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Railway Transport Planning and Management

Stefano de Luca

University of Salerno

Stefano de Luca acts as director of the “Transportation Systems Analysis” laboratory, delegate for Transport and Mobility, and for the Technological Transfer. He is a consultant for the Italian Ministry of Transportation, the Transport commission of Campania Region, and Salerno and Avellino Transportation Departments. Also, he is a member of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, the Italian Society of Transport Academicians, and the Italian Society of Transport Policy.

Co-editors:

Roberta Di Pace

University of Salerno

Chiara Fiori

University of Salerno

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Railway Transport Railway Planning Railway Management Railway Operation Railway Level Traffic Analysis Dispatching Train Control Passenger Demand Costumer Satisfaction Capacity Management

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Railways are the backbone of any transportation system, and essential element for environmental sustainability and the social equity of transport. Currently, railway engineering has to face different and complex challenges due to the growing travel demand, the new technologies, and new mobility paradigms that are significantly changing the "Railway world". Today, it is more important than ever to develop and test effective and efficient approaches to address and integrate technologies and infrastructures within the different issues such as planning, design, and management. All these issues require a clear knowledge on the existing technologies and robust theoretical frameworks, and should be supported by reliable and transferable validation tests.

This book aims at presenting a cutting-edge state of play on research and practice in light rail, metro, heavy, and high-speed railway systems. The authors are welcome to share the latest achievements in scientific research, technical innovation, and case studies in railway engineering, with respect to modern transport and mobility issues of both passengers and freight. Reviews, theoretical approaches, applications, and case studies can include, but are not limited to: transportation planning, analysis of passenger and freight railway transport, transport modelling, traffic analysis, economics and (transport) policy analysis, estimation of traffic demand and capacity, design of timetables, scheduling of trains and crews, dispatching, signalling, train control, automatic train operation, optimal use of rolling stock and energy, the quality of service for railway passengers and freight customers, capacity management, as well as management and safety of railway operations.
 

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Review results due: August 31st 2021

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Expected publication date: October 30th 2021

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Stefano de Luca

University of Salerno

Stefano de Luca is a full professor of Transportation Planning and Transportation Systems Theory in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Salerno, in Salerno, Italy. Currently he is director of the “Transportation Systems Analysis” laboratory, Rector’s delegate for Transport and Mobility, and Department’s delegate for the Technological Transfer. His research focus includes transportation planning techniques, choice modelling, signal settings design, traffic assignment models, and freight/passenger terminal simulation and optimization. He advises city, regional, and national governments on transportation planning issues, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Transportation Research part F, the Journal of Advanced Transportation and Sustainability. He has authored more than 100 book chapters and journal articles, and has coordinated several national and international projects. He is a consultant for the Italian Ministry of Transportation, the Transport commission of Campania Region, and Salerno and Avellino Transportation Departments. His main research interests include transportation planning techniques, travel demand modeling, users’ behavior modeling, signal settings design, traffic assignment models, and air transportation. He is a member of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, the Italian Society of Transport Academicians (SIDT), and the Italian Society of Transport Policy (SIPOTRA).

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