• DATS Workshop on Digital Air Traffic Services: Workload and Safety Assessment

    February 11-12, 2021
    Linköping University
    Campus Norrköping, Sweden
    Online Workshop

DATS participants 20120
DATS participants 2020
Norrköping industry landscape
LiU Saab

Dear colleague,

we are proud to invite you to the 3rd DATS workshop 11-12 th of February 2021. The workshop will take place as usual at Linköping University Campus Norrköping The workshop will be held online and is organized by Linköping University, LFV and SDATS.

The objective and focus of the workshop is to present, share and discuss the rapid developments within digital ATS and in particular for services to the airport. This includes recent research on: and future directions in: What do you like to share in this context?
Please, contact anyone in the organizing committee.
Registration via email to the members of the organizing committee.


We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers for 2021: Parimal Kopardekar (NASA) and Gianluca Di Flumeri (Sapienza University of Rome)
Parimal Koparekar (PK)
Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as the Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). In that capacity, he is responsible for exploring new trends, collaborations and partnerships needs related to aviation enterprise. He also serves as NASA's senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems and principal investigator for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project. He is recipient many awards such as NASA Federal Invention of the Year Award, Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal, Outstanding Leadership Award, and Engineer of the Year Award; Samuel J Heyman Service to America’s Promising Innovation Award; and was named among 25 most influential people in drone industry. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Aerospace Operations and fellow of American Aeronautics and Astronautics. He also serves as an adjunct faculty and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to operations management and supply chain management.

Gianluca di Flumeri
Dr. Gianluca Di Flumeri is a Biomedical Engineer and Ph.D. in Biophysics. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Molecular Medicine of Sapienza University of Rome, focusing his research on applying cognitive neuroscience for Human Factor assessment in safety-relevant operational environments. At the same time, he also works as consultant R&D Project Manager at BrainSigns, an Italian SME involved in Industrial Neuroscience applications. His main research activities are focused on acquisition and analysis of human biosignals (brain activity, heart activity, skin conductance, eye-tracking), with the aim of investigating neurophysiological correlations with human cognitive phenomena. The outcome is the development of synthetic neurometrics of specific and relevant mental states, such as mental workload, vigilance, stress, and so on, for socially relevant applications such as the Human Factor evaluation in operational environments (aviation, automotive, robot-assisted surgery), and the development of advanced Human-Machine Interfaces. Part of his research is co-funded by National and European Research Programmes (Horizon 2020, SESAR Joint Undertaking). He usually attends International Conferences of Bioengineering, he published on several high-impact peer-reviewed journals and books, he is co-inventor of a European Patent, and he received several national and international scientific awards, including the “Young Scientist Award 2018” by SESAR JU.

Detailed agenda:

Day 1 (February 11)

13:00 - Welcome notes, round table, introduction (Billy Josefsson) [Slides]
13:30 - Tatiana Polishchuk and Christiane Schmidt, LiU: CAPMOD Project Results and Future Research [Slides]
14:00 - Jörn Jakobi, DLR: Multiple Remote Tower – Boon or Bane? [Slides]
14:30 - Coffee break
14:45 - Mikael Henriksson: Remote operations challenges-experience gained, expected challenges and possible mitigations [Slides]
15:15 - Maik Friedrich, DLR: An eye catcher in the ATC domain: Influence of Multiple Remote Tower Operations on distribution of eye movements [Slides]
15:45 - Lothar Meyer, Maximilian Peukert, LFV: An evaluation of workload and fatigue methods based on experience from TWR field studies
16:15 - Coffee break
16:30 - Wen-Chin Li, Cranfield University: Safety Assessment of Applying Digital Tower for Apron Control on International Airport [Slides]
17:00 - Keynote Gianluca di Flumeri, Sapienza University of Rome: Decoding the ATCO's brain for augmented Human-Machine Interaction. [Slides]
18:00 - Virtual social event

Day 2 (February 12)

09:00 - Keynote PK, NASA: Future Airspace Management
10:00 - Coffee break
10:15 - Niclas Gustavsson SAAB: Digitalisation in “Saab r-Twr” - a centre of Towers enabling services for all airspace users [Slides]
10:45 - Anders Johannesson, Sjöfartsverket: Navigational Support from Ashore – Maritime Pilotage
11:15 - Eamonn Wylie, ITF: Safe Skies: ITF approach to Remote tower operations 11:45 - Discussions, take-home messages [Slides]
13:00 - Closing notes
For location of workshop venue and restaurants, see Travel Information.

Travel Information

Unfortunately, not relevant this year.