October 27th, 2016
The 6th EASN International Conference, the largest gathering of the Association yet, was successfully held in Porto, Portugal, from 18th to 21st of October 2016.
The 6th EASN International Conference, included 11 Thematic Workshops and 28 Technical Sessions where more than 250 participants from 30 countries had the chance to attend the presentations of more than 210 speakers.
More than 170 abstracts were submitted while more than 70 full papers were published in the Conference's proceedings and a number of selected papers will be published in international journals following peer review. The international journals in which full papers will be published are: "The Journal of Aerospace Engineering" (JAERO), the "International Journal of Structural Integrity" (IJSI), the "Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology" (AEAT) and the "Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures" (FFEMS).
During the four days gathering, distinguished Key-Note guests updated the delegates on the future Industrial trends and the European priorities with respect to the medium and long-term goals. Among other speakers, European Commission's Dr. Dietrich Knoerzer spoke about "Global Challenges to Aviation - A Need for Advanced Technologies" and the Project Officer of CSJU, Dr. Jean-Francois Brouckaert presented the "Clean Sky Academy Initiative: How to better involve students in Europe's largest Research Program for Aeronautics". Prof. Ray Whitford from Cranfield Shrivenham spoke about "Aerodynamic Crutches" while Dr. Markus Fischer from Airbus made a presentation on "Research on High Technologies for the Large Passenger Aircraft of Tomorrow- CleanSky2, Large Passenger Aircraft". Mrs. Valerie Guenon, V.P. of Safran, shared her viewpoint on "The past 15 years and the next 15 years of European Aviation Research, an industry perspective" and Clean Sky's Dr. Giuseppe Pagnano focused on "Sustainable development in Aeronautics - Role & Perspectives of the Clean Sky Initiative". Finally Dr. Jose Rui Marcelino, PEMAS President, set the scene of the "Portuguese aerospace industry - driving innovation through collaboration networks".
Finally and responding to the increasing interest from the European Aeronautics Community for a scientific event which offers a forum for discussion and exchange of information about state-of-the-art research and development activities in Aeronautics and Air Transport, EASN has announced its 7th annual International Conference on Innovation in European Aeronautics Research to be held on September 26 - 29, 2017 at the Conference Centre of the Polish Institute of Aviation co-organised with the AIRCRAFT DESIGN DEPARTMENT OF THE WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY.
Presentations performed and other Conference material is available here.