RAST 2017 : 8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies-RAST 2017 (IEEE, Scopus & Web of Science Indexed)
Call For Papers
8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies - RAST 2017 with the Theme topic “Space Economy: Development and Sustainability” will be held on 19-22 June 2017, Istanbul, Turkey.
Please consider contributing by submitting an article to RAST 2017. Presented papers will be recommended for publication in IEEE Xplore, Scopus and Web of Science (THOMSON REUTERS Conference Proceedings Citation Index) as the previous RASTs. After the conference, the extended and enhanced versions of the selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Aeronautics and Space Technologies (www.hho.edu.tr/HutenDergi/JAST/).
You can find more details, as well as the URLs of the different events, at www.rast.org.tr
Objectives: RAST 2017 has the main objective of providing a forum for the presentation and review of developments in space economy, as well as all aspects of recent developments in space technologies. In particular, a focus is desired on a historical and current evaluation of the economic aspects of space technology and how it can further contribute to economic development, with specific emphasis on the developing and less developed World, while at the same time making a serious contribution to the sustainability of the environment and natural resources. Presentations are encouraged from government and international space agencies as well as the private sector.
Participants: As in previous RAST Conferences, RAST 2017 is intended to be a forum for the exchange of recent research results and ideas in space technologies and applications; this time with specific reference to space economy. It should be of interest to a wide range of participants from government agencies, relevant international institutions, universities, research organizations, space companies, as well as media and the general public. The conference should serve as an opportunity for networking and fruitful exchange with fellow participants on topics of mutual interest.
Topics: In general, contributions regarding all aspects of recent developments in space technologies are welcome. Presentations addressing the specific theme of RAST 2017 are especially encouraged. Papers may fall under, but not be limited to the following topics:
• Economic aspects of space, review and prospects
• New and emerging private space initiatives
• Space tourism for ordinary people including legal, physiological and other aspects
• Asteroid mining, legal and technological aspects
• New human habitable spacecraft, space capsules
• Space technologies that contribute to public safety, and humanitarian efforts in the face of both natural, man-made threats,
• Earth observation projects and programs geared especially toward prediction, mitigation, monitoring of natural disasters
• Computational modeling for design, development and control of space vehicles.
• Development of new and affordable launch capabilities
• Small satellites, micro, nano and pico satellites, cubesats
• New and novel instrumentation for various spacecraft functions, including ADCS, power, vehicle control, space robotics etc.
• Design and construction of space structures, space systems, materials, simulation and testing
• Additive manufacturing technologies for space applications
• Applications of nanotechnology in space
• New remote sensing technologies and applications, i.e. hyperspectral sensing, SAR, applications in environment, agriculture, etc.
• Big Data from Space: Exploration of different types and huge amounts of data generated by space assets
• Developments in GNSS, interoperability, new applications, including regional positioning systems
• Satellite time and frequency transfer systems
• Advanced technologies for satellite communications
• Scientific applications, deep space, near-earth space, space weather, microgravity
• Energy from space
• Computational modeling of material processing and other flow physics associated processes under microgravity conditions
• International cooperation, especially among spacefaring and developing countries
• Space law, space medicine, and benefits of information available from space (social, educational and others)
• Visions of the future of space science, multiverses, black holes, etc.
Paper Submission: Prospective participants are invited to submit electronically full papers of their work, following the instructions available on the web page. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be available at the time of the conference. Presented papers will be recommended for publication in IEEE Xplore, Scopus and Web of Science (THOMSON REUTERS Conference Proceedings Citation Index) as the previous RASTs. After the conference, the extended and enhanced versions of the selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Aeronautics and Space Technologies (www.hho.edu.tr/HutenDergi/JAST/).
Submit your paper:
– Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rast2017
Special session proposals : 3 February 2017
Submission of full papers : 17 February 2017
Notification of acceptance: 27 March 2017
Submission of camera-ready full papers : 8 May 2017
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