Call For Abstracts

The AusRAIL PLUS 2021 Executive and Program Committees would like you to contribute your voice and submit an abstract/paper to present at the AusRAIL PLUS 2021 Conference and Exhibition.

Applications now are open.

To access the best ideas of our industry, AusRAIL PLUS 2021 will bring together more expert speakers presenters across a range of dedicated topic streams and themes including:

  • Track
  • Signaling
  • Rollingstock
  • Passenger
  • Supply Chain
  • Contractors
  • Technology
  • Freight
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation

This is your opportunity to share practical insights and expertise, provide industry updates and showcase the research, technology, and collaboration you and your organisation are developing to achieve greater productivity, safety, and sustainability in rail.

Applications close on Friday 26 March so submit your application to ensure you do not miss out.

Please complete the form below to submit your abstract.

Key deadlines

26 March 2021: Deadline for submissions
28 April 2021: Authors notified of acceptance
8 June 2021: Presenter information and briefing packs provided
30 June 2021: Presenter registration deadline
12 November 2021: All papers and presentations finalised

Application process

All submissions must be made electronically via the online submission platform by COB Friday 26 March. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.

Please be prepared to have the following ready, as they are required as part of the submission process:

  • Presenter name and contact details
  • A 50-word biography of the presenter
  • High-res JPEG/PNG (2-3MB) head-shot photo of the presenter
  • Identity topic stream most relevant to your submission
  • Indicate if you are a first-time (at any AusRAIL) presenter

Selection process

Abstracts will be reviewed by the AusRAIL Reviewers Committee,   compromised of the key members from the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)Railway Technical Society Australasia (RTSA), and the Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA).

All accepted technical presenters must register and pay for the conference by 30 June 2021 to obtain the exclusive 50% presenter discount on the applicable rate. Tickets to the AusRAIL Dinners are separately bookable.

Presenters are also responsible for their accommodation and travel expenses in Brisbane.

If accepted, technical presenters will be provided with a speaker guide that includes:

  • A style guide to prepare your paper and/or presentation
  • A timeline of key activities and deadlines
  • A speaker registration form with details of 50% speaker discount
  • A 50-word (max) description of the presentation for publication in the program to assist the audience know what to expect
  • Marketing collateral to promote your presentation

Submissions selected for the Track, Signalling and Rollingstock streams will have the option of being peer-reviewed by the RTSA, RTAA and IRSE Papers Technical Committees. Peer-reviewed papers will have additional deadlines that will be detailed on the speaker information and briefing packs.

If you have any queries, please contact: