NATS RECENTLY hosted a Research Collaboration Conference where 11 universities showcased work on automation and adaptive systems in air Traffic management (ATM). The projects included enabling gate-to-gate automation (Cranfield University), data analytics for ATM (Lancaster), seeking the balance between human and machine in operations (Open University) and trajectory-based taxiing (Queen Mary University of London).
The University of Exeter presented on its HESSIAN or Human-Centric, Explainable and Ethical Search- Based Software Engineering and Innovization (sic) project. Glasgow University focused on safety and cyber security in ATM, Liverpool on real-time simulation to demonstrate dynamic and adaptive environments, and Plymouth on trust and cooperation in automated systems.
The University of Southampton presented on a Sociotechnical Approach to Air Traffic Management, the University of the West of Scotland on emerging technologies to enable safe automation of drones and York on safe autonomy. Mark Broadbent