MOTO Final Event “Keeping the Human in the loop in the Digital ATM Era”

MOTO final event “Keeping the Human in the loop in the Digital ATM Era” was kindly hosted by ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) on May 31, 2018 in Toulouse (France).
MOTO, STRESS and TaCo projects, along with representatives from European air traffic control organisations, explored the topic of how the roles and tasks of ATCOs will change in the future with increased information complexity and higher automation levels. The main outcomes of these projects were presented and discussed during the morning.

We would like to thank Jean Louis Garcia from French Civil Aviation for his keynote presentation on the introduction of automation in air traffic management.
The highlighted themes were the ideal automated support from a human-centred perspective, taking into account the continuous improvement of human performance, in high performing operational scenarios such as the Remote Tower Operations.

The demonstration sessions that were carried out in the afternoon consisted in the presentation of STRESS, MOTO and TaCo validation environments and selected prototypes. It was 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 were a focal point of the discussions.

At the end of the workshop, in an interactive session, participants provided their feedback on the projects’ outcomes, possible new applications and promising future R&D directions.

Below the detailed agenda, including the links to all presentations.


Time Description Presenter
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome coffee and registration
09:00 – 09:20 Presentation of the Agenda and objectives of the event Stefano Bonelli & Ana Ferreira
(Deep Blue)
Railane Benhacene
09:20 – 09:50 Keynote speaker: Introducing automation in air traffic management: why and how
Jean-Louis GARCIA
(Aviation Civile)
09:50 – 10:20 Human Performance Neurometrics Toolbox For Highly Automated Systems Design – STRESS project outcomes: objective assessment of automation impact on Human Performance Stefano Bonelli
(Deep Blue)
10:20 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 The Embodied Remote Tower – MOTO project outcomes: multi-modal interaction for enhancing controllers’ performances Michela Terenzi
(Deep Blue)
11:15 – 11: 30 Take Control – TACO project outcomes: user programming enhance controllers’ engagement in highly automated airport environments Stéphane Conversy
11:30 – 12:30 Neurometrics for HP assessment in ATM Gianluca Borghini
(Sapienza University)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Future automations vision & data visualization research perspective Jean Paul Imbert, Christophe Hurter
14:00 – 14:15 Introduction to DEMOS Ana Ferreira
(Deep Blue)
14:15 – 15:30 DEMOS

  • Future automation for en-route controllers (STRESS)
  • Immersive multi-modal remote tower experience (MOTO)
  • On demand automation for airport operations optimization (TACO)
15:30 – 16:00 Interactive session: collective feedback from audience on the projects DEMOS Ana Ferreira
(Deep Blue)
16:00 – 16:30 Closing statement + Networking aperitif

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