Status Report

28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS)

By SpaceRef Editor
June 18, 2011
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23 – 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia

The 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences will be hosted by the Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), in cooperation with Engineers Australia (EA), and will be held from 23 – 28 September 2012 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Brisbane – Australia’s New World City

Welcome to Brisbane – Australia’s New World City. Located in sub-tropical South-East Queensland, the Sunshine State of Australia, Brisbane is the country’s third-largest city, nestled on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River. Offering visitors an enviable lifestyle with the laid-back, easy attitude of a small community – Brisbane is sure to surprise and inspire with the sights, sounds and cosmopolitan energy of a major international metropolis. Situated within an hour’s drive to Australia’s favourite holiday destination, Gold Coast, and its world famous beaches, Brisbane is renowned for its dynamic and down-to-earth way of life. Set amongst world-class arts, cultural and entertainment precincts, leafy parks and cycle and walk ways, this modern day city is rapidly emerging as one of the most desirable places to live in Australia. With a sub-tropical climate, the average temperature in September is a pleasant 25 oC/77 oF. Brisbane is easily accessible with direct flights from the west coast of the United States and one-stop flights from Europe. An extensive domestic network provides flights to other destinations in Queensland and the rest of Australia.

Congress Venue

Set amongst Brisbane’s centrally located arts, cultural and entertainment precinct, South Bank, is the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Ranked as one of the top three convention centres world-wide, this state-of-the-art purpose-built venue is renowned for its reputation of operational and service excellence. The Centre is recognised as one of Australia’s leading meetings and events venues, offering complete flexibility and versatility to its guests. Over three impressive levels and within minutes walking distance to exceptional hotels, entertainment and dining venues, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will set the stage for a successful ICAS Congress.

Social Programme

In addition to the Congress receptions and the banquet, the Local Organising Committee will offer interesting visits and excursions for accompanying persons. The present planning is Day tours for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and a full Day tour for Wednesday.

Technical visits
Technical visits will be arranged on the Friday after the Congress to aerospace industries in the Brisbane area. Technical visits to industries located in other Australian capital cities are also considered.

Call for Papers

The research community and industry are invited to submit papers for presentation at the Congress. The process for submitting papers are in the Call for Papers that can be downloaded from The Call for Papers also contains the list of topics that are covered by the Congress. The deadline for abstracts is 15 July 2011 and the full manuscript is due on 1 July 2012. A full paper peer-review is optional.

The International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, the Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Engineers Australia look forward to your participation in the 28th ICAS Congress. See you in Brisbane!

For further information please check the websites below or contact:

ICAS Secretariat
c/o FOI
SE-16490 Stockholm

Conference Managers
OzAccom Conference Services
PO Box 104
P: +61 (0)7 3854 1611
F: +61 (0)7 3854 1507

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