2nd International workshop on high-speed rail socioeconomic impacts

ONLINE |13-14 September 2022

The UIC Alliance of Universities was established in 2015 under the authority of the UIC (International Union of Railways) for the development of High Speed Rail (HSR). The Alliance is a global academic network including universities, institutes of technology, polytechnics, engineering, architecture and business schools that have proven substantial involvement in the development of HSR. The objective of the Alliance is to promote and implement research programs on the development of HSR; to improve education in HSR; to exchange and disseminate know-how between Universities and UIC members; to develop outstanding talents with HSR expertise.

Within these activities, Prof. Francesca Pagliara, member of the Alliance and Professor at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School of the University of Naples Federico II, is glad to launch the call for papers for the 2nd International Workshop on High Speed Rail Socioeconomic Impacts.

Following the success of the 1st International Workshop https://uic.org/com/enews/article/successful-1st-international-workshop-on-high-speed-rail-socioeconomic-impacts, UIC has decided to support this initiative as an annual event to be organised by the University of Naples Federico II. The aim of this workshop is to explore recent research on the analysis and quantification of the effects, both on economy and on society, of investments in HSR systems.

Papers focusing on the impacts on equity and inclusion; on the land use system, such as activity and residential location choice; on the environment; on the tourism industry; on the property market as well as on pricing policies; on project evaluation; on competition, cooperation and integration with other transport modes, etc. are welcome. Papers will be accepted for presentation and discussion at the workshop, presenting either a theoretical or an empirical perspective approach.

Proceedings of the workshop will be published in the book series "Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics" (indexed in Scopus).

The workshop is organised by the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School of the University of Naples Federico II and will be held online due to the ongoing uncertainty relating to the pandemic.


Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 May 2022
Deadline for acceptance of abstracts: 30 May 2022
Deadline for full paper submission: 15 November 2022

Best Paper Award

The best paper award will be assigned during the workshop closing remarks session on 14 September.

Organising Committee

Prof. Francesca Pagliara - Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Mr Philippe Lorand - UIC
Mrs Helen Slaney - UIC
Mrs Cécile Gendrot - UIC

Scientific Committee

Dr Chia-Lin Chen - University of Liverpool
Dr Zhenhua Chen - The Ohio State University
Dr Frédéric Dobruszkes - Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Prof. Juan Carlos Martín - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Dr Amparo Moyano - University of Castilla La Mancha
Prof. Francesca Pagliara - University of Naples Federico II
Prof. Junyi Zhang - University of Hiroshima

Registration - free of charge

Please register with your email address. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent by 10th September to participate at the workshop meeting.


13th September 2022

13:00 -14:00 CET | Workshop opening remarks
Moderator Prof. Francesca Pagliara (Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Prof. Francesco Pirozzi (Head of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Mr Philippe Lorand (Senior Advisor High-Speed Rail, UIC)
Prof. Hironori Kato (Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan).
Mr Anthony Williams (Member of the Board of Directors of the California High Speed Rail Authority, USA)
Mr Pascal Deyrolle (General Manager, Luxury Trains Services SRL, Italy)
Mr Alfonso Saraco (Area Manager, International Workplace Group plc, Italy)

14:00-14:45 CET | Keynote
Prof. John Preston “The socio-economic impacts of HS1: A re-assessment” (Chair in Rail Transport, University of Southampton, UK)

14:45-15:00 CET | Break

15:00-16:20 CET | Session 1 – HSR and Productivity
Chairman Prof. Nocera, S. (University of Venice – IUAV, Italy)

15:00-15:20 | International Productivity Benchmarking of High-speed Railways and its Policy Implication
Y., Zong, K., Yu, J., Wu and X., Yang (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)
15:20-15:40 | Evaluation of the economic effects of High Speed Rail on the Italian economy through a wider Input-Output model approach
Tartaglia, M., Cerullo, M., Ferraresi, T., Paniccià, R., Radicioni, M., and Cieri, E. (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane; RFI; IRPET, Istituto Regionale Programmazione Economica della Toscana)
15:40-16:00 | HSR passenger time cost and investment effects
Ozturk, H. N. (Emirler Railway Systems Ltd. Company, Turkey)
16:00-16:20 | Italian HSR: A Comparison between ex-ante and ex-post construction costs
Cavallaro, F., Nocera, S. and Bruzzone, F. (Polytechnic University of Turin; University of Venice – IUAV, Italy)

16:20-16:30 CET | Break

16:30-18:50 CET | Session 2 – HSR: Competition vs Integration vs Inclusion
Chairman Dr Dobruszkes, F. (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)

16:30-16:50 | The impact of HSR on same-day intercity mobility-Evidence from the Yangtze River Delta Region
H., Pan and Y., Gao (Tongji Univerity, China)
16:50-17:10 | High-speed rail market liberalisation: a critical evaluation of cross-subsiding issues in Spain
Moyano, A. and Dobruszkes, F. (University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain; Free University of Brussels, Belgium)
17:10-17:30 | Sentiment Analysis Comparison of Chinese Passengers for High-Speed Railways (HSRs) on Sina Microblog before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wu, D. and Martín, J. C. (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
17:30-17:50 | Benefits of Building High Speed Rail at Airports
Malott, P. (San Jose State University, USA)
17:50-18.10 |Assessing territorial cohesion impacts of High-Speed Rail lines: a method with two case studies in Italy
Coppola, P. and De Fabiis, F. (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
18:10-18:30 | The economic, social and transportation impacts produced in ten years by the Italian unique high-speed railways competitive market
Cascetta, E., Cartenì, A. and Henke, I. (Universitas Mercatorum; University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”; University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
18.30- 18:50 | UIC Youth/Student HSR Innovation Challenge Pilot Program
Scott, B. (Beverly Scott Associates, USA)

14th September 2022

09:00-10:40 CET | Session 3 – HSR and Land-use impacts 1
Chairman Dr Chen, C. L. (University of Liverpool, UK)

09:00-09:20 | Socio-economic effects in locating high-speed rail stations– A review
Jayakumara, M. and and Majib, A. (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
09:20-09:40 | Site Selection of High-speed Railway Station on Travel Efficiency
H., Pan and Y., Gao (Tongji Univerity, China)
09:40-10:00 | Where to put the High-speed Railway Stations? Does it matter?
B. P.Y., Loo, C.L. Chen and Z., Huang (The University of Hong Kong; University of Liverpool, UK)
10:00-10:20 | How Does High Speed Rail Impact Population with The Changing Industrial Structures in China’s Prefecture Cities?
L., Zhang (Tongji University, China)
10:20-10:40 | Exploring aspects of sustainable rail infrastructure development process and alternative TOD financing in India
Joshi, D., Saini, S. and Joshi, V. (Ministry of Railways, Government of India, India)
10:40-11:00 | The development of office buildings around infrastructure hubs: the case of High-Speed Rail stations in Germany
Moser, J., Weiß, M., Münter, A., Wenner, F. and Thierstein, A. (Technical University of Munich, Germany; ILS Dortmund - Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Germany)

11:00-11:20 CET |Break

11:20-12:40 CET | Session 4 – HSR and Land-use impacts 2
Chairman Dr Z. Chen (The Ohio State University, USA)

11:20-11:40 | The influence of the High Speed Railway on the local socio-economic population, considering the development of highways
J., Fan, S., Terabe, H., Yaginuma, H., Uno and Y., Suzuki (Tokyo University of Science; Japan)
11:40-12:00 | Impacts of High Speed Rail on residential properties in Italy: an analysis from a panel-data set
Di Ruocco, I., Mauriello, F. and Pagliara, F. (University of Insubria; University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
12:00-12:20 | A small station renewal – a start point to develop the whole village
Aalto, A. (M.Sc. Geography, Finland)
12:20-12:40 | Can high-speed rail facilitate sustainable urban land use?
M., Yu and Z., Chen (The Ohio State University, USA)

12:40-14:00 CET | Break

14:00-15:40 CET | Session 5 – HSR: Innovation and Environment
Chairman Prof. Martín, J. C. (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

14:00-14:20 | Assessing Innovations in High-Speed Rail Infrastructure
Ait-Ali, A., Kurt, F. and Berg, M. (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
14:20-14:40 | The impacts of High-Speed Rail on Innovation and Cluster Economies – Preliminary findings from Taiwan
Russell, C. J., C. L. Chen and C., Wong (University of Liverpool, UK; National Tsinghua University, Taiwan)
14:40-15:00 | High-speed trains experience in Poland
Pomykala, A. (Railway Research Institute, Poland)
15:00-15:20 | Assessing Carbon Dioxide Emissions of High-Speed Rail: The Case of Beijing-Shanghai Corridor
P., Chen, Y., Lu, Y., Wan and A., Zhang (Beijing Jiaotong University, China; Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China; University of British Columbia, Canada)
15:20-15:40 | Spatio-temporal distribution of Chinese cities’ air quality and the impact of high-speed rail to promote carbon neutrality
Q., Liu, H. Li, Shang and K., Wang (Beijing Jiaotong University, China; Beijing University of Technology, China; Imperial College London, UK; University of International Business and Economics, Beijin, China)

15:40-16:00 CET | Break

16:00-17:00 CET | Session 6 – HSR: Accessibility and Tourism
Chairman Prof. J., Zhang (Hiroshima University, Japan)

16:00-16:20 | The accessibility impact of High Speed Rail in Italy: a user-based approach
Tartaglia, M. and Vannacci, L. (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Italy)
16:20-16:40 | A destination-tourist evolutionary game analysis for supporting regional tourism development under the high-speed railway era
T., Zhu, J., Han,Y., Pei,J., Zhang (Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China; Hiroshima University, Japan)
16:40-17:00 | A Geographically Weighted Poisson Regression approach for analyzing the effect of High Speed Rail on tourism in China
Mauriello, F., Chen, Z., Yin, P. and Pagliara, F. (University of Naples Federico II, Italy; The Ohio State University, United States; Beijing Jiaotong University, China)

17:00-18:00 CET | Closing remarks
Best paper award assignment – sponsored by Asian Development Bank Institute
Moderator Prof. Francesca Pagliara (Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Mr KE Seetha Ram (Senior Consulting Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan)
Prof. Yoshitsugu Hayashi (Chubu University, Japan)
Mr Michel Leboeuf (Honorary Chairman of the Intercity & High-Speed Committee, UIC)
Mr Philippe Lorand (Senior Advisor High-Speed Rail, UIC)

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