2020 Virtual

Sunday, November 8
1. An Optimization Method for Train Rescheduling and Travel Time Estimation Problem

Bisheng He, Hongxiang Zhang, Peng Hui, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China


2. A Multi-Objective Railway Freight Timetable Reschedule Approach with Extensive and Stochastic Delay

Hui Wang1, Zhuotong Bai2, Lin Yang31Tongji University, Shanghai, China; 2Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; 3Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China


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3. A Mixed Integer Programming Model for Freight Train Travel-Time Estimation by Minimizing Delay of Trains

Bijan Taslimi, Farnaz Babaie Sarijaloo, Hongcheng Liu, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


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Monday, November 9
1. Regulatory and Market Landscape for Rail

David Hunt, Director, Oliver Wyman’s Transportation Practice

2. Regulatory and Market Landscape for Railroads

Lee Clair, Managing Partner for Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC; member of the Business Advisory Council for the Northwestern University Transportation Center

3. Market and Regulatory Environment from the Perspective of an Equipment Builder/Lessor

Dan Anderson, Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Product Development, TrinityRail

4. Regulatory and Market Landscape for Rail

Todd Tranausky, Vice President of Rail and Intermodal, FTR


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5. Hump Yard Performance Simulation with Anylogic

Jiaxi Zhao, Geordie Roscoe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

6. Influence of Mainline Schedule Flexibility and Volume Variability On Railway Classification Yard Performance

Tyler Dick, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

7. Automation and Integration of Rail Yard Planning and Execution

Jeremiah Dirnberger, Wabtec Freight, Jacksonville, FL

8. Freight Railroad Terminal Clock Optimizer

Gunnar Feldmann, Xingang Clark Cheng, Peiheng Li, Behzad Zahiri, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, November 10
1. Resource Planning and Management for Efficient Railway Operation

Dharma Acharya, Ken Kenjale, GE Transportation, a Wabtec Corporation, Ponte Vedra, FL

2. Deadlock Avoidance Dispatching Algorithm for Generalized Track and Train Configurations

Geordie S. Roscoe, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

3. Optiyard: An Optimised Management of Freight Yards Operations

Pierre Hosteins1, Samuel Deleplanque2, Paola Pellegrini1, Joaquìn Rodriguez1, Norbert Adamko3, Milos Zatko3, 1Univ. Gustave Eiffel, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France; 2Yncrea, Lille, France; 3SIMCON, Zilina, Slovakia

4. Designing Unit Train Service for Freight Railroad Asset and Capacity Planning

Andy Yoon, Clark Cheng, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Atlanta, GA

5. Applications on AI in Rail Industry

Sethuraman Janardhanan

6. ML in Departure Prediction of Freight Trains

Niloofar Minbashi, Markus Bohlin, Behzad Kordnejad, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

7. Dynamic Origin-destination Prediction in Urban Rail Systems: A Multi-resolution Spatio-temporal Deep Learning Approach

Peyman Noursalehi1, Jinhua Zhao1, Haris N. Koutsopoulos2, 1MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2Northeastern University, Boston, MA

8. Passenger Rail Demand Uncertainty Analysis Based On Automated Data: Case of Tehran

Nima Aminpour1, Mohammad Amir Ahmadian1, Faraz Zargari1, Amir Samimi1, Saeid Saidi2, 1Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of; 2University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

9. Real-time Delay Prediction in Railway Transportation: An Application of a Recurrent Neural Network Approach with Spatial Features

Veerle Hennebel1, Bart Roets2, Léon Sobrie3, Marijn Verschelde4, 1KU Leuven, Kortrijk, Belgium; 2Infrabel, Brussels, Belgium; 3Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 4IÉSEG School of Management, Lille, France

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10. Modern Approaches for Real-time Rescheduling in Metro and Mainline Railway Systems

Jin Liu, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom


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11. Energy-efficient Train Scheduling and Rollingstock Circulation Planning in A Metro Line: A Linear Programming Approach

Pengli Mo, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

12. Passenger-oriented Traffic Control for Railway Networks Under Disruptions

Xiaojie Luan, Francesco Corman, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland


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13. Integration of The Train and Rolling Stock Rescheduling for Metro System

Shuai Su, Boyi Su, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

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14. Validating Operational Traffic Management Systems, Before and After Deployment

Michael Vere, Graffica Ltd, Malvern, United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 11
1. Train Rescheduling for Urban Rail Transit Systems Under Disruptions
Yihui Wang, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
2. Real-time Rolling Stock and Timetable Rescheduling in Urban Rail Networks
Jiateng Yin1, Andrea D'Ariano2, 1Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China; 2Roma Tre University, Roma, Italy

3. Increasing Reliability of the Vehicle Scheduling Problem with Stochastic Travel Time
Lea Ricard1, Guy Desaulniers2, Andrea Lodi2, Louis-Martin Rousseau3, 1Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada; 2Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada; 3Ecole Polythechnique de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

4. Machine-learning-based Column Selection in Exact Branch-and-price Algorithms
Mouad Morabit, Guy Desaulniers, Andrea Lodi, Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
5. Mathematical Modelling for Tackling Covid19 in Public Transport Networks
Nikola Besinovic, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
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6. The Role of Incomplete Information to Passengers in Railway Delays
Nuannuan Leng, Francesco Corman, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland


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7. Integrated Rolling Stock and Shunting Driver Rescheduling
Rowan Hoogervorst, Dennis Huisman, Twan Dollevoet, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands


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8. An Exact Method for Integrated Optimization of Subway Operation Strategy with Asymmetric Passenger Demands and Operating Costs
Pengli Mo1,2, Andrea D’Ariano3, Lixing Yang1, Lucas P. Veelenturf4, 1Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China; 2Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands; 3Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy; 4Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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