65th IAC Toronto

International Academy of Astronautics
65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
September 29 - October 3rd, 2014
Toronto, Canada



Call for papers is available.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is pleased to invite you to attend the IAA symposia throughout the week. In addition to organising around 20 conferences a year, worldwide, the Academy is organising 13 symposia at this year’s IAC in Toronto, representing one third of the IAC programme, and will co-host some thrilling sessions with the IAF and the IISL.

Gopalan Madhavan Nair
President of the International Academy of Astronautics


Abstract Submission 02 March 2014 (18:00 CET)
Paper Submission 10 September 2014 (14:00 CET)
Presentation Submission 22 September 2014 (14:00 CET)

Abstract Preparation

• Abstracts must be written in English.
• Abstract length should not exceed 400 words.

• Tables or drawings are not allowed in the abstract.
• Formulas can be included using the toolbox provided on the abstract submission web page.
• Abstracts should specify: purpose, methodology, results and conclusions.
• Abstracts should indicate that substantive technical and/or programmatic content is included.

All your co-authors should be added at the time you submit your abstract using the tool provided online. You should register all of them online indicating their name, affiliation, full postal address, phone and email address.

Abstract Submission

Signing in
• The submission of abstracts must be done exclusively on the IAF website at www.iafastro.org.
• If you are submitting an abstract on our website for the first time, you will need to register.
• In case you have forgotten your password, please use the password recovery utility.

• Go to the new abstract submission page.
• Browse the technical programme and choose the symposium and technical session for which you want to submit your abstract.
• Type the title and content of your abstract into the related fields.
• Choose you presentation preference: oral presentation only, poster presentation only, oral or poster.
• Confirm that the material is new and original and that it has not been presented at a previous meeting.
• Confirm that your attendance at IAC 2014 to deliver and present the paper is assured.
Note: An abstract can be submitted to only one Technical Session

Abstract Selection
Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Session Chairs on the basis of technical quality and relevance to the session topics. Selected abstracts may be chosen for eventual oral or poster presentation – any such choice is not an indication of quality of the submitted abstract. Their evaluation will be submitted to the Symposium Coordinators, who will make acceptance recommendations to the International Programme Committee which will make the final decision.
Please note that any relevance to the Congress’ main theme will be considered as an advantage.

Paper and Presentation Submission
• Details on how to prepare and submit your final paper as well as your presentation material will be available on www.iafastro.org by mid-April.
• Authors with a paper accepted for an oral presentation will be offered a presentation slot of 10 to 20 minutes.
• Authors with a paper accepted for a poster presentation will be asked to prepare and bring an A0-sized poster to the Congress (portrait format.

International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
The IAC proceedings will be distributed as a DVD to all regular Congress participants. More information about the IAC paper archive is available on www.iafastro.org.

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Authors should follow the above general procedure. An additional suitability requirement is that the proposed topic must be related to a potential or on-going IAA Study Group activity.

International Institute of Space Law (IISL)
Authors should follow the above instructions for the submission of their abstracts. In addition to the IAC Proceedings DVD, the papers of the Colloquium, along with
other materials, will be published in the Proceedings of IISL. Authors who qualify may ask to be considered for the Dr I.H. Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award for Best Paper.
Please contact the IISL secretary for the regulations at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it