The call for papers for the Florence Conference on the Regulation of Railways is open until August 31st, 2018! The conference will take place on November 16th and 17th, 2018 in Florence (Italy).
Across the world, railways are poised to face new challenges, as all transport modes are transformed by technological innovations, liberalization, competition with other modes of transport and most recently by digitalization. Consequently, the railway industry is required to increase efficiency while ensuring security and safety, as it has to address multimodality, such as buses, as well as compete with new transport modes such as car-sharing. Regulation of the railway industry and its various dimensions, not the least competition, is central factor in the process of its transformation and will ultimately decide whether railways will or will not increase their modal share.
We are looking for original papers covering the various aspects of railway regulation and focusing either on a country or a region, or on more transversal issues such as competition, tendering, high-speed services, intermodality, digital mobility/railway platforms and others more.
Contributions utilizing multidisciplinary, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to regulation, are very welcome. Papers, linking academia and practice, as well as policy research papers, are particularly encouraged.
The conference is intended for academics such as PhD students, PostDocs and assistant/associate/full Professors, as well as academically minded practitioners. The best papers will be eligible for publication in the Railway Regulation Handbook, to be published by Edward Elgar in 2019.
The Conference is organized by the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation of the European University Institute (Florence) and UNED University (Madrid), and it will take place in Florence (Italy).
- Regulatory Challenges of Open Access Passenger Rail Services in the Czech Republic, Tomeš Zdeněk, Masaryk University
- Main Causes of Success of Italian Open Access Competition on High Speed Railway Market and Its Comparison with the French Market, Carlos Augusto Olarte Bacares, Damien Sigaud, SNCF Reseau
- Competition in Railway Passenger Services in Europe: the Experience of Small and Medium Size Newcomers in Long Distance Services, Rodolfo Ramos, CEDEU- King Juan Carlos Iniversity; Juan Montero, EUI/UNED
- Competition Law Challenges in Domestic Rail Passenger Services, Mariarosaria Ganino, Martinez Lage, Allendesalazar&Brokelmann, SPL
- Effects of Inter- and Intra-Modal Competition on Prices and Frequencies in the Interurban Railway Market: Evidence from Europe, Florent Laroche, University of Lyon 2
- Towards Rail-related Multimodal Digital Freight Exchange Platforms: Exploring Regulatory Topics at EU Level, Anuradha Jain, Institute of management Research, Radboud University
- The Mismatch of National Governance Mechanisms in Cross-Border Passenger Rail Transport –Which Role for Regulation? Examples from German-Polish and German-Czech Border Regions, Anja Schmotz, Technische Universität Dresden
- The Institutional Design of Client Bodies in Short-distance Rail Services and Its Effects on Service Quality, Daniel Herfurth, University of Constance
- Some Issues on the Access to the Lease Market of Railway Rolling Stock in Spain, Ciara Vicente Mampel, Institute for Transport Law (IDT) at Jaume I-University of Castellon
- On Which Grounds Could We Build a Regulation of Rail Maintenance Workshops?, Pierre Messulam, French Railways Mass transit BU
- Bureaucratic Control Reversed. The Influence of Independent Regulators over the Liberalisation of the Railways, Luca Bellodi, University College London
- Regulating Rail Investment and Social Preferences: Recent Trends Regarding Climate Change, Alain Quinet, Julien Brunel, SNCF Reseau
- Competition in the Railway Passenger Market. The Challenge of Liberalisation, Carlos Gutierrez- Hita, Universitas Miguel Hernandez & Nebrija University
- The Liberalization Process of European Railways. The Convergence between Normative Progress and Operational Developments, Aurora Ruiz-Rua, Universidad Nebrija de Madrid
- Developments in Rail Regulation in Britain, Chris Nash, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
The format of the Florence Conference on the Regulation of Railways will be the following:
- Each presenter has 45’, which includes 25’ of presentation, 10’ of qualified feedback by experts and 10’ of discussion with the audience.
- Submission of the abstract by
22 June 2018 .New deadline is 31 August 2018 (word format download the guidelines using the online form. For any issue regarding the submission, please contact Ms Irina Lapenkova at FSR.Transport@eui.eu;
- Notification of acceptance by 1 October 2018;
- Submission of the full paper by 4 November 2018; participants who fail to submit a full paper by this deadline will be automatically removed from the programme;
- Conference on 16-17 November 2018 in Florence (Italy).
Guidelines for the abstract
- 600-1000 words
- Title of the paper & keywords
- Name of the author(s) and full address of the corresponding author
- The aim and methodology of the paper
- Results obtained or expected
- Papers will be considered for a book on railway regulation to be published in 2019 by Edward Elgar Publishing under the coordination of Prof Finger and Prof Montero.
- Papers could also qualify for the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, which is published by Sage
- Prof Juan Montero (EUI, Part-time professor of the Transport Area of the FSR, Professor of Administrative Law and Regulation in UNED University (Madrid).
- Prof Matthias Finger (EUI, Part-time professor and Director of the Transport Area of the FSR. EPFL, Professor and Director of the Chair of Management of Network Industries).
- Prof Chris Nash (Research Professor ITS, University of Leeds, Scientific Advisor FSR).
- Patricia Pérennes (Transport advisor for the French Regions).
For information on registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.