25 quality presentations on the future of railways
The focus of the programme pointed in one direction: railways, too, are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution. A growing number of components are becoming ‘intelligent’ and delivering data. Life cycle management tools provide an impetus for new ways in decision-making. The speakers not only presented concepts but, as was pleasing to note, also partial successes. Other aspects included climate change and its impact on railway infrastructure.
Along with the top-notch programme, the event provided a solid framework for an international exchange of experience. Presentations from Belgium, France, Japan, Korea, South America and the USA were inspiring additions to the rich expertise of the German/Austrian/Swiss (D-A-CH) region.