Call for Papers – 5th Global Moon Village Workshop & Symposium

Deadline: June 21

The International Program Committee of the 5th Global Moon Village Workshop & Symposium is pleased to invite all interested authors to participate in its two-parts conference dedicated to the sustainable development of the Moon Village.

The first part of the program focuses on the foundational steps necessary to the establishment of the Moon Village over the next two decades. For this part, we invite multi-disciplinary contributions on building blocks for the future development of the Moon as a circular ecosystem, a sustainable environment based on the integration of capabilities and infrastructures and aiming to generate zero waste from its activities. These building blocks may include, but are not limited to, power generation and distribution systems, in-situ resources utilisation, self-sustaining life support systems, and reusable transport. Contributions on manufacturing, recycling or valorisation technologies, protocols and techniques for energy and materials storage and conversion, waste management and interoperability standards are also encouraged.

The second part of the program aims to bring together ideas from a wide range of disciplines and establish groundwork for future collaborative studies. For this second part, we invite contributions introducing original ideas, preferably from young generation authors, regarding the medium and long-term development of the Moon Village. We welcome proposals covering a range of topics including, but not limited to, engineering disciplines, scientific experiments, sustainability, popular culture, and political/social sciences. Speakers are encouraged to expand their proposals to include feasibility assessments, possible risks and mitigations, challenges and benefits for human societies on the moon within the next few generations.

Instructions

Interested authors are encouraged to submit an abstract of maximum 400 words no later than June 21.

Selected authors will be notified in August and invited to develop a short reflection paper of maximum 5000 words by the end of October. Authors will be further asked to prepare an oral presentation that can be either delivered live or pre-recorded depending on the modalities of the Symposium and relevant travel restrictions.

All papers and presentations will be publicly accessible in an on-line repository. After the conference, selected authors may be invited to develop a longer version of their article to be published in an edited volume of the conference proceedings.

Abstract Submission
Abstracts are summited by filling the form below.

In case you are unable to use the form, you may send your abstract to mva-aso@cseo.org.

IPC Committee

Co-Chairs:
Antonino Salmeri, Italy – Doctoral Researcher in Space Law, University of Luxembourg
Dr. Georgios Nicolaou, Cyprus – Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA

IPC members:
Paolo Pino, Italy – Doctoral Researcher, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Dr. Mazhar Kusbeci, Cyprus – Mentor within the Romanian Space Initiative (ROSPIN)
Andreea Florea, Romania – Coordinator at Romanian Space Initiative (ROSPIN)
Nuria Ali, Kenya – Geologist, Directorate of Geological Surveys

Structure

Two sessions of two half-days – Hybrid mode – Multidisciplinary approach
Two overarching topics for the two half-days

Topic 1: Lunar present – building blocks for developing a circular lunar ecosystem
Topic 2: Lunar future – ideas and proposals for the future human society on the Moon

Schedule

  • Call for papers: May 21
  • Deadline for abstract submissions: June 21
  • Selection and notify authors: by September 1
  • Deadline to confirm participation for authors: September 22
  • Deadline for paper submission: October 22
  • Deadline for video submission: November 6
  • Conference: December 6 – 8