Information published on 3 March 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 438.

4th UIC RailTopoModel and railML Conference

28 April 2015 – Paris, UIC

  • Data Modelling

This conference will demonstrate and provide you with the results we committed ourselves to in October 2013, at the onset of the project.

Based on the experiences of 10 European Infrastructure Managers, and after two years of work under the auspices of UIC, a generic graph railway topology and infrastructure model was presented to the railway community in October 2014: the “RailTopoModel” to be published by UIC as an International Railway Standard by the end of 2015.

This structuring foundation is designed to support fundamental activities in infrastructure asset management and train operations. Its purpose is interoperability in railway data exchange, with a high level of quality, reliability and performance while reducing costs. Means are open standards and a shared toolset:

  • A common language on business objects: rail topology at all levels (tracks, lines, corridors), multiple referencing and positioning systems (linear, geographical), installations and properties (described by spot, linear, or surface objects), routes, business events (circulations, works, incidents), etc.
  • A standard format for data exchange, based on this structuring and quality proven model: railML3®, major version from railML.org
  • A first set of Open Source Tools to ease interoperability on railway data
    • Quality Toolbox to check quality of raiML files (sender or receiver side)
    • Geographical Viewer to visualise railML files
  • A first operational application to generate a specific “RINF xml” file directly from your generic railML file, to ensure quick, low cost, errorless data provision to the European Register of Infrastructure.

One set of generic railML data retrieved from your data repository will provide the answer to most business or regulatory requirements.

In addition to these operational solutions, you will be presented with a number of business cases and ongoing projects based on these bricks.

See you at the 4th UIC RailTopoModel and railML conference, which will be followed by the annual railML autumn community meeting on 29 April 2015, both at UIC Paris.

Please register via http://www.railml.org/index.php/uic-railml-conference.html by 21 April!

Project information is permanently updated on the UIC Extranet at http://extranet.uic.org – UIC members may register and have access.

For further information please contact: Airy Magnien, UIC, magnien@uic.org
Vasco Paul Kolmorgen, railML.org, coordination@railml.org