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30th ASGSR Conference: Call for Abstracts

By SpaceRef Editor
March 28, 2014
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30th ASGSR Conference: Call for Abstracts


30th American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Conference

23-26 October 2014 Meeting

The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena, California,  U.S.A.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline to Submit is 15 June 2014

 We are pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for the 30th annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) conference and the 28th Symposium on Gravity-Related Phenomena in Space Exploration. The meeting will take place 23-26 October 2014 at The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena, California, USA.

The community will meet to discuss gravitational and space research in physical phenomena and biological sciences. Joint symposia are planned to discuss interfaces between biological and physical sciences, space radiation health risks and countermeasures, suborbital research, and President’s Plenary Session on Microbial Research. There are also workshops planned by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Education and Outreach (including High School Student ISS Experiments), and NASA workshops on GeneLab, and grant writing. The program will also include technical oral and poster sessions based on the topics below. We anticipate a program of unusual breadth, variety and integration. Student competitions will also be held. 

You are invited to submit an abstract electronically no later than 15 June 2014 using the abstract submittal form and instructions posted on the ASGSR Web site at A preliminary program can also be found on the web site.

All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by the conference organizing committee. Only accepted abstracts by authors registered for the conference are published in the meeting program. The program is distributed at the meeting and available on-line. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit a full manuscript to the journal of Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR’s refereed journal). Extended abstracts and manuscripts can be submitted for publication to the peer-reviewed ASGSR journal of Gravitational and Space Research. Abstract notification will be emailed to authors no earlier than 15 July 2014.

The Conference Organizing Committee will select from the submitted abstracts those to be presented in the oral or poster sessions. Abstracts scheduled for poster sessions will be assigned poster board space. The area allotted for each poster will be 4 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Each oral presentation will be 15 minutes including Q & A.

ASGSR membership is not required for abstract submission, but meeting registration and attendance is required for oral or poster presentation and inclusion in the meeting program. Because of processing deadlines, the Program Committee may be unable to include abstracts submitted after the 15 June 2014

Students: All accepted abstracts from students will be presented as posters or orally. There will be student poster and oral presentation competitions. Students must present an accepted abstract to be eligible for the poster or oral presentation competition. The student poster competition will be judged by society members and monetary awards will be given during the banquet scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. Students can participate in the competition by presenting their work during their scheduled poster sessions or assigned oral session. Student competition winners will be encouraged to submit an extended abstract or a communication article to the ASGSR journal of Gravitational and Space Research. All students are expected to coordinate with their advisors when submitting an abstract for the conference.

Student Travel Assistance: Students requesting consideration for travel assistance should check the box on the abstract submittal form. Student travel assistance can be up to $500. Due to limited funding, not all students will receive travel assistance. The conference chair and organizing committee will select the students eligible for travel assistance by performing a joint review of the submitted abstracts. All students will be notified of their eligibility to receive travel funds by 15 July 2014. If a student has been notified as eligible to receive travel funding, the student must be the presenting author at the conference in order to receive assistance. Students who have been selected to receive travel funding will receive their funding after their presentation. If a student does not check the box they will notbe considered for travel assistance funding.

EXAMPLES OF TOPICS FOR ANNUAL MEETING (flight and ground-based research)

Space Radiation

Harsh Environments

Impacts from ISS Research


Combustion Science

Complex Fluids

Fluid Physics

Fundamental Physics

Materials Science

Habitability and Life Support

Development, Growth and Genetics

Translational Space Medicine – Bone, Muscle, and Immune System

Gravity Sensing and Neurophysiology

Regulatory Physiology

Structural Systems/Muscle Physiology



Cell Biology

Education and Outreach


Space Biomedical Research

Spaceflight Countermeasure Research

Acceleration Environment and Effects

Interactions between Environmental Signals – such as Gravity, Light, Temperature


Suborbital Gravitational and Space Research

Microsatellite/Nanosatellite Gravitational and Space Research

Enabling Technologies

Space Synthetic Biology


For more information, please contact Ms. Jobi Cook at

SpaceRef staff editor.