Space Security and Safety

Understanding security, technology, and policy in government and commercial space programs

Abstract Submittal

Abstracts of up to 250 words are invited to apply and must include the precise title of the paper, the topic area of interest, the author’s full name and affiliation, and complete contact information including an email address. The language of the conference is English. Technical paper abstracts in the areas described above or related to Space Traffic Management will be accepted electronically through the conference email  beginning November 2nd, 2020. Please be sure to designate the topic area your paper addresses (see topics listed below). The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 15, 2020.

The abstract template is available here.


For authors whose abstracts are selected, there will be two types of presentations: (a) sessions and (b) panels. Session presenters should be be available to do the following: (1) Submit a draft paper by the below deadline (2) Pre-record a max 15-minute video on their paper which will be due before the conference (3) Be available for a live Q&A panel one of the days of the conference (45-minute max) and (4) Finalize papers as applicable. Panelists will need to (1) Submit a max 700 word op-ed on the topic of their panel due before the conference and (2) Be available for a live Q&A panel one of the days of the conference (45-minutes).

Papers are solicited in the following areas:

For more information, or questions, please contact Ali Prince.

Key Dates

October 30, 2020:               Call for Papers

December 15, 2020:           Abstract submission deadline

December 18, 2020:            Registration opens

December 28, 2020:            Final abstracts selected and invitations extended

January 15, 2021:                 Preliminary program available

January 18, 2021:                 Draft papers due and published to IAA’s website

January 26-27, 2021:          Conference