• 5 of December
    8 of December, 2022
  • Budapest , Hungary
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Inspiring long-term research in the field of air traffic management

The SESAR 3 JU is delighted to announce that the SESAR Innovation Days 2022 will be hosted by HungaroControl at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Organised annually since 2011, the SIDS have become a landmark event in the European aviation research calendar.

The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) are the main vehicle for SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking to share progress and disseminate exploratory research results. Unlike other scientific events in air traffic management (ATM) research, the SIDs focus explicitly on exploratory research.

With the 2022 event coinciding with the closure of several SESAR 2020 research projects, the 2022 event promises to be a valuable event, showcasing the latest research and innovation results and reflecting Europe’s commitment to the long-term sustainability of the aviation industry, as well as its recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

The SIDs are based on an open call soliciting contributions from the ATM research community. An exhibition and several networking events will provide further opportunities to learn about interesting projects and meet like-minded researchers.

Once again, this year’s SIDs will host the annual Young Scientist Award, recognising young scientists, who have demonstrated excellence in ATM and aviation-related research fields. 

The event will kick off on the afternoon of 5 December with an opening ceremony, kindly hosted at the HungaroControl headquarters, offering you a chance to network with your peers and visit some of HungaroControl’s state-of-the-art R&D facilities. Please note that participation to the opening ceremony is extremely limited.

How to submit a paper?

Researchers from universities, research institutions, airlines, air navigation service providers, airport operators and industry are invited to submit papers (up to 8 pages) presenting exploratory 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. All papers (including SESAR contributions) will be triple peer-reviewed. The proceedings will be available for download in electronic format on both the event website and SESAR 3 JU website prior to the event. All SIDs papers are listed in Elsevier’s Scopus database.

Areas of interest include:

  • Advanced air traffic services

  • Airline Operations

  • Airspace Management & Design

  • ATM operations, architecture and performance

  • Automation, autonomy and robotics

  • Aviation economics and business models

  • Communications, navigation and surveillance (CNS)

  • Complexity, data science and information management

  • Environment and meteorology

  • High performing airport operations

  • Human factors and decision support tools

  • Legal and regulatory aspects and the ATM innovation process

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence

  • Network and Flow Management

  • Safety, security and resilience

  • Uncertainty, applied modelling and optimisation techniques

  • Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), U-space and Urban Air Mobility

Submissions shall be uploaded in pdf format via the link provided below. Templates in word and latex format are available for download on the submission page and shall be used to create the submission.

Submission link for papers: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sids2022

Paper submission deadline: 7 October 2022

Notification of acceptance: 16 November 2022


How to submit a poster or exhibit?

Partners from both academia and industry are invited to submit proposals for posters and technical exhibits or demonstrations (max one poster/exhibit/demonstration per presenter, three per organisation). 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 shall be submitted with a detailed description of the subject matter, using the template found via the link below. Do not submit the poster itself; instructions how to create the poster will be provided with the notification of acceptance. The SESAR 3 JU will also provide a poster template to be populated upon acceptance of the poster contributions.

Due to past success, exhibitors are already invited and encouraged to provide a short (max two-minute) teaser video to help promote their research. The video will be used in both pre and post communications around the event, as well as during the event to encourage people to visit your exhibition.

Submission link for posters: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sids2022

Poster/exhibits submission deadline: 30 September 2022

Notification of acceptance: 5 October 2022