Please note that,

  • Extension of abstract submission deadline until 1st of March
  • Rotorcraft-History session is added (see session subjects)

Call for Papers

The International Committee invites prospective authors to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the Forum. As in previous years, the Forum sessions will cover typical aspects of rotorcraft and will be held simultaneously in various conference rooms.   Session subjects will include:

  • Acoustics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Systems & Avionics
  • Airworthiness
  • Cost Reduction
  • Crew Station & Human Factors
  • Dynamics
  • Engines & Propulsion
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Operational Aspects
  • Rotorcraft-History
  • Safety
  • Simulation & Training
  • Structures & Materials
  • Test & Evaluation

At the 35th ERF the International Committee will be looking to feature a number of special sessions, and encourage in particular the submission of papers on all aspects of ‘Green Rotorcraft’ including innovative rotors, low drag airframes, more electrical systems, alternative engines, environment friendly procedures, non-toxic materials, etc.

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted online here at the Forum website.

On there will be the possibility to directly upload the author’s contribution. The abstract, in English with a length between 500 and 1000 words, has to be a MS-word document (doc) or Portable Document File (pdf). The file must not exceed 750 kbyte. It is intended to print the abstracts of the selected papers for distribution during the Forum. The online mask requests additional information from the author, like keywords, new or significant aspects of their work and the assignment of the paper to one of the session subjects. After successful online submission the author will receive an automatically generated E-mail.

In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact the Forum Organisation.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Submission of abstract deadline

extension until the 1st of March

Notification to authors

31 March 2009

Programme & registration forms available

20 May 2009

Paper deadline

15 July 2009

Best Paper

The best paper will be selected as the Ian Cheeseman Award Paper for presentation at the 66th American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, 2010.