5th SESAR Innovation Days: Call for Contributions

- Brussels, Belgium.

The 5th SESAR Innovation Days will take place in Bologna, Italy, from 1to 3 December 2015. The event will be hosted by the Università di Bologna.

The SESAR Innovation Days are the main vehicle through which SESAR disseminates the results of its long-term and innovative research programme (WP-E) and have become a landmark event in the European research calendar. Presently WP-E comprises 26 research projects, 3 research networks and 20 PhD studies and overall has funded more than 75 organisations. With the transition to SESAR 2020 and its Exploratory Research programme Europe will continue to benefit from similar arrangements, building on the success of the present research programme, and attracting new researchers and scientific disciplines to ATM. The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) support this by disseminating results of SESAR research projects and inviting contributions via an open call for contributions, thus providing an ideal forum for networking.

The 5th edition of the SESAR Innovation Days will be hosted by Università di Bologna, Italy from 1st – 3rd December 2015. Unlike other scientific events in ATM research, the SESAR Innovation Days focus explicitly on long-term and innovative research. Three SESAR Research Networks have been established to date: ComplexWorld – Mastering Complex Systems Safely; HALA! – Higher Automation Levels in ATM and ALIAS – Addressing Liability Impact of Automated Systems and these are involved in the organisation of the SIDs. The SESAR Innovation Days will include technical paper sessions, keynote presentations, contributions from the WP-E Research Networks together with an exhibits and posters session. In particular we seek contributions from the wider ATM research community through this open call.

Call for contributions

Researchers from research institutions, universities, airlines, air traffic service providers and industry are invited to submit papers (limited to 8 pages) presenting the results of their long-term or innovative research within the areas of interest listed below. Papers will be evaluated based on the innovative nature of the ideas, as well as the approach and methods applied. Areas of interest include:

  • ATM system architecture and system design
  • Human factors and decision support tools
  • Safety and security in a highly automated environment
  • Paving the way to full automation
  • Designing resilient ATM systems
  • Uncertainty, applied modelling and optimization techniques
  • CNS technical enablers
  • Complexity, data science and information management
  • Application of economics to facilitate a paradigm shift in ATM
  • Enabling change, including legal and regulatory aspects and the ATM innovation process
  • Innovative approaches in meteorology
  • Remotely-piloted aerial systems.

Paper submission deadline: 21 September 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30 October 2015

All papers and presentations (including SESAR contributions) will be peer-reviewed to ensure high standards are maintained. The proceedings will be assigned an ISBN number and will be available for download in electronic format on the event website prior to the event.

Call for posters and exhibits

Partners from both academia and industry are invited to submit proposals for posters (max 2 posters per subject) and technical exhibits (demonstrations). As well as showing innovative solutions to traditional problems of air traffic management, posters and exhibits may also address wider air transport and air traffic issues. Proposals of one page shall be submitted with a detailed description of the subject matter.

Poster and exhibit submission deadline: 23 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30 October 2015

How to contribute to the SESAR Innovation Days:

The official registration to the event will open in September 2015. In the meantime, click here to find out more.


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