[rede.APPIA] AAAT 2018 (Agent based Applications for Air Transport) – Call for Papers

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AAAT2018: Agent based Applications for Air Transport
University Castilla-La Mancha
Toledo, Spain, June 20-22, 2018
Conference website https://www.paams.net/workshops/aaat
Submission deadline February 5, 2018
Notification Date March 12, 2018
Camera-ready deadline March 26, 2018

AAAT (Agent based Applications for Air Transport) is a Workshop at PAAMS: International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

The aim of the AAAT Workshop is to foster the discussion on issues concerning the development of Intelligent Agents for real Air Transportation problems, including Disruption Management, Airline Operations Control, Air Traffic Management and Control, Airport Logistics, etc. Agents are, by definition, autonomous entities enable to react and adapt to changes in a complex, distributed and dynamic environment as it is the case of Air Transportation. Intelligent Agents seems to be an appropriate methodology to apply in the Air Transportation domain, since involved entities, represented by agents, can reach their ultimate goals and intentions through autonomic decision-making as well as by including features representing their own problem-solving intelligent capabilities.

On the basis of theories and methodologies borrowed from a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as the Social Sciences, Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Multi-agent Systems, and many others, many important issues arise which challenge and motivate many researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary fields, as well as different technical and scientific communities. We encourage and welcome contributions reporting on how the scientific community and practitioners are using Agents and Multi Agent Systems techniques and methodologies to address real Air Transportation problems. This includes theoretical and/or applied research as well as applications.

Submission Guidelines

Review process

All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference.

Submitting papers

All papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Template, with a maximum length of 12 pages in length, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the Paper Submission Page.


Accepted papers will be included in PAAMS 2018 Proceedings, published by Springer.

At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag.

Special Issue: Authors of best papers from AAAT will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in Aerospace Journal.

More information: www.paams.net

List of Topics

  • Air Traffic Flow Management
  • Air Traffic Control (including airport approaches and take-off and landing)
  • Airline Operations Control (day-to-day operations and irregular operations management including aircraft, crew and passenger recovery)
  • Aircraft and crew scheduling
  • Passenger re-accommodations.
  • Ground Operations control (from either of the ground operators perspective, i.e., airlines, airports, fuel companies, catering companies, etc.)
  • Airport Operations
  • Resilience of the Air Transport Social-Technological System.
  • Disruption Management or irregular operations management on any of the above topics.
  • Performance, productivity and efficiency improvement in any of the above topics
  • Human factors in any of the above topics
  • Aviation economics and policy
  • Air transport forecasting
  • Regulatory environment for aviation


Program Committee

  • Alexei Sharpanskykh – Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Andrew Cook – University of Westminster (United Kingdom)
  • Daniel Silva – University of Porto (Portugal)
  • Elisabete Arsenio – LNEC (Portugal)
  • Henk Blom – Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Jan Boril – University of Defence, Faculty of Military Technology (Czech Republic)
  • Lorenzo Castelli – University of Trieste (Italy)
  • Rosaldo Rossetti – University of Porto (Portugal)
  • Vladimir Gorodetsky – Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

Organizing committee

  • Ana Paula Rocha – LIACC, DEI/FEUP, University of Porto, Portugal
  • António J. M. Castro – LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal


All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of the LNAI-Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge and Scopus).

Special Issue

Authors of best papers from AAAT will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in Aerospace Journal.



The workshop will be held in University Castilla-La Mancha,Toledo, Spain.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to aaat2018paams@gmail.com