Organizing Team

Keynote Speakers

Foto Assoc. Prof., Dr. Daniel HANUS, EUR ING, AFAIAA
Department of Air Transport
Faculty of Transportation Sciences
Czech Technical University in Prague
Czech Republic

Topic: New Trends of Aircraft Propulsion Systems Development and Vision 2050

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Hanus is a renowned aeronautical professional, researcher and educator. till 2015 he has held a position of a Chair of Department of Air Transport at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences at the Czech Technical University in Prague. During his professional career he participated in a number of professional stays with invited lectures and participation at various international conferences abroad, in Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Japan, Thailand, USA and Canada.
He represents CTU in Prague in the Board of the European Union Aerospace Universities Network of Excellence PEGASUS. He is a member of several supervisory boards, expert committees, technical committees and associations in the domains of aviation.

Foto Assoc. Prof., Dr. h.c. Stanislav SZABO, Ph.D., MBA, LL.M.
Faculty of Aeronaitics
Technical University of Kosice

Topic: Departure Control Systems for Regional and Low-Cost Carriers

Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Szabo is a former Section Director General - National Director of Armanent - Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic. He worked as project manager in the two biggest projects dealing with modernization of Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic - namely with procurement of new transport aircraft and mobile communication system. To date, he is the author or co-author of more than 380 scientific papers, monographies and university textbooks. More than 30 of them are indexed in Web of Science and Scopus, together with almost 140 citations. Nowadays he is a dean of Faculty of Aeronautics, Technical University in Prague.

Foto Capt. Jan BORIL, Ph.D.
Department of Air Force and Aircraft Technology
Faculty of Military Technology
University of Defence
Czech Republic

Topic: Use of Aviation Simulation Technologies in the Czech Air Force

Captain Jan Boril, Czech Air Force, received his MSc degree in avionics in 2010 and PhD degree in electrical systems and devices from the Faculty of Military Technology, University of Defence in Brno, in 2013. He was working few years at the helicopter Air Force base in position of ground engineer and deputy commandant responsible for helicopters Communication, Navigation and Surveillance systems in 222nd squadron. He worked on a number of research projects and he is an author and co-author of many journal articles and conference papers. Since 2015 he has been appointed as a member of the European Air Force Academies association.
Nowadays he is working at the Department of Air Force and Aircraft Technology, University of Defence at the position of assistant professor. He has experience in teaching in the field of radionavigation systems, aviation simulation technologies, modelling and simulation. He is also coordinator for the Air Force ERASMUS+ program. The aims of his research are aviation simulation technologies, spatial disorientation, human factors in aviation and pilot modelling.

Foto Assoc. Prof. Anna TOMOVA, Ph.D.
Air Transport Department
Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications
University of Zilina

Topic: Integrated Aviation System as a Single Market Challenge for Air Transport Services: EU vs. USA

Assoc. Prof. Anna Tomova works at the University of Zilina as researcher and associated professor in the field of industrial economics. She earned her Candidate of Science degree in the afore-mentioned field. She worked as the head of research projects focused on economic integration of European airspace and Public-private partnership in European infrastructural sectors. Also, she was member of research team of the international projects COST ATARD, SWIM-SUIT, FAST and ASSET.
She is an author of several research papers, monographs and university textbooks. Her research interests include economic integration of EU air transport, liberalization and regulation of air transport in the world, models of aviation infrastructural enterprises, globalization of infrastructural entrepreneurship and air carrier competition.

Foto Maj. Jacek RYCZYNSKI, Ph.D.
Department of Safety in Logistic Systems
General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land Forces

Topic: Influence of Biocomponents on Properties of Aviation Fuels: Selected Aspects

Major Jacek Ryczynski, Polish Army Land Forces, received his MSc degree in mechanical engineering in 1998 and PhD degree in the same research area from the Mechanical Faculty, Military Academy of Technology in Warsaw, in 2012. For many years he has held various managerial positions related to the exploitation of logistic systems in the Polish army. During his military career he led the structures responsible for investigating and maintaining the quality of operational fluids. He led several research projects that resulted in implementations and patents, and the results were presented at prestigious conferences in the area of maintenance and reliability (ESREL). Since 2016 he has been a member of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA).
Nowadays he is working as the Head of Department of Safety in Logistic Systems, Military University of Land Forces in Wroclaw at the position of assistant professor. The aims of his research are quality changes of operational fluids in the long-term storage processes.

Foto Milan ROLLO, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Czech Republic

Topic: Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Into Shared Airspace

Dr. Milan Rollo works as a senior researcher in the Artificial Intelligence Center at the Department of Computer Science, FEE, CTU. He received an MSc degree in Technical Cybernetics (2002) and PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence and Biocybernetics (2009). His main research interests are distributed agent-based systems, especially team action planning, communication management and resource allocation. In recent years he was participating on numerous research projects funded by industry partners, national research programs, EU and US defense agencies. At present he is active in a field of collective robotics, with focus on deployment of free-flight concept approaches on autonomous UAVs (funded by Czech MoD and US AFRL in cooperation with NUAIR FAA UAS Test Site in Rome, NY).
He was a visiting researcher with Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, USA. He is an author or coauthor of more than 30 scientific papers and member of program and organizing committees of several international conferences. Member of EUROCAE WG-105 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and NATO NIAG SG-205 Sense and Avoid Feasibility and Certification for UAS Flight in Non-Segregated Airspace.

Foto Riccardo PATRIARCA
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome

Topic: New trends for Risk and Safety Management in the Aviation Domain: A Resilience Engineering Perspective

Riccardo Patriarca holds an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). He currently works as a researcher at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza and as lecturer in Operations Management and Quality Management at the Department of Information, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at Sapienza.
His research interests focus on risk management and resilience engineering for complex socio-technical systems. He is author of research papers focused on innovative methodological approaches to risk and safety management, airline inventory management and airport operations. One of his highlighted activities regards research and development of methods for risk and safety management for complex socio-technical systems, shifting Newtonian reasoning to resilience engineering. For his contributions in the field, he has been awarded in 2017 as a Young Talent in Resilience Engineering by the Resilience Engineering Association (REA), in 2016 by a joint award from the International Association for Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), and by the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA), and in 2015 by SESAR Joint Undertaking as one of the three best researchers in the Air Traffic Management domain.