Tuesday 19 June 2018

WCRR 2019 Congress Announcement and Call for Papers

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We are very pleased to announce that the 12th World Congress on Railway Research, WCRR 2019, will be held in Tokyo, Japan, at the Tokyo International Forum from 28 October to 1 November 2019, hosted by the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), of the Japan Railways (JR) group.

WCRR is the world’s largest international congress on railway research, where railway researchers and engineers gather together with managers and executives of railway-related organisations in one congress. WCRR 2019, with the congress theme “Railway Research to Enhance the Customer Experience,” will provide a perfect opportunity for railway delegates from around the world to gather and share their views regarding the roles that research and development are expected to play in order to further elevate the value of railways, while railway experts are able to share information and expertise.

We invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the congress. Abstracts are being accepted at the WCRR 2019 official website up until 10 August 2018.

For details, please see:

Session Topics are as follows, under which there are Sub-Topics (please refer to the Call for Papers for details):

  • Improvement of Service Quality, Speed, Time to Destination, and Functionality
  • Economics, Policy and Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Safety and Natural Hazard Management
  • Rolling Stock
  • Infrastructure
  • Railway System Interface
  • Maglev and New Transport Systems

WCRR 2019 Call for Papers Timeline:

Deadline for Abstract submission: 10 August 2018
Confirmation of accepted Abstracts: By 8 February 2019
Date for submission of full papers to be provided for review: 10 May 2019
Deadline for submission of full and final paper: 31 August 2019

If you have any questions please contact the congress organisers as shown below.

Professional congress organiser (PCO) of WCRR 2019
The WCRR 2019 Headquarters of RTRI has appointed ISS, Inc. to take care of logistics for this congress. Correspondence regarding WCRR 2019 should be addressed to:

ISS, Inc.
Mita MT Bldg. 8F, 3-13-12 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, Japan
TEL: +81-3-6369-9984 FAX: +81-3-3453-1180
For questions about abstracts/papers, please contact:
For questions about sponsorship and exhibitions, please contact:
For other general questions about WCRR, please contact:

Learn more about WCRR 2019 at:


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