The SESAR Innovation Days are the main vehicle through which SESAR disseminates the results of its long-term and innovative research programme (WP-E) and have become a landmark event in the European research calendar. Presently WP-E comprises 26 research projects, 3 research networks and 20 PhD studies and overall has funded more than 75 organisations. With the transition to SESAR 2020 and its Exploratory Research programme Europe will continue to benefit from similar arrangements, building on the success of the present research programme, and attracting new researchers and scientific disciplines to ATM. The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) support this by disseminating results of SESAR research projects and inviting research from the broader community via an open call for contributions, thus providing an ideal forum for networking.

The 5th edition of the SESAR Innovation Days will be hosted by Università di Bologna, Italy from 1st – 3rd December 2015. Unlike other scientific events in ATM research, the SESAR Innovation Days focus explicitly on long-term and innovative research. Three SESAR Research Networks have been established to date: ComplexWorld – Mastering Complex Systems Safely; HALA! – Higher Automation Levels in ATM and ALIAS – Addressing Liability Impact of Automated Systems and these are involved in the organisation of the SIDs. The SESAR Innovation Days will include technical paper sessions, keynote presentations, contributions from the WP-E Research Networks together with an exhibits and posters. In particular we seek contributions from the wider ATM research community through this open call.

Call for Contributions

Researchers from research institutions, universities, airlines, air traffic service providers and industry are invited to submit papers (limited to 8 pages) presenting the results of their long-term or innovative 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:

  • ATM system architecture and system design
  • Human factors and decision support tools
  • Safety and security in a highly automated environment
  • Paving the way to full automation
  • Designing resilient ATM systems
  • Uncertainty, applied modelling and optimization techniques
  • CNS technical enablers
  • Complexity, data science and information management
  • Application of economics to facilitate a paradigm shift in ATM
  • Enabling change, including legal and regulatory aspects and the ATM innovation process
  • Innovative approaches in meteorology
  • Remotely-piloted aerial systems.

The submission deadline is 28th September and notification of acceptance will be made by 30th October. Download the Call for Contributions here

For all enquiries please contact sesarinnovationdays@sesarju.eu

Draft Programme published

The Draft Programme of the SESAR Innovation Days has been published; if you are planning to attend the SIDs please do not forget to register on the website.

Programme Outline now available

An outline of the SIDs programme has now been published on this website. It features keynotes and plenary talks. Presentation titles in the technical paper sessions will be added on 1st November once the paper review and selection process has been completed

Networking Event Wednesday 2nd December 2015

The SIDs networking event will take place on Wednesday 2nd December at Palazzo Gnudi. Palazzo Gnudi is located in the center of Bologna, within walking distance of almost anything. We will meet there for a cocktail, followed finger food and then a set dinner. For more information have a look at the website http://www.palazzognudi.com/.

Location map and list of hotels added

A location map, list of hotels and directions to the conference venue have been added to the page Logistical Information.

Submission deadline extended to 28th September

The submission deadline for paper contributions to the SIDs has been extended to 28th September. After that no further extension will be granted.

SIDs 2015 Call for Contributions now open

The Call for Contributions for the 2015 SESAR Innovation Days is now open. Download the call here

SIDs 2015 in Bologna

The SESAR Innovation Days 2015 will be hosted by University of Bologna from 1st to 3rd December 2015.

SIDs 2014 a Great Success!

The SESAR Innovation Days 2014 have taken place in Madrid between 25th and 27th November. With around 300 participants this was the largest SIDs ever. A great Thank You to the Universidad Politécnica Madrid for the excellent logistics!

Journal of Air Transport Management

Selected publications from the SESAR Innovation Days will be invited for inclusion in a Special Issues of Elsevier’s Journal of Air Transport Management.