Track Access Charges are currently being discussed throughout Europe. The development of demand-based track access charges on a cost by cause principle is a major research area of the Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy. For this reason, the international conference “Track Access Charges” under the direction of the institute was established in 2011.
The next conference “Track Access Charges Summit 2020” will be delayed due to the Corona-Crisis and will be hosted in Riga on October 14th and 15th 2020.
On behalf of Graz University of Technology, Michael Fellinger is program manager of the ÖVG Weichentagung 2020. Because of the Corona-Crisis the event will be postponed, the new date will follow soon!
Following the initiative of the universities, railway infrastructure companies and the railway industry, a conference with well-known experts and railway engineers will be held to highlight the new developments in railway technology.
In the 3 blocks "The turnout as a challenge", "The turnout: State of the Art" and "The turnout in research and development", among other things, considerations of a total cost consideration (LCC), the current turnout types and technological developments as well as the field of turnout maintenance and innovations will be presented and discussed.
The event is intended to address developers, manufacturers, users and operators of railway facilities or systems.
Since 1954, every year and a half a conference addressing modern rail vehicles takes place at Graz University of Technology. The Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy has been organising these meetings since 1996. Although many of the approximately 600 attendees are from central Europe, more and more international visitors and lecturers participate. As a consequence of the internationalisation and the variety of exhibitors, including rail vehicle industry, railway undertakings, infrastructure companies and research facilities, the conference has become a European get-together.
The 46th edition will be delayed due to Covid-19 and will take place from March 28th to 31st, 2021.
Matthias Landgraf and Johannes Neuhold are program managers for the Intelligent Rail Summit 2020.
We are organising this event together with https://www.railtech.com/ from the Netherlands. This year’s conference will take place in Malmö. We have already confirmations from a variety of speakers from the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, UK and many more representing infrastructure managers, academics and industry.
“The goal is to turn data into information, and information into a sustainable asset management.”
Intelligent Rail Summit 2020 covers the measurement, analyses, storage and application of data within railway infrastructure. Within this two-days conference we want to discuss the following questions:
- Why data is important for Railway Infrastructure Management?
- How to measure Railway Infrastructure Assets?
- How to analyse data in order to turn it into crucial information?
- How to collect, store and manage data?
- How to establish a proper Railway Asset and Life Cycle Management?
Day one is dealing with “Digitalization in Railway Infrastructure Monitoring”. There, we will discuss the need for big data as well as different measurement systems and innovative data analyses.
The second day comprises “Railway Infrastructure Asset Management”. This includes data management and turning data into crucial information for evaluating the asset condition. This will serve as an input for a proper asset and life cycle management strategy. Afterwards, we will hear how other transport modes are managing their assets.
From November 22nd to November 24th 2016, the “Intelligent Rail Summit 2016” took place in Naples.
During the conference, the following topics were discussed:
- Wayside Train Monitoring Systems
- Infrastructure Measuring & Monitoring
- Big Data in Railway Operations
As program committee of the topics “Infrastructure Measuring & Monitoring” and “Big Data in Railway Operations”, the institute heavily contributed to the rail summit.