4th IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop 2020

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4th IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop03-06 August, 2020
Intro LACW 2020
4th IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop

Following up its successful editions, the 4th IAA-LACW will keep the focus on topics related to CubeSat technology, providing a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss their achievements and cutting edge findings. Considering the increasing interest in CubeSat activities, and the recent successful Cubesat missions in Latin America, the International Academy of Astronautics is organizing in 2020 a workshop where participants from industry and academia will have the opportunity to share their professional knowledge, enlarging their networks in the subject. Some of the most outstanding professionals in CubeSat missions and applications will attend the workshop giving special talks and lectures.

This edition, exceptionally, the workshop will be held virtually. Both the public and the presenters will participate via videoconference. The event will be coordinated by INPE with the collaboration of UFSC, and several measures are being taken to offer a great experience for everyone. The registration fees have been reduced significantly, since the costs will also be significantly lower than in previous editions. Some deadlines were also changed in order to better adapt to this year’s workshop format. As soon as possible, the participants will receive instructions on how to use the videoconference tool.

The National Space Research Institute (INPE), which is the main space research institute in the Southern Hemisphere, and the most important institution in Earth System. It is a civilian centre for space activities aiming scientific research, technological applications and qualifying personnel in the fields of space and atmospheric sciences, space engineering, and space technology. INPE is located in São José dos Campos, which is a city 80 km (50 mi) away from São Paulo and 320 km (200 mi) from Rio de Janeiro. It is the home of the major aerospace industry in Latin America.


The workshop will cover technical novelties and tutorial overviews on 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

Authors are invited to submit a one-page extended abstract (max 400 words), in English, by the deadline.

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. During the reviewing process, the works will be selected for presentation in oral or poster sessions, according to their relevance.

All papers must be submitted online thtough https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaalacw2020. It is recommended to proof read the paper before submission.

The complete manuscript must be written in English, and must contain the paper title, the author names, their corresponding affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses. The paper shall be prepared using the following format:

– Paper: standard A4 paper (21.0 × 29.7 cm), one column format
– Page limit: 10 pages.
– Margins: 2.54 cm (all sides)
– Title: 12 pt bold, Arial, centered, all capital letters
– Author names: 12 pt bold, Arial, centered
– Affiliation: 12 pt italic, Arial, centered
– Abstract body: 12 pt, Arial, justified with single line spacing
– Equations, figures, literature may be included with references in the body text
– Paper body: 12 pt, Arial, justified with single line spacing
– Page numbers must not be added to the manuscript


03-06 August 2020 Virtual Workshop
16 December 2019 – extended to 19 January 2020 Abstract Submission
19 January 2020 Tutorial proposal
17 February 2020 – extended to 08 March 2020 Full paper submission
16 March 2020 – extended to 15 May 2020 Acceptance notification
01 July, 2020 Camera ready
23 March 2020 – extended to 31 May 2020 Early bird registration
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