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IN2SMART Report Summary

Project ID: 730569
Funded under: H2020-EU.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - IN2SMART (Intelligent Innovative Smart Maintenance of Assets by integRated Technologies)

Reporting period: 2016-09-01 to 2016-12-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The IN2SMART overall objectives is to make advances towards achieving the global SHIFT²RAIL objectives of:

• CAPACITY : enhancing the existing capacity to match user demand of the European rail system
• RELIABILITY : delivering improved & more consistent quality of service
• LIFE CYCLE COST : reducing LCC & hence increasing competitiveness of the European rail industry

This is being achieved by the adoption of a whole system approach that generates three core sub-projects that link together RIMMS, DRIMS and IAMS

More in details, IN2SMART was born in the context of a growing demand for a step change in asset management to be delivered through innovative technologies, new economic possibilities, and enhanced legislative standards in the rail sector. It wants to contribute to create new and optimised strategies, frameworks, processes and methodologies, tools, products and systems for the implementation of a step change in risk based, prescriptive and holistic asset management in the rail sector. To do this the project is structured in the three former Technological Demonstrators:
• TD3.7 Railway Information Measuring and Monitoring System (RIMMS) that focuses on asset status data collection (measuring and monitoring), processing and data aggregation producing data and information on the status of assets;
• TD3.6 Dynamic Railway Information Management System (DRIMS) that focuses on interfaces with external systems; maintenance-related data management and data mining and data analytics; asset degradation modelling covering both degradation modelling driven by data and domain knowledge and the enhancement of existing models using data/new insights;
• TD3.8 Intelligent Asset Management Strategies (IAMS) that concentrates on decision making (based also but not only on TD3.6 input); validation and implementation of degradation models based on the combination of traditional and data driven degradation models and embedding them in the operational maintenance process based upon domain knowledge; system modelling; strategies and human decision support; automated execution of work.

Basically it could be said that the main target of IN2SMART, whilst complementing the work already developed in the IN2RAIL lighthouse project, is to innovate current IAMS processes, focusing on asset management based on extracting knowledge from data in order to reach an homogeneous TRL4/5 demonstrators targeting the Integrated Technological Demonstrators described in the Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP). As well among the objectives there is also the definition of a more holistic scenario based on different solutions to be defined in IN2SMART and that will be developed in the follow-up project.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

The project has produced, during Period 1, a total of 1 deliverable in accordance with the planned work schedule.
The work has reflected the work package and task objectives in a manner that addresses the TRL targets for advances in specific technical areas that contribute to the overall aims of the project.
The structure of the project is divided into 12 work packages and the key achievements in each are as follows:

Work Package 1

• All governance and management activities performed in accordance with plans.
• A temporary repository has been created and made available to partners by coordinator
• Issued the “Quality and Risks management Plan”, stating, among others matters, rules to check deliverables contents, coherence to the system approach, quality.

• A first level of the decision-making flow for an Intelligent Asset Management System has been drafted.
• A first draft of the IAMS functional system view has been produced.

Work Package 3

• Conference call organisation (25th November 2016) to prepare the KOM (identification of use cases and first exchange between partners
• KOM organisation (10th January 2017) to define work strategy
Work Package 2

• Conference call organisation (10th February 2017) to present a detailed work plan and task repartition between partners (who will be involved in each task)
• All work document have been shared on Ansaldo share point
• In addition some individual exchanges (between partners) have been made to present in detail available means and resources
• Demonstrators will be made in different countries thank to partners request
• Partners are aligned with the objectives of the WP and also with the work plan

Work Package 4

• WP4 starts in January 2017
• The Kick-Off meeting was held at the 26th of January

Work Package 5

• Decision of methodology for formalize required functionality chosen
• User stories to be used to describe user interaction and scenarios
• High level architecture defined
• Users aligned with WP2
• One of two prototypes defined to be developed by one of the partners

Work Package 6

• Work Package Kick Off Meeting held in month 4 (December 2017) as scheduled on the Dow. All partners were present.
• WP working group created, defining Task Leaders and members. All partners defined and shared specific objectives, interests and background.
• Started work on Deliverable 1 due on Month 10 (June 2017) with a general collection of Rolling Stocks monitoring parameters based on know-how of different partners. Released a first draft of the Deliverable Development Plan and defined some responsibilities.
• Defined next web conference meeting date for check on deliverables advance

Work Package 7

• Kickoff meeting in Berlin was successfully completed.
• Task 7.1 of Work Package 7 stated at the kickoff in Berlin.
• Draft version of the MoM of the kickoff meeting published.
• Draft version of survey for task 7.1 created.

Work Package 8

• Kick off meeting was organised and held in Malmö Sweden.
• An internal report was produced including use-case requirements, to be sent to WP2
• Interaction with WP2, WP6 and WP9 regarding use-cases
• Discussions of assets to include in the demonstrators

Work Package 9

• Preparation of the WP9 Kick Off Meeting, jointly with the WP4 Kick Off Meeting in Munich, January 2017
• First discussions via phone conferences, e-mail exchange to elaborate the scope of the IAMS process in relation to WP9 objectives
• Description of the approach and the interconnection of Tasks in WP9
• Clarification on the role of use cases and demonstrators, provision of guidelines and a questionnaire to define use cases
• Alignment between WP2 use case descriptions (UML diagrams) with foreseen potential use cases in WP9

Work Package 10

• Initial conference call held with all WP10 participants on 5th December 2016 to review the objectives of the work package
• WP10 kick off meeting held on 18th January in the UK to discuss proposed way forward for the work package.
• Effort table completed for all partners within WP10

Work Package 11

• Preparation of the deliverable D11.1 “Dissemination and data management plans, including project web site” , to be issued at month 6.

Work Package 12

• No achievement reached in the period

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

Although all the WPs performed their Kick Off Meeting at the date of this report issue, the coordination bodies are structuring the way of working and all the activities are ongoing in line of expectations, the very early stage of the project at period 1 does not allow to individuate effective progress beyond State of Art with reference to the final IN2SMART objectives.

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