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9/17/2003



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ASME, IEEE seek technical paper/presenters for 2004 joint rail conference


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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) are accepting papers from railroads, rail-industry suppliers, consultants, engineering firms and academia to be presented at the 2004 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference scheduled for April 6-8 in Baltimore.

Sponsored by the Land Transportation Division of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and the ASME Rail Transportation Division, the conference will include a technical forum exploring engineering principles designed to advance railroad technology.

ASME and IEEE are seeking papers on such topics as AC and DC traction propulsion and control systems; electrical power distribution and energy efficiency; communication-based train control; locomotive remote controls; computer modeling and transportation-system simulation; monitoring and fault detection; safety and quality assurance programs; passenger-rail transportation, including high speed, transit and light rail; signal and communication systems automation; and other rail-related electrical or electronic technologies.

Interested authors should submit 200 to 300 word abstracts by Nov. 14 to National Taipei University of Technology, Bih-Yuan Ku, Papers Chair, National Taipei University of Technology, No. 1, Sec. 3 Chung-Hsiao E. Rd. Taipei 106, Taiwan, R.O.C. For information, call 886-2-27712171, ext. 2192, fax 886-2-27317187 or email ku@ee.ntut.edu.tw.

ASME and IEEE expect to choose papers on or about Dec. 28.




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