Dear colleagues, experts from railway sector,

we invite you to the International Scientific Conference:

Horizons of railway transport 2020

„Long-term strategy and role of the railway sector in the national economy and in the transnational context“,

which organizes University of Žilina, on behalf of Rector of University of Žilina Prof. Jozef Jandačka in cooperation with:

- Slovak Scientific and Technical Society - Transport (member of SVTS)
- Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
- Railways of Slovak Republic (ŽSR)
- Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a. s. (ZSSK).
- Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s. (ZSSK CARGO)

General conference partner is Railtrans International, Inc.

Due to the current development of the epidemiological situation and regulations of the Health Office, the conference Horizons of Railway Transport is being postponed from the original date of October 6-7, 2020 to April 22-23, 2021. However, the acceptance of scientific papers is until October 11, 2020, while the conference proceedings will be published by the end of 2020.

Conference will be held on 22 - 23 April 2021 in the hotel Holiday Inn in Zilina. Slovak Republic. The conference will include a meeting of members of the Association of Railways Operators of Slovakia (AROS).

Invitation to Conference in pdf. - download

The aim of the tenth year of the conference is to extend of of the traditional and innovative theoretical and practical knowledge in two fields – the operational and the technical issues as well as management and marketing in application of the conditions of railway transport. Thematic focus emphasizes the need to create a single, interoperable and harmonized European railway area, which creates the growth assumptions of competitiveness of the railway transport system. Its creation is supported by innovation as well cooperation in research. The conference creates continuity to the previous years also creates a platform for sharing knowledge of the implementation of the EU Operational Program Transport. The conference Horizons of Railway Transport covers the issue of intermodal transport in response to the proceedings of the conference EUROKOMBI - INTERMODAL.


Important dates

  • 30.09.2020 - Registration
  • 30.09.2020 - Sending of Paper
  • 30.09.2020 - Paymeent
  • 06.10. - 07.10.2020 - Conference

Organized by:


  • University of Žilina
    The Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications

  • Address:

    Univerzitná 8215/1
    010 26 Žilina

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