ONLINE CONFERENCE, September 13th, 2021

Organized by CLAIRE and ESA, in association with ECML PKDD 2021

The ESA-CLAIRE AI Special Interest Group on Space ( is organizing its second online conference on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for applications in space technology. The conference, organized in association with ECML PKDD 2021 - The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (, will be a full-day event and will take place on Monday, September 13th (a tutorial and workshop day for ECML PKDD).


The program of the event will include 4 keynote talks and many contributed presentations. We will have more than 20 contributed presentations on topics concerning different AI methods (including, but not limited to, e.g., planning, machine learning) and different areas of space technology (including, but not limited to, e.g., space operations, earth observation). These include presentations of original/on-going unpublished work, as well as of recently published work.

How to prepare and submit your contribution:

The contribution should contain the following information:

  • the title of your talk
  • names and affiliations of authors
  • designated speaker
  • description of the work (soft suggestion is to consider textual description around 200 words, and hard constraint is up to 2 pages including all information - text, figures and tables, if provided)
  • the desired length of your presentation (10 or 20 minutes including Q&A)

The contribution should be submitted to

Deadline: July 30th, 2021  August 18th, 2021 (AOE)

The event will take place live in real time, following the schedule described in the program. Pre-recordings of presentations, if provided by the authors, will be only used as backup (in case of problems, pre-recorded videos (if available) will be played, rather than the presenters giving a live presentation). For the Q&A time, as allocated in the schedule, the speakers will answer questions live. Questions should be posed in writing, via chat, exclusively. While the event is free of charge, we would like you to register for our event via the link below. This lets us know who is planning to attend. Besides making our work easier, it would also allow you to receive information on similar events that we plan to organize in the future.

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