CEAS2015: a success story!
We would like to thank all that contributed to the 5th CEAS Air and Space Conference in Delft. The conference was a resounding success and has acted as a positive enabler for representatives of aerospace industries, academia, organizations and associations to communicate, share and debate innovative concepts and technical solutions in the aerospace domain. The event was held in the Aula Congress Center of the Technical University of Delft from 7-11 September 2015 and attracted 530 attendees.
A spectacular laser show kicked off the event in the Auditorium, after which the delegates were warmly welcomed by prof. Karel Luyben, Rector Magnificus of the TU-Delft. 16 Inspiring and influential speakers shared their perspectives about “Challenges in European Aerospace” during the conference and 165 technical papers were presented by speaker from 25 nations in 6 parallel sessions. Three conference panel sessions were held dealing with the ‘Future of Air Combat systems in Europe’, ‘Space sustainability’ and ‘ESA Reusable Launch Vehicle Program’.
During the dinner, the CEAS Award 2015 was presented to Joachim Szodruch (DLR, G) for his lifelong efforts to increase European cooperation in the field of European cooperation in aerospace.
The conference ended with technical visits to NLR, ESA/ESTEC, Fokker Aerostructures and TU-Delft Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
CEAS2015 highlights in brief:
- 530 delegates (90% European) attended the event on one or more days from 40 nations all over the world
- reception in the Delft Botanic Gardens
- 200 delegates attended the dinner at the paddle steamer “De Majesteit” while cruising the impressive Rotterdam harbors
- 240 speakers presented (16 keynote plenaries, 140 scientific papers, 111 of which dealt with aeronautics and 29 with space related subjects)
- 40 session chairs
- 3 EU project workshops (AFLonext, IN2SAI, PulCheR) and European Strategic Wind tunnels Improved Research Potential ESWIRP achievements presentations (follow the links to get access to the presentations)
- 12th European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education EWADE meeting
- 75 participants to 4 technical tours to major R&D centers (EAS-ESTEC and NLR), the TUDelft and aerospace industry (Fokker Aerostructures).
- 14 exhibitors participated.
Feedback from the delegates, that completed the questionnaire, was very well appreciated and it confirmed the success of the conference. It will help in better understand the needs and expectations of our audience in order to shape future events.
We hope to see you at the next CEAS Air and Space Conference in 2017 (Bucharest, Ro), being organized by the Romanian Air and Space Society AAAR!
A photographic impression of the conference can be found
Program at a glance
- Welcome by Fred Abbink (CEAS President), Karel Luyben (Rector Magnificus Delft University of Technology) and Hester Bijl, (Dean Aerospace Faculty TUDelft)
- Keynote by Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Minister of Defense, tbc)
Inspiring and influential speakers have chosen the CEAS 2015 Conference to share perspectives that are relevant to you and your organization. They will share their knowledge on various themes, give you a breadth of industry insight and provide real implementation stories.
Challenges for the European Aeronautical Industry
- Axel Flaig (Head of R&T Airbus)
- Hans Buethker (Chairman & CEO Fokker Technologies)
Challenges for European Access to Space
- Jan Wörner (Director General ESA)
- Arnaud de Jong (CEO Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands)
Challenges to the European Airlines
- Athar Husain Khan (CEO Association of European Airlines AEA)
- Peter Hartman (Vice-chairman Board of AirFrance/KLM)
Challenges in realizing a Single European Sky
- Florian Guillermet (Director SESAR JU)
- Paul Riemens (CEO LVNL)
Challenges to the European Aerospace Research and Infrastructure
- Eric Dautriat (Executive Director CleanSky)
- Rolf Henke (Member DLR Executive Board, chairman ACARE WG 5)
- Michel Peters (CEO NLR)
Challenges to European Aerospace Education
- Hester Bijl (Dean TU Delft, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering)
- Frithjof Weber (Head of Knowledge and Competence Management Airbus)
- Franco Bernelli (Politecnico di Milano, Aerospace Science and Technology)
Challenges to the European Air Power in Asymmetric Conflicts
- CDRE Peter Round (Director Capability EDA)
- Lt-Gen Sander Schnitger (Commander Royal Netherlands Air Force).
The CEAS International Programme Committee, with representation of 20 organisations, has reviewed the abstracts handed in. The selected abstracts can be downloaded here!
175 Papers will be presented (see conference programme) by aerospace scientists and engineers from 25 different nations around the world to share and disseminate the latest scientific knowledge and research in areas like Air Transport, Airworthiness, Clean Space, Collaborative engineering in system design, Future education and training needs, Virtual hybrid testing in aeronautics, Aircraft noise, Aerodynamics, Future of the Air Combat Systems in Europe, Aero-elasticity and Structural Dynamics, Space Sustainability, Aircraft handling / flight mechanics, Greenhouse gas emissions, Guidance & navigation, Modelling and simulation, Propulsion integration, Structures & Materials and Unmanned aerial vehicles.
Future of Air Combat systems in Europe
Many experts in Europe are concerned that, apart from the British-French Future Combat Air System Demonstration Program FCAS DP, presently no plans are being made to prepare the next generation of air combat systems beyond Eurofighter, Rafale and Grippen. The F35 program, although serving a number of Air Forces in Europe, is US-led and will not secure the future of the European Air Combat industry. A number of studies have been conducted in recent years on this critical issue, such as the “FAST4Europe” study by an industrial consortium led by SAAB and by the Air and Space Academy’s as reflected in the white paper “Recommendations to avoid a strategic downgrading of Europe in the field of Combat Aviation” (published at the end of 2013).
The panel will contain presentations from high level actors in the field of Air Combat systems. The talks will address current reflections in Europe, the status of present and future Air Combat Systems across the world.
The session will be moderated by Gerard Brachet, former President of the Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace/Air and Space Academy (2009-2012), current Chairman of its Defense Commission.
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Local Organizing Committee
Fred Abbink (Chairman) NVvL
Christophe Hermans German-Dutch Wind Tunnels DNW
Piet Kluit NVvL
Joris Melkert Delft University of Technology TUD
Ricky Curran Delft University of Technology TUD
Gianfranco La Rocca Delft University of Technology TUD (EWADE)
Siggi Pokörn German-Dutch Wind Tunnels DNW
Ineke Boneschansker Delft University of Technology TUD
Corry van der Drift Delft University of Technology TUD
Anouk Scholtes VSV Leonardo da Vinci
International Program Committee
Christophe Hermans, DNW, CEAS branch chair aeronautics, NL
Ali Zolghadri, Université de Bordeaux, F
Björn Nagel, DLR, Ge
Bob Mulder, TUD, NL
Boguslaw Dolega, Rzeszow University of Technology, Pl
Coen de Visser, TUD, NL
David Marshall, RAeS, UK
Dieter Scholz, HAW Hamburg, G
Dirk van Os, Fokker Technologies, NL
Edmund Williams, ESA, NL
Erik-Jan van Kampen, TUD, NL
Florian Holzapfel, Technische Universität München, G
Franco Persiani, University of Bologna, I
Frank Beuskens , RVO, NL
Georg Eitelberg, DNW / TUD, NL
Gérard Brachet, Air and Space Academy, AAE, F
Gianfranco La Rocca, TUD, NL
Hector Climent, Airbus Defence and Space, Sp
Hester Bijl, TUD, NL
Janusz Narkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Pl
Jean Marc Bousquet, ONERA, F
Jonathan Cooper, University of Bristol, UK
Joost Hakkaart, NLR, NL
Joris Melkert, TUD, NL
José Longo, ESA, NL
Klausdieter Pahlke, DLR, G
Leo Veldhuis, TUD, NL
Luisa Innocenti , ESA, NL
Mark J. Balas, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Max Mulder, TUD, NL
Panu Maijala, VTT, Fi
Patrick Fabiani, Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, F
Peter Schmollgruber, ONERA, F
Petter Krus, Linköping University, Sw
Philipp Krämer, Airbus Helicopters, G
Piergiovanni Renzoni, CIRA, I
Ricky Curran , TUD, NL
Robert Luckner , TU Berlin, G
Roberto Camussi, University Roma Tre, I
Rolf Henke , DLR, Ge
Steve Stavrinidis, ESA, NL
Wilhelm Kordulla, ESA, NL
Committee of Recommendation
Drs. G.A.A. Verkerk: Mayor City of Delft
Drs. D.J. van den Berg: President Executive Board Delft University of Technology
LtGen. A. Schnitger: Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Ir. M.A.G. Peters: CEO National Aerospace Laboratory NLR
Dr. J.A. Nijhuis RA: President & CEO Schiphol Group
Ir. A. de Jong: CEO Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands
Dr. F. Ongaro: Director TEC & head ESA-ESTEC
Instructions to authors
Here you will find guidelines for paper writing and submission. Papers fully cleared for publication and presentation should be submitted in electronic format by 1 July 2015. The paper clearance / copyright form can be downloaded here.
Open Access Policy
Papers shall be unclassified for public release and be cleared by the appropriate company and/or government agency if necessary.
CEAS 2015 best papers, after having passed the CEAS review process of Springer, will be published (no open access) in the CEAS Aeronautical Journal or CEAS Space Journal.
All papers accepted for presentation at the CEAS Air & Space conference 2015 will be published and distributed in electronic form, a.o. to delegates on a USB-stick. CEAS 2015 proceedings will be published according to the Open Access Spectrum OAS standards (http://www.plos.org/open-access/howopenisit). They will appear Open Access (for free download and with readership rights) on the CEAS website. The upload of the papers to the website will be carried out not earlier than six months after the conference date.
Reuse rights of the paper are defined as CC BY as indicated on the papers as “This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY)”. This means that readers are free to share and adapt the paper under the condition that they give appropriate credit to the authors (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0).
All proprietary rights, as well as the copyright in and to the paper in all forms and media, will remain with the authors. This will be expressed on the paper with the statement “Copyright © 2015 by author(s)”. Authors can request, at any time, to have the paper removed from the website. This will result in the paper being replaced on the CEAS website by a simple notice stating that the paper (identified by the paper # and the title) has been withdrawn.
Upon request of the author(s) CEAS will post the paper to ZENODO (http://www.zenodo.org). The paper will be tagged with metadata and can be found in EU’s OpenAIRE (https://www.openaire.eu/search/find) other repositories and most likely in Google Scholar. The papers are provided with the identifier DOI (http://dx.doi.org) and are protected by an archival and digital preservation strategy using CERN’s professional data center.