The First APISAT International Program Committee Meeting Held Virtually
Published:December 20, 2022

The first meeting of the International Program Committee (IPC) of the Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT) was held online on December 20, 2022. The meeting, called by the Japanese Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS), was attended by 11 members from the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics(CSAA), the Korean Society for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (KSAS), and the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Australian Division. The agenda included the construction, maintenance, and use of the permanent APISAT website, modification for APISAT operation guidelines and preparation for APISAT 2023. 

The idea of establishing a website to archive information and data from past conferences, provide data hub for organizing societies to gain access to conference and EC meeting information, and form an unified conference portal for delegates and institutions to follow was first proposed by CSAA during APISAT 2021. The four co-organizers accepted the idea after intensive discussion and thus called for the inaugural IPC meeting to address the details. During the first IPC meeting,  CSAA presented a draft website and explained its features. The four parties agreed that the website would be built and managed by the four societies in turn, beginning with CSAA since 2023.

The members then reviewed the guidelines, updating the structure of IPC to allow four members from each party instead of two. IPC is to hold a work meeting at least once a year other than the conference period. 

APISAT 2023 will be hosted by CSAA in Lingshui, Hainan Province, China in the format of physical gathering during October 16 to 20, 2023. The specific dates will be settled after more international flights to China resume. The conference website: will be available by March 2023.