Welcome at the homepage of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR).

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The 6th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis will be held on March
23 – 26, 2015 at Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan.

The Conference will contribute to interdisciplinary diffusion in the railway operations research area through the discussion of analytical, combinatorial and simulation approaches and project results by engineers, mathematicians, economists and computer scientists. Prospective presenters of contributed papers should submit an extended abstract of until August 1, 2014.
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Aims and scope of IAROR
The International Association of Railway Operations Research was founded on 8 June 2005 during the 1st International Seminar on Railway Operations Modeling and Analysis at Delft University of Technology and decided on the following mission statement:
IAROR combines the expertise of academic and professional railway research with the aim of:
  • enhancing the quality of service for railway passengers and customers
  • improving the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity management, timetabling, traffic management and
  • ensuring the safety of railway operations.
The revolutionary process of wide spread integration of artificial intelligence, computer science and telecommunications in the design of timetables, train detection and integrity, dispatching, signalling, interlocking, train control, traffic regulation, and ultimately automatic train operation creates great opportunities for increasing the capacity of railway infrastructure, optimising the use of rolling stock and making passenger and freight transport by rail more competitive.
IAROR stimulates innovative theoretical approaches, high-tech concepts, new technological developments and dynamic decision support systems that contribute to a higher flexibility, performance and punctuality of trains operating in heterogeneeous networks (lines and junctions). IAROR contributes to the development of new international standards for railway capacity and traffic management by integration of the state-of-the-art from different scientific disciplines as engineering, mathematics, physics, economics and computer science.
IAROR aims at becoming the Network of Excellence in the field of railway operations research and an acknowledged advisor to governments, railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies and the industrial suppliers with regard to the development and evaluation of research programs, innovation strategies, directives and norms for railway operations
International transfer of knowledge and co-operation will be strengthened by organising the International Seminar on Railway Operations Research (ISROR).