3 to 6 August 2020


INPE, São José dos Campos, BRAZIL


Following up its successful editions, the 4th International Academy of Astronautics Latin American Cubesat Workshop (IAA-LACW) will keep the focus on topics related to CubeSat technology, providing a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss their achievements and cutting edge findings. Considering the increasing interest in CubeSat activities, and the recent successful Cubesat missions in Latin America, the International Academy of Astronautics is organizing in 2020 a workshop where participants from industry and academia will have the opportunity to share their professional knowledge, enlarging their networks in the subject. Some of the most outstanding professionals in CubeSat missions and applications will attend the workshop giving special talks and lectures.

This edition, exceptionally, the workshop will be held virtually. Both the public and the presenters will participate via videoconference. The event will be coordinated by INPE with the collaboration of UFSC, and several measures are being taken to offer a great experience for everyone. The registration fees have been reduced significantly, since the costs will also be significantly lower than in previous editions. Some deadlines were also changed in order to better adapt to this year's workshop format. As soon as possible, the participants will receive instructions on how to use the videoconference tool.

The National Space Research Institute (INPE), which is the main space research institute in the Southern Hemisphere, and the most important institution in Earth System. It is a civilian centre for space activities aiming scientific research, technological applications and qualifying personnel in the fields of space and atmospheric sciences, space engineering, and space technology. INPE is located in São José dos Campos, which is a city 80 km (50 mi) away from São Paulo and 320 km (200 mi) from Rio de Janeiro. It is the home of the major aerospace industry in Latin America.


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Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russia

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Fernando Aguado


University of Vigo, Spain

Important Dates


3-6 August 2020

Tutorial proposal

13 January 2020 19 January 2020

Extended abstract submission

13 January 2020 19 January 2020

Full paper submission deadline

17 February 2020 08 March 2020

Acceptance notification

30 March 2020

15 May 2020

Camera ready

1st July 2020

Call for Papers

The workshop will cover technical novelties and tutorial overviews on small satellites related topics including but not limited to:
- CubeSat innovative missions and applications
- Space environment
- Remote sensing and Earth observation
- Innovative solutions for university satellite subsystems
- Launch opportunities
- Space debris
- University platform for biomedical research in space
- Ground segment and stations network
- New perspectives for university satellites
- CubeSats future payloads and experiments
- Micro-propulsion subsystems
- CubeSat in-orbit experience
- Technical novelties on PocketQubeSat, BallonSat, TubeSat, CanSat and other standards

Authors are invited to submit a one-page extended abstract (max 400 words), in English, by 13 January 2020 19 January 2020

Manuscripts will be accepted based on the quality of the extended abstract, the originality of the work and/or ideas, and the anticipated interest in the proposed subject. Submissions that are based on experimental results, current data, or reports on ongoing missions are especially encouraged. During the reviewing process, the works will be selected for presentation in oral or poster sessions, according to their relevance.

All papers must be submitted online thtough https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaalacw2020. It is recommended to proof read the paper before submission.

The deadline for the complete manuscript submission is by 8 March 2020.

The complete manuscript must be written in English, and must contain the paper title, the author names, their corresponding affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses. The paper shall be prepared using the following format:

- Paper: standard A4 paper (21.0 × 29.7 cm), one column format
- Page limit: 10 pages.
- Margins: 2.54 cm (all sides)
- Title: 12 pt bold, Arial, centered, all capital letters
- Author names: 12 pt bold, Arial, centered
- Affiliation: 12 pt italic, Arial, centered
- Abstract body: 12 pt, Arial, justified with single line spacing
- Equations, figures, literature may be included with references in the body text
- Paper body: 12 pt, Arial, justified with single line spacing
- Page numbers must not be added to the manuscript

Please note that the presenting author of each accepted paper has to register to the whorkshop.

Available templates:

Extended abstract
13 January 2020 19 January 2020
Full manuscript - deadline: 8 March 2020
(for all accepted papers, including oral and poster presentations!)
Please, submit your 400 words abstract using easychair's on-line form. MS-Word [docx file]
LaTeX - overleaf [see driver.tex]
Manuscript - PDF [PDF file generated by overleaf]

Poster presentations
Poster Session papers will be allotted 10 pages in the proceedings, and 5 minutes for the oral presentation. There are no templates for the oral presentations. The Poster Session Chair will provide further details.

Please, follow the Easy Chair link next to submit your paper (click on the Easy Chair logo):

Easychair will accept paper submissions only in the PDF format.

The workshop's working language is English.

Presentation guidelines

- Each full paper presenter will have up to 15 minutes to present their work, and to answer questions from the audience. It means around 10 to 12 minutes for presenting the work, and the remaining couple of minutes for discussion with the audience.
- For the Poster Session papers there will be 5 minutes for the oral presentation. The Poster Session chair will provide further instructions regarding the time left for discussion with the audience.
- Presentation of IAA-LACW papers must be in English.
- All presentations will be held live. Pre-recorded videos will be accepted only in situations where the authors do not have a suitable Internet connection.
- The respective Session Chair will be in touch with the presenters in order to provide further instructions.

The call for papers full version is avaliable at: https://easychair.org/cfp/iaa-lacw-2020

Call for Tutorials

The IAA-LACW 2020 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day tutorials to be conducted on August 2, 2020, the first day of IAA-LACW 2020, held at INPE, Brazil.

Tutorials are an integral function of IAA-LACW where instructors have the opportunity to share their expertise on a specific field/research with fellow researchers and those who wish to discover said field/research. We are soliciting proposals for topics of academic and industrial/application(s) interests. These topics may be established or it may be emerging – and with profound and/or new insights thereto, that is best articulated by means of an oral presentation. Most importantly, tutorials should be interesting with lively interaction with the attendees.

Proposals, prepared in a one-column PDF file, should include the following:
- Title of the tutorial
- Area of the tutorial (please, follow this link for the workshop's topics of interest)
- 300 Word abstract (for inclusion in registration materials)
- Keywords
- Instructor(s) and their credentials (2-page CV for each instructor)
- Previous offerings of tutorials, if any
- Learning objectives
- Target audience and prerequisite knowledge of audience
- Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)

Important Dates:

Tutorial proposals due: 13 January 2020 19 January 2020
Notification of acceptance: 17 February 2020
Complete Set of Tutorial Slides: 02 May 2020

Please submit proposals by e-mail to tutorial AT eel.ufsc.br by 19 January 2020 (deadline).
Please see LACW'2020 CFT.

Workshop Schedule

Preliminary Program


The workshop proceedings will be published in the "IAA Proceedings Series" book

Pricing & Registration

The registration must be accomplished with payment of the corresponding registration fee. All prices are shown in Brazilian Real (BRL). Please, use the following table as a reference for the exchange rate of your preferred currency:


For registration and payment please use the following links:

Organizing Committee

General chairs

Antonio F. B. A. Prado, PhD, INPE, IAA Member
Chantal Cappelletti, PhD, University of Nottingham, IAA Member
Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, PhD, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Jean-Michel Contant, Dr., IAA secretary

Program chair

Laio Oriel Seman, Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)


Cezar Rigo, Chair, UFSC
Andre Martins Pio de Mattos, UFSC
Yan Castro de Azeredo, UFSC

Local arrangements

Walter Abrahão Dos Santos, Dr., INPE
Jhonathan Murcia, Dr., INPE

Scientific Committee

Ana Maria Ambrósio, INPE, Brazil

Anna Guerman, Universidade Beira Interior, Portugal

Chantal Cappelletti, University of Nottingham, UK

Eber Huanca Cayo, Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Peru

Ediz Cetin, Macquarie University, Australia

Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Eugenio Urrutia, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), Mexico

Fernando Aguado Agelet, Universidad de Vigo, Spain

Filippo Graziani, IAA/GAUSS, Italy

Geilson Loureiro, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

Jenny Carolina Robledo Asencio, INPE, Brazil

José Marcelo Lima Duarte, INPE, Brazil

Kleber Pinheiro Naccarato, INPE, Brazil

Leonardo Kessler Slongo, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Livio Gratton, Colomb Institute (CONAE­-UNSAM), Argentina

Luigi Dilillo, CNRS / LIRMM, France

Luis Zea, University of Colorado, USA

Maria Cecilia P. Faria, UFMG, Brazil

Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russia

Otavio Santos Cupertino Durão, CRON, Brazil

Paulo Ricardo Cechelero Villa, Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS), Brazil

Renato Alves Borges, Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), Brazil

Riccardo Bevilacqua, University of Florida, USA

Ronald Buss De Souza, INPE, Brazil

Ronnie Nader, Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA), Ecuador

Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo, Japan

Simone Battistini, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Walter Abrahão Dos Santos, INPE, Brazil

Yu Xiaozhou, Dalian University of Technology, China

Steering Committee

Chantal Cappelletti

Eduardo Augusto Bezerra


INPE, São José dos Campos, BRAZIL

Contact: contact@iaalacw.org

Last change 23:33 24 July 2020 by Eduardo Bezerra.