Call for Papers

The International Electric Propulsion Conference is an international forum. International participation is welcomed and recognized as being critical to healthy discussions about the present state and future direction of the worldwide electric propulsion community.


Registration and Submission Deadlines 


Authors wishing to present a paper on the topics listed below should submit a 2-page abstract (which may contain figures, photographs, and references) on-line by midnight GMT December 23, 2016

Abstracts should represent new results that have not been previously presented in other forums. Abstracts will be reviewed by the IEPC Technical Committee. 

Authors will be notified on January 23, 2017, on the outcome of the review process.

The DEADLINE for paper submission is SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 (two weeks before the conference). (This deadline will be automatically extended to October 8 if you registered by September 22, 2017.)  

If you have not submitted your paper nor registered by the deadline, your paper will be removed from the technical program.


Areas of Electric Propulsion for Paper Submission:

  • Commercial Propulsion Needs

  • Industrial-Scale Production of Flight Systems

  • Global Strategic Investments and Long-Term Planning

  • Hall Thrusters

  • Ion Thrusters

  • Field Emission and Colloid Thrusters

  • MPD Thrusters

  • Pulsed Plasma Thrusters

  • Resistojets/Arcjets

  • Innovative or Advanced Electric Propulsion Concepts

  • Cathodes, Gimbals, and Other Component and Materials Technologies

  • Propellant Storage and Feed Systems

  • Present and Future Power and Power Processing Developments

  • Other electrothermal, electromagnetic or electrostatic thruster concepts

Submission of papers regarding the use of electric propulsion in the context of novel mission designs is particularly welcome (e.g., all-electric spacecraft, SmallSat applications, and deep-space flight missions).


Topics of Interest for Areas of Electric Propulsion for Paper Submission:

  • Physics and Fundamental Studies

  • Analytical Modeling

  • Numerical Simulations and Validation Against Experimental and/or Flight Test Data

  • Laboratory and Flight Testing

  • Diagnostics

  • Lifetime Characterization and Reliability

  • Mission Analysis

  • Systems Analysis

  • Development

  • Flight Experience

Topics of interest include all of the above but are not limited to the items listed.