Topics (2024)

14th EASN International Conference Topics

The topics of the 14th EASN International Conference include but are not limited to:


  • Aerostructures: Materials & Structures
    Materials & Processes, Advanced Characterization, Design and Modelling, Smart by Design, Smart Materials, Hybrid Materials, Nano-enabled composites, Material Testing, Structural Analysis, Smart Structures, Aeroelasticity, Structural Behaviour, etc.


  • Aerostructures: Manufacturing
    Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Characterization (online, inline, real-time etc.), Structural Analysis, Process/Design and Modelling, Automation in Production, Virtual Manufacturing, Digitalization and Digital Twins, Additive Manufacturing, Exploitation of Advanced Thermoplastics, Out-of-autoclave Manufacturing of Composites, Surface Engineering Technologies, Joining Techniques and Adhesive Bonding, Surface Engineering.
  • From Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0
    Factory of the Future, Digital Factory, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Twins, Cyber-physical Systems, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Human-centric, Sustainable, Resilient etc.


  • Flight Physics
    Aerodynamics, Airflow Control, Numerical Methods (CFD, FSI, CSM, etc.), Noise Prediction & Noise Reduction, Computational Acoustics etc.


  • Hydrogen in Aviation
    Fuel Cell Propulsion & H2 Direct Combustion Systems, Storage and Distribution Systems for Liquid Hydrogen, Hydrogen-Critical Materials Performance, New Standards and Certification Procedures, Auxiliary Systems and Refuelling Procedures, Structural Integration of Tanks, Fuel Supply Systems, Ground and Flight Test Demonstrations
  • Fuels & Energy Storage
    Alternative Fuels, Batteries, Liquid & Compressed Hydrogen, Capacitors, Infrastructures (fuel tanks, distribution, systems etc.), etc.


  • Propulsion
    Combustion, Turbomachinery, Heat Transfer, Engine Control, Geared Turbofans, Alternative Cycles, Engine Health Monitoring, Fuels, Emissions etc.
  • Hybrid Electric Flight
    Hybrid Electric Architectures & Technologies, Distributed Propulsion, Design Methodologies, New Configurations, Synergetic Integration, Regulatory Aspects etc.


  • Avionics, Systems & Equipment
    Cockpit Systems, Flight Data, Communication Systems, Avionics Integration, Aircraft Security, Environmental Control Systems, Fire Protection Systems, Sensors and Data Acquisition etc.
  • Human Factors
    Man-machine Interface, Cognitive Computing, Human Information Processing, Human Element in Security etc.


  • Aircraft Design and Optimization
    Aircraft Design Methodology, Conceptual Design Studies, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Flight Performance etc.
  • Small Air Transport (SAT) Technologies
    Innovations in Cockpit and Avionics, Propulsion, Airframe, Materials, Air Traffic Management, Self-separation and Collision Avoidance, Mission Management, Decision Making Support to the Pilot, Single-pilot Operations, Sustainability of SAT Operations, Scenarios, Safety Regulations and Standards.
  • Innovative Concepts & Scenarios
    Disruptive & Unconventional Configurations, Open Platform Demonstrator Systems, Breakthrough Technologies etc.
  • Synergies and Technology Transfer with other Industries
    Aerodynamics, Electric Car-Electric Aircraft, Infrastructure, Testing Methods, Fault Prediction, Advanced Aluminium Manufacturing Technology etc.


  • Air Traffic Management & Airports
    Traffic Management, Air Transport Networks, Remote Control, Navigation Systems, UAV/UAM, RPAS, Drones, Airport Operation, Airport Security etc.
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
    Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI), Non-destructive evaluation (NDE), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Sensors, Logistics, Digital Twin, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, Smart Repair, New Maintenance, Remanufacturing and Repair Methods. 
  • UAS & Scaled Flight Testing
    UAV Configuration & Technologies, Control Architectures, Aerial Robotics, Scaling, Subscale.


  • Space Technologies
    Materials and Structures, Manufacturing Processes for Space Applications, Space Manufacturing Process Technologies, Aerodynamics, Space Propulsion, Space Power, Robotics, Space Transportation Systems, Technologies for Reusable Small Launchers, Novel / Reusable Launching Concepts, On-orbit Operations and Servicing (OOO, OOS), Low-cost Satellites Technologies, Earth Observation, Nano/micro Satellites, Integrated Applications, Space Communication and Navigation, Components for Orbital Use, CO2 Monitoring from Space, Clean Space, Safety in Space, Design for Extreme Conditions.
    Test Platforms & Projects, UAS Applications, Safety & Security, Airspace integration etc.


  • ecoDESIGN and Engineering for Sustainability
    Sustainable Industrialization; Sustainability of Materials, Processes and Resources; Environmentally Friendly Materials; Green Design and Sustainable Manufacturing & Production; Lifetime Services; Methods and Tools for Life Extension; Recycling Technologies, Disposal Strategies, Waste Management, End-of-Life; Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impacts; Circularity and Circularity Performance. 


  • Safety, Regulation and Standards
    European Safety Regulations, Certification Standards and Policies, Virtual Certification, Workforce Training, Education & Training Programmes (incl. civil aviation cybersecurity, automation and digitization skills), RAMS etc.
  • European Policy Actions in the Field of Aviation & Space
    Open Innovation Test Beds for Composites, Support Actions for Coordinating Research, Facilitating Collaboration, Innovation Fostering, International Cooperation, 3O Policy, Infrastructures etc.