Conferences & Exhibitions for Rail Professionals

Category: Intelligent Rail Summit 2018

‘Combine data with observations and physics for track maintenance’

“Data only acquires meaning when it is combined with physical observations and models. Then it becomes information”, says Diego Galar, Professor of Condition Monitoring at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). “You need to know the conditions surrounding a fault, such as the weather and the conditions of the track. Then the sector will reap the… Read more ›

‘Railway sector must face challenge of loss of expertise with digitalisation’

All over the world, human resource management strategies have lead to a loss of experts in the field of railway infrastructure management, according to research and teaching associate Johannes Neuhold at Graz University of Technology. “The only chance to face this challenge is by combining expert knowledge with data analytics.” In what way is digitalisation… Read more ›

‘It is important to know where, when and how to maintain the tracks’

As the tracks are being used more and more worldwide, the timeframe in which the infrastructure can be serviced becomes shorter. Especially on busy tracks, it is no more than a couple of hours per night. Correct maintenance planning is thus essential, says manager of railway division Mika Silvast of Roadscanners Oy in Finland. He… Read more ›

Dutch infrastructure manager wants sector to profit from its data

ProRail collects a lot of data on rolling stock via its Wayside Train Monitoring Systems (WTMS). The Dutch infrastructure manager is calling on the rail sector to make use of this ‘treasure trove of data’ and to analyse it. ProRail’s Product Manager Rolling Stock Impact Juliette van Driel says “Our message to the rail sector… Read more ›

‘Every section of the track should have its own Facebook page’

Digitalisation is fundamental for asset management in the rail sector, as it makes it possible to share information about track sections, ‘the assets’, with everyone. “Really, every track section should have its own Facebook page”, says Asset Management Adviser Jan Swier. On Thursday 29 November he will give a presentation about monitoring and information at… Read more ›

Registration for Intelligent Rail Summit 2018 now open

The registration for the Intelligent Rail Summit 2018 is now open. The event will take place on 27-29 November in Malmö, Sweden. The themes of the summit are Infrastructure Mononitoring and WTMS, and Railway Infrastructure Asset Management. The programme starts with a technical visit on the 27th of November to the Trafikverket Academy/training center in… Read more ›