International Conference on Environmental Systems

The International Conference on Environmental Systems, or ICES (known prior to 1990 as the Intersociety Conference on Environmental Systems), is an annual technical conference focusing on human spaceflight technology and space human factors. Session topics include: Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS), thermal control, life sciences, extra-vehicular activity (EVA) systems (including space suit design and human-robot interaction), space architecture, and mission planning for exploration.

The conference has taken place annually since 1971.

History

The first ICES conference was held in San Francisco in 1971, after three years of work by members of Environmental Control and Life Support System specialist committees representing four different societies: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). It replaced three other meetings held each year as part of various society conference programs and since then it has been held every year. In 1972, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) became the fifth and final co-sponsoring society for ICES.[1]

Prior to 1990, ICES organization was US-only. In 1990 it became international, by merging the American conference with a similar conference held in Europe, and ICES started to be held abroad (for the first time in Germany in 1994). Since 2000, the ICES conference takes place four times out of five in the US and once in five years outside US (so far in 2000, 2005, 2010, 2016).

For its first 39 years, the main ICES organizer was the Society of Automotive Engineers; from 2010 through 2013, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics filled the role of main organizer, supported by American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and ICES International Committee. Starting in 2014, the conference became an independent entity that was organized by Texas Tech University.[2] in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, the conference became independent with its own website at http://www.ices.space whilst AIAA, AIChE, ASME, and the ICES International Committee continue organizing the conference sessions.

Papers presented at ICES are published every year in the conference proceedings, from 1971 to 2009 by SAE, then from 2010 to 2013 by AIAA. These papers are available and searchable online at the SAE and AIAA websites. They are now published by the ICES organization. Proceedings from the 2014-2019 conferences, hosted by Texas Tech University, are accessible from the ICES conference website.

Conference locations

US conference locations. Cities in blue have hosted multiple times.
European conference locations

The conference is located primarily in the United States, and was located exclusively on the west coast of the US for its first 19 years. Since 1994, the conference has taken place in Europe roughly once every five years.

YearLocation
1971San Francisco, California[1]
1972San Diego, California[1]
1973San Diego, California[3]
1974Seattle, Washington[3]
1975San Francisco, California[4]
1976San Diego, California[5]
1977San Francisco, California[6]
1978San Francisco, California[7]
1979San Francisco, California[8]
1980San Diego, California[8]
1981San Francisco, California[8]
1982San Diego, California[9]
1983San Francisco, California[10]
1984San Diego, California[8]
1985San Francisco, California[4]
1986San Diego, California[11]
1987Seattle, Washington[12]
1988San Francisco, California[13]
1989San Diego, California[13]
1990Williamsburg, Virginia[14]
1991San Francisco, California[14]
1992Seattle, Washington[14]
1993Colorado Springs, Colorado[15]
1994Friedrichshafen, Germany[16]
1995San Diego, California[14]
1996Monterey, California[14]
1997Lake Tahoe, Nevada[17]
1998Danvers, Massachusetts[18]
1999Denver, Colorado[19]
2000Toulouse, France[20]
2001Orlando, Florida[21]
2002San Antonio, Texas[21]
2003Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[22]
2004Colorado Springs, Colorado[23]
2005Rome, Italy[24]
2006Norfolk, Virginia[25]
2007Chicago, Illinois[26]
2008San Francisco, California[27]
2009Savannah, Georgia
2010Barcelona, Spain[28]
2011Portland, Oregon
2012San Diego, California[29]
2013Vail, Colorado[30]
2014Tucson, Arizona[2]
2015Bellevue, Washington[2]
2016Vienna, Austria[31]
2017 Charleston, South Carolina[31]
2018 Albuquerque, New Mexico[31]

Organization

The ICES conference is organized by the following committees:

  • ICES Steering Committee
  • AIAA Life Sciences and Systems Technical Committee
  • AIChE Environmental Systems Committee
  • ASME Crew Systems Technical Committee
  • AIAA Space Environmental Systems Program Committee (initially SAE Committee SC 9, Spacecraft Environmental Control and Life Support Systems,[1] then SAE Space Environmental Systems Committee)
  • ICES International Committee

Initially the conference was co-organized also by the AsMA Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch Executive Committee,[1] now discontinued.

See also

References

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