On Track Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab established by UGent, Infrabel and IESEG (Lille, France). It aims at carrying out, sharing and disseminating scientific research to the benefit of control room management to obtain insights that can begeneralized beyond the scope of railway transportation. It is the intention to create links with e.g. PRORAIL, SNCF Réseau, Eurocontrol, etc.; academic/field experts, research labs across the world; European institutions. In order to realize these objectives a PhD student will be attracted and he will make use of the newly created Infrabel data structure. The PhD student will focus on the real-time features of control room management.