Requirements Specification (EU-H2020-Project SlotMachine)

C. Schütz, T. Lorünser, T. Obritzhauser, C. Fabianek, E. Gringinger
Technical Report
TR2204 (October, 2022)
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Abstract (English)

This Deliverable is part of a project that has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 890456 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

This document provides the requirements specification related to the SESAR ER4 project SlotMachine. It is recommended to read the upcoming deliverable D2.3 Business Concepts first, before looking into this deliverable D2.1 Requirements Specification. After that it makes sense to read D2.2 System Design Document.

SlotMachine employs blockchain technology and secure multi-party computation to extend the existing User-Driven Prioritisation Process (UDPP) solution with the possibility to keep private the participating airlines’ confidential information such as the cost structure of flights. Technology will allow for secure, auditable transactions without the need for a central broker, whereby stakeholders will be able to enter slot swapping transactions without disclosing information to other participants. By demonstrating the feasibility of a privacy-preserving platform for swapping ATFM slots, the foundation can be laid for the development of a product that will be an essential element in the aviation industry in the future. It contributes to better use of existing resources at airports, higher efficiency of airlines, lower emissions, and shorter delays for passengers.

Keywords: Air traffic flow management, evolutionary algorithm, genetic algorithm, assignment problem, privacy

Technical Report, Projekt SLOTMACHINE, Deliverable D2.1, CORDIS - EU Research Results, Projekt-DOI:, 2022.

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