The Research Group Optimization - along with 11 other European universities
and the French Railway Company SCNF - takes part in the research project
ARRIVAL (Algorithms for Robust
and online Railway optimization: Improving the Validity and
reliAbility of Large scale systems) that is supported by the European
Commission in the course of the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development.
The project aims at better understanding and developing efficient solving methods
for complex optimization problems as present in the various planning steps in
railway transportation. The Research Group Optimization is engaged in the following
WP2: Robust Network and Line Planning
WP2 aims at developing robust network- and line-planning-algorithms.
WP5: Delay Management
WP 5 deals with delay management: If traffic operations are disrupted the disturbances
have to be reacted to by modifying the original time table accordingly.
The project was lauched in February 2006 and terminated in May 2009.