Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

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Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2), Tuesday 20 March 2018

Opening Keynote Plenary: Rail Leadership


Organiser’s Welcome Remarks

Lincoln Leong

Keynote Interview: Lincoln Leong, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation

Future of railway in Hong Kong and beyond: MTR’s expansion strategy 
Jeroen Weimar

Keynote Interview: Jeroen Weimar, Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Victoria

Transforming the public transport network in Melbourne
HE Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes

Keynote Interview: Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Agency, Roads and Transport Authority

Dubai's rail transport journey and beyond
Panel discussion

Rail Leaders' Panel

    wing the interviews, our rail leaders will gather on a panel to explore the big issues affecting rail operators all around the world. Issues for discussion include:     
  •     How can rail authorities and operators work more closely with each other to enhance service reliability and passenger satisfaction?    
  •     What is a sustainable and profitable model to manage rail development and daily operations?    
  •     With the expansion of rail networks in the next decade, what can be done to build up our rail engineering capabilities and workforce?    
  •     How can we deliver more capacity through the effective use of staff, assets and systems?    
  •     The urban mobility landscape is evolving with on-mobility demand services and new technologies, how can rail operators respond to this changing landscape? 
Norman Frisch

Embrace innovation while maintaining long term operational stability

  • Ever increasing demands on Rail services call for continuous innovation and elasticity of the underlying ICT infrastructure. At the same time rail operational communication expects stability and reliability of telecommunication networks which are subject to quick innovation cycles. 


  • With the right strategy on standardization, migration concepts and an holistic approach on rail requirements rapidly innovating ICT technology can serve rail operator’s ICT demands throughout the lifetime of their infrastructure. 

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Brownfield Signalling

Chao Liu
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Conference Chair

Gordon Lam
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Migration of a CBTC Signal System in a live Metro

Reserved for Traffic Control Technology 
Jian Liu
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Introduction of Beijing Metro Re-Signalling Projects

Heng Du
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Vehicle-Vehicle Communication Technology Based Re-signalling Solution


Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit


CS Chang
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Conference Chair

Samuel Chan
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Application of Formal MBSE(Model Based Systems Engineering) to Rapid Transit Projects

  •     Deepening the MBSE approach in concept and design phase of the project
  •     Broadening comprehensive Integrated testing techniques on verification and validation of the overall system
  •     Structured functional competency framework development of systems engineers for effective execution of systems integration 

Calvin Chuko
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Challenges and Solutions for re-signalling a CBTC WLAN Radio

  • Challenges in re-signaling a CBTC radio system
  • Optimized solutions to overcome packet loss and frequency hopping
  • Real case sharing
Heung Ling Liu
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Cloud-based Integrated Platform – Supporting data correlation, big data applications, predictive maintenance and energy saving

Huawei present insights into the railway cloud solutions that providing a comprehensive & stable integrated platform for railway operation. On top of that, solution partners can develop various new railway application for predictive maintenance, passenger flow forecast and energy saving based on data correlation of systems, machine learning and big data mining technologies.
  • Huawei railway cloud architecture introduction
  • Data is big and need put it on cloud for better usage
  • Dig out valued data for supporting railway operation and improving customer satisfactory.
  • Ideas sharing in predictive maintenance and energy saving. 

Rail Systems & Communications

Chiu Liang Liu
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Advanced systems integration in Advanced systems integration in CBTC system projects

  •     What is the systems integration management process for design and construction for major rapid transit systems? 
  •     Main challenges in managing a structured interface design and integration process
  •     How can we ensure cooperation among different interfacing parties? 
Felipe Sanjuan Pasamar
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

TETRA&LTE MC PTT as alternative to ETCS, PTC, CBTC Signaling applications

  •     Mission critical data solutions for the transport sector 
  •     Providing narrow or/and broadband radio solutions to provide operational efficiencies.
  •     TETRA&LTE as alternatives to current technologies.
  •     Success cases TETRA&LTE MC PTT. 
Ashish Sanghi
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Integrating system interfaces and enforcing a universal verification system to ensure high operational standards


Exhibition VIsit & Networking Refreshments

Closing Keynote Plenary

Richard Anderson

Driving financially sustainable growth in metro networks - Lessons from ‘The Operators’ Story’ – a Collaboration between the World Bank, the Community of Metros and Imperial College London

  •     What drives financial success and minimizes the need for long-term government funding?
  •     What are the factors that affect metro costs within and outside operator control?
  •     What has been the impact of network development on metro finances? 
  •     How can optimising capacity deliver the most cost-effective outcomes for a metro?
  •     How can today’s successful Asian metros and their governments avoid the mistakes of older metros?  
Rolf Härdi

The future is digital, transformation is now

  •     The digital future has already started. Where are we now? Where are we heading tomorrow?
  •     Deutsche Bahn’s approach to digital transformation and overcoming challenges 
  •     Digital innovations to deliver our vision of  a seamless passenger experience 
  •     How can transport companies collaborate with each other to be more successful in the digital age? 
  •     How can traditional technologies benefit from digital technologies and vice versa?
last published: 19/Mar/18 12:05


Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2), Wednesday 21 March 2018


Organiser's Welcome Address

Dr. Jacob Kam Chak-pui

A Rail Transport Perspective of the Guangzhou-HK-Macau Greater Bay Area Development

  •     Development of a city cluster in the Guangdong- Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area
  •     Boosting urban connectivity and economic cooperation between Hong Kong, Macau and 9 cities in Guangdong province  
  •     Tapping into opportunities: What is MTR’s expansion strategy into Mainland China?   
Panel discussion

Keynote Panel: Towards long-term sustainability of railway operations

  •     How can modern metros ensure financial sustainability and sufficient funds for asset upgrade and renewal?
  •     As labour costs increase, how can rail operators offset rising costs with revenue growth and increased productivity?
  •     How can rail authorities and operators work more closely together in ensuring long-term financial and quality sustainability?
  •     Building ‘liveable’ communities: Building railways that connect with and complement the urban development of a city 
Edgar Sée

Metro 2030: Paris Metro’s modernisation and automation programme

  •     Advantages of the automated metro 
  •     Key characteristics of Paris Metro Line 4 and challenges in its automation 
  •     Industrial strategy and key success factors of Line 4 automation  

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Resignalling Best Practices

CS Chang
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Conference Chair

Gordon Lam
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Navigating operational risks in resignalling of high-capacity metros

  •     How to ensure uninterrupted daily operations during in-progress updates
  •     Measures taken during construction and trial period 
  •     Updating staff’s knowledge of both new and existing systems for operation and maintenance
  •     How to resolve system instabilities
Panel discussion
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Signalling Experts Panel: Best Practices in implementing to CBTC Systems

  •     As CBTC is becoming one of the standard systems in the world, how can we ensure that the system is reliable, secure and can withstand interferences? 
  •     What are the risks and security vulnerabilities in CBTC systems? 
  •     How can we ensure the interoperability between equipment supplied by vendors? Is it possible to achieve vendor neutrality? 
  •     What approach should we adopt towards resignalling on CBTC systems? Is this an opportunity or threat for vendors?
  •     Should legacy signalling be retained after CBTC has been installed?  

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

Tsair Ming Kuo
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Integration and upgrading of Taipei Metro’s signalling system

Communications Security

Thiam Siew Lim
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Managing and implementing practical information technology security in railway communications system

  •     Introduction to the risk and security vulnerabilities in rail systems 
  •     Creating a railway IT security management framework for communications system 
  •     Managing vulnerabilities in OT system 
  •     Sharing of best practices in IT security  
Randy Sac
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

An approach to implementing information security in railway communications systems

  •     What are the unique challenges that rail operators face in relation to cyber security? 
  •     How can we protect systems from attacks across different silos?
  •     Understanding the continued difficulties in an increasingly digitalized network 
Nikhil Swami
Signalling & Communications (Theatre 2)

Mitigating security challenges of communication based signalling systems in metros

Close of Asia Pacific Rail 2018

See you in 2019!
last published: 19/Mar/18 12:05


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