The CATER team has successfully organized and held its annual 2016 Workshop in the frame of the 6th International EASN Conference, which this year took place at the Crowne Plaza of Porto, Portugal, co-organised with the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI) of the University of Porto (FEUP).
The EASN International conferences, aim to share high quality, current achievements and new upstream ideas for future research and at the same time to offer their participants a forum to meet and present among relative audience, their latest advancements and capabilities. In this frame, this year’s conference proved to be a unique opportunity for the participants to obtain an overview of the recent advancements. The 6th annual EASN International Conference, the largest of its kind, included 11 Thematic Workshops and 28 Technical Sessions where more than 250 participants from 30 countries had the chance to attend the presentations of more than 210 speakers.
The CATER annual event, benefiting from the large participating audience, took place on October 18th, from 10:40 until 16:00 and has focused on the topic of Time Efficiency Research and Innovation. Namely, the latest promising achievements, bottlenecks, gaps and opportunities in the field were demonstrated, the main CATER produced up-to-date findings and recommendations were presented as well as an open discussion session took place between the CATER partners and attending RTD experts of all aviation sectors.
Overall, the CATER workshop was a success, with high quality presentations, and a great added value brought by attendants who shared many interesting points of view. The workshop results will support CATER in producing recommendations towards the European Commission and ACARE and influence future strategic priorities. Among the main issues raised were: the difficulty to have continuous access to project results once they are over, the need of models to assess effects of intermodality, and the way passenger repartition changes may be taken into account in the door to door model.