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Conferences in Air Transport & Operations

The conferences in air transport and operations will be run in conjunction with:

  • 5th International Air Transport and Operations Symposium
  • the 22nd ISPE Concurrent Engineering Conference.
  • the 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Science for Innovative Air Traffic Management (ISIATM)
  • 6th Association of Scientific Development of ATM in Europe (ASDA) Seminar
  • AIAA International Meeting for Aircraft Product Support Processes (IMAPP)

 The symposium will be organized and hosted by the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology, in Delft, The Netherlands.

Key dates

Abstract submission

  •    28 February 2015 (extended from 30 January)

Author notification

  •     4 March 2015 (was 14 February)

Full paper submission

  •     10 April 2015

Final paper submission

  •     29 May 2015

Call for papers (PDF download)

CATO 2015 Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract on any of a range of topics covering air transport operations. Abstracts (400 words) can be submitted through e-mail to before 30 January 2015.

CATO 2015 template (not for ISPE CE2015), use to gather and save information before submitting.

CATO 2015 abstract and paper submission (Easychair)

ATOS Paper Template (word)

ATOS Paper Template (LaTex)

An abstract template for ISPE CE2015 will be made available soon.

ISPE CE2015 abstract and paper submission (Easychair)

Abstract acceptance will be communicated before 14 February 2015.

Please make sure to include in your submission the following:

  • Your contact details
  • Title of the abstract
  • Preference for conference track (ATOS, IMAPP or ISIATM)
  • Name and affiliation of all (co-)authors
  • Name and affiliation of the presenter

Full paper

After abstract acceptance, the authors will be invited to submit a full written paper. The submission deadline is 14 February 2015. Papers will be peer-reviewed and the final revised paper will be included in the ATOS conference proceedings. In addition, authors of excellent papers are invited to submit an augmented manuscript to the Journal of Aerospace Operations (published by IOS Press): the world’s first journal dedicated to the domain of aerospace operations.

Oral presentations

Oral paper presentations take place in chaired sessions and are 25 minutes in length including questions and answering time.

A no-paper-no-podium policy is applied.

Topic areas:

Capacity & Efficiency

  • Optimization of processes
  • Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)
  • Airport congestion, capacity management and ATM
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Small and regional airport development
  • Congestion problems at major airports
  • System modeling & integration methodologies
  • Traffic flow management

Cost & Benefit

  • Revenue Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean process asessment
  • Innovative business models, business trajectories and e-business
  • Seamless travel (passengers, cargo, baggage)


  • Air transport noise
  • Emission Trading Scheme & CO2-management
  • Sustainable innovation and enterprise
  • Local air quality

Safety & Security

  • Human machine interface
  • Collision avoidance
  • Certification and failure modes
  • Emerging technologies
  • Software reliability
  • Third party risk
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Pro-active safety management systems
  • Safety as a strategic value in decision making
  • Safety investigation methodology
  • Resilience engineering
  • Forensic engineering
  • Aviation security


  • Sustainable operations of airlines and airports
  • Material/parts requirement planning
  • Maintenance management & location planning
  • Knowledge management


Service Support & Life Cycle Analysis

  • No-Fault-Found (NFF)
  • End-of-life services
  • Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA)
  • Aircraft refurbishment/retrofit
  • Maintenance of new materials
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Supportability (RAMS)
  • Forecasting maintenance
  • Maintenance scheduling optimization
  • Contextualized documentation

Registration fees

Early rates (until 22 June 2015)

  • Normal: € 325.- (+ €75 conference dinner)
  • PhD student: € 75.- (+ €75 conference dinner)
  • MSc Student: € 25.-

Late rates (after 22 June 2015)

  • Normal: € 525.- (+ €75 conference dinner, if available)
  • PhD student: € 100.- (+ €75 conference dinner, if available)
  • MSc Student: € 50.-

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