5th UIC Asia-Pacific Control Command, Signalling and Telecommunications Workshop

3-4 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Welcome Message

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 5th UIC Asia-Pacific Workshop on Control Command Signaling and Telecoms (CCS&Tlc) which will take place in Sydney (Australia), hosted by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), from 3rd to 4th of May 2018.

Since 2007 the UIC Asia Regional Assembly has had as a focus CCS and Telecommunications Development Technologies, integrated into the broader UIC strategy to achieve a harmonised Traffic Management and Control-Command and Signalling system.

The workshop aims to inform both an understanding of leading technologies and a base for core system requirements across world railways.

We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney from 3rd to 4th May 2018.


The 5th UIC Asia-Pacific Workshop on Control Command Signalling and Telecoms (CCS&Tlc) will take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Room C4.5 in Sydney-Australia.


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Provisional Programme

Thursday 3 May 2018

08h30 09h00 Registration

09h00 09h10 Opening Ceremony

09h10 09h40 Keynote Speeches

10h30 12h30 Signaling SESSION 1 – “Optimal modelling and safety assessment of Signaling Systems, via standardized methods and languages”
This opening session will examine the management of rail signalling assets data, incorporating the need for accuracy and integrity (with appropriate GIS systems) and integration on with other rail assets including track, civil works, rolling stock and telecommunications. And It will also look at data validation for the final safety assessment of the system.

12h30 13h30 Lunch

13h30 15h00 SIGNALLING SESSION 2 - “Cybersecurity”
With advanced train control systems relying upon radio transmission of safety related data between trackside and onboard, these radio links could easily become the target of cyber-attacks. Moreover the gateways for data exchange via the Internet are also a potential security weakness. This session aims to showcase the most advanced research and techniques used to secure data against cyber-attack.

15h30 17h00 SIGNALLING SESSION 3 - “Train Control and future trends”
This session will provide a status update on the development and integration of new CCS systems with Automatic Train Operation (ATO), looking to a higher level of optimisation of the train run by reducing the level of human responsibility, as well as the integration with Automatic Train Supervision (ATS), which aims to optimise rail operations.
Possible use of non-rail specific signalling products, such as PLCs from nuclear or process control industries or even COTS products which offer greater industrial volumes and wider applications will also be highlighted. Moreover, satellite integration within CCS could also bring significant cost savings and increased safety in various railway operations.
Further advantages of system implementation, such as broken rail detection on lines not equipped with train detection systems, will also be covered in this session.

17h00 Welcome cocktail

Friday 4 May 2018

09h00 10h30 TELECOM SESSION 1 “The regulatory contexts and migration strategies toward future technologies”
We here expect to get a comprehensive description of the regulatory environments of the different world regions as well as the envisaged strategies for achieving the significant modifications required to guarantee the future of Rail Signalling systems and their adaptation to rapidly evolving technology.

11h00 12h30 TELECOM SESSION 2 “The Future Railway Mobile Communication System and other main radio development projects”
This session will provide an overall update on the main ongoing projects worldwide targeting the evolution of the current standard telecommunication system GSM-R, which has an expected lifespan until 2030, and towards the new generation of digital data communication systems, in particular the UIC master project FRMCS and its relationship with standardisation bodies such as ETSI and 3GPP.

12h30 13h30 Lunch

13h30 15h00 TELECOM SESSION 3 “The suppliers’ view on products and applications for safety and security”
In this session selected main telecommunication suppliers worldwide will have the opportunity to describe their envisaged solutions to the rail industry needs as covered in the two previous sessions. There will be an opportunity to demonstrate integrated solutions for rail telecommunications and the monitoring /event recognition of different components of the rail environment.

15h30 16h00 Conclusion Session

The conference will be conducted in English , including papers, presentations and discussion.


Hotel recommended (special rate for the participants):

Please at the booking, quote UNI020518 to receive a 10% discount off the best available unrestricted rate of the day.

Reservations can be made by the following channels and cannot be used for online bookings.

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1181-novotel-sydney-on-darling-harbour/index.shtml )
Direct Contact: h1181@accor.com

Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1757-ibis-sydney-darling-harbour/index.shtml )
Direct contact: h1757@accor.com

Phone: +61 2 9288 7180 (7 Days a week, office hours only)

  • ,All rooms and rates are subject to availability at the point of reservation
  • Some dates may have a minimum night stay requirement
  • Bookings can be cancelled without fee up to 24 hours prior to arrival without fee (if booked direct to the hotel using the above booking code)

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
All guests will need to call the hotel reservations team on 02 8388 8888 and will need to quote IUR as the code to receive 15% off rate of the day.
A valid credit card will also be needed to make the reservation.

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney
The Sydney International Convention Centre is an 8 minute walk and Town Hall Station gives direct access from the domestic and international airports.
The below weblink will assist delegates with accommodation options at the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney. By using the below weblink you will access a 10% discount off the Best Available Rates and if rooms are available at the time of booking they will appear via the below weblink.

In partnership with : RTSA (Railway Technical Society of Australasia)

The RTSA’s biennial Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) will be held in Sydney from 30 April to 2 May 2018.

CORE information

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Registration fee :
UIC members : Free of charge
Non UIC members: 500 Euros

Please send your cheque to:
Comptabilité - Asset Management Conference
International Union of Railways (UIC)
16 rue Jean Rey,
F-75015 Paris, France

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Béatrice ségéral: segeral@uic.org

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