RRUKA Annual Conference 2016 – Call for Participation!

RRUKA Annual Conf 2016 - Banner FINAL It’s that time of year again, and RRUKA is preparing to celebrate five years of operation with its flagship event – the RRUKA Annual Conference.

Taking place Thursday 3rd November at Kings Place in London, this one day conference will provide opportunities for industry and academia to share, collaborate and start discussions which could help to shape the future of UK academic rail research.

Join us on the day to:

  • Gain an insight into the rail research currently underway across UK research institutions
  • Understand RRUKA’s role, our achievements and future activities
  • Share your needs to help shape the direction of future research
  • Connect with our members, find out about their expertise, research and test facilities
  • Explore opportunities to build new relationships which could help to address rail challenges

Visit the event page to find out more and register to attend.

Deadline for registration: Monday 24th October

Call for Participation

Collaboration in rail research is a key ingredient required for success. As such, we want to provide delegates with opportunities to connect with our members, find out about their expertise and start the conversations which will hopefully blossom into strong collaborative relationships.

Present your research

We are now inviting the submission of abstracts to fill a small number of presentations spaces in the conference programme.

05-11-15-103This is a great opportunity to showcase the wealth of novel research currently underway and share it with those who could help take it forward. Selected applicants will be asked to give a short presentation on the day, and accompany this with a paper / report to be shared with other conference proceedings in SPARK.

Spaces are limited so we could encourage you to submit your abstracts as soon as possible. You will be able to submit your abstract via the conference registration form.

Presenters will also be invited to submit full papers, with an opportunity to have these published in an RRUKA special edition of The International Journal of Railway Technology.

Read the full call for participation for more information. (Please submit your abstract as part of your conference registration).

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 16th September 

Exhibit in our Blue-Sky Village

Blue sky village wallWe invite members to participate in the blue-sky village (free of charge) – where you will have the chance to exhibit with posters, demonstrators, models, and videos / simulations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • network with other researchers and key industry representatives
  • detail your strengths and abilities to help find solutions to current rail industry challenges
  • speak to those who could fund and help develop your work
  • find out more about the current research needs and priorities for industry

Read the full call for participation for more information. (Please express your interest in hosting a stand as part of your conference registration).

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 16th September 

Key Dates

Don’t delay – take note of the information detailed in the call for participation and key dates noted below.

Friday 16th September  Deadline for submission of abstracts
Friday 16th September Deadline for expressions of interest for exhibition
Monday 24th October Delegate registration closes
January 2017 IRJT Full paper submission deadline


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