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05 April 2017 - Day 1



Session 1: The future of road business - a public-private enterprise embracing infrastructure and vehicles   

Moderator: Thierry Goger - FEHRL Secretary General


Introduction to the conference

Thierry Goger,  FEHRL Secretary-General


SERRP - New FEHRL Strategic European Road and Cross-modal Research and Implementation plan

Maria Lurdes Antunes, FEHRL Vice-President  




EC address (current WP and next framework programme


Robert Missen, European Commission-DG Move  


CEDR address new strategic plan

Jorge Urrecho Corrales, CEDR President 


PIARC address

Claude Van Rooten, PIARC President


ERTRAC address

Stephan Neugebauer , ERTRAC President   


ECTP address


Miguel Segarra ECTP- Vice-President, Chair of the Infrastructure &  Mobility Committee



Session 2: Strategy view - the need to go beyond the borders of the transport modes                                                         Moderator: Audrius Vaitkus, FEHRL Executive Committee Chairman


Introduction of the session



ALICE - Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe

Thierry Goger, FEHRL



Fernando Liesa , ETP-ALICE


SETRIS - To deliver a cohesive and coordinated approach to research and innovation strategies for all transport modes in Europe.

Mark Robinson,  Newcastle University, ECTRI President




FOX - Forever Open infrastructure across all transport modes: What are our future intermodal research needs for transport infrastructures?

Ursula Blume, BASt


12:15 – 13:30  

Session 3: Final event of REFINET & USE-iT                                                                                                                               Moderator: Adewole Adesiyun, FEHRL deputy Secretary-General

 13.30 Final Conference of REFINET


  Opening of the conference

Jesús Rodriguez, PTEC

  A multi-modal transport infrastructures approach. Alain Zali, CSTB
  Best practices and technologies. Savina Carluccio, ARUP
  Research and innovation priorities for multimodal transport infrastructures. Jesús Isoird, Tecnalia
Recommendations for mobilising R&I programs in transport infrastructure.  Lesson learnt from a case study.
Clemente Fuggini, , D'Appolonia

Closing remarks.

Miguel Segarra, Dragados




Final Conference USE-iT      


  Opening of USE-iT conference & executive summary 

Thierry Goger,  FEHRL

  Recommendations for R&D&I in Safety and Security  Isabela Erdelean , AIT 
  Recommendations for R&D&I in Energy  and Carbon  Sarah Reeves, TRL 
  Recommendations for R&D&I in User Information  Ewa Zofka, IBDIM
  Building on these achievement to create a fully integrated transport infrastructure  Martin Lamb, TRL


Closing remarks 

Thierry Goger, FEHRL


   17:45 COCKTAIL




06 April 2017 - Day 2


 08:15 Welcome 

Session 4:  Automated connected vehicles, car-sharing and electrification: How to tackle the imminent disruption to mobility their combined deployment will bring?



Introduction to the day

Thierry Goger, FEHRL  

Round table:
Moderated by

Gerald Waldron,

FEHRL Vice-President      


Cristina Marolda, European Commission, DG Move
Steve Phillips, CEDR
Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni, ERTRAC- Valeo, France
Michael F. Trentacoste, FEHRL- FHWA, USA
Patrik Akerman, Siemens, Germany

Serge Van Dam, Rijkswaterstaat, the Netherlands



Session 5: Resilience   
Moderator: Gina Ytteborg - FEHRL Executive Committee Member




The Forever Open Road, 2017 update of the Resilient Road Roadmap

Martin Lamb, FEHRL Programme Manager
The international dimensions of FOX, USE-iT, SETRIS, REFINET and key findings on the 2016 Asian Scanning Tour on Infrastructure Resilience

Caroline Evans, ARRB 


European Resilience Management Guidelines applicable for any kind of Critical Infrastructure and specified for the Urban Transport System.

Lila Gaitanidou, CERTH  


Common position paper on CO2
Road pavement industries highlight huge co2 savings offered by maintaining and upgrading roads

Karl Downey, EUPAVE
Carsten Karcher, EAPA


Session 6: Safety
Moderator: Mandred Haider - FEHRL Research Coordinators Chair




Establishment of a common enhanced approach to road infrastructure and tunnel safety management


Carlo Polidori, AIPSS

CEDR Call 2013 Safety 
CEDR Call 2013 Safety – highlights from PRACT, EUSight and ESRET
Francesca la Torre, University of Florence

CEDR Road Safety challenges and position paper

Herman Moning, Rijkswaterstaat
CEDR chair for WG Road Safety



Session 7: Skill and knowledge transfer
Moderator: Evangelos Bekiaris, CERTH/HIT





Future trends in transport systems and their job impact assessment, stakeholders interaction -draft agenda  


  General presentation of SKILLFUL Project Adewole Adesiyun , FEHRL
  Future trends in the European transportation system Evangelos Bekiaris, CERTH/HIT
  Feedback from stakeholders through interactive session Facilitators: SKILLFUL Partners
  Summary of results - Wrap up                      Evangelos Bekiaris, CERTH/HIT
17:10 Adjourn & Wrap up of the day Thierry Goger, FEHRL, Secretary-General


07 April 2017 - Day 3



08:45 Welcome 



Session 8: INFRAVATION    
Moderator: Peter Wilbers, Rijkswaterstaat                                 



Introduction to the day 








Programme to develop cost-effective advanced systems, materials and techniques in road infrastructure construction and maintenance, including repair, retrofitting and revamping.

Peter Wilbers,Rijkwaterstaat                                    



Enhancing concrete life in infrastructure through phase-change Systems

Edurne Erkizia ,Tecnalia

Innovation in bio-recycling of old asphalt pavements

Emmanuel Chailleux,IFSTTAR



Session 9: Asset management
Moderator: Migle Paliukaite - FEHRL Project officer




Risk based approaches for asset integrity multimodal transport infrastructure management

Maria Zalbide, Tecnalia




First ever common European asset management framework approach that enables consistent and coherent cross-asset, cross-modal and cross border decision making.


Ruud Smit, RWS




CEDR programme on Asset Management & Maintenance
Tom Casey, Transport Infrastructure Ireland



Session 10: Inspiration & maintenance
Moderator: Agnès Jullien, FEHRL Executive Committee member





New maintenance techniques that will enhance bridge performance

Konstantinos Loupos , ICCS



Measurement and Management of Road Equipment

Leif Sjögren, VTI




Prototype of an innovative, intelligent, aerial robotic system for the in-depth structural inspection of reinforced concrete bridges.

Philippe Crobocinski
Airbus Defence & Space




Session 11: Mobility as a service & active modes
Moderateur: Claudia Ciuca - FEHRL project officer


Making active modes count in transport planning
Bernard Gyergyay,
MAASiFiE - CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme 2014 on Mobility & ITS
Aki Aapaoja, VTT
15:45 Wrap up of the day Thierry Goger, FEHRL, Secretary-General