28.11.17 - 30.11.2017 - IRSA - International Railway Symposium Aachen

Current trends, such as digital networking and urbanization, have created new opportunities for rail transport. The resulting challenges cannot be faced by a single domain alone. Innovative ideas that exploit the full potential of the railway system require interdisciplinary collaboration. Promising first steps have already been taken, for instance in the fields of automated driving and predictive maintenance. It is now time to maintain this momentum to shape the future of the rail transport together.


The 1st International Railway Symposium Aachen (IRSA) is meant to provide a platform for professional exchange in the sector. We attach much importance to covering a wide and interdisciplinary range of subjects including operation, infrastructure and vehicle technology. The symposium is equally interesting for scientists, professionals and politicians. Both the mainline transit and the urban transport are addressed. Last but not least, we want to facilitate networking among the participants.


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