IC-TRAM 2017

Call for Technical Papers

The DIPM Council of India invite submissions of completed manuscripts and research-in-progress papers addressing technological advancements in rail and metro systems.Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety. Select papers included in the IC-TRAM 2017 conference will be considered for an expedited review process and possible inclusion in the DIPM Journal.

Submitted papers and proposals will undergo a double blind review process by at least two reviewers. To facilitate the blind review, include the title of the paper, names of the authors, affiliations, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of all authors on a cover page submitted as a separate document from the body of the manuscript. If one or more of the co-authors are students, please clearly indicate so. Include only the title of the paper at the beginning of the manuscript. In the case of multiple-authorship, designate the corresponding author(s) with a footnote on the cover page. Please do not include any author or affiliation identification on any page (except the separate cover page), in headings/footers, or in the properties of the submitted file. Previously published work or work under review elsewhere is not eligible for submission. All submissions should be posted electronically in either MS Word or editable PDF.

The proceedings will be available through the DIPM Society Library. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference no later than September 4, 2017 in order for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings.

Full Length Submissions

You may submit a full-length (not to exceed six single-spaced pages with approximately 2,500 words, including all figures, tables, appendices, and references), original, and previously unpublished manuscript. The research may be conceptual, empirical or applied. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety. Select papers included in the IC-TRAM 2017 conference will be considered for an expedited review process and possible inclusion in the DIPM Journal.

In addition, the top three conference papers will be awarded the best paper awards. Authors of these papers who choose to submit their papers to the DIPM Council will be awarded a monetary prize and these papers will undergo a quick review process by the journal.


You may submit a research-in-progress proposal or a summary of tentative results of the study to date, in a 2500words paper witha maximum of 4 figures/tables.

Submission of Abstract

The abstract of the technical papers or Research-in-Progress proposals should be submitted in approximately 200 words giving the proper summary of the paper and highlighting the main issues. Since the decision of preliminary acceptance will be made on the basis of the abstract, the contents of the abstract should be precise and to the point. The abstract should necessarily include the names, affiliations and contact details of all the authors of the paper. The last date for the submission of abstract is August 4, 2017.


The abstract of technical papers or research-in-progress proposals are invited in the following areas (but not limited to them):

  1. Rail Technologies:


    • High Speed Rail
    • Semi-high Speed Rail
    • Consolidation in Conventional/Classical Railways


    • Track, Bridges & Tunneling
    • Traction and Power Supply
    • Buildings, Heating/Air-conditioning and ancillary systems


    • Advancements in CoachManufacturing
    • Propulsion Systems
    • Alternate/Renewable Energy Sources


    • Signaling& Telecom
    • Zero Tolerance for Accidents


    • Bulk Materials Transportation
    • New Technologies in Containerization
    • Heavy Haul Operations.

  2. Metro Rail Technologies and Outlook :
    • Track, Bridges & Tunneling
    • Traction and Power Supply
    • Metro Coach/Train-set Manufacturing
    • Propulsion Systems
    • Signaling and Telecom
    • Accident prevention/ safety
    • Digital, Unmanned/Driverless Operations&Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Station Buildings, Heating/Air-conditioning and ancillary systems, such as Platform Screen Doors, etc.


Inquiries and Submissions

Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or editable PDF at www.ic-tram.com no later than August 4, 2017. For additional information about submissions, please contact the Program Chairman by email: Mr. Keshav Chandra (email: keshichandra@yahoo.com).

You may also directly visit the site at www.ic-tram.com. To learn more about DIPM visit www.dipmcouncil.org.

Want to Help

If you are willing to serve as a reviewer or session chair or would like additional information about the program, please contact the Program Chairman by email: Mr. Keshav Chandra keshichandra@yahoo.com

Those practitioners, researchers and faculty in the fields relevant to rail and metro technologies are encouraged to submit work.

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