The International Space Elevator Consortium 2017 Call for Papers!

We invite you to join us in Seattle for the latest research, knowledge, stimulating discussions, and exchange of ideas on space elevators at the 2017 Space Elevator Conference



August 25-27, 2017. The theme of this year's conference is “Space Elevator Simulations.”

Topics

Topics for papers should fall into one of these categories.

  1. Space Elevator Simulations
  2. Carbon nanotube tensile strength research progress and other strong materials research relating to space elevators
  3. Science, engineering, and technology topics relating to space elevators
  4. Operations, maintenance, ROI, and other business and financial topics relating to space elevators
  5. Space elevator impact on the future and public outreach to societal institutions; government, media, unions, the educational system, etc.
  6. Treaties, laws, insurability, and other legal issues and topics relating to space elevators

Submit your abstracts and papers to the Conference Management Tool (CMT) at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ISECConf2017/.  Sign up as a new user when you first go to the CMT site.

Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts by 10-Jul-2017.  Abstracts must be in English, be no more than 5000 characters, should state the purpose, result, and conclusion of the proposed paper with supporting figures where appropriate. Authors will be notified of acceptance to submit a corresponding paper within a week of abstract submission. For all submittals, please include the title, authors and affiliations, and e-mail of the corresponding author.

Papers

Please use the ISEC Conference Papers Template for your paper.  Papers must be in English with the first full draft for review due by 24-Jul-2017.  This is an informal checkpoint to make sure you are on track to have the paper ready for the conference.  Final papers and presentations are due 18-Aug-2017 so that we can make them available to the conference attendees.  PowerPoint or PDF formats are preferred for presentations. 

Proceedings

We will collect all papers and presentations made and include them in the conference proceedings, to be offered free to the public on the ISEC web site after the conference.  By submitting a paper and presentation to the conference, the author(s) explicitly give(s) ISEC and the Space Elevator Conference organizing committee the right to include his or her paper and presentation in the conference proceedings.