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Since 1994 every second year the Research and Education in Aircraft Design (READ) conference has been organized as a general forum for exchange of information about progress in aerospace engineering research. The unique character of the seminar is given by its focus also on aircraft engineering education and inclusion of juried student session. Following the success of the READ 2016, Warsaw, the 2018 seminar will be held in Brno, Czech Republic.

The Organizing Committee invites authors to contribute to the conference on the following topics:

  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aerospace Education
  • Materials and Technology in Aeronautics
  • Safety and Security
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Aeronautical Transport

The European Workshop on Aircraft Design Education (EWADE) has been organized since 1994 as a forum for academic staff active in the aircraft design education at European universities.

In 2018, the READ and EWADE will be connected together hosted by Institute of Engineering, Brno University of Technology.

Seminar Chairman

Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Juračka, Ph.D., Institute of Aerospace Engineering, Brno University of Technology

Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Goetzendorf-Grabowski, Ph.D., Aircraft Design Department, Warsaw University of Technology

Organizing Committee

Robert Popela, Ph.D.

Luboš Janhuba

Pavel Zikmund, Ph.D.

Scientific committee

Laurent Dala United Kingdom
Tomasz Goetzendendorf-Grabowski Poland
Zdobysław Goraj Poland
Jaroslav Juračka Czech Republic
Martinsh Kleinhofs Latvia
Rodrigo Martinez-Val Spain
Björn Nagel Germany
Allan Nõmmik Estonia
Antonin Píštěk Czech Republic
Robert Popela Czech Republic
Peter Schmollgruber France
Dieter Scholz Germany
Jonas Stankunas Lithuania
Ray Whitford United Kingdom

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Important dates

1st January 2018 Call for papers
22nd April 2018 Extended abstract submission deadline
15th July 2018 Full paper deadline
30th September 2018 Registration fee payment deadline
7-9th November Conference

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Abstract submission

Click here for the abstract submission.

Abstract must be written in English containing minimum of 250 words and maximum 500 words. It must sufficiently describe the purpose of the paper, main objectives and obtained/expected results.

The selection of paper to be presented at the conference will be made on the basis of the submitted abstract. Attention will be paid to the relevance of the work and clarity of the abstract. Authors will be informed about the acceptance of the work for presentation at the conference. The authors of accepted papers, who are willing to publish their work either in the conference proceedings or in the journal „Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology“ (AEAT), must submit the final paper before the deadline for full paper submission.

During the submission, the authors have an option to choose the type of publication:

  • presentation only.
  • presentation and publication in a conference proceeding. The proceedings will be published in digital library of the Brno University of Technology and submitted for the indexing in the Web of Science.
  • presentation and publication in the journal Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology (AEAT).

Abstract submission deadline is 22nd April 2018.

Covered topics


  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aerospace Education
  • Materials and Technology in Aeronautics
  • Safety and Security
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Aeronautical Transport


  • Aircraft Design – Research and Education

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Full paper submission

Submission to the conference proceedings

The paper must be prepared according to layout instructions given here read2018_instructions_for_authors. The Word template file can be found here (blank document with formatting styles).

The key rules are following:

1. The paper should not exceed 10 printed pages.

2. The maximum size of the paper is 10 MB, papers must be submitted in PDF.

3. The final paper must be named: READ-2018-num.pdf. The „num“ is two digit number received during abstract submission.

4. Full paper should be sent no later than 15th July 2018 via the EasyChair conference system – use button Add file under your submission.

Paper review process

The papers will be subjected to the double review process. The result of the review will not affect the opportunity to present the paper to the conference audience. However, the reviewer’s comments must be addressed to accept the paper in the conference proceedings.

Submission to the journal Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

The author guidelines for publication in AEAT journal: link

The gate for special issue for READ & EWADE 2018 has been opened. Specific guidelines for paper submission are available here.

Full paper should be submitted no later than 15th July 2018.

The template file can be found here.

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Brno University of Technology
Antonínská 548/1
601 90 Brno

Conference program

Detailed conference program will be announced in due course.


Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Welcome drink

Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Presentation sessions

Dinner party

Thursday, 8th November 2018

Presentation sessions

Friday, 9th November 2018

Trip to GE Aviation, Prague


Student session

Traditional student session judged by the jury will be held.

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How to register

Please, use the registration form at this link.

In case you decide to change registration, when it was already completed, do not repeat the registration using the form. Please, reply to the e-mail which you received after registration.

Registration fees

Regular: 250 EUR (6750 CZK)

Student: 50 EUR (1350 CZK)

Accompanying person: 50 EUR/each person (1350 CZK/person)

Registration fee includes

  • Coffee breaks
  • 2 lunches
  • Welcome drink
  • 1 social evening
  • Trip to GE Aviation, Prague
  • Conference proceedings

Registration fee payment

The payment can be done via bank transfer, only.

Click here for payment information. You will also receive an email with instructions once your registration is complete.

If you require an invoice, you must provide complete information in the section „Billing Information“ in the registration form.

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A limited number of rooms is available for the conference participants at the Hotel Continental and Hotel Palacký. Reservations will be made on a „First come, first served“ basis. Besides this two options, Brno offers variety of accommodations to meet all needs. Please indicate your desired option of accommodation in the registration form.

Hotel Continental

Kounicova 6
602 00 Brno


single bed room 1350 CZK / night / room
double bed room 1800 CZK / night / room

The breakfast is included.

Hotel Palacký

Kolejní 2905/2
612 00 Brno

Limited number of 25 rooms is available for the participants of READ 2018 Conference.


double bed room 550 CZK / night / person
double bed room (for 1 person) 600 CZK / night / person

The breakfast is included.

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Travel information

Brno is well connected to the airports:

Vienna International Airport (VIE)

  • direct bus connection from airport to Brno, hotel Grand (2.5 hours) – book a bus here
  • train connection: Wien Hauptbahnhof – Brno, hlavní nádraží (approx. 1.5 hours) – book a train here or here

International Prague Airport (PRG)

  • bus connection Praha Airport – Praha, Florenc – Brno, hotel Grand (approx. 4 hours) – book a bus here
  • train connection: Praha, hlavní nádraží – Brno, hlavní nádraží (2.5 hours) – book a train here or here
  • direct connection Praha Airport – Praha, hlavní nádraží – information about connection: Airport Express

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Contact and information

Luboš Janhuba: