Programme 2017

Day 1: 17 May 2017

Registration 08:00 09:30

Session 1: Setting the scene (keynote speakers)

Chairman : Robert Sarfati (UIC-SYSTRA)

  • UIC Welcome Speech, Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX, Director General
  • EC DG MOVE: Future European Rail: an EC perspective, De Grandis Carlo, Policy Officer
  • ERA: Rail Interoperability: where we are and future challenges, Josef DOPPELBAUER, Executive Director
  • ETSI: A Global Rail System Standardisation Body , Luis Jorge ROMERO, Director General
  • UITP: Urban Rail expectations for Future communication systems: Convergence benefits, Jean Marc CHAROUD, Head of the RATP engineering division, RATP
  • Frequentis-ROC IG: Railway Operational Communications on the Move, Thomas KARL, Public Transport Division Director

Coffee Break 11:00 11:45

Session 2: From network to Applications

Chairman: Robert Sarfati (UIC-SYSTRA)
Managing the assets: Evolution from vertical to horizontal Rail Transport Applications

  • UIC FRMCS: The Future Railway Mobile Communication System, Dan MANDOC Network Rail Professional Head - Telecoms
  • ETSI TC-RT: GSM-R developments as enablers towards FRMCS, Ingo WENDLER SBB CFF FFS
  • Nokia-ROC IG: Application centric future network architecture, Michael KLOECKER
  • Siemens-ROC IG: On-board radio evolution & operational applications, Ciro De Col

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 12:45 13:15

Lunch Break 13:15 14:30

Session 3: An Intelligent Transport Ecosystem

Chairman: Alex Raviart (Infrabel)
This addresses the improvement of passengers’s experience. Open minds related to Smart Cities, Smart transport evolution. automated guided vehicles and rail-based mass transit

  • Kapsch-ROC-IG: Digitalisation and Rail evolution, Michael MIKULANDRA
  • Alstom-ROC-IG: Towards an intelligent rail transport System, Pierre COTELLE
  • Rolling Stock Industry, Siemens AG: Train of the future, Matthias MAIER
  • MERCE: How Rail transport could benefit from 5G, David MOTTIER

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 15:15 15:45

Coffee Break 15:45 16:30

Session 4: At the heart of the technological evolution of Rail system

Telecom Technology is evolving very rapidly. The future Rail System will be able to support transition from GSM-R to various Radio Access technologies while covering the Users expectations.

  • OBB: Users viewpoint on evolution, Christian VEITS
  • Ericsson: Meeting Users expectations with New Radio technologies, Claudio DIOTALLEVI
  • Iskratel-ROC-IG: How IMS could facilitate migration from legacy towards FRMCS, Matjaž JELEN
  • CARS (China): Overview of Railway Communications Technology Evolution in China, LIANG Yiqun

Q&A, Closing Remarks 17:30 18:00

Social Event 17 May

20.00 23.00
Networking Dinner Cruise in the Paris-Seine Boat

Day 2: 18 May 2017

Session 5: Seeking for convergence

Chairman: Chiel Spaans (ERA)
Potential synergies, technical and geographical convergence.

  • Frequentis-ROC-IG: Inter-domain convergence of digital communication, Markus MYSLIVEC
  • UIC: Cyrail facts and findings, Marie-Hélène BONNEAU
  • Shift2Rail: Rail Mobile Communications evolution, Claudio MONTI, S2R IP2 Coordinator

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 10:00 10:30

Coffee Break 10:30 11:15

Session 6: Managing the transition

Chairman: Erica Willborg (EIM)
Maintain existing applications and introducing new applications needed for Rail transport development. Future EU legal framework to achieve it

  • ERA: The EU legal framework evolution, Chiel SPAANS
  • Funkwerk-ROC-IG: Future proofing of investments with FRMCS, Gottfried WINTER
  • CER/EIM: Strategical views on Spectrum, Helène ARFAOUI KAYNAK

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 12:00 12:30

Lunch Break 12:30 13:30

Session 7: Ensuring service continuity

Chairman: Achim Vrielink (DB)
Cybersecurity, network integrity and continuity. Protect service and prevent intrusion. Protection against commercial changes

  • Azenby Ltd and Zeata Security: Cybersecurity – Security considerations, Charles BROOKSON Chairman ETSI TC CYBER
  • HitRail: Insuring security and continuity within Hermes VPN, Enrique RUIZ, Technical and Service manager
  • Network Rail: End to end approach to Cybersecurity, Darren HEPBURN
  • Infrabel: Security aspects Impacts on networks operation and design, Alex RAVIART

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 14:30 15:00

Session 8: Closing session

Chairman: Marc Antoni (UIC)

  • Round table 15:00 15:30
  • Conclusions 15:30 15:45
  • Tombola 15:45 16:00