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cOmmunication Platform for TraffIc ManAgement demonstrator

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Software for effective traffic management

Systems that offer precise, real-time traffic information are fundamental for effective traffic management in the railway sector. Advanced software solutions provide successful traffic management operations. The EU-funded OPTIMA project is designing and developing a communication platform to manage the connection between several services supporting transportation management system (TMS) applications. The platform will link TMS applications with infrastructure systems such as traffic control, maintenance, energy management and signalling. The platform will consolidate real-time data from the railway business service, test the connection of several rail business services with external services and provide a perfectly documented communication platform for supplementary projects. OPTIMA is advanced by a consortium of research institutions, industrial stakeholders and infrastructure managers specialising in traffic control and management.


The OPTIMA project falls within the scope of the topic S2R-OC-IP2-02-2019 call – Support to development of demonstrator platform for Traffic Management – which is connected with the complementary topics S2R-CFM-IP2-01-2019, S2R-CFM-CCA-01-2019.
The OPTIMA project will address the design and development of a Communication Platform to manage the link with different services (multimodal operational systems), supporting TMS applications. In this sense, the Communication Platform will link TMS applications with Traffic Management, Traffic Control, Maintenance/Energy Management and signalling field infrastructure systems.
In particular, the following activities are linked with the main objectives of OPTIMA:
• use of Integration Layer to integrate real-time data from the rail business service, external sources, services running in the Application Framework and operator workstations;
• development, validation and verification of:
o middleware of Integration Layer (or if you prefer: Integration Layer constituents and its interfaces);
o software clients for connecting several rail business services and external services;
o Application Framework constituents and its interfaces;
o enhanced integration of the standardized operator workstations;
o definition of detailed data structure according the Conceptual Data Model;
o first level support for testing prototypes of complementary projects;
• provision of a fully available and documented communication platform for installing and testing complementary projects prototypes.
In addition, OPTIMA will disseminate project findings to relevant stakeholders and communities and will ensure the sustainability and impact of the results coming from the own activities.
The Consortium is well balanced with research organizations, industrial rail stakeholders and Infrastructure Managers actively performing Traffic Management and Traffic Control in dedicated Control centers, some of them with previous participation in S2R projects.

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Net EU contribution
€ 162 031,25
1050 Bruxelles / Brussel

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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