The 6th OpenSky Workshop

15/16 November 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany


Since its launch in 2013, the OpenSky Network has quickly evolved to a large-scale air traffic control data collection and sharing platform. With now more than 1000 sensors operated by volunteers across the globe and more than 5000 users, the OpenSky Network is today greatly contributing towards the vision of a more efficient, secure and reliable operation of the airspace by providing open accessibility of air traffic control data to the public. Following the successful workshops in the last years, we are proud to announce the sixth instance of the OpenSky workshop. This two-day event will take place in Frankfurt (Germany) in November 2018. The event is targeted at anyone interested in data-based aviation research. The workshop will serve as a forum to discuss new ideas, the network itself, and research activities around the OpenSky Network. Participants are invited to actively contribute to the program by presenting their projects at the workshop. As in the last years, there will be many opportunities to get to know the community during the social activities around the workshop program. In the past years, the workshop attracted a diverse and interesting audience from research, authorities, and industry.

Call for Presentation

The workshop invites presentations from the community. The workshop is interested in presentations that can foster discussions and provide input for future development and research around OpenSky as well as a safer and more secure aviation in general. Potential presenters are free to choose any topic for their presentations, but the presentations should be related to the OpenSky network in a wider sense. Proposals including a presentation title and short abstract should be submitted no later than October 1st 2018 by email to Out of all submissions, the organizers will select the most interesting program for the workshop attendees.

Topics of interest are:

  • Cyber Security in Aviation
  • Aviation Data Analytics
  • Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Systems
  • Machine Learning using Aviation Data
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Transponder and Receiver Technologies
  • Data Sharing Initiatives and Standards

Also, you may want to have a look at the presentations of the last workshops here.

Important Dates

Presentation titles due October 1st 2018
Notification of acceptance October 7th 2018
Program announcement October 15th 2018
Workshop Dates November 15-16th 2018


General Chair Rui Pinheiro (Skysquitter, Germany)
Program Chair Martin Strohmeier (University of Oxford, UK)
Publication/Web Chair Matthias Schäfer (SeRo Systems, Germany)
Registration Chair Marco Meides (SeRo Systems, Germany)
Technical Program Committee Rainer Kölle (EUROCONTROL, Belgium)
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Ivan Martinovic (University of Oxford, UK)
Fabio Ricciato (OpenSky Network, Italy)
David Scarlatti (Boeing Research & Technology Europe, Spain)
Andrea Schlapbach (FLARM Technology, Switzerland)


The registration fees are*:

Regular Attendance 200€
Speakers Free
Association Members Free

* fees include 2 lunchs (day 1 and 2), 1 dinner (day 1), and coffee+soft drinks during the workshop.

Regular attendees need to buy a ticket using the form below. Speakers or association members with free attendance, please register by sending an email to If you have any questions regarding the registration, please contact Marco Meides.


The workshop takes place in the Hilton Frankfurt Airport. The hotel is located in THE SQUAIRE building in Frankfurt airport and offers direct access via sky walk from Terminal 1. Follow signs to THE SQUAIRE and long distance trains. At the train station, take THE SQUAIRE East entrance then take the lift to level 5. For further directions, please refer to this website.


We recommend to stay close to the workshop hotel to make this event most enjoyable. We have organized special rates in the Hilton Frankfurt Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport (slightly cheaper). Just mention "OpenSky Workshop" when you make the reservation.