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8th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF 2019) It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF 2019) to be held in Ankara, Turkey on October30 - November 2, 2019. This conference will be organized by the ARF 2019 Organizing Committee with support of the local AHS chapters of the participating countries and sponsored by the Turkish Aerospace Industries.

The Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum enhances interaction among industry, academia, government, rotorcraft operators. Recent developments in new rotorcraft technologies including high-speed rotorcraft and un-manned systems, point towards an exciting era. New comers to the rotorcraft Industry from Asia/Australia show great potential for the future.



As Turkish members of the Asian/Australian rotorcraft society, we prepare for the 8th ARF to be hosted in Turkey. In addition to traditional rotorcraft technologies, the Forum will host special sessions for unmanned drones and high-speed rotorcraft technologies. We are kindly inviting specialists from all around the world to present their work and we hope to discuss new problems, state-of-art technologies and enhance co-operation. Technical sessions, workshops, invited speakers, poster presentations and banquet will be included as part of the program.

ARF 2019 will be held in the capital city of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara. Ankara is a modern Eurasian metropolis with reminders of its ancient history and is located at the heart of Turkey and Central Anatolia. Ankara is home for many aerospace companies, manufacturing facilities, government and state buildings, major universities, museums and historical places. Ankara is close to many touristic attractions, including Cappadocia, Catalhoyuk etc. and is only a few hours’ drive away from major touristic cities, such as Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya. We are looking forward to welcoming all the rotorcraft specialists from all around the World.



ARF 2019 Organizing Committee











Ankara, Turkey’s capital and second largest, second most populous city is a modern Eurasian metropolis speckled with reminders of its varied history. Old castle and ruins from Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations and dot the landscape.

Ankara has several historic buildings and landmarks, mostly concentrated around Ulus. Ankara Castle, Cengelhan- Rahmi Koç Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Haci Bayram Mosque, Augustus Temple and Roman Baths; all of which are located in Ulus. If you have less time, two never to miss places are Atatürk’s Mausoleum - Anitkabir and Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

Ankara has a symbolic significance, it is the place where a new era for the Turkish people started. It is a symbol for independence, development and Western values.


Ankara is the administrative center of Turkey and a huge university town, so it has a large population of government workers and university students. Government is the main business in the city, but Ankara is also Turkey’s the second most important industrial city after İstanbul. Ankara is home for many aerospace companies, manufacturing facilities, government and state buildings, major universities, museums and historical places. Ankara is close to many touristic attractions, including Cappadocia, Catalhoyuk etc. and is only a few hours’ drive away from major touristic cities, such as Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya.


A country of in depth history and culture, the Turkish Republic is located where the three continents of the world, Asia, Africa and Europe, are closest to each other and straddle the point where Europe and Asia meet. Because of this geographical location, the mainland Anatolia has witnessed the mass migration of diverse peoples, shaping the course of history. Home to countless civilizations, Anatolia has developed a unique synthesis of cultures, each with its own distinct identity, yet each linked to its predecessors through insoluble threads. As a modern nation in an ancient land, Turkey today is the inheritor and conservator of such an essential, shared heritage of humanity.

WHY TURKEY?
• Since the early days of the Silk Road, Turkey is the crossroad of creative exchange between Europe and Asia.
• Turkey is accessible from all corners of the world including Central Europe, Central Asia and Middle East because of its geographical location.
• Turkey is a paradise for tourism.
• Turkey is a kaleidoscope of cultures and history. The beauty of the land and the spirit of the people make it an attractive and rewarding country. It is an optimistic, progressive nation with a proud and gracious way of life.
• Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are located in Turkey. • The Hagia Sophia is one of the Seven Medieval Wonders of the World.
• Over the centuries, visitors have been enthralled by the delightful tastes of Turkey´ s unique cuisine.
• Genuine warmth and generosity are characteristic of the hospitality extended to visitors since Turkish tradition declares that every traveler is "a guest of God. "

WHY TURKEY? • Since the early days of the Silk Road, Turkey is the crossroad of creative exchange between Europe and Asia. • Turkey is accessible from all corners of the world including Central Europe, Central Asia and Middle East because of its geographical location. • Turkey is a paradise for tourism. • Turkey is a kaleidoscope of cultures and history. The beauty of the land and the spirit of the people make it an attractive and rewarding country. It is an optimistic, progressive nation with a proud and gracious way of life. • Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are located in Turkey. • The Hagia Sophia is one of the Seven Medieval Wonders of the World. • Over the centuries, visitors have been enthralled by the delightful tastes of Turkey´ s unique cuisine. • Genuine warmth and generosity are characteristic of the hospitality extended to visitors since Turkish tradition declares that every traveler is "a guest of God. "

Turkey in World Heritage
Historical Areas of Istanbul, City of Safranbolu, Hattusha (Bogazkoy): The Hittite Capital, Edirne Selimiye Mosque, Nemrut Mountain, Xanthos-Letoon, Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi, Archaeological Site of Troy, Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
Unesco Tentative List
1) Izmir, Selcuk, Ephesus (1994)
2) Antalya, Karain Cave (1994)
3) Trabzon, Sumela Monastery (2000)
4) Mersin, Alahan Monastery (2000)
5) Antalya, Demre, St. Nicholas Church(2000)
6) Sanliurfa, Harran and Sanliurfa Settlements (2000)
7) Bitlis, The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman Citadel (2000)
8) Diyarbakir, The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir (2000)
9) Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (2000)
10) Konya, Konya A Capital of Seljuk Civilisation (2000)
11) Antalya, Alanya Castle and Dockyard (2000)
12) Mardin, Mardin Cultural Landscape (2000)
13) Bursa, Bursa and Cumalikizik Early Ottoman Urban and Rural Settlements (2000)
14) Tarsus, St. Paul Church, St. Pauls Well and surrounding historic quarters (2000)
15) Agri, Ishak Pasha Palace (2000)
16) Antalya , Kas, Kekova (2000)
17) Antalya, Gulluk Mountain Termessos National Park (2000)
18) Aydin, Archaeological Site of Aphrodisias (2009)
19) Antalya, Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilisation (2009)
20) Burdur Archaeological Site Of Sagalassos (2009)
21) Konya, Neolitic Site Of Catalhoyuk (2009)
22) Antalya, Archaeological Site of Perge (2009)
23) Beysehir, Esrefoglu Mosque (2011)
24) Hatay, St. Pierre Church (2011)
25) Bergama-Izmir (2011)
26) Gobeklitepe Archaeological Site (2011)

DID YOU KNOW THESE ABOUT TURKEY?
The only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman for more than 2,000 years.



St Nicolas – the original Santa Claus – was born in Patara in Turkey and has a church dedicated to him in Demre.




The Virgin Mary spent her last days in Selcuk, Izmir, near the ancient city of Ephesus.




Julius Caesar proclaimed his celebrated words “Veni. Vedi, Veci” (I came, I saw, I conquered) in Turkey when he defeated Pontus, a formidable
Kingdom in the Black Sea Region of Turkey.


Aesop – famous for his fables and parables – was born in Anatolia.



The Turks introduced coffee to Europe when the retreating Ottoman army abandoned sacks of it at the gates of Vienna.



Homer (Homeros) was born in Izmir on the west coast of Turkey and he depicted Troy, which is north of Izmir, in his Epic the Iliad.



The smallpox vaccination was introduced to England and Europe from Turkey by Lady Montague in the early 19th century (after Turkish physicians saved her son’s life).


The famous Trojan Wars took place in western Turkey, around the site where a wooden model of the Trojan Horse has been erected at the site.



Alexander the Great conquered a large territory in what is now Turkey and cut the Gordion Knot in the Phrygian capital (Gordium) not far from Turkey´ s present-day capital (Ankara).



The Temple of Artemis is at Ephesus (today only base ruins remained in Selcuk, Izmir)


One of the seven wonders, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is in Bodrum, Mugla (Today only base ruins are remained)




Contrary to popular opinion, tulip originated not in Holland but on the Asian steppes. The Turks first gave the Dutch their famous tulips that started the craze for the flower in England and the Netherlands. There is a period of elegance and amusement in 17th century is named "The Tulip Age" in Ottoman Empire.


The Seven Churches referred in the Book of Revelation are all found in Turkey: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea



The most valuable silk carpet in the world is in the Mevlana Museum in Konya, Turkey. Marco Polo´ s journeys in the 13th century took him here, and he remarked that the "best and handsomest of rugs" were to be found in Turkey.


The first man ever to fly was Turkish. Using two wings, Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi flew from the Galata Tower over the Bosphorus to land in Uskudar in the 17th century.



                 ANKARA TODAY
Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after İstanbul. The city has a population around 5 million, it goes up to 5.5 million including the provinces.

The city of Ankara lies in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the great, high Anatolian Plateau, at an altitude of 850 meters (2800 ft). The province is a predominantly fertile wheat steppe land, with forested areas in the northeast. It is bordered by the provinces of Çankırı and Bolu to the north, Eskişehir to the west, Konya and Aksaray to the south, and Kırıkkale and Kırşehir to the east.


Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. It is the center of the Turkish Government, and houses all foreign embassies. It is an important crossroads of trade, strategically located in the center of Turkey's highway and railway networks, and serves as the marketing center for surrounding agricultural areas.

The city is famous for its long-haired Angora goat and its prized wool (mohair), a unique breed of cat (Angora cat), white rabbits and their prized wool (Angora wool), pears, honey, and the region's muscat grapes



History of a city: "Cross road of civilizations: Ankara"

It was formerly known as Angora. The Hittites gave it the name Ankuwash before 1200 BC, the Galatians and Romans called it Ancyra, and in the classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods it was known as Ἄγκυρα Ánkyra. Ankara also serves as the capital of the Province of Ankara.

The region's history goes back to the Bronze Age Hatti civilization, which was succeeded in the 2nd millennium B.C. by the Hittites, in the 10th century B.C. by the Phrygians, then by the Lydians and Persians. After these came the Galatians,.a Celtic race who were the first to make Ankara their capital in the 3rd century B.C. It was then known as Ancyra, meaning "anchor," one of the oldest words in the language of the sea-loving Celts.

The city subsequently fell to the Romans, and to the Byzantines. Seljuk Sultan Alparslan opened the door into Anatolia for theTurks at the victory of Malazgirt in 1071. Then in 1073, he annexed Ankara, an important locatian for military transportatian and natural resources, to Turkish territory.



The city was an important cultural, trading, and arts center in Roman times, and an important trading center on the caravan route to the east in Ottoman times. It had declined in importance by the 19th century. It again became an important center when Kemal Atatürk chose it as the base from which to direct the War of Liberation. By consequence of its role in the war and its strategic position, it was declared the capital of the Republic of Turkey on October 13th, 1923.

This plateau was also a cradle of human civilization. At Çatalhöyük, remains of settlements as old as the 8th millennium B.C. have been unearthed. Here in the homeland of many civilizations and the historic battle¬ground between East and West, the Hatti's, Hittites, Phrygians, Galatians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk's and Ottomans all fought for their sovereignty and established their rule. In the 11th century, migrating Turks from the east made the plateau their own. During its turbulent history, Central Anatolia has endured invasion by great con¬querors, such as Alexander the Great and Tamerlane.

In the course of ten millennia of habitation, the denizens of the area have reflected in their art the dramatic contours of the surrounding landscape, from the vig¬orous paintings of Çatalhöyük and the confident lines of Seljuk architecture to more recently, the impressive modern form of Atatürk's mausoleum.





SHERATON ANKARA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER


Conveniently located in central Ankara, the Sheraton is at walking distance to Karum Shopping Center. Hotel facilities include a rooftop tennis court and an indoor pool with panoramic terrace.

All guest rooms at the Sheraton Hotel are equipped with private bathroom and a satellite, plasma-screen TV. Some rooms provide views over the palaces of Ankara's bustling Kavaklidere district.

The hotel provides a choice of restaurants: Garden Terrace serves BBQ and traditional Turkish cuisine, and Brasserie One features a more casual setting and serves a mix of International, Turkish and Ottoman cuisine. The Club House Jazz Bar offers a variety of cocktails on the outdoor terrace.

The Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center offers a variety of leisure facilities including a health club, squash courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The health club features a sauna and a hot tub. Massage facilties are also offered upon request.

Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center is 1.6 km away from Kizilay Metro Station and 22 km from Ankara Airport.



SUBMISSION

The Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF) is becoming one of the major events in the rotorcraft community’s annual calendar. This forum will be the 8th in a series of meetings which have been taken place annually across Asia and Australia, rotating around the Korea, Japan, China, Australia, India, Singapore and Turkey.

The present forum will be held in Ankara, Turkey on October 30 - November 2, 2019, organized by ARF 2019 Organizing Committee with support of the local AHS chapters of the participating countries and sponsored by the Turkish Aerospace Industries.

This forum provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn and share the newest information, technologies, and concepts not only for conventional helicopters but also for compound rotorcrafts and cutting-edge drones. Abstracts are welcomed to submit in the following areas but not limited to:
Rotorcraft Design / System Integration / Rotorcraft Development History / Affordability
Aerodynamics / Aeroacoustics / Dynamics / HUMS / Avionics
Structures / Composites / Smart Structures / Reliability
Flight Controls / Propulsions & Drive System
Ongoing Development Programs
Advanced Drone Technologies (Organized Session)

Abstracts should be submitted to the Forum website (http://www.arf2019.org) no later than June 21, 2019. Abstract should be written in English with a length of maximum up to 2 pages of A4 size (approximately within 500 words), describing the research background, scope, and conclusions with key figures and illustrations. The abstract file must be in a Portable Document File (PDF) or Microsoft Word format and should not exceed a maximum of 2M bytes. Authors will be notified of the final acceptance by July 16, 2019.





Honorary Committee

  • Dr. Oğuz Borat (Turkish Aerospace)
  • Dr. Temel Kotil (Turkish Aerospace)

Organization Committee

  • Dr. Y. Kemal Yıllıkçı (Turkish Aerospace) (ARF International Committee, Head of Turkish Delegation)
  • Dr. İlkay Yavrucuk (METU) (ARF International Committee, Member)
  • Dr. K. Levend Parnas (TED Uni.)
  • Mr. Mithat Yüce (Advisor/Turkish Aerospace)
  • Mr. Hakan İşçi (Turkish Aerospace) (Conference Secretary)

Technical Coordination Committee Members

    Will be announced later

8th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum
October 30 - November 2 , 2019
Day 1 - Wednesday, October 30
09:30
Workshop
12:30
Lunch
14:00
Technical Tour TUSAŞ
17:00
Welcome Reception
Day 2 - Thursday, October 31
07:30
Registration
08:30
Opening Ceremony
09:30
Technical Session
10:30
Coffee Break
10:45
Technical Session
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Keynote Speech Session
15:30
Coffee Break
15:45
Technical Session
20:30
Banquet
Day 3 - Friday, November 1
09:30
Technical Session
10:30
Coffee Break
10:45
Technical Session
11:15
Plenary Speech Session
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Technical Session
15:30
Coffee Break
15:45
Keynote Speech Session
18:30
Closing Ceremony
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