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Berenike Masing wins 2nd Prize at IAROR Young Railway Operations Research Award

The International Association of Railway Operations Research stimulates innovative theoretical approaches, high-tech concepts, new technological developments and dynamic decision support systems that contribute to a higher flexibility, performance and punctuality of trains. To this purpose, IAROR organizes the biannual International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (ICROMA). This year, the 10th ICROMA (RailBelgrade 2023) was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on April 25-28, 2023. From 145 presented papers, the IAROR Board and the Scientific Advisory Committee of RailBelgrade 2023 selected three winners of the Young Railway Operations Research Award:

  1. Marta Leonina Tessitore for her paper “On the fragility of a train timetable”, with co-authors Giorgio Sartor, Marcella Samà, Carlo Mannino and Dario Pacciarelli
  2. Berenike Masing for her paper “Periodic timetabling with integrated track choice for railway construction sites”, with co-authors Niels Lindner and Christian Liebchen
  3. Alex Cunillera for his paper “Coasting advice based on the analytical solutions of the train motion model”, with co-authors Harm Jonker, Gerben Scheepmaker, Wilbert Bogers and Rob Goverde


The photo shows Berenike Masing receiving the 2nd prize from Rob Goverde.

Link to IAROR Young Railway Operations Research Award: RailBelgrade2023 | Young Railway Operations Research Award (
Link to paper: urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-88626