together with the 5th Wireless
Power Transmission Conference WPT 5.
30 June - 2 July
(last update: 19 Jan. 03)
NEW STUDENT SUPPORT
With the help of the ESA Education Office, a limited number of student
papers will be financially supported. Please visit the official
SPS'04 website for more information. The abstract submission deadline was
extended by one month until January 25th, 2004. Please make
sure that your abstract(s) are submitted electronically before this
deadline. Authors will be notified about the acceptance/refusal
of their abstract in February. The conference flyers have been sent
out before Christmas and should have arrived by now. Please find
the pdf version here: SPS'04 Conference
Flyer. The date of the conference was changed!
The new dates now are: 30 June - 2 July 2004. The conference
will take place in Granada, Spain.
Please visit: Official
SPS'04 Conference Website (including the abstract submission
CALL FOR ABSTRACT
Authors are invited to submit two page
extended abstracts using the form on the conference Web Page: http://www.congrex.nl/04c15/
Abstract submission deadline is December 20, 2003. -
extension to January 25, 2004
Abstracts should contain the following
Title of the presentation
Session number (S1 to S6)
Preference: oral or poster presentation
All authors and their affiliation(s)
Contact details (address, telephone, fax,
e-mail address) of the corresponding author
Extended abstract summary description
of work (min. of 600 and max. of 1200 words) including
Papers will be presented orally and in
oral poster sessions.
Abstracts shall be submitted on-line via
the conference website. In exceptional cases a submission as a pdf-file
is possible. Detailed information and easy step by step instructions
are given on the web-site. The abstracts will be evaluated on the
basis of the clarity of objective, degree of innovation, scope and
method of approach, and significance of the results. The author designated
as the point of contact will be notified of the paper's acceptance
for oral or poster presentation in February 2004.
Submission of an abstract for review is considered by the Scientific
and Technical Programme Committee as an agreement that the work will
not be published or presented by the author prior to the conference.
All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings. Please note
that with acceptance of your contribution copyright is transferred
to the publisher.
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission deadline: 20 December
2003 - extension to 25 January 2004 !
Abstract selection process: January 2004
Communication to authors: February 2004
Programme finalization: March 2004
Early registration deadline: 31 March
Paper Submission Deadline: 10 June 2004
Conference dates: 30 June - 2 July
S1. Space and Terrestrial/Planetary
Solar Power Plants
Session S1 is devoted to papers dealing with the comparison and integration
of space and terrestrial/planetary solar power plants. Photovoltaic
as well as solar thermal plants will be covered, ranging from tens
to hundreds of MWe to several GWe for terrestrial concepts and from
dozens of kWe to the MWe scale for planetary or lunar concepts.
S2. Integration of Solar Power from
Space into a Hydrogen Economy
This session addresses the integration of solar power plants (focusing
on space but including also terrestrial plants) into hydrogen economy
scenarios. Solar hydrogen generation, transportation and storage issues
shall be addressed as well as the influence of this storable energy
vector on solar power plant concepts.
S3. Large-Scale Terrestrial Power Supply
Session S3 is devoted to large-scale terrestrial renewable power plant
concepts. Special emphasis is given to solar power plants and continental/global
S4. Wireless and Long-Distance Power
Session S4 is addressing all aspects of long distance power transmission.
Different wireless transmission technologies (microwave and laser
power transmission) will be covered as well as legal and safety aspects
of WPT. For large distance terrestrial power transmission, alternative
advanced technologies shall also be presented, including inter alia
hydrogen pipelines, HVDC lines and hybrid hydrogen / super conducting
S5. Power for Space Applications-Science,
Research and Exploration
Session S5 will contain presentations dedicated to power production
and transmission for space applications (for Earth orbit as well as
science missions) and space exploration. In this respect the session
will deal also with the potential of SPS, including Solar Power, WPT
and other key SPS technologies as a supplement or alternative to space
nuclear power sources, e.g. in the frame of lunar, Martian and deep
S6. Near-term Demonstrators and Experiments
Space solar power plants require the development of several key technologies.
Near term demonstrator missions are necessary to validate these technologies.
Session S6 is dedicated to all aspects of currently planned demonstrator
experiments for SPS as well as WPT (terrestrial and space experiments).
The conference will take place in Granada,
Spain. Favorable climatic conditions have lead to the establishment
of the largest European terrestrial solar power plant research center
in close-by Almería, aiming at a realization of commercial
solar thermal power plants.
As the last Muslim stronghold in Spain, Granada was known as the Damascus
of Moorish Spain for its airy sunlight and beauty. It was precisely
this historic encounter among civilizations that gave rise to the
originality of its artistic treasures and this city's special traits,
praised by poets, artists and entertainers all over the world.
It is particularly well-known for the incomparable palace and garden
complexes comprising the Alhambra and the Generalife.
The closest international airport is Malaga,
about 130 km from Granada (hourly bus connection). There are daily
flights to Granada airport from Madrid and Barcelona.