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CubeSat 2016
International Academy of Astronautics
2nd IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop

February 28 - March 3, 2016

Florianopolis, Brazil

Announcement is available. Early bird rgistration is postponed until December 10, 2015.

For more detailed information, please visit the conference website at

On behalf of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 2nd IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop, to be held on February 28 to March 3, 2016, in Florianopolis, Brazil.

Following up its successful 2014 edition held in Brasilia, the 2nd 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, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), University of Brasilia (UnB) and Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) are organizing in 2016 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.

For detailed information on the workshop topics, as well as the important dates, please visit:

Organizing Committee

General chairs
Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, PhD, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Chantal Cappelletti, PhD, Universidade de Brasilia, IAA CM.

Program chair
Kleber Paiva, Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Publication chair
Lucas Travassos, Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Financial chair
Simone Battistini (TBD), Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Tutorial chair
Anderson Spengler, Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Scientific Committee

Anna Guerman
Benjamin K. Malphrus
Carlos A. Gurgel Veras, UnB, Brazil
Chantal Cappelletti, UnB, Brazil
Cristiano Fiorilo de Melo
Ediz Cetin, UNSW, Australia
Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, UFSC, Brazil
Fernando Aguado Agelet, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Filippo Graziani
Geilson Loureiro
Jean M. Contant
Jordi Puig-Suari, Cal Poly, USA
Kleber Vieira de Paiva, UFSC, Brazil
Luigi Dilillo, Universite Montpellier, France
Michael Ovchinnikov
Oliver Diessel, UNSW, Australia
Paolo Gessini, UnB, Brazil
Rainer Sandau, Baylor University, USA
Renato Alves Borges, UnB, Brazil
Robert J. Twiggs, Morehead State University, USA
Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo, Japan
Simone Battistini
Vladimir Andreev
Vladislav Solovey

Steering Committee

Chantal Cappelletti
Eduardo Augusto Bezerra


All submitted papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee, and the selected papers will be published by the International Academy of Astronautics in the Workshop Proceedings book series (see

Conference Location

The 2nd Latin American IAA Workshop will be held in Florianopolis, a.k.a. the magic island. This city is a delicious slice of paradise with over 520 km2 (200 sq mi) of green hills, blue lagoons and 42 white sand beaches. The fishing boats, lace makers, folklore, cuisine and the colonial architecture are the attractions of the island.

Conference Venue:
Ingleses Beach
Oceania Park Hotel | Rua dos Mariscos, 550 | Florianopolis - SC – Brazil

Important Dates and Deadlines

•    Conference: February 28th  to March 3rd, 2016
•    Abstract Submission: October 30th, 2015
•    Acceptance Notification: November 20th, 2015
•    Full Paper Submission: December 20th, 2015
•    Early Bird Registration: December 10h, 2015

Abstract Submission

Authors are invited to submit one page of extended abstracts  (max 400 words) in English by October 30, 2015. The abstract should be submitted at:

All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee and accepted papers will be assigned to appropriate sessions for presentation at the workshop.


To register, please visit the conference website at


cubesat2016 (at)


The Workshop will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition of space engineering technologies and equipment.
For more details please write to: cubesat2016 (at)

Florianopolis hotel



Call for papers

Call for papers was available.
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 or current data, or reports on ongoing missions, are especially encouraged. Complete manuscripts are required before the conference. The workshop’s working language is English.

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