WP3 - Decision Support Tool

Objectives

  • To develop a decision support tool to support infrastructure and operations managers to plan railway network assets and operations in an integrated manner (or to take the good decisions to manage the safety of the railway system at a global level in each situation).

  • To provide GIS based visualization modules that represent outcomes of micro-simulations, machine learning efforts, and corresponding heuristics to decision makers. All development work in this work package will be conducted based on state-of-the-art Web 2.0 software development methods and be provided as Open Source modules that will allow for an easy integration in custom tailored decision support tools existing or newly to be developed at railway agencies.

Description of work

The developemnt of the decision support tool will be based upon a safety management process that can guide collaborative decision making activities between operations and infrastructure managers. Additionally, the decision support system will be based upon an integrated mobility systeme that allows for quick micro-simulation based experiments to understand different network conditions and intervene appropriate and timely. Technically, the decision support tool will be based upon an information management system that supports different existing standards, such as RailML, IFCRail, and CityGml. 

The developemnt of GIS based visualization modules will be conducted based on state-of-the-art Web 2.0 software development methods and be provided as Open Source modules that will allow for an easy integration in custom tailored decision support tools existing or newly to be developed at railway agencies. 

Tasks

The Work Package is organised into the following tasks:

  1. Developement of Framework for Global Safety Management (GDG, CT, ORT, IE, HZ)
  2. Validation and Training of the Model (VT, CT, IE, HZ)
  3. Developement of Information Management and Visualization (CT, GDG, IF, VT)
  4. Developement ofDecision Support Tool (IF, CT, GDG, ROD, IE)