Conference Day one:    registration opens at 07:30am / conference starts at 08:40am / conference closes at 06:00pm / Guggenheim reception at 09:00pm  
Conference Day two:    registration opens at 07:30am / conference starts at 09:00am / conference closes at 03:30pm


Exhibition Day one:   registration opens at 08:30 / exhibition opens at 10:00am / Official opening ceremony at 10:20am / Exhibition closes at 05:00pm   Exhibition Day two:    registration opens at 08:30 / exhibition opens at 10:00am / Exhibition closes at 03:30pm


Telecommunication & Train Control Stream



Jan Schneider-Tilli, Signalling Program Director, BaneDanmark

Jan Schneider-Tilli
Signalling Program Director


Jung Gyeong Woo, Director of IT, KORAIL

Jung Gyeong Woo
Director of IT


Michal Cieslik, Chief Security Officer, Wiener Linien

Michal Cieslik
Chief Security Officer
Wiener Linien

Wiener Linien

Meng-Cheng Chao, Director of Information Technology Division, Metro Taipei

Meng-Cheng Chao
Director of Information Technology Division
Metro Taipei

Metro Taipei


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Telecommunications & Train Control, Wednesday 18 April 2018


Juliette Marais
Telecommunications & Train Control

Developing GNSS for the rail industry

  • Industry update: the state of GNSS-based solutions and projects for rail
  • Understanding the implications of GNSS for the rail industry: optimising operations and reducing costs
  • Remaining issues and next short term steps: developing tools and methodology to enhance and prove both the reliability and safety of GNSS-based positioning solutions
Felipe Sanjuan
Telecommunications & Train Control

TETRA & LTE Integrated Communications Solutions for Transportation

  • Why invest in LTE? The key benefits this technology will bring to your operations
  • Ensuring your networks are secure and high functioning with Long Term Evolution
  • Working with the latest innovations in communications technology
Stéphane Callet
Telecommunications & Train Control

Master the performances of signalling upgrades in Paris

  • Increasing capacity and operations in Paris: the main performances levels to achieve on NExTEO EOLE Project
  • Overcoming the key challenges of mastering the implementation of new tech with its new performance levels
  • Using tools (SIMONE) : key lessons learnt so far
Telecommunications & Train Control

Sharing the EU's perspective in standardisation of frequency for LTE


Networking Lunch

Philippe Citroen
Telecommunications & Train Control

UNIFE’s vision for the digitisation of rail

  • The development of technologies to support the digitisation of the railway: from LTE to ERTMS – making it work for all 
  • The role of ERTMS in the digitisation of the railway industry: how can the rail industry effectively innovate?  
  • Looking to the future: how will rail benefit from key technologies such as IOT, AI and blockchain? Taking control of our innovation 
Joudia Boujdaini
Telecommunications & Train Control

Interoperable CBTC: Going beyond

  • Implementing an ATO system over ERTMS: optimising your network
  • Attaining interoperability with train control technology: how can we develop this into the future?
  • Developing ATO technology for increased efficiency and safety
 Jung Gyeong Woo
Telecommunications & Train Control

Developing and operating with ERTMS in South Korea

  • Understanding the unique characteristic s of the South Korean Rail network
  • Discovering and overcoming the key challenges of implementing ERTMS technology
  • Hear the results of our research, developing LTE technology for railway operations


Frederic Jans-Cooremans
Telecommunications & Train Control

CBTC frequency Standardisation

  • Understand how STIB is working to optimise telecommunications on our network
  • Working with partners in the industry towards standards that work for all
  • Sharing our progress and future initiatives
Christian Schlehuber
Telecommunications & Train Control

Security4Safety: An integrated approach

  • How can signalling equipment of railways be secured against cyber attackers?
  • How can a security lifecycle be integrated in the safety lifecycle?
  • Different approaches will be shown to this challenge
Michal Cieslik
Telecommunications & Train Control

Keeping ahead of unethical hackers in a digital rail environment

  •     Developing cyber processes as more networks and systems go online
  •     How can we ensure that we keep ahead of the hackers?
  •     Making sure we are aware of vulnerable areas and work towards improving our security
last published: 16/Apr/18 12:45



Telecommunications & Train Control, Thursday 19 April 2018


Amandine Moutte
Telecommunications & Train Control

Automate an existing metro line without traffic disruption: the result of a long story of innovation since the 50's

  • RATP's experience in metro modernization and automation (several types of transition, both Brownfield and Greenfield projects)
  •  Focus on Line automation: Line 1 worldwide first, Line 4 ongoing (challenges, project organization)
  • Industrial strategy and key success factors
Alexander Cano
Telecommunications & Train Control

Advanced functions in ATO for mass transit systems

  • Are you ready to be the train eyes in UTO systems?. 

  • Integration of CCTV and intercoms with signalling system at central control 

  • Discussing ht benefits of remote maintenance and operation of trains 

Paul Booth
Telecommunications & Train Control

Network Rail: Automation of the busiest commuter line into London

  • Giving an update on the progress of the Thameslink project: implementing ETCS and ATO on the line
  • What were the biggest challenges through the design phase of ETCS?
  • Sharing our experiences of working with this technology on operational networks


Goyo Sarasola
Telecommunications & Train Control

Increasing frequency by 221% on the Basque Infrastructure network

Goyo Sarasola, Director de Operaciones adjunto, E.T.S.
Meng Cheng Chao
Telecommunications & Train Control

Implementing WIFI along the network of Taipei Metro

  • Upgrading from station WIFI to in-carriage WIFI: meeting the demand of our customers
  • Developing a specification for on board wifi which meets the criteria of your metro: sharing our experience
  • Implementing the technology on our network: understanding key technological challenges and impact on critical control network
Susana Palomino Bilbao
Telecommunications & Train Control

Using big data to optimize metro service and client satisfaction

Susana Palomino Bilbao, Marketing and Communications Manager, Metro Bilbao
last published: 16/Apr/18 12:45

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Festival of Biologics

18-19 April 2018, Bilbao

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