48th International Conference on Environmental Systems


The 48th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2018) will cover all topics related to humans living and working in extreme environments with applications inside or outside of terrestrial or outer space habitats or vehicles, including aerospace human factors; environmental control and life-support system technology; environmental monitoring and controls; planetary protection; EVA system technology; life sciences; planetary habitats and systems; and thermal control systems technology for both manned and unmanned vehicles. The conference is open to participants from any nation, from academic, government, or industry organizations. There will be four days of technical presentations, with approximately 40 sessions. The conference is organized by the ICES Steering Committee and supported by the ICES Thermal and Environmental Control Systems (TECS) Committee, ICES International Committee (INT), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Environmental Systems Committee, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Crew Systems Technical Committee, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Life Sciences and Systems (AIAA-LS&S) Technical Committee.


International Conference on Environmental Systems



All Conference Events (unless otherwise noted) will be held at the which is centrally located in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico with quick, convenient access to everything the city has to offer.

Hyatt Regency ABQ, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 87102 

  • BOOK ONLINE:  ICES room block for dates 7/8-7/12
  • $93.00 room rate*
    single/double occupancy (this is prevailing 2018 per diem rate)
  • Room rates do not include 13.5% room tax, $100 cleaning fee for pets and $15 for refrigerator usage per stay (subject to change).  State of New Mexico is a non-tax exemption state.  Taxes are subject to change without prior notification.
  • Conference rate available 3 nights pre-conference and 3 nights post-conference (limited quantity)
  • Available until Saturday, June 23, 2018 or until room block is FULL
  • 24 Hour Cancellation Policy – Cancellations made within 24 hours of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax

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DRAFT Submissions due on 02 March 2018

 FINAL Manuscripts due 04 May 2018


2018’s Event Overview

13:00-19:00 hrs
Conference Registration

Join the entire ICES community for a welcome reception,
sponsored by

on Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 1730-1930 hrs, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in the Enchantment Ballroom.

Take this opportunity to refresh old contacts and meet new participants the night before the conference begins.  

07:00-08:00 hrs
Session Chair & Speaker Briefing

All presenters and session chairs are invited over breakfast to coordinate presentations and schedules for the week on 9 July, 2018 from 0700-0800 hrs. A buffet breakfast will be served at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Pavilion IV-VI.

10:00-12:00 hrs
Technical Sessions
13:30-15:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
16:00-17:00 hrs
Technical Sessions

Sponsored by

Reception will be held Monday, 09 July , 1700-1830 hrs at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Pavilion VI.

All attendees are welcome to come and see the work presented by the students participating in this year’s poster competition. The
poster reception will provide ICES students and professionals an opportunity to connect with one another and discuss the
work presented. Each poster will be officially judged prior to the reception and prizes will be awarded at the conference

08:00-09:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
10:00-11:30 hrs
Technical Sessions


13:00-14:30 hrs
Technical Sessions

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center created as a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. ICES has arranged for a private event on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 from 1800-2100 hrs that includes a self-guided tour through the museum followed by a reception in the outdoor courtyard located in the heart of the center under a wide open New Mexico sky. There will also be a live performance from a local Pueblo showcasing a traditional cultural dance.

Round-trip bus transportation will be provided with departure from the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque beginning at 1730 hrs.

This event is included in registration where indicated. Additional tickets for students and guests can be purchased upon registration or onsite.

07:00-08:45 hrs
Early Career Development Workshop

This networking opportunity is designed to allow students to learn from different professionals from across the field.  In addition to the group mentoring sessions offered during previous conferences, the 2018 workshop will include an opportunity for one-on-one mentoring sessions.  We invite students to participate in both with mentors from academia, government agencies, and corporations in this casual forum to ask about how to best develop their future careers in the domain of environmental systems.  This workshop will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque on Wednesday, 11 July in Pavilion V. (breakfast will be served)


09:00-10:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
11:00-12:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
14:00-15:30 hrs
Technical Sessions

The ICES Awards Banquet will be held Wednesday, 11 July 2018, beginning with a pre-banquet reception at 1830 hrs at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in the Pavilion Court. The reception will be followed by dinner in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom which includes an awards presentation and a keynote speech by Lt. Col. Matthew Stanley from the 9th Physiological Support Squadron and Director of Operations for U2s at Beale Air Force Base.

Immediately following the banquet, there will be a dessert reception in Pavilion I-III. 

This is a favorite event for participants and all banquet attendees are welcome!

Sponsored by

09:00-10:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
11:00-13:00 hrs
Technical Sessions

Conference Registration

Hurry up and get the Early Bird rate while they are available

Early Bird Registration
  • Available Until 5-31-18
  • Includes all sessions & networking events
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NASA Registration
  • Includes all sessions & networking events
  • If NASA has funded travel and registration for your participation then you MUST use this rate.
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Day Rates Available
  • Available for a single day participant on Monday - Thursday
  • Includes all sessions & networking events occurring on the selected day.
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Graduate Student
  • Includes all sessions
  • Welcome reception on Sunday evening and the Student Poster Reception on Monday evening
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Undergraduate Student
  • Includes all sessions & the Student Poster reception on Monday evening
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