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Full Agenda and Exhibitors Announced for ISP44 - Rail Infrastructure Monitoring

Title: Intelligent Sensing Programme 44: Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail Infrastructure.

Date: 05th July 2016

Location: National Rail Museum, York



Prognostics, Health Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance – smart maintenance - for infrastructure are vital not only in safety critical applications, but for many other sectors to give competitive advantage.  Ultimately, the objective is to provide timely actionable information to enable intelligent decisions – making for improved performance, safety, reliability, and maintainability. Aiming where possible for a move away from interval based maintenance to condition based maintenance.
Additionally, unnecessary, intrusive maintenance on infrastructure is a risky business. The removal of devices and testing can cause unintentional damage to equipment and infrastructure – and in hard to reach land difficult locations, can be a risk to human life. 
With the recent dedication to rail infrastructure investments by the UK Governement, this topic is increasingly relevant. With infrastructure elements consisting of bridges, embankments, fences, drainage, the challenges are vast.
There are many technological aspects to infrastructure monitoring. Whilst sensing and instrumentation provide part of the process, what role is there for robotics, embedded systems, satellite / UAV solutions, data analytics for effective, robust decision making?
Event Information: This event will bring together these communities to present on innovation advances in these topics. The ISP will as usual be held alongside a showcase of innovative technology. Topics to Explore: Remote Sensing, Embedded Sensing, Diagnostics, Big Data. 


Provisional Agenda

10:00 10:30 Registration and Exhibition
10:30 10:35 The Knowledge Transfer Network Welcome Mark Littlewood
10:35 10:40 Chariman Welcome TBC
10:40 11:05 Network Rail Network Rail Presentation Chris Rowley 
11:05 11:30 University of Cranfield  University of Cranfield Presentation Isidro Durazo Cardenas
11:30 11:55 Balfour Beatty Rail Balfour Beatty Rail Presentation David Buckley
11:55 12:20 Coffee, Networking and Exhibition
12:20 12:35 Innovate UK Funding Opportunities Myrddin Jones
12:35 13:00 Telespazio Vega UK Remote Monitoring Maria de Farago
13:00 13:25 Conekt APSCAM - A Novel Low-Cost Sensing for Monitoring Movement of Railway Earthworks and Other Infrastructure Roger Hazelden
13:25 14:25 Lunch, Networking and Exhibition
14:25 14:50 HS2 Ltd. HS2 Presentation Mark Morris
14:50 15:15 Humaware Post Measurement Processing for Dependable Data Kenneth Pipe
15:15 15:40 RSSB  RSSB Presentation Piraba Navaratnam
15:40 15:45 Chairman Close TBC
15:45 17:00 Close, Tour and Exhibition


About the ISP Series: 

The ISP events have been the highlight of the Sensors & Instrumentation calendar since the start of the Knowledge Transfer Networks in 2006 and the Faraday Partnerships that preceded them. The core strength of the ISP events is that they aim to showcase new sensing technologies irrespective of their core target markets. This focus on exciting, novel technologies and their applications sits firmly with the Knowledge Transfer Network's aim of encouraging interactions, which otherwise would not happen.


Register by clicking here or using the form below. Delegate (£30) 





Companies in Attendance

3-Sci Ltd.

BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines

Balfour Beatty Rail

Briton EMS


Combined Composite Technologies



Cranfield University


Digital Rail Lyd.


Exsel Dytecna Engineering Ltd.

Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd.

Highways England

High Speed 2


i3d Robotics Ltd.

Icon Polymer Group

Inductosense Ltd.

Innovate UK

Inspection Technologies Ltd

ITM Monitoring

Kirkton Associates

Knowledge Transfer Network

Leeds Beckett University

Multiple Access Communications

Network Rail

Newcastle University

NTTX Advisory Ltd.

Omnicom Engineering Ltd.





University of Sunderland

TBAT Innovation Ltd.

Telespazio Vega UK

Thales Group

University of York


Industries of Interest:

  • Rail and Infrastructure
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas
  • Defence
  • Space
  • Civil Infrastructure

Please contact matt.butchers@ktn-uk.org with questions and comments.

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