2nd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems

Imperial College, London, UK — May 29-31, 2012   

Conference Overview

ATACCS'2012 is the second of a series of scientific conferences on the theme of Automation in Command and Control Systems. The first was organized in Barcelona, Spain, and gathered more than one hundredparticipants.

ATACCS is focused on applications and theories that are related to the replacement of human roles by technology (i.e. through automation). In the context of ATACCS, automation implies the use of systems to administer the tasks of humansincluding conformance monitoring and automation management. This raises enormous technical, ethical, organizational and safety challenges.

ATACCS is the brainchild of the HALA! Research Network (Higher Automation Levels in Air Traffic Management) which is supported by SESAR WP-E; a framework setup to spearhead long term and innovative research in automation of Air Traffic Management in pursuit of the SESAR 2020 vision and beyond. Despite this strong relationship with ATM, ATACCS welcomes submissions from all other domains and industries dealing with automation in command and control systems.

Conference proceedings are freely available for downloading in PDF format:

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ATACCS'2012 - 2nd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems. London, UK, May 29-31, 2012. IRIT PRESS. 237 p. ISBN: 978-2-917490-20-4.


All submissions to the conference will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings as well as in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission categories

  • Research papers
  • Poster and demonstrations
  • Doctoral consortium

Application domains include but are not limited to:

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Nuclear
  • Games (with the autonomous behaviours perspective)

Topics include but are not limited to:


  • Autonomous systems design
  • Function allocation and task migration
  • Human-System integration
  • Human-Automation collaboration
  • Procedures for automation

Methodologies for design and automation

  • Causal modeling
  • Formal models for automation
  • Model validation
  • Assessment of systems with automation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Safety assessment
  • Dependability of autonomous systems
  • Model reduction for complex systems
  • Simulation and modeling of complex systems

Systems exhibiting automation

  • Process control
  • Adaptive control systems
  • Networked and distributed intelligent control
  • Control system networks and integration
  • Decision support systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Real time supervisory control
  • Information processing automation
  • Navigation, mapping and path planning
  • System supervision
  • Virtual systems
  • Vision systems for automation
  • Decision making and information retrieval
  • Human-machine interfaces
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