MOTO – STRESS final workshop

MOTO and STRESS Consortia are glad to invite you to attend the


This event will summarise the main outcomes of the work carried out respectively within STRESS and MOTO projects. It will be presented the neurophysiological assessment of human performance during the execution of human-in-the-loop experimental tasks in en-route and remote tower operational scenarios, as well as the final results and recommendations collected during two years of project.

Presenters from the STRESS and MOTO projects, along with representatives from SESAR JU and air traffic control organisations, will explore the topic of “How the roles and tasks of ATCOs will change in the future with increased information complexity and higher automation levels”. Research highlights will address the right balance between human and automation, taking into account the continuous improvement of human performance, in high performing operational scenarios such as the Remote Tower Operations.

A demonstration session will be carried out in the afternoon, and will consist in the presentation of STRESS and MOTO validation environments and selected prototypes. This session provides a unique opportunity to see potential cross-fertilisation initiatives. The lessons learnt and future needs for closer integration of automation design and human factors research will be a focal point of the discussions.


  • Augmented multimodal solutions and new tools for tower and en-routes controllers
  • Multimodal Remote Tower to enhance the human performance
  • How to use neurophysiological indexes to measure in real time controllers’ workload, situation awareness, sense of presence, stress and vigilance
  • How to ensure a correct balance between humans and automation


  • Air traffic controllers
  • Researchers in the areas of automation, transport, neurophysiological assessment
  • ANSPs
  • Policy makers
  • ATM industry


Location: The event will be hosted by ENAC (7 Avenue Edouard Belin, 31400) in Toulouse (France) on the 31th of May 2018.
Since attendance is limited, please register here by the 25th of May.


Time Description Presenter
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome coffee and registration
09:00 – 09:15 Presentation of the Agenda and objectives of the event S. Bonelli (Deep Blue)
09:15 – 09:30 Keynote speaker: SESAR vision on the ATM future digitalization era A. Prister (SESAR JU)
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote speaker: Introducing automation in air traffic management: why and how J. L. Garcia
(Aviation Civile)
10:00 – 10:30 Human Performance Neurometrics Toolbox For Highly Automated Systems Design – STRESS project outcomes: objective assessment of automation impact on Human Performance S. Bonelli (Deep Blue)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 The Embodied Remote Tower – MOTO project outcomes: multi-modal interaction for enhancing controllers’ performances M. Terenzi (Deep Blue)
11:15 – 11: 30 Take Control – TACO project outcomes: user programming enhance controllers’ engagement in highly automated airport environments TBD (ENAC)
11:30 – 12:00 Interactive session: collective feedback on audience on most promising research outcomes from the projects and their exploitation A. Ferreira (Deep Blue)
12:00 – 12:30 Neurometrics for HP assessment in ATM G. Borghini (Sapienza University)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Future automations vision & data visualization research perspective J. P. Imbert, C. Hurter (ENAC)
14:00 – 14:15 Introduction to DEMOS A. Ferreira (Deep Blue)
14:15 – 16:00 DEMOS

  • Future automation for en-route controllers (STRESS)
  • Immersive multi-modal remote tower experience (MOTO)
  • On demand automation for airport operations optimization (TACO)
16:00 – 16:30 Closing statement + Networking aperitif

We hope to see you in Toulouse!

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