15th READ conference

The READ conference – Research and Education in Aircraft Design (former name: RRDPAE – Recent Research and Design Progress in Aeronautical Engineering and its Influence on Education) was established in 1994 by Prof. Zdobysław Goraj who was the chair of the conference through 20 years. From 2016 the chair of the conference is Prof. Tomasz Goetzendorf-Grabowski from Warsaw University of Technology. The seminar has been organized every two years as a general forum for exchange of information about progress in aerospace engineering research. The unique character of the seminar is given by its focus on aircraft engineering education and inclusion of juried student sessions. Over the years, the seminar has travelled from Warsaw (Poland), through Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia) to Tallinn (Estonia), Brno (Czech Republic), then to Warsaw, Brno, Vilnius, Warsaw and in 2018 again to Brno. In 2020, the READ conference was hosted by the Rzeszów University of Technology, unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar was held entirely online. This year, for the second time, READ will be hosted by the Rzeszów University of Technology, with the hope that it will be held on site, enabling a face-to-face meeting.