Information published on 15 November 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 319.

UIC Global Signalling & Telecom Conference, to be held from 15 – 17 January 2013 in Delhi

  • Signalling

The International Conference on Train Control Command Signalling (CCS) and Radio-Communication, organised by UIC, Indian Railways (IR) and RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, will take place from 15 – 17 January 2013 in Delhi, India.

This conference will mark the 3rd edition of the Conference on Control Command Signalling, which is a periodic event – held every two years – agreed at UIC world level as an expression of cooperation in the signalling domain. For the first time the event will team up with Radio-Communication, as a consequence of the growing importance of radio-communication and its vital need for train operations, within the chain of transmission of information for train control, diagnosis, maintenance, efficient management and traffic control, passenger information and leisure.

The conference aims at enabling open, relevant and comprehensive information exchange on the state-of-the-art, technologies, needs and requirements, as well as the vision on future systems. In 2013, the conference will bring together signalling and telecommunication specialists from around the world. Participating representatives of major industries and developing centres may also have the opportunity to hold interactive dialogue, to endorse the requirements, vision and position of the railways and to express their efficient responses and future developments.

The two sections of the conference (CCS and Radio) will debate subjects such as:

  • Practical, real implementation of systems and lessons learned
  • Interoperability, modularity and inter-changeability
  • Consequences of rapid developments of technology – especially in the IT and radio-communication – IP introduction
  • Increased role of common norms and standards in a globalised technology world
  • Supply with guarantees for efficient life cycle operation
  • Decisions on new regional railway projects

In more detail and in the scope of the conference, the conclusions and outputs should provide the railway train control command signalling and radio domains with a clear vision on achievements and of development tendency with concrete approach to demonstrate:

  • The capability of satisfying the basic needs and requirements for evolution in the rail transportation system
  • The opportunities of adaptation of modern systems to specific needs and requirements urged from the particular traffic and train operations, regional developments, national inheritance and other such considerations
  • The maintenance around UIC of an efficient platform to largely federate the knowledge, best practice, converging requirements and assess the supply base for the systems in their evolution of techniques and technologies
  • The provision of support to the win-win process in the user-manufacturer relationship, where understanding of requirements and competition shall be responding to the market and the use of leading technologies to assure migration based on large technology developments

We look forward to meeting you soon in Delhi from 15 – 17 January 2013.

For further information please contact Béatrice Ségéral, Institutional Relations Department: segeral@uic.org