Cover picture of the RTDM 2018 Flyer.

Efficient rail traffic management and high customer satisfaction do not only need an optimization of train operations but also a control of transport demand. Besides long-term and mid-term strategies to influence the demand, e.g. by ticketing and pricing strategies, also short-term measures are needed in cases of incidents to avoid overcrowded trains and to guide passengers towards the most suitable connection. The symposium addresses both, passenger and freight transport.

A visit to the EBD – Railway operation Research Centre is planned for Wednesday afternoon. The EBD – Railway operation Research Centre is a simulation facility which replicates the complexity of the rail industry – in infrastructure, operation and disposition – realistically on 500 m2.

You may find the Program Guide as PDF file here.

24th October

Invited Lectures

Invited Lecture
Christa Koenen
Chair of the Board of Managing Directors, DB Systel & CIO, DB Group
Rail Transport Demand Management in India: Emerging Issues and Research Needs
Invited Lecture
Prof. Dr. Eng. Bhargab Maitra
Professor in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Session 1: Transport Service Planning and Dispatching

Dispatch Optimization – Status of the Art, Impact in the Practice and Trends
Prof. Carlo Mannino, PhD Leonardo Lamorgese
SINTEF DIGITAL (Norway), OptRail (Italy)
Decision Support for Passenger-Oriented Train Disposition
Frank Berger, Ralf Rückert, Prof. Matthias Müller-Hannemann
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
The Rolling Stock Rotation Planning Problem under Revenue Considerations
Boris Grimm, Prof. Ralf Borndörfer, Christof Schulz, PhD Steffen Wieder
Zuse Institute Berlin (Germany), LBW Optimization GmbH (Germany)
An Incremental Model for Determining Railway Infrastructure Bottlenecks due to Strong Increases of Rail Freight Transport
Lars Kröger, PhD Christian Winkler
DLR Institute of Transport Research (Germany)
Exact Algorithms for LCL Network Planning under Consideration of Demand Fluctuation
Nicolas Kämmerling
TU Dortmund University (Germany)

Session 2: Demand Estimation

Efficient Monitoring of Public Transport Journeys
Felix Gündling, Prof. Karsten Weihe, Florian Hopp
TU Darmstadt (Germany)
The Ridership of Metro Networks: Analysis of some Explanatory Variables
Juan A. Mesa, Natividad González-Blanco, Prof. Federico Perea
University of Seville (Spain), Technical University of Valencia (Spain)
Micro Meets Macro: An Innovative Transport Model Architecture Aiming at Forecasting a Passenger Railway's Future
Patrick Buetzberger, Wolfgang Scherr
SBB AG (Switzerland)
Traffic demand and revenue control in public transport in an evolving metropolitan area
Prof. Thomas Winter, Prof. Robert Knappe, PhD Bernhard Luther, Prof. Nicola Winter, Irina Aßmann, PhD Anke Bytomski-Guerrier, Michael Pelligrini
Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, HWR Berlin, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (Germany)

25th October

Invited Lectures

What can Mathematics contribute to Rail Transport Demand Management?
Invited Lecture
Prof. Dr. Ralf Borndörfer
Head of Department Mathematical Optimization, Zuse Institute Berlin

Session 3: Demand Control I

Logistics 4.0 and Shift to Rail – Evolution Rather than Revolution
Yves Sterbak
Protostellar GmbH / Thales (Germany)
Situation- and Demand-Responsive Generation of Collective Passenger Information in Regional Trains
Tobias Monzert
TU Darmstadt (Germany)

Session 4: Demand Control II

Infrastructure – Design – Emotions
Dominic Hofmann
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Passenger Demand in a Technical World
Svenja Hainz, Elodie Vannier, PhD Michael Meyer zu Hoerste, PhD Ida Kristoffersson
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) (Germany), VTI (Sweden), SNCF (France)
Dynamic Passenger Guidance in Rail Transport – Acceptance of Measures
Kim Gillich
TU Darmstadt (Germany)

Session 5: Measures for Demand Control

Towards Cost-Optimal Road Transports for Individual Passengers on Broken Itineraries
Igor Braun, Sebastian Fahnenschreiber, Felix Gündling
TU Darmstadt (Germany)
Using Feeder Services with Autonomous Ridepooling Vehicles to Increase Rail Transport Demand
PhD Moritz von Mörner
TU Darmstadt (Germany)
Impact of Passenger Assistance Systems on the Performance of Urban Rail Networks
PhD Christian Meirich; Leander Flamm
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)

Session 6: Reliability and Incident Management

Valuing Passenger Risk of Missed Transfers in Rail Transportation
PhD Michael Bundschuh, PhD Klaus Noekel, Michael Lefeld, PhD Johannes Lieberherr
PTV AG (Germany), Deutsche Bahn AG (Germany), ttools GmbH (Switzerland)
On the Consistency of Timetable Evaluation Functions
Johann Hartleb, Prof. Markus Friedrich, Junior Prof. Marie Schmidt, Prof. Dennis Huisman
University of Stuttgart (Germany), Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Customer-oriented Design and Evaluation of Disruption Programs in Commuter Railway Transport
Anna-Katharina Brauner
TU Darmstadt (Germany)