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 ...
Tracking cargo: the next step for rail freight operators? Heralded by many commentators as the fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation has become a buzzword for rail freight operators looking to enhance their services. One particular trend has been a move towards tracking freight, with companies including Deutsche Bahn and SNCF Logistics investing in new monitoring technologies that provide real-time updates on the status of wagons. What are these technologies, and what benefits can they ...
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