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A small preview of the program

  • Libor LOCHMAN Executive Director, CER, Belgium: An implementation of the 4. Railway Package technical pillar and its impact on the rail competitiveness
  • László MOSÓCZI Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of National Development, Hungary: Vision of the development of the Hungarian railway infrastructure
  • Zoltán ELŐHEGYI Head of Department Engineering & Design, VAMAV Railway Equipments Ltd., Hungary: Optimization of maintenance strategy of railway turnouts – Operating tests for best practice
  • Gabriella CSORTOS PhD Student, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary: Investigations of noise mitigation of railway track components – Laboratory and field measurements
  • Giovanni LONGO Department of Engineering and Architecture University of Trieste, Italy: Trade-off between maintenance costs and capacity consumption: a Multi Objective Genetic Algorithm to find optimal solutions
  • Wolfgang ZOTTL Head of Research & Development, ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, Austria: Application of drones in railway infrastructure
  • Prof. Dr. Peter VEIT – Michael FELLINGER TU Graz, Austria: Prognosis of turnouts – analogies and differences to open track
  • Virginia ANTÓN Service Adoption Engineer ESSP SAS, Spain: EGNOS, a key enabler in future railway positioning,
  • Dr. Nahuel MANZO COSTANZO Knowledge Management and R&D, COMSA, Spain: Maintenance costs reduction in high speed tracks by using a new material as ballast
  • Peter PALOTAS Department of Transport Infrastructure, Getzner, Austria: Smart Elastic Solutions for Reduction of Maintenance Costs of Railway lines
  • Géza FEJÉRVÁRY Executive Director, Granuflex Ltd., Hungary: Use of rubber granules based elastic products in track construction
  • Anatolii MARKOV – Vladimir MOSYAGIN, Radioavionica Corp., Russia: Methods and means of NDT
  • David CARLINI Train & Transport Business Unit, Gruppo Loccioni, Italy: Mobile robotic platform for the automatic railroad switch inspection
  • Assem AKHMETOVA Methods and Means of NDT, Kazakhstan Railways, Kazakhstan: Rail Diagnostics under Adverse Climatic Conditions
  • Petr KULESHOV – Vladimir KOROTIN Department of Transport Infrastructure, PIK PROGRESS JSC, Russia: The means and methods of control parameters of high-speed rail lines
  • Dr. Zoltán MAJOR senior lecturer, István Széchenyi University, Hungary: Examination of embedded rail structures for temperature effects
  • Dr. Szabolcs FISCHER – Attila NÉMETH – Zsolt HORVÁTH, István Széchenyi University, Hungary: Investigation of insulated rail joints with fibre-glass reinforced fishplates
  • Rainer WENTY – Fabian HANSMAN Strategic Marketing, Plasser & Theurer, Austria: Railway Ballast and its Maintenance
  • Anatoly MARKOV – Andrey ANTIPOV Engineering & Design, Radioavionica Corp., Russia: Development of MFL (Magnetic flux leakage) rail nondestructive testing
  • Miroslav HALTUF Chairman of State Representative Group (SRG), Shift2Rail JU, Czech Republic: Digitalization – a challenge for Shift2Rail
  • Haifeng SONG – Eckehard SCHNIEDER, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering, Germany: Train-centric Communication based close proximity driving train movement authority system
  • Dr. István HRIVNÁK, Tran-SYS Ltd., Hungary – József LADÁNYI, EMC Solution Ltd., Hungary: Simulation supported energy consumption planning
  • Robert GRABNER Presales & Bid Management Director, Mission Critical Networks, Kapsch CarrierCom Ltd., Austria: The pros and cons for a multivendor decision
  • Horst KAUFMANN – Bernhard BRUCKNER – Michael MIKULANDRA, Kapsch CarrierCom, Austria: Digital transformation and cyber-security
  • Anna FRISEE SBB, Switzerland: A catch-up strategy for missed re-investments in track
  • Franco DE FAZIO, Comtest Wireless, Key Account Manager, Italy: The advantages of an integrated approach to ERTMS diagnostics testing
  • Róbert CSÉPKE Team leader, BKV Zrt. (Tram) Project management team of technical development, Hungary: Railway rail/wheel contact in curves of small radii
  • Riccardo SANTORO Architecture and Innovation Officer, Corporate Strategy, Plans and Systems, Ferrovie dello Stato, Italy: Machine inferencing on the semantic ‘web of transportation data’ for interoperable customer centric transportation applications
  • Krisztina HORICSÁNYI – Balázs VARGA, MechatroMotive Kft., Hungary.: Upgrade your systems with IoT solutions!
  • Csaba ÁGH Diagnostic Engineer, MÁV Central Rail and Track Inspection Ltd., Hungary: Recent diagnostics of wheel-rail contact to avoid running instability
  • Jean-Philippe PEUZIAT, Head of Unit – Public Affairs, UNIFE, France
  • Marko RADOVIC, RCSEE (Rail Cluster for South-East Europe), Serbia
October 9, 2017. – Day 0 (Monday)
07:00-15:00 Exhibition construction


Thematic roundtables – Meeting opportunities

18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception at  Lurdy Conference Center (Conference Venue)
October 10, 2017. – Day 1 (Tuesday)
09:00-10:40 Opening ceremony and plenary lectures
10:40-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-13:10 Plenary lectures
13:10-14:40 Lunch
14:40-16:40 Plenary lectures
16:40-17:10 Coffee break
17:10-18:00 Plenary lectures
18:00-20:00 Visit the exhibition, get in touch with the exhibitors – Snack party with alcoholic drinks
October 11, 2017. – Day 2 (Wednesday)
08:30-10:30 Section meeting Section meeting Section meeting
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Section meeting Section meeting Section meeting
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:10 Section meeting Section meeting Section meeting
16:10-16:40 Coffee break
16:40-18:00 Section meeting Section meeting Section meeting
19:00-22:00 Evening reception
October 12, 2017. – Day 3 (Thursday)
08:30-10:30 Section meeting Section meeting Section meeting
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Section meeting Section meeting Section meeting
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:10 Section meeting Section meeting Section meeting
16:10-16:30 Conference closing