This new ECCOMAS Thematic Conference focuses on the multidisciplinary design optimization of aerospace systems, both aircraft and spacecraft. Given the complexity of aerospace design problems and the ever demanding requirements that must fulfilled, the 21st-century aerospace design must necessarily tackle the physical multidisciplinarity present. The current advances in algorithms and computing power make possible the design optimization of single components up to complex systems. Not surprisingly, there is a growing acceptance of multidisciplinary design and optimization in the Aerospace industry, thanks to algorithms and tool developments, capable of tackling robust and reliability-based designs.

This conference aims to bridge the gap between generic major conferences in the Aerospace field (such those by AIAA , ICAS and CEAS) and in Optimization (such as EngOpt, and those by ISSMO or MOS), and offer a focused discussion on optimization applied to Aerospace. This conference can be seen as an European counterpart of the AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference.

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, this edition will be run in an exclusively online format, with live presentations.


In AeroBest 2021, the latest developments in multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization of aerospace systems, covering both manned and unmanned aircraft and spacecraft, are expected to be presented and discussed.

This thematic conference should provide a place not only to disseminate knowledge but also to foster transnational collaborations involving academia and industry. The program is meant to provide the participants enough time not only to present their work (20-minute slots) but also to network and engage in discussions in live online technical sessions.