Last week Deep Blue was in Bologna (Italy) to attend the SESAR Innovation Days 2015, hosted by the University of Bologna. This year, the event took place from the 1st to the 3rd of December 2015.
The SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) are the main way for SESAR to disseminate the results of its research programme (WP-E). Unlike other scientific events, the SIDs focus specifically on long-term and innovative research in Air Traffic Management.
The SESAR Innovation Days include paper sessions, keynote presentations, an exhibition and posters session, peer-reviewed to ensure high quality.
Stefano Bonelli attended the event on behalf of Deep Blue. He presented the paper “Skill, Rule and Knowledge-based behaviors detection during realistic ATM simulations by means of ATCOs’ brain activity“.
The paper refers to the work performed within the NINA project, which aimed at finding a way to asses Air Traffic Controllers’ (ATCOs) mental workload throught the use of neurophysiological measures. Real time measurement of the mental state of the ATCO can trigger adaptive automation solutions to ease their workload.
In particular, the paper describes the results of the first validation activity, which validated NINA’s neurophysiological measurement equipments. These were used to discriminate the different levels of ATCOs’ cognitive control during the execution of realistic traffic management tasks.