Stakeholder event

Technical interchange meeting (TIM) on Human-Systems Integration


EUROCONTROL, the SESAR Joint Undertaking and the United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organised a technical interchange meeting (TIM) on the topic of Human-Systems Integration.


To read the abstracts of the technical presentations and see the list of participants, as well as the conclusions reached in the breakout sessions, please download the proceedings document.

You can also download the presentations from the event below.


Laurent Renou EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub

Human Factors in the Acquisition Management System (AMS) Lifecycle

Karl Kaufmann and Dr. Reshma Kumar Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Where are we in Europe? The SESAR Human Performance Assessment Process

Adriana-Dana Schmitz EUROCONTROL

Human Risk Informed Design (HURID) An online human factors toolkit


Human Readiness Levels (HRLs)

Eddie Autrian, Michael Sawyer and Kevin Siragusa Fort Hill Group

Human Factors Assessment: New Tower Parallel Runway Operations - Dublin

Catherine Chalon-Morgan and Adriana-Dana Schmitz EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub

Application of HP in AI in the context of a SESAR case study

Rubén Rodríguez Rodríguez CRIDA

Human Machine Teaming

Sameer Alam, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Haiku: Intelligent Sequence Assistant (ISA)

Miguel Villegas Sánchez Skyway

Human Factors in Cybersecurity

Ben Willems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Haiku: Enhanced dialog for Human-Autonomy Teaming

Jaime Diaz Pineda Thales

EASA AI trustworthiness framework

Renée Pelchen-Medwed and Mathilde Labatut EASA

Application of HP in AI in the context of a SESAR case study

Rubén Rodríguez Rodríguez CRIDA

Model Decisions Clustering to Improve Transparency and Explainability

Ramon Dalmau-Codina EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub

What HF needs to change, and what doesn’t need to change?

Bill Kaliardos Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Each of the four days was dedicated to one of four topic. The sessions included a series of short presentations from US and European speakers, as well as a Q&A session. Virtual break-out rooms allowed participants to brainstorm on topics for US-European research collaboration. The presentations from each day are available for download below.

Time Session Speakers
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome coffee
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome and context setting

Laurent Renou, EUROCONTROL
Bernd Lorenz / Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL
Tara Gibson / Eric Neiderman, FAA

Session 'Human-System Integration - Concepts and Tools'
Session chair: Bernd Lorenz, EUROCONTROL
09:45 - 10:25 The role of Human Factors in Acquisition Management, Policy and Guidance Karl Kaufmann, FAA
Reshma Kumar, FAA
10:25 - 11:05 Where are we in Europe? The SESAR Human Performance Assessment Process Dana Schmitz, EUROCONTROL
11:05 - 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 12:00 EU Safemode project on Human Risk-Informed Design (HURID) –
an industry agnostic human factors toolkit
(more info here)
12:00 - 12:40

Introduction to Human Readiness Levels (HRL) and status of in-progress research
(free copy of HRL downloadable here)

Eddie Austrian & Michael Sawyer, Fort Hill Group
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch
Session 'Human System Integration – Use Cases'
Session chairs: Tara Gibson, FAA & Dana Schmitz, EUROCONTROL
13:40 - 15:15 Interactive workshop: Conduct a mock human readiness assessment,
apply the HRL scale, and share results
Eddie Austrian & Michael Sawyer, Fort Hill Group
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:25 Dublin Tower independent double runway operations Catherine Chalon-Morgan, EUROCONTROL
16:25 - 17:05 Air navigation service provider (ANSP) case study:
Multiple remote tower operations at LFV
Marcus Fillip & Lindsey Martenez-Hermosilla, LFV
17:05 - 17:30 Wrap-up day 1 and outlook day 2 Eric Neiderman, FAA
Tara Gibson, FAA
17:30 End of Day 1
Time Session Speakers
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome coffee
09:15 - 09:30 Introduction Bill Kaliardos, FAA
Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL
Session 'Human AI-Teaming'
Session chair: Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL & Paula Nouragas, FAA
09:30 - 10:00 Conformal Automation to Increase Controller Acceptance Brian Hilburn, CHPR
10:00 - 10:30 AI-based Conformal Automation Sameer Alam, NTU
10:30 - 11:00 HAIKU remote tower digital assistant Miguel Villegas Sanchez, Skyway
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 A tool, a teammate,  a coach: Human +AI collaboration in problem solving Chris McComb, Carnegie Mellon University
12:00 - 12:30 Human-Automation Teaming Research Kenneth Allendoerfer, FAA
Vicki Ahlstrom, FAA
12:30 - 13:30 Human Factors in Cybersecurity speaker from FAA
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Bidirectional Communication concept in cockpit operations – HAIKU Jaime Diaz Pineda, Thales
Session 'AI Transparency and Explainability'
Session chairs: Eric Neiderman, FAA
14:30 - 15:00 EASA AI trustworthiness framework: focus on Human-AI teaming aspects Renee Pelchen-Medwed, Mathilde Labatut, EASA
15:00 - 15:30 Application of HP in AI in the context of a SESAR case study Ruben Rodriguez, CRIDA
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 Supervised Clustering  Ramon Dalmau, EUROCONTROL
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Debate: How does Human Factors need to change with the advent of AI? Bill Kaliardos, FAA
Dirk Schaefer, EUROCONTROL
17:30 - 17:40 Conclusions and next steps
17:40 End of Workshop



On 26th and 27th October, a bus shuttle will be available from Place d’Italie in Paris to the EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub, the location of the workshop and back. The shuttle will leave around 8 arrive at EUROCONTROL around 9 a.m. and take the conference attendants back to Paris afterwards. The following hotels are in close vicinity of Place d’Italie and hence recommended; if you opt for other hotels or private accommodation it would be convenient to choose a location close to Place d’Italie.

Hotel Street Post code City
Best Western Paris Italie 205 Avenue de Choisy 75013 Paris
Ibis Styles Paris Tolbiac 21 Rue de Tolbiac 75013 Paris
Mercure Paris Place d Italie 25 Boulevard Blanqui 75013 Paris
Mercure Paris Gobelins 8 Avenue de la soeur Rosalie 75013 Paris

For the location of the workshop and visitor information please see here .


As part of the US-Europe Collaboration Plan, we work closely with the FAA to organise TIMs on topics of interest and relevance for the aviation research community on both sides of the Atlantic. The first of these TIMs took place at the EEC in Brétigny in September 2018; it was dedicated to ‘Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence’. A subsequent TIM on ‘Modelling and Simulation’ took place at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City in October 2019.

These events are organised as part of EUROCONTROL's research coordination and cooperation activity.