SESAR Innovation Days
9th SESAR Innovation Days
Inspiring long-term research in the field of air traffic management
The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) are the main vehicle for SESAR Joint Undertaking to share progress and disseminate results of its exploratory research programme. Unlike other scientific events in air traffic management (ATM) research, the SIDS focus explicitly on exploratory research. Organised annually since 2011, the SIDS have become a landmark event in the European aviation research calendar. The SIDs will be further strengthened with the support of Engage, the SESAR knowledge transfer network.
This year’s SIDS will be hosted by the National Centre of Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos" in Athens, Greece from 2 to 5 December, with the main conference running from 3 to 5 December. The aim will be to showcase results from European exploratory research and to discuss how to advance promising concepts towards industrial research within the SESAR innovation pipeline.
The SIDs are based on an open call soliciting contributions from ATM research. Exhibitions and poster, keynotes and networking events will provide further opportunities to learn about interesting projects and meet like-minded researchers.
This year’s SIDs will host once again the annual Young Scientist Award, recognising young scientific talent in the field. It will also for first time welcome teams of data scientists and software developers to participate in a hackathon aimed at finding new ideas and solutions to ATM-related challenges. Separate calls for applications/contributions will be made for the award and hackathon.
General Chair: David Bowen – SESAR JU
Programme Chair: Dirk Schaefer – EUROCONTROL
Local Organisation Chair:
George Vouros – University of Piraeus
Georgios Paliouras, NCSR Demokritos
Marc Bourgois – EUROCONTROL
Lorenzo Castelli – University of Trieste
Andrew Cook – University of Westminster
Francesca De Crescenzio – University of Bologna
Daniel Delahaye – ENAC
Peter Hecker – Technical University Braunschweig
Jacco Hoekstra – Technical University Delft
Gokhan Inalhan – Technical University Istanbul
Christopher Johnson – University of Glasgow
Radosav Jovanovic – University of Belgrade
Dirk Kuegler – DLR
Javier Lopes – Boeing Research & Technology Europe
Guglielmo Lulli – Lancaster University
Max Mulder – Technical University Delft
Jose Muñoz – ASLogic
Eric Nantier – Swiss Airlines
David Perez – Innaxis
Hans Plets – Skeyes
Simone Pozzi – Deep Blue
Jose Javier Ramasco – University of the Balearic Islands
Damián Rivas – University of Seville
Sander Roosendaal – Honeywell Aerospace
Francisco Javier Saez – Cranfield University
Georg Trausmuth – Frequentis
The 2019 edition of the SESAR Innovation Days will take place at the
Patr. Gregoriou E & 27 Neapoleos Str,
15341 Agia Paraskevi, Athens
Coordinates: 37°59′57″N 23°49′04″E and How to get there
The SESAR Young Scientist Award 2019 (YSA 2019) aims to recognise young scientists with high potential contributing to the scientific research in the field of air traffic management and aviation. In addition, the award also provides a mechanism for further personal development.
The SESAR Young Scientist Award is a financial reward of the individual scientific achievements. This financial contribution or "Prize" will be awarded following a public contest.
The winner will be publicly announced at the "SESAR Innovation Days" and will receive a prize of EUR 5 000.
The (up-to) three short-listed applicants will receive:
- a symbolic trophy,
- the opportunity to present their research at certain high profile SESAR events;
- the opportunity to have their work publicised via the SJU communication channels;
- a written interview and article spotlighting them and their research to be posted on the SJU e-news and social media;
Young Scientist Award 2018
In 2018, the SJU received approximately 20 applications from across Europe, including Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Slovenia, Ireland, Serbia, UK and Sweden.
The jury was composed of representatives from our scientific Committee, Patrizia Marti and Rita Markovits and was chaired by the chairperson of the SJU Scientific Committee Peter Hecker. The results were as follows:
For his innovative work on the idea of airport pair route charging system
For his PhD work on “Developing risk and safety management for sociotechnical systems: From Newtonian reasoning to Resilience Engineering”
Gianluca Di Flumeri
For his work examining electroencephalography-based measures of mental workload for the development of passive Brain-Computer Interfaces to be used in operational environments.
For further information about the SESAR Young Scientist Award:
The SESAR Joint Undertaking in collaboration with ACI Europe is organizing a 48h non-stop Digital Sky Challenge from 2 to 4 December in Athens, kindly hosted by Athens International Airport. The event is the first of its kind to take place in an airport premises in Europe and to bring together key aviation organisations in Europe (EUROCONTROL, EASA, IATA, and SITA), in addition to ACI EUROPE and the SESAR Joint Undertaking.
This event will be structured around 3 main challenges:
- Passenger Experience
60 coders are expected to come up with cutting-edge digital solutions for the use cases presented. The 3 teams developing the best solutions will win prizes.
The solutions and winners will be presented during an awards ceremony at the SESAR Innovation Days, Europe’s flagship conference on air traffic management research.