5th International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems

University Paul Sabatier (IRIT), Toulouse, France — September 30 — October 2, 2015   

Conference Program

Pre-conference event: AIRVET

A presentation of the projet AIRVET to students and industrialists is going to be organized the day before ATACCS. Participants of ATACCS 2015 are kindly invited to attend these sessions and the cocktail that will follows.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Session I. The human factor: careers in the aerospace sector (presented to students in French)

Registration and reception of participants + Welcome coffee
Welcome and Introduction to the AIRVET project
Careers in the aerospace sector – challenges, opportunities, trends
  • - Keynote speech by Mr. Olivier Esteban, CFTC - Airbus

  • Bio : - À l’issue de son doctorat, Olivier intègre la société Airbus ou il participe au développement des simulateurs de cockpit de la famille A330/A340. Il rejoint ensuite le Bureau d’études en tant que concepteur système dans le domaine des Commandes de Vol. Aujourd’hui Olivier est manager à la ligne d’assemblage finale des Airbus A330. A ce titre il est membre de l’état-major du site de production de Clément Ader.

    - Dès son arrivée dans la société Airbus, Olivier a œuvré dans le partenariat social au sein de la CFTC. Il est présent sur les sites de production du géant de l’aéronautique ou il représente la CFTC. Parallèlement à ce rôle opérationnel, il a siégé de nombreuses années au Comité d’Entreprise Airbus Operation SAS Toulouse, au Comité Central d’Entreprise Airbus Opérations SAS mais aussi au Comité Européen Airbus.

    - Il a actuellement des responsabilités nationales en tant que Délégué Syndical Central de la CFTC pour les sites de Toulouse, Nantes et Saint Nazaire au sein de la filiale Airbus mais aussi Coordinateur de l’ensemble des entités du Groupe Airbus aussi bien dans les domaines de la défense, du spatial, des hélicoptères que des avions civils et militaires.

  • - Q&A + conclusions of session

Session II. Industry Talks (for Industry/VET providers only)

Registration and reception of participants
Welcome and presentation (A European Sector Skills Alliance – AIRVET / Presentation of results of the AIRVET project)
Industry talks: Skills and Human Factors in the aerospace industry of the future
  • - Keynote speech by Mr. Pascal Traverse: Cockpit R&T Program leader at Airbus.

  • Bio : - Pascal Traverse entered AIRBUS in 1985 and had the opportunity to participate to the design of the flight-by-wire system of the A320, the first time such a system was on a civil airplane.

    - He then went on with the subsequent Airbus fly-by-wire developments, then leading the overall Airbus systems safety activities. Two of his patents are flying and some bits of Aviation Safety regulation are his authoring.

    - He then focused on resilience: his own by working three years in the A380 Final Assembly Line and aviation’s resilience by leading for 2 years now Airbus research on cockpit and flight operations.

  • - Keynote speech by Mr. Eduardo Carrillo de Albornoz, Strategy & BD Deputy Director, Boeing Research & Technology Europe, S.L.U.

  • Bio : - Eduardo was born in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Bachelor of arts in economics, University Complutense of Madrid, and an Executive MBA, IE Business School. He has as well attended different seminars, workshops and executive education sessions in relevant Universities and Institutions in Europe and US.

    - Eduardo is the Strategy and Business Development Deputy Director for Boeing Research & Technology Europe. In this position, he is responsible for identifying research business opportunities for Boeing in Europe. Developing solid and long term relations with the main stakeholders in Europe within the research arena, is also one of his main responsibilities.

    - Prior to joining Boeing, he devoted almost all his professional experience to the aerospace consultancy business.

  • - Q&A + conclusions of session
Cocktail with networking in the hall (ATACCS registration)

ATACCS main conference

All events take place in auditorium Herbrant, IRIT building, Paul Sabatier University, 118 route de Narbonne, Toulouse.

DAY 1: Wednesday, September 30th 2015

ATACCS Registration
Conference opening (Chair : Pr. Philippe Palanque, Université Toulouse III, France)
Opening keynote, Michael Harrison, Newcastle University, UK (Chair : Pr. Philippe Palanque, Université Toulouse III, France)
Rigour, rules and regulation in safety critical interactive systems [Get the slides here]
Abstract : The talk describes recent work concerned with using formal techniques to demonstrate that user centred safety requirements are satisfied by a proposed design. The work has been done as part of a larger research programme (CHI+MED) focusing on safety in medical devices. It has involved close focus on research developments on regulation within the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recent research will be used as a trigger for the talk, reflecting on our earlier research on methods for function allocation, and considering whether less precise requirements or “maxims” such as etiquette, that can be crucial to the safety of autonomous systems, might be amenable to formalisation.

Bio : Michael Harrison is Emeritus Professor of Informatics at Newcastle University and part time senior research fellow at QMUL, London. He has visiting professorships at University College London, Swansea University and is an external collaborator at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. His research focuses on the systematic analysis of the functional behaviour of interactive systems using a combination of model checking and automated theorem proving techniques. These techniques have been used most recently to model medical devices, the human aspects of ubiquitous systems and more generally flows in built environments. Michael has also, in the more distant past, led research projects funded by aircraft, ATC and defence organisations.
Coffee Break
Trajectories Management (Chair : Dr. Rosa Arnaldo Valdés, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Mevlüt Uzun, Güney Güner, Emre Koyuncu and Gökhan İnalhan. Flight Deck Centered Tactical 4D Trajectory Planning and Collision Avoidance with Flight Envelope Sampling
Daniel González-Arribas, Manuel Soler and Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo. Wind-optimal cruise trajectories using pseudospectral methods and ensemble probabilistic forecasts
Santi Vilardaga and Xavier Prats. Mass Estimation for an Adaptive Trajectory Predictor using Optimal Control
Lunch Break
Interaction and Automation (Chair : Dr. Marco Winckler Université Toulouse III, France)
Raymond Lewis. The Effect of Handedness on use of Touch Screen versus Touch Pad
Regina Bernhaupt, Martin Cronel, Francois Manciet, Celia Martinie and Philippe Palanque. Transparent Automation for Assessing and Designing better Interactions between Operators and Partly-Autonomous Interactive Systems
Sergio Pizziol, Catherine Tessier, Michael Feary and Frédéric Dehais. Action reversibility in human-machine systems
Coffee Break
Operators' Viewpoint on Automation (Authority, Acceptance and Workload) (Chair : Dr. Mike Feary, Nasa Ames, USA)
Regina Bernhaupt, François Manciet and Michael Pirker. User Experience as a Parameter to Enhance Automation Acceptance: Lessons from Automating Articulatory Tasks
Sara Rodríguez, Leticia Sánchez, Jose Juan Cañas and Patricia López. Pupillometry to assess Air Traffic Controller workload through the Mental Workload Model
Julie Henry, Cedric Bach and Sonja Biede. A framework for designing authority and responsibility into complex sociotechnical systems
Posters and Demonstration Madness (Chair : Dr. Célia Martinie, Université Toulouse III, France)
Welcome drink

DAY 2: Thursday, October 1st 2015

Automated Missions (Ground and Air) (Chair : Juan Antonio Vila Carbó, Universitad Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
Milena Studic and Arnab Majumdar. Apron safety — a missing piece in the SESAR ConOps puzzle
Johannes Mund, Alexander Zouhar, Lothar Meyer, Hartmut Fricke and Carsten Rother. Performance Evaluation of LiDAR Point Clouds towards Automated FOD Detection on Airport Aprons
Hector Usach, Juan Vila, Alfons Crespo and Pedro Yuste. A highly-automated RPAS mission manager for integrated airspace
Coffee Break
Presentation of doctoral papers (Chair : Dr. Thomas Feuerle - TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Lutz Bretschneider and Peter Hecker. An automatic flight state evaluation implementation
Elena Psyllou, Arnab Majumdar and Washington Ochieng. Why Do General Aviation Pilots Infringe and How Is Technology Related to?
Presentation of conclusions from final work from HALA! PhD students (Chair : Dr. Thomas Feuerle - TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Emre Koyuncu, AUTOFLY-Aid: Flight Deck Automation Support with Dynamic 4D Trajectory Management for Responsive and Adaptive Airborne Collision, Istanbul Technical University
Martina Ragosta, A multi-modelS based approach for the modelling and the analysis of usable and resilient partly autonomous interactive systems, DeepBlue & Toulouse 3 University
Interaction with students
Lunch Break
Workshop "Resilience in ATM automation: a chimera or a reality?" (Chairs : Alberto Pasquini & Martina Ragosta, DeepBlue, Italy)
Coffee Break
Risks and Resilence Analysis (Chair : Dr. Arnab Majundar, Imperial College London, UK)
Alberto Pasquini, Martina Ragosta, Ivonne A. Herrera and Audun Vennesland. Towards a measure of Resilience
Martina Ragosta, Célia Martinie, Philippe Palanque, David Navarre and Mark Alexander Sujan. Concept Maps as a Glue for Integrating Modeling Techniques for the Analysis and Re-Design of Partly-Autonomous Interactive Systems
Arnaud Prouzeau and Chris W. Johnson. Simulating the Risks from Aircraft Debris to the Public on the Ground
Gala Dinner

DAY 3: Friday, October 2nd 2015

Closing Keynote, Pr. Chris Johnson, University of Grasgow, Scotland (Chair : Dr. Stela Tkatchova, SJU, Belgium)
SESAR and NextGen: if I was going there, I wouldn't start from here
Chris Johnson is Professor and Head of Computing at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He has held fellowships from NASA and the U.S. Air Force, he is the technical advisor to the European Commission on the Cybersecurity of future Air Traffic Management.
He is advising EDF on the Cybersecurity of the new UK nuclear reactors and is assisting the United Nations in securing the work of their CBRN weapons inspectors. Previously, he helped develop the report guidelines for accident investigators across Europe on behalf of the European Railway Agency and EUROCONTROL; the European Air Traffic Management Organisation.
Closing Keynote, Jean-Marc Loscos, DSNA, Toulouse France [Cancelled for medical reasons]
European ATM Master Plan challenges for ANSPs - DSNA perspective
Jean Marc loscos is a senior engineer at DSNA in charge of European programmes (strategic planning, coordination and consolidation)
Since 2012, he contributes to several SESAR Projects related to standardisation and ATM master plan after having managed SESAR activities on ACAS and ground based safety nets (2010-2012).
Jean-Marc represented the European ANSPs in the SESAR ATM Master Planning Group in charge of producing ATM MP Edition 2015. He represents DSNA at CANSO TECHNICAL Task force since 2012 and at EUROCAE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE since 2015.
Coffee Break
Separation Management (Chair : Dr. Stela Tkatchova, SJU, Belgium)
Fatemeh Asadi and Arthur Richards. Self-Organized Model Predictive Control for Air Traffic Management
Baris Baspinar, Cengiz Pasaoglu, Nazim Ure and Gokhan Inalhan. Infrastructure Development for Ground-Based Separation Assurance with Optional Automation
HALA! Workshop: The long journey toward a higher level of automation in ATM as safety critical, sociotechnical and multi‐Agent system (Chair : Dr. Rosa Arnaldo Valdès, Univerdidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Closing of ATACCS 2015
Lunch Break
Visit of Aeroscopia (Aeronautics Museum)

Accepted Posters

  • Angela Errico, Edoardo Filippone, Domenico Pascarella and Franco Gargiulo. Performance-based Optimization for Resilience Engineering in ATM.
  • Dani Gatsinzi. Development of Novel ATFCM Models for Future Trajectory Based Operations.
  • Javier Pérez Castán, Fernando Gómez Comendador, Rosa Arnaldo Valdés and Sergio Guevara Martínez. Continuous Climb Operations: The following step.
  • Johannes Mund, Thomas Kunze, Markus Vogel and Hartmut Fricke. Automation in ATM at TU Dresden – Institute of Logistics and Aviation.
  • Nicolas Suarez Tetzlaff and Jose Manuel Cordero. CRIDA’s Approach to eATFCM.
  • Milena Studic, Arnab Majumdar, Gonzalo Arnedo Tobaruela, Elena Psyllou, Washington Yotto Ochieng and Wolfgang Schuster. ATM research at Imperial College London and its impact on automation.
  • Célia Martinie, Philippe Palanque, Marco Winckler and Regina Bernhaupt. AUTOM AT ICS: Research activities on Automation.
  • Alberto Pasquini. Evaluation of research projects contributing to automation in ATM.

Accepted Demonstration

  • François Lancelot and Zarrin Chua. Integration of Decision Support System and Autonomous Vehicles for Improved Airport Taxiing Management.

Last update: October 1st, 2015