Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are solicited in any one of three themes relating to the exploration of Phobos and Deimos:

  1. Science
  2. Robotic Reconnaissance
  3. Human Exploration

Submissions pertaining to the exploration of other small bodies will also be considered, as long as their relevance to the exploration of Phobos and Deimos is clearly described.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 1 page in length and conform to the template provided below. Only electronic submissions of pdf files will be accepted. Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentation. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11:59p PDT, April 30, 2016.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by members of the PhD-3 Conference’s Technical Organizing Committee. Selected abstracts will be assigned an oral or poster presentation. Given the limited number of oral presentation opportunities available, some requests for oral presentations might not be accommodated. The PhD-3 Conference program with downloadable abstracts will be available online at the conference website by early May 2016.

Abstract Template Download Abstract Submission

In addition to submitting an abstract, you must also register for the conference.

Note: Submission of an abstract or getting it selected is not required for attending the conference. However, only selected abstracts are eligible for oral or poster presentation.


Registration is free but required for all participants wishing to attend the technical sessions of the conference (including members of the public who wish to attend the technical sessions).

Online Registration is now closed.
On-site registration will be available for those who arrive in person. Foreign Nationals who have not registered or received prior approval will be able to watch the conference live online.

Deadline for registration for international participants (non-US persons) is Tuesday, 17 May 2016. All participants are encouraged to register as early as possible.

The “Near-Earth Worlds” Space Art Exhibition at the conference venue will be free, open to the public, and will not require registration to visit. The exhibit will be open on Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July 2016, from 8 am to 4 pm PDT.