Category Archives: Conferences

Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the 9th SESAR Innovation Days in Athens

The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences participated at the SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) in Athens from December 2th till December 5th, 2019. The SIDs are the SESAR Joint Undertaking conference for disseminating results of its SESAR the most recent exploratory research projects, as well as the other ATM industry projects which gives an opportunity to transfer knowledge and to network professionals from this industry.

The Faculty was represented by Associate Professor Biljana Juričić, Assistant Professors Karolina Krajček Nikolić and Jurica Ivošević and teaching assistants Bruno Antulov-Fantulin, Petar Andraši and Tea Rogošić. The Faculty team had an opportunity to meet Mr. Philippe Debels and Mr. Dirk Schaeffer from EUROCONTROL and agreed to further cooperation and visit EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre in Bretigny in January 2020.

The Faculty team

The Faculty team

Mr. Schaeffer and Mr. Debels, 3rd and 4th  from the left

Mr. Schaeffer and Mr. Debels, 3rd and 4th
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Professor Juričić and assistant Antulov-Fantulin had a poster presentation of the baseline results of the project Development of Common ATC Simulation Training Assessment Criteria Based on Future Pan European Single-Sky Targets (ATCOSIMA) with their partners from Eskişehir Technical University, Associate Professor Cem Çetek and Assistant Professor Fulya Aybek-Çetek.

ATCOSIMA poster at SID 2019

ATCOSIMA poster at SID 2019

Colleagues from Turkey

Colleagues from Turkey

Department of Aeronautics at 10th ASPAG meeting in Dubai

Department of Aeronautics (ZAN) of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences participated at the Aırport Sımulatıon and Performance Assesment Group (ASPAG) meeting in Dubai on October 27th and 28th, 2019. ASPAG gathers professionals from aviation industry that use primarily fast time simulation in their research.

ZAN was represented by Associate Professor Biljana Juričić and teaching assistant Bruno Antulov-Fantulin with the work on the project Development of Common ATC Simulation Training Assessment Criteria Based on Future Pan European Single-Sky Targets (ATCOSIMA). They presented the project overview and the baseline results with their partners from Eskişehir Technical University, Associate Professor Cem Çetek and Assistant Professor Fulya Aybek Çetek.

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At the end of the meeting, it was proposed that one of the next ASPAG meetings would be organized in Zagreb, at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.

ESTU & ZFOT ATCOSIMA team members atop the Burj Khalifa

ESTU & ZFOT ATCOSIMA team members atop the Burj Khalifa

10th ASPAG meeting

10th ASPAG meeting

KAAT project Steering Committee 4 and International Conference

According to Knowledge Alliance in Air Transport (KAAT) project schedule, the 4th Steering Committee was held in Rome, Italy from 9th to 10th October 2019. The results of work package 5 were presented by Prof. Steliana Toma (UPB) and Prof. Doris Novak (UNIZG) in form of the Methodology for SQF and recognition of prior learning and work experience. Also, analysis of interim report was conducted as well as finalization of gap assessment and improvement of study programmes.

Croatian KAAT team at the Conference (from left to right): Marin Pušić (Croatia Airlines), Teo Bratinčević (Croatia Control), Kristijana Malić (Croatia Airlines), Bojana Šobat (Croatia Control), Ana Dlesk (Croatia Airlines), and Doris Novak (UNIZG)

Croatian KAAT team at the Conference (from left to right): Marin Pašić (Croatia Airlines), Teo Bratinčević (Croatia Control), Kristijana Malić (Croatia Airlines), Bojana Šobat (Croatia Control), Ana Dlesk (Croatia Airlines), and Doris Novak (UNIZG)

The International Conference “Air Transport Qualifications in the XXI Century” was held on 11th October 2019 with the agenda on future challenges, occupations and qualifications for the air transport sector. Upcoming changes and key technological transformations that will have an impact on current and future occupations and qualifications was presented, as well as new technological tools in the provision of training, learning needs of future generations, aligning curricula to the new needs of an evolving labor market.

ATS and ASM User Forum at the Department of Aeronautics

The Department of Aeronautics hosted an Air Traffic Services (ATS) and Airspace Management (ASM) Operational Services Forum at the Borongaj Science and Education Campus on Wednesday 12th June 2019. The Forum was organized by the Croatia Control Ltd with objective to provide regular consultations with airspace users.

The forum was attended by representatives of air alliances, aero clubs, the Croatian Unmanned Systems Association, Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior, Croatian Air Force, Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, Croatian Firefighting Association, gliders, UAS operators, VFR pilots, and others..

This is the third such forum that is being organized at our Department within the framework of the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation. In this way, it recognizes the importance of the academic community and we are pleased that our institution becomes the center for the aviation community in the Republic of Croatia.

In addition, the Department of Aeronautics has actively participated in the discussions at the Forum with a presentation provided by flight instructor and teaching assistant Petar Andraši on topic of training flights of student pilots in the Croatian Aviation Training Center.

More information is available on http://www.crocontrol.hr/default.aspx?id=3916

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ZIRP 2018 Conference

Department of aeronautics with their graduate students on the ZIRP 2018 Conference

Department of aeronautics with their graduate students on the ZIRP 2018 Conference

On 10-11 May 2018, an international conference on science and traffic development, ZIRP 2018, was held in Opatija, Croatia. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Keynote speaker Dr. Cem Cetek from Anadolu University

Keynote speaker Dr. Cem Cetek from Anadolu University

The topic of the 2018 ZIRP Conference was finding ways to address the challenges of bringing innovation to the traffic industry without compromising safety and security. Keynote speakers came from the ranks of the most renowned organizations from Europe, such as Mrs. Bakran Marcich (Deputy Director-General European Commission Mobility and Transport, Croatia), Dr. Cem Cetek (Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey), Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis (University of Bremen, Maritime Business and Logistics, Germany), Dr. Fernando Liesa (Alliance for Logistics Innovation, Spain), Mr. Siniša Reljić (Navs Consult, Croatia), Dr. Marcin Seredynski (Volvo E-Bus Competence Center, Luxemburg), Dr. Dražen Vrhovski (Wawa Group, e-mobility solutions, Croataia) and Dr. Mateusz Zajac (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Enginering, Poland).

 

Mr. Bruno Antulov-Fantulin presenting his work on the ATCO assessment for the FRA in Croatia

Mr. Bruno Antulov-Fantulin presenting his work on the ATCO assessment for the FRA in Croatia

The Department of Aeronautics was represented by four attendees: prof. Doris Novak, prof. Biljana Juričić, Dr. Tomislav Radišić, Mr. Bruno Antulov-Fantulin and Mr. Petar Andraši. Mr. Andraši presented his work on the flight test validation of PBN concept of operation in terminal area in simulated environment, whereas Mr. Antulov-Fantulin presented his work on the Air Traffic Controller assessment of the Free Route Airspace implementation within Zagreb Area Control Centre and Dr. Radišić presented the challenges and solutions for urban UAV operations.

Mr. Petar Andraši presenting his work on the flight test with PBN concept.

Mr. Petar Andraši presenting his work on the flight test with PBN concept.

Dr. Tomislav Radišić presenting his work on the urban UAV operations

Dr. Tomislav Radišić presenting his work on the urban UAV operations

Summit on Flexible Use of Airspace in Croatia

Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (Department of Aeronautics) had the privilege to host the summit on Flexible Use of Airspace in Croatia on Wednesday 15 June 2016. The summit was organized by Croatia Control Ltd., with focus on informing all airspace users and other stakeholders in aviation on the subject. As one of the aviation stakeholder, the Department activities were presented by assistant professor Biljana Juričić. Future projects in redesigning the lower airspace was also presented by representatives of CroControl. The fruitful discussion that followed leads to conclusion that the summit aims were achieved in full, and that dialogue between national representatives and airspace users can be maintained and improved in future.

Summit on Flexible Use of Airspace organized by Croatia Control and hosted by the Department of Aeronautics

Summit on Flexible Use of Airspace organized by Croatia Control and hosted by the Department of Aeronautics

Dronefest 2016 Held in Zagreb

First Croatian business conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) was held on March 30th 2016 in Zagreb. The one-day conference, organized by IN2 group, has sold out in three weeks and attracted more than 350 attendees from business sector, regulators, and academia.

Academic panel discussion, moderated by prof. dr. sc. Bojan Jerbić

Academic panel discussion, moderated by prof. dr. sc. Bojan Jerbić

The conference, held in the HUB385 co-working space, was set-up in three parallel tracks: lectures and discussion, workshops, and flying area. Several keynote speeches were given at the beginning of the conference with speeches by Marina Fekonja Dragan (CCAA), Marinko Keser (CroControl Ltd), and Ivan Landek (DGU) stirring the most interest from the UAV operators.

In the second part of the conference, a series of case studies were presented by business and military organisations. Mr. Haris Balta, from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, presented the results of the ICARUS and TIRAMISU projects which showed cutting-edge robotics research in the field of search and rescue.
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In the last part of the conference, several presentations were given by members of the academic community. Short presentation about integration of the UAV technology in the Masters degree study program at the Department of Aeronautics was given by dr. sc. Tomislav Radišić. Afterwards, a panel discussion was held on possibilities of commercialization of the research produced at the higher-education institutions.

Overall, the conference attracted a lot of attention from all stakeholders and even more ambitious plans for the next year are already underway.