H-SPACE 2018

Space research for society on every scale"

4th International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space
(H-SPACE 2018)
February 15-16, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

Online registration has been closed. Onsite registration will be available from 13:15 on Thursday.
Final program is available.


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 of H-SPACE 2018. Following the success of previous conferences, this becomes the 4th International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space.

The topic of this year’s conference is “Space research for society on every scale”. The agenda of the conference addresses scientific, technological and educational aspects of space research and space activities. The conference is open to both international and local professionals. It also provides an opportunity to showcase Hungarian scientific, technological, educational and outreach activities, related to space. The conference consists of three main sections, related to Science, and Technology (in English), followed by Education and Outreach (in Hungarian only).

We accept abstracts for oral and poster presentations. All accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts. Authors will be asked to submit a full paper which will be reviewed and published in the official conference proceedings after the conference. We have a no show - no paper policy which means only those papers will be published in the conference proceedings whose authors participated the conference and hold their presentation (either oral or poster). The authors of the best lectures will be given an option to publish their papers in peer-reviewed journals.


Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we can offer the participation for free-of charge for our authors.

Online registration was open until February 12 (Monday).
After that deadline, we will offer onsite registration only.

The list of the registered participants is available here.


The final program is available here (as of February 8, 2018)


Printed conference proceedings (containing the abstracts) was distributed among the participants. It is available electronically here.
Proceedings of selected papers will be published electronically on this website around May-June.


The H-SPACE 2018 conference will take place at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.
Building I, ground floor, room I.B.026
Magyar tudósok krt. 2, H-1117 Budapest

How can you find the venue?
The H-SPACE2018 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).
There is an other public transport stop nearby, named "Infopark" of tram line 1.
The university is 15 minutes walk from the nearest metro station (metro line M4), 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


Abstract submission deadline: Closed (Extended: Nov 15, 2017 Oct 20, 2017)
Notification of acceptance: Notifications are sent Dec 15, 2017 Nov 20, 2017
Camera-ready submission of full paper: Jan 30, 2018
Conference: Feb 15-16, 2018 (Budapest, Hungary)

The Call for Papers is availabe here in PDF.


- Abstracts must be written in English
- Abstract length should not exceed 400 words
- Abstract has to be submitted in PDF format, using our template
- Template is available here in Microsoft Office format. The template has two pages, the first one is the template itself, the second one is a sample (which should be deleted before submission)

- Abstracts cannot contain tables or drawings
- Abstracts shall specify the main author and co-authors names and affiliations, and specify the corresponding author e-mail

Abstract Submission

- Abstracts has to be submitted through the EasyChair submission system.
- When submitting, Easychair asks to put your abstract in a textfield at the submission form. Please provide the text of your abstract in the requested textfield and upload your abstract as a PDF file.
- Direct link for submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hspace2018

Full paper submission

- Full papers has to be submitted through the EasyChair submission system.
- Full papers will be reviewed by our international program committee. Based on the review process of the full papers, full ready papers will be included (as conference papers) in the online conference proceedings which will be published a few months after the conference.
- Template is available here as Microsoft Office document.
- Selected full papers will be invited for journal publications as well.


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
Ferenc Horvai, Ministry of National Development – Hungarian Space Office
Prof. János Lichtenberger, Eötvös Loránd University
Dr. Lóránt Földváry, University of Óbuda
Prof. László Pap, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Prof. Gábor Stépán, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dr. Szabolcs Rózsa, Budapest University of Technology and Economics


H-SPACE 2017, February 9-10, 2017, http://space.bme.hu/hspace2017
H-SPACE 2016, February 25-26, 2016, http://space.bme.hu/hspace2016
H-SPACE 2015, February 13, 2015


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