Abstracts / Full Papers


The technical sub-committee of the 17th Australian International Aerospace Congress invites accepted authors to submit their full papers for the Congress program.

Step 1: Full paper submission – If accepted, authors will be invited to submit a full paper for peer review or non-peer review (which will be optional for authors). Accordingly, in the congress proceedings, the papers will be published on a USB in separate sections flagged as “peer reviewed or non-peer reviewed”.

All authors who submitted full papers will receive final reviewer comments in the week beginning 19 December 2016. After this time, authors are asked to take feedback into consideration and amend papers accordingly, replacing their full paper in the Speaker’s Portal with their FINAL PAPER by 18 January 2017. Please note, this final version must contain all AUTHOR’s details. Please ensure all full papers are written using the full paper template. If your full paper is NOT being peer- reviewed please submit your FINAL PAPER by 18 January 2017.

Full paper template for peer review

Full paper template for non-peer review

Topics for submission

Download Topic Domains AIAC17

Authors must select one of the following themes that their abstract relates to:

  • Aerospace Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures & Materials
  • Propulsion
  • Aircraft Systems (On-board & Off-board)
  • Avionics & Mission Systems
  • Aircraft Operations
  • Systems Support
  • Airworthiness and Regulations


  • Space science and exploration
  • Space life sciences
  • Space debris
  • Applications and operations
  • Earth observation
  • Space communication and navigation
  • Integrated applications
  • Astrodynamics
  • Space propulsion
  • Infrastructure
  • Satellites, spacecraft and space probes
  • Space transportation and launch systems
  • Space and society
  • Space education and outreach
  • Space policy, regulations and economics
  • Space law
  • Atmospheric and Space Environments
  • Human Space Exploration
  • Information Systems and Software
  • Small Satellites
  • Space History, Society, and Policy
  • Space Logistics and Supportability
  • Space Operations
  • Space Robotics and Automation
  • Space Systems
  • Space Systems Engineering and Space Economics
  • Space Transportation and Launch Systems

Specialist Topic Areas:

  • Composite Structures
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Mission Systems
  • Health Usage & Monitoring Systems


The Congress Technical Committee will judge and present awards for the best paper within each discipline, and a best overall Congress paper. The young engineers and students papers will also be judged separately, for a best young engineer paper and a best student paper.

The Awards will comprise of a Plaque with inscribed Logos and Award type; and Certificate endorsed by the Chair, Deputy Chair, and respective Co-chair and Discipline leads

Key dates:

Abstract submission closes: 19 September 2016 (midnight AEST)

Abstract acceptance notification: 4 November 2016 (midnight ADST)

Draft paper submissions due: 5 December 2016 (midnight ADST)

Paper review comments to authors: 19 December 2016

Final paper submission: 18 January 2017 (midnight ADST)

General policies and requirements

  • All submissions and papers must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work is to be published or presented at a major national or international meeting prior to the 17th Australian International Aerospace Congress
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results nor conclusions that refer to results that are not presented within the text
  • We will incorporate a “Poster viewing session” into the program and poster presenters are expected to be available for questions next to their poster. This will be a good opportunity for networking
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the congress proceedings – Engineers Australia Informit Database. Only PEER REVIEWED full papers will be published on RMIT Informit Database and all authors must read and accept Copyright Licence Agreement in order to be published on the RMIT Informit database.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress. Presenters who have not registered by the deadline date time will be removed from the program.
  • The abstract should describe objectives, results, conclusions, innovative steps and the significance of your work. Short abstracts will be de-weighted in the selection process.
  • All abstracts and papers must be prepared according to the template provided. Abstracts and papers will only be accepted and published if submitted using the correct format in the supplied template
  • There is a limit of 2 abstracts that may be submitted by an individual
  • Submission can include both Congress Presentation Submission and Technology Presentations
  • The Congress Organisers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events