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 has been as shown below. These team members remain active members of CEN TC278 WG3 Subgroup 4 (Data Models), working in the implementation and/or extension of EN12896-X series.
Kasia Bourée (France)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Public profile available at: linkedin
Fabrizio Arneodo (Italy)
Assistant Data Modeller & Dissemination Manager
Christophe Duquesne (France)
Data Model Administrator
Stuart Reynolds (UK)
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 API for Journey Planning and OpRa, a (planned) standard concerning Operational Raw Data. Inputs provided by Interoperable Fare Management (IFM), Account -based Ticketing, Full Service Model (FSM), UIC are also relevant information taken into account. Transmodel v6 parts 1-3 have been published 2016. Transmodel v6 parts 4-9 have been published 2020. Transmodl v6 part 10 (Alternative Modes) is planned for 2022.