Papers Accepted for AIAA SciTech Forum

Two papers I submitted extended abstracts for have been accepted for presentation at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ SciTech Forum. SciTech will be held between the 8th and 12th January 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida.

So if you are attending come say hi.


For those of you who don’t know, the American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a US based professional society for the aerospace industry.  Although, they do have branches outside the US.

They organise SciTech, as well as many other conferences and events. As well as many other events. Take a look at how many events they have planned so far.

SciTech Forum

The SciTech Forum is an annual super conference. The forum contains many conferences and covers a vast range of topics. Just look at how many there are in the call for papers.

And according to the AIAA, there will be about 4,000 attendees and 2,000 papers presented last year. So, it’s no small event.

Logo for SciTech 2018

My Papers

Although I am still writing the papers right now (final versions are not needed until December), I will share with your the titles a little bit of what they are about. I’ll make a blog post about both in due course.

Paper 1 – Towards Loaning Drones from Libraries

This paper will describe a project I was involved in to look at the feasibility of loaning drones from public libraries in Essex.  The project was the idea of Common Libraries and we worked with Essex County Council.

The paper will describe the scheme and trial we had planned. As well as the decisions made. And finally, the barriers there are to implementing such as scheme.

Paper 2 – DroneHack Journalism: Educating & Inspiring Journalists in the Capacities & Possibilities of Unmanned Aerial Systems

This one is co-authored with John Mills and Darren Ansell. This paper look at the drone journalism DroneHack event the Civic Drone Centre held in January of this year.

Drone Journalism DroneHack TV Screen

We held the event in Machester at the SharpProject with Trinity Mirror and

You can have look at the Civic Drone Centre’s blog post on the event here.

And if you are involved with drone journalism, then take our survey.