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
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:
Any legal entity may participate to this Call for Demonstration.
The benefits for the Participating Organisations can be summarised as follows:
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 proposals for demonstration shall be electronically submitted at the firstname.lastname@example.org 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 :
according to the following criteria:
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 email@example.com, adding to the email subject: PROTECTRAIL HPLI contest.
Summaries of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be published periodically.
 The Low Impact refers to the single event only
 In case of solution(s) requiring more specific areas (e.g. a railway track) exceptions can be made