The consortium partners of the Shift2Rail Funded IP5 project OptiYard  are pleased to invite you to the project final event to be held at UIC in Paris on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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

Please secure your place by registering online at:


Wednesday 25 September 2019
Venue: UIC, 16 rue Jean Rey, Paris, France

10:00-10:30 Registration and welcome

10:30-11:00 Opening and Introduction 

Laura Piani, Shift2Rail Project Officer, Sandra Géhénot, UIC Freight Director and Eric Guenther, Project Coordinator

11:00-11:40 Optiyard Project specifications 

Riccardo Licciardello, DICEA and Anthony Whiteing, University of Leeds

11:40-12:30 Innovations – new data exchanges, innovative simulation-optimisation integrated framework 

Riccardo Licciardello, DICEA and Paola Pellegrini, IFSTTAR

12:30-13:40 Lunch

13:40-14:30 Demonstration and results

UIRR, Simcon, New Opera, Adriafer and Ifsttar

14:30-15:30  Open issues, round table and conclusions

All partners and FR8HUB

15:30 Closure

For more information, please contact Christine Hassoun (UIC) at