Call for Papers


Submission of final paper deadline is postponed on July 18th 



NEW ! Extended from 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:

  1. Acoustics
  2. Aerodynamics
  3. Aircraft Design
  4. Aircraft Systems
  5. Avionics & Sensors
  6. Airworthiness
  7. Cost Reduction
  8. Crew Station & Human Factors
  9. Dynamics
  10. Cybersecurity for Helicopters Operations
  11. Engines & Propulsion
  12. Flight Mechanics
  13. Manufacturing
  14. Operational Aspects
  15. Safety
  16. Simulation & Training
  17. Structures & Materials
  18. Test & Evaluation
  19. HUMS & Maintenance

At the 42nd ERF the International Committee is encouraging in particular the submission of papers on all aspects of innovative concepts, materials for safety and active devices, and flight and crew safety.

Additionally, abstracts on HUMS and Maintenance topics as well as Cybersecurity specifically applied to Rotorcraft systems or operations are encouraged by the ERF International Committee and Organisation Committee.

Abstracts should be submitted online at the Forum website, which offers the possibility to directly upload the author’s contribution upon procedure opening.

The abstract, in English with a length between 500 and 1000 words, has to be a Portable Document File (pdf). The file must not exceed 750 kbyte. 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. It is intended to print the abstracts of the selected papers for distribution during the Forum.

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.

Forum organisation will apply the rule: “no paper no show”.

If a clearance is needed, the Author is responsible to insure the authorisation before submitting the full paper.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Submission of abstract deadline March 4, 2016
Notification to authors April 18, 2016
Preliminary Programme & Registration opening May 13,  2016
Submission of final paper deadline July 18, 2016

Guidelines to authors

If your paper is selected to be in the Conference Programme, please be aware of the specific requests in order to prepare your final paper.

Please download the GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Best Paper

The best paper will be selected as the Ian Cheeseman Award Paper for presentation at the 73rd American Helicopter Society Annual Forum, 2017.

The author(s), not older than 30 years of age with the best paper in this age-group, will receive the Padfield Award.

Copyright Statement

The authors confirm that they, and/or their company or organization, hold copyright on all of the original material included in this paper. The authors also confirm that they have obtained permission, from the copyright holder of any third party material included in this paper, to publish it as part of their paper. The authors confirm that they give permission, or have obtained permission from the copyright holder of this paper, for the publication and distribution of this paper as part of the ERF proceedings or as individual offprints from the proceedings and for inclusion in a freely accessible web-based repository.


English will be the official language at the Forum. There will be no simultaneous translation.