Challenge Workshop: Mathematical MSO for Air Traffic Management

Position Paper



Flight route planning nowadays is faced with growing challenges due to continuous increase of air traffic and mounting strict requirements on safety, efficiency, capacities and environment. To successfully accomplish these challenges, joint efforts of all ATM stakeholders, air traffic control, network managers, airports, airlines and academia are necessary.

This workshop will discuss a variety of mathematical aspects in air traffic management, including pre-flight route optimization as well as in-flight conflict resolutions.
 Day 1 offers insight into the flight operation at Lufthansa and is enhanced by a practical experience report by an ATC controller from DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung. The MSO-related presentations on day 2 carve out the mathematical approaches for the stakeholder-specific challenges, where the main aim of the workshop is to foster synergies and collaborations.

The workshop will take place at Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co.KG in Raunheim as well as the NH Frankfurt Airport West Hotel, and will include a visit at Lufthansa Operations Control Center.

We kindly invite your participation. Note that the number of participants is limited. The workshop language is English.


July 14 - 15, 2016


Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Am Prime Parc 1 & NH Frankfurt Airport West, Kelsterbacher Str. 19-21, 65479 Raunheim


on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED



Confirmed Speakers:  
Lufthansa Systems
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung
Bundeswehr University Munich
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Technical University of Munich
DLR & Lufthansa

Ralf Borndörfer (ZIB)
Ekaterina Kostina (IWR) 
Anja Milde (KoMSO)
Urban Weißhaar (Lufthansa Systems)

This event is jointly organized by Lufthansa Systems, KoMSO and the Zuse Institute Berlin, and co-sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Filming and Photography: 
Photography and filming of sessions and participants will be undertaken at the workshop and may be displayed online after the event. Photos will be taken at sessions and social events and may be used in future promotional activities both print and online. If you have any concerns please speak to KoMSO staff at the workshop registration desk on site or email the KoMSO team.