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 an abstract limited to 3500 words (which may contain figures, photographs, and references) online by midnight GMT February 1st, 2019.

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 starting April 1st, 2019, on the outcome of the review process.

The DEADLINE for full paper submission is SEPTEMBER 1st, 2019 (two weeks before the conference).
(This deadline will be automatically extended to September 15th if you registered by September 1, 2019.)

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


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.

Paper upload instructions

  1. Click here to Upload Your ABSTRACT
  2. Login into your account or create a new account
  3. Click on "Create new abstract"
  4. Create a "List of authors"
  5. Select a "Topic" for your abstract
  6. Create a "Title" and the "Content" of your abstract
  7. Click the "Save and Proceed" button
  8. On "Preview" you can check the details of your abstract
  9. Click the "Proceed to abstract submission" button
  10. Confirm the submission guidelines
  11. After submitting your abstract successfully, you will receive a confirmation e-mail

Note: Your speaker profile will be available when participants view your IEPC paper.