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

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 €."
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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)

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FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 319 980

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 485 900

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 317 400

OSTFALIA HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN FACHHOCHSCHULE BRAUNSCHWEIG WOLFENBUTTEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 153 624

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 509 059

MER MEC SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 216 180

EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 159 253

ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 141 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314031

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 916 343,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 700 000

Coordinated by:

VIAS Y CONSTRUCCIONES SA

Spain