Call for Papers:
Space Architecture at ICES 2010

The Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC) of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is organizing a technical session at the

40th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES)
2010 July 11-15
Hotel Fira Palace
Barcelona, Spain

Session: 503 – Space Architecture

Important Dates:

Abstract deadline:

2009 November 20


Author notification:

2010 January 6


Full manuscript deadline:

2010 March 31

(for peer review)

Final manuscript deadline:

2010 June 1

(revised edition)


2010 July 11-15



As more nations and private enterprises prepare to send more people into space, the “right stuff” astronaut paradigm for space travelers is quickly becoming a relic of history.  Space travel cannot remain a heroic test of human endurance.  The architectural principles that provide for comfortable lodging, productive work, and enjoyment of life on Earth must be brought to bear in the design of facilities beyond Earth, in full recognition of the technical challenges presented by the environment.

Papers for Space Architecture (ICES 503) should present theory, technical developments, and progress in the architectural design of space-related facilities, habitats, and vehicles – to promote the health, comfort, and productivity of people living and working in space and people who put people into space.


The abstract should be a single text-only paragraph of about 300 to 500 words that provides a synopsis of the problem statement, research methods, and conclusions, without figures or external references.  An initial abstract must be submitted on-line through the ICES web site at

In addition, the SATC encourages prospective authors to e-mail a longer extended abstract to the session organizers (Ted Hall, Barbara Imhof, and Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger).  This should be a more complete summary of the proposed paper, possibly with a paragraph for each major section.  Figures and a reference list are especially encouraged.

The abstract can and should be revised as the final paper develops.

Peer Review:

All papers must pass peer review before being accepted for publication and presentation.  Acceptance is not assured.  Drafts for peer review must be complete papers.  They 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 for peer review.

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


Papers must conform to the ICES template.  Instructions for preparation of draft manuscripts and final manuscripts will be provided for accepted abstracts.


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

More Information:

40th ICES Call for Papers (color brochure):

ICES 2010 Final CFP.pdf

40th ICES Official Web Site:


Session Organizers:

Theodore W. Hall <>

Barbara Imhof <>

Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger <>