The submitted abstract shall:

  • have between 500 and 700 words (excluding authors and affiliations and without illustration or references)
  • have a maximum of two pictures
  • include a maximum of 6 references
  • include the contact details of the author

The template for the abstract can be downloaded here. Please do not modify the given template. Abstracts should be submitted in English language via the online submission system in MS Word 97-2003 (.doc) format. The submissions are opened. Upon submitting the abstract, authors will be asked to choose between oral or poster presentation. The Symposium topic(s) shall also be mentioned.


The Symposium is welcoming the following topics:

  • Novel Scientific Instruments/Sensors on CubeSats
  • Propulsion Subsystems
  • Attitude Determination and Control Subsystems
  • Telecommunications, Ground Stations and Ground Station Networks
  • Orbital Dynamics (e.g. de-orbiting and debris mitigation)
  • CubeSat Constellations
  • Scientific Missions
  • Technology Demonstration on CubeSats (e.g. formation flying, intersatellite link, sails, tethers, etc)
  • Space Exploration Missions with CubeSat (i.e. beyond Earth orbit)
  • Launchers and Deployers for CubeSats
  • Future Technologies on CubeSats
  • CubeSat Flight Experience and Lessons Learned

Only abstracts of active participants will be printed in the Symposium booklet. Abstracts must be submitted before June 25th 2018.

Selection Process

All abstracts submitted to the conference will go through a peer-review process carried out by the conference Scientific Committee. The highest-scoring abstracts will be selected for oral talks. The remaining abstracts will be selected for presentation in the poster sessions. The conference Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject low quality abstracts, as well as those not pertinent to the themes of the Symposium. Abstract acceptance will be notified via email to all authors before July 30th 2018.


Oral Presentation

The available speech time is 15 mins (including questions). Speakers will not be allowed to use their own computer during their talk, but must transfer their presentation in PDF or PPT PowerPoint to the Symposium Secretary Davide Masutti (masutti (at) by email or by USB flash drive, a day before the presentation. The slides of all presentations will be made available after the Symposium upon authors’ clearance.


Poster Presentation (only 20 places are available)

The suggested poster format is A1 vertical layout, (H:841mm, W:594mm).

  • Make sure to maintain paragraph clarity by using a font size which can be read at some distance.
  • It is recommended that all text be limited to 1/5th of the poster.
  • Contact details of the authors must be present.
  • The accepted participants shall bring their own posters to the Symposium; no printer will be available at the venue.

Important Dates & Deadlines

16th Apr. 2018

Opening of online registration system and abstract submission system

15th Jul. 2018

Deadline for abstract submission

31st Jul. 2018

Letter of abstract acceptance

15th Oct. 2018

Deadline for early bird registration

26th Nov. 2018 now on 19th Nov. 2018 

Closing of the online registration

5th - 7th Dec. 2018  

10th European CubeSat Symposium