Space and Law1st Toulouse Space & Law Forum

25 – 28 June 2012 – Toulouse



IISLCNES Région Midi-Pyrénées Université Toulouse 1 Capitole








The Toulouse SPACE & LAW Forum is an initiative of CNES, the Midi-Pyrenees Region and the University Toulouse1-Capitole.

The Forum focuses on the legal aspects triggered by the whole chain of service providers, from the spacecraft to the end users. It will provide a forum for the presentations and discussions of the latest research results and practical applications and will stimulate interdisciplinary and international collaboration.

This conference will complement the existing activities dealing with the field of space law and the carrying out of tasks to foster the development of law and regulation. It will address all the legal questions from the perspectives of the providers and the users of given types of space applications.

The Toulouse SPACE & LAW Forum will gather lawyers, scientists, space players, users and space services providers, it will share and bring focus to the legal aspects linked to procurements and processes based on space services and eventually formulate recommendations for further legal and technical activities.

The forum will highlight the policies, strategies and activities initiated and implemented over recent years, which benefit from the booming development of space based services.


The key areas which will be addressed during the conference are:

  • Legal constraints: rights, freedom, privacy protection,
  • Licensing requirements for space activities: national laws, regulatory regimes and international treaties,
  • Space activities, private agreements and public procurements,
  • Space ventures and financing opportunities,
  • Lessons from emerging countries,
  • Intellectual property rights,
  • Responsibilities of service providers, data suppliers, users and other players,
  • Evidence from space: use of satellites data as legal evidence,
  • Service providers’ obligations,
  • Space policy.



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Opening hours of the registration desk

Monday 25 June
From 11:00 am to 09:00 pm

Tuesday 26 June
From 07:30 am to 07:00 pm

Wednesday 27 June
From 07:30 am to 07:00 pm

Thursday 28 June
From 07:30 am to 06:00 pm

Important dates
Online submission Opening
15 September 2011

Registration opening
19 December 2011

Deadline for abstract submission
15 February 27 February 2012

Notification to Authors
Between 19 and 23 March 2012

Detailed programme online
Between 10 and 19 April 2012

Paper confirmation deadline
2 May 2012

Change of fees: 15 May 2012
21 May 2012

Paper upload for the proceedings
Before 31st May 2012
10 June 2012

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