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The final programme in pdf format: ECATS2016-Final_Programme

Programme Outline

Monday 7th November

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 13:45


13:45 – 15:00

Session I: Alternative Fuels for Aviation

15:00 – 15:40

Coffee Break – Poster Session

15:40 – 17:40

Session I: Alternative Fuels for Aviation (continuing)


Conference Reception at the Olive Garden of the Titania Hotel


Tuesday 8th November

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 17:00

Session II:
Climate Impact and Mitigation Concepts

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Session II: Climate Impact and Mitigation Concepts (continuing)

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch Break at the Olive Garden Restaurant

13:15 – 15:00

Session II: Climate Impact and Mitigation Concepts (continuing)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:25

Session II: Climate Impact and Mitigation Concepts (continuing)


Conference Dinner at The Acropolis Museum (meeting point at the hotel lobby)


Wednesday 9th November

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 11:00

Session III: Green Flights – Climate Optimal Flight Trajectory

11:00 – 11:40

Coffee Break – Poster Session

11:40 – 12:55

Session IV: Interdependency and aviation environmental Modelling

12:55 – 13:55

Lunch Break at the Olive Garden Restaurant

13:55 – 15:00

Session IV: Interdependency and aviation environmental Modelling (continuing)

15:00 – 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 – 15:50

Early Career Researcher Award Ceremony
Wrap-up and closing remarks



Conference Session Structure

The event will be held in plenary sessions, to ensure the full exploitation of interdisciplinary networking and synergies between involved disciplines.


Scientific Key Areas

• Alternative fuels for aviation

The transport sector is under increasing pressure to diversify away from petroleum derived fuels for its energy. For aviation, alternative fuels are the most realistic mitigation option. This session will explore technical, operational and performance challenges and opportunities in achieving this sustainable position. There will be specific focus on the environmental consequences of using the new fuels. Additionally it will seek to identify knowledge gaps to be filled to overcome shortcomings of, or exploit benefits of, alternative fuels.

• Climate impact and mitigation concepts

   ECATS in association with FORUM-AE

Aviation contributes to climate change and a joint effort is necessary to ensure both sustainable mobility and growth of aviation. However, large uncertainties remain when quantifying overall climate change from aviation. We focus on contributions which emphasise the need to establish solid knowledge and well-evaluated measures and means, to provide quantitative estimates of aviation climate impact and mitigation concepts. Which approach is best suited to help aviation identify a durable path into the future?

• Green flights – Climate optimal flight trajectory

Finding the optimal flight trajectory remains one of the main challenges for air traffic management (ATM). Any trajectory has to comply with a growing list of requirements, amongst others safety and climate impact. Recent advancements in this field are invited which aim to expand current capabilities related to one or more of above mentioned key performance areas. Linkages with the Aviation System Block Upgrades are considered as defined in the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan.

• Interdependency and aviation environmental modelling

Well-balanced sustainable aviation policymaking requires proper assessment of potential economic and environmental impacts of any technical, operational and or market based measure. To facilitate implementation of such aviation environmental policies, a model-based assessment is often applied, ideally with open access to necessary databases. At the conference, European and international perspectives and contributions to integrated modelling and analysis of complex interdependencies and trade-offs will be discussed at air vehicle, airport and or air transport system levels.


Show case for early career researchers

The conference will offer the opportunity for early career researchers, typically having recently completed doctoral R&D to present innovative research initiatives and ideas. A new award for the best presentation (oral/poster) of early career researchers has been launched to celebrate the most inspiring, effective and professional presentation.
Details and participation rules will be available in July 2016 on the ECATS web-site:


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