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The RSSB Seventh International Rail Human Factors Rail Conference

The RSSB Seventh International Rail Human Factors conference will be held in London on 24-26 June 2020. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, consultants, regulators, operators, infrastructure managers, manufacturers and suppliers to share rail human factors knowledge. The conference will focus on the discussion of topical issues such as in-cab signalling, traffic management, non-technical skills, the platform-train interface and safety culture. The last event in 2017 saw 220 delegates from over 25 countries come together to share state of the art Human Factors research.

The conference is organised by UKRRIN Founding Members RSSB, Network Rail and the University of Nottingham, and in association with the European Rail Agency (ERA), the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF).

Venue, schedule and pricing

The conference will be held at etc.venues Fenchurch Street, 8 Fenchruch Place, London, EC3M 4PB. We have exclusive use of this modern conference facility.
•24 June – Conference programme. Evening drinks and canapé reception at etc.venues Fenchurch Street
•25 September – Conference programme. Conference Dinner at The Globe Undercroft, on the banks of the River Thames.
•25 June – Conference programme.

The early bird price for the conference is £850 including VAT and is available until the 1 March. The later price is £995 including VAT. Six student places are available at £500 including VAT.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies who wish to sponsor the conference dinner, drinks reception or lunch and refreshment breaks.

Submissions and outputs of the conference

We would like you to participate in the conference by submitting an abstract for a paper, workshop, discussion or poster. We welcome submissions on any Rail Human Factors related topic and these must be received by 4 December. Abstracts must be no more than 500 words.

The conference proceedings will be published electronically and made available at the conference and on SPARK. SPARK is the online portal for the rail industry to find and share information on rail research and innovation (

Key dates
•Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 4 December
•Deadline for full paper submission: 6 April
•Deadline for conference registration:12 June

Register for the conference here.

Date and Time: 24-26/06/2020,  

Location: etc.venues Fenchurch Street, 8 Fenchurch Place, London, EC3M 4PB

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