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PROTECTRAIL Call for demonstration
Deadline : 28 March 2014
Propose one or more innovative solutions and demonstrate their effectiveness in protecting railway assets against High Probability Low Impact (HPLI) security events
- 1. CONTEXT
- 2. HPLI TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED
- 3. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
- 4. BENEFITS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS
- 5. COSTS
- 6. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS
- 7. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
- 8. SELECTION PROCESS
- 9. PROTECTRAIL INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORK
- 10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPRS)
- 11. CONTACTS
- 12. ATTACHED DOCUMENTS
The PROTECTRAIL project (GA242270, http://www.protectrail.eu) intends to expand its focus from the protection of railway from terrorist attack (that was the focus of the call) to the wider objective of protecting the railway from High Probability Low Impact (HPLI) security events.
HPLI security events are defined as those events happening frequently but having each one a relative low impact on the railway but, when considered together, have serious impacts on railway costs. Examples of HPLI security events are: graffiti, copper thefts, etc.
To this end the Steering Board of the project has decided to publish this Call for Demonstration to solicit any international organisation to propose one or more innovative solutions to demonstrate their effectiveness in protecting railway assets against HPLI events.
The High Probability Low Impact  (HPLI) topics addressed by this call for demonstration:
- TO.1. Copper (and other valuable metals) thefts
- TO.2. Graffiti
- TO.3. Vandalism (e.g. scratches on glasses)
- TO.4. Theft from passengers
- TO.5. Verbal abuse against passengers & railway staff
- TO.6. Physical aggression
- TO.7. Trespassing/restricted area encroachment
- TO.8. Door Blocking
- TO.9. Tailgating
- TO.10. Ticket Evasion – Jumping overt Turnstiles
- TO.11. Passengers Flow Control
- TO.12. Any other security event affecting the railway domain with HPLI characteristics (for this topic relevance for the railway domain has to be justified)
Any legal entity may participate to this Call for Demonstration.
The benefits for the Participating Organisations can be summarised as follows:
- the opportunity to show the proposed solution to the main railway stakeholders and to directly interact with them;
- the opportunity to show the proposed solution at the PROTECTRAIL final event that will take place at the International Union of Railways (UIC) premises;
- the publication of demonstration results in a public deliverable of the PROTECTRAIL project.
There is no funding available from the project to cover the costs of participating organisations. All the costs incurred to allow a proper demonstration will be in charge of the participating organisation.
The participants shall satisfy the following requirements:
- the proposed solution shall be targeted to protect against at least one of the HPLI security events listed in section 2.;
- the proposed solution shall be innovative for the railway sector and be at the prototype level (i.e. no commercially off-the-shelf products are accepted except for those solutions never tested in the railway domain);
- the solution shall be integrated into the PROTECTRAIL system according to the PROTECTRAIL Interoperability Framework described in section 9.;
- the proposed solution shall not create health & safety risk for the public;
- the proposed solution(s) shall be demonstrated at the International Union of Railways (UIC) premises  in 16 Rue Jean Rey 75015 Paris (France) on 27-28 May 2014 during the PROTECTRAIL final event (date to be confirmed).
The proposals for demonstration shall be electronically submitted at the hplicontest protectrail.eu e-mail address using the Microsoft Word template attached to this call in section 12. and saved in Acrobat PDF format according to the following two cut-off dates :
- Friday, 21 February 2014 end of the day
- Friday, 28 March 2014 end of the day. (proposals received at this cut-off date will be considered only in case of uncovered topics from those submitted at the first cut-off date ).
according to the following criteria:
- 1. degree of innovation of the proposed solution(s)
- 2. relevance of the addressed HPLI topic
- 3. proposed level of integration in the PROTECTRAIL interoperability framework
- 4. in case of equally ranked proposal, coverage of the HPLI topics will be considered
Selected organisations will be invited to discuss practical implementation matters at a meeting that will take place at the end of February 2014.
The PROTECTRAIL Interoperability Framework has been adopted by the consortium members to facilitate the speed and ease of integrating new functions/capacities into an overall system of systems. The framework is based on open standards, and uses a very simple Event-Driven architecture based on Web Services.
For the High Probability Low Impact (HPLI) event Call for Demonstration, the PROTECTRAIL’s Interoperability Framework base-level of integration will be used to quickly enable the various consumers (e.g. Security Operational Control Centre’s) with the ability to receive events from the HPLI capacities. The base-level of integration into this framework requires that a HPLI capacity generate an Event. An Event consists of key information such as: time, geolocation, event type, etc.
More information on the PROTECTRAIL Interoperability Framework in available in the following document :
The Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) of the proposed solutions will remain property of the proposing organisation.
For any further information please contact Carlo Dambra at the following email address hpliinfo protectrail.eu, adding to the email subject: PROTECTRAIL HPLI contest.
Summaries of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be published periodically.