European Conference
On Multifunctional Structures

Online event, 17 th - 18 th November, 2020

The deadline for registrations is Friday 13th of November, 2020.

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The main aim of the European Conference on Multifunctional Structures is to share among the scientific and the industrial community the recent advances made on mechanical structures with multiple functions, including their manufacturing. Recent advances in material technology have improved the additional capacities of such structures in various ways such as a way that now, their added functionalities can be as important as their mechanical performance and a way that the production rate of large light-weight integrated structures is increased through earlier integration with systems and other elements.

Multifunctional Structures conference will look into a wide range of large, light-weight integrated structures and structural systems, serving different purposes and with different manufacturing strategies: structures with embedded sensors that give them the capacity to react to an external stimulus, structures with embedded antennas, self-healing and self-monitoring structures, structures with improved fire performance, acoustic performance, or electromagnetical performance, and with different automated manufacturing and joining technologies and so on. The large amount of possibilities offered by multifunctional structures make them very valuable in all engineering fields, being of special relevance to the transport sector, in all its forms: automobiles, ships and yachts, aero-structures, etc.

The conference on Multifunctional Structures will take place online on November 17th and 18th, 2020.

Participants on EMuS will have the opportunity to participate in ACASIAS Industrial Forum. The aim of the Forum is to present innovative multifunctional structures developed in the framework of ACASIAS research project, such as structures with integrated antennas and ASAC system.

This conference is as part of the EU H2020 ACASIAS project. EMuS 2020 is also supported by experts from the STUNNING team in the next generation Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator in Clean Sky 2.


  • New multifunctional structures with improved capacities in aeroacustics, electromagnetism, aerodynamics, fire and thermal performance, etc.

  • Self-healing and self-monitoring structures

  • Multifunctional materials for structural applications

  • Structural biocomposites

  • Special multifunctional structures: panels with integrated radars, radomes, structures with stealth properties, acoustic linings, etc.

  • Applications of multifunctional structures for transportation: automobiles, trains vessels, aircrafts, spacecrafts

  • Automated manufacturing and joining processes for advanced structures with multifunctionality potential

  • Testing of multifunctional structures

  • Simulation and analysis of multifunctional structures

Important dates


  • One page abstract presentation: September 20th 2020

  • Acceptance of the contributions: September 30th 2020

  • Deadline for submitting the full paper (mandatory), presenting author's registration(*) and early bird rates: October 25th 2020

  • The deadline for registrations is Friday 13th of November, 2020.

(*) Presenting authors are required to finalize their registration before October 15th, 2020 in order to get the presentation included in the Conference Program.

Industrial Forum Multifunctional Structures

November 18th, 2020

An invitation to industry partners to co-create in making innovation work for industry

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Convened Session

Dedicated sessions are expected from the following projects:

We offer other H2020 projects or CleanSky2 projects to propose Convened Sessions to the Organizing Committee.

The guidelines for the organization of a convened session are available. Please write to

The deadline for the submission convened session proposals is August 1st, 2020. We will send acceptance of proposals by August 15th., 2020.

A convened session should address one of the topics mentioned in Topics, and should contain at least three papers.

All papers must be submitted by October 25th, 2020 and should conform to the same specifications as regular papers.

Papers contributed to Convened Sessions will go through strictly the same peer review process as the one implemented for regular papers.

See Author


    Dr. Johan Kos
    Principal R&D Engineer
    Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center (NLR)
    Prof. Xavier Martinez
    Scientist at CIMNE
    Professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
    Dr. Harmen Schippers
    Senior Scientist
    Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center (NLR)
    Stephan Algermissen, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
    Jens Bachmann, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
    Malte Misol, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
    Fermin Otero, CIMNE, Spain
    Robert Sekora, Airbus Defence and Space, Germany
    Constantinos Soutis, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Jan-Joris van Es, Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR, Netherlands
    Bas Veldman, Fokker Aerostructures, Netherlands
    Jaco Verpoorte, Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR, Netherlands

Plenary Speakers
Speaker 1

Marta Martínez

Challenges of EM Simulation in Aeronautical Antenna Design

Ralf Herrmann

Ralf Herrmann

The Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator – An overview”

Thanos Dafnis

Thanos Dafnis

Technological Aspects of Multi-Functional Structures for Orbital Space Applications


Registration fees

Online Participation

Online Regular Fee

Reduced early bird fee 150€

  • This fee includes the participation to the Industrial Forum.

Reduced early bird fee 100€

  • ACASIAS-MFFD members will have a reduced fee. To apply, please submit to the Conference Secretariat the registration form.
  • MFFD members refers to the participants in the Clean Sky 2 Large Passenger Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator.
  • This fee includes the participation to the Industrial Forum.
Online Student Fee

Reduced early bird fee 50€

  • Student rate attendees must send by fax or e-mail to the Conference Secretariat, a letter from their Department Head/Chair that states that the attendee is a full time student.
  • This fee includes the participation to the Industrial Forum.
Industrial Forum Fee

  • This fee is only applicable to those not attending the congress but wanting to participate to the Industrial Forum.

Only online payments will be accepted

  • Early bird rates applicable if paid until October 25th, 2020. Registration fees are expressed in Euro.

  • ACASIAS-MFFD: members will have a reduced fee. To apply, please submit to the conference secretariat the registration form (downloadable form).

  • Final acceptance is contingent upon payment of the registration fee by the presenting author on October 25th, 2020 at the latest.

  • Student registration: Student rate attendees must send by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat, a letter from their Department Head/Chair that states that the attendee is a full time student.

  • Refund Policy: Deadline for cancellation requests is October 25th, 2020 - Cancellation requests must be sent by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat in order to proceed with the refunding. - The percentage amount to be refunded will be of 50% by October 25th, 2020. - No refunds will be applied after the 25th of October 2020.


Call for abstracts

Download instructions & templates

Authors have to comply with the instructions for authors when preparing their:

  • Abstracts: One page describing the main features of the work should be submitted by September 20st, 2020.

  • Full Papers: Minimum 4 pages and maximum 6 pages.

Note: Submitted full papers will be published in the proceedings and their presentation planned in the final program only upon payment of the registration fees by the early or late registrations deadlines. The e-Book of conference proceedings will be submitted for being indexed to SCOPUS database.

About Abstract and Full Paper Submissions

  • One page Abstract describing the main features of the work should be submitted before September 20st, 2020.

  • The full paper (mandatory) will be required by October 25th, 2020.

To make any change in the contribution submitted you have to login as the registered participant, update the paper information and submit the new file.

If you want to check that the submission was successful, refresh the web site and login on again.

To avoid a double registration, please do not create a new record.

Please note that:

  • The corresponding author should be the lecturer.

  • Final acceptance is contingent upon payment of the registration fee by the presenting author during the advance period (before October 25th, 2020).

  • Only online payments will be accepted.

  • Only one presentation per registration is allowed.

You can contact the Conference Secretariat for any question.


All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent reviewers of the Scientific Committee. The reviewers will give constructive comments and suggestions to the authors. The authors will receive the review comments and recommendations by email from the Scientific Committee. The authors of accepted papers will have a possibility to make updates of their papers based on the review comments and suggestions.

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