Call for papers and posters

We are delighted to offer two opportunities for participants to submit abstracts for papers or posters that address the following themes. 

Research themes:  

Showcasing the diversity of HSR research outcomes 

  • HSR and the environment 

  • HSR and economic development 

  • Infrastructure and rolling stock 

Education themes:  

Showcasing the development and provision of education to facilitate HSR  

  • Innovative approaches to railway education, training, or knowledge transfer 

  • International relationships in railway education and training 

  • Education informed by railway research 


Selected abstracts will be presented during either the Research or Education Showcase sessions on Day 1 and Day 2. When notified, you will be invited to submit a full paper to a relevant planned themed issue in a peer-reviewed journal. By submitting a paper abstract, you agree to us passing your information on to the relevant journal editors if selected. We may invite you to submit a poster if you are not selected to present, as speaking slots are limited. Journal information will be released soon 


Authors of abstracts selected for poster presentation will be invited to prepare a poster following the poster template, to be published online in a virtual poster exhibition. There will be dedicated sessions for delegates to browse the posters, ask questions and connect with your research.  

Please submit your abstracts for papers or posters by Friday 31st August in order that we can notify speakers on updates by Friday 2nd October.  

Submit your abstract of no more than 250 words to for review, with the subject line HSR: Education Interchange 2020 Abstract: name, organisation, day 1 or 2, paper or poster.