Author Archives: Francesco Corman

Logistics at work! ICCL’15 – International Conference on Computational Logistics in Delft

After a year of planning, months of collecting emails, reading abstracts, drafting and reviewing papers, the 6th International Conference on Computational Logistics (supported by the Transport Institute) was finally held in Delft, September 22-26. More details at http://realtimelogistics.info/iccl/ That was … Continue reading

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Is my delayed train really going to be delayed?

Report from a best paper award winner with the paper “Stochastic prediction of train delays in real-time using Bayesian networks” by Pavle Kecman; Francesco Corman; Anders Peterson; Martin Joborn (TUDelft + Linkoping University, Sweden) at the Conference on Advanced systems … Continue reading

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Transport of water versus Transport over water

A comprehensive book over transport of water and transport over water has just been published by Springer, with the support of the TUDelft Transport Institute, and contributions from many scientists and researchers from different backgrounds within the Transport Institute and … Continue reading

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Up to a Challenge?

Have you ever thought that transportation problems are useless? In reality, real world has so many interesting problems, which can be solved by the techniques studied and developed within the Transport Institute! There are many open challenges, for which developing … Continue reading

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Is Benelux getting any smaller?

We all assume that developments in transport go towards better travel time, more direct connection, increased comfort and reliability.. Well, that’s not always the case. I am now referring to the Benelux train. In about 10 years of experiences with … Continue reading

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More delays as unavoidable effect of competition in railways?

I have been busy trying to reduce delays and delay propagation in railways for a long time now, so it looks quite surprising that somebody might want to increase delays instead. Well, that might be a result of a naive … Continue reading

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Will we finally have on time trains?

Train traffic has been always a source of complaints. I mean, trains that are too few. Or when they might have a decent frequency, they might be late. Or when they are on time, they might be too short. Or … Continue reading

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Huarong Zheng (Transport Engineering and Logistics/3ME/TU Delft) first prize winner at Rotterdam Smart Port Event

On October 2, 2014, the smart port event took place, sponsored by Port of Rotterdam and with no less than 32 contributions showcasing research results in port-related areas, from Groningen, Delft, Rotterdam, and various Belgian universities. Each contribution resulted in … Continue reading

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Inter Terminal Transport At Maasvlakte

To match the growth of container transportation (in the range of 10% in the last years), Port of Rotterdam expanded to a new area, Maasvlakte 2. This is a large area reclaimed from sea, for which construction works started in … Continue reading

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