Project Team 0302 – Transmodel Update Project Team

Following the acceptance by the European Commission of a proposal from CEN, funding has been granted for a team of experts, to update the Public Transport Reference Data Model (EN12896) known also as Transmodel.

The structure of the project team is as follows:

Kasia Bourée (France)

Kasia Bourée (France)

Project Leader

She is acting as the coordinator of the Project Team 0302 in charge of the update of EN12896 (Public Transport Reference Data Model - Transmodel). She is piloting CEN TC278 WG3 subgroup 4 dedicated to Public Transport Data Models and member of several working groups within CEN and ISO.

Her education is mainly scientific: MSc in Mathematics & Physics (study at ETH and University of Zurich, Switzerland), she post-graduated in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) at the University of Marseilles (France).

Her experience in software houses brought her to lead European projects dedicated to Public Transport information systems and to European data standards. In particular, she was one of the key members of the team which initiated Transmodel (see also kasia.bouree.fr).

Ulf Bjersing (Sweden)

Ulf Bjersing (Sweden)

Main Data Modeller

Ulf has the role of Data Modeller 1 in the project team PT0302. He has a long experience working with data modelling and system integration in the public transport sector and has actively contributed to the development of several Transmodel based exchange protocols.

Ulf has a Master of Science degree from Chalmers University of Technology. He won the InformNorden IT-award of 2015.

Nicholas Knowles (UK)

Nicholas Knowles (UK)

Main Data Modeller

Nick is lead modeller on the Part 5 (Fares) and Part 6 (Passenger Information) modules of the PT0302 project. Nick is a graduate of Cambridge University with long experience of Software modelling. He has worked in the Intelligent Transport area since 2000, when he founded Kizoom, a pioneer of mobile travel information for the internet, developing the UK’s first mobile real time applications, and contributed to the UK’s Transport Direct project.

Nick developed the XML schemas for the UK NaPTAN and TransXChange standards, as well as the CEN SIRI, IFOPT and NeTEx schemas

Andrej Tibaut (Slovenia)

Andrej Tibaut (Slovenia)

Assistant Data Modeller

In the Project Team 0302 team he covers the roles of Data Modeller 2 (assistant) and Data Modeller 4 (assistant). He has been involved in CEN standardisation since 2012 as a member of CEN TC278 WG3 SG4 (Transmodel), CEN TC278 WG3 SG8 (Distributed Journey Planning Open API), CEN TC278 WG3 SG9 (NeTEx) and CEN TC278 WG3 SG10 (OpRa).

He is Head of the Chair of Construction and Transportation Informatics at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture, Slovenia (http://fgpa.um.si). He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Maribor and has since then been involved in (inter)national projects focusing on education and research in construction and transportation informatics: building information modelling, knowledge engineering, digital interoperability.

He also obtained professional experience as Head of the research group in an engineering and design consultancy company. A complete list of his bibliography can be found here.

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Fabrizio Arneodo (Italy)

Fabrizio Arneodo (Italy)

Assistant Data Modeller & Dissemination Manager

In the PT0302 team of experts, he covers the Data Modeller 4 (assistant) and Dissemination Manager roles. He received a degree in Computer Science, Methodologies and Theoretical basis specialization, from University of Turin (Italy).

He has been active in the Telecommunication domain for 10 years and since 2008 works on Intelligent Transport Systems one. His international experience includes involvement in programs and consultancy in Europe, India, Malaysia and Myanmar.

He deal with standardization activities since 2010 at European and Italian national levels, with particular focus on ITS for Public Transport.

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Christophe Duquesne (France)

Christophe Duquesne (France)

Data Model Administrator

In the PT0302 expert team, he has the role of Data Model Administrator. He is an expert in passenger information systems and standardisation for public transport and has extensive experience of software engineering, design and management. As founder and CEO of Dryade (2000-2011) he has specialist expertise in transport data and transport related applications since 1991.

He is leading the French standardization group in charge of passenger information for public transport and is widely involved in CEN: he is in charge of the TC278/WG3/SG9 subgroup (NeTEx), technical representative for France in TC278/WG3/SG7 (SIRI).

He is also contributing to several other standards mainly Transmodel, OpRa, TRIDENT and NEPTUNE. As convenor and expert of NeTEx he has also been involved in actions with rail stakeholders such as UIC and ERA.

Stuart Reynolds (UK)

Stuart Reynolds (UK)

Editor

In the PT0302 team of experts, Stuart is undertaking the role of Editor. He has been involved with transport and telematics for over 22 years, initially in highway monitoring and control systems, with the last 16 specifically in the field of public transport information.

He has been involved with the UK open data standards NaPTAN, for stops, and TransXChange, for timetable data, (see British Implementation pages) since their inception in 2003, has worked extensively with the UK’s distributed journey planning standard, JourneyWeb, and was the UK’s first user of the European Technical Standard NeTEx which was used to create venue data for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He is currently the Public Transport Information Data Standards Advisor for the UK Department of Transport.

The team is taking into account a number of extension requests and has undertaken also the task to check the coherence of the conceptual data model - Transmodel - with the implementation standards NeTEx, SIRI, Open Journey Planner and OpRa, a (planned) standard concerning Operational Raw Data. Inputs provided by Interoperable Fare Mangement (IFM), Account -based Ticketing, Full Service Model (FSM), UIC are also relevant information to be taken into account.
The work is scheduled for the time period 1 August 2016 to 30 September 2019.
Drafts of the updated Transmodel (Parts 4 to 9) will be available already by August 2018.