European door-to-door mobility workshop! 20th Sept, Madrid

SAVE THE DATE! European door-to-door mobility workshop, next 20th September 2017, 10:30-16:00

Are you interested and/or doing research in the field of European door-to-door mobility? Are you interested and willing to improve current passenger experience and metrics? Are we close to the 4 hour door-to-door European objective for those trips including one air segment?  Come and join the free second workshop!

The event, hosted at Madrid Campus (Google Space) will mix active debate and participation from all the workshop attendees with presentations from top entities in the field: both member of DATASET2050 consortium and key invited external speakers! Event registration: free but with limited places available. Register below.

-Final agenda :

  • Workshop intro: Innaxis (Samuel Cristobal, Hector Ureta)
  • Passenger and demand profiling: Bauhaus Luftfahrt (Ulrike Kluge)
  • Door to door mobility models: Innaxis (Samuel Cristobal), University of Westminster
  • Door to door metrics: Eurocontrol (Pete Hullah)
  • Novel future (transport) concepts: Bauhaus (Annika Paul)

sandwich-networking break kindly sponsored by DATASET2050 consortium

  • ACARE WG1 - SRIA update / Long term mobility goals: Munich Airport/ACARE chair (Christoph Schneider)
  • CAMERA teaser: Innaxis (Hector Ureta)
  • Metropolis Project: UAVs, Urban Airspace. TU Delft (Joost Ellerbroek)
  • Digitalisation in aviation, Ryanair Case Study. COMTRADE ( Snježana Momić)
  • Sustainable airports- cities, aerotropolis. Mirjam Wiedemann (Wiedemann consultants)

-Further logistics info (hotels, transport) available here: Download our complete guide.

See you next 20th Sept in Madrid!


Note: The workshop is planned in tandem with the CATER open workshop and the ACARE WG1 meeting (restristed to ACARE members), both the 19th September in ISDEFE premises (Madrid)


EU Door-to-Door Mobility Workshop: 12th July 2016

We’re pleased to host and coordinate the first workshop examining EU door-to-door mobility.
An outline of sessions can be found below (abstracts are here).

Date: 12th July 2016. 10:30 – 17:00 (approx)

Location: 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW University of Westminster, UK

10:00 refreshments on arrival

Welcome and introduction – University of Westminster (PDF)

  • Session 1. Challenges of a data-driven model

The DATASET2050 model

The current state of mobility in EuropeUniversity of Westminster (PDF)
Which journeys are in scope when measuring the 4-hour door-to-door target?
What data sources are available for the current and future models?
Meeting the passenger’s demand: current and futureBauhaus Luftfahrt (PDF)
Challenges ahead: how will we model 2035 and 2050?
Assessing current supply and demand profiles.
Developing a new model for European mobility Innaxis (PDF)
What new metrics (and segmentations) do we need, apart from simply measuring average journey times?
Analytical approach – what metrics are needed?
What is the current status of such journeys – latest progress with the model.

  • Session 2. Further exploring the journey process phase by phase – where are the efficiency gains?

Door-to-kerbKai Nagel, Technical University of Berlin (PDF)
Improved airport accessibility: intermodal mobility; efficiencies of different modes (e.g. better utilisation of road-based modes – fuller cars/taxis; prioritisation schemes); modal shift; integration and passenger confidence.
Kerb-to-gateGenovefa Kefalidou, Horizon 2020 PASSME project (PDF)
Reducing door-to-door airport travel time for passengers in Europe.
Providing passengers with real-time information on predicted demand for airport services.
Improving the airport experience for passengers.
Gate-to-gateSteve Williams, NATS (PDF)
The impact of new SESAR solutions aimed at improving gate-to-gate operations, including free-routing, business trajectories, functional airspace blocks and ATM performance targets.
The role of wider EU policies such as Regulation 261/2004.

  • Session 3. Looking ahead to 2035 and 2050

Futures near and farChristoph Schneider, Munich Airport (PDF)
Evolution of demand – market maturities, new technologies and travel patterns.
From where will the key performance improvements come? – panel discussion (PDF)
Major improvements and barriers. Is the 4-hour target achievable – at what price? What should be the role of regulation and policy?
Close and wrap-upUniversity of Westminster (PDF)

Registration: Attendance is free of charge, however the number of places are limited.
Dynamic conversations and exchanges of views are encouraged at the workshop.

You’re cordially invited: EU Door-to-Door Mobility Workshop hosted by DATASET2050

The 4-hour door-to-door challenge in Europe – are we heading in the right direction?

The DATASET2050 project is pleased announce a one-day workshop in central London on Tuesday 12 July 2016 focusing on the 4-hour door-to-door challenge. The event will be hosted by University of Westminister.

The workshop will focus on the challenges facing the Flightpath 2050 4-hour door-to-door target, with presentations from the project team (Innaxis, University of Westminster, EUROCONTROL and Bauhaus), along with guest speakers from Heathrow and Munich Airports, NATS and the PASSME project. Sessions will consider the current journey process and where efficiency gains may come from, data sources, new metrics, and a look ahead to 2035 and 2050.

Attendance is free of charge, however the number of places are limited!

Register today at: A preliminary draft of the agenda is also available.

DATASET2050 is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Mobility for Growth topic “Support to European Aviation Research and Innovation Policy” (MG.1.7-2014).

For additional questions, please contact Hector at

SIDs 2015

Given DATASET’s long-term scope and air-transport oriented approach, this blog post addresses the upcoming SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs). Research outcomes are only beneficial when it is disseminated to other people/entities/agencies/stakeholders. Given that, please consider this post as part of the promotional obligation of the event, not to mention the presentation includes research threads that will be crucial for DATASET model development.

The 5th edition of the SESAR Innovation Days will be hosted by Università di Bologna, Italy from 1st – 3rd December 2015. The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) are the main vehicle through which SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) disseminates the results of its long-term and innovative research programme and the event has become a milestone in the European research calendar. Presently SESAR-WPE supports 26 research projects, 3 research networks and 20 PhD studies, and to date has funded more than 75 organisations. With the transition to SESAR 2020 and its Exploratory Research programme under the H2020 calls, Europe will continue to benefit from similar frameworks, leveraging the success of the present research programme and attracting new researchers and scientific disciplines to ATM.

The SIDs is coordinated by EUROCONTROL, as it’s been every year, and Innaxis, University of Westminster, and all of the DATASET partners will be attending as active participants. Interested in learning more about their participation in the SIDs? Continue reading below!

  • EUROCONTROL annually coordinates the event. In particular, Colin Meckiff (EUROCONTROL) is General Chair of the event, and Dirk Schaefer (EUROCONTROL) the Programme Chair. Although they are not directly involved in DATASET2050, they can be reached through Innaxis if you are interested!
  • The Programme Committee includes Andrew Cook (University of Westminster) and David Perez (Innaxis). Both will be more than willing to speak with you at the event regarding DATASET or the SIDs in general. Don’t hesitate to contact them should you have questions!
  • One of the main research priorities within Innaxis and University of Westminster has been exploring trade-offs between different stakeholders. For this particular SIDs, University of Westminster, Innaxis and Belgocontrol will present the paper “Controller time and delay costs- a trade-off analysis.” The paper will be presented within the technical session of the SIDs.
  • The EC four hour door-to-door goal requires additional work and analysis in order to be fully understood. This includes building new modelling tools in which the metrics and data analysis will help to understand how to fully achieve this goal. Innaxis has particular strengthen within the mobility research area, and the Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action DataSET 2050 (both coordinated by Innaxis) and the SESAR-CASSIOPEIA agent-based modelling framework may be of interest to you if you are working on mobility research challenges. Please do not hesitate to contact our architect of mobility tools for ATM, Samuel Cristóbal ( and Jorge Martin ( who will both be in attendance at the conference.
  • The ComplexWorld network has advanced very much within the last five years. The network coordinator Paula López (Innaxis) will give a presentation on the first day of SIDs, which will provide an overview of the ComplexWorld evolution since it was launched with key emphasis on the 2015 outcomes. Furthermore, ComplexWorld will participate in the research Tournament on Wednesday Dec. 2nd. Please feel free to talk with Paula ( if you are interested in additional information.
  • For a few years, Innaxis has been working on new air transport metrics and indicators. Along these lines, we have been crafting a tool to compute metrics against real traffic data with advanced visual tools to help understand these complex metrics. On the day before SIDs (Monday Nov 30th), we will be hosting a workshop on air transport resilience metrics: The 2015Resilience2050 Workshop. Registration is free and more information can be found here: Please contact Hector Ureta ( for further information on the workshop and/or resilience research.
  • Data Science has also been an area of major interest for Innaxis in the last few years. We are working on different elements of a big data / data science infrastructure that allows major data mining for Air Transport across different fronts: from evaluating current delay propagation and the resilience of airports and airlines against disturbances, to evaluating new paradigms on safety monitoring; all of which is based on powerful deep analytics. We are very proud of our advancements in this area. Our colleague Massimiliano Zanin will be at the conference, and you can feel free to contact him ( regarding this topic.
  • Complex network theory is also of same importance within Innaxis’s research and it has been increasingly used to study the air transport system by defining static or dynamic structures to characterise how airports are connected. Our ComplexWorld PhD student, Seddik Belkoura, will present a poster titled “A young person’s guide to the reconstruction of air transport networks” depicting how the sampling processes intervening in the construction of such structures can affect the topological stability of the final system’s representation. Please contact him if this is of your interest (
  • Also, Information Management has been an area of interest for us. In particular, we think the Data Science paradigms will only be fully enabled if data is shared across stakeholders. This can only be achieved if the right security and encrypted mechanisms are in place. Along these lines, there will also be a discussion about the main results of the SecureDataCloud project. Please talk to Massimiliano if you would like to learn more about Innaxis’s efforts in Information Management.
  • Last but not least, Innaxis will serve as a SIDs rapporteur and will help Eurocontrol to extract key conclusions and provide our own views on the future research avenues. Carlos Álvarez (Innaxis President) will facilitate this during the closing session. Please, contact Carlos ( if you would like to continue the discussion!

Hope to see you in Bologna!

Hector Ureta

DATASET2050 presented at ACARE

DATASET2050 participation in ACARE WG1 Meeting (Brussels, June 3, 2015)

Bauhaus Luftfahrt actively participated in the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) Working Group 1 Meeting on June 3, 2015 in Brussels on behalf of DATASET2050. ACARE’s main task is to provide a network for strategic research in aeronautics and air transport and to identifying strategic directions for aviation research and industry. The members of ACARE are organised in five working groups: (1) Mobility, (2) Competitiveness, (3) Environment and Energy, (4) Safety and Security, and (5) Resources. Within the different working groups experts from industry, science and politics meet regularly to discuss and define key topics and to monitor progress regarding mobility and air transportation related research. Three partners of DATASET2050 are part of ACARE: Bauhaus, EUROCONTROL and Innaxis. Working Group 1, in particular, is concerned with the societal and market needs and how these can be met in the future. Main objectives of the meeting in Brussels on June 3 were an update on the identification of bottlenecks within the current transport system and the respective formulation of research needs. Furthermore, three current projects within the scope of WG1 were presented: DATASET2050, DORA, and PASSME.

The DORA project starting in June 2015 (“Door to Door Information for Air Passengers”) focuses on passenger door-to-door travel and the provision of an integrated information system along the entire journey. The goal of the PASSME (“Personalised Airport Systems for Seamless Mobility and Experience”) project is to reduce passenger travel time by 60 minutes by introducing novel solutions (up to TRL6). These may include systems to provide predictive analysis of passenger flows or redesigned airport and aircraft processes that speed up the passenger journey and add to a hassle-free travel experience. Although these two projects have a different focus, both are concerned with enhancing the passenger journey and addressing door-to-door travel. This yields potential for valuable future exchange between the different partners and for the different work packages in DATASET2050.

The presentation of DATASET2050 at this particular meeting mainly focused on the work scope of work package 3, passenger demand profile. The intention of WP3 is to understand in a better way the current as well as the future transport system from the user perspective. For this purpose, travel behaviour is depicted by collecting a range of data on passenger needs and expectations for different time horizons. As depicted in step 1 in the figure, this demand is derived from a range of data sources: First, macro data, such as information on demographics or income, is collected to obtain a broad basis for the differentiation of population groups (as addressed in Blog Post #5). To introduce a transport-specific focus, passenger travel behaviour is analysed by looking at modal shares, traffic patterns and flows, e.g. travel times and destinations, as well as the availability and constitution of airport access modes. The characteristics derived from macro and transport-specific data are complemented by specific passenger attributes. High affinity for technology, for example, can be one feature that characterizes a certain type of passenger. Passengers might also place high emphasis on individualized products such as customized meals or entertainment programs during a flight.


Approach towards the derivation of distinct passenger clusters and requirements

The data is used to define specific demand profiles, i.e. to differentiate between a variety of passenger groups beyond the traditional classification of business, leisure, and visiting friends and relatives (step 2 in the figure). For example, one group may be characterized by travellers in the age group 20 to 25 with a high affinity for state-of-the-art technology solutions, travelling on a low budget to visit both friends and families across different European cities.

For each defined passenger demand profile (“passenger clusters”) requirements for the current as well as future transport system (2035 and 2050) are defined (step 3 in figure). A specification resulting from such a cluster can be the provision of aligned travel information along the entire journey. This means that all involved transport providers share information on schedules and expected delays to provide passengers with dynamic real-time information. These current and future requirements are then used to identify bottlenecks within passenger door-to-door transport and to design approaches how these can be addressed within future transport systems.





DATASET2050 – H2020 CSA coordinated by Innaxis

How can we provide a seamless travel experience from door to door for future European passengers? This question is addressed by the DATASET2050 project which Innaxis is coordinating. DATASET2050 is an aviation Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by European Commission within the H2020 frame and coordinated by Innaxis.

DATASET2050 (DATA driven approach for a Seamless Efficient Travelling in 2050) deals with those Flightpath 2050 goals that postulate future air transport to be more passenger-centric and to incorporate the door-to-door perspective. It complements the vision for European transport with guidelines and quantitative targets how the goals can be accomplished as well as with conceptual foundations. Project partners are Innaxis (Spain-coordinator), University of Westminster (United Kingdom), Eurocontrol (Belgium) and Bauhaus Luftfahrt (Germany).

The CSA is divided into four blocks, each of them focusing on a different aspect of the mobility assessment challenge: the data architecture and modelling, the passenger needs assessment, the supply of transport services assessment and the mobility assessment that, inter alia, includes novel concepts foundations.



In the course of the project, a data-driven toolset will be developed to assess the main characteristics of the current system and to analyze various future scenarios. State-of-the-art data analysis techniques together with the analysis on customer and transport services demand and supply evolution will be integrated to correctly identify the opportunities for Europe in this context. The following specific objectives will be addressed:

  • Identification and acquisition of relevant datasets to support the analysis
  • Depiction of current and future passenger expectations, needs and requirements
  • Building of a data-driven model
  • Development of mobility metrics
  • Understanding of the current and future air transport services supply
  • Identification and initial development of novel concept foundations, identification of (potential) bottlenecks within the current and future transport system
  • Sound dissemination and communication among the relevant stakeholders

Project was kicked-off December 2014, and so far two deliverables concerning management and dissemination topics have already been submitted.  In addition to the KoM at Brussels, the partners also recently met at the University of Westminster (London) to discuss detailed content and data requirements for the data-driven model to be developed in WP2.

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