DISRUPTION MANAGEMENT IN RAILWAY NETWORKS

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SPEAKER:

PROFESSOR FRANCESCO CORMAN

Institute of Transport Planning and Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


DATE:

16 SEP 2019 (MONDAY)


TIME:

17:30 - 18:30


VENUE:

LT-14 YEUNG KIN MAN ACAD BLDG, CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG


ORGANISER:

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies


ABSTRACT:

A major problem of public transport, and railways in particular, is to improve quality of operations by updating an offline timetable to the ever changing delays situation, in order to improve performance of the transport system. In railway systems, this relates to reduce train delays by reordering retiming or rerouting trains, and/or change connection plans and route advised to passengers, to improve their travel time. Key point of research is the interaction between the problem (of the infrastructure manager) to reschedule trains, and the problem (of the travellers) to find the optimal route in the network. In fact, changing passenger flows, respectively delaying trains and/or dropping passenger connections, varies the setting under which the two decision makers respectively interact. The interaction of the two decisions makers is mediated by the information one decision maker has about the other, and the service which is offered/used. We report different methods to address this dilemma, by agent-based models, or living labs.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Francesco Corman holds the chair of Transport Systems at the Institute of Transport Planning and Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has a PhD in Transport Sciences from TU Delft, the Netherlands, on operations research techniques for real-time railway traffic control. He has academic experience at KU Leuven, Belgium and TU Delft as research associate in transportation and logistics. Main research interests are in the field of railway traffic control and management to reduce delays for the system and its users. This is achieved based on quantitative methods and operations research to transport sciences, especially on the operational perspective, public transport, railways and logistics.


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CITIES IN TRANSIT: THE FUTURE OF URBAN MOBILITY

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SPEAKER:

DR DAVID BISSELL

The University of Melbourne, Australia


DATE:

12 SEP 2019 (THURSDAY)


TIME:

18:00 - 19:00


VENUE:

MAP LIBRARY, RM10.10, 10/F, THE JOCKEY CLUB TOWER, CENTENNIAL CAMPUS, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG


ORGANISER:

Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong

Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong


ABSTRACT:

In an era of intensified urbanisation, where more people are living and working in cities than ever before, the question of how our everyday mobilities are transforming the fabric of social life is a critical issue for our times. In this seminar, I will discuss some of my recent research on urban commuting in Australia to show how the mobilities paradigm can provide geographers with new understandings of power in a world increasingly characterised by complex patterns of mobility and stillness. Drawing on fieldwork encounters with three long distance commuters whose daily lives extend over vast distances, I will draw attention to the diverse circumstances through which mobile lives can emerge, and I will discuss the political, ethical and practical questions that mobile lives provoke. I will explain how mobility is the missing link in a set of debates currently taking place where job creation and housing affordability are currently centre-stage.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

David Bissell is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He combines qualitative research on embodied practices with social theory to explore the social, political and ethical

consequences of mobile lives. He is author of Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities (MIT Press, 2018), and co-editor of Stillness in a Mobile World (2011), and the Routledge Handbook of Mobilities (2014). He is Managing Editor of Social & Cultural Geography and Steering Committee Chair for AusMob, the Australian Mobilities Research Network.

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VISIT TO SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY & HUAWEI CENTRAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Delegates of the Institute visited the Research Institute for Smart Cities of Shenzhen University and Huawei Central Research Institute on 14 June, 2019.

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