"The proposed project: 'RISEN' is collaborative and interdisciplinary by nature, and it synergises world-class laboratories and ground-breaking technical capabilities of staff across the globe."
"New insights into rail infrastructures will be derived in RISEN to improve response and resilience of rail infrastructure systems to climate change, extreme events from natural and human-made hazards, and future operational demands. The high-impact outcomes will unleash significant benefits to both public and industry sectors."
Social and economic growth, security and sustainability in Europe are at risk of being compromised due to aging and failing railway infrastructure systems. This partly reflects a recognised skill shortage in railway infrastructure engineering. This project, RISEN, aims to enhance knowledge creation and transfer using both international and intersectoral secondment mechanisms among European Advanced Rail Research Universities/SMEs and Non-EU, world-class rail universities including the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Southwest Jiaotong University (China) and University of Wollongong (Australia). This project adds research skill mobility and innovation dimension to existing bilateral collaborations between universities through research exchange, joint research supervision, summer courses, international training and workshops, and joint development of innovative inventions. It spans over 4 years from April 2016 to March 2020.
RISEN aims to produce the next generation of engineers and scientists needed to meet the challenge of providing sustainable, smart and resilient railway infrastructure systems critical for maintaining European competitiveness. The emphasis will be placed on the resilience and adaptation of railway and urban transport infrastructures using integrated smart systems. Such critical areas of the research theme will thus be synergised to improve response and resilience of rail infrastructure systems to climate change, extreme events from natural and human-made hazards, and future operational demands. In addition, researchers will benefit from the co-location of engineering education, training and research alongside world-class scientists and industry users through this initiative. Lessons learnt from rail infrastructure management will be shared and utilised to assure integrated and sustainable rail transport planning for future cities and communities.
The upcoming RISEN Research and ECR Training Workshop 2017 will be held at UPV in Spain from July 19 to 21, 2017. i-RISE 2017 (International Symposium of Railway Infrastructure Systems Engineering) will also organised during this period and the contribution will be invited for publication in gold-open-access Infrastructures (free of charge). Please kindly inform Jose Luis Velarte González firstname.lastname@example.org and Chayut Ngamkhanong email@example.com If ECRs/ERs need a visa to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. - Registration dates: from 13/07/2017 to 17/07/2017 Fees: - ER / ECR / PhD Student (Workshop + hotel room from 19/07 to 21/07): 50 EUR - ER / ECR / PhD Student (Workshop + hotel room from 19/07 to 22/07): 75 EUR - ER / ECR / PhD Student / Invited Speaker / Coordinator / UPV member (Workshop with self-arranged accommodation): 0 EUR - The fee is non-returnable