Tuesday, May 31, 2016

[DMANET] Call for Papers 7th ICROR RailLille 2017

Call for Papers 7th ICROR RailLille 2017


IAROR was founded in 2005 and has currently more than 250 members. IAROR
combines the expertise of academic and professional railway research with
the aim of enhancing the quality of service for railway passengers and
customers, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity
management, timetabling, traffic management and ensuring the safety of
railway operations. IAROR stimulates innovative theoretical approaches,
high-tech concepts, new technological developments and dynamic decision
support systems that contribute to a higher flexibility, performance and
punctuality of trains operating on single or dedicated lines and in
heterogeneous networks.
IAROR contributes to the development of new international standards for
railway capacity and traffic management by integration of
the state-of-the-art from different scientific disciplines as engineering,
mathematics, physics, economics and computer science. IAROR aims at
becoming the Network of Excellence in the field of railway operations
research and an acknowledged advisor to governments,
railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies and the
industrial suppliers with regard to the development and evaluation of
research programs, innovation strategies, directives and norms for railway


RailLille2017 is the 7th International Conference on Railway Operations
Modeling and Analysis. It will promote interdisciplinary discussions in
the railway operations research area by combining the expertise of
academics and professionals. RailLille2017 will give researchers and
practitioners the opportunity to meet, to present their latest research,
and to discuss current developments and applications. RailLille2017 solicits
contributions dealing with any aspect of railway planning and operation.
Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:
- Land use, mobility and line planning
- Capacity and robustness in saturated networks
- Optimal network timetabling and maintenance schedules
- Passenger flows in stations, on platform, and dwell time distribution
- Impact of signaling and safety systems on capacity and punctuality
- Validation of stochastic analytical and simulation models
- Timetable stability, punctuality, temporal and spatial distributions of
timetable margins
- Impact of train priorities, dispatching rules and dedicated lines on
network capacity
- Scheduling and routing of passenger and freight trains
- Real-time rescheduling, disturbance and disruption management
- Energy-efficient driving and driver advisory systems
- Prediction of route conflicts, arrival and departure times
- Impact of climate change on future railway operation
- Governance, benchmark analysis and performance evaluation


N.Tomii (Chiba Institute of Technology)
I.A.Hansen (Delft University of Technology)
J.Rodriguez (IFSTTAR)
P.Pellegrini (IFSTTAR)
S.Dauzére-Pérès (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne)
D.De Almeida (SNCF - Research department)


G.Abhyuday (Indian Railways)
T.Dick (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
R.Goverde (Delft University of Technology)
C.Mannino (SINTEF ICT)
A.Marin (Technical University of Madrid)
L.Nie (Beijing Jiaotong University)
A.Oetting (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
D.Pacciarelli (University Roma Tre)
J.Preston (University of Southampton)
S.Ricci (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
T.Schlechte (Zuse Institute Berlin and LBW GbR)
P.Vansteenwegen (University of Leuven)
A.Wardrop (TTG Transportation Technology)
T.White (Transit Safety Management)


Prospective presenters of contributed papers should submit an extended
abstract emphasizing its innovativeness and relevance. The abstract should
contain a maximum of 1000 words (excluding list of key references). It has
to be uploaded onhttp://raillille2017.sciencesconf.org/user/submissions.
For the accepted abstracts, draft papers of a maximum length of 20 pages
are to be submitted to the same website. They shall be formatted in
accordance with the RailLille2017 templates available on the conference
website in the Submission p rocess page and also with the guidelines of
Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management
The best papers will be eligible for publication in this journal.


August 1st 2016 Deadline for abstract submission
September 15th 2016 Notification of accepted abstracts
November 25th 2016 Deadline for full paper submission
January 20th 2017 Notification of accepted full papers
February 2nd 2017 Final paper submission
February 4th 2017 End of early registration
March 21st 2017 End of registration
April 4th 2017 Short courses
April 5th to 7th 2017 Conference


Excellent papers on innovative research carried out and presented by
participants not older than 35 years are eligible for the YOUNG RAILWAY
OPERATIONS RESEARCH AWARD sponsored by the Board of IAROR. The Award is
worth € 2,500. Candidates are requested to register separately. The winner
will be announced at the end of the conference.



Dr. Thomas Schlechte

Dres. Loebel, Borndoerfer & Weider GbR
Obwaldener Zeile 19, 12205 Berlin, Germany
url: http://www.lbw-berlin.de
e-mail: schlechte@lbw-berlin.de

Zuse Institute Berlin
Takustrasse 7, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem, Germany
phone: +49-30 841 85 317
fax: +49-30 841 85 269
room: 3008
url: http://www.zib.de/schlechte
: schlechte@zib.de

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