8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Congress Registration | Level 4, Roselle Junior

9:00 am - 11:45 am

World Cities Summit Opening Plenary, In-conversation and Opening Ceremony (by invitation only)

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit SITCE Exhibition • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

SITCE Lunch | Sponsored by Samsung • Roselle/Peony Junior Bayview Foyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

SITCE Opening Ceremony (by invitation only) • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Welcome Addresses
Keynote Speech: The digital transformation of Deutsche Bahn
Keynote Speech: The many facets of digital passenger rail
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

SITCE VIP Exhibition Tour • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception Welcome Reception | Sponsored by China Railway Tunnel Group Co. Ltd (Singapore Branch) • Chijmes

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Congress Registration | Level 4, Roselle Junior

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Plenary session: Setting the scene. What is at stake? • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Digital technologies are already there and have the potential to deliver a revolutionary impact on rail transportation. However there is more than just technologies: a new eco-system needs inventing whilst not forgetting lessons from the past.

Session Chair
How to solve individual mobility needs and steer a sustainable mobility market? Rather than selling railway tickets?
Governance and regulatory framework for urban rail – In search of effectiveness
Future rail-based transit in an AV age - Learnings from the past and governance challenges for a civil society
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit SITCE Exhibition • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Parallel session 1: Full automatic operation today, autonomous trains tomorrow? • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Fully Automated Operation offers a glimpse into the future of metros, as the current state-of-the art. However how can the concept of digital metros be further exploited beyond train movements?

Session Chair
Keynote Speech - Beyond Automation: benefits and challenges of autonomous metro
Panel Discussion

Parallel session 2: Condition-based infrastructure maintenance • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

The impact of digitalistion, big data, IoT etc will be a massive game-change on all asset maintenance activities: real health status of fixed asset classes will be better understood and monitored to optimize availability and costs.

Session Chair
SCADA, drones and new maintenance techniques: What 6 metros are doing? How do they prepare?
How BIM will revolutionise fixed asset maintenance
Big data and IoT for smarter fixed asset maintenance and optimised ROI

Parallel session 3: Mobility as a service/MaaS: New grail? Fad? Paradigm • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom shift?

MaaS or integrated mobility platforms provide registration, information, booking, payment, and ticketing/billing for the use of all available urban mobility services, but how can traditional urban rail mesh in this web of intertwined relations and continue guarantee freedom of mobility?

Session Chair
The role of rail in a MaaS ecosystem
Boosting travel experience and operation excellence with big data
A model to rate “Mobility as a service” apps
European New Electric Scooter Sharing Model
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

SITCE Lunch | Sponsored by GS E&C Corporation • Roselle/Peony Junior Bayview Foyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Parallel session 4: LRT, when rail meets the city • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Street-level Light Rail Transit has been tremendously successful in Europe and North America in the last 30 years. It is now starting to find its role in Asian cities. The session will review the next evolution stages of this unrivalled “city-shaper”.

Session Chair
What digitalisation brings to Light Rail passengers and operators
Digitalisation, a way to improve urban rail and ensure sustainable quality of life in Cologne
Designing tram tracks using BIM technology
Innovation and practice on LRT accident analysis and preventive technical measures

Parallel session 5: Safety remains priority #1 in digital era • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

Digitalisation offer many benefits, especially for safety-critical railway functions. But rail systems, however automated they get, will never do without human intervention and it is important to keep staff competence and work practice abreast of technologies.

Session Chair
50 years of safety-related human factors with increased automation in Paris
Turning abandoned underground assets for training purposes
Fast detection and intervention with advanced security solution
Applying Innovation in Railway Safety

Parallel session 6: Customer Service 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0... what matters is excellence! • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

If there is a visible area of digitalisation in rail, it is the customer service practice: web, mobile app, social media… But tools only serve a properly thought new customer relation strategy. What does it take to enter the digital age?

Session Chair
Rail Gen 2.0: a New Customer Experience
Driving Customer service quality and employee empowerment in the digital-age
SMRT Commuter Engagement – Making Commuting More Joyful and Inclusive
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Parallel session 7: Looking into the most precious asset: Human resources, talent, skills and generation challenges • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

The success of any public transport company depends on its ability to meet its human resources challenges. Attracting and keeping talents, managing a diverse and multi-generation workforce, investing in digitalisation to enhance the employee experience are the drivers of today’s performance and customers’ satisfaction.

Session Chair
Keynote - Digitalisation and employee experience
Panel Discussion

Parallel session 8: Condition-based rolling stock maintenance • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

The impact of digitalistion will be a massive game-change on rolling stock maintenance: New generation of trains can constantly self-check their health status and assign maintenance duties. How can the tremendous productivity gains of big data be aligned with a new working organisation?

Session Chair
Automatic Vehicle Inspection System (AVIS) at rail depot
Singapore Journey to 1 Million MKBF: Better rail reliability through strategy formulation, automation and technology adoption
Maximising Value through Integrated Asset Condition Data
Application of Prognostic Health Management (PHM) Technology in Subway Train

Parallel session 9: Innovative infrastructure construction • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

Urban rail infrastructure are complex and capital intensive projects. How can novel construction techniques, supported by digitalisation, help controlling or even cutting capex?

Session Chair
Development of TEMS - Tunnelling and Excavation Monitoring System
Use of Trenchless Technologies and Methods in Singapore’s Thomson East Coast Line MRT Construction
Construction, machine manufacture and project cases of large-diameter shield machine
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Industry Night at City Solutions Singapore Expo (by invitation only)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Launch of UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 • L1-W10, Hall C, Level 1

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Congress Registration | Level 4, Roselle Junior

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Parallel session 10: The benefits of digitalisation for rail security - and its (cyber)-challenges • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

(Cyber)-security is among the top challenges of digitalisation. With IoT, software and/or data exchange are found in virtually any piece of equipment, be it fixed or mobile. Rail systems have thousands of “access gates” for intruders that need to be properly recognised and protected.

Session Chair
Smart video for railways: the advent of Artificial Intelligence
Railway Systems - How to deal with cyber threats?
Keeping railway system one step ahead of potential cyber attacks
Fostering a cybersecurity mindset

Parallel session 11: Singapore rail expertise • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

With unparalleled rail development in rail system design, construction, operations, maintenance, and more recently an emphasis on digitalisation and total asset management, Singapore rail community acquired extensive expertise.

Session Chair
Innovative construction
Holistic approach to asset replacement
Implementation of an Automatic Track Inspection (ATI) System in an Operational Environment
Improving Rail Asset Performance - Leveraging on Asset Management, Technology and Information

Parallel session 12: Making rail even more energy-efficient • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

Energy is often grasped from the climate change perspective, but it is also a major cost driver, representing 15 to 20% of railways operation expenditures. Therefore, all options for smart energy use or savings have to be explored and exploited.

Session Chair
Exploring all possibilities for energy savings at Metro São Paulo
New battery solutions for railway systems
Energy Recovery at Wiener Linien - a Valuable Contribution to Climate Protection
The energy saving technology study based on flexible train formation for urban rail transit
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit SITCE Exhibition • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Parallel session 13: Operators’ experience in digital transformation • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

Digital transformation of customer care, operation and business processes will not be implemented overnight. Much has already been done, but much more needs inventing, and available solutions and approaches are still piecemeal. This session will take stock of available operators’ return of experience.

Session Chair
Digital transformation of Seoul Metro
Customer-centric challenges of digital technologies for railways
OPERACENTER® - A performance and satisfaction monitoring tool

Parallel session 14: Obsolescence management and rolling stock life extension • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

Rail equipment and rolling stock are in principle designed for long life cycles exceeding 10-15 years. With increased features and complexity, many parts and components need replacing/repairing beyond their specific “expiry dates”. How to ensure a proper management of obsolescence and the operability of equipment for the planned use life?

Session Chair
Capitalising on Special Ruggerdised Platform Maintenance Capability for Rolling Stock eCard Obsolescence Management
How to Extend the Lifecycle of Rolling Stock?
Challenges and Solutions for Re-signalling a CBTC WLAN radio System

Parallel session 15: Artificial Intelligence in Railways and Beyond • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Change keeps accelerating. Today, we are entering into Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is also considered to be the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era. The combination of digitalisation, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data are causing ‘data explosion’, and subsequently the use of AI is becoming increasingly essential in public transport sector, especially in railways, to effectively and efficiently cultivate the billions of data points generated each year.

This session will present the latest findings of UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence’s (AP CTE) study on ‘Artificial Intelligence in Mass Public Transport’ , and a diverse panel of experts to discuss how is AI shaping the railway industry and the overall public transport systems. 

Session Chair
Artificial Intelligence in Mass Public Transport
Panel Discussion
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

SITCE Lunch | Sponsored by K-Inc, L&M and Huey Tian • Roselle/Peony Junior Bayview Foyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Parallel session 16: Impact of Railway on Regional Connectivity and Economy • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

Session Chair
Railways and its interfaces to the city and the local mobility system
Urbanisation and its challenges on local and regional rail connectivity and ecconomy

Parallel session 17: Life-cycle asset management for better availability at optimised cost • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

The full deployment of digitalisation and Internet of Things to the public transport system, sub-systems, and components pave the way for a zero failure (rail) system.

Session Chair
Leveraging the digital transformation for risk-based maintenance and asset management
Denver Transit Operators’ integrated transit operations planning system
Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) for modern integrated metro

Parallel session 18: When data adds value to your service delivery • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Digitalisation is made possible through the high speed processing of big data analytics. Data is the new gold dust, however it takes more intelligence to turn data into relevant added value information.

Session Chair
ICT help raise passenger convenience in railways
Total System Capability through Digitisation - Organisation, Assets & People
Better service through smart use of data across project design, implementation and operation
Better Rush-hour operation with Effective Guidance of passenger flows
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Congress conclusions and Key Take-aways • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

4:15 pm - 5:05 pm

Plenary CEO discussion: Making digital urban rail a success story • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

Launch of book: Integrated land use and transport planning • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

ITS 2019 World Congress 2019 • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gala Dinner at PARKROYAL on Pickering, William Pickering Ballroom (separate paid event), shuttle service 6.00-6.45pm (15-min interval)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Technical Visits (separate paid event, shuttle will be provided)

Please see here for more information on the Technical Visits.