International Astronautical Congress (IAC) announces the opening of the Call for Abstracts for IAC 2015, taking place from 12 – 16 October 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. The 2015 Technical Programme features more than 180 technical sessions, including a new session on Cyber Security. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday 23 February. The updated Technical Programme is available online at https://iafastro.directory/iac/browse/IAC-15/catalog-technical-programme.
Abstracts submission is available at http://www.iafastro.org/iac-2015-call-for-abstracts-open/.
Every year, in late September or early October, the IAF together with its partner organisations, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), holds the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) which is hosted by one of the national societies, a member of the IAF.
Held every year since 1950, the IAC is the most important annual interdisciplinary space meeting worldwide, with over 3000 participants from more than 70 countries. 1800 papers are presented in about 160 sessions in over 30 symposia. High level plenaries, highlight lectures, late breaking news sessions and a large number of accompanying events such as the Global Networking Forum or the International Meetings for Members of Parliaments. The IAC is preceded by the United Nations-IAF Workshop, and features a wealth of young professionals’ and educational events.