The work is structured in 7 work packages. Three transversal work packages (WP1, WP2, WP7) support the other four technical ones. WP1 is dedicated to the project management, ensuring that the communication between the other work packages is adequate, and ensuring that they deliver the results needed to achieve the project’s goals. WP2 deals with everything related to data preparation. In modern projects, data flow is one of the most important issues, since all the modelling activities rely on them. Finally, WP7 is the communication work package, and will help the project to disseminate its achievements.
The four other work packages deal with the technical content.
WP1 - Project Management
WP1 manages the project, ensuring that it reaches a technical and scientific excellence and that it disseminates adequately its results. This WP ensures that all project deliverables are uploaded both on the EU Portal SyGMA and to Stellar. Leader: University of Westminster
WP2 - Data management
WP2 is devoted to the preparation, possible acquisition and analysis of data to be used by the dependent work packages 3-5. Data are crucial for the model execution and validation. WP2 receives data requirements during the model definition, execution and analysis of the results. For this reason, it runs throughout the duration of the project. In this work package data are gathered from different sources, building on the data available in-house to all the partners in, and in close relation with stakeholders. Leader: University of Trieste
WP3 - Modelling and indicator requirements
The goal of WP3 is to provide the high-level requirements for the modelling and analysis work that are developed in the rest of scientific-technical work packages. The specific objectives of WP3 are to: • identify the requirements to be met by flight prioritisation mechanisms and define a set of indicators allowing the assessment of whether such requirements are met, and to what extent; • identify the list of flight prioritisation mechanisms that are analysed within the project; • define a set of scenarios allowing a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the proposed mechanisms; • providing a set of common modelling guidelines for the models to be developed in WP4 and WP5, in particular regarding the modelling of the cost of delay. Leader: NOMMON
WP4 - Strategic behavioural modelling and simulations
WP4 develops a small-scale agent-based model for non-rational behaviour for the different market mechanisms developed in WP3. Via small-scale games and experiments, behavioural models are calibrated and used in a model to analyse the impact of various market mechanisms. As a result of this WP the most promising market mechanisms are selected and fine-tuned for larger scale impact testing to be performed in WP5. Leader: Salient
WP5 - Tactical European-wide simulations
WP5 develops a large-scale simulator able to compute several KPIs at a European scale. This simulator implements the mechanisms selected in WP4, run the simulations, and analyse the output of the model in terms of KPIs, KPIs trade-offs and mechanisms efficiency. This allow us to understand the impact of the new mechanisms in different scenarios, for different stakeholders, and for different KPIs. Human-in-the-loop simulations are also be performed to better model agents’ behaviours. Leader: University of Westminster
WP6 - Concept assessment
This WP consolidates the concept assessment analysis and the stakeholders' feedback collected during the assessment activities into the final conclusions and recommendations. It addresses both the methodology - highlighting the added value of behavioural economics for concept elaboration and validation in ATM - and the concept in terms of evolutions to the UDPP Flexible Credits concept, and of alternative prioritisation concepts for ATM. This WP includes the activities linked to consulting the Advisory Board for getting their feedback. Leader: University of Trieste
WP7 - Communication, dissemination and exploitation
The objective of this WP is threefold: first, to constitute and exploit stakeholder consultation process; second, to disseminate and communicate the findings of the project to stakeholders, regulators and (other) researchers (ATM and other fields); third, to create the conditions for moving the project results towards the next steps of the concept lifecycle and the relevant applicative context. Thus, the WP needs: • To oversee the constitution of the Advisory Board, with the goal of receiving feedback, validating assumptions and results and exploit project findings, in coordination with WP6. • To raise awareness on the project activities and the value this brings to all the relevant stakeholders (i.e. ATM, scientific community and general public). • To promote the exploitation of the project results both in the industrial and scientific domains, to further guide activities on filling the gaps between the project outcomes and the real applicative context. Leader: University of Trieste