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Authors are invited to submit an abstract in English to be considered for a full paper and oral presentation at the SAHHA Conference 2024. Abstracts may be submitted under any one of the sub themes listed below and must be submitted via the Online Abstract Submission portal here on this website only.

The theme for this conference is “Positioning Heavy Haul for Success”


1. Rolling Stock
2. Vehicle Track Interaction Systems
3. Track
4. Manufacturing
5. Telecommunications, Trains Authorisation Systems & Conditions Assessments
6. Electrical Systems

7. Bridges & Culverts & Structurers
8. Train planning & Scheduling
9. Rail Operations Execution
10. Network Capacity
11. Artificial Intelligence
12. Safety

13. Security
14. Sustainability
15. Human Factors
16. Train Loading Operations & Equipment
17. Train off-loading Operations & Equipment

The following information will be required when submitting an abstract:

  • Author name(s), contact details and institutions
  • Abstract title
  • Abstract body limited to 350 words
  • Brand names may not be used in abstract titles and are limited to one
    reference within the body

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Committee. Abstracts will be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the Technical Committee.

If your abstract is accepted for an oral presentation at the conference, a full paper will be required by the deadline as indicated below.

Click Here to Upload Your Abstract

Important Dates

Abstract Submission deadline: 8 March 2024
Notice of abstract acceptance: 18 April 2024
Paper Submission Deadline: 31 May 2024
Final paper submission: 22 July 2024


Conference Secretariat
Tel: +27 21 836 8315