APISAT2022 Held Successfully in Japan in Hybrid
Published:October 15, 2022

The 2022 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT2022) took place from October 12 to 14 in Niigata, Japan. The conference was co-organized by the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS), the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), the Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division (RAeS Australian Division), and the Korean Aerospace Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (KSAS), with JSASS hosting the event.

As a common practice, each society recommended a plenary lecture. They were: "The Challenges to Advance Composite Materials Use in Aerospace" by Adnan Raghdo from Australia, "JAXA Vision of Future Aviation and R&D Strategy" by Shigeya Watanabe from Japan, "Operational Digital Twin Technology for Reliable and Autonomous Urban Air Mobility" by Jae-Woo Lee from Korea, and "To carbon peak and neutrality, the green aviation endeavor in China" by SUN Xiasheng from China. In addition, the hosting society of JSASS invited Hajime Yoshimura to deliver a lecture on "Recent activities of Japan's Government and ICAO regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions from civil aviation". Despite the continued impact of the pandemic, the conference maintained its scale through the joint efforts of the four societies. There were 342 attendees from China, Korea, Japan, and Australia, with 231 attending in person and 111 attending online. Nearly 200 articles were presented in nine sessions.

Delegates congratulated the conference on its success and expressed their enthusiasm for next year's conference in China. The APISAT 2023 will be held in Lingshui, Hainan Province, China during October 16-20 offline, with Professor LENG Jinsong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) serving as conference chairman and Professor FU Song from Tsinghua University as vice chairman.

During the Executive Meeting (EC) among the four societies, the proposal for building a permanent website for APISAT made by CSAA was widely discussed. EC members agreed that a permanent website is necessary, and it shall be in the charge of the International Program Committee (IPC). Therefore, an IPC meeting shall be called by JSASS to discuss the issue.