Special Sessions

Aviation Systems Intelligent Computational Models

Dr. Antonio Marcio Ferreira Crespo, DreamerGate Inc. & Concordia University, Canada

Prof. Li Weigang, University of Brasília & UnB, Brazil

Dr. Alexandre B Barreto, George Mason University, Brazil

Air transport plays a key role when it comes to sustainable economic and social development. The aviation force in the global economic context can be confirmed by the fact that air traffic had doubled its volume every fifteen years since the mid-1970s, and this was in spite of the occurrence of periods characterized by severe recession. Aviation, in a market perspective, is characterized by significant macro-economic indicators, contributing to the integration of communities and regions through clear cycles of investment and opportunity around the globe. The economic importance of aviation can only be compared to its complexity. Moreover airspace is a limited resource, and the systematic increase in the number of aircraft flying without proper planning, may cause safety issues, and ultimately result in economic and human lives losses. Therefore, the accomplishment of a safe and sustainable Aviation development clearly requires decentralized efforts of several heterogeneous and self-interested stakeholders. Consequently, any decision-making process related to the Aviation System is at least as complex as the system itself. The Aviation System is a System of Systems (SoS) which comprises two large systems, namely: Air Navigation System (ANS) and Air Transportation System (ATSys). The first is defined by all elements and processes dedicated to the movement of the aircraft itself, that is, supporting the traffic of the aircraft in airspace, observing all operational and safety related criteria, among other regulatory requirements. The ATSys in turn embraces the elements and services that directly support the transport of passengers and cargo, disregarding all those which support the movement of aircraft. Within this context, the Aviation Systems Intelligent Computational Models Special Session proposal targets intelligent modeling and simulation contributions aimed at the safe, secure, efficient and sustainable development of the Air Navigation and Air Transportation, as well as at the improvement of any Aviation related decision-making processes. The session is envisaged to happen in half-day increments, with the objective of clustering the presentations of all aviation related accepted papers, which is planned to be followed by a session wrapping up workshop. Special topics and sub-topics of interest include (but not limited to): ➢Air Traffic Management Modeling, Simulation and Decision-making support (Air Traffic Control; Air Traffic Flow Management; Airspace design, management and capacity-complexity assessment; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and drones integration; spacecraft and balloons activities safe integration; conflict detection and resolution, trajectory prediction under uncertainty); ➢Cybersecurity in the Aviation Domain; ➢Modeling and Simulation applied for Aviation Safety, Security and Crisis Management; ➢IoT and 5G Applications within the Aviation System; ➢Human Factor and Human-Machine Interaction in the Aviation Domain; ➢Aviation and Climate Change; ➢System Wide Information Management in the Context of Aviation; ➢Air Traffic Data Mining and Predictive Analytics; ➢Airport Facilities Design and Efficiency Assessment; ➢Autonomous Systems in the Aviation Domain (AI applications, learning frameworks, autonomous flying objects).

Back to the roots: Prototyping Feedback in System Design Flow

Ommar Hammami, ENSTA PARISTECH, France

System design flow is an iterative process where optimization based on actual data is of paramount importance. In this paper we argue that feedbacking prototyping data can improve the decision process.

Current Trends and new perspectives in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS) for Complex Systems

Lorenzo Ciani, University of Florence, Italy

Marcantonio Catelani, University of Florence, Italy

Nowadays in many contexts it is mandatory to fulfill performance of Testing and Diagnostics, Reliability, Maintainability, Safety and Risk assessment. Such tasks play a fundamental role in different fields of application (energy, transportation, information and communication technology, logistics, etc.) and are considered as fundamental in high-tech industry and plants. This Special Session represents an interesting opportunity for engineers and researchers who work in this area to meet and discuss about live issues. In particular, useful and beneficial discussion can be promoted with the aim to provide an increasing of knowledge and an easier diffusion of the most recent developments.

Managing Sets in Ontology-Based Optimizations

Dr. Dominique Ernadote, Airbus Defence and Space, France

Dominique Ernadote is graduated from the Paris VI University in the domain of computer science. He presented his Phd thesis (1987) at Ecole des Mines de Paris on the topics of virtual reality, signal processing, and robotics. He spent 13 years in the MEGA company as a product manager for modelling tools in different domains; UML modelling, Architecture Frameworks (NAF, DoDAF, FEA) and modelling for IT management. Since 2011, he works for Airbus Defence & Space as a Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) Expert to support system engineering projects managed by either AD&S, Airbus subsidiaries or direct customers. The domains addressed include border surveillance, helicopters and aircraft design or complex IT management. This consulting task is completed by the software development of dedicated modeling features that correspond to the project needs and that are mutualized in order to increase MBSE capabilities of the company.

Theoretical Foundations of System Engineering (THEFOSE)

Omar Hammami, ENSTA PARISTECH, France

System engineering has experienced multiple successes over the years in various industrial projects with a strong emphasis in defense and aerospace. Recently, system engineering have gained several contributions from theory however the field still lacks a strong theoretical foundation. This request for more theoretical foundations come from both academia and industry in order to make the best of system engineering practices and experience in increasingly multidisciplinary projects. Several research topics need to be addressed such as formal definitions of system engineering terms and concepts, systems semantics, complexity theory of multidisciplinary systems , formal analysis of system engineering processes and standards but also all theoretical computer science impacts on languages (e.g. SysML) and tools used by system engineers. This session contributors will also provide papers discussing the integration of quantitative methods into MBSE methods and processes. Examples of quantitative methods include formal methods, value driven design, petri-nets, design space optimization, etc. This session will also accept papers on the integration of the quantitative methods into SysML and its variants. Finally, the session will also call for papers proposing new research directions and tutorial papers in the theoretical foundations of system engineering Organizer Omar Hammami ENSTA PARISTECH 828, Bvd des Maréchaux 91762 Palaiseau cedex FRANCE [email protected] Submission procedure Research and application papers These are long manuscripts addressing novel ideas, theoretical issues. For this category, authors should submit either the full manuscript (up to 8 pages in length), or, alternatively, an extended abstract of at least four (4) pages. A clear statement of contribution is required. The papers should also include an introduction, background, theory, results, and validation. All papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically to the EDAS IEEE ISSE 2019 submission portal at www.edas.info. 




Special Session Submission Instructions

  1. Click here to be taken to the ISSE 2019 Submission Portal.
  2. Select the track with the name "Special Session Submissions".
  3. Type in the title of your initial submission and select the special session that you would like to submit to. 
  4. Click the Submit button.
  5. On the next page you will see a large green check mark and a statement that the paper was recorded.
  6. Manuscript is used to refer to the PDF form of your initial submission.
  7. The last row says Review Manuscript, and has an icon of a yellow folder next to it. Click on this icon, and then you can upload the PDF of your Full Paper on the next page. 
  8. You can also upload the paper by clicking the My Papers tab at the top of the screen, and then select the upload icon on the same row as the name of your paper. The upload icon (third column from the right) will open a dialog box that will enable you to select and upload the Full Paper file via the web or via FTP.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: August 17th
  • Accept/Reject Notifications: August 31st 
  • Final Paper Due: September 7th