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Railways 2014
The Second International Conference on
Railway Technology:
Research, Development and Maintenance
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
8-11 April 2014
RW2014-S14
Automated Monitoring and Maintenance Systems
for Railway Infrastructures
organised by
Dr. Alfredo Nez and Dr. Zili Li,
Section of Road and Railway Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; and
Professor Bart De Schutter,
Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Session Aims and Scope
Monitoring and maintenance of the railway infrastructure is crucial for the operation of the whole railway system. The early detection of anomalies at their initial stage can prevent failures and traffic disruption, the timely maintenance being necessary to also keep the long-term cost of the railway infrastructure at a low value. For the monitoring and maintenance of the railway infrastructure, various methods are available, some of them being developed and improved in the recent years.

The aim of this special session is to gather contributions oriented toward the design and implementation of automatic monitoring and maintenance systems for railway infrastructure, so as to obtain an effective integrated decision support system for the entire railway infrastructure, with a relative low cost, continuous updates, and monitored on a daily basis. The methods should make an efficient use of the available data coming from different sensors and control equipment of today's railway infrastructure.

We especially invite contributions on topics related to all aspects of monitoring and maintenance, which include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Design of intelligent railway infrastructure systems
  • Detection of short track defects
  • New methods and instrumentation for monitoring railway track health conditions
  • Rail operation and maintenance
  • System performance indicators
  • Modelling of the impact area of disruptions and design of timetable
Organisers
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
  • Dr. Alfredo Nez,
    Section of Road and Railway Engineering,
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    (A.A.NunezVicencio AT TUDelft.nl)
  • Dr. Zili Li, Section of Road and Railway Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Z.Li AT tudelft.nl)
  • Professor Bart De Schutter,
    Delft Center for Systems and Control,
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    (B.DeSchutter AT TUDelft.nl)

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "RW2014-S14" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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