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DAY1 (Tue., Nov. 14th)

Keynote Speech:K-1

Stephen P. Creamer

Director, Air Navigation Bureau
International Civil Aviation Organization
United Nations


Steve Creamer is the new Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at ICAO, taking responsibility for the role in April 2015. Steve has held a number of executive and managerial positions at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration with over 33 yearsf experience in the Air Traffic and International Aviation organizations. They include serving as FAA Regional Office Director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East; and serving as a member of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission.

Steve began his career in air traffic operations, eventually managing all Alaskan and North Pacific airspace, pioneering new airspace use techniques that improved capacity and access for all operators. More recently his work has broadened to the international implementation of procedures and technology systems that improve aviation safety, with a careful eye toward retaining capacity and efficiency.


Keynote Speech:K-2

"Towards a Digital Aviation Infrastructure"

Florian Guillermet

Executive Director
SESAR Joint Undertaking


Florian Guillermet is an engineering graduate from École Polytechnique and the Civil Aviation Engineering School in France and holds a Master's degree in aeronautics and airport management.

Florian has been working in the field of civil aviation for more than 20 years, starting in the flight planning department of Air France before going on to the French Air Navigation Service Provider (DSNA), where he held several managerial positions. He then joined the European Central Flow Management Unit at Eurocontrol, where he contributed to a range of operational and IT projects. His experience ranges from ATM systems definition and implementation, to network operations management.

In June 2008, Florian joined the SESAR Joint Undertaking, first as Chief Programme Officer to manage the SESAR Programme, and then as Deputy Executive Director Operations and Programme in 2012. Since 1 April 2014, he is leading the SESAR Joint Undertaking as Executive Director.


Keynote Speech:K-3

"Aviation: A Global Digital Journey."


Pamela Whitley

Deputy Assistant Administrator for NextGen


As the Deputy Assistant Administrator for, Pamela Whitley is responsible for championing the evolution of the National Airspace System (NAS). She has been involved with the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) from its planning stage. In her current role, she has responsibility for providing strategic direction, as well as executive oversight for more than 900 federal employees and an approximately $2 billion federal budget.

Her career with the FAA began in 1993 as an electronics engineer, responsible for the development of standards for airport electrical equipment and lighting. She has held positions in the Airway Support Facilities Division, the Office of Technology Development, and the NextGen Integration and Implementation Office. Ms. Whitley has extensive experience working with the Department of Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. Her early contributions to NextGen helped sustain a long-term funding profile for NAS Modernization. As a result, the FAA has continued to invest in key programs and research activities that are modernizing todayfs NAS.

Ms. Whitley is regarded as a dynamic leader, and throughout her career she has demonstrated the ability to lead large scale, complex initiatives. When asked how she was able to achieve so much, she credits her ability to combine technical knowledge, with an understanding of strategic financial management, in addition to her ability to work with the talented people at the FAA.

Ms. Whitley has held several positions related to delivering NextGen, including serving as Director of the NextGen Integration and Implementation Office. In 2011 ANGfs responsibilities were expanded to include planning for the entire NAS. As a result she became responsible for providing leadership to help meet the organizationfs new goals. While Ms. Whitley has spent most of her career with the FAA, she has completed detail assignment at both Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and at the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Administration. Her ability to provide strategic direction proved to be valued during both details.

Ms. Whitley is the recipient of several prestigious awards from the FAA, including a 2008 ATO Executive Council Leadership Award, for her contribution in establishing a portfolio management framework for NextGen. She also received the FAA Administrator's Award for Environmental Excellence in 2005, and has been recognized for her leadership on various technology development initiatives over the years.

A graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., Ms. Whitley earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.Her professional career as an electrical engineer began with the Tennessee Valley Authority; and later, she served as an engineering consultant to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling abroad, listening to "real" jazz music, and watching sports - more specifically the New Orleans Saints and Southern University Jaguar football.


Keynote Speech:K-4

"CARATS Long- term Vision for Air Traffic Systems
-the Challenge for realization of Future technology-"

Yasuhiro Iijima

Air Navigation Services Department,
Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB),
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)


Yasuhiro IIJIMA is Director-General, Air Navigation Services Department, Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan since July 2017. He graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Japan with a degree in Economics. After his graduation, he has been with MLIT and working at Policy Bureau, United Nations World Tourism Organization(UNWTO), Japan National Tourism Organization(JNTO), Japan Tourism Agency and Narita International Airport Corporation before taking his position at JCAB.

He is now responsible for aviation policy and implementation planning in the field of Air Navigation Services.


Keynote Speech:K-5

"Perspective on the Role of R&D toward the Future Sky"

Masahiro Kudo

Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI)
National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT)


Masahiro KUDO is Director-General,Electronic Navigation Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology since April 2016.He graduated from Tohoku University, Miyagi Japan with a degree in Engineering. His major field of study was the analysis of antenna and radio propagation as well as the application of mathematical programming to electric power grids. After his graduation, he has been with MLIT and working at Civil Aviation Bureau and Japan Transport Safety Board(JTSB) before taking his position at ENRI/MPAT. Most of his working experience at MLIT was planning and engineering aspects of modernization of CNS/ATM infrastructure in Japan. He also engaged in aircraft accident investigations

as the chief air-accident investigator at JTSB. One of the impressive investigations was the malfunction of the lithium-ion battery installed on B787 aircraft. The investigation was conducted based on close cooperation with the US counterpart, i.e., NTSB.



"Airspace Design Optimization: Structure --> Capacity"



From the beginning of ATM, airspace has been structured in order to increase the capacity of the system. In a first part, a brief history of the ATM will be given with focus on airspace design. Then, current practices on airspace design will be given or routes, SID-STARs and sectors. When airspace design reach its limit, a short introduction on regulation (ATFM) will be given. The next part of the talk will be dedicated to automation for airspace design with introduction to some mathematical models and optimization algorithms used for sector and SID-STAR design. Finally, some future concepts on Dynamic Airspace Configuration, and Military Area location optimization will be presented.


Lecture Speaker

Prof. Daniel Delahaye

Prof. Daniel Delahaye

Head of Optimization Group,MAIAA


Prof. Daniel is doing research on Air Traffic Management since 1992. He obtained his engineer degree from the French Civil Aviation ENAC School and did a Master of Science in signal processing from the national polytechnic institute of Toulouse in 1991. He obtained his PhD in automatic control from the aeronautic and space national school in 1995 and did a Post-Doc in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT in 1996 with Prof. A.Odoni. He got his tenure in applied mathematics from the University Paul Sabatier in 2012.He is now the head of the optimization team of the ENAC Lab school and is conducting research on stochastic optimization for airspace design and large scale traffic assignment. He developed many optimization algorithms for ATM applications (Large scale 4D trajectories strategic planning, Pre-tactical 4D trajectories planning, 3D airspace sectors design, Dynamic Airspace Configuration, SID-STAR design, Sequencing and Merging, Taxiing optimization). Since 2004, he focuses his research on infinite dimension space optimization using basis reduction tricks (wavelet, spines, PCA, etc...). He applied such approaches on trajectory design at the strategic, pre-tactical and tactical levels.


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DAY2 (Wed., Nov. 15th)

Special Speech:S-1

"Drafting Future Skies - From SWIM to a fully digitised ATM"

Paul Bosman

Paul Bosman

Head of ATM Strategies Division


Master degree in Information Management,Technical University Delft

Bosman has worked for EUROCONTROL over 25 years in many different roles and functions. He is now the Head of ATM Strategies Division which includes EUROCONTROL contributions to European ATM Master Plan, Architecture, SWIM, International Cooperation, Support to Deployment and RPAS/UAS activities. He is the Agency member of the ICAO Information Management Panel.


Special Speech:S-2

"Benefits of Standardisation - EUROCAE activities"

Anna von Groote

Anna von Groote

Director Technical Programme,


Anna von Groote has joined the EUROCAE Secretariat in 2011.

Before joining EUROCAE, she worked at the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) since 2006, where she assumed responsibilities for the organizationfs work programme in different sectors. In her role as Programme Manager at CEN, she was responsible amongst others for the aerospace and air traffic management sector.

Anna holds a Masterfs degree in European Studies from the Centre for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn (Germany).


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DAY3 (Thu., Nov. 16th)

Special Speech:S-3

"Japanese space-based PNT system, QZSS.
-Services, System and Applications-"


Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is Japanese space-based Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) system which have been developed by Government of Japan.

The first satellite, called as "Michibiki", was launched in 2010 as a demonstration satellite under collaboration among Japanese research institutes and various technologies on satellite navigation were validated through technical experiments and applications' demonstrations. GoJ decided to establish their own satellite navigation system in 2011, began the construction of QZSS. In 2017, three satellites have been launched successfully. Operational service provision will start in 2018.

QZSS provides three kinds of services, GPS complimentary, GNSS augmentation, and messaging service, which are covering Japan and the surrounding area, Eastern Asia and West Pacific Rim. The speech includes "What kind of services are to be provided through QZSS?", "What QZSS is", "How to provide the services", "What kind of applications are to be expected?"


Satoshi Kogure

Satoshi Kogure

Executive Director for QZSS Development
QZSS office,
National Space Policy Secretariat
The Cabinet Office, Japan


Satoshi Kogure is executive director for Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) development, National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS), Cabinet Office in the Government of Japan. He received an MS in aeronautical engineering from Nagoya University in 1993 and another MS in aerospace engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001. He started his career at satellite operation division in National Space Development Agency (NASDA), former Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) in 1993. He has been working for the development of QZSS at JAXA from the initial stage of the project since 2001. He is a member of Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Science, Institute of Positioning, Navigation and Timing of Japan as well as U.S. Institute of Navigation.


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Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI)