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 6 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 the award and hackathon.
Call for contributions
Researchers from universities, research institutions, airlines, air traffic service providers 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.
Areas of interest include:
- Safety, security and resilience
- Automation, autonomy and robotics
- Human factors and decision support tools
- Uncertainty, applied modelling and optimization techniques
- Complexity, data science and information management
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence
- Aviation economics and business models
- Legal and regulatory aspects and the ATM innovation process
- ATM operations, architecture and performance
- Airspace design and network and flow management
- High performing airport operations
- Advanced air traffic services
- Innovative approaches in environment and meteorology
- Integrated solutions for communications, navigation and surveillance (iCNS)
- Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS traffic management
All papers (including SESAR contributions) will be triple peer-reviewed. The proceedings will be available for download in electronic form on both the event website and SESAR JU website prior to the event. All SIDs papers are listed in Elsevier’s Scopus database. A special edition in a renowned ATM research journal will be published with selected articles from SIDs 2019.
Call for posters and exhibits
Partners from academia and industry are invited to submit proposals for posters (max 2 posters per subject) and technical exhibits or 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, including drone traffic management. Proposals of one page shall be submitted with a detailed description of the subject matter.
How to submit a paper or poster/exhibit
Full papers (up to eight pages) and proposals for posters/exhibits (1-2 pages) should be submitted via this dedicated EasyChair page
All papers and posters/exhibits will be triple peer-reviewed by members of the SIDs Programme Committee.
Templates in both word and latex format can be found on the EasyChair page and should be used for both papers (full paper of up to eight pages) and proposals for poster/exhibits (1-2 page extended abstract of the poster/exhibit; do not submit the poster itself!).
Posters will be printed by the SJU and a template provided by the SJU will be made available – details will be provided together with the notification for accepted posters/exhibits on 27th September.
Notification of acceptance of papers will be sent on 7th November.
The submission deadlines are:
- Poster/exhibits submission deadline: 13 September 2019
- Paper submission deadline: 27 September 2019
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
General Chair: David Bowen – SESAR JU
Programme Chair: Dirk Schaefer – EUROCONTROL
Local Organisation Chair: George Vouros – University of Piraeus
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 – Belgocontrol
Simone Pozzi – Deep Blue
Jose Javier Ramasco – University of the Balearic Islands
Damián Rivas – University of Seville
Francisco Javier Saez – Cranfield University
Georg Trausmuth – Frequentis
From 3-7 December 2018, over 330 participants gathered for the SIDs 2018 event, which was kindly hosted by the University of Salzburg.
Posters are at the bottom of this table (to read Posters' Abstracts, click here)