UIC (International Union of Railways), TCDD ( Turkish State Railways) and CMSProject are currently preparing the 10th UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail planned in May 2018 in Ankara, Turkey. During this Congress, some parallel sessions will be held, occupying 5-time slots in the program (to be finalized).
Call for Papers will be launched on 14 August 2017 and closed on 15 October 2017.
Organization of the parallel sessions
The parallel sessions will be held in 5 different rooms respectively dedicated to the following Topics:
- Railway systems
Each Topic will be developed according to 5 successive Stages relating to the planning, the design, the construction, the operations & maintenance and finally the ex-post evaluation including the socio-economic and environmental aspects.
This leads to the following organization which may evolve according to the number and the quality of the Abstracts relating to each Topic and Stage.
|Topics / Stages||Infrastructure||Railway System||Stations||Trains||Commercial Operations|
|Slot 1||Feasibility & Planning||Expected
Performances & Planning
& Real estate management
|Expected Performance & Specification||Demand Forecasting & Service Definition|
|Slot 2||Design||Design & System Integration||Functionality & Design||Design||Marketing & Business Model|
|Slot 3||Construction||Construction Testing & Certification||Architecture & Construction||Manufacuring & Certification||Operation & Customer Support|
|Slot 4||Maintenance and renewal||Maintenance and renewal||Maintenance and renewal||Operations & Maintenance
|Performance & Sustainable Delivery|
|Slot 5||Financing & Economic and legal scheme||Financing & Economic and legal scheme Ownership||Financing & Economic and legal scheme||Life cycle Ownership Financial cost||Revenues External impacts
& Ex ante/post Profitability