Innovation in Locomotives
Dr. Andrea Mazzone

Innovation Manager and R&D coordinator Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation

Dr. Mazzone finished the studies in electrical engineering and earned a PhD title at the ETH Zürich. Since 2005 he has been working for Bombardier Transportation in various positions in the product development team concluding with a role of System Lead Engineer. In 2008 he was appointed as Innovation Manager and in 2014 as Innovation Manager and R&D coordinator for the whole Business Unit Locomotives. He is currently also coordinating some Shift2Rail projects.


SMART: a novel on-board integrated multi-sensor long-range obstacle detection system for railways
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Danijela Ristić-Durrant

Postdoctoral researcher and Lecturer at Institute of Automation (IAT), University of Bremen

received the M.Sc. degree in automatic control and robotics from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia in 1998 and her PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Bremen in 2007. Since her PhD, she has continued at the University of Bremen as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer. Since July 2016 she has also held the title of Associate Professor for the field of automatic control and robotics in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Niš, Serbia. Her current research interests include sensor-based environment perception for robotic and autonomous systems. She has co-authored one university book, one book chapter and numerous journals and conference articles. She was researcher and project manager of the FP7 EU-funded project CORBYS and the coordinator of several bilateral projects in the field of robot vision. Currently, Prof. Ristić-Durrant is the coordinator of the Shift2Rail project SMART-SMart Automation of Rail Transport.


The Challenges of Restructuring Process of European and Serbian Railways
Prof. Dr. Branislav Bošković

Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade

finished studies in transport and traffic engineering and earned a PhD title at the University of Belgrade. Since 2004 he is working at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade. In position Assistant Minister for Railway Transport (2002-2005) prof. Boskovic was responsible for Railway sector in Serbia. He was also responsible for establishing of the Directorate for Railways and during 4 years served as the manager of Sector for railway market regulation. He was the chief of many workings groups for drafting bylaws (more than 20) in railway sector especially in transposition and implementation EU legislative in Serbian railway legislative. He has regional professional experience as railway expert in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.