Events

Asia-Pacific Railway Innovations Forum 2019

21 May 2019 to 24 May 2019
Mandaluyong City
Philippines

The level of railway technology varies greatly throughout developing Asia and the Pacific but is often ancient in terms of railway infrastructures, systems, and rolling stock. New technologies in the digital sphere, from control systems to data gathering, create an immense opportunity, but at the same time, the agony of choice as countries must sort and prioritize which technologies are the most appropriate in their specific, national case.

The Forum discussed the future of railway systems in developing Asia and the Pacific with respect to the new and disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial or “Digital” Revolution. Through various lectures, discussion sessions, and knowledge sharing opportunities, the event addressed a number of key questions about the future of the railway sector, including:

  • Railway system technologies and technology levels that are economical and financially sustainable for system specific operation requirements and an expected traffic demand;
  • New disruptive technologies that can be considered for specific and unique urban/national railway development plans;
  • Whether investment in common railway systems are sustainable and advisable, or would it be more appropriate to skip high capital investments in potentially soon outdated technologies;
  • Technical opportunities that will safeguard a sustainable high performance and quality of railway services;
  • Performance incentives schemes that are best suited for private sector involvement, considering the complexity of maintaining and operating railways.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 May 2019 Opening Plenary Opening Remarks Bambang Susantono; Timothy John Batan; Jean-Pierre Loubinoux
21 May 2019 Opening Plenary Keynote Jean-Pierre Loubinoux
21 May 2019 Opening Plenary Panel discussion: Digital Technology-Driven Challenges in the Railway Market
21 May 2019 Session 1: Railway Asset Management Principles and Life-Cycle Strategies Infrastructure Sustainability: A Shift of Priorities Towards Lifecycle Cost and Maintenance
In this presentation, Mr. Leather cites inadequate financing support to develop high-quality, high-capacity transport infrastructure and services...
James Leather
21 May 2019 Session 1: Railway Asset Management Principles and Life-Cycle Strategies Asset Management Digitalization: Key Transformations Introduced by Digital Technologies
In this presentation, Mr. Romei shares Systra's experience with asset digitalization, including the challenges involved and case studies that...
Stephane Romei
21 May 2019 Session 1: Railway Asset Management Principles and Life-Cycle Strategies Asset Management – ISO55000 Application Guideline for Railways Infrastructure Organizations Teodor Gradinariu
21 May 2019 Session 2: Digital Solutions to Lead and Steer Railway Design and O&M Strategies BIM for Railway Design, Construction, and Operation and Asset Management Jugal Makwana
21 May 2019 Session 2: Digital Solutions to Lead and Steer Railway Design and O&M Strategies Track Data Analytics and Visualization Ravi Ravitharan
21 May 2019 Session 2: Digital Solutions to Lead and Steer Railway Design and O&M Strategies Introducing Digital Technologies into Track Maintenance Machinery Krzysztof Wilczek
21 May 2019 Session 2: Digital Solutions to Lead and Steer Railway Design and O&M Strategies Application of Big Data in the Railway Operation and Management Li Ping
21 May 2019 Session 3: Opportunities and Risks Related to the Digital Revolution and New Passenger Interfaces Smart Railway Stations and Smart Ticketing Marc Guigon
21 May 2019 Session 3: Opportunities and Risks Related to the Digital Revolution and New Passenger Interfaces Cybersecurity Solution for Current and Future Threats Teodor Gradinariu
21 May 2019 Session 3: Opportunities and Risks Related to the Digital Revolution and New Passenger Interfaces The Use of Technology ―Improving Customer Experience Naoko Makita
21 May 2019 Session 3: Opportunities and Risks Related to the Digital Revolution and New Passenger Interfaces Adapting Global Smart Ticketing Solutions to Local Realities
In this presentation, Mr. Noka discussed how to adapt automated fare collection (AFC) solutions created for developed countries to the needs...
Ingo Noka
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 May 2019 Session 4: Signaling & Train Control Systems Solutions – Part 1 ERTMS/ETCS – International Practice, Status, and Developments David Milburn
22 May 2019 Session 4: Signaling & Train Control Systems Solutions – Part 1 Challenges for Signaling & Control Alexey Ozerov
22 May 2019 Session 4: Signaling & Train Control Systems Solutions – Part 1 The Solution of China Railway Signaling System: The Integration of Train Control and Traffic Management Zhang Qi
22 May 2019 Session 4: Signaling & Train Control Systems Solutions – Part 1 Innovative Communications-Based Train Control for Remote and Regional Rail Lines Derel Wust
22 May 2019 Session 5: Signaling & Train Control Systems Solutions – Part 2 Satellite-Based Alternative for Low Cost-Low Traffic Lines (SATLOC) Teodor Gradinariu
22 May 2019 Session 5: Signaling & Train Control Systems Solutions – Part 2 Automatic Train Operation (ATO) Solution for Suburban Railway Yin Xunzheng
22 May 2019 Session 5: Signaling & Train Control Systems Solutions – Part 2 Automatic Train Operations in Railways Friedemann Brockmeyer
22 May 2019 Session 6: Financing Models and Private Sector Engagement Models for DMCs Attracting Private Sector to Railway Projects in the Asia-Pacific: Setting the Scene Srinivas Sampath
22 May 2019 Session 6: Financing Models and Private Sector Engagement Models for DMCs Alternative Financing and Revenue Options for Metro Rail Projects in India Brijesh Dixit
22 May 2019 Session 6: Financing Models and Private Sector Engagement Models for DMCs Non-Sovereign Investment in Bangkok Metrorail Daniel Wiedmer
22 May 2019 Session 6: Financing Models and Private Sector Engagement Models for DMCs Financing Urban Transit: Applying Land Value Capture (LVC) Strategies Sanjay Grover and Abdul Abiad
22 May 2019 Session 6: Financing Models and Private Sector Engagement Models for DMCs Panel Discussion: Opportunities, Risks, and Lessons Learned from Private Sector Engagement Models
22 May 2019 Session 7: The Role of Regional Cooperation Initiatives in Scaling Up Innovation Part 1 – The Regional View Implications of New Technologies and Methods on Interoperability Bayan Adilbekova
22 May 2019 Session 7: The Role of Regional Cooperation Initiatives in Scaling Up Innovation Part 1 – The Regional View ADB's Regional Cooperation Programs and Their Role in Scaling Up Investment Needs in New Technology and Methods
In this presentation, Ms. Yang discussed integrated corridor management in the context of ADB's existing regional cooperation programs. In particular...
Xiaohong Yang
22 May 2019 Session 7: The Role of Regional Cooperation Initiatives in Scaling Up Innovation Part 2 – Country Views Guo Chunjiang
22 May 2019 Session 7: The Role of Regional Cooperation Initiatives in Scaling Up Innovation Part 2 – Country Views Bangladesh Railway
Bangladesh, a member of South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC), is developing a railway network linking the country with neighboring...
Md. Jahangir Hossain
22 May 2019 Closing Plenary Closing Plenary Panel Jean-Pierre Loubinoux and Dong-Soo Pyo
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 May 2019 Session 1: Digital Twins and BIM applications for Railways Application of a Digital Twin in Rail Asset Management
In this presentation, Mr. Boom makes a case for deploying a virtual model of physical rail assets, processes, systems, and passenger flows to...
Peter Boom
23 May 2019 Session 1: Digital Twins and BIM applications for Railways Linear Infrastructure Projects Fully Designed with Building Information Modeling (BIM)
In this presentation, Mr. Touat shares his experience with utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design of linear infrastructures...
Arezki Touat
23 May 2019 Session 2: Developments of Advanced Train Control, Safety, and Dynamic Timetabling Systems Scalable Signaling Solutions for Metros and Commuter Lines
In this presentation, Mr. Ramos cited the importance of deploying a flexible and scalable communications-based train control (CBTC) signaling...
Hugo Ramos
23 May 2019 Session 2: Developments of Advanced Train Control, Safety, and Dynamic Timetabling Systems Digital Train Control - Automation for Segregated (Metro) and Open (Mainline) Routes David Milburn
23 May 2019 Session 2: Developments of Advanced Train Control, Safety, and Dynamic Timetabling Systems Innovative Advanced Driver Advisory System Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Improve Safety Derel Wust
23 May 2019 Session 2: Developments of Advanced Train Control, Safety, and Dynamic Timetabling Systems Dynamic Timetabling Using Connected Driver Advice & Distributed Micro-Scheduling Dale Coleman
23 May 2019 Session 3: Drones, Wayside Condition Monitoring, and Other Support Systems for Asset Management The Implementation of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) for Railway Inspection Ravi Ravitharan
23 May 2019 Session 3: Drones, Wayside Condition Monitoring, and Other Support Systems for Asset Management Wayside Condition Monitoring Systems
In this presentation, Mr. Aschberger gives an overview of wayside condition monitoring systems, which measure the operational performance of...
Nick Aschberger
23 May 2019 Session 3: Drones, Wayside Condition Monitoring, and Other Support Systems for Asset Management Digital Technology for Power Substations - New Design Trends and Maintenance Optimization Dominik Ratasjki
23 May 2019 Session 4: Advanced Digital Solutions for Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Services High Performance Machines: Pay Off!
In this presentation, Mr. Polterauer shares some points on choosing the right machines for rail track installation and maintenance, including...
Florian Polterauer
23 May 2019 Session 4: Advanced Digital Solutions for Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Services Designed Elastic Components to Improve Life Cycle Costs of Track Superstructures
In this presentation, Mr. Dorfner shares Getzner's solutions to vibrations and structure-borne noise generated by railways, which have a detrimental...
Thomas Dorfner

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