II IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop (IAA-LACW 2016)


February 28 to March 2, 2016


Ingleses Beach, Florianopolis, BRAZIL

Co-hosted with LASCAS 2016 and Iberchip 2016

Following up its successful 2014 edition held in Brasilia, the 2nd IAA-LACW will keep the focus on topics related to CubeSat technology, providing a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss their achievements and cutting edge findings. Considering the increasing interest in CubeSat activities, and the recent successful Cubesat missions in Latin America, IAA, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and University of Brasilia (UnB) are organizing in 2016 a workshop where participants from industry and academia will have the opportunity to share their professional knowledge, enlarging their networks in the subject. Some of the most outstanding professionals in CubeSat missions and applications will attend the workshop giving special talks and lectures.

The city of Florianopolis, a.k.a. the magic island, is located mainly on the island of Santa Catarina. Florianopolis has also a continental part and surrounding small islands. With a population of around 500,000 people, the city is known for having a very high quality of life. The island is a delicious slice of paradise with over 520 km2 (200 sq mi) of green hills, blue lagoons and 42 white sand beaches. The fishing boats, the lace makers, the folklore, the cuisine and the colonial architecture contribute to tourism. The economy of Florianopolis is heavily based on information technology, tourism and services.

Florianopolis is a home to the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), one of the largest in Brazil, with over 34,500 students. During the symposium, the temperature is expected to be in the range between 22 °C and 30 °C (71.6 °F and 86 °F).


CubeSat co-inventor

Morehead Univ., USA


CubeSat co-inventor

Cal Poly, USA


UniSat Leader

GAUSS Srl President, Italy

Fernando Aguado


University of Vigo, Spain


Biomedical Engineering

PUCRS, Brazil

Imperial College, UK


CubeSat Japan

University of Tokyo, Japan


Radiation Effects in Cubesats

UFRGS, Brazil


Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics

Moscow, Russia

Important Dates


February 28-March 2, 2016

Tutorial proposal

October 31, 2015

Extended abstract submission

October 1st, 2015 October 31, 2015

Full paper submission deadline

January 10, 2016 January 18, 2016

Acceptance notification

October 30, 2015 November 20, 2015

Camera ready

December 21, 2015 January 31, 2016

Call for Papers

The workshop will cover technical novelties and tutorial overviews on Cubesat related topics including but not limited to:

- CubeSat innovative missions and applications
- Space environment
- Remote sensing and Earth observation
- Innovative solutions for university satellite subsystems
- Launch opportunities
- Space debris
- University platform for biomedical research in space
- Ground segment and stations network
- New perspectives for university satellites
- CubeSats future payloads and experiments
- Micro-propulsion subsystems
- CubeSat in-orbit experience

Authors are invited to submit an one page extended abstract (max 400 words), in English, by October 1st, 2015.

The deadline for the complete manuscript submission is by January 10th, 2016 January 18th, 2016.

Manuscripts will be accepted based on the quality of the extended abstract, the originality of the work and/or ideas, and the anticipated interest in the proposed subject. Submissions that are based on experimental results or current data, or reports on ongoing missions, are especially encouraged.

Available templates:
- Extended abstract [ IAA-BR-16-AbstractTemplate.docx ]
- Complete manuscript [ IAA-BR-16-ManuscriptTemplate.docx ] (for all accepted papers, including oral and poster presentations!)
You are recommended to use the Elsevier article class elsarticle.cls (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/elsarticle) to prepare your manuscript and BibTeX (http://www.bibtex.org) to generate your bibliography. For detailed submission instructions, templates and other information on LaTeX, see https://www.elsevier.com/latex.
- Poster [ PosterTemplate-91CMx122CM.pptx ]

Please, follow the Easy Chair link next (click on the Easy Chair logo) for your complete manuscript submission:

The CFP leaflet is available for download: IAA - LACW'2016 CFP

The workshop's working language is English.

Presentation guidelines

- Each presenter will have up to 15 minutes to present their work, and to answer questions from the audience. It means around 10 to 12 minutes for presenting the work, and the remaining couple of minutes for discussion with the audience.
- Presentation of IAA-LACW papers must be in English.
- Projector, microphone and computer will be available in the room.
- Please bring your presentation on USB flash drive, as we cannot guarantee software compatibility, you are kindly requested to bring your presentation in your desired format but also please in PDF format.
- Files can be uploaded to the local computer in the lecture room during the breaks between the sessions.

Call for Tutorials

The IAA-LACW 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day tutorials to be conducted on February 28, 2016, the first day of IAA-LACW 2016, held at Florianópolis, Brazil.

Tutorials are an integral function of IAA-LACW where instructors have the opportunity to share their expertise on a specific field/research with fellow researchers and those who wish to discover said field/research. We are soliciting proposals for topics of academic and industrial/application(s) interests. These topics may be established or it may be emerging – and with profound and/or new insights thereto, that is best articulated by means of an oral presentation. Most importantly, tutorials should be interesting with lively interaction with the attendees.

Proposals, prepared in an one-column PDF file, should include the following:
- Title of the tutorial
- Area of the tutorial (please, follow this link)
- 300 Word abstract (for inclusion in registration materials)
- Keywords
- Instructor(s) and their credentials (2-page CV for each instructor)
- Previous offerings of tutorials, if any
- Learning objectives
- Target audience and prerequisite knowledge of audience
- Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)

Important Dates:

Tutorial proposals due: October 31, 2015
Notification of acceptance: December 5, 2015
Complete Set of Tutorial Slides: December 21, 2015

Please submit proposals by email to tutorial AT eel.ufsc.br by October 24, 2015 (deadline).
Please see LACW'2016 CFT.

Workshop Schedule

Please click on the image below for the preliminary program, where the collocated conferences LASCAS 2016 and Iberchip 2016 are also shown:

The detailed program is available HERE.

The detailed program with the abstracts is available HERE.


The workshop proceedings will be published in the "IAA Proceedings Series" book, and the best papers will be invited to re-submit an extended version to a special issue of the "Acta Astronautica Journal" [Impact Factor: 1.122; SNIP: 1.706; SJR: 0.903].

Pricing & Registration

For registration fee receipts, please send an e-mail message to Erica: eventos AT finatec.org.br. In the subject field, please use "Nota Fiscal - IAA-LACW - your name". In the e-mail message, please provide all the information you need to be printed, including your name and your CPF (in case you have a CPF).

The Registration must be accomplished with payment of the corresponding registration fee.

The online registration option is closed. Attendees can now register on-site, when the workshop starts, at Oceania Convention Center, from February 28th 13:00:


Early Registration - outside Brazil, payment in US$
(by December 10th, 2015)

Students US$100.00
Accompanying person US$100.00


Registration - outside Brazil, payment in US$
(after December 10th, 2015)

Students US$200.00
Accompanying person US$200.00


Early Registration - inside Brazil, payment in R$
(by December 10th, 2015)

Students R$350.00
Accompanying person R$350.00


Registration - inside Brazil, payment in R$
(after December 10th, 2015)

Students R$700,00
Accompanying person R$700,00

Organizing Committee

General chairs

Chantal Cappelletti, PhD, Universidade de Brasilia, IAA CM.
Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, PhD, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Program chair

Kleber Paiva, Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Publication chair

Lucas Travassos, Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Tutorial chair

Anderson Spengler, Dr., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Poster session chair

Marcos V. T. Heckler, Dr., Universidade Federal do Pampa.

Scientific Committee

Anna Guerman, Universidade Beira Interior, Portugal

Benjamin K. Malphrus, Morehead State University, USA

Carlos A. Gurgel Veras, AEB, Brazil

Chantal Cappelletti, UnB, Brazil

Cristiano Fiorilo de Melo, UFMG, Brazil

Ediz Cetin, UNSW, Australia

Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, UFSC, Brazil

Fernando Aguado Agelet, Universidad de Vigo, Spain

Filippo Graziani, IAA/GAUSS, Italy

Geilson Loureiro, INPE, Brazil

Jean Michel Contant, IAA, France

Jordi Puig-Suari, Cal Poly, USA

Jose Lipovetzky, CNEA, Argentina

Kleber Vieira de Paiva, UFSC, Brazil

Luigi Dilillo, Universite Montpellier, France

Luis Zea, University of Colorado, Guatemala

Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russia

Oliver Diessel, UNSW, Australia

Rainer Sandau, DLR, Germany

Renato Alves Borges, UnB, Brazil

Robert J. Twiggs, Morehead State University, USA

Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo, Japan

Simone Battistini, UnB, Brazil

Thais Russomano, PUCRS, Brazil

Vladimir Andreev, Kosmotras, Russia

Vladislav Solovey, Kosmotras/GAUSS, Russia

Steering Committee

Chantal Cappelletti

Eduardo Augusto Bezerra

Location and Venue

Ingleses Beach, Florianopolis, Brazil.


The conference will take place at the Oceania Park Hotel complex.

Address: Rua dos Mariscos, 550, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil

+55 48 3261-3400

As the number of available rooms at reduced prices is limited, please book your room as soon as possible by sending the room type and check in/check out dates to reservas@oceaniaparkhotel.com.br, with a copy to norien@oceaniaparkhotel.com.br. In the email message, please use the following subject: IAA-LACW2016.

Please, follow this link for the Oceania's special rates.


Price list for transfer and other hotel options.

On-line form for booking a transfer or/and a hotel room.

Social Activities

Besides the technical program, a very entertaining social program is planned. Special tours to tourist attractions will be available to the Workshop attendees and their guests.

Getting there





Ingleses Beach

Florianopolis neighbourhood with a great offer of hotels and restaurants.