IRSE News

You can read the October edition of IRSE NEWS online – click here to view it (you will need to log-in).

This month’s edition contains articles on:

·         Ethical engineering

·         Artificial intelligence in railway applications

·         The International Technical Committee’s view on the residual risks to the railway as at Q2 2018

·         Distributed acoustic sensing in the railway sector: realising a vision

·         What happened to “tactical agility”?

·         Another way to modernise: Western Region route relay interlockings in the 1950s

·         Past lives of Robin Nelson

You can also see all previous editions on the recent issues and archive pages on the IRSE website.

IRSE Professional Examination

5/6 October, World wide

Good luck to all candidates and thank you to all our volunteers who are supporting the examination this year. Click here for more information about the exam.

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

26 October, Zurich, Switzerland: How to innovate on the railway and The location and Control of Railway Assets in SmartRail 4.0

This meeting comprises of two papers, both exploring the subject of innovation on railways. The first considers the basic mechanisms of innovation in the train control and communications field and explores its potential future. The second gives an outline of the core principles of the Smartrail 4.0 project of SBB, which aims at fundamentally changing train control.

Click here for more information

Younger Members’ Annual Seminar and Technical Visit

1-2 November, Birmingham, UK: Communication

This year the Younger Member’s will be hosting their annual seminar on the theme of Communications, sponsored by Westemo and Siemens.

All aspects of railway communications, including lineside fibre optic networks, future train radio communications and the latest telecoms innovations will be explored.

Click here for more information and to book your place for this free event.

CAFEO 36 conference

12-14 November, Singapore: Engineering Rail Connectivity and Fostering Excellence in Engineering Education

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) is hosting the 36th edition of the Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO).

IRSE members can register for a preferred rate.

Click here for more information and to book your place.

CBTC Conference

29-30 November, Toronto, Canada

The third “CBTC and Beyond” conference sponsored by Alstom, Gannett Fleming, Hatch, Green Aspect and CBTC Solutions is open for registration.

Click here for more information about the conference.

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

4 December, London, UK: Automatic Train Operation

Two papers will be presented exploring the application of ATO on Thameslink and Crossrail in the UK.

Click here for more information

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

7 February 2019, Darmstadt, Germany: Automatic Train Operation

Two papers will be presented on the subjects of The Internet of Railway Things and Cyber-Security.

Click here for more information

Presidential Programme Technical Meeting

14 March 2019, Brisbane, Australia

The Presidential Programme Technical Paper will be presented at the Australasian Section 2019 AGM and Technical Meeting.

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ASPECT 2019

22-25 October 2019, Delft, The Netherlands: Save the date and call for papers coming soon

The call for papers for ASPECT 2019 will be launched this month.

The conference takes place from 22 to 24 October 2019 with technical visits available on 25 October 2019.

Click here for more information as it appears about the conference and call for papers.

The following items will be of interest principally to members in Europe, including UK

Command, Control and Communication

Western Section, 3 October, Swindon (UK). For more information, click here.

How to change at Crewe?

Midlands & North Western Section, 16 October, Crewe (UK). For more information, click here.

HS2 NR Interfaces

York Section, 18 October, York (UK). For more information, click here.

Visit to RAIB Derby

Midlands & North Western Section, 23 October, Derby (UK). For more information, click here.

Future Railway Mobile Communication Systems

London & South East Section, 25 October, London (UK). Pre-registration will be required. For more information, click here

Technical visit to Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway

Minor Railways Section, 27 October, Toddington (UK). For more information, click here.

 

And in November:

Debate: The Digital Railway – Do we know what it is yet? 7 November. For more information, click here.

Tubular stretcher bars 13 November. For more information, click here.

What follows GMSR?  15 November. For more information, click here.

TBC (London & South East) 29 November. More information will be announced, click here.

 

And in December:

TBC (Western) 5 December. More information will be announced, click here.

Signal maintenance in the 21st century 6 December. For more information, click here

Innovations in the era of industry 4.0 11 December. For more information, click here

The following items are advance information of luncheons and dinners

York Section Annual Dinner 2019

To be held at the National Railway Museum, York, on 21 March 2019. For more information, click here.

IRSE Annual Dinner 2019

To be held at The Savoy, London, on 26 April 2019. For more information, click here.

IRSE Members’ Annual Luncheon 2019

To be held at the Union Jack Club, London, on 12 June 2019. For more information, click here.

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