IAA Symposium on the Future of Exploration- Italy July 2013


Abstracts due on this Call for Papers by mid-March.

Full details on the IAA website here.


A Summit Follow-on Symposium
July 03-05, 2013 Turin, Italy

The 8th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration: Towards the Stars, will take place in Turin, Italy, 03-05 July 2013.
You are invited to attend and to submit an abstract.
Papers are solicited in the following areas:

•    Technology
Propulsion systems Power generation
Trajectory design
Attitude dynamics
Navigation, guidance and control
Very deep space telecommunications
Sensors, detectors and lens systems
Precursor interstellar missions
Nanotechnology and robotics
Innovative concepts
Mission design

•    Science
Scientific objectives and payload requirements
Present outgoing scientific missions
Biosignatures from space
Medical problems of very long range spaceflight

•    Programatics
Cooperation schemes
Funding  aspects
Economic sustainability
Reporting of the ongoing IAA Study Groups

•    Motivations
Motivations and human aspects
Policy and international cooperation
Ideas from science fiction to technology
Space mineral resources
Space resources exploitation

•    Ethics
Ethical aspects of long range exploration
From exploration to colonization
Ethical aspects of terraforming
Robot ethics
Adaptation of humans to new environments

•    Cultural
Multicultural aspects of human space exploration
Outreach aspects of Space Exploration

The Call for Papers and instructions for preparing and submitting an abstract are found at


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.