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Railway Operations Laboratory at Technische Universität Berlin

The Railway Operations Laboratory (in German: Eisenbahn-Betriebs- und Experimentierfeld Berlin, short “EBuEf”), is a railway laboratory equipped with real signal boxes operating a model railway. It is operated by Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Track and Railway Operations. The laboratory provides and operates:

  • 3 mechanical signal boxes,
  • 1 electro-mechanical signal box,
  • 1 EZMG signal box (Signal box used in the eastern part of Germany on local railways),
  • 1 relay signal box,
  • 3 electronic signal boxes.

The laboratory is used to teach the principles of interlocking systems to transport engineering students of the University. Additionally it is used to train staff of public transport authorities, consulting companies, IT system suppliers for public transport operators and any other company which wants to be educated in rail operations. The laboratory offers training courses for railway engineers, interdisciplinary teams of the railway branch and ETCS planners.

One major customer and user is DB Training, the training provider of Deutsche Bahn who is inter alia in charge of training the signal box personnel and other staff of Deutsche Bahn. Technische Universität Berlin and DB Training invite the visitors of the UIC Congress to take a tour through the laboratory. Educated teachers of Technische Universität Berlin and DB Training will inform about the signal boxes, the history of the laboratory and will first and foremost demonstrate how the laboratory is used in training and education.

Vocational Education Workshop of Deutsche Bahn in Berlin-Schöneweide

Deutsche Bahn vocational training workshop in Berlin-Schöneweide
Visitors to the training workshop will gain an insight into how junior employees are trained for their technical and operational positions at Deutsche Bahn. Topics will be presented and demonstrated at two activity stations.

At the first station, colleagues will introduce the Berlin-Schöneweide training workshop and explain how vocational training is structured at Deutsche Bahn and who plays what role. They will also provide an overview of the jobs in industry and technology for which Deutsche Bahn provides training, as well as outlining the educational principles and training methods applied.

The focus at the second station is on project-based vocational training at Deutsche Bahn and its activity-oriented implementation with reference to selected training projects for professions such as mechatronics technician and electronics technician.
DB Training’s experts look forward to meeting with colleagues from around the world to discuss the on-site training aspect of vocational courses for the railway sector’s young hopefuls.

Visit Deutsche Bahn’s driving simulators in Berlin-Schöneweide

The use of driving simulators in the training and further education of drivers is now a matter of course. We invite the World Congress delegates to take a look behind the scenes and let us talk about how the DB simulators are used and which training concepts have proven their worth. A visit to our driving simulators in Schöneweide is a great opportunity for an inspiring professional exchange.

Deutsche Bahn’s ICE maintenance depot in Berlin-Rummelsburg

During the guided tour through the state-of-the-art maintenance depot, participants will gain deep insights into the maintenance and overhaul of Deutsche Bahn’s ICE high-speed trains. The following topics will be emphasised:
• Inspection/checks and maintenance
• Overhaul
• Wheelset changeover
• Bogie change
• Interior cleaning of trains
• Water filling, sandbox filling
• Toilet emptying, waste disposal
Of special interest for the congress participants will no doubt be learning how DB operational ICE maintenance staff are trained. For this reason, comprehensive information will be provided by the DB Training expert present, who is looking forward to exchanging views with international rail training experts on this topic.

Siemens AG: ETCS Live and control-command and signalling (CCT) training facilities

This Technical Visit will focus on two stations. Participants will visit Siemens’ technologically advanced control-command and signalling (CCT) training facilities:
• ESTW SIMIS C
• ESTW SIMIS D
• Security Gateway
• SIMIS LC
DB Training uses the facilities to train control-command and signalling personnel for Deutsche Bahn. A DB Training instructor will demonstrate how the facilities are used for training purposes.
We will also visit the ETCS driver’s cab simulator (ETCS Live). It enables real-time operation of ETCS routes for training purposes. Participants will have the chance to experience the system live and hands-on.
The experts from Siemens AG and DB Training look forward to meeting the participants from Germany and abroad.

Berlin-Schöneweide S-Bahn Maintenance Workshop

Berlin’s 650 S-Bahn trains are maintained and serviced in four depots and two maintenance workshops. As part of the Technical Visit of this year’s World Congress, participants will visit the heavy maintenance workshop in Schöneweide. The workshop’s responsibilities include, for example, overhauls and the manufacture and repair of about 800 different components such as wheelsets, traction motors, bogies and electronic components. Accident repair, painting and anti-graffiti coating are also conducted at Schöneweide.

Participants are given a realistic insight into the maintenance work and processes and an expert from DB Training will explain how Deutsche Bahn trains its maintenance personnel.

The S-Bahn and DB Training experts look forward to meeting the participants from Germany and abroad.

Metro Operations Training Center of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)

BVG invites the World Congress delegates to the training center for the Berlin metro staff. BVG places great importance on the integrated training and education of all staff groups involved in metro operations. For this reason all training methods and systems are closely linked.

During the guided tour through the training center an inside view on the practical education and training of metro drivers and operational (signalling) staff will be possible. In small groups the systems

  • simulator for metro drivers,
  • simulator for traffic control (signal box and control center simulator),
  • outdoor installations for training purposes (switches, power supply)

will be visited and inspected. The participants will experience the systems in a very practical way and can put their hands actively.

Topic 1: Transfer of knowledge in an international environment

01 Chen International and National Co operation for Train Driver Training of Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation

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08 Nestola Ethiopia project

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35 Giesen Grab Railway training implementation world wide

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Topic 2: International Cooperation

34 Haas Identifying Training and Educating the first High Speed Rail Workforce in the US

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13 Pagliarisi Transfer of knwoledge in railway companies start up

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04 Studnicka Mankus Simulation Cloud The innovative training method at MEV engine driver center

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05 Bieber Broad exchange program for generating mutual impulses between Japanese Rail Group and Deutsche Bahn

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Topic 3: Innovation and Technologies: railway traffic

02 Kovarik Challenges of education and training in the context of technological progress and changing job profiles

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22 Munoz Training traffic controllers in Adif with state of the art simulation technology

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25 Steinweg Baczynksi PRESIM

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23 Delozanne Use of a digital model as a new learning device for railway traffic rules

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Topic 4: National Cooperation

07 Stewart National railroad workforce development consortium

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06 Holland Nell Toy trains an investment in longlife learning at universities

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03 Hoogmoed Compagnie Young and professional getting the best people on the trains

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Topic 5: Safety Culture

31 Giovanelli Risks prevention related to physical and ergonomics at the SNCF rolling stocks

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46 Nakamura Improvement of Safety Awareness Accident round table discussion

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40 Metzler Monig Groben Psychological crisis management

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42 Duvenci Langa Training of management as a strong lever for developing a culture of safety based on HOF

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Topic 6: Learning Innovation

28 Sharifi Intelligent modeling of interaction mobile learning in railway

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19 Mielke Digitalised railway and the impact on job role and skill requirements

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16 Tanis Enhancing classroom training activities through blended learning process

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18 Frankel Dealing handling of information on the fast track in the digitalized world railways

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Topic 7: Managers Training

37 Spoto Coaching a learning action for people and organisation

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11 Piip Jain Mid career rail professionals new approaches for companies to engage employees and capture knowledge

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36 Datcharry Sirven Prevost A new paradigm for leadership development at SNCF

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12 Flicoteaux Training managers in large scale innovation

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Topic 8: Drivers training and simulation

20 Balakrishnan When do I apply the brake mate

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30 Naweed Rail driving geographies

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Topic 9: Miscellaneous

32 Bernardino Return on Investment ROI on a manager of road and railway infrastructure

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47 Jain 3a Model for behavioral training of frontline staff of railways

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29 Halbekath Papaeva Personal certification of management system experts

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Topic 10: Talent

44 Diendorfer Decrease of dropout rate on train driver courses

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15 Fraszczyk Amirault Marinov No talent no progress

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14 Sadovnikova Exchange Programs As Part Of Talent Development

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Workshops

41 Wegner Promoting the culture of innovation through unconventional learning formas with the statup Safari and the Innovator s toolbag

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24 Schjelderup ERTMS just another new technology

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51 Florijn The development of railway trainers and training through international collaborative working

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53 UIC ERTMS ETCS Basic training

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52 UIC Simulation workshop

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04 Studnicka Mankus Simulation Cloud The innovative training method at MEV engine driver center

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About 200 decision makers in the field of human resources and training directors of Railway and Transport Companies from all continents will pay attention and listen to your multimedial promotional messages.

These decision makers are key players in their companies having great impact on investment decisions far beyond the human resources and training field: affecting investments in infrastructure and technology, in vehicles and systems and last not least in operations – do not miss to address and impress them!

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Access to the venue

We will be happy to host the 4th UIC World Congress on Rail Training in this amazing building: designed and intended as the railway station of German Emperor Wilhelm II and his entourage, the Kaiserbahnhof is today a UNESCO world heritage site and is used as conference and training center for management executives from all divisions and business units of Deutsche Bahn Group.

Address

DB Akademie im Kaiserbahnhof Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 1, 14469 Potsdam
Germany

Parking on site
Please note that there is no parking area on the premises. There is a chargable public parking nearby (about an 8 minute walk).

Public Parking:
Park Sanssouci P3 Am Neuen Palais:
after a left turn on the left side, across house 19 of the University Potsdam

Zentrum für Sprachen und Schlüsselkompetenzen
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

How to reach Potsdam

By train

There is an hourly service from Berlin from the stations “Berlin Ostbahnhof”, “Berlin
Hauptbahnhof”, “Berlin Zoologischer Garten” with the Regional Express RE 1 in
the direction of Brandenburg to stop Potsdam Park Sanssouci.

Other trains stop at “Potsdam Hauptbahnhof”. From there, please take a taxi to the Kaiserbahnhof (approx. 10 minutes).

By air

The nearest international airport is Berlin Tegel Airport, 32 km from the center of Potsdam. The other international airport of Berlin is Berlin Schönefeld, 39 kms from Potsdam.

From the airport to the Kaiserbahnhof

From Tegel: take the bus 109 to Tegeler Weg/S Jungfernheide. Once arrived at Telegel Weg, head north to reach 8 Max-Dohrn Strasse. At Junfernheide station, take the S-Bahn 42 to Westkreuz. At Westkreuz, take then the S-Bahn 7 to Potsdam main station.

From Schönefeld: the RB 22 S-Bahn Train goes straight to Potsdam main station in an hour time.

Accommodation

In the following hotels in Berlin and Potsdam, there is a limited number of rooms at preferential rates from 4 -7 April 2017 for Congress participants.

Participants can reserve the desired nights under the password "WCRT 2017" directly to the hotel no later than March 6, 2017.

Berlin:

All hotels are in close proximity to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
Tel: +49 30 740 743 990
Fax: +49 30 740 743 816
E-Mail: reservations.kanzleramt-berlin@steigenberger.com
Single-Room 113,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

Mercure Hotel Berlin City
Tel: +49 (0)30 308 26 952
Fax: +49 (0)30 308 26 100
E-Mail: h5341@accor.com
Single-Room 90,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Tel: +49 69 66564-04
Fax: +49 69 66564-699
E-Mail: groups.berlin-hauptbahnhof@intercityhotel.com
Single-Room 87,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

Potsdam:

Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci Potsdam
Tel: +49 331 90 91 905
Fax: +49 331 90 91 903
E-Mail: meetings@potsdam.steigenberger.de
Single-Room 87,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

Wyndham Garden Potsdam
Tel: +49(0)30-88 70 88 255
Fax: +49(0)30-88 70 88 153
E-Mail: meetingdesk@grandcityhotels.com
Single-Room 73,00 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

Day 1

Opening and Welcome Speech

Theme 1: Transfer of knowledge in an international environment
The International and National Co-operation for Train Driver Training of Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation - Chinese Taipei
IFF, intercultural bridge between France and Morocco – France
Ethiopia Project - Italy
DB Rail Academy: Railway Training Implementation World-Wide - Germany

Theme 2: International Cooperation
Training and Educating the first High-Speed Rail Workforce in the U.S – The USA
Transfer of Knowledge in railway companies start-up - Italy
The future requirements for efficient engine driver training in an international environment – Austria/Switzerland
Broad exchange program for generating mutual impulses between JR Group und DB - Germany

Day 2

Theme 3: Innovation and Technologies: railway traffic
Challenges of education and training in the context of technological progress and changing job profiles - Austria
Training Traffic Controllers in Adif with State of the Art Simulation Technology - Spain
New learning technologies - Germany
Use of a digital model as a new learning device for railway traffic rules - France

Theme 4: National Cooperation
Features of Rail Education and Training Syllabus – Russia
National Railroad Workforce Development Consortium – The USA
Further training at universities - The best investment is the investment in lifelong learning - Germany
Young and professional: getting the best people on the train – The Netherlands

Theme 5: Safety Culture
Risks Prevention related to physical activity and ergonomics at the SNCF rolling stocks – France
Improvement of Safety Awareness – Japan
Psychological crisis management – Germany
Training of management as a strong lever for developing a culture of safety based on
Human and Organisational Factors - France

Theme 6: Learning Innovation
Intelligent Modelling of Interaction Mobile learning in Railway – Iran
New learning technologies and multimodal learning – Germany
Enhancing Classroom Training Activities through Blended Learning Process – Turkey
MLS - Mobile Learning and Support for Drivers and Conductors – Israel

Theme 7: Managers training
Coaching: a learning action for people and organisation – Italy
Mid-career rail professionals: new approaches for employee engagement - Australia and Switzerland
A new paradigm for Leadership Development at SNCF - France
Design thinking: innovative project management – SNCF

Theme 8: Drivers training and simulation
When do I apply the brake, mate? Conceptualisation of a simulator route learning aid for novice train drivers in Australia – Australia
Rail driving geographies: new insights into the constituent parts, plans and formalisms of route knowledge – Germany
Tribal Warfare – Aligning cultural factors for successful simulator implementation – Australia
Integrated engine drivers training for German high-speed line - Germany

Theme 9: Miscellaneous
Return on Investment (ROI) on a manager of road and railway infrastructure – Portugal
Professional reflective mobile personal learning environments – Germany
3A model for behavioural training of frontline staff of railways – India
Personal certification of management system experts – a means to enhance the mind-set for systematic management – Germany

Workshops
CLARA - Clever und Aktiv in Richtung Alter – Cleverly and actively towards young age – Germany
Gameful learning – Germany
Promoting the culture of innovation through unconventional learning formats with the Startup Safari and the Innovator’s Toolbag – Germany
ERTMS – Yet another technology?
MEV - Simulation Cloud - Austria/Switzerland
Detecting "suspicious" behaviours at main railway stations – UIC
Action learning - Development of Railway Trainers - UIC
UIC – ERTMS
UIC – Simulation
Presentation of the EU Project Skillful

Day 3

Theme 10: Talent
Decrease of dropout rate on train driver courses - Austria
No talent no progress! An attitudinal study on rail careers with a sample of railway professionals - Thailand
Talent Development - Russia
UIC update on Railway Talents

Programme in a snapshot

Fees:

Early-bird (until February 15th):

  • UIC Members = €540
  • Non Members = €740

After February 15th:

  • UIC Members = €594
  • Non Members = €814

Cancellations:

  • By 15th February: full refund, minus €50 for administration fees
  • After 15th February: no refund

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The World Congress on Rail Training 2017 is organized at the initiative of the UIC Expertise Development Platform, which draws its expertise from the regional Rail Training Centres Networks. Its main purpose is to enhance workforce development through sharing best practice in rail training across the entire industry. The three official languages of the Congress are English, German and French.

How to register

The key congress aims are:

  • To promote excellence in railway training through best practice models
  • To highlight research findings in this area which bring innovation and have practical application to the industry
  • To identify new challenges for training and training technologies
  • To provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experience amongst training professionals and managers

The Congress is targeted at:

  • Human Resources and Training Directors
  • Training executives
  • Training and workforce development experts

Themes

1 - Transfer of knowledge in an international environment
2 - International Cooperation
3 - Innovation and Technologies: railway traffic
4 - National Cooperation
5 - Safety Culture
6 - Learning innovation
7 - Managers Training
8 - Drivers Training and Simulation
9 - Miscellaneous
10 - Talent

Information about Technical Visits is available here: http://wcrt2017.org/technical-visits
Fore more information about Workshops, read the detailed programme of the Congress: http://wcrt2017.org/programme

Whereas it is compulsory to choose a technical visit to complete the registration process, you do not have to choose a workshop since some of them will be conducted in parallel to plenary sessions.

Steering Committee

Eva Ervik - Jernbanedirektoratet
Head of Norwegian Railway Academy

Barbara Grau - SNCF
Senior Adviser European HR Affairs

Willem Brummel - Railcenter
Director

Bernd Kiessling - DB Mobility Logistics AG DB, Training, Learning & Consulting
Senior Advisor International Business

Andrew Russell - Rail Training International Ltd
Managing Director

Esther Marconi - Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
Strategic Human Resources Program Manager
EDP Chairwoman

Vito Pagliarisi - Italferr
HR Business Partner

Miguel Faro Viana - Infraestructuras de Portugal
Training Director

Nathalie Amirault - UIC
Head of Expertise Development Unit