Call for Papers:
Space Architecture, Automation & Robotics
at AIAA Space 2010

The Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC) and the Space Automation & Robotics Technical Committee (SARTC) of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) are organizing several technical sessions at the

AIAA Space 2010 Conference & Exposition
2010 August 31 - September 2
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, USA

Important Dates:

Abstract deadline:

2010 February 1

Full manuscript deadline:

2010 August 9


2010 August 31 - September 2


Sessions sponsored by the SATC:

Sessions co-sponsored by the SATC and the SARTC:

Construction in space and on the surface of the Moon, Mars, and beyond will require robotic systems that will be capable of doing earthwork, assembly, and construction of habitats and outposts for human crews.  These will require advances in mobility, human-robotic interfaces, and self-sustainability for the systems.


The abstract should provide a synopsis of the problem statement, research methods, and conclusions.  An initial abstract must be submitted on-line through the AIAA Space 2010 web site at  Abstracts must be a minimum of 250 words, but extended abstracts of 600 words or more are encouraged.  Prepare your abstract before proceeding to the submission site.

Peer Review:

All papers must pass peer review before being accepted for publication and presentation.  Acceptance is not assured.  Papers must present original work.  They must support claims with evidence and refer to precedent studies.  The writing must be clear English, free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Authors must consider the deadline in planning the scope of the paper – especially for work in progress.  Results must be documented (and if necessary, cleared for release) before submitting the draft.

AIAA enforces a strict “no paper, no podium” policy.


Papers must conform to the AIAA template, available for download from

We encourage authors to download the template and use it at the outset of their writing to avoid significant reformatting later.


Authors of accepted papers must register for the conference, attend the session, and present their work in person.  No podium, no paper.

More Information:

AIAA Space 2010:


Session Organizers:

A. Scott Howe (SATC) <>

Silvano Colombano (SATC) <>