The 3rd International Conference


The 3rd International Conference




The conference organized by Railway Research Institute(IK) and Faculty of Transport of Warsaw University of Technology is intended as the platform to exchange ideas related to the various aspects of rail transport. It aims to present the achievements of scientific and research centers, both national and international, dealing with implementation and operation of modern technologies related to the rail transport.



1. Railway timetable and traffic:
ubstantive coordinator: Dr Andrzej Żurkowski

  • modern forms of train timetabling;

  • computer-based scheduling;

  • contemporary operational issues;

  • safety of railway traffic.

2. Rail transport infrastructure:
Substantive coordinator: Dr Andrzej Massel

  • constructions of a superstructure of tracks and turnouts;

  • shaping of a track geometries;

  • access to the railway infrastructure;

  • new technical solutions for tram and metro lines.

3. Traffic control and IT for railways:
Substantive coordinator: Prof Mirosław Siergiejczyk

  • modern telecommunication solutions in the rail transport;

  • contemporary railway traffic control systems;

  • electromagnetic compatibility of traffic control systems and IT for railway applications;

  • issues of safety and reliability of traffic control systems and railway teleinformatics.

4. Traction and rolling stock:
Substantive coordinator: Prof Andrzej Chudzikiewicz

  • modern, and efficient methods for transmission and distribution of electrical energy;

  • contemporary trends in design and construction of rail vehicles;

  • methods to improve cooperation between traction unit and power system;

  • assessments methods and rational consumption of energy for traction.

5. Materials engineering and recycling in the rail industry:
ubstantive coordinator: Dr Jolanta Radziszewska-Wolińska

  • new/modified materials and their properties;

  • new/modified manufacturing and processing technologies;

  • numerical design of manufacturing systems and materials;

  • new requirements and test methods for materials used in rail vehicles and infrastructure;

  • utilization of materials, vehicles recycling.

6. Transport organization and technology:
Substantive coordinator: Prof Marianna Jacyna

  • freight logistics as an opportunity for development of rail transport;

  • opportunities and constraints of intermodal transport development in Poland;

  • intermodal transfer hubs;

  • improvement of cooperation between seaports and railway transport.

7. Certification in the rail transport:
Substantive coordinator: Dr Marek Pawlik

  • entity certification vs. product certification in the rail transport;

  • essential requirements and their role in the unification of railway transport within European Union;

  • product certification processes for compliance with the European and national requirements;

  • safety assessment and subsystems certification.

Conference location:

Hotel Holiday Inn, Telimeny 1 st., Józefów (near Warsaw).


18 - 19 November, 2014


Polish, English.


Announcement №1  Announcement No 1


18 November 2014 (Tuesday)

9.30 - 10.00 Registration.

10.00 - 10.30 Opening ceremony. Guests speeches.

10.30 - 12.00 Plenary session, debate: Certification issues in the rail transport.

12.00 - 12.20 Coffee break.

12.20 - 14.00 Session I A: Transport organization and technology.

Session I B: Traction and rolling stock.

14.00 - 14.45 Lunch.

14.45 - 16.15 Session II A: Railway timetable and traffic.

Session II B: Rail transport infrastructure.

16.15 - 16.30 Coffee break.

16.30 - 17.30 Summary, discussion.

19.30              Gala dinner.

19 November 2014 (Wednesday)

9.30 - 11.00 Session III A: Traffic control and teleinformatics.

Session III B: Materials engineering and recycling in the rail industry.

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break.

11.30 - 13.00 Discussion, conclusions.

13.00               Lunch.



Conference fee:

299 EUR per person* – accommodation in a single room,

275 EUR per person*– accommodation in a double room,

249 EUR per person*without accommodation,

150 EUR for accompanying person*,

65 EUR per person* – additional fee per night 17-18, November in a single room,

39 EUR per person*–additional fee per night from 17-18, November in a double room,

* - incl. VAT

Car parking for conference participants is free of charge.


Conference Participation fee should be paid to: Payment in EUR: RAIFFEISEN POLBANK S.A,

PL 45 1750 0009 0000 0000 0191 8915

04-190 Warsaw, Jubilerska 10 st. Poland, SWIFT: RCBWPLPW

with a note IK Conference”, before 7 November, 2014

The fee includes participation in the conference, coffee breaks and lunches, conference materials, accommodation for one night (when selected), gala dinner and the costs of publication of papers.

Participants' application:

Participant should register themselves , submitting the title of the lecture, when intended, by filling in the application form published on the conference website: www.ikolej.pl.

On-line registration




  • 31.08.2014 30.09.2014 - speakers' application in the conference (with the title of the lecture)

  • 31.10.2014 - other participants' application

  • 30.09.2014 15.10.2014 - submission of the abstracts and full text of the articles

  • 15.10.2014 31.10.2014 - acceptance notification

  • 07.11.2014 - payment of the conference fee


Publication of the conference proceedings:

All papers sent for presentations during the plenary and parallel sessions will be reviewed and qualified by the Programming Committee. Abstracts (prepared in accordance with “Guidelines for Authors”) will be printed in the Conference Proceedings. Selected articles will be printed in journals:

  • Problemy Kolejnictwa (Railway Reports),

  • Prace Naukowe Politechniki Warszawskiej – Transport,

  • Archives of Transport,

  • Archives of Transport System Telematics.


LINKS FOR AUTHORS: Guidelines for Authors

guidelines for authors



Henryk Bałuch (Railway Research Institute, Warsaw)


Maria Bałuch (Railway Research Institute, Warsaw)

Andrzej Chudzikiewicz (Warsaw University of Technology)

Paloma Cucula (Instituto de Investigacion Technologica, Madrid)

Yury Diomin (State Scientific-Research Center of Ukrainian Railway Transport, Kiev)

Antonio Fernandez (Instituto de Investigacion Technologica, Madrid)

Maria Franekova (University of Žilina)

Gebhard Hafer (bbw Hochschule Berlin)

Marianna Jacyna (Warsaw University of Technology)

Władysław Koc (Gdansk University of Technology)

Borys Lapidus (VNIIZT, Moscow)

Andrzej Lewiński (University of Technology and Humanities, Radom)

Zbigniew Łukasik (University of Technology and Humanities, Radom)

Andrzej Massel (Railway Research Institute, Warsaw)

Jerzy Mikulski (Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice)

Vitalij Nichoga (Lviv Polytechnic National University)

Iwan Prudys (Lviv Polytechnic National University)

Wiesław Starowicz (Cracow University of Technology)

Viktor Syczenko (Dnepropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport)

Franciszek Tomaszewski (Poznan University of Technology)

Wojciech Wawrzyński (Warsaw University of Technology)

Andrzej Żurkowski (Railway Research Institute, Warsaw)



Mirosław Siergiejczyk


Jolanta Cybulska-Drachal

Izabela Ławrynowicz

Renata Maleda

Agnieszka Marchela

Dorota Szatkowska

Andrzej Szmigiel

Eliza Wawrzyn


Contact with the organizing committee:

Address: Railway Institute, J. Chłopickiego 50 st., 04-275 Warsaw

phone: +48 22 47 31 500, +48 697109 556,

fax: +48 22 610 75 97

e-mail: conference@ikolej.pl; rmaleda@ikolej.pl; amarchela@ikolej.pl