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.

Please find the tentative technical programme here

Registration and Submission Deadlines 

Authors wishing to present a paper on the topics listed below should submit an abstract limited to max. 3500 characters (including spaces) online by midnight GMT February 14th, 2019.


  • Abstracts may include up to 5 images or tables. Each image/table inserted into the abstract accounts for 250 characters.
  • Abstracts may include up to 10 references each accounts for 20 characters.
  • You can upload images in JPG or PNG format. The max. size of an image is max. 2,5 MB.

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 8th, 2019 (April 1st, 2019), on the outcome of the review process.

Due to the extension of deadline for abstract submissions (US Govt Shutdown), we ask your understanding that the final answer regarding abstract status has been pushed to April 8th, 2019, which is also the registration start for the conference.

The DEADLINE for full paper submission is online by midnight GMT 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.