4th International workshop on high-speed rail socioeconomic impacts

ONLINE |10 – 11 September 2024

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 programmes 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 of transport engineering 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 4th International Workshop on High-Speed Rail Socioeconomic Impacts.

Following the success of the last three editions:


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

Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to Prof. Francesca Pagliara, email: fpagliar@unina.it

by 15 May 2024, writing in the subject “IW-HSR”.

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

Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 May 2024
Deadline for acceptance of abstracts: 30 May 2024
Deadline for full paper submission: 15 November 2024

Best Paper Award
The best paper award, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank Institute, will be assigned during the workshop closing remarks session on 11 September. To participate in the award competition ONLY extended abstracts of 1,000 words will be taken into consideration, reporting a detailed description of the methodology and the results.

Registration – free of charge
You can register with your email address. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to you by 5 September to participate in the workshop event.

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