Call for Abstracts

We are soliciting presentations for the 2016 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium. Interested persons are encouraged to submit abstracts which focus on the following topics:.

      State of Practice Loading Environment
      Laboratory and Field Testing Tie Preservation
      Component and System Modeling Field Performance
      Design Methologies and Advances Failure Modes
      Manufacturing Innovations Research Needs
      Automated Inspection Technologies Direct Fixation Track Systems
      Under Tie Pads Sustainability of Crossties


Click HERE to submit an abstract for the 2016 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium.

Please submit abstracts by February 1, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed by the Symposium Planning Group and be considered for inclusion in the program of the symposium to be held 14 - 16 June 2016 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

Please email the conference coordinators if you have any questions on submitting an abstract

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