Program

*This provisional program is subject to change

Monday 30 April 2018
1400-1930 Registration open Foyer – Level 2
0900-1700 Pre-conference site tours – Multiple tours – half day options Various locations
1630-1730 Young Professional Scholarship Icebreaker networking function The Gallery
1730-1930 CORE 2018 Welcome function The Gallery

 

Tuesday 01 May 2018  
0700 -1900 Registrations Open     Foyer – Level 2
0730 -0815 Conference Presenter & Session Chair – Meet-up     Foyer – Level 2
0730 -1900  Exhibition open     The Gallery
0830 -1025  Opening Plenary Session    Pyrmont Theatre      
0830-0840  CORE 2018 – Welcome – Sally Dominguez, Master of Ceremonies   
0840-0845  Traditional Land Owners welcome – Uncle Alan Madden   
0845-0855  RTSA Welcome – Philip Campbell OAM, Executive Chair,
Railway Technical Society of Australasia   
0855-0915  Official opening – Minister for Transport, NSW, TBC   
0915-1015  Keynote Speaker 1 – Leslie Woo, Chief Planning Officer, Planning and Policy, Metrolinx, Canada   
1015-1020  RTSA Annual Rail scholarship announcement   
1025-1055  MORNING TEA    The Gallery  
Theme Project Management
Assurance
Session 1 a
Session Chair:
Simon Wood
Infrastructure
Advances
Session 1 b
Session Chair:
Max Michell
Rollingstock
Automation
Session 1 c
Session Chair:
David Jehan
Signals/Level
Crossings
Session 1 d
Session Chair:
Georgina Hartwell
Track Maintenance
Advances
Session 1 e
Session Chair:
John Paff
 1055-1120  Developing a
Variable Model of
Assurance for the
Rail Industry
David Roberts
Tactix Group
 Railway Overbuilds
– The New York
Experience
Sean O’Gorman
WSP AUSTRALIA
 Introducing Sydney’s
fully-automated
metro rolling stock
David Venn-Brown
Northwest Rapid
Transit
 The Evolution of
Level Crossing
Control Systems
Stewart Rendell
John Holland Rail
 Aluminothermic
Welding: The
Current State
of Practice,
Performance and
Development a
Century on
Dr Iman Salehi
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
 1125-1150  Interface
Management in the
Stadium Rail Project
Simon Turner
AECOM
 The need for
significantly
improved accuracy
in forecasting rail
project time and
cost outcomes
Colin Cropley
Risk Integration
 Continuous
Measurement of
Passenger Ride
Comfort and Track
Condition on the V/
Line Network
Glenn Hardie
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
 Safety in Design – A
Practical Approach
for Signalling
Trevor Moore
Australian Rail Track
Corporation
 Advancement in
Track Technology
– Composite
Foundations for
Increased Speed
and Axle Loads
Distinguished
Professor Buhhima
Indraratna University
of Wollongong
1155-1220  Assuring the Rail
Service Lifecycle,
putting the timetable
at the centre of a
safe railway
Andrew Petrie
Transport For NSW
 A Data Driven
Design Worklfow
– Case Study:
Caulfield to
Dandenong Alliance
Mark Roberts
Aurecon
 Transport for NSW –
procuring a Regional
Fleet to deliver
sustainability
Guy Collishaw
Transport For NSW
 ATC Pre – An
Innovative Signalling
System Preparing
for Automatic Train
Control
Kelvin Liu
Public Transport
Authority of Western
Australia
 Development of
a non-contact
laser speckle
imaging system for
strain and stress
measurements in
rails
Dr Siva Naidoo
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
1220-1310  LUNCH      The Gallery
  Project Management
Assurance
Session 2 a
Session Chair:
David Bainbridge
Infrastructure
Advances
Session 2 b
Session Chair:
Graham Tew
Rollingstock General
Session 2 c
Session Chair:
Kin Wong
Signals Automation
Session 2 d
Session Chair:
Kaniyur
Sundareswaren
Track Maintenance
Advances
Session 2 e
Session Chair:
David Cooper
 1310-1335 Managing the Mock
Up
David Jehan
RTSA
The dynamic digital
jigsaw
Will Hackney
Aurecon
Converging
Parallels: How
Autonomous
Vehicles and
Driverless Trains
Influence Each
Other
Michael Crocker &
Rodrigo Alvarez
Public Transport
Authority of Western
Australia
Improving safety
and the passenger
experience in
and around rail
infrastructure using
communications
technology
Dr Paul Reichl
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
Reducing wheel-rail
noise on the JVL
line – Using data
analysis to identify
influencing factors
Rhys Hayward
Greater Wellington
Regional Council
1340-1405 What risk matrix
and risk acceptance
level should be
used in a GoA4 UTO
Application?
Dr Gary Bundell
AECOM
Efficient and
Sustainable Railway
Construction
through Modern
Construction
Materials and
Technologies
John Hammond
Elasto Plastic
Concrete
Prediction of
Railway Vehicles’
dynamic behaviour
with machine
learning algorithms
Dr Nithurshan
Nadarajah
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
Separating
Automatic Train
Protection Systems
from Below Rail
Infrastructure
Graham Hjort
& Tony Crosby
4Tel
Prediction of rolling
contact fatigue
damage associated
with rail welds
Dr Jerome Pun &
Darrien Welsby
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
1410-1435 Effective Assurance
of Rail Projects
without Using the
Word Assurance
Dr Katherine
Eastaughffe
Acmena Group
Digital starting
blocks: The Sydney
metro experience
Samantha McWilliam
WSP AUSTRALIA
Meeting the Future
Needs of Rail
Passengers
Matthew Dudgeon &
Doug Pickering
ARUP
Mind the Gap – How
looking beyond the
system boundary
benefits everyone
Paul Barnsley
ALIRE Consultants NZ
Rail milling as an
integrated strategy
for modern rail asset
management
Dr Richard Stock
Linmag Gmbh
 1140-1505 Systems
Engineering and
Systems Assurance
for Complex Rail
Projects
Dr Quoc Do
Frazer Nash
Consultancy
Challenges to
Achieving Functional
Safety Compliance
of Railway Tunnel
Automated Systems
Matthew Sorrensen
AMOG
Smarter railways
of the future – the
opportunities of big
data
Barry Moore
Aurecon
Railway Engineering
– How to Monitor
Integration of
Multiple Systems?
Sunny Chan
Nrt
Squats: Queensland
Rail Experience
– Further
Developments under
Low Axle Load
Networks
Carlos Valente
Queensland Rail
1505-1535  AFTERNOON TEA       The Gallery
  Project Management
Assurance/
Automation
Session 3 a
Session Chair:
David Orr
Infrastructure
General
Session 3 b
Session Chair:
Katharina Gerstmann
Rollingstock
Sustainability
Session 3 c
Session Chair:
Roger Buckley
Infrastructure Track
Design
Session 3 d
Session Chair:
Richard Hitch
Track Maintenance
Advances
Session 3 e
Session Chair:
Colin Cole
1535-1600 Service and Station
Performance
in Mass Transit
Systems
Prakask Sabapathy
Aurecon
Instant Dynamic Rail
Track Scale System
under the loading
chute
John Lee
Resources
Optimisation
Extending the Life
of Legacy Urban
Passenger Trains:
A Physical Network
Approach
Dr Amir Shamdani
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
Advancements in
noise and vibration
assessments for
elevated rail designs
Arvind Deivasigamani
WSP AUSTRALIA
Using big data to
slash rail wear and
energy consumption
through cant
optimisation
Daniel Buntine
Aurizon
 1605-1630 Requirements
management,
business rules and
automation
Rudi Rolih
Nrt
Computational
methods for
the design and
optimisation of
tunnel longitudinal
ventilation
Cristian Biotto
Aurecon
The power of
trending, extending
component life
through prediction.
Nick Aschberger
Trackside Intelligence
Leveraging Virtual
Reality and
visualisation tools in
the rail sector
Michael Gardiner
Aurecon
Improving rail
stressing production
efficiency
Daniel Buntine
Aurizon
1635-1700 Simplicity – Smart
Railways’ Secret
Sauce
Dr Frank Heibel
Doc Frank Training &
Consulting
Raising the bar: A
cultural-historical
deconstruction of
rail level crossings
and their future
relevance
Assoc. Prof. Anjum
Naweed
Central Queensland
University
Computerised
Maintenance
Management
Systems for
Railways using Big
Data
David Lim
Public Transport
Authority of Western
Australia
Automation and
Expert Systems:
Rail: Smart,
Automated and
Sustainable
Asher Mushaurwa
Rio Tinto
A Formation
Standard for a
Mature Rail Network
Evan Giles &
Daniel Headifen
WSP New Zealand
1705-1730 Barriers to
knowledge sharing
in the rail industry:
why are papers
retracted?
David Caldwell
Snc-Lavalin
Integration of
Light Rail System
into Sydney’s
Metropolitan Area.
Dr Bryn Thomas
GHD
Achieving Light
Rail Consistency,
Interoperability and
Standardisation in a
Sustainable Way
Kenelm Wong &
Michael Uhlig
Assest Standards
Authority
Toowoomba Range
Clearance Upgrade:
protecting the past
while designing for
the future
Daniel Caldwell
WSP AUSTRALIA
Research,
development and
use of Stabilisation
Geogrids to extend
track maintenance
intervals and reduce
costs
Michael Horton
Tensar International
 1735-1900  Networking reception      The Gallery

 

Wednesday 02 May 2018
0700 -1930 Registrations Open     Foyer – Level 2
0730 -0815 Conference Presenter & Session Chair – Meet-up  Foyer – Level 2
0730 -1600  Exhibition open     The Gallery
0830 -1015  Opening Plenary Session    Pyrmont Theatre      
0830-0835  CORE 2018 – Welcome – Sally Dominguez, Master of Ceremonies   
0840-0845 CORE 2018 – Host sponsor address – Transport for New South Wales  
0845-0930 Keynote Speaker 2 – Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, UIC
0935-1015 Keynote Speaker 3 – SETE keynote speaker
1015-1045  MORNING TEA    The Gallery  
Theme Session 4 a
(Shared SETE 2018
concurrent session)
Session Chair: TBA
Operations General
Session 4 b
Session Chair:
David Caldwell
Rollingstock/Track
Interaction
Session 4 c
Session Chair:
Peter Mutton
Electrical Advances
Session 4 d
Session Chair:
Philip Pearce
Track Maintenance
General
Session 4 e
Session Chair:
John Terrey
 1045-1110 Fleet Operation
Planning and
Rostering Tool
(FORT)
Mahdi Athari
Vline
Advanced Friction
Measurements and
their Application for
Locomotive Traction
– Track Damage
Studies
Prof. Maksym
Spiryagin
Central Queensland
University
The Impact of
Rectifier Interphase
Transformer design
on Stray Current
Levels in DC
Traction Systems
Dr Robert Barr &
David Stuart-Smith
Electric Power
Consulting
Integration of
weather forecasting
for pre-emptive
asset management
Daniel Rodgers
JBP
 1115-1140 Reading the Tea
Leaves: Interpreting
Historical Suburban
Railway Patronage
Data
Alex Wardrop
Independent Railway
Operations Research
Consultant
Simulations of
track-locomotive
interactions
Dr Qing Wu
Central Queensland
University
Root cause analysis
of harmonic filter
component failure
in 2×25 kV traction
power system
Umberto Cella
Aurizon
Risk based
earthworks asset
review of Aurizon rail
network
Andrew Doe
Aurizon
1145-1210   Canberra rail – to be
or not to be
Max Michell
Curve Drag Again
Frank Szanto
Downer Rail
Smart geometries
for a new aluminium
cantilever: OMNIA
System
Matteo Porreca
Infraco Systems
Pty Ltd
Wheel/Rail
Interaction – A
Sustainable
Approach to Rail
Infrastructure
Design
Surendra Bisht
AECOM Australia
1215-1240 Multi-Objective
Optimisation for
train allocation
to diagrams for
optimal improved
maintenance
and minimising
customers’
disruptions.
Dr Kayode Owa
The Nottingham
University,
United
Kingdom
Advancements
in AAR Braking
Technology; New
Control Valve &
Parking Brake
Features
Karen Carriere
Wabtec Corporation
Developments
in Track Feeder
Protection for AC
Autotransformer
Traction Networks
Igor Perin
Aurizon
Planning ballast and
formation treatments
with ground
penetrating radar
data integrated with
3d terrain models
Damien Foun
Aurizon
1240-1330  LUNCH  The Gallery
  Session 5 a
(Shared SETE 2018
concurrent session)
Session Chair: TBA
Operations General
Session 5 b
Session Chair:
Alex Wardrop
Infrastructure
Sustainability
Session 5 c
Session Chair:
Philip Campbell OAM
Electrical
Automation
Session 5 d
Session Chair:
David Stuart-Smith
Track Maintenance
Sustainability
Session 5 e
Session Chair:
Richard Dwight
 1330-1355 General Rail Freight
– Lost Cause or
Golden Opportunity?
Max Michell
BIM modelling of rail
infrastructure
Martin Harle
GHD
Automated
fault waveform
analysis in 2×25 kV
traction system:
development and
application to asset
maintenance
Umberto Cella
Aurizon
Wheel and rail
roughness and
track decay rate
estimation based
on rail vibration
measurement
Dr Wenxu Li
University of
Wollongong
1400-1425 Using digital
innovation in the
mass transit system
environment
Laura Stewart
Aurecon
Urban planning
challenges of
accommodating
freight rail
intermodal
facilities in major
cities– Moorebank
Intermodal Terminal
Paul Greenhalgh
WSP AUSTRALIA
How the Internet of
Things is going to
change Condition
Monitoring of Rail
Assets
Thomas George
Australian Rail
Technology
Management
options for existing
and new rail in
tangent and shallow
curves
Dr John Cookson
Monash University
1430-1455 Requirements
Management
– how 110,000
requirements
are managed on
Northwest Rapid
Transit
Chris Ramos
Northwest Rapid
Transit
Predicting the
effectiveness of rail
dampers on noise
emissions – the first
Australian trial
Dr Luke Zoontjens
SLR Consulting
Earthing and
bonding philosophy
and design
challenges for
Auckland’s City Rail
Link project
Jody Martin & James
Herbert
Aurecon
The Application of
Composite Sleepers
Contributing to the
Sustainability of
Railway–Material
Performance
and Standard
Development
Dr Cong Qiu
Institute of Railway
Technology
Monash University
 1500-1525 How can data shape
a better railway
system?
Tim Blackburn &
Doug Pickering
ARUP
A New Strategic
Asset Management
Tool
Catherine Laplante
SNC-Lavalin
Remote Area
Power Supply for
Signalling and
Communications in
Aurizon’s CQCN
David Haley
Aurizon
Rolling Stock and
Track Geometry
Influences on
Derailment Risk
due to Longitudinal
Forces
Don Skerman
1525-1605  AFTERNOON TEA   The Gallery
1605-1700 Closing Plenary Session Pyrmont Theatre 
 1605-1650 Panel discussion
1650-1655 CORE 2020 Announcement
1655-1700 Conference close
1700-1800 Young Professional farewell function The Gallery
 1830-2330 CORE 2018 Gala Dinner   Parkside Ballroom