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DEVELOPMENT OF A SMART FRAMEWORK BASED ON KNOWLEDGE TO SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE DECISIONS IN RAILWAY CORRIDORS

Objective

"In a context of wide use of transport, it is necessary to increase efficiency of the different transport modes as well as their interaction. To that effect, rail transport will play an important role in the future by increasing its capacity. Thus, it would be necessary to strength the competitiveness of railway ensuring a sustainable, efficient and safe service.

In that sense, it is essential to improve the interoperability and safety of national networks in order to promote a single European Rail Market. Nevertheless, there are still several barriers to overcome as a consequence of the lack of a common definition of standards at European level.

Within this framework, the main objective targeted by the OPTIRAIL project aims at developing a new tool, based on Fuzzy and Computational Intelligence techniques and validated through two case studies, that will enable the better cross-border coordination for decision making of railway infrastructure maintenance across the European railway corridors.

In order to be able to achieve the exposed objective, the project Consortium is comprised of a well-balanced group of 9 partners from 6 European countries with complementary skills and expertise, including all the necessary profiles to deal with the scheduled project work plan. Furthermore, non-participant railway administrators have shown their interest and commitment to the project.

This interdisciplinary group of the railway managers, railway suppliers, software & embedded systems developers, and technological R&D centres are strongly committed to efficiently coordinate their resources over the 36 months duration of the project in order to be able to reach all expected project outcomes. The estimated overall budget of the project is 3.916.343,40 €."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

VIAS Y CONSTRUCCIONES SA
Address
Avda. Camino De Santiago, 50
28050 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 396 704
Administrative Contact
Carlos Martinez (Mr.)

Participants (8)

FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 319 980
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ainhoa Gonzalez (Ms.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 485 900
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Behzad Ghodrati (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 400
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
M. Dolores Suarez Ortega (Prof.)
OSTFALIA HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN FACHHOCHSCHULE BRAUNSCHWEIG WOLFENBUTTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 624
Address
Salzdahlumer Strasse 46/48
38302 Wolfenbuttel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jörn Müller (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 509 059
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Berit Stavran (Ms.)
MER MEC SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 180
Address
Via Oberdan 70
70043 Monopoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Sforza (Mrs.)
EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 159 253
Address
Rua Goncalo Mendes Maia 1350 1 H
4425 656 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martins Rodolfo (Mr.)
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 141 900
Address
Calle Hiedra Est Chamartin Edificio 23 Sn
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diana Alonso Gimeno (Ms.)