Professor Wanming Zhai

  • Chairman of SWJTU Academic Committee
  • Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Rail Transportation
  • Editor-in-Chief of Railway Engineering Science
  • Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Second International Conference on Rail Transportation (ICRT 2020) will be held in Chengdu, China, July 6-8, 2020, and will be hosted by Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU). Those who are engaged and interested in rail transportation technology are welcome to participate in the ICRT 2020.

The aim of the ICRT conference series is to provide an international forum for scientists, researchers, and engineers around the world to exchange the knowledge, ideas and experiences in rail transportation planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance. The first ICRT conference held in Chengdu in July 2017 with great success, and over 350 innovator and contributors from 24 countries, including 102 delegates from outside China, presented and shared their innovative research stimulating railway development. The Proceedings of ICRT 2017 published by ASCE in 2018 and indexed by the EI Compendex and the Web of Sciences. We welcome your suggestions and comments for the organizing committee of ICRT2020 (


On Sunday July 5, 2020 at the Chengdu Century City International Convention Center, there will be a one day workshop of the International Collaborative Research Initiative (ICRI) on RCF and Wear of Rails and Wheels.  All are invited to attend and participate in this single session workshop, including researchers, suppliers and railroad employees. Details of ICRI workshop see

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  • Abstract submission (1~2 page)

    (October 08~ November 30, 2019
    October 08~ December 20, 2019

  • Acceptance of Abstracts

    (January 15, 2020)

  • Early bird registration

    (April 15~June 1, 2020)

  • Full Paper Submission Due

    (May 15, 2020)

  • Arrival

    (July 05, 2020)

  • Conference Dates

    (July 6-8, 2020)


Please send any inquiries to the Conference secretariats:

  • Dr. Shengyang Zhu
  • Dr. Liang Ling

State Key laboratory of Traction Power
Southwest Jiaotong Univesity, Chengdu 610031, China

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