WCRR2003 in Edinburgh
September 28 to October 1, 2003

Manager, International Affairs,
Information & International Affairs Div.

The 6th World Congress on Railway Research, WCRR2003, will be held in Edinburgh, UK, from September 28 to October 1, 2003, and copies of the Call for Papers have been distributed.

The idea for providing a congress for international delegates on railway research originated from a workshop on the subject held in Tokyo in 1992. Since then five conferences have been held with the aim to promote and enhance international cooperation among rail companies, manufacturers, and representatives from research and scientific fields.

These five conferences, organized by the top management and R&D executives of UIC, Railway Safety, SNCF, DB, FS, AAR/TTCI, and RTRI, have enjoyed great success as unique occasions where railway-related people from around the world discuss railway technologies and seek the way of international cooperation.

All the people in railway operators, manufacturers and research organizations are invited to participate in this significant railway congress through giving presentations, joining the exhibition and sponsorship programs, and attending a wide variety of technical sessions.

Host:  Railway Safety of UK on behalf of the WCRR Organizing Committee
Dates:  September 28 - October 1, 2003
Venue:  Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) Scotland, UK
Theme:  "From Birth to Renaissance"
Congress language:  The congress language is English. However, simultaneous translation into Japanese, German, Italian and French will be provided at major sessions.
Abstract Instructions:  Deadline
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is on or before 13 January 2003. Please note that all abstracts submitted on paper or in formats other than Word 95,97 or 2000 for IBM compatible PCs may be rejected. Abstracts must be submitted in either of the following:

Electronic Submission on-line
Please visit the Congress website: where you will be guided through the on-line submission process.

Electronic Submission by e-mail
You can download a template from the website to complete, save and e-mail back to the Congress Secretariat at

Registration:  On-line
To register on-line, please visit the Congress website

Post or Fax
You can download the registration form from the Congress website.
Complete the form and return it along with payment to the Congress Secretariat.

Registration fee:  695 until July 24, 2003
895 from July 25, 2003
Exhibition:  The Exhibition will be held during the congress period. Information regarding the exhibition is available from the Congress Secretariat at
Congress Secretariat:  For further details, please contact Concorde Services Ltd., the Congress Secretariat, at the following numbers and e-mail address.
Concorde Services Ltd.
42 Canham Road, London W3 7SR
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8743 3106
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8743 1010