Brisbane 14-15 July

Signalling

Byte by Byte

 

The next national IRSE Technical Meeting will be held in Brisbane, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Younger Members have a Career Progression Workshop on the afternoon of Thursday 13 July, followed by informal networking drinks.

The technical papers sessions are on Friday 14 July , followed by the Conference Dinner on Friday evening.

On Saturday 15 July there is a program of site visits, including the Rail Management Centre at Mayne and various other locations.

 

IRSE Technical Meeting Program - Brisbane 2017

 

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Day One: Friday, 14th July 2017

Technical Meeting - Boulevard Room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

"Signalling Byte by Byte"

 

 08:00

 

Conference Registration

Coffee & Tea

 

 12:50

 

Networking Luncheon and Exhibition Viewing

 

 09:00

 

Chairman's opening remarks and introduction

Glenn Miller
Chair, IRSE Australasian Section
 

 14:00

 

Paper 5 - Migration Methodologies for CBTC and ERTMS
• three examples from metro and mainline projects currently being undertaken in Europe
• migration processes in transforming a legacy signalling system to CBTC or ERTMS.

Federico Nardi & Howard Revell
Ansaldo STS (Australia) Pty Ltd

 09:10

 

Keynote Address

Mr N Easy

CEO Queensland Rail

 

 14:30

 

Paper 6 - Electronic Virtual Trainstops
• Dealing with unfitted legacy trains in the world of communications based technology.
• Is there is an alternative to banning non fitted trains?

Peter Burns
PYB Consulting

 09:45

 

Paper 1 - Queensland Rail: AWS to ETCS
• Train protection for the metropolitan area has been the Automatic Warning system (AWS).
• Two ATP systems have been used in regional areas
• Queensland Rail now looks to the future  – ETCS

Brett Baker
Queensland Rail

 

 15:00

 

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Exhibitions

 

 10:15

 

Paper 2 - Byting Railway Interlocking Requirements Specification
A innovative strategy for the engineering process to reduce design uncertainty, optimise asset usage, and reduce operational cots

Jacek Mocki, Shane Curtin & Yulin Liu
Motzky Pty Ltd & Aurizon

 

 15:30

 

Paper 7 - Monologue of a Byte by Byte Traveller
• Introduction of new technology challenging exercise.
• Signalling - High impact and low visibility.

Somnath Banerjee
IRSEA

 10:45

 

Morning Refreshments and Networking Exhibitions

 

 

 16:00

 

Panel Session
Can we possibly protect signalling safety systems from hackers?
• Panel members include Paul Bates (WSB  London), until recently the Project Director, Thameslink, UK
• An opportunity for the audience to raise issues of significance regarding signalling system safety

11:30

 

Presidential Address

Peter Symons

IRSE President

 

16:45

 

Presentations and closing remarks from the Chair

 

11:50

 

Paper 3 - Presidential Programme Paper
An Engineer’s journey to becoming consciously competent

• Requirements and challenges faced when entering the Australasian rail signalling industry

• The skill gap from graduate engineer to rail signalling systems engineer, and the attainment of competency

Cassandra Gash
Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

 

17:00

 

Close of Day 1

 

12:20

 

Paper 4 - Cyber Security in a Heavy Haul Railway
• Cyber security inf Aurizon’s  Signalling & Telecoms and Wayside systems are explained

• Interfacing with the Corporate IT environment

Jeff Wimberley
Aurizon

 

19:00

 

Conference Dinner
Sky Room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, Brisbane

 

Dress: Business Attire

Day Two: Saturday, 15th July 2017

Technical  Site Visit

 

PPE Requirements (mandatory): Safety boots, Long Pants/Trouser, Long-sleeved Shirt/Blouse, Safety vest and hat (for sun protection - hard hat not necessary) to be worn when entering Queensland Rail property (excludes the RMC).

Note: Attendees of the Technical Visit will need to bring their own PPE.

 

8:00     Meet at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

 

8:15     Depart for Site Inspection of Rail Management Centre (RMC) Mayne

 

8:35     Arrive at Bowen Hills, walk to RMC, Sign-in and safety induction

 

9:00     RMC Tour

 

10:10    Board bus and Depart Bowen Hills for Petrie

 

11:05    Morning Tea

 

11:20    Tour of Petrie station, Redcliffe Peninsula Line Junction & relay room

 

12:05    Board bus and depart Petrie for lunch at Moreton Bay Boat Club

 

14:30    Board bus for Rothwell Sub Station

 

15:00    Tour of Rothwell Sub Station

 

15:40    Board bus and depart Rothwell

 

16:30    Bus arrives at Brisbane Airport

 

17:00    Return to BCEC/Hotels

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