Oct. 8 is Deadline for ISU Symposium Papers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 22, 2010) -- October 8 is the deadline to submit papers for the International Space University (ISU) 15th Annual International Symposium, which will be held Feb. 15-17, 2011, in Strasbourg, France. The topic is the extension of the International Space Station (ISS). ISU will notify authors of selected papers by Nov. 3, 2010.
The symposium is an interdisciplinary international forum that brings together users and providers of space-related systems to discuss problems and formulate innovative solutions. As an independent organization, ISU has a winning formula for a "different kind of symposium" that:
- Addresses multiple aspects of discussion subjects, including policy, business, legal, scientific, and technical
- Allows ample time for discussion
- Fosters constructive dialogue among different sectors of the space community, and between different communities that do not often get to interact
- ISU expects approximately 200 participants from agencies, industry and academia from more than 30 different countries.
The 2011 symposium will focus on opportunities and possibilities offered by extending ISS operation to at least 2020. Discussion will include the central theme of how to make best use of the extended ISS life, as well as related issues of resupply and operation commercialization and potential establishment and operation of related Earth orbit infrastructure.