Conference papers and Special Issues

Peer-reviewed conference papers


  • Abolfazl Simorgh, Manuel Soler. Robust climate optimal flight planning toward identifying “win-win” solutions: concept of equivalent CO2 emissions. Aerospace Europe Conference 2023. July 9th – 10th in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Fateme Baneshi, Manuel Soler. A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Conflict Resolution of Climate Optimal Trajectories. Aerospace Europe Conference 2023. July 9th – 10th in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Alejandra Frías, Raimund Zopp, and Manuel Soler. Enhancing environmental sustainability in aviation: an implementation of contrail mitigation strategies in commercial flight dispatching. ATM R&D Seminar 2023. June 5th – 9th in Savannah, Georgia
  • Marta Sánchez, Danlin Zheng, Pablo Gil, Gilles Gawinowski, Ramon Dalmau, Manuel Soler, Javier García-Heras, Iván Martínez, Aniel Jardines. Machine Learning to Predict Convective Weather and its Impact on En-Route Capacity. ATM R&D Seminar 2023. June 5th – 9th in Savannah, Georgia
  • Fateme Baneshi and Manuel Soler. Network Assessment of the Aviation Climate Impact Considering the European Structured Airspace. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April 2023, 2023. 
  • Abolfazl Simorgh and Manuel Soler. Cost-Effective Climate-Friendly Aircraft Flight Planning. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April 2023, 2023. 


  • Hugues Brenot, Nicolas Theys, Erwin de Donder, Jeroen Van Gent, Michel Van Roozendael, Manuel Soler, Javier Garcia-Heras, Alejandro Cervantes, Abolfazl Simorgh, Virginia Villaplana, Sigrun Matthes, Simone Dietmüller, Volker Grewe, Riccardo Biondi, Sandy Chkeir, Katerina Anesiadou, Tim Winter, Adam Durant, Tanja Bolić, Francesco Urdih, Lieven Clarisse, Pierre de Buyl, Nicolas Clerbaux and Klaus Sievers. Early warning system of natural hazards and decrease of climate impact from aviation. SESAR Innovation Days’22. Budapest 5-8 Dec. 2022.

  • Probabilistic Analysis of Air Traffic in Adverse Weather Scenarios” by Manuel Soler, Eduardo Andrés, Javier García‐Heras, Daniel González, Damián Rivas, Alfonzo Valenzuela, Antonio Franco, Juan, Manuel Nuñez, Petar Andrasi and Tomislav Radisic. In the 10th edition of the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), June 19-23, 2022, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, USA.

  • Brenot, H., Theys, N., de Donder, E., Clarisse, L., de Buyl, P., Clerbaux, N., Dietmüller, S., Matthes, S., Grewe, V., Chkeir, S., Mascitell, A., Anesiadou, A., Biondi, R., Mahorčič, I., Bolić, T., Bhattacharya, R., Winter, T., Durant, A., Van Roozendael, M., and Soler, M.: Decrease of anthropogenic emission from aviation and detection of natural hazards with potential application in geosciences using satellite sensors, ground-based networks and model forecasts in the context of the SACS/ALARM early warning system, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-8948,, 2022. 

  • Mitigation of Aviation’s Climate Impact Through Robust Climate Optimized Trajectories in Intra-European Airspace. Maximilian Mendiguchia Meuser, Benjamin Lührs, Volker Gollnick, Florian Linke, Sigrun Matthes, Simone Dietmüller, Sabine Baumann, Manuel Soler, Abolfazl Simorgh, Feijia Yin, Federica Castino. ICAS 2022.


  • Robust CDO Trajectory Planning under Uncertainties in Weather Prediction. by Shumpei Kamo, Judith Rosenow, Hartmut Fricke, and Manuel Soler. 14th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar.
  • Predicting Convective Storm Characteristics using Machine Learning from Hi-Resolution NWP Forecasts. Jardines, A., Soler, M., García-Heras, J., Ponzano, M., Raynaud, L., Rottner, L., Simarro, J., and Rey, F. EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-7516,, 2021
  • Soler M., Brenot H., Biondi R., Bannister D., Grewe V., Bolic T. and García-Heras J. ALARM Project -multi-hAzard monitoring and earLy wARning systeMEGU General Assembly 2021. EGU21-7664, © Author(s) 2022. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


  • GPU-Accelerated RRT for Flight Planning Considering Ensemble Forecasting of Thunderstorms. Eduardo Andrés, Daniel González-Arribas, Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo, Manuel Soler and Maryam Kamgarpour. SESAR Innovation Days 2020. Held virtually due to COVID.
  • Probabilistic 4D Flight Planning in Structured Airspaces through Parallelized Simulation on GPUs. Daniel González-Arribas, Aniel Jardines, Manuel Soler, Javier García-Heras, and Eduardo Andrés-Enderiz. International Conference for Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT) 2020. Held virtually due to COVID.
  • Neural Network-based Convection Indicator for Pre-Tactical Air Traffic Flow Management. Aniel Jardines, Manuel Soler, Javier García-Heras, Alejandro Cervantes Rovira. ICRAT 2020. International Conference for Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT) 2020. Held virtually due to COVID.
  • Longitudinal flight control system design via Laguerre based model predictive control. Massoud Hemmasian Ettefagh, Manuel Soler, and Hai-Tao Zhang. 2020 European Control Conference (ECC), 1496-1501.


  • Data-Driven Occupancy Prediction in Adverse Weather Conditions using Thunderstorm and Traffic Observations. Aniel Jardines, Javier García-Heras, and Manuel Soler. SESAR Innovation days, 2019, Athens.
  • Scenario-Based RRT* for Aircraft Trajectory Planning under Uncertain Thunderstorm Development. Eduardo Andrés-Enderiz, D. González-Arribas, Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo, Maryam Kamgarpour, and Manuel Soler. ENRI International Workshop on. ATM/CNS (EIWAC) 2019, Tokio.


  • Effects Of Weather Uncertainty In Sector Demand At Tactical Level. Valenzuela, A. Franco, D. Sacher, J. García-Heras, and M. Soler. International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation 9 – 11 July 2018, Rome (Italy)


  • Multiobjective Optimization of Aircraft Trajectories under Wind Uncertainty using GPU Parallelism and Genetic Algorithms. D. González-Arribas, Manuel Sanjurjo, Manuel Soler. International Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems (EuroGEN) 2017, Madrid.
  • Simulation based validation of a mixed-integer optimal control algorithm for conflict detection and resolution using TAAM software. Andrés Muñoz and Manuel Soler. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration , and Operations Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum (AIAA 2017-3436).
  • Optimal Aircraft Trajectory Planning in the Presence of Stochastic Convective Weather Cells. Daniel González-Arribas, Daniel Hentzen,  Manuel Sanjurjo, Manuel Soler, and Maryam Kamgarpour. 17th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration , and Operations Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum (AIAA 2017-3431).
  • Multiobjective Trajectory Optimization During Orbit Raising With Combined Chemical-Electric Propulsion. David Morante,  Manuel Sanjurjo and Manuel Soler. 2017 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference.
  • Robust Optimization of Descent Trajectories on Irregular-shaped Bodies in the Presence of Uncertainty. Pablo Machuca, Daniel González-Arribas, David Morante-González, Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo, and Manuel Soler. 2017 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference.
  • Robust Optimal Trajectory Planning under Uncertain Winds and Convective Risk. Daniel González-Arribas, Manuel Soler, Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo, Ulrike Gelhardt, Juergen Lang, Thomas Hauf, and Juan Simarro. ENRI Workshop 2017, Tokio.
  • ATM Performance Analysis considering Minimum Climatology Impact Trajectories. Javier Garcéa-Heras, Manuel Soler, Guillermo Puelles, and Marcos Sanz. Submitted to ENRI Workshop 2017.


  • Wind-Based Robust Aircraft Route Optimization using Meteorological Ensemble Prediction Systems. D. González-Arribas, Manuel Soler, Manuel Sanjurjo. In proceedings of SESAR Innovation Days 2016 (SIDs’16). Eurocontrol, D. Shaefer (Ed.). ISSN 0770-1268. pp. 1-8.


  • Wind-optimal cruise trajectories using pseudospectral methods and ensemble probabilistic forecasts. D. González-ArribasM. Soler, and M. Sanjurjo. Proceedings of ATACCS’15. – 5th International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems pp. 160-167
  • Conflict pattern analysis under the consideration of optimal trajectories in the European ATM. Sergio Ruiz and Manuel Soler.Proceedings of the 11th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar, ATM Seminar 2015.


  • A Comparison of Optimal Control Methods for Minimum Fuel Cruise at Constant Altitude and Course with Fixed Arrival Time. Javier GARCÍA-HERAS, Manuel SOLER, Francisco Javier SÁEZ NIETO. Procedia Engineering. Vol. 80, 2014, pp. 231–244. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.09.083


  • Contrail Sensitive 4D Trajectory Planning with Flight Level Allocation using Multiphase Mixed-Integer Optimal Control. M. Soler, B. Zou, and M. Hansen, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, August 19-22, 2013. Boston, USA. Paper AIAA 2013-5179.
  • Multiphase Mixed-Integer Optimal Control applied to 4D Trajectory Planning in Air Traffic Management. A. Olivares, M. Soler, and E. Staffetti, , Proceedings of ATACCS’13, HALA research network conference, May 28-30, 2013. Npoles, Italy. ISBN: 978-2-917490-24-2, pp 104-114. Best Research Paper Award.


  • Multiphase Mixed- Integer Optimal Control Framework for Aircraft Conflict Avoidance. M. Soler, M. Kamgarpour, C. J. Tomlin, and E. Staffetti, 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2012), December 8-11 2012, Maui, Hawaii, USA. pp 1740-1745. 10.1109/CDC.2012.6426709


  • Optimal 4D Strategic Trajectory Planning in ATM. M. Soler, A. Olivares, E. Staffetti, J. Cegarra. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems (ATACCS’2011). May 26-27, 2011. Barcelona, Spain. IRIT Press. ISBN: 978-2-917490-14-3. EAN: 9782917490143


  • Hybrid Optimal Control Approach to Commercial Aircraft 3D Multiphase Trayectory Optimization. M. Soler, A. Olivares and E. Staffetti. Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference; Toronto, Ontario, Aug. 2-5, 2010. AIAA-2010-8453
  • Comparative Analysis of Commercial Aircraft Trayectory Performance. M. Soler, D. Zapata, A. Olivares, E. Staffetti and J. Cegarra. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Engineering Optimization; Lisbon, Sep. 6-9, 2010. ISBN: 978-989-96264-3-0

Special Issues

  • Editorial: Optimal Control Techniques in Aircraft Guidance and Control. Ernesto Staffetti, Xiang Li, Yoshinori Matsuno, and Manuel Soler. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Volume 2019, Article ID 3026083, 2 pages.