Since AIAA members are automatically members of ICAS (International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences), you may be interested in the call for papers for the 29th ICAS World Congress in St. Petersburg in 2014, the first time the World Congress is being held in Russia.
Founded by Theodore von Karman and his international colleagues, ICAS has for over 55 years provided for the world’s aerospace engineers, scientists, technologists and managers pre-eminent forum to present and discuss the latest developments in aeronautics.
The biennial World Congress is a key opportunity for those committed to serving the industry to meet, present, discuss and create opportunities that can only be done in such an international environment. The pace of technological developments and the diversity of business challenges facing those working in aeronautics are greater than ever today. The knowledge, skills, facilities and finance necessary to progress our profession and associated businesses are no longer found in one place or even close to home. Therefore, in such an environment with seemingly limitless availability of unfiltered information from a diversity of sources, ICAS Congresses represent unique opportunities every two years to learn and interact with the leaders in the field from around 40 countries.
The topics addressed at ICAS Congresses are typically diverse and reflect the challenges and opportunities of the day. The foundations of the industry, the aeronautical disciplines of aerodynamics and performance, stability and control, materials and structures, and propulsion and systems, always feature strongly, yet every Congress brings new topics. In recent times, there has been considerable growth in sessions on air traffic management and systems, manufacturing and the supply chain, safety and security, and environment and operations. It is clear that there will again be increased focus on unmanned air vehicles and systems, and operational challenges for the global air transport system.
Following the great success of the most recent Congress held in Brisbane, Australia, for which a record number of abstracts were submitted, ICAS anticipates there will be strong interest in participating in this next historic meeting. ICAS invites you to consider participating in the 29th ICAS Congress, and is soliciting abstracts of work conducted over the past two years.
As a guide to authors and more details including 2014 topic groups can be seen at http://icas.org/media/pdf/ICAS_2014_Call_for_papers.pdf