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2nd International Railway Symposium Aachen

26 - 28 November 2019
Eurogress Aachen, Germany

Organisers: Research Center Railways (RCR) Logo RCR

Initiative of the following institutions of the RWTH Aachen University

  • Institute of Rail Vehicles and Transport Systems (IFS), Prof. Schindler
  • Institute of Transport Science (VIA), Prof. Nießen
  • Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), Prof. De Doncker

Download the Call for Papers as a PDF.

Download the programme of the conference as a PDF.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Railway Symposium Aachen


Railway infrastructure management

  • Asset management
  • Failure process analysis and fault prevention

Innovative railway operation concepts

  • Robust scheduling
  • Automatic track allocation
  • Incident management

Safety, reliability and service life

  • Structural integrity, collision safety
  • Wheel-rail interaction, track guidance
  • Train protection und railway signalling systems
  • Predictive maintenance, maintenance management, diagnosis, spare parts management

Novel vehicles and compnents

  • Vehicles
  • Running Gear
  • Components

Assisted, automated and autonomous driving (3A))

  • Automated freight transport
  • Driver assistance systems
  • Car-to-X communication

Noise reduction

  • Noise prevention, aerodynamics
  • Vehicle noise reduction
  • Infrastructure for noise protection measures

Energy and resource efficiency

  • Electrification, catenary-free operation
  • Lightweight construction, additive manufacturing

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