MENASASI Middle East and North Africa Society of Air Safety Investigators

ISASI Seminar Call for Papers

The annual seminar of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai, from 29 October to 1 November 2018.

The theme of the Seminar is “The Future of Aircraft Accident Investigation”.



Presentation topics to support the theme may include;

  • Future of aircraft data capture and retrieval and protection of safety information.
  • Development of new investigation techniques for aircraft, helicopter and UAS accidents.
  • Potential future developments in underwater wreckage recovery.
  • Investigation of aerospace vehicle accidents.
  • Future evolution of human factors investigation methods.
  • Recent accidents/incidents of particular interest.
  • Future investigator selection criteria and training needs.
  • Implications for investigation of future developments in aircraft, engine and avionic systems design, including
  • manufacture and automation.
  • Future evolution of Family Assistance.


Please send abstracts to Tom Curran at


Important dates:

Presentation topics to support the theme

Presentations must be in English and should be 25 minutes long.

There will be an additional 5 minutes for questions at the end of each presentation.

  • 15 March 2018 - Last date for receipt of abstracts
  • 1 May 2018 - Presenters informed of acceptance
  • 15 July 2018 - Last date for receipt of completed papers and presentations.
  • 15 August 2018 - The 2018 Seminar Technical Program will be published

Note: Papers and presentations, and government requirements that are not received by July 15, 2018, will be removed from the program.

Important note:

The government of Dubai requires the following information for each presenter:

  1. Clear color scanned passport copy - first 3 pages (more than 500kb ≤ 1 MB)
  2. Passport size photograph - solid color background and not more than 6 month old (more than 500kb ≤ 1 Mb)
  3. Brief biography This information will be required before the 15 July cutoff date.

ISASI looks forward to welcoming participants to the annual Seminar and Tutorials in Dubai.