Under the motto "Visions and Trends in Train Detection", participants at the WDF 2015 can expect three days in Vienna packed with technical presentations, panel discussions and reports on proven and future technology focused on wheel detection and axle counting.

In addition, a range of networking events will frame the whole forum. All participants can chose from a selection of technical site visits on Friday. Against this background, the event provides possibilities for getting in touch with senior decision makers from all over the globe, as about 200 leading experts are awaited to join the event.

The following subject areas will form the focus of the Wheel Detection Forum 2015:

  • Visions and Trends in Train Detection
  • Communication over open Networks
  • High Availability
  • Level Crossing Solutions
  • Wheel Sensor Applications

Starting on Wednesday, 30 September, four keynote speakers will form a prelude to the following days:

  • Lars Dietrich, Transtec Gotthard Zürich, Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH – CH
  • Murat Yesiloglu, PhD, Istanbul Technical University – TR
  • Max Schubert, DB Netz AG – GER
  • Dwayne Allan, Wabtec Control Systems Pty Ltd – AUS

Aiming together for future safe train detection

The continuous aim of the Wheel Detection Forum is to develop the integration within the railway industry and to lift the evolution of train detection to the next level together with all interested persons.

Visitors can look forward to an international industry event focusing on axle counters and wheel detection systems. It offers the latest trends in signalling technology, a balanced mix of keynote speeches and practical sessions as well as technical lectures in an informal atmosphere.

The third Wheel Detection Forum has more than 15 speakers from various fields, particularly from research and development. These experts will offer valuable insights into highly topical knowledge. This should result in a viable platform as a basis for operators to enter into dialogue and exchange their experiences with system integrators, manufacturers, consultants and researchers as well as representatives from academies and professional associations.

Event Location & Technical Site Visits

The Wheel Detection Forum 2015 will take place at the conference hall and foyer of the Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace. Vienna’s newest hotel highlight stands right next to the "Technisches Museum" which will also be the location for the gala event on the second evening. This is a very special location for railway experts. Dinner will be served directly next to such precious exhibits like the court saloon carriage of Empress Elisabeth, which is more than 150 years old.

Furthermore, the technical site visits include the possibility to gain insights into historical and modern aspects of railway transport systems and components.

Participants of the WDF 2015 can choose to attend a technical visit of the Vienna Climate Wind Tunnel of Rail Tec Arsenal, to travel to the Remise Transport Museum by an old-timer tram or to take a deeper look into the new Vienna Central Station including a sightseeing tour of Vienna.

The facts at a glance

17 speakers from 10 countries with keynote presenters from Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, and Australia will provide valuable insights into highly topical knowledge.