Aim of the Conference

The first SPACE STAR’22 conference was a unique scientific and technological event to cross research activities in the fields of Space Science, Technology, Applications and Regulation. SPACE STAR’23 will continue to develop these meetings with a more important and broader vision, this time devoted to cooperation: Africa, Mediterranean region, and Europe. 

The interest of the conference is to cover all new original research activities, new current scientific challenges, and multidisciplinary and innovative programs regarding the new development of New Space. This is an important meeting, during which researchers and potential and renowned actors from universities, companies, public authorities, and international organizations, will exchange views on the future of the space domain and on the implementation of good practices in the space field, to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. This conference is also part of the deployment of the Tunisian national strategy launched since March 2018 by the CNEEA (National Committee for Outer Space). 

SPACE STAR 23 will be organized in the beautiful and historical city of Sousse founded in the 2nd century BC by the Phoenicians in the western Mediterranean.


Conference Chairs

Scientific Committee Chairs

  • Pr. K. Besbes, CRMN, Tunisia
  • Pr. Z. Lili Chabaane, INAT, Tunisia
  • Pr. R. Chaabouni, ENIT, Tunisia


Program Chairs

  • Dr. S. Lahouar, CRMN, Tunisia
  • Dr. M. Mansour, A.M., Tunisia
  • Ing. T. Sahli Chahed, CNCT, Tunisia

Invited Speakers

Abdelmajid Ben Amara

Prof. Abdelmajid Ben Amara
Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils General Secretary.

Prof. Alim Rustem Aslan

Prof. Dr. Alim Rustem Aslan
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Mourad Bellassoued

Prof. Mourad Bellassoued
Director General of Scientific Research
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia

Mr. Semou Diouf

Mr. Semou Diouf
Director at SatNav Africa Joint Programme Office, Sénégal

Dr. Michel Bosco

Dr. Michel Bosco
MAM International Consulting, Belgium

Dr. Mustapha Meftah

Dr. Mustapha Meftah
Université Paris Saclay, LATMOS CNRS, France

Dr. Tidiane Ouattara

Dr. Tidiane Ouattara
African Union Commission
 Space Science Expert and GMES & Africa Program Coordinator

Nessrine Chehata

Prof. Nesrine Chehata
Bordeaux INP / AGEOS, Tunisia

Prof. Anas Emran

Prof. Anas Emran
Directeur du Centre Régional Africain des Sciences et. Technologies de l’Espace en Langue Française (CRASTE-LF), Morocco

Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor

Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor
Secretary-General of the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO)

Prof. Eric Tschirhart

Prof. Eric Tschirhart
UNIVERSEH European University, Luxembourg

Eng. Hamdi Kacem

Eng. Hamdi Kacem
Team Leader  of GMES & Africa, African Union

Maria Jose

Dr. Maria Jose Escorihuela
isardSAT, Catalonia

Zohra Lili Chabaane

Prof. Zohra Lili Chabaane
National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT), Tunisia

Refaat Chaabouni

Prof. Refaat Chaabouni
Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline (extended): July 31, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 31, 2023
  • Early Registration deadline: September 15, 2023
  • Camera ready Version: September 15, 2023
  • Conference start: October 18, 2023

Local organizing Committee

  • Pr. M. A. Kallala, A.N., Tunisia
  • Dr. A. Neifar, ENIS, Tunisia
  • Dr. M. Mhiri, FSM, Tunisia
  • Dr N. Lazreg, CRMN, Tunisia
  • Ing. W. Talhaoui, CNCT, Tunisia
  • Ing. T. Chebbi, DRÄXLMAIER, Tunisia
  • Dr. N. Habbachi, CRMN, Tunisia
  • MSc. N. Zalfani, FSM, Tunisia

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