Tuesday 9 July 2013

Call for papers: 2nd UIC / CIT eTicketing conference

(Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1 – 2 October 2013)

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Following the success of the 2012 eTicketing conference, UIC and CIT are pleased to announce the repeat event for 2013. Railways continue to respond to customer demands and developments in technology by offering new and innovative eTicketing services. The 2013 event will provide UIC and CIT members with details about developments in the sector and will provide them with the opportunity to influence sector policies in ticketing innovation.

As for last year, the event will combine presentations from the railway world together with participation in challenging workshops. The formal programme will run from 13:30 on Tuesday 1 October, finishing at 15:30 the next day. The hosts are Dutch Railways NS, who have kindly provided the UIC and CIT with the conference facilities at their Utrecht headquarters.

NS is one of a growing set of UIC members that is making a significant move of their ticketing business to smartcards. This industry transformation will form the basis for the first day’s presentations. NFC is also a subject of much interest, despite its later than expected arrival in the mass market, and this will also be covered in day one.

Day two will address the back office, legal and operational issues that a move to eTicketing means for a railway. UIC members are developing their own experiences with these subjects and the conference will provide a chance to hear and learn from colleagues who have similar challenges.

We need your know-how – become part of this conference by submitting your paper!
This conference is designed to provide ideas and best practice among UIC and CIT members as well as to raise awareness for a number of challenges in front of us. We, the organisers, selected some of them, on which we would like to focus. Have a look on the flyer, which you can find here:


Do not hesitate to submit your paper to one of the proposed topics!

The UIC / CIT eTicketing conference will be useful for everyone working on this topic within their railway. We look forward to seeing you in the autumn in Utrecht.

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