Wednesday 23 October


ASPECT Day One

Welcome Session and Keynote Address

Karel Van Gils, Innovations Director, ProRail, Netherlands

ERTMS Session


  1. ETCS Hybrid Level 3: simulation based assessment for the Dutch railway network, Joost Jansen TU Delft, Netherlands
  2. The wait for ERTMS – keeping conventional systems safe, Harm van Dijk, Movares, Netherlands
  3. Overview of ETCS Level 3 impediments,Maryam Akbari, University of Twente, Netherlands

Safety Session


  1. Misuse of safey cases, Ello Weits, Movares, Netherlands
  2. Does SIL live up to expectations?, Roger Short, Retired, UK
  3. Train control uncertainty treatment and safety assurance shifting to automation Fei Yan, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

CBTC and Metro Session


  1. Resilience improvement of CBTC systems on metro lines, Ian Thompson, IMT Engineering, UK
  2. Building resilience into urban rail transport systems, Pierre Dersin, Alstom, France
  3. Delivering capacity and service resilience from modern CBTC systems, Phil Dubery, CPC Systems, UK

Systems Session


  1. Business continuity management in railway signalling, Wim Coenraad, Movares, Netherlands
  2. Providing resilience as the goalposts move, Ian Jones, Siemens, UK
  3. Whole-railway approach to planning for things that probably won’t happen, Andrew Love, SNC-Lavalin Atkins, UK

Cyber-Resilience Session


  1. Evaluating the impact of cyber security and safety with human factors, Eylem Thron, Ricardo Rail, UK
  2. Data resilience: protection of a CBTC system from hackers, Henry Cheung, IRSE, Hong Kong
  3. Developing cyber-resilience together: Industry cooperation for more security Alexander Patton, Siemens, UK

Standardisation Session


  1. How the EULYNX data prep standard can improve railway robustness, Bob Janssen, EULYNX, Netherlands
  2. Moving safely towards IP for signalling, João Martins, EFACEC, Portugal
  3. Development of IP interlocking in Korea, Kyung Hwan Hwang, Rail Signal Research Association, South Korea

Confernce Dinner

The ASPECT Conference Dinner will be held at Delft’s Nieuwe Kerk