The 7th bi-annual International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling & Analysis (ICROMA) was hosted by French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks (IFSTTAR). The Conference was organized by dr. J. Rodriguez, dr. Paola Pellegrini (both IFSTTAR), prof. I.A. Hansen (Delft University of Technology), prof. N. Tomii (Chiba Institute of Technology), dr. D. De Almeida (SNCF - Research department) and prof. S. Dauzère-Pérèz (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne), on behalf of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR). The review of Abstracts and full Papers was supported by Board members of IAROR and Scientific Advisory Committee members, consisting of
The first day was reserved for a Short Course on different topics given by 7 invited speakers: prof. S. Ricci (University of Rome “La Sapienza”, dr. J. Harbering (University of Göttingen), dr. S. Harrod (Technical University of Denmark), dr. R.M.P. Goverde (Delft University of Technology), dr. T. Schlechte (Zuse Institute Berlin), dr. J. Törnquist Krasemann (BTH Blekinge Institute of Techniology) and prof. N. Tomii (Chiba Institute of Technology). The Short Course was attended by 70 participants.
The Conference was held on 3 days and comprised
The 7th ICROMA RailLille 2017 attracted a total of 212 participants from 21 countries. A total of 160 Abstracts had been submitted originally, 140 papers had been accepted and 103 papers were finally presented.
During the Conference 35 participants applied for membership of the International Association of Railway Operations Research. This means the current membership of IAROR members has reached the number of 403.
The members of IAROR present on the Conference approved during the business meeting the new rules about the election of the Board, President and Vice President of the IAROR, the process to select the Young Railway Research Award, and the process to select the Best Papers, which were proposed by the members of the Board and of the Scientific Advisory Committee.
The IAROR members elected to the Board the following new members:
The IAROR members voted to hold the 8th ICROMA 2019 in the city of Norrköping/Sweden.
The members of the organization committee and of the Scientific Advisory Committee together with the members of the Board of IAROR present on the Conference selected as winners of the Young Researcher Operations Research Award 2017:
The Board of IAROR and the local organization committee of the 8th ICROMA will investigate the possibility to organize a call for the submission and review of a second stream of abstracts only and talks dedicated to railway professionals working in the railway industry in order to attract more participants from railway practice. It is aimed to select on top of the Young Railway Operations Research Award a separate Award for high quality abstracts and presentations from the railway industry including a sponsored prize.
Welcome address by Dr. Frédéric Bourquin, Director of ISSTTAR
Opening by Prof. Norio Tomii, President of IAROR
Plenary meeting RailLille 2017
Nikola Besinovic (centre) winner of the Young Railway Operations Researcher Award 2017, Joaquin Rodriguez IFSTTAR (left) and Norio Tomii IAROR President (right)