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The Lift & Escalator Symposium is a by an educational charity whose trustees give their time without charge. As we run non-commercial, not-for-profit events, we do ask speakers to register in the normal way and pay the modest registration fee. If you cannot afford the registration fee, please contact us about other sources of fundingShort abstracts of up to 300 words can be submitted here before the end of March. 

The abstract should state the authors' names, affiliations and email address, the title of the paper, the objectives, methodology employed, the main results and the conclusions of the research.

Notification of acceptance of the abstracts will follow by the end of April.

If the abstract is accepted authors will be asked to submit an extended abstract (maximum six pages A4) or a full paper (maximum ten pages A4) by the end of May.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by the end of June.

Full papers incorporating comments and feedback from the reviewers should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of July.

The Lift & Escalator Symposium is run by an educational charity whose trustees give their time without charge.  As we run non-commercial, not-for-profit events, we do ask speakers to register in the normal way and pay the modest registration fee.  If you cannot afford the registration fee, please contact us about other sources of funding

Instructions on how to prepare extended abstracts and full papers are here.

Instructions for presenters

Non-exclusive agreement to publish work

Statement of Ethics and Responsibilities for Authors, Reviewers, Editors and Session Chairmen

Copies of the papers and extended abstracts will be available in booklet format for the Symposium delegates.  After the event, the proceedings with be available to download via the Past events tab on this web site.

The Authors will have an opportunity to submit their papers for publication in an open-access peer-reviewed journal Transportation Systems in Buildings (TSIB) which is edited and managed by the The Lift and Escalator Symposium Educational Trust.