Tuesday 30 July 2019

The Shift2Rail Funded IP5 project OptiYard will hold its final event on 25 September 2019 at UIC in Paris

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The Shift2Rail Funded IP5 project OptiYard, led by UIC in collaboration with 13 partners from seven European countries, is developing an innovative framework to optimise, in real-time, operations in railway freight yards. This 24-month project will end in September 2019.

We are pleased to invite you to the final event of OptiYard to be held at UIC in Paris on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

Registration is mandatory and free of charge but only a limited number of participants can be welcomed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Project Overview

OptiYard provides decision support tools to Yard Managers that consider the surrounding network, in a view to ensure smooth marshalling that is essential for the global efficiency of the transport chain.

OptiYard uses a three-pronged approach to develop an optimised decision support system for yard dispatchers by:

  • Providing enhanced, automated yard management by analysing existing processes and operations and developing appropriate optimisation algorithms to improve operations for both single wagon load and block train traffic
  • Improving information and communications processes between the Yard Management System, RUs and the Network (IM) by analysing data feeds and modelling an enhanced communications environment
  • Enhancing real-time interaction with the surrounding network, giving the yard dispatcher better visibility of pending perturbations and major disruptions to the yard production schedule

Conference Programme

Wednesday 25 September 2019
Venue: UIC, 16 rue Jean Rey, Paris, France
10:00-10:30 Registration and welcome
10:30-10:50 Opening and Introduction
10:50-11:30 Optiyard Project specifications
11:30-12:20 Innovations - new data exchanges, innovative simulation-optimisation integrated framework
12:20-12:40 Demonstration
12:40-13:00 Results
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Conclusions and Open issues
15:00-16:00 Round table
16:00 Closing

To know more about the Shift2Rail Funded IP5 project OptiYard, please consult our website: https://optiyard.eu/

For more information about the conference, please contact Christine Hassoun, Senior Advisor, Project dissemination:


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