Program

Sunday 13 October

Stakeholder Meetings

Monday 14 October

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

Theme: Operational Demands Vs Financial Constraints “Don’t save yourself into trouble”

Tuesday 15 October

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

Theme: Regulation and innovation – performance (systems) based regulation

Theme: Competence and skills in a more automated industry

Theme: Automation Challenges

Wednesday 16 October

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

Theme: Improving your Safety Profile Through Innovation

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

14:00

Stakeholder Meeting: Regulatory Bodies

Stakeholder Meeting: Investigation Bodies

Stakeholder Meeting: Industry Associations

Stakeholder Meeting: Infrastructure Managers & Train Operators

Stakeholder Meeting: Contractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers

The IRSC2019 Stakeholder Meetings are open to all conference delegates to attend. A special invitation with the agenda and further information for each Meeting will be forwarded to all registered conference delegates in September.

17:30

Buses depart Hyatt

18:00

Welcome Reception – City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club

Reunite with friends and colleagues with your feet in the sand while watching the sunset over the ocean at the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club.

09:00

Welcome to IRSC

09:15

State Minister’s Address (subject to final confirmation)

 

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

09:45

Remarks from the Chair

09:50

Digitalisation Reducing Risk in Irish Rail

Kay Doyle, Director of Health and Safety, Iarnród Eireann/Irish Rail, Ireland
Cathal Mangan, Technical Manager, Chief Civil Engineers Department, Iarnród Eireann/Irish Rail, Ireland

10:10

SNCF Rail Safety and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Frédéric Delorme, Chief Safety Officer, SNCF, France

10:30

On the Way to Virtual Certification: A NSA’s Point of View

Laurent Cebulski, Authorisations Director, EPSF (Etablissement Public de Sécurité Ferroviaire) France

10:50

Discussion Session

11:00

Break

 

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

11:30

Remarks from the Chair

11:35

How Do We Establish the Measures of Human Error through Technological Innovation such as Big Data, AI, and IOT by Open Innovation?

Toshiyuki Murai, General Secretary of Morioka Shinkansen branch, Morioka District Office, JREU, Japan

11:55

Root Cause Analysis of Train Collisions in South Africa

Moses Shaba, Technical Specialist – Human Factors, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa

12:15

Risk Management of Operators Interpretation of Information from New Technology

Eva-Lotta Högberg, Senior investigator and IIC, Swedish Accident Investigation Authority, Sweden

12:35

Big Data Analysis for Risk Management

Eunkyung Chae, Senior Researcher, Korea Railroad Research Institute, Korea

12:55

Discussion Session

13:10

Lunch Break

Theme: Operational Demands Vs Financial Constraints “Don’t save yourself into trouble”

14:10

Remarks from the Chair

14:15

The Lack of Synergy between Operational and Financial Managers in the Railways

Mabila Mathebula, Specialist – Project Management, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa
Dr Peaceman Sopazi, Regional Technical Manager – Eastern Region, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa
Professor John Smallwood, Professor – Construction Management, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

14:35

Toward A Moral Framework for Rail Passenger Safety: Occupant Protection

Anne Garcia, Systems Safety Investigator for Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials,
National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C., USA
Bob Beaton, Chief, Systems Safety for Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C., USA

14:55

Risk Analysis Methodology and Prioritisation of Safety Investments

Frederic Henon, Chief of Corporate Safety, SNCF, France

15:15

Reliability and Operational Readiness versus Safety Requirements: From Conflict to Compromise

Dr Vesna Dakic, Senior Specialist Center of Excellence (CoE) – Fire Safety, Product Safety and Reliability, Bombardier Transportation, Germany

15:35

Discussion Session

15:50

Close of Day 1

17:00

Buses depart Hyatt

17:30

Gala Dinner – Sandalford Wines, Caversham

Take the opportunity to meet new colleagues and discuss the presentations from the conference at the Gala Dinner. Enjoy a taste of Australian delicacies at Sandalford Wines, one of Western Australia’s oldest, largest and most distinguished wineries. There will even be the opportunity to meet some Australian fury animals.

09:00

Federal Minister’s Address (subject to final confirmation)

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

09:30

Remarks from the Chair

09:35

Regulation and Innovation in Australia

Sue McCarrey, National Rail Safety Regulator, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Australia

09:55

Digital Transformation of the Rail Sector: What Impact on the Regulator?

Laurent Cebulski, Authorisations Director, EPSF (Etablissement Public de Sécurité Ferroviaire), France

10:15

BIM-AM-RS to Enhance Railway Safety in Hong Kong

CF Chan, Assistant Director Railways, EMSD, Hong Kong SAR Government

10:35

Discussion Session

10:45

Break

 

Theme: Regulation and innovation – performance (systems) based regulation

11:15

Remarks from the Chair

11:20

The ORR Risk Management Maturity Model: Assessing the Relationship Between Organisational Culture, Management and Performance

Jen Ablitt, Deputy Director Safety Strategy and Policy and Head of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, Office of Rail and Road, UK

11:40

System Integration Requirements in Major Rail Projects in Australia

Raden Kusumo, Manager Major Projects, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Australia

12:00

Discussion Session

 

Theme: Competence and skills in a more automated industry

12:05

How to Nurture and Deploy Competencies in the Railway Industry: A Plan for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Mabila Mathebula, Specialist – Project Management, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa
Dr Peaceman Sopazi, Regional Technical Manager – Eastern Region, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa
Professor John Smallwood, Professor – Construction Management, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

12:25

Re-thinking Competency-based Training: Building Skills to Support Resilient Performance

Allison McDonald, Managing Director, SystemiQ, Australia

12:45

Discussion Session

12:55

Lunch Break

Theme: Automation Challenges

13:55

Remarks from the Chair

14:00

Autonomous Trains in an Open Environment: Collaboration Between Developer and Railway Safety Authority for a Successful Project

Samuel Boucher, Autonomous Freight Train Project Manager, SNCF, France

14:20

An Integrated Safety Assurance System for Interoperable Fully Automatic Operation Train Control System

Lei Chen, Vice General Manager, Traffic Control Technology, China

14:40

The Sixth Sensor: How IoT Smart Sensors Can Address Operational Challenges Introduced by Increasing Automation in Railways

Rodrigo Alvarez, Telecommunications Practice Director, Rail Systems Australia
Fersy Ramon Philip Castillo, Graduate Consultant, Rail Systems Australia

15:00

Discussion Session

15:10

Break

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

15:40

Remarks from the Chair

15:45

Innovative Technology Provides Advanced Protection to Railroad Workers

Jaime Maguire, Director of Safety Programs, Harsco Rail, USA

16:05

Innovation Through Automation LX Crossing Radar

David Sheahan, Manager Business Development Rail Safety APAC, IDS Corporation, Australia

16:25

Case Study: Level Crossings Safety with Automated Trains

Matthew Reader, Operations Manager Rail Systems & Automation, Calibre Group, Australia

16:45

Discussion Session

16:55

Close of Day 2

18:00

Core Group Meeting + Dinner – Arthur & Co, Perth

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

9:00

Remarks from the Chair

9:05

Transforming Rail Network Safety Through Equipment Safety & Compliance Management on a Modern SaaS Platform

Mark Barrett, Chief Operating Officer, aquipa, Australia

9:25

Digital Train Control: Functional Safety for AI Based Systems

David Milburn, Senior Technical Director, Global Leader – Digital Train Control, GHD, Australia
Mike Erskine, Executive Advisor, GHD Advisory, Australia

9:45

Compliance vs. Due Diligence: SFAIRP and its Interaction with System Safety and Assurance Approaches

Tim Procter, Senior Consultant, Indec Consulting, Australia

10:05

Discussion Session

Theme: Improving Your Safety Profile Through Innovation

10:15

Digital Safety Inspection: Using Mobile Devices to Manage Compliance and Safety Inspections in the Rail Industry

Naaman Shibi, General Manager, Techs4biz, Australia

10:35

Discussion Session

10:40

Break

11:10

Keynote: Captain David Evans, Qantas

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

12:10

Remarks from the Chair

12:15

Ensuring Safety During Construction of Dedicated Freight Railway Corridor in India

Veer Narayan, Vice President, Railways and Metros, SYSTRA MVA Consulting, India

12:35

Next-Generation Rail Safety Systems using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Tony Crosby, General Manager, Services, 4Tel, Australia

12:55

Discussion Session

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

The Smarter Way of Using Fire Protection in Rolling Stock Applications

Manprit Singh Baweja, Regional Manager – APAC, Fogtec Brandschutz & GmbH Co. KG, India

14:20

Global Rail Industry Maintenance Training Program Revitalization with Transformative Technologies

Nalin Randeniya, PhD Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

14:40

Broken Rail Detection-Reliable Onboard Solution

Stewart Blair, Head of Development, MRX Technologies, Australia

15:00

Discussion Session

15:15

Break

15:45

IRSC Update & Close of Conference

17:30

Buses depart Hyatt

18:00

Farewell Function – The Rooftop at The Lucky Shag

Wind down with colleagues at the end of the conference with beautiful views of the Swan River. The Lucky Shag is a perfect opportunity for delegates to celebrate the innovations and learnings from the conference.

Technical site tours – Speno Rail Maintenance and Roy Hill Remote Operations Centre (ROC), Perth

Thursday 17 October 2019

IRSC 2019 delegates will enjoy a tour of the Speno Rail Maintenance and Roy Hill Remote Operations Centre (ROC), Perth

Delegates will receive a first-hand experience of SRMA’s innovation, local designs and recent developments in creating efficiencies and improving safety in the key areas of specialist track maintenance technologies including rail grinding, switch grinding, ultrasonic inspection, track geometry and track inspection technologies.

Following this, delegates will visit the Roy Hill’s Perth-based integrated Corporate Headquarters and Remote Operations Centre (ROC) which provides end to end integration of its operations, marketing and corporate services functions. The central component of the ROC is the control room, which houses the Demand Chain team who are responsible for the operational planning, scheduling and execution of production activities across all areas of operations.

Itinerary
10.30am: Coaches depart Hyatt Regency Perth
11.00am: Arrive at Speno Rail Maintenance for 90min tour
12.45pm: Arrive at Roy Hill ROC for lunch before 90min tour starting at 2.00pm
3.30pm: Coaches depart Roy Hill ROC for Hyatt Regency Perth

Technical site tours – Roy Hill and and Pilbara Ports Authority, Port Hedland

Friday 18 October 2019

IRSC 2019 delegates will enjoy a return chartered flight to Port Hedland to tour the facilities at Roy Hill and the Port of Port Hedland. The group will also have time to enjoy the sites and culture of the region.

A detailed itinerary, including information on PPE requirements, is currently being finalized and will be provided in the coming weeks.
At this stage, the group will be flying out from Perth Airport at 6am and returning by 8pm that evening.

Please note: Limited places are still available as this day trip is close to capacity.

Refelecting the theme, Innovation and Technology: Changing the Future of Rail Safety, the IRSC 2019 Conference program will develop in the coming months.

The IRSC 2019 features:

  •  Stakeholder meetings
  •  Plenary speakers
  •  Technical visits
  •  Partners program
  •  Social and networking activities

Keynote Speaker: Captain David Evans

Captain David Evans has more than 40years’ flying experience and accumulated in excess of 23,000 hours in the air. For 25 of those years David has been a Check and Training Captain with Qantas on the international fleet and he has qualified in “Air Accident Investigation” and “Human Factors”. Still actively commanding the Qantas A380 Super Jumbos worldwide David also “Facilitates” Human Factors training at Qantas and “Fear of Flying” clinics in association with Aviation Australia.

In 2010 he was the Check Captain on board the Qantas QF32 during an “uncontained engine failure” resulting in serious damage to the almost brand new A380. Captain David Evans was very much part of the drama as it unfolded.

In today’s world we rely on technology to solve our problems but technology is only a tool.

When things go wrong nothing can replace the ‘Human’ in helping us to make the right decisions. Captain David Evans will share with you the real value of some of these Human Factors.