‘Big Data’ Conference Issues Call for Presentations

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
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Organizers of “‘Big Data’ in Railroad Maintenance Planning 2021” have issued a call for presentations for the Dec. 15-16 conference, to be held in person at the University of Delaware; topic descriptions are due by July 30.

A cooperative effort of the University of Delaware’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, Big Data Center, and Professional Engineering Outreach, this year’s event will cover “converting the ‘mountain’ of data collected by railway systems into effective maintenance planning information.”

Each 20-minute presentation may cover one of the following areas:
• Big Data Problems and Issues in Railroad Engineering, Rolling Stock and Operations.
• Applications of Big Data Solutions to Railroad Engineering, Rolling Stock and Operations Problems.
• Big Data Theory as Applied to Railroad Engineering, Rolling Stock and Operations Problems.
• Problems and Solutions: Case Studies in Big Data in Railroad Engineering, Rolling Stock and Operations.

A 200-word topic description must be submitted by July 30 to Dr. Allan M. Zarembski, Professor and Director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, University of Delaware, Newark, Del., at [email protected]. Selections will be announced by Sept. 30.

The University of Delaware’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program website provides more details on the Dec. 15-16, 2021 event.

Read Railway Age’s features on the 2020 virtual event in the February 2021 and March 2021 issues.

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