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AIAA Publications Committee Meeting. Chaired by Michael Bragg, VP-Publications Thursday, 6 January 2011 Orlando, FL. Agenda. Approval of Minutes of 30 Sept 2010 Meeting Bragg Announcements Bragg Reappointed and Retiring EICs New PC Members New Committee Assignments

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aiaa publications committee meeting

AIAA Publications Committee Meeting

Chaired by Michael Bragg, VP-Publications

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Orlando, FL

  • Approval of Minutes of 30 Sept 2010 Meeting Bragg
  • Announcements Bragg
    • Reappointed and Retiring EICs
    • New PC Members
    • New Committee Assignments
    • Recognition of Other Honors
  • Awards Subcommittee Bragg/Anderson
    • Pendray Aerospace Literature Award Recipient
    • Summerfield Book Award Recipient
  • Journals
    • Journals Subcommittee Daily
    • Journal Editors-in-Chief Meeting Report Crosbie
  • Publications Planning and Review Subcommittee Pines
  • Book Series Subcommittee Meeting Report Mendenhall
  • Break
  • Publication Ethical Standards Oberkampf
  • Publications Financials
    • Journal Finances Rosenblum/Maguire
    • Book Finances Rosenblum/Brennan
    • Overall Publications Finances Rosenblum/Williams
  • Old Business All
    • AIAA Publications Principles Bragg
    • Draft AIAA Posting Policy Bragg
    • Public Access Publishing Bragg
    • Chinese Engagement Williams
    • Policy and Procedure Manual Williams
  • New Business
    • Ethical Conduct Panel Review Bragg
    • Library Advisory Council Bragg
  • Liaison Reports
    • Technical Activities Committee Hurwitz
    • Professional Member Education Committee Viswanathan
    • Aerospace Department Chairs Association Walters
    • Young Professional Committee Rudy
    • International Activities Committee Bruno
  • Next Meeting and Adjournment Bragg
editor in chief reappointments and retirements
Editor-in-Chief Reappointments and Retirements
  • Reappointed
    • Frank Lu, EiC, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics 2011-2013
    • George Schmidt, EiC, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2011-2013
    • E. Vincent Zoby, EiC, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2011-2013
  • Retiring
    • Tom Weeks, EiC, Journal of Aircraft
recognition of fellows and honorary fellows
Recognition of Fellows and Honorary Fellows
  • New Honorary Fellows
    • John Junkins, author, former Publications Committee member, former Progress Series EAB member,
    • Elaine Oran, former VP-Publications, former AIAAJ EiC, Publications Committee member
  • New Fellows:
    • Iain Boyd, former AE JSR Christopher Rumsey, former AE JACIC
    • Stephen P. Engelstad, JA EAB Tom I.P. Shih, former AE JPP
    • Mark Glauser, AIAAJ AE Trevor Sorensen, book editor
    • Ronald Hess, JA AE Anthony Waas, former AE AIAAJ
recognition of new associate fellows
Recognition of New Associate Fellows
  • William E. Anderson, book editor and AE AIAAJ
  • Charles R. Dauwalter, AIAA Aerospace Design Engineers Guide, contributor and guiding force
  • BogdanEpureanu, AE AIAAJ
  • Song Fu, AE AIAAJ
  • Michael G. Hinchey, EiCJACIC
  • Jason K. Hui, Publications Committee member
  • EytanModiano, AE JACIC
  • Anil V. Rao, Publications Committee member
  • AlokSinha, AE AIAAJ
  • Doug G. Talley, EiCJPP
  • Paul G. Tucker,AE AIAAJ
publications awards subcommittee
Publications Awards Subcommittee

The Pendray Aerospace Literature Award is named in honor of Dr. G. Edward Pendray, a founder and past president of the American Rocket Society. The award is presented for an outstanding contribution or contributions to aeronautical and astronautical literature in the relatively recent past. The emphasis should be upon the high quality or major influence of the piece rather than, for example, the importance of the underlying technological contribution. The award is an incentive for aerospace professionals to write eloquently and persuasively about their field and should encompass editorials as well as papers or books.

The 2011 Award was given to William F. Milliken

For his seven decades of outstanding technical accomplishments and unparalleled leadership in the field of vehicle dynamics, and for his inspiring autobiography for future generations.

publications awards subcommittee1
Publications Awards Subcommittee

The Summerfield Book Award is named in honor of Dr. Martin Summerfield, founder and initial editor of the Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics series of books published by the AIAA. The award is presented to the author(s) of the best book recently published by the AIAA.

The 2011 Award was given to Bradford Parkinson, Stanford UniversityJames Spilker, Stanford TelecomPeninaAxelrad, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Per Enge, Stanford University, editors of

Global Positioning System: Theory and Applications

award selection committees
Award Selection Committees
  • Thank you to the chairs and members of the Pendray and Summerfield Award Selection Committees


Ed Law (chair) Mike Griffin (chair)

Fred Culick Robert Ball

Wei Shyy Richard Battin

Ben Zinn Jack Mattingly

Tom Yechout

proposed library advisory council
Proposed Library Advisory Council
  • Many publishers have library advisory boards, some more formal than others
  • General purpose is to provide input about publications and electronic information services
  • Can serve as research source
  • Foster better understanding and customer relations
proposed library advisory council cont
Proposed Library Advisory Council (cont)
  • Mission—Feedback and input about AIAA’s publications and electronic information services.
    • Focus:
      • AIAA journals
      • meeting papers
      • e-books
    • Emphasis:
      • existing product offerings
      • proposed new product offerings
      • current and proposed functionalities of the services
      • policies for all of the above
proposed library advisory council cont1
Proposed Library Advisory Council (cont)
  • Management
    • Operate under the auspices of the AIAA Publications Committee; specifically the Publications Planning and Review Subcommittee
    • Publications Committee Librarian Member to chair
    • Managing Director of Technical Publications or designee shall serve as the staff liaison.
  • Composition
    • North American representatives from government, academia, and corporate
    • Asian representatives from government, academia, and corporate
    • European representatives from government, academia, and corporate
    • Consortia representatives
proposed library advisory council cont2
Proposed Library Advisory Council (cont)
  • Operation
    • Bimonthly teleconference/web-conference
    • Surveys and concept papers
    • Periodic in-person meetings at appropriate venues,
      • Special Library Association Conference, Charleston Conference , AIAA technical events.
    • LAC members shall be encouraged to provide unsolicited information, ideas, concepts
  • Honoraria—not proposed at this time
  • Timetable
    • Upon approval, recruitment would start ASAP
    • Proposed two-year term for all members
    • Assess in 2 years to determine value and success
  • That the Publications Committee establish a Library Advisory Council as proposed to advise the Publications Committee and staff for a period of two-years after it is impaneled; at the end of two years, its effectiveness will be assessed for continued operation.
books program overview library of flight
Books Program Overview – Library of Flight
  • Three Titles Published in FY2010
    • The Engines of Pratt & Whitneyby Jack Connors
    • German Development of the Swept Wing by Hans-Ulrich Meier (translated from German)
    • SKYCRANE by John A. McKenna
books program overview education series
Books Program Overview – Education Series
  • Seven Titles Published in FY2010
    • Optimal Control Theory with Aerospace Applicationsby Joseph Z. Ben-Asher
    • Principles of Flight Simulationby David Allerton (Wiley)
    • Test and Evaluation of Aircraft Avionics

and Weapon SystemsbyRobert E. McShea (SciTech)

    • Unmanned Aircraft Systemsby Reg Austin (Wiley)
    • Multiple Scales Theory and Aerospace Applications

by Rudrapatna V. Ramnath

    • Boundary Layer Analysis, Revised Edition

by Joseph Schetz

    • Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Vol. 1

byLeland M. Nicolai and Grant E. Carichner

books program overview progress series
Books Program Overview – Progress Series
  • Two Titles Published in 2010
    • Emergence of Pico-and Nanosatellites for Atmospheric Research and Technology Testing edited by Purvesh Thakker and Wayne A. Shiroma
    • Advances in Collaborative Civil Aeronautical Multidisciplinary Design Optimization edited by Ernst Kesseler and Marin D. Guenov
fy2011 books program pipeline
FY2011 Books Program Pipeline
  • 19 Books Budgeted
    • Education Series – 9 (including four Wiley co-pubs)
    • Progress Series – 6 (including two Wiley co-pubs)
    • Library of Flight – 4
ebooks program update
eBooks Program Update
  • 267 titles currently available for purchase
  • Revised platform with improved user interface expected Jan. 2011
  • Sales
    • Member individual sales – 18 units
    • Non-member individual sales – 58 units
    • Chapter sales – 4 member sales
    • 2 institutional sales (MIT and University of Surrey)
scholarone implementation for books
ScholarOneImplementation for Books
  • During FY10, substantial alterations were made to the test site in order to customize it for the books program.
    • During FY11, conduct in-person training and webinars to familiarize EICs and Editorial Boards with the system.
  • Expect to launch pilot projects in system during the second half of FY11.
2010 promotion
2010 Promotion
  • Outreach
    • 2010 Winter catalog. Mailed to professors and distributed to resellers and at conferences.
    • Print Advertising with Selected Periodicals
  • Online and E-Mail
    • Daily Launch and Momentum E-News
    • Publications E-News
    • Increased author engagement in Distinguished Lecture program and speaking at AIAA local sections.
catalog strategy
Catalog Strategy
  • Interactive Catalog (V-Mag)
    • Includes books, ebooks, journals, standards, membership, events, Foundation, public policy
    • More than 400 pages
    • Multiple specialty catalogs. Because there are no print costs, we were able to list books in multiple, appropriate subject areas.
  • Small print-run for our distributors
  • Will promote the catalog to non-AIAA audiences
2011 promotion priorities
2011 Promotion Priorities
  • Social Media, storytelling, and personalization to provide a more personal, informal approach to promotion.
  • The AIAA Twitter Feed will be used to announce new releases and provide promotional discounts.
  • Exploring webinar services that could be used for author chats.
    • AIAA Web site redesign timeline for development is 6-8 months and begins on January 25.
publications ethical standards subcommittee
Publications Ethical Standards Subcommittee
  • Reviewed charter of the PESSC and concluded that it needs updating
  • Discussed responsibilities and working relationship between the PESSC, the Ethical Conduct Panel, and the TAC Ethical Standards Subcommittee
  • Reviewed the PESSC Guidelines and Procedures and concluded that they need updating
  • Dolling, Walters, and Yang rotating off of the PESSC, and we are looking for new members
  • Near resolution of the AE investigation
  • Started a new case claiming plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
  • Discussion of indemnification of AIAA volunteers
publications finances
Publications Finances
  • Publications Financials
    • Journal Finances Maguire/Rosenblum
    • Book Finances Brennan/Rosenblum
    • Overall Publications Finances Williams/Rosenblum
key indicators institutional subscribers
Key Indicators: Institutional Subscribers
  • Institutional subscribers experienced a 3% increase in FY10.

* Data based on September results.

subscription rates institutions
Subscription Rates: Institutions
  • Since FY07, subscription rates have increased 5-6% each year.
  • FY11 Rates (FY11 rates increased an average of 5.5% per journal.):
    • AIAAJ: $1,720 JA: $945 JGCD: $960 JPP: $1,040
    • JSR: $895 JTHT: $755 JACIC: $380
  • IEEE average institutional rate increased 12% from 2009 to 2010 and 7% from 2010 to 2011.
institutional subscriber mix by revenue source
Institutional Subscriber Mix by Revenue Source
  • Since FY08, the majority of Institutional subscriber revenue has been generated from customers that prefer some or all content delivered in an online format.
key indicators member subscriptions
Key Indicators: Member Subscriptions
  • Member subscriptions declined 22% in FY10.
member subscribers
Member Subscribers
  • Some of the drop is attributed to the difficulty in renewing online that members experienced during the transition to NetForum (AIAA’s new Association Management System) in June 2009.
  • In response to this difficulty, AIAA worked with the AMS vendor to customize the functionality to allow members to renew their subscriptions via the “My Transactions” feature on
  • Members will be able to verify subscription status and renew if necessary.
  • Members can renew or add subscriptions while renewing membership.
  • All of these features will streamline the renewal process and make it easier for members to renew.
status of customization
Status of Customization
  • Publications staff has been testing the new feature for usability and accuracy since December.
  • The customization has an estimated launch date of February 1.
  • With reinstituted member renewal campaigns, members will be directed to this feature.
recovery efforts and further assessments
Recovery Efforts and Further Assessments
  • Efforts to recover lost subscribers will include:
  • Analysis to determine the cause of the drop in member subscribers, including:
    • How many member subscribers also dropped their AIAA membership
    • How many member subscribers are located at institutions that now have access to all the journals
    • Outreach to lapsed subscribers
key indicators geographic breakdown
Key Indicators: Geographic Breakdown
  • In FY10, domestic subscribers accounted for 63% of total subscriptions.
  • The percentage of non U.S. subscribers has gradually increased over the past five years.

* Data includes Member and Institutional Subscribers

revenue trends by source
Revenue Trends by Source
  • Institutions generated 85% of all Journals revenue in FY10.
  • “Other” sales include online transactional sales of Journal articles and reprint sales.
revenue trends by journal
Revenue Trends by Journal
  • Journal revenue remained flat in FY10.
key indicators manuscripts accepted
Key Indicators: Manuscripts Accepted
  • The overall number of manuscripts accepted declined 3% in FY10.
  • Accept rates by journal for 2009-2010: JSR: 45%; AIAAJ, 50%; JTHT, 63%; JGCD, 40%; JPP, 41%; JA, 72%.
key indicators pages published
Key Indicators: Pages Published
  • In FY10, the total pages published for Journals decreased 5%.
direct expenses
Direct Expenses
  • Direct expenses include costs for paper, printing, outside production, postage, honoraria, and color printing offset.
  • The “software” line includes all ScholarOne related costs.
future development
Future Development
  • Beginning in FY12, we will develop an additional development budget to cover customization that are not on S1M’s current development path and for new features and needs that AIAA feels merit a higher priority than S1M sets.
  • At this point it is premature to forecast the size of this development budget. First preference is to maintain a high-level of engagement to align for AIAA’s priorities with the S1M core development path.
  • Amanda and Michael are developing additional key indicators to better forecast submission rates which can affect the annual subscription fees.
direct expense per page
Direct Expense per Page
  • Direct Costs per Page decreased from FY06 to FY08 due to expense reductions realized through new production vendor.
  • FY09 and FY10 costs increased due to Honoraria and Software increases.
  • The increased Honoraria expenditure is the result of the 22% increase approved by the Publications committee in 2009, to take effect during FY10 and FY11.
direct operating margin
Direct Operating Margin
  • Direct Operating Margin = Revenue less Direct Expenses
  • Although direct margin declined slightly by 2%, Journals continues to generate a strong direct margin for the Institute.
indirect expenses breakdown
Indirect Expenses Breakdown
  • Indirect expenses include salaries, benefits, general and administrative costs and shared services allocations.
  • The comparison of indirect expenses is not consistent year to year due to modifications in financial reporting practices to allocate all indirect costs to all projects.
  • Publications Process is an expense account that falls under VP Publications and is then allocated to Books and Journals.
putting it all together net margin
Putting It All Together…Net Margin
  • Journals net margin improved slightly in FY10, due primarily to a decrease in allocation expenses.
looking forward
Looking Forward
  • Continue to incentivize institutional customers to subscribe to the “complete” collection without requiring a bundled purchase.
  • Explore flexible subscription options for non-traditional or developing markets
  • Concerted focus on international library consortia
  • Continue emphasize archives
  • Monitor the print-online tipping point and timing
  • Appropriate expense discipline
  • Proactively plan for public/open access models for federally funded research content
book sales
Book Sales
  • In FY10, overall net books sold experienced a slight decline of 1% from FY09.
  • In FY08, sales peaked due in large part to two contracted titles with NASA (Peebles and Merlin).
reprints published
Reprints Published
  • During FY10, the number of reprinted titles reached a peak of 52.
  • In FY08, changes in Publications staff caused some delays in monitoring book inventory and issuing reprints.
  • Of the 9,740 units reprinted in FY10, the breakdown by series is:
      • Education: 64%
      • Progress: 12%
      • Library of Flight: 24%
revenue trends
Revenue Trends
  • Although overall Book revenue declined by 3% in FY10, Education series revenue grew over FY09 results by 3%.
putting it all together vp publications
Putting it all together…VP Publications
  • FY10 Revenue: $5,488,528
    • Journals: $3,802,537 69%
    • Books: $1,497,485 27%
    • DB Licensing: $28,967 1%
    • Int’l Publications: $159,539 3%
  • FY10 Expenses: $4,568,556
    • Journals: $2,160,443 47%
    • Books: $2,364,718 52%
    • Int’l Publications: $43,395 1%
  • Net Margin: $919,972
old business
Old Business
  • Old Business All
    • AIAA Publications Principles Bragg
    • Draft AIAA Posting Policy Bragg
    • Public Access Publishing Bragg
      • Legislative Update
      • Workshop and Next Steps
    • Chinese Engagement Williams
    • Policy and Procedure Manual Williams
draft posting policy
Draft Posting Policy
  • Main thrust
    • Authors’ Rights

Authors of journal articles and meeting papers published by AIAA may post their articles and papers on their private websites, so long as access to the website is free of charge. The articles and papers posted must be the final published by AIAA and must be in PDF format. In no event shall any charge be made for access to the posted article or paper.

public access publishing legislative update
Public Access Publishing—Legislative Update
  • Lame Duck Session
    • On 10 December, there was attempt to insert the expansion of NIH public access mandates to all agencies with >$100M research budget into the Senate Omnibus Spending Bill.
    • Caught entire STM publishing industry off-guard
    • With failure/withdrawal of Omnibus, reprieve
    • On 17 December, America COMPETES Act, passed Senate by unanimous consent.
public access publishing legislative update cont
Public Access Publishing—Legislative Update (cont)
  • Lame Duck Session
    • This version of America COMPETES had more favorable and slower paced approach to expanding public access mandates. (see handout)
    • Passed House on 21 December.
    • President signed on 4 January.
america competes public access aspects
America COMPETES—Public Access Aspects
  • Director of OSTP will est. Interagency Public Access Committee
    • to coordinate … policies related to the dissemination and long-term stewardship of the results of unclassified research, including digital data and peer-reviewed scholarly publications, supported wholly, or in part, by funding from the Federal science agencies.
america competes favorable provisions
America COMPETES—Favorable provisions:
  • take into account inherent variability among Federal science agencies and scientific disciplines in the nature of research, types of data, and dissemination models;
  • solicit input and recommendations from, and collaborate with, non-Federal stakeholders, including the public, universities, nonprofit and for profit publishers,…
  • establish priorities for … the development of any … policies related to public access to … maximize the benefits of such policies with respect to their potential economic or other impact on the science and engineering enterprise and the stakeholders thereof;
  • take into consideration the distinction between scholarly publications and digital data;
  • take into consideration the role that scientific publishers play in the peer review process in ensuring the integrity of the record of scientific research, including the investments and added value that they make; and
america competes favorable provisions1
America COMPETES—Favorable provisions:
  • Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director shall transmit a report to Congress describing
  • the impact the policies … have had on the science and engineering enterprise and the stakeholders, including the financial impact on research budgets;
  • the status of any Federal science agency policies related to public access to the results of federally funded research; and
  • how any policies developed or being developed by Federal science agencies, … incorporate input from the non-Federal stakeholders
current strategy
Current Strategy
  • October 2010
    • Appointed AIAA stakeholders group to start planning:
      • John Daily, David Dolling, Barbara Williams, Mike Bragg
    • Secured interested external contributors
      • Fred Dylla, AIP
      • John Tagler, AAP/PSP
      • Michael Forster, Wiley Blackwell
  • November/December 2010
    • New concept for a series of webinars and final review session targeted for May 2011
topics to cover in webinars
Topics to cover in Webinars
  • What is open or public access?
    • What is the motivation?
    • What are existing examples?
    • What is the status of Legislative or Executive Plans?
  • What is AIAA’s Current Business Model?
  • What is AIAA’s current usage model?
    • including submission and author background information
  • Goals and Missions:
    • AIAA at large
    • AIAA Publications specifically
  • What are current or proposed business models of similar publishers?
  • Alternative Business Models
  • Plan of action
next steps
Next steps
  • Identify Chair
  • Establish Schedule
  • Identify/Secure Session Leaders/Speakers
  • Prepare Materials & Implement
  • Schedule One-Day Session for May
chinese engagement two formal relationships
Chinese Engagement—Two Formal Relationships
  • Chinese Society of Astronautics
    • AIAA-Chinese Society of Astronautics MOU signed by AIAA President David Thompson in March 2010
    • AIAA licensed two book titles to CSA affiliate China Astronautics Publishing House in December 2010
      • The Space Environment and Its Effects on Space Systems by Vincent Pisacane
      • Advanced Propulsion Systems and Technologies, Today to 2020 edited by C. Bruno and A. Accettura
    • Additional titles sought January 2011
chinese engagement two formal relationships1
Chinese Engagement—Two Formal Relationships
  • Chinese Society of Astronautics
    • Also seeking AIAA support for an special English edition of its journal
    • Support would include:
      • Editorial review of translated papers
      • Basic promotion
      • Dr. Joseph Lee, AE for Journal of Aircraft as assessed for few articles
      • May need to recruit additional technical editors with both Chinese and strong English skills
      • CSA able to provide some financial compensation to volunteers and any AIAA staff support required
chinese engagement two formal relationships2
Chinese Engagement—Two Formal Relationships
  • China Aviation Publishing and Media Co.
    • New ‘brand’ for Aviation Industry Press
    • 3 titles signed in October 2009
    • 1 additional title signed in September 2010
    • 10 titles signed in November 2010
    • Nov. 2010 visit by a delegation of China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) led by Exec. VP.
      • AIP’s parent organization
      • Interested in MOU between AIAA-CSAA (Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics—primarily aviation and aeronautics focus)
aip collaborations completed projects
AIP Collaborations—Completed Projects
  • Flight Vehicle Performance and Aerodynamic Control by Fred Smetana (partial translation)
    • Print: 1500
    • Sold: 173 ( March~ October 2010 )
    • Complimentary Copies: 92
    • Stock: 784
  • Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter by Ray Leoni
    • Print: 5000
    • Sold: 4208 ( July~ October 2010 )
    • Complimentary Copies: 105
    • Stock: 236
aip collaborations completed projects1
AIP Collaborations—Completed Projects
  • Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures
    • Under progress of editing
    • Publishing time: February 2011
  • Aircraft Engine Controls: Design, System Analysis, and Health Monitoring
    • Under progress of Translating
    • Publish Time: February 2011
aip collaborations next ten titles
AIP Collaborations—Next Ten Titles
  • The Airplane: A History of Its Technology by John D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification byMark B. Tischler and Robert Remple
  • Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics, 2eby John D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Introduction to Helicopter and Tiltrotor Flight Simulation by Mark E. Dreier
  • Performance, Stability, Dynamics, and Control of Airplanes, 2eby BanduPamadi
  • Rotary Wing Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity, 2eby Richard Bielawa
  • Road to Mach 10: Lessons Learned from the X-43A Flight Research Program by Curtis Peebles
  • Flight Testing of Fixed-Wing Aircraft by Ralph D. Kimberlin
  • Structural Dynamics in Aeronautical Engineering by Maher N. Bismarck-Nasr
  • Finite Element Structural Analysis by J.S. Przemieniecki
chinese engagement moving forward
Chinese Engagement—Moving Forward
  • AIP proposes:
    • AIP would become AIAA’s “translation agent” responding to all requests for collaboration with AIAA.
    • AIP will co-publish the translated titles with Chinese publishers.
    • Ensures consistency of agreements, royalties, covers, information of translators, review of manuscripts, sample copies, electronic source files
    • Simplifies relationship management for AIAA.
chinese engagement moving forward1
Chinese Engagement—Moving Forward
  • Regardless of any formalized relationship with AIP, AIAA is experience growing engagement with China
  • Will need ongoing support for translation
  • Early direction was to form an joint editorial advisory board
  • AIAA has not succeeded as yet, need is becoming more pressing
  • Should we form a Chinese editorial advisory board from among existing AEs, authors, editorial advisory board, and TC members?
  • Are there other benefits to consider, such as better language QA before papers are submitted to AIAA’s journals
  • Can this be a model for other languages/countries?
policy and procedure manual
Policy and Procedure Manual
  • No later than 24 January 2011, Staff Liaisons (Rodger, Amanda, Heather) will distribute annotated source files to the subcommittee chairs.
  • The source files will show the current policies, comments and know corrections that staff has assembled. These are the starting points for subcommittees to begin a review and revisions cycle.
  • We will use the extranet for the next and subsequent iterations.
  • Target completion: 1 June 2010
new business
New Business
  • New Business
    • Ethical Conduct Panel Review Bragg
    • Other topics from the Committee
  • Current ECP guidelines do not define its relationship to Publications Committee and TESS
  • Overlapping membership of ECP and current EICs/Other ethics bodies
  • Is the ECP an “appeals court” for other bodies?
  • Should the ECP be a clearinghouse of information on violations and sanctions?
  • Should ECP work to rationalize policies?
  • The ECP Procedures and Code of Ethics essentially predate the Information Age.
  • Given the preponderance of publications ethical violations (for both Pubs and TAC), should they have role in nominating ECP members?
  • Is the size of the ECP sufficient? Is the term length sufficient?
  • That the AIAA President appoint an ad hoc committee to review the guidelines and operations of the Ethical Conduct Panel and make recommendations to the AIAA BoD on the nomination of members, composition and terms of the membership, and establish clear relationship to and among other AIAA committees and subcommittees with ethics responsibilities or oversight.
liaison reports
Liaison Reports
  • Liaison Reports
    • Technical Activities Committee Hurwitz
    • Professional Member Education Committee Viswanathan
    • Aerospace Department Chairs Association Walters
    • Young Professional Committee Rudy
    • International Activities Committee Bruno
tac issues initiatives for 2011
TAC Issues/Initiatives for 2011

Highlights from TAC 2010 Summer Meeting and Winter TAC Exec Conference Calls

  • TAC Congressional Visit Day (CVD) Top Issues (slide 3)
  • Overall Conference attendance held in 2010
    • Declines in aeronautics, propulsion & energy balanced by increases in space (slide 4)
    • Looking for new approaches to increase participation (slide 5)
  • Conference Consolidation – focusing on 3 key areas
    • Aviation based conference.
      • ATIO is interested in possible collocation.
    • Possibly joining Aeroacoustics with Fluids et al –
    • HyTASP PC – Hypersonics Conference
      • Possibly collocating with either Fluids et al or GNC et al.
  • Position paper development process in review with PPC (draft document attached)
  • New Green Engineering Program Committee Established (slides 6-9)
aiaa key issues slate tac public policy for cvd
AIAA Key Issues Slate – TAC/Public Policy for CVD
  • Joint custody of the Federal Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure
  • Strategy for recovery of business and general aviation
  • Harnessing aerospace experience and capabilities for achieving modern earth and climate information systems and services
  • Enabling development of alternative fuels and energy efficient aviation systems
  • Overcoming the emerging technology acquisition “Valley of Death.”
  • Establishing and implementing a viable national cyber-security strategy.
  • Improved air cargo security and scanning
  • Address the growing threat of orbital debris
  • Assuring strategic and sustainable direction for space policy
  • Increasing emphasis and funding for technology and engineering in STEM
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing a world-class aerospace workforce
new approaches experimenting with virtual
New Approaches: Experimenting with “Virtual”
  • Webcasting Space 2010 plenary sessions with Q&A participation for remote audience
    • Offer video of sessions on presentation portal after the event
    • Managed by vendor that works with associations
  • Charging nominal fee for webcast and video
    • Live web casting: $49 per session, $250 per 6 session package
    • On-demand portal: $29 per session, $150 per 6 session
  • Will survey users about experience, value, cost, etc.
  • Overall assessment:
    • Evaluate development of new conference product offering with potential revenue stream
    • Need to develop strategy, business plan, and events to provide virtually
    • Understand impact on attendance at events and any tradeoffs
  • Help us identify new ways to enhance our products
World-wide attention has become focused on sustainability and the need for new approaches to energy generation & utilization.

Greener Aviation & Alternative Fuels named top two emerging technologies for AIAA involvement.

Individual facets of green technologies represented sporadically in the technical committees, but there is no central focus & systems thinking approach.

A PC, with its inherent systems point of view, flexibility of approach, and access to a wide range of expertise, offers AIAA such a focus that would broadly benefit the membership.

Other professional organizations are ramping up their involvement in “green” activities. AIAA needs a clearly defined focal point & should work to become a leader in this growing domain.

The Green Engineering PC…Why Now?

green engineering pc charter
Green Engineering PC Charter

The purpose of the Green Engineering Program Committee (GEPC) is to promote a holistic, systems approach to improved energy efficiency, sustainability, renewable energy and ‘cradle-to-cradle’ design. GEPC serves as the AIAA focal point for all “green” aerospace-related programs and technologies, and works synergistically with the appropriate technical committees to assure that the AIAA membership is adequately informed about all aspects of this critical aerospace activity.

green engineering pc scope
Green Engineering PC Scope
  • Serve as the focal point and interface between AIAA and the green technology community, including DOE, EPA, NOAA, and complementary professional societies.
  • Characterize the critical challenges for green technologies as applied to aerospace systems.
  • Identify rapidly advancing & emerging technologies that support improved energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Support AIAA public policy forums / initiatives and provide a liaison to the Public Policy Committee.
  • Coordinate and focus green activities across the technical committees to develop / support conferences, workshops, position papers, panel sessions and technical sessions.
  • Co-sponsor relevant conferences and events with other professional societies.
  • Identify champions for new green initiatives within AIAA.
green engineering pc objectives
Green Engineering PC Objectives
  • Help shape the vision, direction and policy for future energy and aviation systems.
  • Promote sustainable and renewable aerospace-related energy systems.
  • Advocate “cradle-to-cradle” design and system-level optimization of complex energy conversion systems.
  • Provide a forum in which industry, government, and academia can discuss solutions & approaches in an informal, non-competitive environment.
  • Promote and support conferences, workshops, sessions and technical publications in the area of aerospace-related green technology.
  • Provide efficient and effective knowledge transfer to the AIAA membership.
  • Ensure all relevant aspects of green technologies are represented in the technical committees and conferences.