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 take place from September 6th to 9th, 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 2018 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.
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.