Thursday 24 October ASPECT Day Two

8:30 Coffee

9:00 Performance

  1. Closer running: magic capacity potion or poison? Felix Schmid, University of Birmingham, UK with Hongsin Kim, Philip Dakin, Shuxia Lu,
  2. Arrival time robustness of eco driving strategies under two ATP systems Jan Hoogenraad, Spoorgloren, Netherlands
  3. Improved system modelling for better railway performance, Arco Sierts, InteVice, Netherlands

Human Factors

  1. Operational and human factors testing to commission ERTMS in Denmark, Amanda Elliott, Innovace Designs, UK
  2. Driving Efficiency & Resilience to Human Error: SafeCap Automated Verification of Signalling Data, Dominic Taylor, Alexei Iliasov, Alexander Romanovsky, Karl King
  3. The Art of Interrogation - For Better Requirements Capture, Alexandra McGrath

  • Panel Discussion
  • Break

Design Resilience

  1. ROCC and Role: Implementation of operational control centres for resilience Victor Abbott, Jacobs, Australia
  2. Rail’s particular challenge with resilience, Alexandra McGrath, VicTrack, Australia
  3. Fallback systems and resilience in India,Ganesh Kumar Dwiivedy, Indian Railways, India


  1. Adaptive real-time fault diagnosis for track circuits, Xigao Liu, Beijing Hollysys, China
  2. Video Track Inspector - hands on predictive maintenance on track circuits, Joost van Kalsbeek, Strukton and Thomas Hempel Siemens
  3. Rail yards, a challenge through growth and changed landscape,Folkert Bouma, ProRail, Netherlands

  • Panel Discussion
  • Lunch

Innovation and Future Development (1)

  1. Study of vehicle communication-based train control (VBTC), Ying Lin, Beijing Hollysys, China
  2. Valise – video balise for dependable train positioning, Richard Shenton, RDS International, UK
  3. Development Trend and direction of Train Control System, presented by Fei Yan. Written by Bin Ning, Tao Tang, Hairong Dong, Jing Xun, Yidong Li, The State Key Laboratoy of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R.China and Chunhai Gao, Feng Bao, Traffic Control Technology CO., Ltd. Beijing, P.R.China


  1. A fair signalling architecture, AndreĢ Radomiak, Alstom, Belgium
  2. Scalable and relocatable interlocking device, Natsuki Terada, Rail Techical Research Institute, Japan
  3. Architecting railway systems for resilience, Luke Church, Thales, UK

  • Panel Discussion
  • Break

Innovation and Future Development (2)

  1. Virtualising control centres: can cloud computing deliver increased resilience? Matthew Slade, CPC Systems, UK
  2. Exploring virtual coupling: operational principles and capacity analysis, Egidio Quaglietta, TU Delft, Netherlands
  3. Digital Systems: Transforming Rail Transport in Sydney with ETCSL2, TMS & ATO, Stephen Lemon, Transport for NSW


George Clark, President, IRSE

Conference Social

An informal social will be held after the formal close of ASPECT 2019 at the Lijm & Cultuur Creative Laboratory giving delegates the chance to network over drinks and food. We welcome all ASPECT delegates to join this event, whether attending the technical visits the day after or not.