September 13-16, 2020
The aim of the Conference is to exchange experiences on current research problems in scientific units in Poland, as well as to showcase the achievements and challenges of rail vehicle and rail transport companies. The topics of the 24th scientific conference RAIL VEHICLES 2020 covers a wide range of issues related to rail transport, in particular:
Design and construction of rail vehicles
Operation and maintenance of rail vehicles
Reliability and safety in rail transport
Diagnostics, testing of assemblies and components of rail vehicles
Certification and formal and legal aspects
Logistics, ecology in rail transport
Rail transport in urban logistics (metro, tram)
Innovative solutions and transport efficiency
Maciej Szkoda, Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Rail Vehicles – chairman of the Scientific Committee
The Institute of Railway Vehicles of the Cracow University of Technology is one of the 12 organizational units forming part of the mechanical department, which is the largest faculty at the Cracow University of Technology and one of the largest in Poland. Since 2017, the institute operates two plants: The Construction and Exploitation Department of Railway Vehicles and the Department of Logistic systems. The staff of the Institute carry out teaching activities in studies I and II of the degree on speciality related to the engineering of means of transport, operation, safety and reliability of rail vehicles and logistics and forwarding. Postgraduate studies are also carried out “Construction and operation of rail vehicles”,, which are highly acclaimed among rail transport companies, are also underway.
In addition, the Institute conducts extensive cooperation with the economic environment in the implementation of research and development projects, the implementation of innovative technologies, opinions and technical expertise on rail vehicles.
NEWAG S.A. is a modern company, effectively combining innovative technical thought with traditions up to 1876 years. As one of the oldest railway companies in Poland, Newag has many years of experience in the production and modernization of railway rolling stock.
NEWAG is a leading Polish manufacturer of electric and diesel passenger vehicles, electric and diesel locomotives and underground and tramways vehicles. The vehicles support rail connections, transporting passengers in fourteen Polish voivodships.
NEWAG Company has a stable and strong position on the market of electric traction units and locomotives in Poland. In recent years, the capital group NEWAG S.A. dominated the national market for the production of electric traction units, the production and modernisation of electric locomotives and the modernisation of diesel locomotives.
A modern managed company particularly cares about the high quality of its products and services, which is confirmed by received certificates and certificates.
His Magnificence Rector of the Cracow University of Technology prof. dr hab. inż. Jan KAZIOR
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Cracow University of Technology prof. dr hab. inż. Jerzy SŁADEK
Chairman of the Office of Rail Transport, PhD. Ignacy GÓRA
Polish Scientific and Technical Maintenance Society
|Notification of participation in the Conference, submission of a summary of the article in Polish and English||01.03.2020|
|Acceptance of the summary||21.03.2020|
|Sending full texts of articles||30.04.2020|
|Decision to qualify the article for publication and review||30.05.2020|
|Payment of the conference fee||01.06.2020|
|Conference RAIL VEHICLES 2020||13-16.09.2020|
The XXIV edition of the Conference gives the opportunity to publish the results of the study in the Materials of IOP Publishing (level I in the list of MNiSW publications from 2019), in the series IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering indexed in the Scopus database. Also if you are not interested in publishing in English language in the is the opportunity to publish in Polish language in RAIL VEHICLES (Scientific and Technical Quarterly).
Chairman: dr hab. inż. Maciej Szkoda, prof. PK
Members of the committee:
dr inż. Teresa Gajewska, mgr Maciej Górowski, dr inż. Tomasz Kuczek, dr inż. Augustyn Lorenc, dr inż. Maciej Michnej, dr inż. Grzegorz Kaczor, mgr inż. Małgorzata Kuźnar, mgr inż. Bartosz Szachniewicz, dr inż. Grzegorz Zając
Cracow University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Rail Vehicles
al. Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Cracow, Poland
tel.: +48 12 / 374 35 12, fax: +48 12 / 374 33 11