XXXIV Congress 2018


The programme of the congress is available now. Please download the congress brochure.

Deadlines for Abstracts and Final Congress Contribution

Download - Call for Abstracts

The deadline for the Abstracts - max. two A4 pages including figures - is 7 February 2018. Letters of acceptance together with instructions for paper preparation will be mailed by 28 February, 2018. Final four-page Summaries of your contribution to be included in the conference booklet are requested by 1 June, 2018. Please download the form to send a copy of your Abstract to the OSTIV Secretariat,

Congress Presentations

Oral presentations at the Congress will be limited to 30 minutes. There is no registration fee for the Congress. OSTIV encourages submission of full papers to the international journal Technical Soaring (ISSN 0744-8996) after the Congress.

Best Student Papers Awards

Awards of EUR 200 will be presented to the students delivering the best presentations in the Scientific and Technical Sections. To be eligible, presenters must be the first author and submit an abstract and four-page summary by the aforementioned deadlines, as well as a manuscript to Technical Soaring prior to the Congress. Students who are unable to attend the Congress may designate a representative to present the work on their behalf.

Nominations OSTIV Plaque / Klemperer Award

During the Opening Ceremony of OSTIV Congresses the OSTIV Plaque and Klemperer Award may be presented to the person who has made the most noteworthy scientific and/or technical contribution to soaring flight in recent years. All OSTIV Members can send in nominations. In making such nominations, particular attention should be given to recent contributions to soaring flight by the nominee, although earlier outstanding work also will be taken into account. Nominations should include details of the nominee’s contributions and a short biography. All nominations for the OSTIV Plaque / Klemperer Award must be received by R. Radespiel, the President of OSTIV, c/o TU Braunschweig, Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Hermann-Blenk Str. 37, D-38108 Braunschweig, Germany, by 31 January, 2018.