2nd International workshop on high-speed rail socioeconomic impacts 13 – 14 September 2022

The UIC Alliance of Universities was established in 2015 under the authority of the UIC (International Union of Railways) for the development of High Speed Rail (HSR). The Alliance is a global academic network including universities, institutes of technology, polytechnics, engineering, architecture and business schools that have proven substantial involvement in the development of HSR. The objective of the Alliance is to promote and implement research programs on the development of HSR; to improve education in HSR; to exchange and disseminate know-how between Universities and UIC members; to develop outstanding talents with HSR expertise.

Within these activities, Prof. Francesca Pagliara, member of the Alliance and Professor at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School of the University of Naples Federico II, is glad to launch the call for papers for the 2nd International Workshop on High Speed Rail Socioeconomic Impacts.

Following the success of the 1st International Workshop https://uic.org/com/enews/article/successful-1st-international-workshop-on-high-speed-rail-socioeconomic-impacts, UIC has decided to support this initiative as an annual event to be organised by the University of Naples Federico II. The aim of this workshop is to explore recent research on the analysis and quantification of the effects, both on economy and on society, of investments in HSR systems.

Papers focusing on the impacts on equity and inclusion; on the land use system, such as activity and residential location choice; on the environment; on the tourism industry; on the property market as well as on pricing policies; on project evaluation; on competition, cooperation and integration with other transport modes, etc. are welcome. Papers will be accepted for presentation and discussion at the workshop, presenting either a theoretical or an empirical perspective approach.

The publishing house Springer has already expressed serious interest in publishing the Proceedings, and the volume is being considered for inclusion in the Springer book series “Contributions to Economics” (indexed in Scopus).

The workshop is organised by the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School of the University of Naples Federico II and will be held online due to the ongoing uncertainty relating to the pandemic.


Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to:
Prof. Francesca Pagliara – fpagliar@unina.it

by 15 May 2022, writing in the subject “IW-HSR”. The acceptance decision will be notified to authors by 30 May 2022. No participation fee is applied.
Information about the workshop will be also available on www.dicea.unina.it and https://uic.org.


Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 May 2022
Deadline for acceptance of abstracts: 30 May 2022
Deadline for full paper submission: 15 July 2022

Best Paper Awards

The best paper award will be assigned during the workshop closing remarks session on 14 September.

Organising Committee

Francesca Pagliara, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Philippe Lorand, UIC
Helen Slaney, UIC
Cécile Gendrot, UIC

More information https://uic.org/events/2nd-international-workshop-on-high-speed-rail-socioeconomic-impacts