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The project

The project

ComplexWorld is a Research Network that was created to lead the long term research needs of SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research), one of the European Commission’s most ambitious research and development projects. SESAR is a results-driven initiative with the aim of meeting future air capacity and safety needs while building the European economy on strong foundations of knowledge, research and innovation.

Work Package E, the Long Term Research vehicle of SESAR, sets out to explore four areas of exploration, one of which is ‘Mastering Complex Systems Safely’. The ComplexWorld Network is specifically tasked with addressing this theme and with establishing how Complexity Science can contribute to understand, model, and ultimately drive and optimise the behaviour and the evolution of the ATM system that emerges from the complex relationships between its different elements. 

Objectives · Who we are · Work completed

Objectives

As an open partnership between universities, research centers and industry, ComplexWorld’s objective is to:

 • Provide a structured forum for the development, exchange and dissemination of research knowledge in ATM Complexity Management

• Lower the barriers for the ATM community to have access to and benefit from Complex Systems science

• Attract talented Complex Systems researchers towards ATM.

• Foster the interaction andideas sharingbetweenthe Air Transport and the Complex Systems research communities

• Define, develop and maintain a clear roadmap for establishing and consolidating a research community at the intersection of Complexity and ATM of clear added value for the European Air Transport sector.

For further details on the Position Paper topics, visit the ComplexWorld Wiki.

Who we are

The ComplexWorld Network is led by the the Innaxis Foundation and Research Institute (Network Coordinator), the University of Seville, DLR, the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), the University of Palermo, and the University of Westminster. Additionally, iIt has a network of 70 plus participants. If you would like to join out network email us on info@complexworld.eu

PARTICIPANTS FROM ACADEMIA

Athens University of Economics & Business – Research Center (AUEB)
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC)
École Polytechnique / Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris-Île de France
ETH Zurich
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen Nurnberg
HCF – Human-Factors-Consult GmbH
Instituto Tecnologico del Valle de Morelia, Mexico
Kiev National Aviation University
Linkoping University
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM)
TU Braunschweig
TU of Catalonia
TU Darmstadt
TU Delft
TU Dresden
TU Harburg
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
University of Belgrade
University of Catania
University of Hannover
University of Helsinki
University of L´Aquila
University of Leicester
University of Melbourne
University of Milano-Bicocca
University of Naples- Parthenope
University of Porto, LIACC/NIADR, TAP Portugal
University of Salzburg
Uppsala University
University Rey Juan Carlos
Vilnius University
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER ENTITIES

AERTEC
Airspace Management Strategies Inc.
ALG Indra
ASDA
Atos Origin
BluSky Services Group
Boeing
Capgemini Sud
CATEC
CIRA
CNES
CRIDA
CTAE
Deep Blue
DSE Consulting LTD
EASA
EATRADA
Engility
Everis
FAA
GMV Aerospace and Defence S.A.U
GMVIS Skysoft S.A.
Hafner Engineering, LLC
Helios
Honeywell
IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A
Integrasys S.A.
ISI Foundation
ISDEFE
Jeppesen
Lufthansa Systems
NASA
NextGen AeroSciences, LLC
Onera
Research Executive Agency (REA)- European Commission
Roke Manor Research
SICTA
Simudyne
SINTEF
Slot Consulting
TCP
TESA
To70

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Timeline

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Events

Full repository of 2010-2016 events (Seminars, Workshops, Tutorials, Data Science Events etc), presentations and recordings too- at ComplexWorld wiki, here

For future events, check regularly the posts here, especially those with the hashtag #ComplexWorld

Complexity Projects

ComplexWorld related projects

ASHICS

Automating the Search for Hazards in Complex Systems

The project will work on a proof-of-concept technology that will enable future SESAR applications to automatically explore and safety check proposed changes to ATM scenarios.

COMPASS

Safety Management in Complex ATM System of Systems using ICT approaches

The project aims to identify combinations of events as they are happening and issue warnings to operators early enough to take action and prevent catastrophic failures.

ONBOARD

Probabilistic Network Based Operations ATM

This project aims to improve the performance of the ATM system in the short term planning phase by developing new models and algorithms that enable to manage the factors that account for ATFM delay.

ELSA

Empirically Grounded Agent-Based Models for the Future ATM scenario

ELSA will develop the methods and tools of the science of complex systems to analyse and model the dynamics of the new ATM system, especially concerning complexity, resilience, and safety.

MAREA

Mathematical Approach towards Resilience Engineering in ATM

MAREA aims to develop a mathematical modelling and analysis approach towards the application of resilience engineering in ATM, and to demonstrate its usability through application to future scenarios

POEM

Passenger-Oriented Enhanced Metrics

The air transport industry is lacking passenger-centric metrics; its reporting is flight-centric. POEM will build an ECAC ATM model, combining flight and passenger trip data. 

CASSIOPEIA

Complex Adaptative Systems for Optimisation of Performance in ATM.

CASSIOPEIA proposes an innovative approach to ATM performance, especially well-suited to apprehend and manage the irreducible uncertainties which impact on ATM process

NEWO

Network-Wide Effects of Inventive Operational Approaches in ATM

The project aims at exploring the potential network-wide benefits and/or adverse effects of the application of different local operational approaches in ATM.

EMERGIA

In Search of Poweful Emergent Behaviour in ATM

EMERGIA project will identify potentially negative emergent behaviours and will improve the SESAR2020+ system architecture and design such that their emergent behaviours become positive.