Dresden, Germany, April 1–4, 2025

Information about RailDresden2025

RailDresden 2025 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of railway operations modelling and analysis. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest covering both passenger and freight transport are:

  • Railway alignment and network design
  • Line planning
  • Timetabling (scheduling and routing)
  • Rolling stock and crew scheduling
  • Railway maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Railway traffic management and rescheduling
  • Disruption management and contingency planning
  • Train delay prediction and conflict detection
  • Railway capacity assessment of nodes, lines and networks
  • Railway performance: punctuality, stability, robustness, resilience
  • Railway safety analysis and risk assessment
  • Railway signalling and control systems
  • Train trajectory optimization and train control
  • Driver Advisory Systems and Automatic Train Operation
  • Passenger flows in stations, on platforms, and dwell times
  • Passenger assignment
  • Rail freight transport
  • Rail yard operation and design
  • Multimodal transport systems, interaction with air, urban, and micro-mobility
  • Energy saving in railways
  • Emerging railway technologies
  • Rail governance and economics
  • Railway simulation and digital twins

Paper Submission and Important Dates

RailDresden 2025 submission options include:

  • Type A: Research paper
  • Type B: Industrial paper

The authors of research papers (Type A) should submit a full paper of a maximum length of 20 pages in ICROMA format including figures and references, while the authors of industrial papers (Type B) can submit a paper of at most 10 pages. The full research papers will be reviewed according to the standard scientific criteria: technical merit, originality, clarity and relevance. The review of the industrial papers will retain the former criteria except scientific originality. The purpose of an industrial paper is to showcase innovations and applications of research and development in the railway industry. The main author of an industrial paper is not affiliated with an academic institute. All the manuscripts should be original work. The paper template is available on the website: www.raildresden2025.de. Authors shall submit the full manuscript electronically using the aforementioned conference website.

  • Submission system open: August 1, 2024
  • Deadline paper submission: October 10, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: December 20, 2024
  • Registration system open: November 1, 2024
  • Submission final paper: February 1, 2025
  • Early-bird registration end: February 1, 2025
  • Closure online registration: March 21, 2025
  • Conference days: April 1-4, 2025