The 3rd iaf Congress on Rail Infrastructure Works Track to the Future.
Look forward to an exciting program and have a first glimpse at the lectures to be expected:

Wednesday May 22, 2019

9:00 am

Check-in of participants

10:00 am

Welcome & Opening

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Mainka, VDEI e.V.

Enak Ferlemann, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Karin Reismann, City of Münster

10:45 am


Dipl.-Pol. Dirk Flege, Allianz pro Schiene e.V.

Rail Infrastructure for the Future – Ambition & Reality

Presentation: Dipl.-Pol. Dirk Flege, Executive Director Pro-Rail Alliance

11:00 am

Vision and mission of DB Netz AG for 2025

Frank Sennhenn, DB Netz AG

11:30 am

Focus 2025 – Network expansion at ÖBB

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hubert Hager, ÖBB-Infrastructure AG

12:00 pm

Step 2025 – the future rail infrastructure in Switzerland

Andreas Brunner, SBB Infrastructure

12:30 pm

Rail infrastructure maintenance and expansion strategy in France

1:00 pm

Lunchtime snack in the exhibition area

2:00 pm

Panel discussion with questions from the audience / Presentation

Dipl.-Pol. Dirk Flege, Allianz pro Schiene e.V.

Planning and Building – A Comparison between Countries

Presentation: Stephan Schulte, DB Netz AG

2:30 pm

The Grand Paris Express project – an example for digitisation in France

Gaëlle Pinson, Société du Grand Paris

3:00 pm

Digital applications for modern railway infrastructure maintenance in Belgium

MA Jan Mys, S.A. Infrabel

3:30 pm

Coffee break in the exhibition area

4:00 pm

Line determination for a new railway line

Dr. Reinhard Domke, DB Netz AG

Dr. Veit Appelt, A+S Consult GmbH

4:30 pm

BIM-compliant planning of superstructures on the basis of a high-precision assessment

Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc. Marc Kückmann, OBERMEYER Planen+Beraten GmbH

DI Dr. Florian Auer, Plasser & Theurer - Export von Bahnbaumaschinen G.m.b.H.

Technical Demonstrations outdoor

Presentation: Manfred Wacker, Speaker of VDEI-FG Oberbau

5:00 pm

Introduction to the technical demonstrations

Manfred Wacker, VDEI e.V.

5:15 pm

Technical demonstrations in the outdoor area

6:00 pm

Congress dialogue in the exhibition area

8:30 pm

End of the 1st Congress Day

Thursday, May 23 2019

Generational Change & Transfer of Knowledge

Presentation: Mikhail Simonov, Young Network Railway

9:00 am

Compentence in track technology and knowledge transfer - A phase-out model?

Peter Güldenapfel, Centre of Excellence for tracks

9:30 am

Trackopedia – The platform for knowledge transfer

Antonio Intini, PMC Rail International Academy GmbH

10:00 am

Augmented reality – How the turnout will come to the classroom

Franziska Kost, DB Netz AG

Thomas Knauer-Arnold, VISCOPIC GmbH

10:30 am

Coffee break in the exhibition area

Innovations & Current Research

Presentation: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas B. Siefer, TU Braunschweig

11:00 am

The "German Center for Rail Transport Research"

Ralf Turge, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

11:30 am

Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) as a basis technolgy for railway applications

DI Michael Thiel,

12:00 pm

System-based optimisation of availability – Interplay of design, geometry and material

Dr. Albert Jörg, voestalpine Railway Systems

12:30 pm

Lunchtime snack in the exhibition area

1:30 pm

360° view of coordinated elasticity in railway superstructure exemplified by two hotspot considerations: Turnouts and transitions

Dr. techn. M.Sc. Ferdinand Pospischil, Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH

2:00 pm

The "Silent Revolution" – Energy production along railway lines

Dr. Sylvia Böcker, DIRECTTECH Global

2:30 pm

Summary & Closing address, Outlook iaf 2021

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Mainka, VDEI e.V.

2:45 pm

End of iaf-congress

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