19 September 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00

Science Jam 27: Multi-layer dynamics in the Dutch railway network

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Leading researcher: Mark Dekker (Simulation of Complex Systems)


Disruptions in the railway system are a typical example of how individual local problems can lead to nation-wide problems. Using data of the Dutch line, rolling stock and crew schedules as provided in a collaboration with the Dutch Railways (NS) and ProRail, we look at how this so-called ‘delay propagation’ works and how a view of the system as a multi-layered network can help minimise this phenomenon. We define a model, from which we identify three vulnerability metrics to pinpoint weaknesses in the network and try to mimic the potential evolution of a large-scale disruption.

The lunch before the Science Jam is free for all the participants. Please register by Wednesday 18th September.


Start date and time
19 September 2019 12:00
End date and time
19 September 2019 13:00