European Conference for AeroSpace Sciences (EUCASS) (BE)
EUCASS (European Conference for Aero-Space Sciences, http://www.eucass.eu ) is a learned society at the service of research scientists, engineers, and decision makers in the field of aeronautical and space sciences. It is a non-profit entity under the Belgian law.
EUCASS addresses all aerospace sectors, spanning from research to long-term programmes. Its goal is to assemble the specialists from Europe and beyond, and to create among them a community spirit that stimulates circulation of novel ideas and cross-fertilisation of disciplines. To that effect, it holds regular conferences, workshops, particularly its series of Aerospace Thematic Workshops dedicated to forefront and trans-disciplinary subjects.
EUCASS started its activities in 2005 by organising the first-ever European conference in Moscow. The following ones were held at a biennial rate in Brussels, and then Versailles. The base of EUCASS is European and includes Russia. Members from all other countries are welcome. Today, the association counts in excess of 500 members from over 30 different countries. It is a member of the International Astronautical Federation IAAF and a partner of the Air and Space Academy. It is linked to Reed Expo in Aerospace Testing Expo with which it awards the Young Aerospace Engineer of the Year prizes. Last but not least, it is networked within the E-CAero structure with European disciplinary associations Eccomas, Ercoftac, Euromech and Euroturbo, and with CEAS, the Council of European Aerospace Societies.
The purposes of EUCASS are scientific, technical, and educational. The association focuses on forefront science and cutting-edge technologies. It is helping young scientists to find internships outside their country of origin and supplies information on mobility and job opportunities. It is organised into five separate disciplinary branches, namely (1) Flight Dynamics, GNC & Avionics, (2) Flight Physics, (3) Materials and Structures, (4) Propulsion Physics, and (5) Systems integration. Each is served by a permanent Technical Committee. EUCASS is also concerned about publication of books, monographs and journals to enhance the exposure and reputation of European science. It is linked with the UK Journal of Aerospace Engineering Part G and produces proceedings of its conferences with Torus Press in Russia and EDP Sciences in France.
Eucass has a busy agenda for 2011, with an aerospace Thematic Workshop on Plasmas for Flow and Combustion Control (http://eucass.eu/2011-aerospace-thematic-workshop) scheduled at Les Houches Physics School for the end of March and the must of the year and Eucass 2011 in Saint Petersburg (http://www.eucass.ru). For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.