International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Handbook of Optimization in the Railway Industry

Editors: Borndörfer, R., Klug, T., Lamorgese, L., Mannino, C., Reuther, M., Schlechte, Th. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on state-of-the-art mathematical approaches to railway problems
  • Covers both freight and passenger railway issues
  • Fully global approach suitable for railways worldwide
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This book promotes the use of mathematical optimization and operations research methods in rail transportation.  The editors assembled thirteen contributions from leading scholars to present a unified voice, standardize terminology, and assess the state-of-the-art.

There are three main clusters of articles, corresponding to the classical stages of the planning process: strategic, tactical, and operational.  These three clusters are further subdivided into five parts which correspond to the main phases of the railway network planning process: network assessment, capacity planning, timetabling, resource planning, and operational planning.  Individual chapters cover:

Simulation

Capacity Assessment

Network Design

Train Routing

Robust Timetabling

Event Scheduling

Track Allocation

Blocking

Shunting

Rolling Stock

Crew Scheduling

Dispatching

Delay Propagation

About the authors

Ralf Borndörfer is a Professor of Discrete Mathematics at the FU Berlin, and Head of the Optimization Department at Zuse Institute, Berlin. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics, as well as his Habilitation in Mathematics, Mathematical Optimization and Public Transportation at the Technical University of Berlin.

Torsten Klug is a Research Assistant in Optimization at the Zuse Institute, Berlin. He earned his Diploma in Mathematics at the Technical University of Berlin.

Leonardo Lamorgese is a Researcher in Applied Mathematics in the Optimization Group at SINTEF ICT, Oslo, Norway. He earned his M.Sc. in Decision Science and Operations Research at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. His research interests include Transportation, Logistics, and Health Care and Sports Scheduling.

Carlo Mannino is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF ICT in Oslo, Norway and Professor of Operations Research at the University of Oslo. He earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research at the University of Rome, La Sapienza and was awarded the 2014 INFORMS Best Paper Award, Telecommunications Section, as well as the 2009 EURO Excellence in Practice Award and 2014 AIRO best application award for his work in railroad optimization.

Markus Reuther is an expert in the development of integrated optimization software with many years of experience in tour planning and railroad planning at the Zuse Institute, Berlin. He has successfully graduated and promoted on novel algorithmic methods for solving complex application problems specializing in railway optimization at the Technical University of Berlin.

Thomas Schlechte is a shareholder of LBW Optimization GmbH and was post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Zuse Institute, Berlin. He earned his Ph.D.  on Railway Track Allocation Models and Algorithms at the Technical University of Berlin. He is a Board Member of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Simulation of Rail Operations

    Medeossi, Giorgio (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Capacity Assessment in Railway Networks

    Bešinović, Nikola (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Aggregation Methods for Railway Network Design Based on Lifted Benders Cuts

    Bärmann, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • Freight Train Routing

    Klug, Torsten

    Pages 73-91

  • Robust Train Timetabling

    Cacchiani, Valentina (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

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eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72152-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Optimization in the Railway Industry
Editors
  • Ralf Borndörfer
  • Torsten Klug
  • Leonardo Lamorgese
  • Carlo Mannino
  • Markus Reuther
  • Thomas Schlechte
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
268
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72153-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72153-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72152-1
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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