Big Data Risk Analysis for Railway Safety

  • Coen Van Gulijk (Speaker)
  • Peter Hughes (Speaker)
  • Miguel Figueres Esteban (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Computer scientists are quite clear in their belief that the internet is coming of age. They have a firm belief that the enormous amounts of data floating around in the internet will unchain a management revolution of uncanny proportions. This revolution is referred to as ‘Big Data’. Yet,
to date, the potential benefit of this revolution is scantily investigated for safety and risk management of the railways. This work reports about an investigation how Big Data can contribute to safety systems for the GB railways. The experience that is gained also sheds light on Big Data as a driver for change in the railway industry as a whole.
Period31 May 2016
Event title11th World Congress on Railway Research: Research and Innovation from Today Towards 2050
Event typeConference
Conference number11
LocationMilan, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational