It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 32nd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), the only international forum that covers the world of aeronautics, bringing together a global array of topics and participants. ICAS was established some 60 years ago under the leadership of Professor Theodore von Kármán. Today ICAS continues to support the work of aerospace professional Member Societies around the world. Through Associate Memberships, ICAS brings together aerospace companies, national laboratories and educational institutions.

The 2020 ICAS Congress will be held in Shanghai, China from 14 to 18 September. In addition to the usual broad coverage of the Congress, there will be particular focus on the theme of “Urban and Regional Air Mobility”. The tremendous successes of previous ICAS Congresses in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Daejeon, Korea, provide an indication of the value to be gained from your participation in the ICAS Congress.

Presentations at the Congress, from oral paper reports to interactive discussions, cover all aspects of aeronautical science and technology including civil and military aviation applications. Leading engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in aeronautics from around the world will be there to:

  • present their work to an informed and truly global audience
  • hear the latest developments from internationally recognized experts
  • exchange information and opinions with colleagues from around the world
  • initiate and further develop collaborative relationships
  • build long lasting networks with colleagues in other countries and cultures
  • see and understand the implications of technical advances throughout aviation

The ICAS Program Committee ensures that presentations cover core aeronautical disciplines such as Aircraft Design, Materials and Structures, Systems and Subsystems. A full list of ICAS 2020 topic headings is attached. The Congress agenda also highlights topics that reflect new challenges and opportunities facing aviation today. They include, for example, novel approaches to solving aeronautical problems, emerging technologies that lead to improved performance, a cleaner or quieter environment, or more agile development processes. Additionally, areas showing rapidly growing impact have been strategically added to the ICAS agenda including: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Industrial Internet of Things (for design, manufacturing, or support), Model Based Systems Engineering, and Electric Propulsion. There is sure to be increased focus on unmanned air vehicles, autonomous systems, zero-emission and eVTOL air transport, along with the operational challenges these technologies present for the global air transport system.

We invite you to more than attend ICAS 2020, and encourage you to submit an abstract to the congress to present your current work. The appended topic heading list is not exhaustive – papers from other relevant aeronautical areas are also welcome. We look forward to receiving your abstract and to welcoming you in Shanghai in 2020!

Conference Organizing Committee

Phone: +86-21-32798789

Email: secretariat@icas2020.com

Website: http://www.icas2020.com/

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