APISAT2018 Media Release


2018 Asia Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology Successfully Held in Chengdu City

The 2018 Asia Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT2018) has been held in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China during Oct. 16 to 18, 2018. Nearly 400 delegates from China, Australia, Korea, Japan, Canada, Vietnam and India are present.

Dr. Zuoming Lin, Opening Address

Dr. Zuoming Lin, President of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA) made the opening address, which has been chaired by Dr. Junchen Yao, Secretary General of CSAA. Following the opening ceremony are four plenary lectures. Dr. Xinguo Zhang, Executive Vice President and CIO of Aviation Industry Corporation of China Ltd. (AVIC), talked on Model Based Systems Engineering Transformation and Innovation. Dr. Joon-Min Choi, Director of Technology R&D Head Office of Korea Aerospace Research Insitute (KARI) shed a light on the Space Development in Korea. Dr. Toshio Nishizawa, Director of propulsion research unit of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shared an Overview of JAXA’s advanced Fan Jet Research (aFJR) Project. Prof. Pier Marzocca of RMIT University introduced its various research activities.

Dr. Xinguo Zhang, Plenary Lecture

The plenary session has been followed by 80 technical sessions with more than 300 oral presentations, covering topics of aerodynamics, aircraft /UAV design, navigation, combustion and propulsion, guidance and control, structure and materials, air traffic management, etc. About 280 peer-reviewed and orally-presented papers will be published by Springer Publishing House afterwards.

Plenary Lecture Session

Delegates will go for a technical visit to the Chengdu Tianfu International Aerotropolis and the China Civil Aviation Flight University in Guanghan City, Sichuan Province.

The APISAT is a common endeavor among the four professional aerospace societies in China, Australia, Korea and Japan, namely the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division (RAeS Australian Division), Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS) and Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (KSAS). It’s hosted in the four countries in turn annually.

The next year’s event will be held in Gold Coast, Australia. More information will be available on

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Important Days

Full paper submission due: July 16, 2018
(Please be aware that the APISAT2018 calls for full papers directly, instead of abstracts)


Paper acceptance results: Aug20, 2018
Publication:Within 3 weeks after the symposium


Final manuscript: Sep. 20, 2018
Camera-ready full paper can be uploaded from September 1.