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2015 IAA Humans in Space

IAA HIS 2015 Prague

International Academy of Astronautics
2015 IAA Humans in Space Symposium
June 29 - July 03, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic


 International Academy of Astronautics            Czech Space Office

Final program is available.

Conference report is also available.

Book of abstracts is available.

This conference is one of the most highly acclaimed meetings in the field of human spaceflight and related research. Having a long tradition of almost 40 years, it takes place biannually in different countries all over the world. Most recently, the symposium was held in Houston, Texas (2011) and Cologne, Germany (2013).

The 20th Humans in Space Symposium will again create a forum for discussion about fundamental and timely issues and trends as well as for developing collaborations through the exchange of research results and ideas.

During a week, the symposium will offer a unique opportunity for scientists, researchers, graduate students and instrument developers from all over the world to present and assess the latest developments as well as future outlook in exploring effects of spaceflight environment on the human body and how life supporting measures may vary depending on the mission profile.

The programme committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative symposium program including plenary lectures and sessions on a variety of topics, and various social events.
Everyone from around the world is welcome to come and actively participate in this gathering, get updated and enjoy the favourable climate and social activities that will flavour the event.


    Analogue Environments
    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
    Challenges of Future Spaceflights
    Circadian Rhythm
    Commercial Spaceflight / Space Tourism
    Education and Outreach
    Exercise and Countermeasures
    Human Factors
    Muscle and Bones
    Space Medicine
    Space Psychology
    Space Technology and Habitats

Scientific Committee

Oleg Orlov, Russia

Iva Šolcová, Czech Republic
Martin Zell, Netherlands

Daniel Aeschbach, Germany
Joseph Akinyede, Nigeria
Ralf Anken, Germany
Melchor J. Antuñano, United States of America
Mathias Basner, United States of America
Mark Belakovskiy, Russia
Vincent C. Boles, United States of America
Angie Bukley, France
Alexander Choukèr, Germany
Gilles Clément, France
Volker Damann, Germany
Jeffrey R. Davis, United States of America
Marco Durante, Germany
Elena Fomina, Russia
Rupert Gerzer, Germany
Peter Gräf, Germany
Hanns-Christian Gunga, Germany
Vadim Gushin, Russia
Christine Elisabeth Hellweg, Germany
Ruth Hemmersbach, Germany
Satoshi Iwase, Japan
Bernd Johannes, Germany
Nick Kanas, United States of America
Bernhard Koch, Germany
Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli, Greece
Yinghui Li, China
Jack J.W.A. van Loon, Netherlands
Marlene MacLeish, United States of America
Chiaki Mukai, Japan
Thu Jennifer Ngo-Anh, Netherlands
William H. Paloski, United States of America
Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Romania
Günther Reitz, Germany
Petra Rettberg, Germany
Jörn Rittweger, Germany
Thais Russomano, Brazil
Stefan Schneider, Germany
Patrik Sundblad, Sweden
Alexander Suvorov, Russia
Elena Tomilovskaya, Russia
Oliver Ullrich, Switzerland
Ronald J. White, United States of America
Yang Yang, China
Fengyuan Zhuang, China

Important Dates

First Announcement
June 2014

Second Announcement
September 2014

Call for Abstracts
November 2014

End of abstract submission
February 2015

On-line Registration open
February 2015

Early bird registration deadline
30th April 2015

Final Programme
1st June 2015

Symposium Venue

Diplomat Hotel Prague

Address: Evropska 15, 160 41 Prague 6, Czech Republic

The high standard of quality and the convenient location make the Diplomat Hotel the ideal conference venue. A professional team is on hand to take care of the organisation of all events.
The large conference and event centre consists of 22 meeting rooms for up to 1,050 people with a total of 1,600 m² of conference space as well as a 2,000 m² exhibition area.
The variable conference rooms with spacious foyer have a capacity for up to 400 people. Perfect working conditions are guaranteed thanks to climate control and state-of-the-art audiovisual and multimedia technologies, Wi-Fi, electronic screen navigation and simultaneous interpretation facilities.
Conference attendees will enjoy the service of the restaurant Loreta, with exquisite coffee breaks, a balanced business lunch or a gourmet dinner.


The 4-star Diplomat Hotel is easily and comfortably reached by car as well as by public transport.
Within walking distance of Prague Castle and the historic city centre, the hotel is the perfect location for business guests as well as individual tourists. Wenceslas Square is just a few minutes away by metro. This is the perfect place to begin a tour of the city taking you through the Old Town Square, over Charles Bridge and back up to Prague Castle.
You can leave your car in the underground car park or at the hotel lot – a metro station is located right in front of the hotel. Václav Havel Airport Prague can be reached quickly and easily via a direct bus connection.

How to Get to the Symposium Venue

Hotel Diplomat, Evropská 15, Praha 6 (Dejvice)
From the Airport

The distance from the Vaclav Havel International Airport is approx. 8 km. A taxi ride from the airport to the congress centre will take approximatelly 20-30 minutes.It is possible to pay in cash or via credit card. The approximate cost in CZK is 500,-. (approx. 20 EUR).You can also travel by public transport. You can either take bus No. 119 to the underground station „Dejvicka „ (line A). You will need to buy a ticket for 40,- CZK (approx. 1,5 EUR) for this journey and pay directly to the driver.Only Czech Crowns are accepted. You can change your currency directly at the airport. Hotel is located right in front of the metro station. This bus operates till 23:20 every day. You can change your currency directly at the airport.
From the Main Railway Station

There is metro station „Hlavní nádraží“ (line C) directly at the Prague main railway station. Carry on just 1 station to the „Museum“ station (line C)  where you change the line C for line A (downstairs)  and go to the „Dejvicka“ station (direction Dejvicka). Hotel is located right in front of the metro station.You will need to buy a ticket for 32,- CZK.
Tickets for metro, trams, buses can be bought at the Tobacco shops nearby the subway stations or directly at the tickets machines located at the underground stations.
Access to Prague by car

Prague is located some 150 km east of the border with Germany (1,5 hours), via Pilsen and highway D5 and some  200 km west from the city of Brno (access from Austria -2 hours) via highway D1.

For more detailed information, please visite the conference website at:

HIS 2015 Prague



Call for hosting the 2017 IAA Humans in Space Symposium.

Call for papers - 2nd announcement is available.

Call for Abstracts
The Scientific Committee invites and encourages all authors to submit their abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the Scientific Programme.
Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline
February 28, 2015

Abstracts Acceptance Notification
April 10, 2015

Method of submission

To submitt your abstract please use the on-line form only. Any other form will not be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.

All abstracts can be submitted only via the ONLINE FORM

General Instructions

    Abstracts must be written in English
    Abstracts with tables and pictures are not accepted.
    Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international scientific meeting cannot be submitted
    Fill in the submitting author's name and e-mail address properly - these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).

Abstract Receipt Notification

Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In case you will not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder and in case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact: his2015-abstracts (at)


Symposium Secretariat

GUARANT International spol. s r.o.
Na Pankráci 17, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 284 001 444, Fax: +420 284 001 448
E-mail: his2015 (at)

Registration Fees

Registration Fee         Before April 30, 2015     After April 30, 2015
IAA Member                      420 €                            520 €
Non IAA Member                570 €                            670 €
Student *                          100 €                           150 €
Accompanying Person         100 €                           150 €
Optional Daily Registration  185 €                           185 €

 Registration fees include 21 % VAT.

*Students need to send a copy of their student ID (or another proof of full-time study) to HIS 2015 Secretariat ( his2015 (at) otherwise the full registration will be charged.
Regular/ Student´s  Registration Fee Includes:

• Admission to all technical sessions
• Symposium materials including Book of Abstracts
• Coffee-breaks during the Symposium
• Welcome Cocktail
Accompanying Person´s Fee Includes:

• One sightseeing Tour of Prague (please visit Tours page for more information)
• Welcome Cocktail
What is not covered by the fee?

• Gala Dinner, EUR 85 / per person (tickets for the Gala Dinner can be booked using our on-line registration system)
How to Register

To register, it is necessary to fill in the on-line Registration Form.

On-line registration will be open in February 2015. Registration fees can be paid in advance to the below bank account.

To register, please visite the conference website at:

Please, simply fill in the Personal Data Form and a password will be sent to you by e-mail. Your password could be used for your payment, accommodation reservation and for booking other services.
Upon receipt of the Registration Form and the payment, a Letter of Confirmation will be sent to the participants within three working days. Please, present the Letter of Confirmation at the Registration desk at the Symposium venue to pick up your materials.
If you take advantage of the early pre-registration rate, payment must be received by the April 30, 2015 deadline. If payment is not received by this deadline, the subsequent rate will automatically apply.
Registration forms received after June 26, 2015 will not be accepted as pre-registration. Please do not send any registration forms or payments after that date. You will have the possibility to register in the Symposium venue. The on-site registration will be available from June 29, 2015.
Visa Requirements, Invitation Letters

Letters of invitation to assist with Visa applications can be provided by the Symposium Secretariat.
Invitation letters for visa purposes can only be sent to participants who have completed the registration process. Further information regarding visa requirements can be found here.
Visa applications are not the responsibility of the Symposium. Please ensure that you submit your application to the appropriate Embassy in good time.  Letters of invitation WILL NOT be issued after 15 May 2015.

Cancellations and Refunds

The Symposium Secretariat must be notified by e-mail ( his2015 (at) or fax (+420 284 001 448) about the cancellation of the registration. Telephone cancellation will not be accepted. The appropriate refunds will be made after the Symposium.

The following cancellation conditions apply:
    Cancellations received                                         Refund
Cancellations received by April 30, 2015       full refund of the registration fee less 30 EUR administrative charge applies
Cancellations received from May 1, 2015      full refund of the registration fee less 50% administrative charge applies
Cancellations received from June 1, 2015     no refund


Refunds will be made in July 2014.
Methods of payment

Registration fees must be paid in EUR by one of the following methods:
Credit Card

For payments through the Online Payment System only MasterCard/Eurocard, Visa and Diners Club credit cards are accepted. These payments will be charged in EUR. Access to the Online Payment System is from the on-line Registration Form.
For payments using American Express credit cards please complete the Credit Card Payment Authorization Form and kindly send it signed by a card holder to the Symposium Secretariat by fax (+420 284 001 448), not via e-mail for security reasons. The payment will be charged in Czech crowns (CZK) at the exchange rate of the Czech National Bank valid on the date of payment.
Credit Card Payment Authorization Form can be also used for MasterCard/Eurocard, Visa (will be charged in EUR) and Diners Club (will be charged in CZK).
Bank Transfer

Please note that payments by bank transfer will only be accepted by June 20, 2015. After this date only payments by credit cards will be accepted (either by using the Online Payment System or by submitting the Credit Card Payment Authorization Form) as mentioned above.
Bank Details
Bank name     Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka
Bank address     Na Prikope 18, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Account name     GUARANT International spol. s r. o.
Account number     478533893/0300
IBAN     CZ69 0300 0000 0004 7853 3893
Details of payment     201530 / participant's name*

 *The participant's name should be clearly legible otherwise the payment cannot be identified.

All payments made by bank transfer have to be net of all bank charges. The payer pays the bank charges of their bank, and the beneficiary pays the charges of their bank, if any.



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