The 2nd Annual International Space Station (ISS) Research and Development and Conference will be held July 16-18, 2013, at the Denver Marriott City Center. This conference is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and NASA.
A Call for Papers is posted at http://www.astronautical.org/sites/default/files/attachment/ISS%20CALL%20FOR%20PAPERS_0.pdf. Abstracts are solicited under the categories of Discoveries in Microgravity Science; Discoveries in Space Science, Earth Science, Engineering and Education; Applications Benefiting Earth; Applications Enabling Exploration; and Opportunities. Topics should relate to science and technology activities (past, present, planned and proposed) on the International Space Station. Accepted abstracts will be selected for plenary sessions, parallel technical sessions or poster displays. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 8, 2013.
This conference will focus on ISS discoveries, applications and opportunities in physical sciences, life sciences, Earth and space sciences, STEM education and spacecraft technology development. Plenary sessions will highlight major results and pathways to future opportunities. Parallel technical sessions will provide tracks for scientists to be updated on significant accomplishments to date within their disciplines. Organizations managing and funding research on ISS, including NASA programs and the ISS National Laboratory will provide overviews of upcoming opportunities. The meeting also includes a workshop designed to help new users take this information and develop their own ideas for experiments using this unique laboratory. Potential ISS users who attend will learn: "What can I do on the ISS? How can I do it? What are sources for funding?"
Please plan to join us for this second annual conference offering perspectives on the full breadth of research and technology development on ISS, including one stop for the full suite of opportunities for future research. Details and registration information will be posted on the web site http://astronautical.org/node/184.