ATOS 2013

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ATOS 2013 was held together with ISIATM in toulouse.

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The focus of ATOS 2011 was about industry and academia considering how air transport should evolve in order to optimise its value in the 21st Century! Slowly but surely, countries are climbing out of the economic recession and growth rates are positive. The aerospace industry can now be very positive about recovery but in that pioneering spirit of the past, needs to focus more than ever on sustaining value in order to evolve faster in the right direction in this transition time of added opportunity; when we can emulate the pioneers of the past! The opportunity that lies in front of us includes other key aerospace performance challenges, such as SESAR’s aims in being able to handle a threefold increase in capacity, improving safety by a factor of 10, reducing environmental impact by 10% and reducing expenses by a half.

As we enter  the 2nd decade of the 2nd century of aviation, and with the EU emissions trading scheme about to enter into force, ATOS 2012 aims to explore how we achieve sustainable progress for the industry. How do we identify, formalize, quantify, optimize and deliver sustained value within the current climate? Can we start to move towards a new Value Operations Methodology that raises the profile of operations research, and incorporates not only cost, but also the environment, safety and capacity into the equation? Indeed, ATOS 2012 aims to build on this aspiration of sustaining value in air transport and operations!

The international aerospace community, both scientific and industrial, is invited to submit abstracts of papers that are consistent with the overall theme of the symposium, as expressed above. In particular, papers are sought that are explicitly positioned within one of the four subject tracks outlined further in this call. We look forward to welcoming you to Delft to what is sure to be a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable experience. ATOS 2011 was attended well by industry and academic representatives and in particular featured a very strong airline representation. ATOS 2012 will build on this with a particular focus on building mature undergraduate representation and expanding the international outreach to Asia. Luckily, optimization is easy when all the gradients turn out to be positive, so see you at ATOS 2012!

 Prof. Ricky Curran


The goal of the Air Traffic Management is to achieve a safe and orderly flow of traffic. The 
economical benefit of an orderly (or high) flow is immediately clear, but who should pay for the 
safety? And how much should we spend to achieve an advancement in safety? Or on the environment? Are the goals set in Flight Path 2050 economically feasible?

On top of this, the Air Transport System is a distributed system with ground and airborne elements and many different stakeholders. This often means costs and benefits are also distributed. And not 
necessarily in the same way: very often the costs lie elsewhere in place and time compared to the benefits.

We all work on advancing the efficiency, sustainability and safety of air transport. What is the economical side of these developments? Do we take that into account sufficiently? How can we make a trade-off between the different aspects and interests? Are we currently on the right track or do we need to change the way we run ATM research? How do you make a trustworthy cost-benefit analysis of ATM research & development?

Do you have a topic related to this theme, which you would like to present and discuss with a broad audience of ATM experts, policy makers and industry at the ASDA seminar 2012? Send in an abstract of your paper/ presentation and attend!


Kurt Klein


The first ComplexWorld event in 2012 is intended as a forum to bring together researchers from academia, research establishments and industry that share common interests and expertise in the field of Complexity Management that lies at the intersection of Complexity Science and Air Traffic Management.

ComplexWorld, one of the SESAR Work Package E research networks, will create an open partnership between universities, research centers and industry, aiming at lowering the barriers for the ATM community to have access to and benefit from Complex Systems science, attracting talented Complex Systems researchers towards ATM, and defining, developing and maintaining a clear roadmap for establishing and consolidating a research community at the intersection of Complexity and ATM of clear added value for the European Air Transport sector.

The Conference will focus on Complexity Paradigms for Smart, Green, and Integrated Transport, including new concepts and developments in areas that explore how Complexity Science can contribute to understand, model, and ultimately drive and optimise the behaviour and the evolution of the ATM system that emerges from the complex relationships between its different elements, in terms of safety, performance and sustainability.

The Conference will be open as well for presentations of specific air transport operation challenges of special complexity in terms of high number of stakeholders involved in the operation process, lack of a management paradigm of the information involved, decision-making processes in the context of high uncertainty, lack of data or information to support the decision-making processes. The challenges will be presented through a particular case study and the goal is to identify case studies with high potential of being analyzed through new paradigms by the research community.

David Pérez


The International Meeting for Aviation Product Support Processes (IMAPP™), a conference-styled symposium, is sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Product Support Technical Committee (PSTC). IMAPP™ meetings have developed into an internationally acclaimed networking platform to collaboratively discuss Product Support and Aftermarket related Processes, Technologies, Trends, Best Practices, and Standards.

The IMAPP™ program includes panel discussions, presentations on selected subject matter with related technology demonstrations, harmonization, standardization in aviation-related compliance regulatory matters, as well as training, and high-tech business development discussions.

IMAPP™ 2012 will explore the field of Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) Design and Operations as relevant for air travel, public transportation, equipment maintenance, and organizational adaptability. SPA incorporates Aerial Fire Tankers, Flying Hospitals, Exploration A/C, Civil Aerial Tankers, and all kind of flying platforms that have applications in addition to passenger/freight transportation. Abstracts exploring certification, qualification, and applicable airworthiness of SPA are encouraged and welcomed.

IMAPP™ 2012 will also take a comprehensive look at the primary and associated causes of No Fault Found (NFF) and Rogue Units and the development of cost-saving solutions in response to these causes. Since the reliability and cost of Aircraft Manufacturing & Operations are at all time highs the relevancy of this subject matter, which focuses on the use of improved reliability and repair systems based on technological and operational advances, cannot be understated. Abstract in the areas of enhanced repair concepts leading to improved performance, cost, and safety aspects of air transport, development of integrated, 'safer', 'greener' and 'smarter' systems for the benefit of all airline operators and maintenance service organizations, and reduction of Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) are encouraged and welcomed.

Lori Fischer




Keynote Speakers:

  • John-Paul Clarke (Georgia Tech)
  • Panagiotis Tsiotras (Georgia Tech)
  • John Hansman (MIT)
  • Plantin De Hugues (BEA)
  • P. Andribet (Eurocontrol)
  • Thomas Omondi (Kenya Airways)

Monday, July 8th 2013

8H - 9H15
Conference opening and Participants registration
9H15 - 9H45
Welcome session -- Opening by Mr Houalla, head of ENAC and B. Lamiscarre
9H45 - 10H15
Plenary Session --M. Florian Guillermet (Sesar JU)
10H15 - 10H45
Coffee break
10H45 - 11H30
Plenary session -- J Hansmann (MIT) "Crashing a Large UAV in the Mexican Desert"
11H30 - 12H30 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 1.1 - Modelling & Simulation I (Amphitheatre M. Bellonte)
11h30 Functional Principal Component Analysis of aircraft trajectories -- Florence Nicol
12h00 On the Probabilistic Modeling of Runway Inter-departure Times -- Ioannis Simaiakis and Hamsa Balakrishnan
ISIATM Technical Session 1.2 - Ergonomics I (C016)
11h30 Mining Aeronautical Data by using Visualized Driven Rules Extraction Approach -- Gwenael Bothorel, Mathieu Serrurier and Christophe Hurter
12h00 A Model for the Workload Measurement of Radar Controller -- Yuan Leping, Sun Ruishan, Jin Huibin and Li Jingqiang
ASDA Session 1: Airport of the Future (Amphitheatre H. Boucher)
11h30 ASDA Opening - Kurt Klein (ASDA)
11h35 Technical Implementations needed for the Airport of the Future - Paolo Sorid (SEA Milan Airports)
12h00 Surface Management Services Integration: an Eye to the Future - Fabio Maria Donello (SICTA)
ATOS Session 1.1 - Value optimization – Danielle Soban, Ricky Curran
11h30 Capturing Non‐Economic Value Within System Design -- Colin Quinn, Danielle Soban, Mark Price and Christine Fanthope
12h00 Analysis of the potential value for aircraft electric taxi devices -- Marc Enthoven, Paul Roling and Ricky Curran
12H30 - 13H30
13H30 - 15H30 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 2.1 - Trajectory based operations I
14h00 Non-time indexed modelling for en-route flight planning with speed – fuel consumption trade-off -- Ali Akgunduz, Brigitte Jaumard, Golbarg Moeini
14h30 Strategic De-confliction of Aircraft Trajectories -- Supatcha Chaimatanan, Daniel Delahaye, Marcel Mongeau
15h00 Multiobjective Optimization for the Pre-tactical Phase of Air Traffic Control -- Gaetan Marceau-Caron, Pierre Savéant and Marc Schoenauer
14h00 ATC simulator Training
ASDA Session 1: Airport of the Future
13h30 Innovation Challenges for Airports of the Future -- Christoph Schneider (Munich Airport)
14h00 Modeling & Evaluation ATM Procedures in Human-in-the-loop Simulations on the Example of the Hamburg Airport Operations -- Thomas Graupl (Univ Salzburg))
14h30 CDM System Testing in a collaborative way -- Manuel Fernandez Astaburuaga (ISDEFE)
15h00 Are Airport Capacity Constraints a Serious Problem for the Future Growth? An Econometric Approach -- Marc Gelhausen (DLR)
ATOS Session 2.1 - Airport Landside – Mickael Schultz, Paul Roling
14h00 Multimodal, Efficient Transportation in Airports and Collaborative Decision Making -- Aude Marzuoli, Isabelle Laplace and Eric Feron
14h30 A Simulation ‐ Evolutionary Approach for the allocation of Check‐In Desks in Airport Terminals -- Miguel Mujica Mota and Catya Zuniga 
15h00 Microscopic Process Modelling for Efficient Aircraft Turnaround Management -- Michael Schultz 
Aircraft Taxiing Strategy Optimization -- Mohd Izuddin Md Ithnan, Wouter W.A. Beelaerts van Blokland and Gabriel Lodewijks
15H30 - 16H
Coffee break
16H - 17H30 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 2.3 - Human Factors I
16h00 Preliminary assessment of Passenger experience in a future Personal Air Transport System -- Patrick Le Blaye and Bruno Berberian
16h30 Real-Time Pilot Support System for Airborne Self-Separation -- Vittorio Di Vito, Salvatore Luongo, Giulia Torrano, Luca Garbarino, Federico Corraro and Edoardo Filippone
17h00 Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Air Traffic Management Safety -- Clifford Elliott Noble IIa, Brenda Jacobsb, and Daniel Rundc
ASDA Session 2: Future ATM
16h00 Efficient Speed Advisories for Multi-Stage Metering Arrival Management - Jesper Bronsvoort (Air Services Australia)
16h30 Integrating Adverse Weather, Climate Protection and Disruptive Events in an Advisory for Future Air Traffic Management - Thomas Gerz (DLR)
17h00 Aircraft Sequencing Problem Using Two-Stage Particle Swarm Optimization-Carlo Alfredo Persiani (ENAV)
ATOS Session 2.2: Future Scenarios Ad de Graaf, Paul Roling
16h00 Cargomap: An Air Cargo Technology road map through the EU seventh framework programme -- Roland Gurály, Adriaan De Graaff, Paul Roling, Stephan Horn and Bartosz Dziugiel 
16h30 Future incentive and compensation of airline demand reductions during forecasted capacity shortfalls as part of Total Airport Management -- Jorgen von der Brelie 
17h00 Are airport capacity constraints a serious problem for future growth? An econometric model approach -- Marc Gelhausen
ATOS Session 2.3: Risk Assessment Mike Hoogstraten, Alexei Sharpanskykh
10h00 An overview of the development of NLR third party risk model and its application in policymaking for the airports in the Netherlands -- Yuk Shan Cheung and Leo De Haij 
16h30 An Improved Understanding of En‐route Wake Turbulence Risk -- Mike Hoogstraten 
17h00 Risk Assessment:the EURECA Project -- Valentina Cedrini, Giuseppe Fraioli, Luca Messano, Lorenzo Vacca and Maurizio Mancini
17H30 - 19H00
Wrap up - Cocktail

Tuesday, July 9th 2013

8H30 - 9H15
Plenary session -- Pierre Andribet (Eurocontrol) "Are we doing the right Research ? Are we doing the Research right ?"
9H15 - 10H00
Plenary session -- Dr Panagiotis Tsiotras (Georgia Tech) "Optimal Aircraft Trajectory Generation During On-Board Emergencies"
10H00 - 10H30:
Coffee break
10H30 - 12H30 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 3.1 - Trajectory based operations II
10h30 Optimal Control – A new Approach to Automation in Air traffic Control -- Matthias Poppe
11h00 Optimal Control Approaches for Aircraft Conflict Avoidance using Speed Regulation -- Loïc Cellier, Sonia Cafieri, Frédéric Messine
11h30 Flight Trajectory Optimization Tool with Dynamic Programming Developed for Future Air Transportation System -- Akinori Harada, Yuto Miyamoto, Navinda Wickramasinghe and Yoshikazu Miyazawa
ISIATM Technical Session 3.2 - Airspace Design
10h30 ADS-B Ground Station Optimal Site Selection based on GIS -- Xiaoyun Shen, Siyuan Zhang, Di Wan and Weidong Jiao
11h00 SSR Surveillance Network covering problem with obstacle effect consideration -- Jing Guan, Zhigang Su, Jianxun Tang and Hongying Wu
11h30 An Optimized Deployment Method of Radar Network Based on Spatial Discrete Model -- Shuqin Hu, Zhi Tao, Dongjie Shi and Jing Guan
ATOS Session 3.1: Flight Planning Miguel A. Mujica and Heiko Udluft
10h30 An Approach for a weather‐dependent climateoptimized Fight Planning -- Sigrun Matthes, Volker Grewe and Project Team
11h00 Combining Simulation and Optimization for solving the Stochastic Aircraft Recovery Problem -- Pol Arias, Daniel Guimarans and Miguel A. Mujica
11h30 Design of a multi‐objective flight timing optimisation tool for schedule de‐peaking using the concept of selective connectivity -- Ricky Curran
ATOS Session 3.2: Air Traffic Control Milan Jovanović, Soufiane Bouarfa
10h30 Applications of automated stochastic optimization for a fast‐time ATM simulation environment -- Alexander Scharnweber and Christoph Bösel
11h00 Decision Support System (DSS) for daily airspace sectorisation -- Milan Jovanović 
11h30 Sustainable Development of Air Traffic Control: moving from complexity to efficiency -- Vladimir Grigorov and Paula Rachel Mark 
12H - 13H15
13H15 - 14H00
Plenary session -- Georges Mykoniatis : Session dedicated to Sponsor
14H00 - 14H45
Plenary session -- Dr John-Paul Clarke (Georgia Tech) 
“NowGen – Achieving the Projected Benefits of the Next Generation Air Transport System in the Near Term”
14H45 - 15H45 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 4.1 - Risk Assessment I
14h45 Stationary Point Process, Palm measure and collision risk -- Ludovic D'Estampes and Pascal Lezaud
15h15 On the Relation Between Air Traffic Capacity, Separation and Safety -- Luís Campos and Joaquim Marques
ISIATM Technical Session 4.3 - Ergonomics II
14h45 Development of a Horizontal Collision Avoidance Display to Support Pilots’ Self‐Separation in a Free Flight Environment -- Yakubu Ibrahim, Peter Higgins and Peter Bruce
15h15 A Training Support Tool for Controller Trainees by Visualizing Trade‐offs in Air Traffic Control Tasks -- Daisuke Karikawa, Hisae Aoyama, Makoto Takahashi, Kazuo Furuta and Masaharu Kitamura
ComplexWorld: Session 1
14h45 Modelling safety culture as a socially emergent complex systems phenomenon: a case study in aircraft maintenance -- Colin Mols, Jan Bim, David Passenier and Alexei Sharpanskykh 
15h15 Exploratory analysis of safety data and their interrelation with flight trajectories and network metrics -- Bernardo Monechi, Marco Ducci, Marco Cipolla, Stefania Vitali, Salvatore Miccichè, Rosario Nunzio Mantegna, Gerald Gurtner, Fabrizio Lillo, Luca Valori and Simone Pozzi
ATOS Session 4.1: Trajectory Based Operations Anneloes Maij, Heiko Udluft
14h45 Big Data Aggregation Method for Trajectory‐based Emission Calculation and Analysis -- Balazs Kerulo and Roland Guraly
15h15 Usability testing results of a joint cognitive system for 4D trajectory management -- Anneloes Maij, Rolf Klomp and Annemiek Van Drunen
ATOS Session 4.3: Maintenance Mark Price, Ricky Curran
14h45 Automated Methods for Virtual Maintainability & Aerospace Maintenance Planning -- Roisin Mcconnell, Joe Butterfield, Karen Rafferty, Mark Price and Bartho Schulte 
15h15 The IMPROVE Method, Removing Waste by Improving Information Quality in Engineering -- Bastiaan de Vrught, Joost Schut, Wim Verhagen and Richard Curran
15H45 - 16H45
Coffee break and Posters Session
16H45 - 17H45 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 4.2 - Terminal Manoeuvre Area II
16h45 On Wake Vortex Separation Distances Theory Compared With Regulations -- Luís Campos and Joaquim Marques
17h15 Optimisation of take-off runway sequences for Airport-CDM -- Roland Deroo
ISIATM Technical Session 4.4 - Human Factors II
16h45 Organizational Psychology Issues in Future ATM -- Suzanne A. Wise-Jones and John A. Wise
17h15 ATC activities, working memory performance, alertness and psychosocial job characteristics: Investigation across the shift in a test flight control centre. -- Pauline Maruque, Claudine Mélan, Nadine Cascino, Edith Galy
ComplexWorld Session 2
16h45 Comparing Modelling Approaches in Aviation Safety -- Tibor Bosse and Nataliya Mogles
17h15 Complex World Wiki presentation, by Innaxis
ATOS Session 4.2: Noise Maximilian Richter, Soufiane Bourfa
16h45 Noise Minimal Approaches on Parallel Runways -- Maximilian Richter, Matthias Bittner, Matthias Rieck and Florian Holzapfel 
17h15 Improved Noise Modelling of new Approach Procedures using ASOP and Radar Data – a Case Study -- Andreas Kanstein, Tobias Bauer, Holger Krämer and Sebastiaan de Stigter
17H45 - 19H30
Wrap up
Gala Dinner

Wednesday, July 10th 2013

9H15 - 10H15 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 5.1 - Risk Assessment II
9h15 Robust Dynamic Delaunay Triangulation Technology for Moving Points -- Zhigang Su, Zheng Wang and Renbiao Wu
9h45 Framework for Airspace Planning and Design Based on Conflict Risk Assessment -- Fedja Netjasov and Obrad Babic
ISIATM Technical Session 5.3 - Human Factors III
9h15 Air Traffic Controllers’ Fatigue and Work Performances -- Shannakay Watson
9h45 User‐Centered Development and Evaluation of Helicopter EGPWS Mandarin Alerts -- Fenfei Guo, Thea Feyereisen, Kevin Conner, Emmanuel Letsu‐Dake, Rui Wang and Qinhua Zhao
ATOS Session 5.1: ATM Performance
9h15 Prioritisation in Air Traffic Flow management: Design of a Flow management Tool using a Petri-Net Approach -- Hugo de Jonge, René van Hout, Ron Seljée and Dries Visser 
9h45 Multimodal, Efficient Transportation in Airports and Collaborative Decision Making -- Heiko Udluft, Tamas Kolos Lakatos, John Hansman and Richard Curran
10H15 - 10H55
Coffee Break
10H45 - 11H45 
parallel sessions
ISIATM Technical Session 5.2 - Trajectory based operations III
10h45 Generating optimal aircraft trajectories with respect to weather conditions -- Brunilde Girardet, Yohann Brenier, Stéphane Puechmorel and Laurent Lapassett
11h15 Design of Fly‐around of Dangerous/Forbidden Zones with Using Digital “Safety Map" -- Nikolay Grevtsov and Andrey Dymchenko
ISIATM Technical Session 5.4 - Modelling and Simulation II
10h45 Inference of a random environment from random process realizations: Formalism and application to trajectory prediction -- Cécile Ichard and Christophe Baehr
11h15 Multi-scale Tracking for Maneuver Target using Single Sensor -- Tao Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Renbiao Wu
ATOS Session 5.2 - Future Concept
10h45 The Ahead project: a new aircraft concept with hybrid engines -- Adriaan de Graaff and Arvind G. Rao 
11h15 Preliminary Evaluation of the Environmental Impact Related to Aircraft Take-Off and Landings Supported with Ground-Based (MAGLEV) Power -- Mark Voskuijl, Daniel Rohacs and Rommert-Jan Schoustra
11H45 - 12H30
Plenary session -- Mr Plantin De Hugues(BEA) "Oceanic Tracking and Triggered Transmission of Flight Data" (Amphitheatre M. Bellonte)
12H30 - 12H45
Closure Session
12H45 - 14H00
Social Events

Thursday, July 11th 2013

8H30 - 15H30