International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Data Mining & Computational Intelligence

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Saturday 2 July (00:00) - Monday 4 July 2016 (00:00)

Track Organisers

Dr John Easton, BCRRE, University of Birmingham 

Dr Shruti Kohli, BCRRE, University of Birmingham

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham invites papers to a special track session of the International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Data Mining and Computational Intelligience.

The session will focus on 'Big Data Applications in the Rail Industry', and will cover a broad range of topics of industrial relevance, as detailed below.

The special session will cover all aspects of the usage of Big Data in rail, including appropriate architectural models, software packages, governance structures and best practices, to enable the undustry to maximise on the application of these technologies. The session will provide a forum for scientists and experts working in academia, industry and government to present their latest reserach findings and engineering experiences in application of 'big data to Improve railway capacity, optimise carbon emission, Cost and increase Customer Satisfaction'. Research papers and workshop proposals are invited on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Cyber security
  • Remote condition monitoring
  • Predictive asset monitoring
  • Traffic Management and train control
  • System modelling and simulation
  • System optimisation
  • Transportation planning and timetabling
  • Data modelling and integration
  • Communication technology
  • Railway infrastructure
  • Intelligent rail transport
  • Energy modelling and management
  • Vehicle dynamics and control
  • Capacity analysis
  • Human Factors
  • System automation
  • Managing e-health of railways (powerof social media)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 13th May 2016

Notification to authors: 3rd June 2016

Final camera-ready submission and eartly registration (1st call): until 1st June 2016

Submission Process

Details are available at:

Instruction for submission are available on the conference website


All submissions are subject to peer review and should be submitted to Dr Shruti Kohli

For further information, please visit the website