Call for Papers


The 35th ISTS will be held under the main theme “More Mobile Together:Ride on Our Fantastic Vehicle to New Space Frontiers”. Accordingly, the 35th ISTS Organizing Committee and the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS) warmly invite participation by all individuals interested in space-related activities, from Japan, Asia, and around the world. We are also very glad to hold the 14th Nano-Satellite Symposium (NSAT) jointly with ISTS. Please join us in Tokushima for a memorable event!

The symposium will be held in-person at the venue in Tokushima (no online presentation)


Tokushima Prefecture, located on the eastern side of the island of Shikoku, is connected to mainland Japan by the Akashi-Kaikyo and Naruto Bridges, and can be reached from Osaka in two and a half hours by highway bus. It is home to the world-famous Awa Odori Dance Festival and is bountiful in beautiful natural scenery.

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The symposium will address various fields of space-related technology and science. It will include Special Programs, Organized Sessions, 19 Technical Sessions of contributed papers, the Student Session and so on.

Registration Fee

Early Registration60,000 yen
On-site Registration75,000 yen
Early Student (ID Required)15,000 yen
On-site Student (ID Required)25,000 yen
Accompanying Person10,000 yen
Commendation & Closing Ceremony5,000 yen

Pre-registration will be available online. Instructions and further information for online and on-site registration will be given in the final announcement. Fees for regular and student participants include access to On-site Digital Medium, a data base of all papers presented at the symposium. Participants who are not pre-registered will not be able to give a presentation. Please be aware that only regular and student participants will be allowed to present a technical paper at the symposium. Accompanying persons cannot attend the technical sessions.

Paper Distribution

All papers presented at the 35th ISTS will be made available on a paper download website for the convenience of regular and student participants. They will also be opened to the public after the symposium, through the ISTS Web Paper Archives Site.

Journal Publication

After the symposium, authors can submit their papers to the Journal of Evolving Space Activities (JESA), or to any other journal. If the authors wish to submit their papers to JESA, they must declare their intention to do so at submission of the papers to this symposium. The editorial committee will review the papers submitted to JESA. (

Scholarship Program

The 35th ISTS offers scholarships for a limited number of students who are not Japanese citizens and are living outside of Japan at the time of application.

Important Dates

 Online Abstract Submission OpenAug. 3, 2024
 Deadline for AbstractNov. 5, 2024
Special Deadline: Full Paper for Student SessionNov. 5, 2024
 Notification of Acceptance (for all authors)Jan. 2025 (TBD)
 Notification of Presentation Schedule (for all authors)Mar. 1, 2025
 Notification of Selection Results (for Student Session)
 Third Announcement and Tentative Program Issue
 Pre-Registration Open
 Paper Submission Open
 Deadline for Paper UploadMay 2025 (TBD)
Deadline for Early Registration
Deadline for Pre-RegistrationTBD

Note: Authors who have not uploaded their paper by the deadline are NOT allowed to make a presentation, under the “No Paper, No Presentation” policy.