ISSUE 3  |  August  2016


Although we are in the summer months, it seems like activity hasn't slowed down here at Innaxis. Welcome to our third edition of the newsletter, where we'll cover: 
  • Research Projects - Including  VISTA, a H2020-LTER research project; DATASET2050, a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by European Commission also under H2020; and CASSIOPEIA initiative funded by Sesar Joint Undertaking.
  • Events- Covering the International Conference on Air Transport (ICRAT) and the upcoming ComplexWorld event.
  • Summer Reading Resources related to complexity science and other pertinent research topics.


CASSIOPEIA  examines the benefits complexity science approaches within air traffic management. The CASSIOPEIA project has developed a software platform, based on Agent Based Modelling, to analyse the impact of policy making and changes in operational scenarios in the aeronautical field.

The CASSIOPEIA close-out meeting was held on June 10, 2 016 in Brussels, at the SJU offices. Among the attendees included four individuals from SJU, Luis Delgado from UoW, and Samuel Cristóbal and Jorge Martín from INX. The meeting was a success, covering the main aspects of the simulation model, including the design phase, the implementation phase, and final generated results. SJU representatives were very interested in the findings and provided some interesting feedback regarding ATM during flight delays.


VISTA covers the trade-off between, and impacts of, primary regulatory and business (market) forces. 

VISTA is a H2020-LTER research project coordinated by University of Westminster and participated by Innaxis, Eurocontrol, Belgocontrol and three airlines (Swiss-air, Norwegian and Icelandair).  The project officially launched with the kick-off meeting on June 23, 2016 in London at University of Westminster.


DATASET2050  (DATA driven approach for a Seamless Efficient Travelling in 2050) is the very first Coordination and Support Action (CSA) that  provides insight into the 
door-to-door European travel paradigm  for the current, 2035 and 2050 transport scenarios through a cutting edge data science approach.

On July 12, 2016 in London, a successful  1st European mobility workshop was organised in the context of the DATASET2050 project, covering different aspects of the door-to-door metrics. 

The event was organized with several (and interesting!) presentations internally from consortium and also external speakers/attendees from others projects and entities (PASSME, ACARE WG1, SESAR, European Commission etc). A full list of abstracts can be accessed here.  

Innaxis PhD student Seddik Belkoura presented his paper on the dynamic nature of delay propagation at the 7th edition of the International Conference on Air Transport (ICRAT), held at Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA). 

The successful event was co-organised by the  FAA  (Federal Aviation Administration-USA) and  EUROCONTROL. The event brought together the  next generation of researchers, and encouraged strong participation from students to interact with other experts in the field.


The upcoming ComplexWorld 2016 event will take place in Cologne, the 8 / 9th September, at the EASA premises. 

The event includes the 4th edition of the Data Science in Aviation Workshop, and will open with an introduction by Mr. Luc Tytgat, Director of EASA Strategy and Safety Management. 

Looking for a nice read to enjoy over the last of holidays?
Check out what the Innaxis team has been reading on their break!

  • The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen - a classic book on innovation.
  • Flying Off Course by Rigas Doganis - exploring the economics of the airline industry.
  • Deep Work, Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport - including strategies, philosophies, disciplines, and techniques to sharpen your focus.
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