OptiYard mid-term conference

Friday 5 October 2018, UIC (Paris)

We would like to invite you to the Mid-Term Conference of the Shift2Rail JU Funded IP5 Project OptiYard to be held at UIC in Paris on 5 October 2018.

Join us! It will be a fantastic opportunity to look at future scenarios for railways in line with Shift2Rail goals and, of course, to boost networking.

Registration is mandatory and free of charge but only a limited number of participants can be welcomed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Project overview

The Shift2Rail-JU Funded IP5 Project OptiYard will provide decision support tools to Yard Managers that consider the surrounding network, in a view to ensure smooth marshalling that is essential for the global efficiency of the transport chain.

OptiYard uses a three-pronged approach to develop an optimised decision support system for yard dispatchers by:

  • Providing enhanced, automated yard management by analysing existing process and operations and developing appropriate optimisation algorithms to improve operations for both single wagon load and block train traffic;
  • Improving information and communications processes between the Yard Management System, the RUs and Network (IM) by analysing data feeds and modelling an enhanced communications environment;
  • Enhancing real-time interaction with the surrounding network, giving the yard dispatcher better visibility of pending perturbations and major disruptions to the yard production schedule.


OptiYard Mid-conference Programme

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5 October 2018 – Welcome to Paris
Venue: UIC, 16 rue Jean Rey, Paris, France
How to get to UIC

09:30 Registration and welcome

10:00-10:30 Opening and Introduction, Mr. Giancarlo De Marco Telese, Project coordinator, UIC and Mr. Lucas Garvias, Shift2Rail JU
Introduction to the project, its contextualisation in S2R (IP5 and TDs involved)

10:30-11:00 WP2, Ms. Birgit Jaekel, Technische Universität Dresden
Data Analytics addressing current data handling capabilities as well as identifying new data models needed for the yard management system optimisation

11:00-11:30 WP3, Ms. Ronghui Liu, University of Leeds
Development of Specifications that apply to the new optimisation modules

11:30-12:00 WP4, Mr. Riccardo Licciardello, DICEA
Process Optimisation

12:00-12:30 WP5, Mr. Joaquin Rodriguez, IFSTTAR
Dual Modelling of the yard and network environments

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-16:00 Round table, wrap-up and conclusions
Real-life utilisation of OptiYard decision support tool

16:00 Meeting close


If you wish to register for the OptiYard mid-term conference at UIC in Paris, please do so on the registration form below:


For more information about the conference, please contact Christine Hassoun (UIC) at hassoun@uic.org

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