The aim of the AAAT Workshop is to foster the discussion on issues concerning the development of Intelligent Agents for real Air Transportation problems, including Disruption Management, Airline Operations Control, Air Traffic Management and Control, Airport Logistics, etc. Agents are, by definition, autonomous entities enable to react and adapt to changes in a complex, distributed and dynamic environment as it is the case of Air Transportation. Intelligent Agents seems to be an appropriate methodology to apply in the Air Transportation domain, since involved entities, represented by agents, can reach their ultimate goals and intentions through autonomic decision-making as well as by including features representing their own problem-solving intelligent capabilities.

On the basis of theories and methodologies borrowed from a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as the Social Sciences, Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Multi-agent Systems, and many others, many important issues arise which challenge and motivate many researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary fields, as well as different technical and scientific communities. We encourage and welcome contributions reporting on how the scientific community and practitioners are using Agents and Multi Agent Systems techniques and methodologies to address real Air Transportation problems. This includes theoretical and/or applied research as well as applications.


Air Transport, Disruption Management, Intelligent Agents, Coordination


  • Air Traffic Flow Management
  • Air Traffic Control (including airport approaches and take-off and landing)
  • Airline Operations Control (day-to-day operations and irregular operations management including aircraft, crew and passenger recovery)
  • Aircraft and crew scheduling
  • Passenger re-accommodations.
  • Ground Operations control (from either of the ground operators perspective, i.e., airlines, airports, fuel companies, catering companies, etc.)
  • Airport Operations
  • Resilience of the Air Transport Social-Technological System.
  • Disruption Management or irregular operations management on any of the above topics.
  • Performance, productivity and efficiency improvement in any of the above topics
  • Human factors in any of the above topics
  • Aviation economics and policy
  • Air transport forecasting
  • Regulatory environment for aviation


Organizing Committee

  • Ana Paula Rocha - LIACC, University of Porto (Portugal)
  • António Castro - University of Porto and TAP Portugal (Portugal)

Program Committee

  • Alexei Sharpanskykh, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Andrew Cook, University of Westminster (United Kingdom)
  • Daniel Silva, University of Porto (Portugal)
  • Elisabete Arsenio, LNEC (Portugal)
  • Henk Blom, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Jan Boril, University of Defence, Faculty of Military Technology (Czech Republic)
  • Jorge Silva, University of Beira Interior, Aerospace Sciences Department (Portugal)
  • Lorenzo Castelli, University of Trieste (Italy)
  • Rosaldo Rossetti, University of Porto (Portugal)
  • Vladimir Gorodetsky, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

Special Issue

Authors of best papers from AAAT will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in Aerospace Journal


Ana Paula Rocha

António Castro