H-SPACE 2016

2nd International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space
(H-SPACE 2016)
February 25-26, 2016, Budapest, Hungary

The final program is available here.

The conference proceedings is available here.

Welcome

The Federated Innovation and Knowledge Centre (EIT), within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) – in cooperation with the Hungarian Astronautical Society – organizes an international conference on space research under the name H-SPACE 2016. Following the success of H-SPACE 2015, this becomes the 2nd International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space.

The topic of this year’s conference is “Roles of small satellites in space research and smart services”. The topic covers applications and services from Earth Observation to future Smart City solutions. The agenda of the conference addresses scientific, technological and educational issues of space research and space activities. The conference is open for both local and international professionals and provides an opportunity to showcase Hungarian scientific, technological, educational and outreach activities, related to space. The conference will have three main sections: Education (Hungarian only), followed by Science and Technology (in English).

The accepted papers will be published electronically and in print. The best lectures will receive the option of publishing in a journal, thus the conference contributes to the scientific progress of the researchers as a publication opportunity.

Keynote speakers

Franco Ongaro, Director of Technical and Quality Management (D/TEC), and Head of ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Tibor Balint, Royal College of Art, London
Richard Jones, Flow Chemistry Society
Rainer Sandau, International Academy of Astronautics

Registration

There is no registration fee for the conference, but the number of registered participants are limited to 120 participants.
Online registration is closed. If you haven't registered, please visit our onsite registration desk.

The list of online registered participants is available here

Final program

The conference will have three sections:
February 25, 13.30-17.00: Opening, Keynote lecture, Session of Science and Technology (Part 1), English
February 25, 17.00-18.30: Session of Education and Outreach, Hungarian
February 26, 9.30-13.00: Session of Science and Technology (Part 2), English

The final program is available here.

Venue

The H-SPACE 2016 conference will take place at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Building I, ground floor, room I.B.026
Magyar tudósok krt. 2, H-1117 Budapest

How can you find the venue?
The H-SPACE2016 will take place in building I (where I stands for Informatics).
The nearest public transport stop to the university is "Petőfi híd, budai hídfő" at the Petőfi bridge, where the major tram lines Nr. 4 and 6 stop (and several bus lines). From the tram stop, take the underpass and turn left (south), then head along the foot-path going parallel to the river Danube. On the first corner turn to the right, and start to go around on that semicircle street (Magyar tudósok körútja).
The university is a 10 minutes walk from the nearest metro station, which allows direct access to the train stations and bus stations in less than 15 minutes, and the Budapest Airport is only 60 minutes by public transport.

Map of university
 

Post conference workshop

After the conference, the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) organizes its first European Space Generation Workshop (E-SGW), which will be held on February 26-27 in Budapest. The E-SGW is a two-day regional workshop for students and young professionals, between the ages of 18 and 35, primarily from the European region. The theme of the E-SGW is: „Approaches to promoting European regional collaboration in the space sector – the next generation perspective”. Delegates will discuss the most relevant and up-and-coming space topics in the European region. The participants will work in three Working Groups during the workshop and make recommendations, helping to shape and providing insight into the future of the European space sector. The workshop will start on Friday afternoon.

Detaild information about the workshop: http://spacegeneration.org/e-sgw

The workshop has  a separate registration system. Normal registration for the workshop is availbale until February 15.

Organizing Committee

Chair: Dr. Kálmán Kovács, Federated Innovation and Knowledge Centre
Co-chair: Dr. László Bacsárdi, Hungarian Astronautical Society
Prof. József Ádám, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dr. Tibor Bálint, Royal College of Art, London
Prof. László Pap, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Prof. Gábor Stépán, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dr. Fruzsina Tari, Ministry of National Development – Hungarian Space Office

Important dates

  • Submission deadline for abstracts: December 20, 2015 extended: January 6, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: January 10, 2016 (starting from January 15, 2016)
  • Camera-ready submission of revised abstracts: January 30, 2016
  • Conference in Budapest: February 25-26, 2016
  • Post conference workshop (E-SGW 2016):  February 26-27, 2016

Contacts:

Kálmán Kovács – kovacsk@mail.bme.hu
László Bacsárdi – bacsardi@mant.hu