3rd IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop

3rd IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop
December 3rd to 7th, 2018, Ubatuba, Brazil

Following up its successful 2014 and 2016 editions held in Brasília and Florianópolis, respectively, the 3rd IAA-LACW will keep the focus on topics related to small satellites technology, providing a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss their achievements and cutting-edge findings. Considering the increasing interest in CubeSats and other small satellites activities, and the recent successful missions in Latin America, the International Academy of Astronautics is organizing in 2018 a workshop where participants from industry and academy will have the opportunity to share their professional knowledge, enlarging their network in the subject. Some of the most outstanding professionals in small satellite missions and applications will attend the workshop giving special talks and lectures.

Call For Papers

Manuscripts will be accepted based on the quality of the extended abstract, the originality of the work and/or ideas, and the anticipated interest in the proposed subject. Submissions that are based on experimental results, current data, or reports on ongoing missions are especially encouraged. The workshop’s working language is English.

Submission Guidelines

Submit your paper (PDF) using the EasyChair System.

Email submissions will not be accepted.

The abstract and full paper templates are available at the workshop website:

Authors are invited to submit a one-page extended abstract (max 400 words), in English, by August 1st, 2018.

The workshop will cover technical novelties and tutorial overviews on CubeSat and small satellites related topics including but not limited to:

- CubeSat innovative missions and applications
- Space environment
- Remote sensing and Earth observation
- Innovative solutions for university satellite subsystems
- Launch opportunities
- Space debris
- University platform for biomedical research in space
- Ground segment and stations network
- New perspectives for university satellites
- CubeSats future payloads and experiments
- Micro-propulsion subsystems
- CubeSat in-orbit experience
- Technical novelties on PocketQubeSat, BallonSat, TubeSat, CanSat and other standards

Important Dates

Conference: December 3rd to 7th, 2018
Abstract Submission: August 1st, 2018
Acceptance Notification: October 15th, 2018
Full Paper Submission: September 30th, 2018
Early Registration: September 15th, 2018


All submitted papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee members, and the accepted papers will be published by the International Academy of Astronautics in the Workshop Proceedings book series (see https://shop.iaaweb.org/). 

Invited Speakers

Anna Guerman, Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Benjamin Malphrus, Director of the Space Science Center, Morehead State University, USA

Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Head of Department at Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russia


The conference will be held in Ubatuba, located in the state of São Paulo. Ubatuba is a trend summer destination and is also home to the Ubatuba-Sat initiative. With a population of around 90,000 people, the city is known for having a very high quality of life. Much of the land to its north is covered by forests and mountains, forming a part of the Serra do Mar range. It has a marine park created under the TAMAR Project to protect sea turtles. Ubatuba features over 100 beaches. Among these Maranduba, Lázaro, Itamambuca, Vermelha, Grande, Enseada, Perequê, and Saco da Ribeira are to be mentioned. Ubatuba is considered "The Surf Capital of São Paulo State", containing numerous appropriated beaches for this practice. The city is also known for its biodiversity, especially in relation with birds. There are more than 565 different birds species already identified.

During the symposium, the temperature is expected to be in the range between 25 °C and 35 °C (77 °F and 95 °F).


All questions about submissions should be emailed to authors@iaalacw.org

This call for papers is also available at: https://easychair.org/cfp/iaa-lacw2018

IAA-LACW2018 Organizing Committee


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