2018 Special Sessions

RW2018-1:  Accident Prevention and Safety Technologies
Organised by: Prof. Akira Matsumoto, Nihon University, Japan, Prof. Roderick Smith, Imperial College, UK, Dr. Sakdirat Kaewunruen, University of Birmingham, UK, Prof. Hideo Nakamura, Nihon University, Japan and Prof. Hiroaki Ishida, Japan Transport Safety Board, Japan

RW2018-2: Switches and Crossings Developments
Organised by: Dr. Valeri Markine, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Prof. Elias Kassa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Prof. Clive Roberts, University of Birmingham, UK and Dr. Yann Bezin,University of Huddersfield UK

RW2018-3: Dynamics of Railway Bridges
Organised by: Prof. Rui Calçada, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, Prof. José Goicolea, Technical University of Madrid, Spain, Prof. Raid Karoumi, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, Prof. Anders Rønnquist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and Prof. Pedro Museros Romero, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

RW2018-4: Big Data Risk Analysis: IT Solutions for Safer Trains
Organised by: Prof. Coen Van Gulijk, University of Huddersfield, UK and Prof. Nii Attoh-Okine, University of Delaware, USA

RW2018-5: Maglev Systems: Modelling and Control
Organised by: Prof. Werner Schiehlen, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Prof. Reinhold Meisinger, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany,

RW2018-6: Track Structure and its Components: Advanced Materials, Design, Monitoring and Maintenance
Organised by: Dr. Sakdirat Kaewunruen, University of Birmingham, UK, Dr. Makoto Ishida, Nippon Koei Co., LTD., Japan, Prof. Alex Remennikov, University of Wollongong, Australia and Prof. Theodore Sussmann, University of Hartford, USA

RW2018-7: Pantograph-Catenary Interaction
Organised by: Prof. Jorge Ambrósio, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Dr. Alan Facchinetti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Prof. Anders Rønnquist, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

RW2018-8: Geotechnical Aspects in Rail-Track Performance
Organised by: Prof. António Gomes Correia, University of Minho, Portugal, Dr. Sofia Costa d’Aguiar, SNCF Innovation & Recherche, France, Dr. Yoshitsugu Momoya, Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan and Prof. Peter Woodward, University of Leeds, UK

RW2018-9:  Signalling: Safety, Security and Train Localization
Organised by: Prof. Eckehard Schnieder, Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering, Germany,
Dr. Lars Schnieder, ESE Engineering und Software-Entwicklung GmbH, Germany

RW2018-10:  Railway Electric Components: Advanced Diagnostics, Monitoring and Modelling
Organised by: Prof. Sami Barmada, University of Pisa, Italy, Prof. Mauro Tucci, University of Pisa, Italy,
Dr. Ilhan Aydin, Firat University, Turkey 

RW2018-11: Virtual Certification and Homologation
Organised by: Prof. Eric Markiewicz, University of Valenciennes, France, Dr. Adnane Boukamel, Railenium, France

RW2018-12: Wheel/Rail Contact Tribology
Organised by: Prof. Roger Lewis, University of Sheffield, UK and Prof. Ulf Olofsson, Royal Institute of Technology, (KTH) Sweden

RW2018-13: Digital Engineering in the Rail Sector
Organised by: Prof. James Ritchie, Heriot-Watt University, UK, Dr. Marin Marinov, Newcastle University, UK, Prof.. Martin Lehnert, Technische Hochschule Wildau, Germany, Dr. Florin Nemtanu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

RW2018-14: Trackbed Design and Maintenance
Organised by: Prof. Guoqing Jing, Beijing Jiaotong University, China, Prof. Mingjing Fang, Wuhan University of Technology, China

RW2018-15:  Assessment of the Behaviour of the Rail Track and Substructure: Characterisation, Modelling and Monitoring
Organised by: Prof. Eduardo Fortunato, Nacional Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Portugal and Prof. Liedi Bernucci, University of São Paulo, Brazil

RW2018-16:  Light Railways and Tramway Systems
Organised by: Prof. Andrea Bracciali, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, University of Florence, Italy

RW2018-17:  Railway Noise and Vibration
Organised by: Prof. Xiaozhen Sheng, Southwest Jiaotong University, China and and Prof. Georges Kouroussis, Université de Mons, Belgium

RW2018-18: Ballast Track: Precise Characterization and Wear Modelling
Organised by: Dr. Charles Voivret, SNCF, France,

RW2018-19: Future Trends in Railway Transport
Organised by: Prof. Luigi Dell´Olio, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

RW2018-20:  Using Big Data to Increase Railway Resilience
Organised by: Dr. Howard Parkinson, Rail System Engineering Limited, UK

RW2018-21: Innovations in Running Gears
Organised by: Prof. Andrea Bracciali, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, University of Florence, Italy

RW2018-22:  Inter-Modal Traffic, Terminals and Logistics
Organised by: Prof. Stefano Ricci, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy, Dr Armando Carrillo Zanuy, EURNEX Association, Belgium, Prof. Nebojsa Bojovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Dr Milos Milenkovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

RW2018-23: Railway Developments in the Middle East
Organised by: Prof. Sultan Alsultan, The Environmental Center of Remote Sensing, Saudi Arabia

RW2018-24: Train Aerodynamics
Organised by: Prof. Sinisa Krajnovic, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Prof. Claus Wagner, German Aerospace Center, Germany, Dr. Hassan Hemida, University of Birmingham, UK

RW2018-25: Wheel-Rail Interaction: Problems, Simulation, Monitoring and Validation
Organised by: Dr. Makoto Ishida, Nippon Koei Co., LTD., Japan, Dr. Edwin Vollebregt, VORtech BV, The Netherlands

RW2018-26: Surface Damage & Maintenance of Rails and Wheels
Organised by: Dr. Michaël Steenbergen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Dr. Klaus Six, Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Austria

RW2018-27: Natural Hazards in the Railway Domain
Organised by:  Dr. Gilles Saussine, SNCF, France, Dr. Mathilde Koscielny, SNCF, France

RW2018-28: Track Stiffness: Transition Zones and Inhomogeneities
Organised by:  Dr. Yann Bezin, University of Huddersfield, UK, Prof. William Powrie, University of Southampton, UK,  Dr. Roberto Sañudo Ortega, University of Cantabria, Spain,

RW2018-29: Railway Track Modelling: Combination Between Technical & Science
Organised by: Dr. Gilles Saussine, SNCF, France, Dr. Elodie Arlaud, SNCF, France, Dr. Jean-Francois Ferellec, SNCF, France

RW2018-30: Semi-Analytical Methods for Moving Loads: Modelling and Applications
Organised by: Prof. Arnaud Mesgouez, University of d'Avignon, France, Prof. Gaëlle Mesgouez, University of d'Avignon, France

RW2018-31: Challenges Associated With/Related to Ensuring a Skilled Workforce for the Rail Systems of the Future
Organised by: Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Greece, Dr. Nathalie Amirault, UIC France, Dr. Armando Carrillo Zanuy, EURNEX Association, Belgium, Dr. Marin Marinov, Newcastle University, UK, Dr. Jean-Christophe Meunier, VIAS Institute, Belgium, Dr. Aoife Ahern, University College Dublin, Ireland

RW2018-32: Impact of Railways on the Environment and Ecosystems
Organised by: Dr. Patrizia Gregori, SNCF, France, Dr. Gilles Saussine, SNCF, France

RW2018-33: Smart Operations
Organised by:  Prof. Ullrich Martin, University of Stuttgart, Germany

RW2018-34: Bearing condition monitoring technologies
Organised by: Prof. Constantine Tarawneh, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

RW2018-35 Discussion on Gauge-Changeable System in Transnational Rail Transit
Organised by: Prof. Rui Lin Chen, Xiangtan University, China;
Prof. Z. Binderriya, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia

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