ALIAS focuses on the liability implication of automation in complex socio-technical systems. The project explores the wide spectrum of the relationship between automation and liability, focusing on Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Aviation but with the potential to consider other domains such as Healthcare and Oil and Gas Industry. It looks at liability attribution as an emerging fundamental issue of human-technology interaction, to be taken into account in highly automated environments. The project is co-financed by EUROCONTROL, acting on behalf of the SESAR Joint Undertaking with funds from the EUROPEAN UNION, in the framework of SESAR Work Package E (WP-E).
ALIAS has produced 4 main products:
- The Legal Case, the novel methodology to address the liability impact of new ATM systems
- The Network of Legal Research in ATM, the virtual community on liability and automation
- The ALIAS Digital Library, the digital repository of reference materials on human factors and aviation law
- The ALIAS Conference, the annual event organized by the Project Consortium to discuss legal issues in the ATM domain
ALIAS ha presented the Legal Case at the EASA-OPTICS Conference. The Safety experts and managers attending the event have shown interest in the topic on liability and automation and in the solutions proposed by ALIAS to mitigate them.