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ASPECT is the IRSE's flagship technical Conference, held every 2 years at locations around the world.  Featuring fifty or more papers by technical experts from around the world, the Conference provides an unrivalled opportunity for learning and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of train control, railway communications and related disciplines. There is also a day devoted specifically for younger members, and a technical visits day, to accompany the two mains "papers" days.


Our next ASPECT Conference will be held in Delft in the Netherlands from 22nd to 24th October 2019 (with technical visits offered on Friday 25th October).  The event will be open to members and non-members.
ASPECT welcomes papers on the topics that make up its name:
  • Automation
  • Signalling
  • Performance
  • Equipment
  • Control and
  • Telecommunication
However in 2019, the ASPECT Committee have decided to focus the conference on the theme of resilience.
If you have a topic in mind for a paper, go to the ASPECT abstract submission website and submit your 500-word abstract together with a high portrait image and a 100-word summary of your career and current position.
Deadline for submissions is 30 November 2018.
For more information about ASPECT2019, including exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Committee at

 Theme for 2019