The 17th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation (COMPRAIL 2020), is the latest in a series of very successful meetings which started in Frankfurt in 1987 and continued in Rome (1990); Washington (1992); Madrid (1994); Berlin (1996); Lisbon (1998); Bologna (2000); Lemnos (2002); Dresden (2004); Prague (2006); Toledo (2008); Beijing (2010); the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute (2012) ; Rome (2014), Madrid (2016) and Lisbon (2018).
The meeting is organised by the Wessex Institute and sponsored by WIT Transactions on the Built Environment and the International Journal of Transport Development and Integration.
The conference aims to update the use of advanced systems, promoting their general awareness throughout the management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other emerging passenger, freight and transit systems. It emphasises the use of computer systems in advanced railway engineering.
The meeting attracts a variety of specialists interested in the development of railways, including managers, consultants, railway engineers, designers of advanced train control systems and computer specialists. It provides a forum for researchers, academics and practitioners involved in railway engineering to present and discuss the latest developments.
Since 1993 all published papers are permanently archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary, where they are freely available to the international community.
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at COMPRAIL 2020. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
- Advanced train control
- Operational quality
- Risk management
- Planning and policy
- Monitoring and maintenance
- Energy efficiency and power supply
- Signalling and train control systems
- Timetabling and rescheduling
- Safety and security
- Vehicle dynamics
- Driverless and automatic train operation
- System integration
- High-speed technology
- Modelling and simulation
- Multi-modal integration
- Magnetic levitation vehicles
- Telecommunications in rail transport
- Freight transport
- Real-time operations
- Single track traffic
- Track design and maintenance strategies
- Intelligent railway systems
- Road and rail synergy
- Electrical railroad
- Railway logistics
- Passenger guidance and user behaviour
- High-density rails
- Railway resilience
- Environmental impact and CO2 reduction
- IoT applications to railway vehicles
- Case studies
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