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A platform for privacy-preserving Federated Machine Learning using Blockchain to enable Operational Improvements in ATM

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€1 757 491
EU Contribution
€996 505
Project Acronym
AICHAIN
STRIA Roadmaps
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-SESAR-2019-2
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

This project proposes an innovative Digital Information Management (DIM) concept, i.e. the AICHAIN solution, that aims at enabling the cyber-secured exploitation of large private data sets that belong to different stakeholders and that contain valuable information for ATM operations. To overcome the stakeholders’ reluctance to share sensitive data, the exploitation will not be performed by exchanging the data itself but by articulating an advanced privacy-preserving federated learning architecture in which neither the training data nor the training model need to be exposed. This will be possible thanks to the innovative combination of two emerging DIM technologies: Federated Machine Learning (FedML) and Blockchain technologies.

The potential benefits of the new proposed DIM concept will be explored through ATM research use cases related to advanced Demand Capacity Balancing (DCB) predictive models of the Network Manager (NM), whose prediction performance is expected to significantly improve thanks to the exploitation of relevant operational private data from Airspace Users. The accuracy of the new DCB predictive models augmented with real operational data accessed through the AICHAIN solution will be benchmarked against the machine learning models for DCB that are currently in use or under research by NM.

The project will also address the exploration of governance and incentives mechanisms as part of the AICHAIN solution concept architecture, to facilitate the adoption of the concept and the alignment of interests of the key stakeholders (especially of the data owners). The design of advanced governance & incentives mechanisms, which could be implemented using the mechanism of “smart contracts” available in the toolset of Blockchain, will be complemented with a theoretical identification of data exploitation benefits and with discussions in workshops in which external experts will participate.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.7. - SESAR JU
Other Programme
SESAR-ER4-04-2019 Digital Information Management

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Sita Ewas Application Services S.l.
Address
PASEO GARCIA FARIA 17, 08005 BARCELONA, Spain
EU Contribution
€335 000
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Swiss International Air Lines Ag
Address
MALZGASSE 15, 4052 BASEL, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€286 505
Organisation
Eurocontrol - European Organisation For The Safety Of Air Navigation
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96, 1130 Bruxelles, Belgium
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Nommon Solutions And Technologies Sl
Address
CALLE CLAUDIO COELLO 124 - PLANTA 4A TRASERA, 28006 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€5 045 154
Organisation
Nommon Solutions And Technologies Sl
Address
CALLE CLAUDIO COELLO 124 - PLANTA 4A TRASERA, 28006 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€191 250
Organisation
Scaleout Systems
Address
STROBYLUND 63, 755 92 UPPSALA, Sweden
EU Contribution
€123 211 577
Organisation
Scaleout Systems
Address
STROBYLUND 63, 755 92 UPPSALA, Sweden
EU Contribution
€183 750

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Air traffic management systems
Development phase
Research/Invention
Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Machine learning for air traffic management
Development phase
Research/Invention

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