“On behalf of the Brazilian Association of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (ABCM), I would like to welcome all participants to the 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2018), to be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and wish everyone a fruitful experience, both technically and culturally.”
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!
President of ICAS
Chair of ICAS Programme Committee