4rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems

Instanbul Technical University, Turkey — May 26-30 2014   


ATACCS is a scientific conference on the theme of Automation in Command and Control Systems. It 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.

ATACCS 2014 - ICRAT 2014

Previous editions of ATACCShave been held in Barcelona, Spain (2011), London, UK, and Naples, Italy.

The fourth edition of the conference, ATACCS'2014 is going to be organized in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation - ICRAT 2014 which is going to be held in Instanbul Technical University, Instambul, Turkey from May 26 to 30, 2014.

ICRAT has now been established as a mainstream event in Air Transportation Research, alternating with the USA/Europe Air Traffic Management (ATM) Research and Development (R&D) Seminar. ICRAT is a forum encouraging young researchers (and their mentors) within air transportation to share their work, expand their professional network, gain new knowledge and inspiration, and discover the new challenges confronting society and the market to improve mobility for citizens and goods. ATACCS is the annual conference of SESAR WP-E network HALA! and the 2014 event builds on three previous editions.


Submissions by researchers, and in particular students and their mentors as well as young researchers, are solicited on a wide range of topics describing theoretical results and innovative applications in air transportation including but not limited to the following conference topics:

  • Advanced modeling and design methodologies, including network, human-machine interaction, and trajectory operations models
  • Airline operations and quality of service
  • Airport design, management and operations
  • Air transportation governance, economics and policy
  • Air transportation system performance measurement and management
  • Automation strategies and application of successful automation techniques from other domains to air transportation
  • Decision support systems, automation and human machine collaboration
  • Environment and energy efficiency, climate change and impact
  • Information management, enhanced communication, surveillance and navigation
  • Network management, and traffic flow optimization, system resilience and crisis management
  • New air vehicle integration
  • Safety, security and human performance
  • Socio-technical complexity and applications of data science in aviation
  • Trajectory optimization and trajectory and separation management

Further informaiton on paper templates, submission and venue can be found at ICRAT 2014 website:

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