SESAR Innovation Days 2019

This year’s SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) was hosted by the University of Piraeus and the National Centre of Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece, during the week of 02-05 December 2019. The main conference took place during 03-05 December and showcased results from European exploratory research and discussed how to advance promising concepts towards industrial research within the SESAR innovation pipeline. Exhibitions and poster, keynotes and networking events provided further opportunities to learn about interesting projects and meet like-minded researchers.

Conference programme, papers and further information

Engage thematic workshops

● The Engage thematic workshops (details here) kicked-off in autumn 2018 and are linked with the thematic challenges. Further details and booking information for the second series of workshops are now in progress. Locations and topics are:

05 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium – Engage workshop – Efficient provision and use of meteorological information in ATM
12 November 2019, Madrid, Spain – Engage workshop – Novel and more effective allocation markets in ATM
02 December 2019, Athens, Greece (co-located with SIDs) – Engage workshop – Data-driven trajectory prediction
17 June 2020, Vienna, Austria – Engage workshop – Vulnerabilities and global security of the CNS/ATM system

● We’re working on bringing you a comprehensive list of other workshops and events. Meanwhile, please note:

27 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium – Sustainable Fuels for Aviation in Europe
02 December 2019, Athens, Greece (co-located with SIDs) – COTTON project final workshop


07-08 November 2019, Vienna, Austria – 8th European Aviation Conference (EAC)
12-13 November 2019, Budapest, Hungary – 8th International Conference on Air Transport (INAIR)
02-05 December 2019, Athens, Greece – SESAR Innovation Days 2019 (SIDs)
05 December 2019, Budapest, Hungary – LAirA project final conference & Greenairport meeting
12-16 January 2020, Washington D.C., USA – 99th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB)
23-25 January 2020, Oporto, Portugal – First Symposium on Aviation Research (SoAR)
29-30 January 2020, Brussels, Belgium – Network Manager User Forum 2020
25-28 February 2020, Bordeaux, France – 1st Aerospace Europe Conference 2020 (AEC)
10-12 March 2020, Madrid, Spain – World ATM Congress 2020
27-30 April 2020, Helsinki, Finland – TRA2020 – Transport Research Arena
12-17 May 2020, Berlin, Germany – AEROdays 2020 – 9th European Aeronautics Days
14-15 May 2020, Rome, Italy – Research Workshop: Interdependencies within ATM Performance in the context of a dynamic environment
23-26 June 2020, Tampa, USA – ICRAT 2020 – 9th International Conference for Research in Air Transportation

Summer schools

To coordinate with other Engage activities, such as catalyst-funded projects and PhDs, the four-day summer schools will be organised in years 2-4 of the KTN, i.e. 2019-2021 inclusive.

The first summer school took place 09-13 September 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia. This included tutorials on key ATM concepts and challenges as well as on research methodologies, including case studies and presentations of prominent SESAR exploratory research projects. Further information.

The second summer school will be hosted by the EUROCONTROL Institute of Air Navigation Services (IANS), Luxembourg, and will take place in the week of 06 July 2020. Further information will follow.


Coming soon …

● European postgraduate university programmes (descriptions of courses offered, typical numbers of postgraduate students, numbers of faculty and other authorised research supervisors, etc.).
● Key contacts.
● Meanwhile, please note:

02-10 October 2019, Nicolosi, Italy – Convective and Volcanic Clouds detection, monitoring and modeling training school

Jobs and internships

Now moved to a dedicated jobs and internships page.