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The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) invites you to join us in Seattle for the latest research, knowledge, stimulating discussions, and exchange of ideas on space elevators at the 2014 Space Elevator Conference - August 22-24, 2014. The theme of this year's conference is “Architectures and Roadmaps” with a focus on comparing the major space elevator architectures proposed to date.  Carbon nanotube and strong material research is also a very important topic that we continue to emphasize.  We encourage participation by materials science researchers on this critical and exciting subject.


Topics for papers should fall into one of these categories.

  1. Space elevator Architectures and Roadmaps
  2. Science, engineering, and technology topics relating to space elevators
  3. Carbon nanotube and strong material research relating to space elevators
  4. Operations, maintenance, ROI, and other business topics relating to space elevators
  5. Space elevator impact on the future and public outreach to societal institutions; government, media, unions, the educational system, etc.
  6. Treaties, laws, insurability, and other legal issues and topics relating to space elevators

Submit your abstracts and papers to the Conference Management Tool (CMT) at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ISEC2014/ under the Space Elevator Conference track.


Authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts by 25-May-2014.  Abstracts must be in English, no more than 500 words, should state the purpose, result, and conclusion of the proposed paper with supporting figures where appropriate. Authors will be notified of acceptance to submit a corresponding paper no later that 30-May-2014. For all submittals, please include the title, authors and affiliations, mail address, e-mail, and phone number of the corresponding author.


Please use the ISEC Conference Papers Template for your paper.  Papers must be in English with the first full draft for review due by 02-Jul-2014.  Any feedback on draft paper reviews will be completed by 18-Jun-2014.  Final papers and presentations are due 15-Aug-2014 so that we can put them on CDs for conference attendees.  PowerPoint or PDF formats are preferred for presentations. 


We will collect all papers and presentations made and include them in the conference proceedings, to be offered for sale on digital media after the conference.  Conference attendees will receive the final proceedings on CD after the conference.  By submitting a paper and presentation to the conference, the author(s) explicitly give(s) ISEC and the Space Elevator Conference organizing committee the right to include his or her paper and presentation in these proceedings.

2014 call for papers timeline