Call for Papers Draft
ET3 Conference Call for Papers DRAFT
day/month/year - Deadline for submitting abstracts
day/month/year - Review Ready Manuscripts due
day/month/year - Final Manuscripts due
Abstracts: Must be submitted on-line to only ONE session. Upon submission, you will receive an automatic reply with your paper offer number. If you do not receive a paper offer number at that point, please retry on-line submission or email email@example.com. with "ETT 11 Abstract" in the subject line. The following information will be required:
A) An abstract (500 word maximum) that: states the objective of the paper/presentation; outlines the problem requiring solution, or method of approach or research; the types of data to be included; and summarizes conclusions that will be made as they RELATE TO ETT.
B) Tentative title
C) Name of the author and co-authors and all contact information.
D) Selection of the most appropriate session.
Offered papers shall be original, and not have been published outside of et3; and if accepted, contributors will not release their paper for publication through other media without written permission from et3. Paper acceptance will be based on organizer moderated peer review of a review ready manuscript. Presenters promoting material contrary to their accepted abstract or paper may be eliminated from inclusion, or ejected from the conference without fee refund .
The field of Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT) is starting its second decade. There have been many experiments and proven successes in astronautics, maglev, automation, tunneling, and and many other fields relating to ETT. This conference should be attended by the hundreds of industries, and countless business and individuals that have much to gain, and little to lose by the implementation of ETT, At the same time, new and exciting things are just beginning that will improve ETT beyond present capibility.
It is time to make the step from small scale R&D / experiments to full scale implementation. working models will show the world (government, industry, general population) that we have matured to the stage that sustainable practices can be achieved based upon the proven work of others. Papers that show this are encouraged.
Consider that transportation is deeply interrelated with all aspects of the global economy, so we all must address long-term issues of sustainability and accountability in matters of energy, ecology and economics as they relate to the future of transportation. Funding projects that have a deep and wide support of industry, academia, and governments is usually easy because capital is the most common man made commodity in the world, and capital naturally seeks it's greatest return and minimum risk. This conference and the proceedings and publications will serve to expand the depth and breadth of ETT support in these key areas.
In recognition of the coming of age of ETT, this inaugural Call for Papers is organized around five major topics as follows:
1) ETT Technologies
Integration with other modes & standards (Air, Marine, Ground, SAE, ASME, ASCE, APM, IEEE, )
Optimizing for vision and mission ( size, utility vs. cost tradeoffs), System elements / Infrastructure testing & measuring [reliability, MTBF, safety (relative risk, risk mitigation, ), ]
Elements of ETT [Friction Elimination, Automation, Full speed passive switching,]
Value and performance comparisons with other modes (passenger, cargo, )
Industries: [Production Capacities [tunneling, pipeline, vacuum, seals, valves, automation, robotics, ]
Materials: [metals, concrete, plastics, composites, magnet, superconductors, ]
Engineering and design:
Civil Engineering: [Route Considerations (mapping assesment, alignment, survey, ), Tunneling, (TBMs, pipe-jacking, rock mining, earth shield, ) Structural, Foundations (screw pilings), Geology / Hydrology, GIS, ]
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: [Tube and pipeline, vacuum (pumps, controls, sensors, fittings, valves, sealing), maglev / magnetics, automation, powering (LEM, energy supply, regenerative braking, ), alignment, (optics, actuators, sensors, accelerometers, ), communications (fiber, radio, sat, laser, cell, WiFi wimax, LTE, video), vehicles (sizing, life support, seating, cargo, loading, etc, ), cooling, CFD, Simulation, ]
Architecture: [portals, ancillary, ]
Security / biometrics (identification) ticketing & et3 credits(virtual tokens)
Ancillary (food, travel, lodging, vehicle rental,
Challenges and Areas for improvement
2) ET3 Business:
Models [inclusive vs. exclusive, consortium, viral, opensource, IP pools, chaordic,]
Finance [M&A, Investment Banking, venture capital, compensatory shares (options), ]
Marketing [Advertising, Free Ridership, ]
Legal [Compliance (Local, State, National), IP, Contracts, Management Responsibilities, Licensing, ]
IP (consortium, IP pooling, copyright, international issues, WTO, WIPO, patent, licensing)
Business of this conference: [publishing and sale of papers and standards (with revenue sharing), compensatory shares, ancillary (hats, shirts, books, food, venue, travel, lodging, etc.,), Exhibition, management, organization, ]
3) ETT Governance
Environmental [EIS, ROW, Permitting, laws / regulations, deregulation, compliance,
Planning / routing [DOTs, accessibility, resources ( energy, key materials (neodymium, yttrium, )), Urban design, GIS, mode transitions and interoperability],
Legal (international, national, regional, local, UN, WB, Visa Treaties( to simplify intra Country travel) Customs, import tariffs, import/export issues, enforcement, freight inspections, freight forwarding, Local issues,
Accessibility, [border security, health and safety, WHO. jurisdiction, imminent domain, economies, ICC, OECD, ]
Health and public safety [disease control, medical transport, war on terror, drug,
Governmental [Elected officials, (Heads of State, Governors,, City/county,), Appointed officials (Sec(s) of Transportation (FAA, FRA, DOT), city/county managers, ),
R&D (related new fields,
economics (Macro and Micro Economics, Econometric Models by Country, )
Design (engineering, architecture,
Management and business
Humanities (history, art, sociology, education, )
5) ETT potential
global connections, unification of countries, globalization,
elevation of living standards
Diverting use of fossil resources
travel opportunities for all regardless of income
Outer space accessibility (NASA and other space programs, )
6) ?? Suggest or Sponsor a new Major Topic ??
?? Suggest or Sponsor a new Minor Topic ??
This list is subject to expansion, refinement, and change.
Acceptance decisions will be based on the proposal’s Relevance, Significance, Originality, Quality and Clarity.
A RELEVANT submission will directly address one or more of the topics and ETT and/or ET3
A SIGNIFICANT submission will raise and discusse issues important to improving the value, effectiveness and/or sustainability of ETT and/or ET3, AND its contents can be broadly disseminated and understood .
An ORIGINAL submission will addresses a new problem or one that hasn’t been studied in depth, have a novel combination of existing research results which promise new insights, and / or provide a perspective on problems different from those explored before.
A HIGH QUALITY submission: draws upon existing literature, supports claims with sufficient data, an appropriate methodology is properly used and implemented, and limitations are honestly described.
A CLEARLY WRITTEN submission is organized effectively, the English is clear and unambiguous, it follows standard conventions of punctuation, mechanics, and citation, and it is easy to read.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with "ETT 11 CFP" in the subject line