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Rail Data Forum 2024

Published: 24 January 2024 Updated: 11 April 2024

Register now to join us in Verona, Italy, on 18-19 June, for the inaugural Rail Data Forum 2024!

Tuesday 18 June 2024, 09:00 - Wednesday 19 June 2024, 14:00 (Europe/Rome)
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Via Belgio 16, 37135, Verona VR, Italy

The railway industry isn't just about trains or tracks. It's also about data. The crucial role of data in rail's potential is a key topic in European discussions, with exciting developments from many organisations.

At ERA, we have adopted an objective to become a data-centric organisation. We are currently updating our registers to separate data from applications, taking advantage of a semantic approach.

In 2023 the new regulation on the Register for railway Infrastructure (RINF) came into force, establishing a register based on the Agency’s published ontology. The RINF should now be the reference basis for railway infrastructure data, including the data required by Railway Undertakings to establish a driver’s routebook. As the Agency expands the ontology to cover the rest of the railway system, the need to exchange and collaborate with stakeholders becomes ever more pressing.

This is the reason why we decided to organise the Rail Data Forum, in Verona, Italy, on 18-19 June 2024. We want this conference to mark the start of a wider and deeper collaboration on railway data!

Why should you attend?

To promote collaboration and awareness among data and railway professionals, we will address the following topics in Verona:

  • Potential linked data railway applications, also in the scope of the Brenner corridor, particularly a common digital routebook;
  • Current challenges;
  • Explore potential advancements in linked data technologies;

The event will also focus on how semantic technologies can play a crucial role in organising and representing interconnected data, improving data quality and implementing the objective of FAIR data (Findable, accessible, interoperable and reuseable). The workshops will also provide an opportunity to accelerate the work on driver route book. Don’t miss it!

You can download the draft agenda of the conference below.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Verona!

Should you have any questions, please contact the conference team at:

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Rail Data Forum 2024 - Draft Agenda

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Conference Fees

RegistrationStandard fee
Conference participation150€

We kindly inform you that the participants are responsible for own travel costs and accommodation.

Access to the conference will only be possible after receiving the online registration confirmation which is followed by the payment of the conference fee.

Please note that on-site registration will not be possible.

During the Conference, please follow us on X using the hashtag #RailDataForum2024 

Conference Venue

The conference takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Verona (Italy), located at Via Belgio 16, 37135, Verona.

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