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Achieving the BEnefits of SWIM by making smart use of Semantic Technologies

Objective

BEST will determine how semantic technologies can be used effectively to maximise the benefits of adopting SWIM, one of the major results of SESAR.

SWIM offers an “information sharing” approach to ATM information management and its adoption offers advantages for better situational awareness and information management. But the full benefits of SWIM can only be achieved if advanced support can be provided for developing smart SWIM-based applications that manage information effectively, and semantic technologies offer a promising way to do that. BEST identifies a set of focused research questions about how to exploit semantic technologies in a practical way in an ATM setting, and will produce concrete results that help address these.

The project will experiment with use of semantic technologies with several use cases, and build on that experience to produce guidelines (aimed at practitioners) about how to use ontologies in flexible ways to describe meta-data, and how these can be used in innovative yet scalable ways.

BEST envisages use of multiple modular ontologies to maximise flexibility and applicability to specific application scenarios, but within a framework where compliance with the wider requirements of SWIM and the SESAR AIRM can be assured. This involves both technical compliance testing and governance aspects.

While BEST is primarily a research-oriented project, it is also designed to ensure relevance to and suitability for ATM operations, through project activities and the involvement of a Reference Group of key stakeholders.

The consortium includes a mixture of research and industrial partners (including one SME), all with extensive ATM experience. Several project partners have had leading roles in AIRM and SWIM work in SESAR, but some partners are new to SESAR and offer “new blood”. The consortium also provides leading expertise on semantic technologies.

The project duration will be 24 months, with a requested funding of just under 600 K€.

Call for proposal

H2020-SESAR-2015-1
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 81 763,75

Participants (5)

FREQUENTIS AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 141 525
Address
Innovationsstrasse 1
1100 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 135 815
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLOT CONSULTING KERESKEDELMI, SZOLGALTATO, TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 54 712,50
Address
Banffyhunyad U. 14/B
1182 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 179 312,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations