Journal of Advanced Transportation

Simulation and Optimization for Railway Operations Management


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1Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

2IBM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

3University College London, London, UK

4Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

5Institut National De Recherche Sur Les Transports Et Leur Securite, Bron, France


Simulation and Optimization for Railway Operations Management

Description

In the forthcoming decades railway transport is expected to face a significant growth of traffic flows which will mostly have to be accommodated over the existing infrastructures. An increase of capacity utilization is needed to avoid reduction of reliability and punctuality of transport services. Furthermore, energy efficient operations and multimodality opportunities are also topics of growing interest.

Intelligent railway operations management requires accurate modelling and simulation of train and pedestrian traffic flows and optimal management of key decisions at strategic, tactical, and operational levels. This special issue focuses on advanced mathematical modelling and optimal control in the railway domain and related multimodal transport networks. The aim is to identify new methods for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of railway operations, including the development of advanced techniques for timetabling, capacity management, infrastructure management, and traffic and passengers flow management.

This special issue is to select a compendium of high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing recent theoretical and practical advances on railway operations management. We expect contributions that represent state-of-the-art approaches and breakthroughs in mathematical modeling, simulation, and particularly optimization to tackle railway operations management challenges. Submitted articles should be original and not yet published contributions or contributions that are not currently under review by any other journals.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advanced macroscopic, mesoscopic, and microscopic railway simulation
  • Simulation-based optimization methods
  • Improved railway accessibility and sustainability
  • Intelligent railway operations control and integrated information systems
  • Advanced traffic management in urban railway networks
  • Train (re)scheduling, rolling stock, and crew management
  • Energy-efficient train control approaches
  • Railway traffic control and management
  • Management of passenger flows in the era of big data
  • Delay prediction techniques
  • Improved estimation of traffic demand and capacity
  • Multimodal traffic flow optimization
  • Freight traffic management planning synchronization and scheduling
  • Analysis and innovations to exploit the current and future signalling and ICT systems
  • Integrated management of traffic flows and infrastructure elements
  • Collaborative decision-making between different stakeholders
  • Application of Operations Research techniques
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence techniques

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5367295
  • - Research Article

A Short Turning Strategy for Train Scheduling Optimization in an Urban Rail Transit Line: The Case of Beijing Subway Line 4

Miao Zhang | Yihui Wang | ... | Bin Ning
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4896748
  • - Editorial

Simulation and Optimization for Railway Operations Management

Andrea D’Ariano | Francesco Corman | ... | Paola Pellegrini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2710608
  • - Research Article

Using Smart Card Data Trimmed by Train Schedule to Analyze Metro Passenger Route Choice with Synchronous Clustering

Wei Li | Qin Luo | ... | Xiongfei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3179321
  • - Research Article

Stop Plan of Express and Local Train for Regional Rail Transit Line

Qin Luo | Yufei Hou | ... | Xiongfei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4264528
  • - Research Article

On Individual Repositioning Distance along Platform during Train Waiting

Fabien Leurent | Xiaoyan Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3096190
  • - Research Article

Fuzzy Approach in Rail Track Degradation Prediction

Mostafa Karimpour | Lalith Hitihamillage | ... | Reyhaneh Hesami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6701484
  • - Research Article

Efficiency Assessment of Transit-Oriented Development by Data Envelopment Analysis: Case Study on the Den-en Toshi Line in Japan

Jing Guo | Fumihiko Nakamura | ... | Yuan Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7308058
  • - Research Article

Optimal Operation of High-Speed Trains Using Hybrid Model Predictive Control

Yingze Yang | Zheng Xu | ... | Zhiwu Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6164534
  • - Research Article

Application of Data Clustering to Railway Delay Pattern Recognition

Fabrizio Cerreto | Bo Friis Nielsen | ... | Steven S. Harrod
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7905820
  • - Research Article

Integrated Optimization on Train Control and Timetable to Minimize Net Energy Consumption of Metro Lines

Yuhe Zhou | Yun Bai | ... | Tang Li
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CiteScore3.000
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