CEDS2020 – International Conference Space and Sustainable Development

CEDS2020 – International Conference Space and Sustainable Development

CEDS 2020 is a privileged platform that brings together the public sector, academia and industry to analyze and discuss, from a multi-sectorial perspective, the challenges and opportunities of space activity, the engine of sustainable development.

Santiago, 1, 2 and 3 July 2020

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Call for Papers

We invite researchers and academics, professionals from space agencies, governments, space study centers of Latin America and other regions, working in these fields, to present their studies and proposals at this Conference, with the aim of contributing to identify strategies and possibilities of action for the advancement of space activity and its contribution to global development.

Main Topics

Proposals must be framed within the following thematic areas

  1. Space development Opportunities and challenges
    Proposals and/or studies for the space development, as set out in the Space 2030 document and by the United Nations ODS. This discussion should cover, among others, the following points:

    • The strategic advantages for the development of the space activity and planetary technology. To facilitate the prospective description of the new scenarios that emerge at a global scale and the scientific challenges that emanate from them.
    • Role of the industry, academia and government. The roles of each entity, in a space growth policy that strengthens the development of the countries.
    • Strategies and regulatory frameworks, emphasizing sustainable development that favors a high degree of social inclusion and economic growth.
  2. Promotion of Space Science and Technology development
    In the knowledge-based society, the generation of value and the positioning of nations in the international context are defined by their level of development and investment in science and technology. In this context, papers which describe the following topics are desired:

    • Development of space-related sciences: Physics, Data Science, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Space Biology, Geosciences, among others.
    • Technological Development in key areas: Telecommunications, Automatic Control, Geomatics, Robotics, and similar.
    • Development of human capital: Striving to develop collaboration schemes with the industry. The seeking of new education plans are highly desirable.
  3. Promotion of Innovation and Industrial Development in Space.
    Take part of the economic growth resulting from the space industry is not only an opportunity available to the developed countries. In this activity of exponential growth, there are ample opportunities to participate in the economic benefits by generating businesses areas that actively participate in the generation of new products and services that, based on innovation, can provide welfare. Among others, the following opportunities that arises from:

    • Geoprocessing, a key industry for harnessing data collected from satellites, drones, aircraft and other earth observation instruments.
    • Nanosatellites, the macro trend to use clusters of nano satellites to serve part of the functions performed so far by medium or big size satellites.
    • Sensors and instruments, development of sensors for the space industry and its ground sites.
    • Robotics, to contribute in the development of instruments and processes in space and other planets.
    • Data Science, the information and knowledge derived from datasets processing provided by space instruments and their various sensors, strategies for integrating heterogeneous big data structures.
    • Artificial Intelligence, to build the skills to manage complex systems without human intervention, key to the deployment of outer space missions.
  4. Space as an Asset of Humankind
    Considering that space belongs to all of us, we are seeking guidelines on how to build legal and collaborative frameworks that ensure equitable and their sustainable use, business generation, the use of state-of-the-art technologies and the management of resources, among others. In particular, the following topics are expected:

    • Engaging in international agreements: Drawing a distinction between those that are universally enforceable and those that reflect non-binding commitments, as well as analyzing and quantifying the role of the private sector.
    • International Legislation: Analysis of the Space Treaties and their amendments in view of the new challenges, demands and globalization crisis.
    • Cooperation: as an element to reduce asymmetries in space technology, allowing synergies.
    • New Trends: Active Debris removal/Deorbits, Operational best practices to help sustain a viable space business for years to come, What data exists (and who is responsible for it) that assist owner operators for safe collision avoidance, Moon, Mars and beyond.

Important dates

Call for Papers : December 15, 2019

Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020

Acceptance Notification Authors: May 15, 2020

International Program Committee

  • Philippe Bouchez, CSL
  • Jan Cermak, KIT
  • Juan Manuel de Faramiñán, Universidad de Jaén
  • Rory Donnelly, EARSC
  • Walt Everetts, Iridium
  • Marco Ferranzani, ESA
  • Ricardo Galvão, Universidade de São Paulo (IF-USP)
  • Guido Girardi, Senator, Commission on Science, Technology, Innovation and Challenges of the Future, Senate of Chile
  • Anne Orban, CSL
  • Christian Rossi, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Servet Martínez, Center for Mathematical Modeling, Universidad de Chile, President

Organizing Committee

  • Carlos Cárdenas, Universidad de Magallanes
  • Marcos Díaz, DEI, Universidad de Chile
  • Alvaro Gómez, KimGlobal
  • Raimundo González, Ambassador
  • Carmen Gloria Labbé, Conference coordinator
  • Cristián Mattar, Universidad de Aysén
  • Jaime Ortega, Center for Mathematical Modeling, Universidad de Chile
  • Macarena Pérez, SNIT Chile, Ministerio de Bienes Nacionales
  • Pedro Ramírez, KSAT
  • Luis Vargas, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile
  • Florencio Utreras, Center for Mathematical Modeling, Universidad de Chile, Chair
Date: Jul 01, 2020
Date of closure: Jul 03, 2020
Venue: Auditorio Enrique d’Etigny, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas (FCFM), Universidad de Chile. Beauchef 851, Santiago.
More info at:
email: ceds2020@cmm.uchile.cl
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Posted on Jan 31, 2020 in Workshops & Congresses