Digital technologies are already here and have the potential to deliver a revolutionary impact on rail transportation as it has been known for decades. Digitalisation, big data and Internet of Things will transform engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, business culture, organisation and management; it is beyond technologies.

Smart applications and use of the potential of digitalisation in railway organisations will unlock the human genius across all fields of rail delivery: engineering, safety, project management, operations, maintenance, customer service and business developments.

The digital revolution will only bring about its full-scale expected benefits if it is people-centric. It should help to deliver higher quality rail travel experience to customers, as well as greater employee experience by empowering them to better perform in their jobs.

In addition, this transformation of the rail business must also be considered in its impact on the local communities served by the rail services. Digital innovations will drive railways towards more secure, safe, resilient and sustainable systems in order to foster more liveable communities.

People refers to customers, but also to staff and talents, to governments and decision-makers and finally to local communities served by the system. Hence the theme “People at the heart of digital railways”. Presentations at SITCE 2018 will be delivered to an audience of authorities, policy-makers, urban planners, railway operators and other transport professionals.

The conference programme will explore the various fields for digital railways, including urban rail and high speed rail (HSR), and how central people are in leading to acceptance and success.

The guidelines outline the steps in the submission process. The Programme Committee strongly recommends that you carefully read through the submission guidelines before submitting your papers online.

Do not miss this opportunity to share your experiences and successful projects, latest research and insightful case studies with your fellow counterparts. Please submit your paper before the deadline is due.

Important Deadlines


Abstract Submission

30 November 2017

Full Paper Submission

15 June 2018