The 12th OpenSky Symposium

07/08 November 2024 – Hamburg, 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 more than 5000 sensors registered across the globe and more than 50000 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 12th OpenSky Symposium. The two-day event will be hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in November 2024. Since its 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. We encourage all submissions to consider the PRC research challenges outlined at the 11th Symposium on Safety (airspace complexity, flight interactions/separation), Environment (estimation of fuel burn/emissions), and System/Network Performance (traffic flow interdependencies).

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 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

Pre symposium: All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Authors whose abstracts are accepted by the programme committee will be given both the opportunity to submit a full paper and present at the symposium. Please note, at least one of the authors of a full paper must be on-site for presentation.

Post symposium: The submitted full papers will be peer-reviewed. The authors receive feedback and are asked to implement it accordingly. As soon as a full paper is accepted for publication by the programme committee, it will be published in the Journal of Open Aviation Science (JOAS) . The publication of final papers in the JOAS shall comply with its open data and reproducibility guidelines.


Abstracts and full papers should be prepared with the JOAS template (zip).
You can also use the online Overleaf template .


  1. DEADLINE:  September 06, 2024
  2. Requirement: Submissions describing the idea of the work and presentation for the symposium.
  3. Page limit: 1 to 2 pages
  4. Submission: EasyChair is used for collecting abstract, submit your abstract at:

Selected Full Papers

Authors with accepted full papers are asked to use the following settings in their main latex file main.tex:

Line 2: manuscript=proceedings
Line 11: \conference{The 12th OpenSky Symposium}

  1. DEADLINE: November 01, 2024
  2. Requirement: Submissions describing and explaining the work in full detail, with a focus on open data and reproducibility.
  3. Page limit: 14 pages (without bibliography)
  4. Submission: The JOAS platform is used to collect full papers and provide further review comments. Submit your paper at
    Create an account, log in, and select "OpenSky Symposium" in the Section dropdown menu.

Important Dates

Abstracts due September 06, 2024
Notification to authors September 27, 2024
Programme online October 04, 2024
Full papers due November 01, 2024
Symposium November 07/08, 2024


Program Chair (correspondence) Manuel Waltert (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
General Chairs Emy Arts (DLR, Germany)
Florian Raddatz (DLR, Germany)
Web Chair Martin Strohmeier (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Registration Chair Allan Tart (OpenSky Network, Switzerland)
Programme Committee Ramon Dalmau (EUROCONTROL, France)
Michael Felux (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
Antonio Franco (University of Sevilla, Spain)
Rainer Kölle (EUROCONTROL, Belgium)
Alexander Lau (DLR, Germany)
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Max Li (University of Michigan, USA)
David Lovell (University of Maryland, USA)
Ivan Martinovic (University of Oxford, UK)
Xavier Olive (ONERA, France)
Tatjana Polishchuk (Linköping University, Sweden)
Raul Saez (ENRI, Japan)
Matthias Schäfer (SeRo Systems, Germany)
Michael Schultz (Bundeswehr University, Germany)
Enrico Spinielli (EUROCONTROL, Belgium)
Martin Strohmeier (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Junzi Sun (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Allan Tart (OpenSky Network, Switzerland)
Christian Verdonk (CRIDA A.I.E., Spain)
Karim Zeghal (EUROCONTROL, France)
Yu Zhang (University of South Florida, USA)


The registration fees are:

Regular In-Person Attendance 400 Euros
Academics (please use an email with your affiliation) 300 Euros
Online Attendance 30 Euros

Registration for in-person attendance will only be possible until Wednesday 31st October EOB.


The Symposium will take place at the DLR Center for Applied Aviation Research (ZAL) at Hein-Saß-Weg 22 in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany. More detailed information about the location of the venue, parking, etc., can be found on the overview map.

Few important facts:

  • If you choose a hotel in Hamburg's Finkenwerder district, you'll find it conveniently close to the Symposium, yet somewhat distant from the city center of Hamburg. Some options for hotels in Finkenwerder are Rilano Hotel Hamburg or Hotel Elbinsel.
  • If you want to stay closer to the city center of Hamburg and rely on public transport, we recommend chosing a hotel close to the north shore of the Elbe river/harbour as you will need to cross the river by ferry (e.g., Landungsbrücken to Finkenwerder on ferry line 62 or Teufelsbrück to Finkenwerder on line 64) to reach the Symposium.
  • If you plan arrive by car, please be aware that traffic on highway 7 to cross the Elbe river can be very unpredictable. You can park your car at the ZAL parking garage at Hein-Saß-Weg 23.
  • The social event will take place at Rickmer Rickmers at Landungsbrücken, Ponton 1a.