A Proposal for Smarter Railway Maintenance



In contrast to many other technological areas that benefit from open and flexible tools and platforms, existing smart railway maintenance systems typically rely on closed, tailor-made, non-standard solutions that are a major obstacle to service integration, software components reuse, compatibility between different system modules potentially from different vendors, resource orchestration, and overall programmability. In this paper we propose an evolution of current smart railway maintenance systems, which can be the basis for all of the mentioned features. We then explore the proposed concept in a proof-of-concept implementation over a cloud environment and obtain some preliminary results that point to the adequateness of the proposal.


Smart Railway Maintenance, Context-Aware Internet-of-Things, Railway Communications, Software-Defined Railway Monitorization

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(TBP) 2020

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