Call for Papers: Design and Engineering of Lighter-than-Air Systems 2022, Technical Papers on Airships, Aerostats, Hot Air Balloons etc. (by 22nd December, 2021)

Design and Egineering of Lighter than Air Systems - 20220 (DELTAs-2022) June 22-24 2022

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Remote



Oct 29

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Greetings on behalf of the organizing committee of DELTAs-2022 !

The Lighter-than-Air Systems Laboratory of Aerospace Engineering Department at IIT Bombay is planning to organize an international conference titled "Design and Engineering of Lighter-Than-Air Systems (DELTAs-2022)", during 22-24 June, 2022 at IIT Bombay campus. 

DELTAs-2022 aims to bring together practising engineers, industry experts, academicians, students, start-up pioneers and all the associated stakeholders from across the globe who are actively involved in study and development of LTA systems. DELTAs-2022 will create awareness about the relevance of modern LTA systems as means of sustainable aviation of the future. DELTAs-2022 will also commemorate two-decades of research achievements of the LTA lab of IIT Bombay.The event will be an excellent opportunity for participants to disseminate their research accomplishments, share their novel ideas, and connect directly with the leaders of the global LTA industry. A Technology Showcase will also be conducted to enable industry professionals and software vendors to demonstrate the application and efficacy of their products for design and engineering of LTA systems.

The conference will consist of invited talks, presentation of contributed papers, culminating in panel discussions on issues relevant to the LTA industry. A pre-conference workshop will also be held for the benefit of students and young scholars. A grand reunion of "IITB LTA Labbers" spread all over the globe is also planned on the evening of 24th June 2022.


Subject to the conditions prevailing at the time, DELTAs-2020 will be conducted in an In-Person and/or Hybrid mode (i.e, both Offline and Online).

The DELTAs-2022 organizing team would like to cordially invite you to be a part of this conference and/or contribute a technical paper on any topic related to LTA systems. 

Interested participants can submit their extended abstract of at least 3000 words on the following topics:

  1. Design (Conventional and Unconventional)
  2. Aerodynamics (CFD and Experimental)
  3. Structures, Loads and Materials
  4. Energy and Propulsion
  5. Stability and Control
  6. Operations & Ground Handling
  7. LTA systems for Sustainable Aviation
  8. Multi-disciplinary Design Optimisation
  9. Novel Applications & Future Concepts
  10. Any other topic of relevance to LTA systems 

The important deadlines related to DELTAs-2022 are :

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 22 Dec, 2021

Acceptance Notification : 22 Jan, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline : 22 Feb, 2022

Camera-ready paper Submission : 22 Mar, 2022

Last date for Registration : 22 May, 2022

Pre-conference Workshop : 22 June, 2022

Conference Dates : 23-24 June, 2022

Please have a look at to get an idea about our past research work and achievements. 

We invite you to be a part of this unique tech-savvy LTA event and become part of "a new beginning towards realising a greener, lighter and higher future". For more information/ updates related to the Conference, please visit us at You can also follow us on twitter, facebook,, instgram, linkedIn and Youtube.

About IIT Bombay & Department of Aerospace Engineering

Located at the banks of Powai lake in Mumbai, IIT Bombay is a green, beautiful, and dynamic campus encompassing a plethora of knowledgeable and energetic students, faculty and staff members. It provides graduation, post-graduation and doctoral studies across a total of 15 departments and 20 multidisciplinary centres. It is affiliated with a worldwide outreach and has been credited with valuable contributions across a number of fields. IIT Bombay is the most preferred destination of students desirous of pursuing higher education in the field of Engineering in India. The Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay through its engagement towards technological innovation and scientific research, has been providing innovative engineering solutions across a number of aerospace applications including space exploration, commercial fleet, military operations, LTA systems, and many more.

                                                             About the city of Mumbai

Mumbai is India's financial and commercial capital and is decorated with a number of seaside destinations like the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, several beaches, state-of-the-art skyscrapers and various architectural marvels. The metropolitan city of Mumbai through its cultural and regional diversity has been a hotspot for tourists visiting from across the globe. Mumbai represents an amalgamated reflection of all cultures pertaining to different states of India on a whole. As India's center of business, arts, commerce and entertainment, Mumbai has been widely considered as a city of dreams for prospective job seekers as well as business entrepreneurs. 

The whole DELTAs-2022 team sends us our greetings and expect to hear from you soon.

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If you would like to collaborate or associate with DELTAs-2022 in any manner, please contact us on <>. 

Current Associates and Sponsors

a. Aeronautical Society of India, b. Institution of Engineers (India), c. Metacomp Technologies, Inc., d. Empyreal Galaxy, e. Airship Association, UK, f. Indian Women Panel' Association and many more to follow

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Design and Egineering of Lighter than Air Systems - 20220 (DELTAs-2022) June 22-24 2022

A New Beginning Towards Realising a Greener, Lighter and Higher Future