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Presenter Information

Important Dates & Deadlines

December 13, 2013 Abstracts, bios and Call for Papers due
Mid February, 2014 Authors notified
Mid February, 2014 Authors confirm their participation
June 13, 2014 Papers due for review
July 7, 2014 PowerPoint presentations due for review
August 4, 2014 Final presentations and papers due
for publication
August 15, 2014 Presenter registration deadline
September 28 -
October 1, 2014
AREMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition

The AREMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition will include the following subject tracks (organized around the AREMA Functional Groups and interests): Communications & Signals, Engineering Services, Maintenance, Passenger & Transit, Structures, and Track. There will also be a separate sub-track within the C&S Functional Group Session on Tuesday for topics related to Information Technology and Positive Train Control. We welcome submissions in these topic areas.

Papers should provide information on recent, significant and substantive achievements and results, and should be sufficiently focused on a particular subject or a narrowly defined group of related subjects. Papers that are predominantly commercial in nature, or obvious sales presentations, will be declined.

Papers may be accepted for publication and not presentation at the discretion of the Program Chair. All Papers accepted for presentation will be published (see guidelines and release information on Submittal Form).

Complete the online Submittal Form and submit an Abstract of your Paper (no more than 250 words) and a short Biographical Sketch (View Sample Biographical Sketch) via the Presenters’ section of the AREMA website by December 13, 2013. The Abstract should be a concise synopsis of the Paper and should be able to serve effectively as a screening mechanism for reviewers.

Final draft copies of accepted Papers are due for review at AREMA no later than June 13, 2014 and must be submitted electronically, via the AREMA website in the following format:

  • Electronic copy, double-spaced, Times New Roman or Arial font no smaller
    than 10 pt.
  • Format must be MS Word 2003 or later. No other formats will be accepted.
  • Graphics incorporated into the Paper must be in .JPG or .TIF format.
  • All authors and co-authors must be identified along with contact information.
  • No changes will be permitted in title or copy after the June 13 submission deadline.

Click Here For Electronic Submission of Abstracts, Papers and PowerPoint Presentations

Please Note:PowerPoint presentations and speeches are NOT acceptable as submitted Papers. PowerPoint slides are used to enhance the presentation of your Paper. However, a full text-based Paper will be required for Publication. The requirement for a formal Paper may be waived, at the discretion of the Program Committee, for presenters proposing presentations in the Maintenance Functional Group area.Selected PowerPoint presentations may be published in the Proceedings. View the AREMA Author’s Guide and Presenter’s Guide.

Presenters are required to register for the AREMA Annual Conference. A reduced “Presenter Rate” is available.


For questions or concerns regarding the Papers and Presentations,
please email Mandie Ennis.

For questions or concerns regarding the AREMA conferences,
please email Desirée Knight.