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Algorithmic Methods for Railway Optimization

International Dagstuhl Workshop, Railway Optimization 2004, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, June 20-25, 2004, Bergen, Norway, September 16-17, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

Geraets, F., Kroon, L., Schoebel, A., Wagner, D., Zaroliagiis, C. (Eds.)

2007, XVI, 321 p.

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  • Features papers selected after an open call following the International Dagstuhl Seminar on Algorithmic Methods for Railway Optimization
  • Presents the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Algorithmic Methods and Models for Optimization of Railways
  • Covers network and line planning, timetabling and timetable information, rolling stock and crew scheduling, and real-time operations
  • Focuses on the interplay between railway and other public transportation systems

This state-of-the-art survey features papers that were selected after an open call following the International Dagstuhl Seminar on Algorithmic Methods for Railway Optimization held in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, in June 2004. The second part of the volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Algorithmic Methods and Models for Optimization of Railways held in Bergen, Norway, in September 2004.

The volume covers algorithmic methods for analyzing and solving problems arising in railway optimizations, with a special focus on the interplay between railway and other public transportation systems. Beside algorithmics and mathematical optimization, the relevance of formal models and the influence of applications on problem modeling are also considered. In addition, the papers address experimental studies and useful prototype implementations.

The 17 full papers presented here were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and are organized into topical sections covering network and line planning, timetabling and timetable information, rolling stock and crew scheduling, and real-time operations.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Transport - algorithm - algorithmics - algorithms - modeling - optimization - real-time

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Image Processing - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

State of the Art.- The Modeling Power of the Periodic Event Scheduling Problem: Railway Timetables — and Beyond.- Cyclic Railway Timetabling: A Stochastic Optimization Approach.- Timetable Information: Models and Algorithms.- Estimates on Rolling Stock and Crew in DSB S-tog Based on Timetables.- A Capacity Test for Shunting Movements.- Railway Crew Pairing Optimization.- Integer Programming Approaches for Solving the Delay Management Problem.- Decision Support Tools for Customer-Oriented Dispatching.- Proceedings of ATMOS 2004.- An Integrated Methodology for the Rapid Transit Network Design Problem.- A Simulation Approach of Fare Integration in Regional Transit Services.- Intelligent Train Scheduling on a High-Loaded Railway Network.- Platform Assignment.- Finding All Attractive Train Connections by Multi-criteria Pareto Search.- The Railway Traveling Salesman Problem.- Rotation Planning of Locomotive and Carriage Groups with Shared Capacities.- An Estimate of the Punctuality Benefits of Automatic Operational Train Sequencing.- Online Delay Management on a Single Train Line.

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