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Shift2Rail funded IP5 project OptiYard

We have the pleasure to invite you to the mid-term conference of the Shift2Rail JU funded IP5 project OptiYard  to be held at UIC in Paris on 5 October 2018

Join us! It will be a fantastic opportunity to look at future scenarios for railways in line with Shift2Rail goals and, of course, to boost networking.

Registration is mandatory and free of charge but only a limited number of participants can be welcomed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Shift2Rail funded project OptiYard objectives

OptiYard will provide decision support tools to Yard Managers that consider the surrounding network, in a view to ensure smooth marshalling that is essential for the global efficiency of the transport chain.

OptiYard uses a three-pronged approach to develop an optimised decision support system for yard dispatchers by:

  1. Providing enhanced, automated yard management by analysing existing process and operations and developing appropriate optimisation algorithms to improve operations for both single wagon load and block train traffic;
  2. Improving information and communications processes between the Yard Management System, the RUs and Network (IM) by analysing data feeds and modelling an enhanced communications environment;
  3. Enhancing real-time interaction with the surrounding network, giving the yard dispatcher better visibility of pending perturbations and major disruptions to the yard production schedule.

Programme

09:30Registration and welcome  
10:00-10:30Opening and Introduction
Introduction to the project, its contextualization in Shift2Rail (IP5 and TDs involved)
Mr. Giancarlo de Marco Telese, UIC, Project Coordinator
10:30-11:00WP2
Data Analytics addressing current data handling capabilities as well as identifying new data models needed for the yard management system optimisation
Ms. Birgit Jaekel, Technische Universität Dresden
11:00-11:30WP3
Development of Specifications that apply to the new optimisation modules
Ms. Ronghui Liu, University of Leeds
11:30-12:00WP4
Dual Modelling of the yard & network environments
Mr. Riccardo Licciardello, DICEA
12:00-12:30WP5
Process Optimisation
Mr. Joaquin Rodriguez, IFSTTAR
12:30-14:00Lunch break
14:00-16:00Round table, wrap-up and conclusions
Real-life utilisation of OptiYard decision support tool
16:00End of meeting

Registration:

If you wish to register for the OptiYard mid-term conference at UIC in Paris, please click on the following link: Optiyard mid-term Conference registration form

 

Practical information:

Venue: Union Internationale des Chemins de fer (UIC)
16 rue Jean Rey – 75015 PARIS
Tel 00 33 1 44 49 20 20

How to get to UIC:
Map of the area

Metro: Line 6, Bir Hakeim station
RER: Line C, Champ de Mars station
Bus: 42, 69, 82, 87
Taxi station just in front of UIC
« Le Bus Direct » “Tour Eiffel” station: http://www.lebusdirect.com

Information and contact:

For more information about the conference or the project, please contact Christine Hassoun (UIC) at hassoun@uic.org


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