Engineering of Signaling Systems

  • Johannes LutzEmail author
  • Kristofer Hell
  • Ralf Westphal
  • Mathias Mühlhause


Rail system products demand high standards on safety, security, and quality. To guarantee this, the design of such a system including its processes, utilized engineering tools, and produced data must be approved to meet the strict requirements. Engineering of signaling systems can be utilized as a use case to derive industries’ safety and quality challenges regarding engineering tools and data flows.

To understand these challenges in a comprehensive way, this chapter gives an overview about the general signaling business, its engineering processes, and its engineering tools including aspects of data flows and semantics. Based on the author’s findings in these subjects, requirements and respectively challenges are derived and summarized in the last section of this chapter. Each list entry is classified as quality and/or safety challenge. Furthermore, this chapter enables the link between industrial needs regarding engineering tool chains and current research in this field.


Rail automation Signaling system Rail system engineering Integrated data management Quality-safety and security management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Lutz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kristofer Hell
    • 1
  • Ralf Westphal
    • 1
  • Mathias Mühlhause
    • 1
  1. 1.Siemens Mobility GmbHBraunschweigGermany

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