The Rail CCTV Conference is the only event to focus directly on the issues facing transport groups and rail authorities.

It will deal head on with the problems they face in making trains and stations more secure and in developing new cost-saving systems to capitalise on the emerging generation of IP cameras.

Train operators and administrators from across Europe will present their latest innovations and freely discuss the problems they have faced as they install and upgrade CCTV services, designed to ensure greater passengers safety and, increasingly to cut train and station operating costs.

This year’s conference will have a very high proportion of train companies speaking. This is to ensure that the audience can hear directly from those involved. This is no mere collection of sales pitches from suppliers.

The key transport groups, rail administrators, politicians and industry experts will gather together from across Europe and the rest of the world to discuss the developments in this crucial sector.

To reserve your place at this year’s conference, simply click on the booking link above, or e-mail [email protected] Tickets are selling fast and places are extremely limited, so we would ask you to book early.

As ever, Rail CCTV Conference 2011 will provide some great networking opportunities and there are some sponsorship opportunities still available.

For more information on these, and on our other events throughout the year, please contact [email protected]

What they said about previous BWCS conferences:

“The BWCS Conferences manage to get to the heart of the issues, we heard from other train companies themselves about the many difficulties they had faced and they spoke freely about how they were able to overcome them, or not, as the case may be. This is really invaluable information and the whole event was conducted by the BWCS team in a relaxed but intelligent style.” Major US Train Operator

“Great networking opportunity – we seldom get a chance to meet and talk one to one with these guys who are tasked with putting the systems like 2captcha Review into practice or who control the purse strings. So finding out who they are, and what their concerns really are, is very useful indeed.” European CCTV Supplier

Companies and organisations presenting at Rail CCTV 2011 will include:

The Association of Train Operating Companies (UK)
Barcelona Metro
European Commission (Director General, Mobility and Transport)
Firetide (USA)
First Capital Connect
Home Office Science Department – Centre for Applied Science and Technology
London Overground Rail Operations
London Underground, Transport for London
Network Rail
Northern Rail
ProRail (Netherlands)
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB
UITP Security Commission
Wiener Linien, Metro Operator
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Session One

8.45 Registration and Coffee

9.15 Opening Speech – Welcome from BWCS

9.30 Recent European Rail Security Policy Developments and the Role of CCTVIvan Sørensen, European Commission, Directorate General, Mobility and Transport

10.00 Getting Best Value from RailCCTV and Future DevelopmentsAndy Odell, Police and SecurityLiaison Officer at the Association of Train Operating Companies, UK

10.30-10.45 Coffee

10.45 Real-time Wireless CCTV forTransportation: Seoul Subwayand Mumbai Metro• Networking problems and solutions• Lessons learned• Future applicationsLuigi Portaluri, Vice President EMEA, Firetide, Inc.

11.15 Automating a 150 Year OldMetro

The Vision• The need for Train CCTV• Supporting Communication Services• Access to Wireless SpectrumIan Hart, Professional Head of Telecommunications Engineering, London Underground, Transport for London

11.45 The Current and Future Role of CCTV on Swiss TrainsHans Peter Blaser, Head of Video Surveillance on Trains, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)

12.15 Panel Session – Where WillCCTV on Trains go in the future?• Driverless Trains• Instant Image Interrogation• Wireless Backhaul

12.45-2.00 LunchSession Two

2.00 CCTV the Northern Way• Northern Rail – the Largest Train Operator in the UK and significant challenges.

Inheriting obsolete CCTV equipment and poor mainte nance standards and the challenge for the Crime Management Team• Innovation and creativity and some unique rail CCTV solutions • The recently launched mobile CCTV unitMartyn Guiver, Head of Crime Management, Northern Rail

2.30 The Effective Use of CCTV as aSafety Tool• The role that CCTV plays in improving safety performance• Applications of station and on-train equipmentContinued… • Benefits and problems: LOROL’s experienceSimon Ward, Head of Safety Quality & Environment, London Overground Rail Operations

3.00 Speed Networking – and coffee

3.45 Real World Performance of Train-to-Track Wireless Video Transmission Systems: Operational Application Examples and the Benefits of Emerging TechnologyMark Marriage, CTO, COE

4.15 The Future for on-Train Security and CCTV Services• Market Trends and Challenges• Keep customer needs• Interdependent System IntegrationAlain Attias, Product Manager for on-board CCTV, Alstom

4.45 Design Criteria for CCTV Systemsin Railways environment – casestudy: The Israel RailwaysENG. Joseph Gordon, President of G. Team Security

5.20 Closing remarks BWCS

5.30 Cocktails

Day 2 November 17th

Session Three

9.15 BWCS Welcome

9.30 CCTV: Aspects and Experiences of Public Transport Operators• CCTV as a Security measure• Role of CCTV within Operational and Security context• Lifecycle of CCTV • A Vision for the futureThomas Kritzer, Deputy Head, Department Metro Operations, WienerLinien, Austria, Chair UITP Security Commission

10.00 Embedded CCTV in a Global CCTVSystem • RATP and current CCTV use: security and traffic regulation • The rise of video analysis and future plans • Problems of high intensity passenger traffic, and quality of images• Difficulty of getting live images from the trains• RATP and future researchJean-Luc Planchet, Head of Researchand Innovation, RATP, France

10.30 -10.45 Coffee

10.45 Rail CCTV Developments in the Netherlands and Europe• Establishing the right procedures in rail CCTV services• Keeping the different partners happy• Using the system correctly • Rights and responsibilitiesPeter Prak, Security Programme Manager, ProRail, Netherlands

11.15 Surveillance CCTV Systems at Stations and Network Rail Premises • The existing application of surveillance CCTV systems on NR infrastructure.

Moving from analogue CCTV systems to IP based CCTV systems• Ensuring equipment is fit for purpose on Network Rail infrastructureMatthew Jewitt, Senior Technology Engineer (SISS & CCTV), Network Rail

11.45 Proactive Monitoring of CCTV • The benefits of proactive monitoring • How First Capital Connect does this• Examples of successTony Holland, Crime Prevention Manager, First Capital Connect

12.15 Panel Session – Future SecurityRequirements of CCTV SystemsOlympic CCTV developmentsSoftware developments

12.45-1.45 LunchSession Four

2.00 The Future for CCTV and On-trainApplications• The importance of backhaul to CCTV• Current solutions• Future plansMartin Bergek, Icomera

2.30 Rail CCTV – Defeating Crime andTerrorismPaul Crowther, Deputy Chief Constable, British Transport PoliceBarcelona Metro*

3.00 – 3.35 Coffee

3.35 Man Versus Machine: Assessing the Relative Performance of Automated Analytics Against Human Operators• The latest developments from the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology• Thermal imagery and other non- visible band detection systems•

New initiatives on adding video analytics capability as part of a security solution – compared to human operators alone Dr Kingsley Sage, Centre for AppliedScience and Technology, Home Office Science

4.05 Overview of the recently published Rail CCTV StandardDave Gorshkov , Chair of the Transport CCTV