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The 1st edition of our European Rail Simulation Technology Forum in the beautiful city of Amsterdam is the only business meeting in Europe for the rail industry with the focus on simulators. It will bring together those who are involved with simulators, training personnel, operation and planing support managers, safety and anyone with an interest in Rail simulators who develop or use simulation tools on the rail industry.

 

 The latest technologies, projects, codes, 3D visualization and simulation, strategies and focus points for the present and future of the industry will be presented and demonstrated by an excellent speaker line-up. This event will give an excellent opportunity for networking, benchmarking and business development with industry peers, technology developers and regulators. We are really looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam!

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TOP INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS

Top Industry Leading Speakers sharing unique information and experience through a two day exclusive stream of presentations for you to take strategic insights back to your company.

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TECHNICAL TOUR

A selected group of delegates will enjoy an exclusive tour/visit to a brand new technology state of the art facility for a full day of interactive sessions and simulators interaction.

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UNIQUE PRESENTATIONS

Unique Panel Discussions and Presentations to provide you with the answers to overcome your future plans and challenges. Presentations material will be shared for after/internal review.

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The must go event of the year!

1st EU Rail Simulation Technology RST Forum
[ keynote presentations - tour -  technology exhibition ]
21st - 22nd November 2016

Amsterdam - Netherlands 

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DEMO TECHNOLOGY AREA

Technology Exhibiting Area demonstrating the latest developments in Simulation Technologies applications and Training services. Witness technology from first hand.

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SPECIFIC TOPICS

How Simulation Technology is impacting Drivers Training - Operations - Safety developments in the rail industry. To be discussed through presentations, panel discussions and other interactive activities.

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EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

Networking and benchmarking opportunities from a selected group of Professionals eager to meet, share and network during the Forum.

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TUDelft – Transport and Planing

TUDelft – Transport and Planing

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How we can solve congestion? Why can’t we just build more roads and railways? The section Transport & Planning at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences conducts scientific research and provides education about the planning and operation of transport systems.

We provide transport and planning courses in the Bachelor programme Civil Engineering, we offer a Transport & Planning tracking the MSc programmes Civil Engineering and Transport Infrastructure and Logistics.For post graduates we offer PhD positions and training in cooperation with the research school TRAIL and different post academic training in cooperation with the research school TRAIL and different post academic training courses in cooperation with PAO

http://www.citg.tudelft.nl/

CITEF - Railway Technology Research Centre

CITEF - Railway Technology Research Centre

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CITEF (Railway Technology Research Centre) was created in 1997 as part of F2I2 (the Foundation for the Development of Industrial Innovation) for research, innovation, experimentation, study and teaching purposes within the railway knowledge area. It is a non-profit organisation pursuing aims of general interest within any rail transport technology sector.

CITEF is a worldwide benchmark in the development and use of advanced models and algorithms that efficiently simulate rail systems.

http://www.citef.es/

TfL - London underground

TfL - London underground

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Virtually everyone who visits, lives or works in London will use one of our services and every one of those journeys matters to us.We are here to keep London working and growing, and to make life in the Capital better. But a rapidly growing population means achieving this goal is more challenging than ever.

Currently, 8.4 million people live in the Capital. This is expected to become 10 million in the 2030s. We must carry on supporting this growth if London’s success is to continue.

We also have to balance delivering our services with one of the biggest savings and efficiency programmes in the public sector. Our success depends on Government support through grants and borrowing, our fare payers, developing our commercial income and achieving our efficiency targets.

https://tfl.gov.uk/

Hitachi Information Control Systems

Hitachi Information Control Systems

Collaborative Sponsor

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe brings together many years of experience in delivery and support of simulation, control and traffic management systems.

In the U.K. our products form an essential part of Network Rail’s operational infrastructure, enabling safe and efficient performance via our TREsim training simulator and TREsa automated route setting systems.

To meet rail sector challenges, our team are driving industry-changing innovations in full lifecycle modelling and simulation, including automated data validation and design optimisation solutions.

We are now combining our products and experience with those of our parent company, Hitachi Limited, to deliver market leading information and control solutions such as the Tranista traffic management platform.

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... - invited & confirmed companies includes - among many others!
 
NS

NS

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People want to be able to move around without having to worry. Fast, safe, simple and at any time. NS wants to make this possible, and does not limit itself to just trains. NS has developed into a comprehensive service provider, enabling its customers to blend social, business and recreational goals seamlessly. This is done by making the journey from door to door comfortable, accessible and efficient and by giving the customer the opportunity to choose ‘smart’ travel options based on the most recent information.
http://www.ns.nl/

Transurb Simulation

Transurb Simulation

GOLD SPONSOR - Follow Us

Since almost 15 years, Transurb Simulation delivers Rail Simulation and Advanced Training Solutions. Our range contains driving simulators providing different degrees of immersion and portability. Each of our simulators is equipped with the latest 3D computer-generated imagery so as to place the driver in a highly realistic simulation enviroment.

http://www.transurb.com/simulation/

South West Trains

South West Trains

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Stagecoach South Western incorporates the South West Trains and Island Line networks. South West Trains are the largest Train Operating Company in the UK serving a mixture of commuters and leisure travellers.
We operate over 1,600 trains a day on a network in the South and South West England and run routes through Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, and Greater London. Our vision is to give our customers the best service they have ever had.

http://southwesttrains.co.uk

VTI – The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

VTI – The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

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The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. Our principal task is to conduct research and development related to infrastructure, traffic and transport. We are dedicated to the continuous development of knowledge pertaining to the transport sector, and in this way contribute actively to the attainment of the goals of Swedish transport policy.

Our operations cover all modes of transport, and the subjects of pavement technology, infrastructure maintenance, vehicle technology, traffic safety, traffic analysis, users of the transport system, the environment, the planning and decision making processes, transport economics and transport systems. Knowledge that the institute develops provides a basis for decisions made by stakeholders in the transport sector. In many cases our findings lead to direct applications in both national and international transport policies.

https://www.vti.se/en/

ProRail

ProRail

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ProRail is a government task organisation that takes care of maintenance and extensions of the national
railway network infrastructure (not the metro or tram), of allocating rail capacity, and of traffic control.
Prorail is a part of NS Railinfratrust, the Dutch railway infrastructure owner.

https://www.prorail.nl/

Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV

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Royal HaskoningDHV, headquartered in Amersfoort (the Netherlands), ranks globally in the top 10 of independently owned, non-listed companies and in the top 40 overall. We specialise in aviation, buildings, industry, energy and mining, infrastructure, maritime and waterways, planning and strategy, rivers, deltas and coasts, transport and asset management, and water technology.

https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com

KRAO

KRAO

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Our vision is to be in 2018, a leading and reliable railway sector training and expert services provider , and a valued business partner .
Safety is KRAO activity strongly guiding factor . Also, the current official regulations , standards, and guidelines , as well as their changes and training contracts guide our actions .
http://www.krao.fi/

Rail Training International (RTI)

Rail Training International (RTI)

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RTI is a training systems consultancy specialising in people performance, training, competence and related research within rail transport and related industries worldwide. RTI was incorporated in 1995 and has fifteen years experience in successfully providing customers with training and development solutions on an international stage.
http://www.rti.co.uk/

IDOM

IDOM

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IDOM is one of the leading companies in the Spanish market for professional services in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting and, at present, is taking the necessary steps to extend that leading position into the international arena.
For more than half a century, with more than 5,000 satisfied clients, participation in 13,000 projects on four continents, IDOM has been able to maintain its independence from any economic or vested interests.
IDOM has distinctive strengths for undertaking multidisciplinary and complex projects, though this does not prevent the company from undertaking small projects. For IDOM, all projects are equally important, as the raison d'être of the Company is the Client and his requirements, regardless of the size of these requirements.

http://www.idom.com/

Thales Group - Ground Transportation

Thales Group - Ground Transportation

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Together. Safer. Everywhere. Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. In all the markets we serve – defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation – our understanding of the Critical Decision Chain helps customers to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes.
World-class technologies and the combined expertise of 62,000 employees in 56 locally based country operations make Thales a key player in assuring the security of citizens, infrastructure and nations.
As a pioneer in transportation technology, we are one of the world’s top suppliers of systems, solutions, equipment and services for mobility on railways, roads and public networks.
http://www.thalesgroup.com/

Legion

Legion

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Making the most of your facilities, assets and investments

Whether you are a transit agency, urban planning agency, sports venue or major event planner, Legion can deliver considerable capacity increases for your facilities, using your existing assets. We do this through a combination of Legion's unique predictive simulation technology, 15 years of consulting expertise, and integration with leading industry methods.

Legion's pedestrian simulation products are the only scientifically validated simulation products on the market. They are based on an unprecedented measurement program of actual pedestrians: 1000 hours of video footage shot in cities on three continents, and covering all relevant pedestrian contexts. They provide sophisticated modelling, analysis and presentation tools for a vast array of contexts and types of project.

But Legion’s value goes way beyond the data and analysis tools we provide. The true benefits of using Legion are realised in reduced capital expenditure, project cost savings, revenue opportunities, and improved levels of safety.

http://www.legion.com/

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - BCRRE

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - BCRRE

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With over 130 academics, researchers and professional support staff, we deliver world class research and thought leadership within railways, and offer an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. Our close relationships with the rail industry mean that our research and teaching draws in real-world situations. By studying in depth what is happening across the world's railways, we prepare our graduates for the challenges of the future.
Our perspective is truly international and we collaborate closely with many overseas universities. We also welcome undergraduates and post-graduates from around the world to study and research with us, joining our 200+ student population. We’re excited by the transformational power of railways. We believe that rail has a vital role in creating the world of tomorrow and are developing the people to lead it.
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/

ADIF

ADIF

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Adif, the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures, is a state-owned company that answers to the Ministerio de Fomento. Adif plays a leading role in promoting the railway sector, working towards converting it into the ideal mode of transport and facilitating access to the infrastructure under fair conditions.
http://adif.es/

DLR - German Aerospace Center

DLR - German Aerospace Center

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DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agency.
http://www.dlr.de/

AGENDA - SCHEDULE - PRESENTATIONS

This two day event will showcase the latest developments, best practices, benefits and solutions in Training & Operations Planing when using Simulation  on a two day forum/conference/exhibition – 221st - 22nd November – where attendees will hear cutting edge presentations from experts representing the Rail Industry, Simulation Technology developers, Training & Development Institutes, Research Institutes and Universities. The two day event will go through the following topics:
  • Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
    Stadhouderskade 12, 1054 ES

  • Nov 21st - 22nd, 2016
    08:30 am - 04:30pm

  • Cocktail Reception
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08:00 Welcome to the 1st RST Forum!

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.00 - 09.30 Julia Lo - Projectmanager – Human Factors at ProRail

Human factors in simulation and gaming environments

Measuring cognition in different human-in-the-loop simulation environments. Biometric measurements of train traffic controllers.
09.30 - 10.00 Dr Stephen Fletcher Director and Occupational Psychologist. The Occupational Psychology Centre United Kingdom - Justin Willett Head of Operational Standards South West Trains United Kingdom

Identifying links between simulator performance and performance on the job in the UK rail industry

Rail simulators can be a massive financial investment for rail organisations. It is therefore of critical importance that each rail organisation can demonstrate a Return on Investment (ROI) based on hard data and evidence. This presentation will explore a psychological methodology for exploring the statistical link between a rail employee’s performance on a rail simulator and subsequent performance on the job. Methodology can be used by 1. rail organisations to refine and improve their use of simulation and 2. simulator manufacturers to demonstrate a competitive advantage.
10.00 – 10.30 Andrew Russell - Managing Director - RTI Rail Training International Ltd

Non-Technical Skills and Simulation: The State of the Nation

10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 – 11.30 Yannick Gilis, General Manager of Transurb Simulation - Hannu Jalonen, Trainer & Project Manager at KRAO

NewSimu2020 Project of KRAO - Finland

The origins of the project : Why, how. The needs that had to be fulfilled with the simulators. How do they chose the type of simulators needed : Computer-based training - Modular solutions - Pedagogy approach
11.30 – 12.00 José Manuel Mera - CITEF - F2I2 CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN TECNOLOGÍAS FERROVIARIAS | RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

The new training model in Metro Santiago de Chile and the use of simulators for Drivers and Signallers in joint training

Transantiago system was an strategy that transformed the transport habits of its citizens and led to an enormous increase in demand for the Metro. As a result, the operational areas of the company had to make use of resources that were traditionally channelled towards other areas, such as training. Therefore, aimed at boosting training, it was decided to create new Operational Training Centres and equip them with the state-of-the-art tools required to train the workforce. These centres seek to increase efficiency, guarantee training standards and reduce the use of the company’s own resources. Also, as a further benefit for the design of the new centres, additional goals were sought, such as standardising operating procedures, and reproducing failures and incidents that are difficult to carry out in actual trains, together with the joint training of driving and signal staff.
12.00 - 12.30 Steven Langley is the Global Business Manager for Sydac

Will your best driver be the next to drive through a red signal?

Leaving aside new drivers, evidence suggests that running a red signal is a random event that could happen to anyone. A driver with 20 years’ experience and a completely clean record could be the next one. This is a scary fact and so this presentation will discuss how railway operators around the world are using simulator training to mitigate that critical safety risk.
12.30 – 14.00 ... ENJOY!

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Dr Lei Chen - BCRRE Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

Railway Simulation and Testing Lab at Birmingham" in the workshop, including:

Railway simulator development. Railway Simulation and Testing related research. Integrated railway simulation and testing lab.
14.30 – 14.50 MATS LIDSTRÖM, RESEARCH ENGINEER, MSC - TOMAS ROSBERG, RESEARCH ENGINEER, MSC - VTI

DEVELOPING A TRAIN SIMULATOR FOR SWEEDEN

Experiences from developing and using driving simulators. Conceptual design of a train simulator for Sweeden. Track building using BIS. Implementation of signal/safety systems – ATC and ERTMS. On-board systems ATC and ETCS. Tracks for research, training and demonstration. Trains – passenger and cargo/freight trains. Flexibility and scalability. User demand driven development
14.50 - 15.10 Björn Peters, PhD Ass Professor - Birgitta Thorslund, PhD, VTI

Simulator based training – some research experiences

Some basic elements in simulator based training. Energy efficient driving with regenerative power supply . Theory and/vs. practice. Results and experiences . ERTMS training for learner train drivers . Conventional vs. layered training . Results and experiences. The use of feedback and concluding remarkS. Networking with the users – user group
15.10 – 15.30 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00 Bradley Mott - Training Designer - Skills Development - London Underground - Brendan Morris - CEO - 3D Visual Simulations Ltd

Rail Simulation, London Underground Driver Training: challenges and opportunities

Northern, Victoria and Metropolitan lines case studies. Practical considerations for design distribution and management of mobile training simulations. The results and lessons from the case studies. Market demand vs advancing technology. What can we expect in the future?
16.00 - 16.30 Colin Steer - Head of Training Thales Ground Transportation SystemS

Simulator best practices and applications: What can we learn from other transport related industries

16.30 - 17.00

Panel Discussion: Future Trends and impact of Simulation Technology as a tool for Education in Railway Engineering

17.00

We will end the day with a special cocktail/networking session in the exhibition area.

This will be the perfect platform to meet people in a relaxed manner.

08.00 – 08.45 Welcome to the 1st RST Forum 2nd day!

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman Mr Bjorn Peters -Research Leader at VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

09.00 – 09.40 Jelle van Luipen – Programmemanager RailwayLAB at ProRail & Cor van ’t Woudt – Programmemanager RailwayLAB at NS Dutch Railways

Using simulators for testing high-frequency train service for traffic operators

Developing concepts for integrating freight trains in high-frequency train service. Ascertaining future training needs for operators based on the simulator experiments.
09.40 – 10.05 Borja Muñoz - Project Manager - IDOM

Using Simulation Technology for Traffic Controller Training in Adif

Training of traffic controllers is a growing concern nowadays for all the railway companies in charge of train traffic control. In order to meet these training needs, Adif has implemented a last generation simulator for train traffic control. This simulation system is able to reproduce the behaviour of infrastructure elements like interlocking systems, track circuits or signals, trains and CTC-VDU systems. Additionally, virtual agents have been developed for all the personnel participating in traffic control: traffic controllers, train drivers, signalling technicians, engineering supervisors… Moreover, the simulation system includes an automated assessment system that monitors the actions performed by the trainee to verify that safety is maintained at all times and communication with agents follows the operating rules. In order to develop this assessment system, all the operating procedures have been modelled using a business process modelling tool that is used also for defining the behaviour of the virtual agents. The simulation system is also oriented to developing non-technical skills such as situational awareness, comunication or decision-making that are essential for safety critical staff.
10.05 - 10.30 Rafael Tortosa Belda - Francisco Javier Sánchez Bolumar - Director Technology Education Div at ADIF

TRAINING SIMULATORS FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RAILWAY ENERGY SYSTEMS

10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 – 11.30 Dr. Rob M.P. Goverde Associate Professor of Railway Operations - TU Delft / Transport & Planning

Simulation in railway operations planning

11.30 – 12.00 David Koopman - Consultant railway operation and engineering - Royal HaskoningDHV

Detailed feasibility assessment of timetables during the design phase

Improving the quality of the Dutch timetable during the design process. This is done by testing the draft timetable in a very early phase with a nation wide OpenTrack micro simulation model. This creates in depth insight in the crucial bottlenecks in the infrastructure and timetable and prevents an unstable operation.
12.00 – 12.30 Stephen Hill | TREsim Production Specialist - Hitachi

Railway Simulation for Signaller Training and Optimal Railway Systems Design

12.30 – 13.30

Networking Lunch

13.30 - 14.00 Yannick GILIS, General Manager of Transurb Simulation

Simulation Solutions for Driverless Metro Train

Simulators play a great part in maintaining the expertise level of driverless metro train crew.
14.00 – 14.30 Mr. Alberto Brignone - Citilabs’ Regional Director

How microscopic simulation and modelling can improve planning and analysis of railways and logistic areas: real case studies using Cube Dynasim Railways

Cube Dynasim Railways allows to simulate trains and LRT, their movements, and all the operations that can occur in a station or in a railway yard. The flexibility of the tool allows to quickly simulate several scenarios and provide extremely interesting animations, both in 2D and 3D, so to better understand the intricacies of complex alternative planning solutions; Through the use of two very different case studies (“Port of Le Havre” and “Ferrovia dei Colli – RFI”) it will be possible to understand the advantages and the potential of using microscopic modelling for railway planning and simulation.
14.30 – 15.00 Eduardo Lazzarotto Head of BD – Legion Ltd.

How to optimise safety, efficiency and commercial opportunities using pedestrian simulation

Simulation led congestion relief schemes. Crowd management and evacuation strategies. Alternative revenue and the efficient commercialisation of space. Discussion and presentation will focus on operational efficiency, customer centric approach, safety and commercial opportunities to maximize revenue. Attendees from station management, commercial, planning, forecasting and safety departments should be able to contribute with the discussion. Three case studies will be presented highlighting specific themes. Design and validation of Move stations of Metro Sao Paulo - Commercial evaluation of Luton Airport - London Underground evacuation studies
15.00 – 15.30

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00 Ron van Kampen - Performance Simulation Model - Infraspeed

The innovative Dutch High Speed Line (HSL-Zuid) Performance Simulation Model (PSM)

HSL-Zuid is a Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) project, where the Infraspeed consortium gets its return on investment during the 25 year maintenance period (2006-2031). The availability (= performance) of the infrastructure is calculated using a Performance Simulation Model (PSM). PSM is a Railway Simulation Application, not used for optimizing operations, drivers training or design of a new railway, but rather as a penalty calculator in a performance contract.
16.00 – 16.30 Niels Brandenburger M.Sc. - Scientific Staff - German Aerospace Center

Railway Simulators at the German Aerospace Center - Testing, Research and Development

Introducing the simulation facilities RailSite, RailSet and Modular Mockup. Current areas of work. Automated conformity testing of ETCS onboard units. Human- Machine Interaction research in the domain of train driving. Workplace-, Display- and Informationdesign. Areas of further development of the simulation equipment. Train protection functionalities. 3D visualization. Innovative workplaces
16.30

We will end the day with a special networking session in the exhibition area. This agenda will be subject to changes


OUR SPONSORS
Transurb Simulation

Transurb Simulation

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Since almost 15 years, Transurb Simulation delivers Rail Simulation and Advanced Training Solutions. Our range contains driving simulators providing different degrees of immersion and portability. Each of our simulators is equipped with the latest 3D computer-generated imagery so as to place the driver in a highly realistic simulation enviroment.

http://www.transurb.com/simulation/

Sydac

Sydac

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Sydac is a world leader in driver training simulation solutions with 25 years experience and clients across the globe. In recent years, rail simulation has become one of the most effective methods for the training and qualification of train, light rail vehicle and tram drivers.

The use of rail simulator systems in training and assessment programs improves the quality of the learning process by confronting the trainee driver with a great variety of situations and out of course events.
In recognition of their benefits as a key component of the driver training and assessment process, large numbers of railway companies today make extensive use of simulator systems.

http://www.sydac.com/en/

ALTRAN

ALTRAN

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As global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services.  Altran has been providing services for around thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Railway, Finance, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors.

http://www.altran.com/

3D Visual Simulations

3D Visual Simulations

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Our customers work in rapidly changing environments where the way employees interface with technology is rapidly moving towards touch-screen mobile devices. The expectation that operational and training data be available at the point of need is fast becoming the norm.

http://3dvsl.com/

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“ The forum gave me a professional input in how other actors conducting training and what they think about a best practice for simulator training and education. ”

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“Great time spent to meet latest technologies used for Operator Training, on both; the Control Room Operators with advance Operator Training Simulators and the Field Operators with Immersive Training Simulator”

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“It has been a unique opportunity to capture in 3 days the State of the Art of the Operator Training Systems (OTS) and Immersive Training Systems (ITS). Thanks for this opportunity and we are sure we will be back next year.”

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What are the main topic/focus

Attendees can hear cutting edge presentations on: Simulation and Drivers Training Safety – Crew Emergency Simulation Simulation for Train Operations and Planing Railroad Network simulation Simulator Technology Updates Simulation and 3D Visualization Other Applications for rail Simulation Licensing & Regulation

Who will attend

The Forum will bring together those who are involved with simulators, training personnel, operation and planing support managers, safety and anyone with an interest in Rail simulators who develop or use simulation tools on the rail industry. This event will give an excellent opportunity for networking, benchmarking and business development with industry peers, contractors, vendors, suppliers and regulators.

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  • Amsterdam Marriott Hotel ________________ Stadhouderskade 12, 1054 | Amsterdam | Netherlands +331 20 607 5555 |

  • 21st - 22nd Nov 2016 - 08.30 / 16.30

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08:00 Welcome to the 1st RST Forum!

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.00 - 09.30 Julia Lo - Projectmanager – Human Factors at ProRail

Human factors in simulation and gaming environments

Measuring cognition in different human-in-the-loop simulation environments. Biometric measurements of train traffic controllers.
09.30 - 10.00 Dr Stephen Fletcher Director and Occupational Psychologist. The Occupational Psychology Centre United Kingdom - Justin Willett Head of Operational Standards South West Trains United Kingdom

Identifying links between simulator performance and performance on the job in the UK rail industry

Rail simulators can be a massive financial investment for rail organisations. It is therefore of critical importance that each rail organisation can demonstrate a Return on Investment (ROI) based on hard data and evidence. This presentation will explore a psychological methodology for exploring the statistical link between a rail employee’s performance on a rail simulator and subsequent performance on the job. Methodology can be used by 1. rail organisations to refine and improve their use of simulation and 2. simulator manufacturers to demonstrate a competitive advantage.
10.00 – 10.30 Andrew Russell - Managing Director - RTI Rail Training International Ltd

Non-Technical Skills and Simulation: The State of the Nation

10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 – 11.30 Yannick Gilis, General Manager of Transurb Simulation - Hannu Jalonen, Trainer & Project Manager at KRAO

NewSimu2020 Project of KRAO - Finland

The origins of the project : Why, how. The needs that had to be fulfilled with the simulators. How do they chose the type of simulators needed : Computer-based training - Modular solutions - Pedagogy approach
11.30 – 12.00 José Manuel Mera - CITEF - F2I2 CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN TECNOLOGÍAS FERROVIARIAS | RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

The new training model in Metro Santiago de Chile and the use of simulators for Drivers and Signallers in joint training

Transantiago system was an strategy that transformed the transport habits of its citizens and led to an enormous increase in demand for the Metro. As a result, the operational areas of the company had to make use of resources that were traditionally channelled towards other areas, such as training. Therefore, aimed at boosting training, it was decided to create new Operational Training Centres and equip them with the state-of-the-art tools required to train the workforce. These centres seek to increase efficiency, guarantee training standards and reduce the use of the company’s own resources. Also, as a further benefit for the design of the new centres, additional goals were sought, such as standardising operating procedures, and reproducing failures and incidents that are difficult to carry out in actual trains, together with the joint training of driving and signal staff.
12.00 - 12.30 Steven Langley is the Global Business Manager for Sydac

Will your best driver be the next to drive through a red signal?

Leaving aside new drivers, evidence suggests that running a red signal is a random event that could happen to anyone. A driver with 20 years’ experience and a completely clean record could be the next one. This is a scary fact and so this presentation will discuss how railway operators around the world are using simulator training to mitigate that critical safety risk.
12.30 – 14.00 ... ENJOY!

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Dr Lei Chen - BCRRE Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

Railway Simulation and Testing Lab at Birmingham" in the workshop, including:

Railway simulator development. Railway Simulation and Testing related research. Integrated railway simulation and testing lab.
14.30 – 14.50 MATS LIDSTRÖM, RESEARCH ENGINEER, MSC - TOMAS ROSBERG, RESEARCH ENGINEER, MSC - VTI

DEVELOPING A TRAIN SIMULATOR FOR SWEEDEN

Experiences from developing and using driving simulators. Conceptual design of a train simulator for Sweeden. Track building using BIS. Implementation of signal/safety systems – ATC and ERTMS. On-board systems ATC and ETCS. Tracks for research, training and demonstration. Trains – passenger and cargo/freight trains. Flexibility and scalability. User demand driven development
14.50 - 15.10 Björn Peters, PhD Ass Professor - Birgitta Thorslund, PhD, VTI

Simulator based training – some research experiences

Some basic elements in simulator based training. Energy efficient driving with regenerative power supply . Theory and/vs. practice. Results and experiences . ERTMS training for learner train drivers . Conventional vs. layered training . Results and experiences. The use of feedback and concluding remarkS. Networking with the users – user group
15.10 – 15.30 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00 Bradley Mott - Training Designer - Skills Development - London Underground - Brendan Morris - CEO - 3D Visual Simulations Ltd

Rail Simulation, London Underground Driver Training: challenges and opportunities

Northern, Victoria and Metropolitan lines case studies. Practical considerations for design distribution and management of mobile training simulations. The results and lessons from the case studies. Market demand vs advancing technology. What can we expect in the future?
16.00 - 16.30 Colin Steer - Head of Training Thales Ground Transportation SystemS

Simulator best practices and applications: What can we learn from other transport related industries

16.30 - 17.00

Panel Discussion: Future Trends and impact of Simulation Technology as a tool for Education in Railway Engineering

17.00

We will end the day with a special cocktail/networking session in the exhibition area.

This will be the perfect platform to meet people in a relaxed manner.

08.00 – 08.45 Welcome to the 1st RST Forum 2nd day!

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman Mr Bjorn Peters -Research Leader at VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

09.00 – 09.40 Jelle van Luipen – Programmemanager RailwayLAB at ProRail & Cor van ’t Woudt – Programmemanager RailwayLAB at NS Dutch Railways

Using simulators for testing high-frequency train service for traffic operators

Developing concepts for integrating freight trains in high-frequency train service. Ascertaining future training needs for operators based on the simulator experiments.
09.40 – 10.05 Borja Muñoz - Project Manager - IDOM

Using Simulation Technology for Traffic Controller Training in Adif

Training of traffic controllers is a growing concern nowadays for all the railway companies in charge of train traffic control. In order to meet these training needs, Adif has implemented a last generation simulator for train traffic control. This simulation system is able to reproduce the behaviour of infrastructure elements like interlocking systems, track circuits or signals, trains and CTC-VDU systems. Additionally, virtual agents have been developed for all the personnel participating in traffic control: traffic controllers, train drivers, signalling technicians, engineering supervisors… Moreover, the simulation system includes an automated assessment system that monitors the actions performed by the trainee to verify that safety is maintained at all times and communication with agents follows the operating rules. In order to develop this assessment system, all the operating procedures have been modelled using a business process modelling tool that is used also for defining the behaviour of the virtual agents. The simulation system is also oriented to developing non-technical skills such as situational awareness, comunication or decision-making that are essential for safety critical staff.
10.05 - 10.30 Rafael Tortosa Belda - Francisco Javier Sánchez Bolumar - Director Technology Education Div at ADIF

TRAINING SIMULATORS FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RAILWAY ENERGY SYSTEMS

10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 – 11.30 Dr. Rob M.P. Goverde Associate Professor of Railway Operations - TU Delft / Transport & Planning

Simulation in railway operations planning

11.30 – 12.00 David Koopman - Consultant railway operation and engineering - Royal HaskoningDHV

Detailed feasibility assessment of timetables during the design phase

Improving the quality of the Dutch timetable during the design process. This is done by testing the draft timetable in a very early phase with a nation wide OpenTrack micro simulation model. This creates in depth insight in the crucial bottlenecks in the infrastructure and timetable and prevents an unstable operation.
12.00 – 12.30 Stephen Hill | TREsim Production Specialist - Hitachi

Railway Simulation for Signaller Training and Optimal Railway Systems Design

12.30 – 13.30

Networking Lunch

13.30 - 14.00 Yannick GILIS, General Manager of Transurb Simulation

Simulation Solutions for Driverless Metro Train

Simulators play a great part in maintaining the expertise level of driverless metro train crew.
14.00 – 14.30 Mr. Alberto Brignone - Citilabs’ Regional Director

How microscopic simulation and modelling can improve planning and analysis of railways and logistic areas: real case studies using Cube Dynasim Railways

Cube Dynasim Railways allows to simulate trains and LRT, their movements, and all the operations that can occur in a station or in a railway yard. The flexibility of the tool allows to quickly simulate several scenarios and provide extremely interesting animations, both in 2D and 3D, so to better understand the intricacies of complex alternative planning solutions; Through the use of two very different case studies (“Port of Le Havre” and “Ferrovia dei Colli – RFI”) it will be possible to understand the advantages and the potential of using microscopic modelling for railway planning and simulation.
14.30 – 15.00 Eduardo Lazzarotto Head of BD – Legion Ltd.

How to optimise safety, efficiency and commercial opportunities using pedestrian simulation

Simulation led congestion relief schemes. Crowd management and evacuation strategies. Alternative revenue and the efficient commercialisation of space. Discussion and presentation will focus on operational efficiency, customer centric approach, safety and commercial opportunities to maximize revenue. Attendees from station management, commercial, planning, forecasting and safety departments should be able to contribute with the discussion. Three case studies will be presented highlighting specific themes. Design and validation of Move stations of Metro Sao Paulo - Commercial evaluation of Luton Airport - London Underground evacuation studies
15.00 – 15.30

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00 Ron van Kampen - Performance Simulation Model - Infraspeed

The innovative Dutch High Speed Line (HSL-Zuid) Performance Simulation Model (PSM)

HSL-Zuid is a Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) project, where the Infraspeed consortium gets its return on investment during the 25 year maintenance period (2006-2031). The availability (= performance) of the infrastructure is calculated using a Performance Simulation Model (PSM). PSM is a Railway Simulation Application, not used for optimizing operations, drivers training or design of a new railway, but rather as a penalty calculator in a performance contract.
16.00 – 16.30 Niels Brandenburger M.Sc. - Scientific Staff - German Aerospace Center

Railway Simulators at the German Aerospace Center - Testing, Research and Development

Introducing the simulation facilities RailSite, RailSet and Modular Mockup. Current areas of work. Automated conformity testing of ETCS onboard units. Human- Machine Interaction research in the domain of train driving. Workplace-, Display- and Informationdesign. Areas of further development of the simulation equipment. Train protection functionalities. 3D visualization. Innovative workplaces
16.30

We will end the day with a special networking session in the exhibition area. This agenda will be subject to changes

08:00 Welcome to RailSIMtech - Rail Simulation Technology Forum

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.00 - 09.30 Simon Rennie - MD - NTAR National Training Academy for Rail

COUNTRY SIMULATION FOR RAIL EDUCATION

The origins of our use of technology: why we deployed it. What are the scenarios in which we have used simulation and what benefits does it deliver. What types of technology do we use and what we are looking at next
09.30 - 10.00 Brian Clark, Senior Simulator Manager & Malcolm Cook, IEP Training Manager - GWR Great Western Railways

Making History the GWR way, by introducing the largest fleet of upgrade in GWR history.

Good and not so good experiences when delivering a quantum leap in training for the largest fleet upgrade in GWR history, 2 completely new fleets of 21st century trains, electrification and diesel fleet upgrade cascade, all happening concurrently, part of a 7.5 billion pound rail investment into GWR…. Can simulation save the day?
10.00 – 10.30 Paul Boyle, Head of ERTMS - Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast Using Simulation to Change the Game for Good

“Whats happening” Introduction of our New High Speed Train in the UK, the Virgin Azuma and the European Train Control System (ETCS); - What have we done at VTEC to prepare our business for these major projects - How we are using Innovation in Simulation.
10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, SIM technology exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 - 11.30 Tim Wells, Operations Simulator Manager & John Tomlin, Operations Development Manager - Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Limited.

Designing for compact simulators and a blended learning approach

This will cover the introduction of new compact simulators to GTR and how we will use them in initial training, and also look at how we are approaching the scenario design process (not only for the change to compacts but looking at cross industry best practice) to incorporate into a blended approach to training delivery.
11.30 – 12.00 LANDER - TBC

New Simulation technology to support a training model in projects and the use of simulators for Drivers and Signallers in joint training

12.00 – 12.30 Gary McGuire - Head of R&D at Siemens Rail Automation

Simulation and its role in the Digital Twin

Railway technology is developing at an extremely rapid rate as the move to a ‘digital railway’ gathers pace to meet increasing demand and stakeholder expectations for safe, smooth, predictable journeys. Finding ways of using technology to bring this improvement brings many challenges, as the railway today is a complex, tightly linked system of systems. The use of simulation allows the creation of a ‘digital twin’ of the railway, so that ideas can quickly be developed using agile techniques, then tested on the simulated ‘twin’ rather than the real railway. If things work, great, they can be developed, if they don’t bring the expected benefits, then nothing is lost and we can move on to the next great idea, pushing the reality of a railway we can be proud of forward quickly.
12.30 – 14.00 ... ENJOY!

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Ottar Haslestad - Simulator Manager - Norwegian Rail Academy / Norwegian Railway Directorate

Experience with using advanced simulators for basic training of Train Drivers and Traffic Controllers (incl refreshment training for experienced personnel)

The idea of having integrated scenarios for both train simulators and traffic control simulators. The challenge - The decision to leave the idea - The development of Multi-Purpose simulators using In-house recourses and off the shelf hardware - Aging simulators and the need for a plan for the future.
14.30 – 15.00 Graham Goswell – Director, Railway Operations - HITACHI Information Control Systems

Gaining Value from Data in a Simulated Rail Environment

Rail organisations have been behind the curve in fully utilising the power of simulation. We have been even slower in taking the data generated by full fidelity simulation and transforming it into valuable management information. This data is available and could provide decision makers at all levels with intelligence on all aspects of the rail system from train paths and running times to user ergonomics and incident recovery. Data can also be used in novel ways – the train operator knows how many potential customers are on a train and the infrastructure owner knows when the train will arrive at the station. This data is of value to local retailers, taxi companies, etc. The impact of data will be huge and will power the next generation of the railway. Simulation is such an accurate tool that data generated will play a major role in this change
15.00 – 15.30 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, SIM Technology exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00 Dr Lei Chen - BCRRE Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

Application of microscopic simulation to railway system optimisation

Introduction to BCRRE simulation research - Railway traffic management simulation and optimisation - Railway system design simulation and optimisation - Railway traction energy usage simulation and optimisation
16.00 - 16.30 Nicole Rasenberg, head of the traffic control education department - Friso Westerhuis, information analyst for education and simulation - ProRail

Renewal of simulation based training for train controllers and train dispatchers in the Netherlands: An ongoing cooperation of educators, IT and innovation.

The traffic control education department is responsible for the training, certification and continuous education of about 600 train dispatchers. Simulation is used in training and certification, plans are a made to use it in the continuous education as well. Simulations are done of both current and future situations. In our presentation we will show how we develop specific simulations systems for different didactic objectives by a multifaceted team of specialists in learning, simulation, innovation and IT. Thus we try to find the optimal fit.
16.30 - 17.00

Panel Discussion: Future Trends and impact of Simulation Technology as a tool for Education in Railway Engineering

17.00

End of the day

08.00 – 08.45 Welcome to RailSIMtech 2nd day!

Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

08.45 – 09.00

Opening remarks from our Chairman

09.00 – 09.30 PAULEY

Applying Immersive Technology in the Rail Industry

09.30 – 10.00 TRANSURB SIMULATION

Empowering the trainers with modern simulation tools or how to create scenarios from scratch by yourself (Live Demo ETCS)

Track design and generation - Automatic signalling - Exercise/Scenario design - Theoretical content layer
10.00 - 10.30 Mr L. Mockel - K. Godefroi - INFRABEL

Safety first! : how to train the immediate response of lookouts in high-risk and stressful environments with VR simulation

Infrabel brief - Delivered solution : Virtual Reality Cave simulator - Return on experience : 6 months of training - Next steps
10.30 – 11.00 ... ENJOY!

Coffee, SIM technology exhibition and networking sessions

11.00 – 11.30 Graffica

Validation and Interoperability: enabling the Digital Railway

As modern digital systems replace their mechanical predecessors, and human decisions are now taken with the support of software algorithms how do we validate these complex systems? How can we make legacy systems interoperable with future advances? How do we integrate research innovations into the Railway system? From timetable planning, through operations to performance analysis, we discuss the power of simulation in support of railway systems integration, through the use of common interfaces and their realisation in the HERMES simulation platform. __
11.30 – 12.00 Brendan Morris, CEO - 3D Visual Simulations - GWR

Simulation developments for a train control interface

12.00 – 12.30 Menno Okkes & Jelle Van Luipen NS - ProRail

Developments in simulation at NS

NS uses simulators for basic training and recurrent instruction. New developments are the use of simulators for performance improvement and research. The purpose is to install simulators in depots to connect learning and operation with each other, and to create the best learning effects. A ‘research’ simulator has been developed to do research to the effects of changes in infra structure, and devices in the cabin to the alertness and performance of train drivers.
12.30 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Jörg Demitz, Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik GmbH

New Generation of Traffic Controllers - Evolutions in Job Tasks require new Training Methodologies

Many railway companies are facing a generation change in their train control staff and need to intensify training of new junior employees. Modern training concepts require trainees to learn independently for themselves. The competence of a train controller, however, comprises not only knowledge, but above all skill and appropriate conduct. These three elements can be acquired and tested by means of simulator training. With flexible, web-based simulation systems trainees can practise by themselves the content they have learned in the classroom. Such systems can be created using software solutions which can be adapted to the entire range of training requirements.
14.30 – 15.00 Ian Rose - Railway Operations & Safety LTD

How Primitive Life Supports The Argument for Simulation

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

15.30 – 16.00 Roy Hickman – Programme Engineering Manager at Network Rail - Dr Simon Campion – VR Consultant and Project Manager at the UOS’s THINKlab - Michal Cieciura – Lead Developer at the UOS’s THINKlab

4D Simulation Environment for Track Renewal Programmes

The University of Salford's THINKlab team have developed a 4D planning package for track renewal. THINKlab helped Network Rail create 4D simulations, used for visualising and scheduling tasks over a time period, allowing them to run different scenarios for pre-work briefings and post-work evaluation.
16.00

We will end the day with a special networking session in the exhibition area. This agenda will be subject to changes

10.00 - 15.30 Technical Tour
Exclusive visit to the state of the art NTAR - National Training Academy for Rail - facilities. 10.15 - 10.30 We will meet at the NEC to head towards NTAR 12.00 - 14.00 We will be going through different scenarios and state of the art classrooms at the facilities. 14.00 - 15.30 We will come back to the NEC