WIT Press


Managing Operations In Real-time

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR120441

Volume

127

Pages

11

Page Range

521 - 531

Published

2012

Size

1,800 kb

Author(s)

R. L. Saldanha, A. Fraz˜o, J. P. Martins & E. Morgado

Abstract

Accurate knowledge about the state of the operation of a railway, together with decision-support tools to help solve the problems that occur during the operation, are key issues for the timely provision of services to the public. Modern communications enable real-time availability of information about the state of execution of the operations. Associated with real-time communication, new kinds of software products are emerging that provide effective support to railway dispatchers. The paper presents a real-time dispatching product developed by SISCOG that enables real-time monitoring of what is happening during the operation and provides optimizers to handle operational disruptions. Scenariobased functionality to address major traffic disruptions is under development. Systems based on this product are in use by several European railways. Keywords: crew scheduling, crew planning, crew dispatching.

Keywords

crew scheduling, crew planning, crew dispatching