31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

“On behalf of ABCM, the Brazilian Association of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, we would like to welcome you to the 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2018), to be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from September 9-14, 2018.

This is the first ICAS Congress in South America, and Belo Horizonte, capital of the state of Minas Gerais, has the honor to host the world most important event in aeronautical engineering and sciences. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, this 120 year old city combines the cultural and gastronomic traditions of the ‘mineiros’ with an important industrial park with a modern aeronautical industry.

ICAS 2018 is promoted by ABCM and ICAS and organized by academic, industrial and government institutions.

The ICAS 2018 Local Organizing Committee is devoting all efforts with enthusiasm to offer to all participants a memorable conference and all conditions for a wonderful stay in Belo Horizonte.

We warmly invite you to participate in ICAS 2018 and exchange your highly appreciated technical contribution.

We wish to all participants fruitful technical and cultural experiences during ICAS 2018.”

Sergio V. Möller

President of ABCM
2013-2015, 2015-2017

Gherhardt Ribatski

President of ABCM


“It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 31st International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) Congress, the only international forum that covers the world of aeronautics, bringing together a global array of topics and participants. ICAS was established 60 years ago under the leadership of Professor Theodore von Karman. 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 2018 ICAS Congress will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; the first time the Congress will be held in South America. The tremendous success of the recently concluded ICAS Congress in Daejeon, Korea is 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 military and civil aviation applications. Engineers, scientists, technologists, managers and leaders 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
  • 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 2018 topic headings is appended). 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 rapid growing impact have been strategically added to the 2018 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 and autonomous systems, along with the operational challenges these technologies present for the global air transport system.

We invite you to more than attend the ICAS Congress, 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 aeronautics areas are welcome. We look forward to receiving your abstract and to welcoming you in Belo Horizonte in 2018!”

Susan Ying

President of ICAS

Shinji Suzuki

Chair of ICAS Programme Committee