The main goal of the conference is to promote the collaboration in Space Sciences (Solar Physics, Planetary Science, Space Exploration, Ground-based and Space Telescopes) and Technology (Remote Sensing, GPS, Pico Satellites, Rockets) between International University – Vietnam National University, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), JAXA and SOKENDAI1 in Japan, KASI2 in Korea, and ASIAA3  in Taiwan. In order to promote space science and its applications in Viet Nam, many experts from ISAS/JAXA and SOKENDAI and other institutes will be invited to give talks and to discuss collaboration with Vietnamese institutions. Through the conference we also discuss how the collaboration will happen in the near future: for example, the collaboration may include offering internships to Japan for excellent students of the 4-year training program in space engineering of International University, training students at Master/PhD levels, and carrying out common research projects. Collaboration with not only HCMIU but also with other sponsoring institutes (VAST, etc.) is foreseen. The conference also aims to promote international collaboration between Viet Nam and other East Asian countries as well, through extensive discussion among all the participants.

1 SOKENDAI: The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

2 KASI: Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

3 ASIAA: Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics


It is noteworthy that the conference is complementary with APRSAF (Asian-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum) held every two years since 1993 in various countries in Asia, since there is no working group specific to the space science in the current APRSAF. Therefore this conference provides unique opportunity for collaboration on the space science in the context of collaboration policy of JAXA with Asian countries.

  • Abstract Submission Open: June 01, 2017
  • Online Registration Open: July 03, 2017
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 31, 2017
  • Notification of Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations: September 30, 2017
  • Deadline for Early-bird Registration: October 15, 2017
  • Last Day for Cancellation of Registration with 75% Refund: October 15, 2017
  • Deadline for Regular Registration:  November 15, 2017