers will be refereed by two independent reviewers; final acceptance will depend on content of the final manuscript and receipt by 1 April 2015.  All conference papers should be written and presented in English. Authors are required to attend the conference to present their work. Presenting authors enjoy a substantial reduction in the registration fee. However, the Institution will not be able to reimburse any travel or accommodation expenses.
All accepted papers will be published electronically that will be available to all conference delegates.

For further information, please contact Marie Connolly on +44(0) 207 973 1316 email [email protected]