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31/05/24: Review in progress!

With over 150 submissions received, we have now commenced a double-blind review process. Authors should expect a notification by 1 July 2024. Thank you for your patience and to our wonderful scientific committee for the commitment!

13/05/24: Deadlines extended!

The deadlines for both paper and travel grant submission have been extended from May 19th to May 27th!

09/04/24: Five keynote speakers bridging AI and space!

We are honored to announce that Jürgen Schmidhuber will join us as a remote keynote speaker at SPAICE to share his vision for the future of the nascent field of AI and space!

With that, we have five confirmed keynote speakers now:

  • Angela Schoellig (TUM)
  • Ioana Ciucă (Australian National University)
  • Jürgen Schmidhuber (IDSIA / KAUST)
  • Katja Hofmann (Microsoft Research)
  • Ryan S. McClelland (NASA)

03/04/24: Funding opportunity for students to participate in SPAICE (BSc, MSc, PhD)!

We are very thankful to our colleagues at the ESA Space Academy for sponsoring up to 3 students to attend SPAICE in the frame of the ESA Academy Conference Student Sponsorship programme. If selected, the ESA Space Academy will cover the registration fee and up to 570€ in travel & accomodation costs. You can apply for sponsorship in the grant section of our webpage!

29/03/24: Two special issues on AI and space announced as part of SPAICE!

We are incredibly excited to announce two special issues on AI and space of the journals IAA Acta Astronautica and Springer Astrodynamics as part of SPAICE! The best papers of the conference will be invited to submit an extended paper (after the conference) to be included in one of the two issues. You can indicate whether you are interested in being considered for an extended paper during conference paper submission. For more information, see our updated call for papers.

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18/03/24: First keynotes announced!

We are excited to announce the first four keynote speakers of SPAICE! In September, Ryan S. McClelland (NASA), Katja Hofmann (Microsoft Research Cambridge), Angela Schoellig (TUM), and Ioana Ciucă (Australian National University) will join us on stage to share their vision on AI and their latest research.

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23/01/24: Call for papers open!

Banner for call for papers of SPAICE 2024. SPAICE is a conference on Artificial Intelligence in and for Space organised by the European Space Agency. The conference bridges all AI techniques and space application domains, from Earth observation and Astronomy to Material Science and Robotics. Submission deadline is the 19th May 2024, and the conference will happen in September 2024 at ECSAT in the UK.

We are happy to open the call for papers of the first edition of SPAICE: the conference on “Artificial Intelligence in and for Space” organised by the European Space Agency. With the aim to bring together researchers and practitioners across disciplines and application domains, we invite everyone who is excited about the future of artificial intelligence in space to join us in this endeavour.