Tuesday 22 October Introductory Day

The Introductory Day provides those without the budget or time available to attend the full conference with an effective and efficient opportunity to explore resilience through modelling and implementation as well as understanding what good looks like presented by those who have experienced it. An informal Evening Social at The Botanical Gardens, welcomes delegates to Delft

Welcome and President's Address

IRSE President George Clark will open Aspect and welcome delegates.

Digitisation and Maintenance

  1. Oh, cyber security doesn’t affect me ... right? Integration and cyber security, Colin Hamilton-Williams, SNC-Lavalin Atkins, UK
  2. From data to diagnosis: point condition monitoring through machine learning Richard Parkinson, Balfour Beatty, UK
  3. Digital in design, Hari Shankar Radhakrishnan, SNC-Lavalin Atkins, India


  1. Getting it right ... the earlier the better Keith Upton, SNC-Lavalin Atkins, UK
  2. Resilience – it’s about more than just technology Disney Schembri, Siemens, UK
  3. Building a resilient railway through its workforce Prerna Sharma, Siemens, UK

Level Crossings

  1. Improved level crossing protection with ERTMS , Maarten Bartholomeus, ProRail, Netherlands
  2. Clarifying design guidelines of level crossing logic ,Kimasa Okada, East Japan Railway Company, Japan
  3. Obstacle detector for level crossing using infrared cameras ,Ryuta Nakasone, Railway Tech Research Institute, Japan

Project Implementation

  1. Integration facilities, off-site testing to increase resilience, Alessandra Scholl Sternberg, Siemens, UK
  2. Why brownfield resignalling projects always require a transition state, Nick Terry, The Shard Group, Australia

Modelling and Modernisation

  1. Taking a legacy interlocking to the era of IOT, Bob Janssen, Siemens, Netherlands
  2. Victoria Line – 50 years of resilience (so far), Conor O'Flaherty, Siemens, UK
  3. What building a model taught me about resilience and building real railways, Aaron Sawyer, SNC-Lavalin Atkins, UK
  4. Basic study of a train control system integrating operational & security control, Yoichi Sugiyama, Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan

Networking Event

After the Introductory Day, a networking drinks reception will be held. We welcome delegates from the Introductory Day to join to continue discussions from the day’s papers, along with delegates from the main ASPECT conference to join for networking.