ASPECT is the IRSE’s flagship technical Conference, held every 2 years at locations around the world.  Featuring fifty or more papers by technical experts from around the world, the Conference provides an unrivalled opportunity for learning and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of train control, railway communications and related disciplines. There is also a day devoted specifically for younger members, and a technical visits day, to accompany the two mains “papers” days.

On behalf of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), it is the great pleasure of the organizing committee to invite you to the 28th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2020, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amsterdam is famously gezellig, a Dutch quality that translates roughly as ‘convivial’ or ‘cosy’. It’s more easily experienced than defined. There’s a sense of time stopping, an intimacy of the here-and-now that leaves your troubles behind, at least until tomorrow. EUSIPCO is the the flagship conference of EURASIP and offers a comprehensive technical program addressing all the latest developments in research and technology for signal processing. EUSIPCO 2020 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, plenaries, exhibitions, demonstrations, tutorials, and satellite workshops, and is expected to attract many leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world. We are looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam in August 2020!

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation System (FISTS) is a Forum sponsored jointly by four IEEE Societies: the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, the Oceanic Engineering Society, and the Vehicular Technology Society. FISTS offers provocative presentations, lively discussion, and visionary futures about sustainable transportation systems that create economic opportunity and improve access to basic human needs. The Forum-ISTS will bring together major actors in all these areas from all over the world. It is the specific ambition of the conference committee to have high-level speakers expressing their views and stimulate an intensive discussion with the audience. The aim of the conference is to stimulate an active debate on what we need to achieve by a sustainable transportation system and what measures have to be taken into account to reach these ambitious goals.

1st IFAC Workshop on Control Methods for Water Resource Systems CMWRS2019 In the world of today society places heavy demands on the environment in general and water resources in particular. Waterways support a range of services including agriculture from irrigation, ecosystems, transport, local communities, and social amenities. Climate change interferes with the supply of water, so regulation of the water level to balance irrigation and environmental needs and keep the rivers navigable is of increasing importance. Sea level rise and more intense precipitation events increase the risk of flooding for which more active control solutions are needed. Achieving proper irrigation and drainage is becoming more and more difficult. If we add in the problems of drinking water supply and the role of water resources in power generation, and the need for a healthy urban and rural environment, then it is clear that every drop of water must perform many different tasks. Assessment of opportunities and constraints around the management of water resource systems requires therefore an integrated systems approach that takes into account the important drivers and impacts of the system of interest. These systems are exceedingly complex: they contain nonlinearities, time delays, event-driven and longer-term components. Engineers and scientists […]

Steden hebben of krijgen te maken met steeds grotere problemen op het gebied van verkeer en vervoer. Neem bijvoorbeeld Rotterdam. Het heeft een wereldhaven, herontwikkeling van oude havengebieden, evenementen, inwoners uit alle hoeken van de wereld, een bruisend uitgaansleven en natuurlijk alle modaliteiten om jezelf van Kralingen naar Pendrecht te verplaatsen, of een container van de Maasvlakte naar het achterland. Er is zelfs een vliegveld, hoewel die intussen met Den Haag gedeeld moet worden als Rotterdam-The Hague Airport, een naam die nog steeds minder bekend is dan het gewone en minder internationaal klinkende Zestienhoven. Dit alles maakt dat een continue stroom van personen en goederen de transportnetwerken in en rondom Rotterdam gebruikt. En dan niet alleen om Rotterdam binnen te komen, of eruit weg te gaan, maar ook als doorgang. Met alle gevolgen van dien: congestie op de ring en in de stad, knelpunten op het gebied van veiligheid en leefbaarheid. Alle aan transport gerelateerde problemen komen voor. En dat geldt niet alleen voor Rotterdam, maar voor heel veel steden in Nederland. Natuurlijk is er beleid en worden er maatregelen genomen om de kwalijke effecten van verkeer en vervoer tegen te gaan, maar met de huidige economische ontwikkeling is het […]

Project management congress 2019 Delft University of Technology and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Netherlands Chapter are delighted to invite you to participate in the international Project Management Congress “ADAPT or DIE” on Thursday 11 April and Friday 12 April 2019. Research meets Practice: Project Management 3.0. Project management today is based on data, insights and experience in the field, but the nexus of successful projects is skilled people.  How improve the connection between Industry, Academia, and Professional organizations to address the skills gap of the future?  Will our workforce of the future be ready for the challenges ahead? It’s time to build bridges between these disciplines.  But we intend to go further,  the requirements of projects are changing.  Business is now looking at different models and approaches to execution, and new metrics to test success.  Our goal is to bring the discussion into business outcomes, beyond project processes, to get to the real value of projects to all of us.

The objectives of the course is to compare between traditional operations and service planning, including scheduling procedures, and new approaches, and to deal with and find solutions to persistent and realistic public transport problems. This course covers public transport planning topics identified as priorities for learning by participants in previous courses. This course covers public transport planning topics identified as priorities for learning by participants in previous courses. They are designed to be relevant to all conventional and emerging public transport modes including bus, tram, rail and on-demand services.

The conference aims at bringing together scientists, engineers, and practitioners active in the field of fluvial hydraulics and river morphology. Attention will be paid to the generic conference themes: – River hydrodynamics, – River morphology and sediment transport, – River engineering and restoration, – Hydraulic structures, whereas the conference provides also room for special topics such as: – Rivers in urbanized and urbanizing areas, – River management, flood risk, and navigation, – Building with nature, ecology, restoration, nature-based solutions, – Water quality, pollutant dynamics, debris flow, plastic waste, – Data, novel measurement techniques, satellite observations, citizen science, – Climate change, extreme events, long-term developments.