The 10th OpenSky Symposium

10/11 November 2022 - TU Delft, Netherlands


Note: All times are CET (UTC+01:00)

Thursday, 10/11/2022
09:00 - 09:40
Opening of Symposium Moderator: Junzi Sun
1. Welcome to TU Delft
Henri Werij - Dean of Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft
2. Keynote: Open data and ATM Science
Jacco Hoekstra - Chair of CNS/ATM, TU Delft
José-Manuel Cordero-Garcia - Performance Review Commissioner, EUROCONTROL
4. Announcements
Martin Strohmeier & Junzi Sun
All day
(During coffee and lunch breaks)
Demo of DutchSkies Augmented Reality
Paul Melis - SURF
09:40 - 10:40
Session: Keep Up with the OpenSky Chair: Michael Schultz
09:40 - 10:10
5. OpenSky 2.0: Was Deaf But Now I Hear 4842
Fabian Landis and Allan Tart
10:10 - 10:40
6. Evading the Public Eye: On Astroturfing in Open Aviation Data 4961
Martin Strohmeier, Xavier Olive, and Junzi Sun
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00
Session: Radar and ADS-B Chair: Rainer Kölle
11:00 - 11:30
7. Construction of a Radar Cross Section database using ADS-B data from the OpenSky Network 812
Nicolas Gonçalves, Milan Rozel, Pierre Bruneel, and Alec Reygrobellet
11:30 - 12:00
8. Usage of Geometric Altitude for Radar Plot Position Improvements 5380
Helmut Puhr
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30
Session: Go-Around Chair: Xavier Olive
13:30 - 14:00
9. Large Landing Trajectory Data Set for Go-Around Analysis 8511
Raphael Monstein, Benoit Figuet, Timothé Krauth, Manuel Waltert, and Marcel Dettling
14:00 - 14:30
10. Aircraft Go-Around Caused by Vessel Traffic 6967
Emy Arts, Alexander Kamtsiuris, Florian Raddatz, and Gerko Wende
Coffee break
14:50 - 16:20
Session: Communication and Cybersecurity Chair: Martin Strohmeier
14:50 - 15:20
11. ATC level tactical manoeuvering during descent for mitigating impact of ADS-B message injection cyber attack 6533
Mohd Ruzeiny Kamaruzzaman, Muhammad Delwar Hossain, Yuzo Taenaka and Youki Kadobayashi
15:20 - 15:50
12. GNSS Jamming and its effect on air traffic in Europe 1058
Benoit Figuet, Michael Felux, Xavier Olive, and Manuel Waltert
15:50 - 16:20
13. Analysing the actual use of Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications 3961
Erwin Orye, Gabor Visky and Olaf Maennel
Coffee break
16:40 - 17:40
Session: Low Altitude Traffic Chair: Allan Tart
16:40 - 17:10
14. Analysis of helicopter flights in urban environments for UAV traffic management 1915
David Hünemohr, Maximilian Bauer, Jan Kleikemper, and Markus Peukert
17:10 - 17:40
15. A data-based approach to air traffic safety in lower altitudes 6504
Xavier Olive and Patrick Le Blaye
18:30 Conference Dinner at Restaurant X, TU Delft
Friday, 11/11/2022
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 10:10
Session: Environmental Impact of Aviation - 1 Chair: Tatiana Polishchuk
09:10 - 09:40
1. Environmental Footprint of Private and Business Jets 2225
Junzi Sun, Xavier Olive, and Martin Strohmeier
09:40 - 10:10
2. Investigating the occurrence of aircraft exhaust plume intersections using open source air traffic data 928
Kieran Tait
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30
Session: Environmental Impact of Aviation - 2 Chair: Vincent Lenders
10:30 - 11:00
3. Evaluation of the Noise and Emission Benefits from Performing CDO in TMA by Using OpenSky Data 4673
Henrik Hardell and Tatiana Polishchuk
11:00 - 11:30
4. Capturing the variation in dust mass ingested into aero engines with a fleet based approach 1496
Daniel Rotherham, Nicholas Bojdo, Antonio Filippone, and Ben Parkes
11:30 - 14:30
Session: Data and Applications Chair: Junzi Sun
11:30 - 12:00
5. Open source aviation data: free, but at what cost? 4701
James Norman
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:30
6. Using Opensky-Data for Teaching Software-Engineering to Undergraduates 1847
Kai Renz
13:30 - 14:00
7. A Geometric Approach to Study Aircraft Trajectories: the benefits of OpenSky Network ADS-B data 7046
Rémi Perrichon, Thierry Klein, and Xavier Gendre
14:00 - 14:30
8. Using MobilityDB and Grafana as an Aviation Trajectory Analysis Tech Stack 4302
Adam Broniewski, Mohammad Ismail Tirmizi, Mahmoud Sakr and Esteban Zimanyi
15:00 - 15:30
Closing events
9. Updates from OpenSky
10. Awards (sponsored by EUROCONTROL)
11. Announcements


Since its launch in 2013, the OpenSky Network has quickly evolved to a large-scale air traffic control data collection and sharing platform. With more than 4500 sensors registered across the globe and more than 25000 users, the OpenSky Network is 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 events in past years, we are proud to announce the 10th OpenSky Symposium. The two-day event will be hosted by TU Delft (Netherlands) in November 2022. Since the 8th iteration, the Symposium is also supported by the Performance Review Commission (PRC) of EUROCONTROL. The PRC aims to establish an Open Performance Data platform available in cooperation with Opensky Network and its community and will support the Symposium and some of the most relevant submissions.

The event is targeted at anyone interested in data-based aviation research. The Symposium will serve as a forum to discuss new ideas, the network itself, and research activities around OpenSky. Participants are invited to actively contribute to the program by presenting their projects at the Symposium. In the past years, the symposium attracted a diverse and interesting audience from research, authorities, and industry.

We are principally aiming for an in-person event to foster creative exchanges and discussions. There will be many opportunities to get to know the community during the social activities around the Symposium program.

The websites of previous workshops can be found here:

Submission Guidelines

The EasyChair conference system is used for collecting submissions, providing reviewer feedback, and notifications. Please visit for submissions.

The submissions consist of:

  1. Abstract: submissions describing the idea of the work and presentation that will be given at the symposium. Abstracts should have a length of 1-2 pages and are due by September 2, 2022  September 9, 2022 (extended deadline), at 23:59 (UTC-12).
  2. Paper: submissions describing and explaining the work in more detail. Papers should be 6-9 pages long and are due before the Symposium.

Please ensure that your submissions are PDF files of a maximum of 2 pages (Abstract) and 9 pages (Papers), including references and appendices.

Submissions should closely follow the instructions given for the MDPI Proceedings template . We recommend using Overleaf which includes MDPI article template files. Abstract submissions may be anonymous (i.e., papers do not contain author names or affiliations), but author names and affiliations must be part of the paper submissions.

Important Dates

Abstracts due September 2, 2022  September 9, 2022 (extended deadline)
Notification to authors October 1, 2022
Programme online October 8, 2022
Full papers due November 5, 2022
Symposium November 10-11, 2022


Program Chair (correspondence) Michael Schultz (Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany)
General Chairs Junzi Sun (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Web Chair Martin Strohmeier (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Registration Chair Allan Tart (OpenSky Network, Switzerland)
Program Committee Sameer Alam (NTU Singapore, Singapore)
Rainer Kölle (EUROCONTROL, Belgium)
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Ivan Martinovic (University of Oxford, UK)
Xavier Olive (ONERA, France)
Rui Pinheiro (Skysquitter, Germany)
Tatiana Polishchuk (Linköping University)
Fabio Ricciato (OpenSky Network, Switzerland)
Matthias Schäfer (SeRo Systems, Germany)
Enrico Spinielli (EUROCONTROL, Belgium)
Martin Strohmeier (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Junzi Sun (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Allan Tart (OpenSky Network, Switzerland)
Karim Zeghal (EUROCONTROL, Belgium)


The registration fees are*:

Regular In-Person Attendance 350 Euros
Academics (please use an email with your affiliation) 250 Euros
Online Attendance 25 Euros


The Symposium will take place at Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Delft, Netherlands.

How to reach Aerospace Engineering:

Recommendations for lodging:

These two hotels are located near the main railway station of Delft, where several direct buses can take you to the faculty. It takes around 25 minutes (door-to-door).

There are many other small hotels in Delft, you may check those out on website. Some hotels provide bikes to rent. You can also rent bikes at some local bike stores. It will take you about 10 to 15 minutes to arrive the faculty by bike from city center. Walking takes about half an hour. However, be aware of possible of very windy or raining Dutch weather in November.