Monday, 14 September 2015

COMPRAIL 2016

15th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation

19 - 21 July 2016

Madrid, Spain

Introduction

The 15th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation (COMPRAIL 2016), is the latest in a series of very successful meetings which started in Frankfurt in 1987 and continued in Rome (1990); Washington (1992); Madrid (1994); Berlin (1996); Lisbon (1998);
Bologna (2000); Lemnos (2002); Dresden (2004); Prague (2006); Toledo (2008); Beijing (2010); the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute (2012) and Rome in 2014. The meeting is organised by the Wessex Institute and sponsored by WIT Transactions on the Built Environment and the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. The Conference aims to update the use of advanced systems, promoting their general awareness throughout the management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other emerging passenger, freight and transit systems. It emphasises the use of computer systems in advanced railway engineering. 
The meeting attracts a variety of specialists interested in the development of railways, including managers, consultants, railway engineers, designers of advanced train control systems and computer specialists. It provides a forum for researchers, academics and practitioners involved in railway engineering to present and discuss the latest developments. Since 1994 all published papers are archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (www.witpress. com/elibrary), where they are permanently available to the international community.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at COMPRAIL 2016. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
  • Advanced train control
  • Operations quality
  • Risk management
  • Planning and policy
  • Monitoring and maintenance
  • Energy supply and consumption
  • Communications and signalling
  • Train control systems
  • Timetable planning
  • Rescheduling
  • Safety and security
  • Railway vehicle dynamics
  • Driverless and automatic train operation
  • Operational planning
  • Interface management
  • Systems integration
  • Maglev
  • High speed technology
  • Interoperability
  • Passenger flow management
  • Computer simulations
Find out more on the conference webpage

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