Resilience2050. Workshop 2015, Bologne (SIDS)

The final project workshop took place in Bologna, Italy, 30th November 2015 in the afternoon, (14:00-18:00) attached to the SESAR Innovation Days, that officially started the following day in the morning.
You can now download the presentations of the workshop by just clicking on the links below.

Resilience2050 Final Workshop

13:30-14:00 Registration
14:00-14:15 Welcome and introduction Marc Bourgois, Eurocontrol, and David Perez, Innaxis
14:15-14:30 Resilience concepts and approach Hector Ureta, Innaxis
14:30-15:10 Resilience in the ATM socio-technical system: Key roles of humans balancing ATM KPA’s while dealing with disturbances Sybert Stroeve, NLR
15:10-15:30 Data-driven techniques to improve ATM resilience understanding Ernestina Menasalvas, UPM
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 The resilience metric and efficiency model Samuel Cristobal, Innaxis
16:30-16:50 Future air traffic in Resilience2050, an operational view Cengiz Pasaoglu, DHMI
16:50-17:20 Data Driven Stochastic Modelling of European Air Traffic for Efficiency Assessment and Resilience N. Kemal Ure, ITU
17:20-17:30 Future applications and opportunities David Perez, Innaxis
17:30-18:00 Open debate All
18:00 Closure

Innaxis at SIDs 2015

Every year we are excited to participate in the SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) 2015, organised by Eurocontrol and the SJU, which will take place this year in Bologna, Italy. In 2015, Innaxis has been particularly busy in long term aviation research and as in previous SIDs, we will be continue to be especially engaged during the event. We look forward to discussing many innovative research topics and provide an update on Innaxis’ efforts. These include:


  • The ComplexWorld network has greatly evolved within the last five years. On the first day of SIDs, the network coordinator, Paula Lopez, will present an overview of the ComplexWorld evolution since it was launched with special emphasis on the key 2015 outcomes and 2016 initiatives. Please feel free to reach out to Paula ( if you are interested in obtaining more information on the network activities.
  • At Innaxis we have been working on new air transport metrics and indicators for the last few years. We have been crafting a tool to compute those metrics against real traffic data along with advanced visual tools to help understand these complex metrics. On the day before SIDs officially commences, Monday Nov. 30, we will be hosting a workshop on air transport resilience metrics: The 2015 Resilience2050 Workshop. Additional information along with free registration can be found here. Please contact Hector Ureta ( for further information on the workshop and/or resilience research.
  • The EC four hour door-to-door challenge warrants more effort to bring everyone on the same page. Building new modelling tools, metrics and data analysis capabilities will help to understand how we may achieve this goal. Innaxis has strong expertise within Mobility, with coordination efforts in the Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action DataSET 2050, along with the most recent SESAR-CASSIOPEIA agent-based modelling framework. These research initiatives may be of interest to you if you are working with mobility. Please do not hesitate to contact our architect of mobility tools for ATM, Samuel Cristóbal ( and Jorge Martin ( who will be at the conference.
  • Exploring trade-offs between different stakeholders has always been one of the main research priorities within Innaxis. For this particular SIDs Innaxis has liaised with the University of Westminster and Belgocontrol to present the paper “Controller time and delay costs -a trade-off analysis”. The paper will be presented within the technical sessions of the SIDs.
  • Data Science has also been an area of major interest at Innaxis over the last few years. We are working on different elements of a big data / data science infrastructure to enable major data mining efforts within Air Transport, including: current delay propagation evaluations, airport and airline resilience against disturbances, and an evaluation on new paradigms for safety monitoring, all of which is contingent on powerful deep analytics. We have advanced very far in this area, for which we are very proud. Our colleague Massimiliano Zanin will be at the conference and can speak to these efforts. Feel free to contact him at
  • In addition, complex network theory has also been prioritised within Innaxis’s research efforts and 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 entitled “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 (
  • Information Management has also been an area of interest for us. In particular, we think Data Science paradigms can only be fully enabled if data is transparently shared across stakeholders, which can only be achieved with the right secure and encrypted mechanisms are put in place. Related to this, the Innaxis team will present a talk about the main results of the SecureDataCloud project. Again, please reach out to Massimiliano Zanin should this be your area of interest.
  • Last, but not least, we will also serve as SIDs rapporteurs and help Eurocontrol extract some conclusions as well as provide our own views on future research avenues. Carlos Alvarez will lead this during the closing session. Please, contact Carlos ( if you’d like to continue the conversation!


We hope we have many opportunities to interact next week and hope you find our activities interesting and motivating for future initiatives.
See you soon in Bologna!

2015.04.07 Resilience in SESAR2020

The event “Complexity Challenges and Opportunities in SESAR2020” took place in Brussels, 7th April 2015 in Eurocontrol headquarters, organized by the ComplexWorld Network – the long-term research network supported by SESAR and coordinated by Innaxis.

In this event, there was a particular session on Resilience in Air Transport, with several Resilience2050’s consortium members presentations (ITU, Innaxis, NLR). The session was chaired by Gokhan Inalham (ITU)

Presentations available in the links below:

Resilience2050. Workshop 24 Nov 2014

The workshop on Resilience opened the debate around the state-of-art in the context of resilience in the Air Transport System and its operations. Both the new discoveries made in the field by the FP7 project consortium, together with inputs from other teams researching in the field were welcome in this event attached to the SIDs in Madrid. The icing on the cake was asocial-networking event to discover historical Madrid city-centre, and its “resilience” to time, wars and many other disturbances.

Date: 24th November 2014, afternoon Full agenda below

Location: UPM university- ETSIAeronauticos building (detailed explanation on logistics here). Room: “Emilio Herrera”:

Attendees: Almost 50 people from operational field (airlines, airports, ANSPs) and research entities&institutions (Universities, SJU, European Commission, EUROCONTROL) attended this interesting event! Thank you all for the smart questions & comments raised and the inputs given, both during the event and the posterior talks


  • 14:00 Welcome (Paula Lopez, Innaxis).
  • Introduction to ATM Resilience and the project. (Hector Ureta, Innaxis,presentation)
  • The Resilience concept – Performance based definition of resilience. (Peter Foerster, DLR, presentation)
  • Analysis of the human role in the resilience of air traffic management. (Sybert Stroeve, NLR, presentation)
  • 6th Resilience Engineering Association Symposium teaser (full info here)
  • Description of the ATM patterns and insights discovered in search of Resilience Metrics. (Santiago Muelas, UPM,presentation and Samuel Cristobal, Innaxis, presentation)
  • Modelling – Approaches to investigate resilience in an ATM system. (Peter Foerster, DLR, presentation)
  • Macro Modeling of the European Air Traffic Network – A data analytic perspective. (Gokhan Inalhan ITU and DHMI,presentation)
  • Wrap-up,  finishing at 18:00. (Carlos Álvarez, Innaxis)
  • Social event: “Madrid’s resilience” 19:00 at Plaza España.

Recording of the full event available here. We are sorry for the low-mid quality

Accommodation and logistics details available here,

Some pictures of the workshop available here

2014.05.30 Istanbul. 2014 ICRAT conference.

Paper by Gokhan Inalhan (ITU)

The prestigious 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation included a paper by ITU researchers G. Inalhan and Y.B. Kaya , based on data analytic activities done within Resilience2050 project. The paper was presented by Y.B. Kaya and it is titled: “A Dynamic Bayesian Belief Network Approach for Modelling the ATM Network Delays”

Paper at ICNS, 2014. Peter Foerster

The paper “Towards evaluating air navigation performance for estimation of its resilience”, which addresses the resilience approach in RES2050, and that was created under assistance of Rainer Koelle from Eurocontrol, has been published in:

Published in:

Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS), 2014

Date of Conference:

8-10 April 2014

Print ISBN:
Conference Location :
Herndon, VA, USA

ICRAT 2014. Tutorial on Stationarity and Metrics. Massimiliano Zanin and Samuel Cristobal

The prestigious 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation included a tutorial by Innaxis Researchers S.Cristobal and M. Zanin, based on previous activities done within Resilience2050 project. The following is the abstract of their tutorial session, titled “Providing insight on how to apply data science in aviation: stationarity and metrics”

The aviation sector gathers and stores a large amount of unstructured, heterogeneous data from different sources and from diverse natures: safety data and reports, flight plans, navigation data, airport data, radar tracks, etc. From airlines to ANSPs to airports, the challenge to collect information through different data sensors is growing exponentially. Nevertheless, the manner in which different stakeholders make use of this data has not evolved rapidly enough, leaving a large gap for improvement. In this talk, we will review two topics of relevance for the correct application of data analysis to air transport. The first of which being “stationarity”, i.e. the importance of analysing data sets with coherent characteristics in time and space. When the stationarity of the system under study cannot be guaranteed, the results obtained can be plagued with errors and inconsistencies: for instances, causality relationships may spuriously appear, not due to a real dynamical mechanism, but just as a consequence of changes in the system. This is especially relevant when trying to forecast the future behaviour of the system by means of historical data, as relationships between the past and the future are an essential ingredient. The second topic will cover metrics, with focus on representativeness and significance. We study how different metrics can be misleading when interpreting the results of an study and how providing a simple answer is not always possible. Practical examples from ongoing research projects will be provided, namely: passenger-centered metrics, delay propagation metrics and resilience metrics. Representativeness and significance of the metrics will also be discussed in the tutorial.

Resilience metrics: input for SESAR projects

Deliverable D3.2 included sound results in the field of Resilience Metrics that were worth disseminating. In the context of this deliverable, an Annex “D3.2 AnnexIII,” was created summarizing the key results obtained targeting readers who were not necessarily familiar with the project. This material was circulated by Marc Bourgois (Eurocontrol) among others in the following activities:

-SESAR WPE projects related to Resilience and/or Robustness

-SESAR “Scales” project

-DeepBlue and SINTEF (Research companies working partially with Resilience concepts)

Resilience2050 consortium is delighted to know the research done within Resilience Metrics is becoming useful for further research!

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