2024 Call for Papers

Abstracts are due for review by December 8, 2023.


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The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) invites all interested parties to submit Papers on subjects of interest to the railway engineering community to be considered for publication and/or presentation at the AREMA Annual Conference. There is a preference for project owner participation on the Paper. Owner approval of the topic is also required for all submissions.

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Important Presenter/Author Dates & Deadlines

  • December 8, 2023 Abstracts Due
  • Mid-February, 2024 Authors Notified
  • Mid-February, 2024 Authors Confirm their Participation
  • May 3, 2024 Paper Due for Review
  • June 7, 2024 PowerPoint Presentations Due for Review
  • July 8, 2024 Final Documents Due to Publication
  • August 1, 2024 Presenter Registration Deadline
  • September 15-18, 2024 AREMA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo

Platform Chats - Call for Papers Podcast

Have you ever wondered what it takes to present your project or idea at the AREMA Annual Conference? On this episode, host Walt Bleser sits down with two experts on the topic: Program Committee Chair and AREMA Senior Vice President, Trent Hudak, Director Engineering Services, BNSF Railway, and Program Committee Staff Liaison Stacy Spaulding, Senior Director, Executive and Board Operations for AREMA. The trio discusses what the Program Committee looks for in papers such as new technologies and groundbreaking solutions to old problems. They also consider what it takes to present during the General Session and the importance of inclusivity and the diversity of ideas.  If you want to know how best to position your paper for success, you won’t want to miss this episode.