The 1st International Workshop on High Speed and Intercity Railway (IWHIR 2011)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Shenzhen and Hong Kong, SAR, China

July 19-22, 2011



The 1st International Workshop on High-speed and Intercity Railways ( IWHIR 2011) will be held in Shenzhen and Hong Kong SAR, China from July 19 to July 22, 2011. This international workshop is organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in collaboration with the Southwest Jiaotong University, Beijing Jiaotong University, Dalian Jiaotong University, China Engineering Consultants, Inc., Zhejiang University and Tsinghua University.
Continuing the great initiatives and momentums of the rapid development in railway engineering and railway infrastructures worldwide in recent years, IWHIR 2011 aims at providing a platform for academic scholars and practicing engineers to share knowledge and experience, to promote collaboration, and to strengthen R&D activities related to railway engineering. Engineers, scientists, professors, and students from universities, research institutes, and related industrial companies are cordially invited to submit abstracts and to participate in this forum. The technical program will include invited and contributed presentations on theoretical, numerical, and experimental work pertaining to railway engineering. Industrial visit will also be arranged.


The workshop will include all fundamental, applied, and engineering aspects of railway engineering. Themes may include, but not limited, to the following:
Signaling Systems
Interoperability / Interchangeability
Power Supplies
Power Electronics and Drives
Safety and Security
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Communication Systems
RFID / Smart Cards
Ultra-wideband Systems
Remote Sensing
Maglev Technologies
Rolling Stocks
Systems Engineering
Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques
Smart Antennas, Phased and Active Arrays
Station / Train Compartment Propagation and Channel Characterization
Advanced Materials
Sensor, Actuator, and Transducer Technologies
Condition / Structural Health Monitoring
Station / Depot Design
Light / Medium / High Capacity Railways
High Speed Rails
Energy Management
Control Systems and OCC
Computer Simulation
Traffic Management
Scheduling and Timetabling
Software Engineering
Intelligent Transit Systems
Maintenance and Condition Monitoring
Automatic Fare Collection
Railway Project Management
Railway Systems – Case Studies


International Steering Committee:

Chairman :
Siu-lau Ho, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

- Chun-yang Chen, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
- Ping-sha Dong, Professor and Center Director, The University of New Orleans, USA
- Ke-Jun Kang, Tsinghua University, China
- Ching-lung Liao, China Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taiwan
- Christian Moser, Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Bin Ning, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
- De-tian Niu, CNR Changchun Railway Vehicle Company Ltd., China
- Qing-quan Qian, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
- Wei-xin Ren, Central South University, China
- Zhi-yun Shen, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
- San-qiang Shi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Bang-cheng Sun, CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company Ltd., China
- Hwa-yaw Tam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Chung-yue Wang, National Central University, Taiwan
- Peng-xiang Wang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
- Yeong-bin Yang, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Hamid Yaghoubi, Iran Maglev Technology, Iran
- Yue-bin Yu, CNR Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock Company Ltd., China
- Qing-yuan Zeng, Central South University, China
- Wan-ming Zhai, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
- Wei-hua Zhang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
- Ze Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
- Wen-zhong Zhao, Dalian Jiaotong University, China
- Wei-qiu Zhu, Zhejiang University, China

Call for Papers:


The abstract, full paper and PPT should be in English while the oral presentation can be either in English or Chinese.

Participants to present papers shall submit a 300-word abstract by June 1, 2011. The abstract should be submitted preferably by e-mail to the Secretariat : Dr Timothy Xiao-wei Ye. Email : The presenter must be one of the authors and a registered workshop participant. At least one author should register to assure the publication of the paper in the workshop proceedings. Abstracts should include title of the paper, authors, affiliations, abstract body, and area of interest. The name of the person who is to present the paper shall be underlined and the full contact information should be included. The one-page abstract should be submitted in MS Word format.
All accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings which will be made available to all registered participants in three months’ time after the workshop. The proceedings will be indexed by Ei Compendex.

Reply Slip for Paper Submission
Sample Paper
Abstract Template
Call For Papers


For more information, please visit the Workshop website at:










Iran Maglev Technology (IMT)




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