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Call for Abstracts

Submit your #AbSciCon22 abstract

AbSciCon, brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future.

Themes for AbSciCon 2022 are:

  • Alternate and agnostic biosignatures
  • Characterizing habitable zone exoplanets
  • Energy sources and metabolic pathways in the environment
  • Evolution and diversification of life: OoL to LUCA to Eukaryogenesis
  • Mission to Mars: Life detection and habitability
  • Ocean worlds near and far
  • Philosophy, history, education and community development
  • Star-planet-planetary system interactions and habitability
  • Subsurface habitability and life
  • Transition from prebiotic chemistry to biology
  • Understanding early Earth environments

Abstracts due 19 January 2022

The abstract submission deadline is 19 January 2022 at 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT. Late abstract submissions will not be accepted after this date.

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Early November 2021: Session proposal acceptance notification letters are sent; the abstract submission site opens; and the invited author tool opens.

19 January 2022: Abstract and town hall submissions close at 11:59 P.M. EST.

February 2022: AbSciCon Scientific Organizing Committee allocates and schedules sessions. At least one convener for each session must be available to discuss mergers of sessions and schedule sessions in the online program.

10 March 2022: Authors are notified of the acceptance, format, and schedule of their abstracts, and the official scientific program is available.

Mid-May 2022 through AbSciCon: Authors are expected to confirm their participation. Conveners are expected to monitor the final program for withdrawals and presenter changes.

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