Technical interchange meeting (TIM) on modelling and simulation

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EUROCONTROL and the United States' Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) are jointly organising a technical interchange meetings (TIM) on the topic of modelling and simulation. 

The goal of the meeting is to exchange know-how and research results and encourage collaboration and harmonisation of aviation research using simulation and modelling.

As a possible follow-up areas of collaboration will be identified during the TIM. We believe this area is particularly worthwhile because harmonizing approaches, tools, scenarios and analysis techniques could lead to more effective and cost-efficient simulations and improve comparability, paving the way for distributed and cloud-based simulations.

The scope of the TIM includes both real-time/HITL and model-based simulation and specifically includes human-machine interaction.


Our full agenda contains the detailed topics and time slots.


Attendance is open and participation is free. The deadline to register if 15 September 2019. 

Please note that non-US visitors to the FAA need to fill in a visitor form for security clearance no later than 30 days prior to the visit. The form will be sent to you via email together with instructions how to fill it in and whom to send it to. Submitting the visitor form late or not at all means that you will not be granted access to FAA facilities.

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As part of the U.S.-Europe Collaboration Plan, we work closely with the FAA to organise TIMs on topics of interest and relevance for the air transport research community on both sides of the Atlantic. The first of these TIMs took place at the EEC in Brétigny on 24th and 25th September 2018; it was dedicated to ‘Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence’ and attracted around 90 participants.