Big Data Conference

“Big Data” in Railroad Maintenance Planning
2024 Conference

December 11-12, 2024

Trabant Theater, Trabant Student Center,
17 West Main Street, Newark, DE, 19716

Conference Agenda

Call for Abstracts will open in the spring.

Converting the Mountain of Data Collected by Railway Systems
into Effective Maintenance Planning Information with a Focus on
Railway Needs and Practical Applications

This conference is organized by the University of Delaware’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, Big Data Center, and the College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

About the Conference

Modern Railways are making increasing use of new generation inspection and operating technology to obtain more and more data on the condition of the track, equipment, and operations. This extensive amount of data, which includes data of increasing complexity as well as volume, has led to a condition known as “Big Data”, where the volume of data is such that traditional analysis techniques are no longer viable to efficiently make use of all of this large volume of data. Thus, important information is often buried in this “mountain” of data.  Since railways need to convert this data into useable information to help them plan their maintenance and capital programs as well as their ongoing operations, there is a need for the application of new and improved analysis techniques to make this conversion from data into information. One such area of improved data analysis is the use of “Big Data” or Data Analytics with its associated statistical analysis techniques which is the focus of this conference.

Location & Parking

Trabant Theater in the Trabant University Center
17 West Main Street in Newark, Delaware 19716.

Hourly parking is available in the Trabant Garage adjacent to the building.

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2023 Platinum Sponsors

Lorem Technologies

2023 Gold Sponsors

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