railML.org was founded on the 24th of April, 2002 as a cooperation of interested partners. Since 2012 railML.org is a registered association by German law (local court Dresden VR 5750). It is aimed at serving the whole railway sector and is fully independent from railways, manufacturers and authorities. By decree of the Saxonian Revenue Office Dresden South, the railML.org e.V. is recognized as non-profit and especially worthy of support. Donations and membership fees are tax deductible in Germany.
Currently two coordinators, Eng. Vasco Paul Kolmorgen MSc and Nadia Huerlimann PhD MSc, are in charge of the main and governance coordination of the work of railML.org. In order to get state of the art knowledge in the different schemas, four schema coordinators from competence centers in the industry support the main coordinators. They are responsible for the organisation of the further development of railML® in the working groups of their specific subschema. Anyone interested in long term cooperation with railML is invited to join these working groups. Currently a variety of nationalites, organisations and businesses are part of this development process. The adminstrative work is centralized in Dresden/Germany.
Twice a year the railML community meets for a general meeting to discuss the interdisciplinary development. The specific work is based on an internet forum.
Organisational chart of railML.org
railML.org organisational chart, as of January 2021
Please consider that only the above listed people are entitled to represent and act on behalf of railML.org and all its related activities (membership, certification, tenders, etc.). Please contact railML.org with any additional questions or uncertanities.
Code of Conduct of railML.org organisation
As transparency and consistency are very important to the railML.org community, we created a Code of Conduct with regards to Competition Law and expect all members to act accordingly.
Statute charter of railML.org organisation
railML.org is an association registered in Germany. It must therefore adhere to German law. Please note that, due to this, the statue charter is only officially available in German and you can find a non-binding English translation below.
Statute Charter / Satzung (Deutsch)
Statute Charter / Satzung (English)
How to find us
Finding your way to railML is easy.
You can take a train from Dresden main station (Hauptbahnhof) going to Chemnitz, Tharandt or Zwickau and get off at the stop Dresden-Plauen.
From there it is only a short walk to our office.
The address is
In case you come by car it is best to park alongside the river on Hofmühlenstraße or Agnes-Smedley-Straße.