Call for Abstracts: The 2nd SPACE STAR 2023 Conference 


The 2nd Conference on SPACE STAR’23 (Science, Technology, Applications & Regulation) will be held between 18 – 20 October 2023 at Sousse, Tunisia.

The Objective of the Conference

The first SPACE STAR 2022 conference was a unique scientific and technological event highlighting space science, technology, applications and regulation research activities. The SPACE STAR 2023 is expected to build and leverage insights from the previous conference with a more critical and broader vision, this time devoted to cooperation between Africa, the Mediterranean region, and Europe.

The objectives of the conference, also part of the deployment of the Tunisian national strategy launched in March 2018 by the CNEEA (National Committee for Outer Space), aims to cover all new original research activities, new current scientific challenges, and multidisciplinary and innovative programmes regarding the recent development of NewSpace. 

Furthermore, during the conference, researchers and potential and renowned actors from universities, companies, public authorities, and international organisations will exchange views and expertise on the future of the space domain and the implementation of good practices in the space field towards achieving the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals. 


Interested authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research work.

Submission Guidelines 

  • Paper submissions should be in an abstract form, according to the instructions included in the author’s kit found on the conference website; 
  • The manuscript must indicate the area, primary results, and contributions; and
  • It should be in PDF format and addressed via email to the official conference mail.

In addition, a submission will be considered as evidence that, upon acceptance, the authors will prepare the final camera-ready version in time. The coordinators are inviting abstracts for the following subthemes:

Space Science

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences;
  • Space medicine, Biology, Physiology, and Psychology;
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences;
  • Microgravity, Hyper-gravity, and Zero-gravity; and
  • Planetary Discovery missions.

Space Technology

  • Satellite Design and Missions;
  • Space Devices, Sensors and Circuits;
  • Space Robots, Launcher and Transportation;
  • Human Space Flight;
  • Quantum on Space; and
  • Space new Technology.

Space Applications

  • Earth Observation;
  • Agriculture. Maritime & Climate;
  • Information and Communication;
  • Positioning and Navigation;
  • Remote Sensing and loT;
  • Geographic Information Systems; 
  • Preservation of Space and Earth; and
  • Data, modelling and Computing.

Space Regulation and Policy

  • Satellite Design and Missions; 
  • Treaties and Principles;
  • Planetary Sciences;
  • Legal Issues and Framework for Space Applications and Services;
  • Space Law, Policy and Regulations;
  • Diplomacy and International Affairs;
  • Space Curriculum and Education;
  • NewSpace Economy;
  • Data, Modelling and Computing; and
  • Society and  Culture,

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline (extended): 31 July 2023;
  • Notification of Acceptance – 31  August 2023;
  • Early Registration deadline: 15 September 2023; and
  • Conference start: 18 October 2023

Conference Chairs

Scientific Committee Chairs

  • Pr. K. Besbes, CRMN, Tunisia
  • Pr. Z. Lili Chabaane, INAT, Tunisia
  • Pr. R. Chaabouni, ENIT, Tunisia

Programme Chairs

  • Dr. S. Lahouar, CRMN, Tunisia
  • Dr. M. Mansour, A.M., Tunisia
  • Ing. T. Sahli Chahed, CNCT, Tunisia

Local Organising Committee

  • Pr. M. A. Kallala, A.N., Tunisia
  • Dr. A. Neifar, ENIS, Tunisia
  • Dr. M. Mhiri, FSM, Tunisia
  • Dr N. Lazreg, CRMN, Tunisia
  • Ing. W. Talhaoui, CNCT, Tunisia
  • Ing. T. Chebbi, DRÄXLMAIER, Tunisia
  • Dr. N. Habbachi, CRMN, Tunisia
  • MSc. N. Zalfani, FSM, Tunisia

How to Apply

Interested individuals must submit their abstracts here by 31 July 2023.

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