Tropical Mathematics & Optimisation for Railways workshop (UBirmingham)

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The main purpose of this workshop on Monday 18th June 2018 is to bring together specialists in tropical mathematics and mathematical optimisation applied in railway engineering and to foster further collaboration between them. It is inspired by some applications of tropical mathematics to the analysis of railway timetables. The most elementary of them is based on a controlled tropically linear dynamic system, which allows for a stability analysis of a regular timetable and can model the delay propagation. Tropical (max-plus) switching systems are one of the extensions of this elementary model. Tropical mathematics also provides appropriate mathematical language and tools for various other applications which willbe presented at the workshop.

The talks on mathematical optimisation in railway engineering will be given by Professor Clive Roberts and other prominent specialists working at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE). They will inform the workshop participants about the problems that are of actual interest for railways, and suggest efficient and practical methods of their solution.

Watson Building Lecture Theatre C
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Nearest train is University station
Monday 18th June 2018 (11:00-18:00)

For more information, contact Sergey Sergeev on [email protected]

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Written by Long Branch Mike