49th International Conference on Environmental Systems


The 49th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2019) 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.

All Conference Events (unless otherwise noted) will be held at the

Omni Parker House which is centrally located in the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts.  A legendary symbol in downtown Boston since 1855, Omni Parker House boasts old-world charm and elegance accompanied by all of the modern conveniences of a world-class establishment.  The hotel is located along the Freedom Trail and at the foot of Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  Logan International Airport is just 2.3 miles away.

OMNI PARKER HOUSE – 60 School Street  Boston, MA  02108

  • BOOK ONLINE:  Omni Parker House – ICES room block 
  • $239.00 room rate* (single/double occupancy) for dates 7/7-7/11
  • Pre & post nights at the group rate based on limited availability
  • Group rate available until Thursday, June 13, 2019 or until room block is FULL
  • Room rates do not include 14.45% room tax.  Taxes are subject to change without prior notification.
  • 24 Hour Cancellation Policy – Cancellations made within 24 hours of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax


ICES 2019 Event Overview

13:00-19:00 hrs
Conference Registration
17:30-19:30 hrs
Welcome Reception
07:00-08:00 hrs
Session Chair & Speaker Briefing
08:30-09:30 hrs
Plenary Session
10:00-12:00 hrs
Technical Sessions

AIAA Life Sciences and Systems Technical Committee

13:30-15:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
16:00-17:00 hrs
Technical Sessions
17:30-19:00 hrs
Student Poster Reception
08:00-09:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
10:00-11:30 hrs
Technical Sessions

ICES Thermal and Environmental Control Systems Committee (TECS)

AIChE Environmental Systems Committee

13:00-14:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
15:00-17:00 hrs
Technical Sessions
07:00-08:45 hrs
Early Career Development Workshop
09:00-10:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
11:00-12:30 hrs
Technical Sessions

ASME Crew Systems Technical Committee

ICES International Committee

14:00-15:30 hrs
Technical Sessions
19:00 hrs
ICES 2019 Awards Banquet
09:00-11:00 hrs
Technical Sessions
11:30-13:00 hrs
Technical Sessions

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