Conference programme

Day 1. (28 October)

08.00 Registration starts
08.30 Opening talk (Szarka L., Tari F.) logistics (Kereszturi A.)

        Next Solar System missions I. chairs: Prieto-Ballesteros O., Brucato J.
09.00 Astrobiology in ESA missions (Colangeli L.)
09.30 Mars sample return curation, planetary protection, and the science perspective (Ferriere L.)
10.00 Habitability of the Martian North Polar Residual Cap (Losiak A.)
10.15 Discussion

10.30 Coffee break

        Next Solar System missions II., chairs: Foucher F., Kiss Cs.
11.00 Planetary Evolutionand Life: Astrobiology from a Planetary Science Perspective (Spohn T.)
11.30 Astrobiology aspects in the JUICE mission (Grasset O.)
12.00 Clathrate hydrates and habitability (Prieto-Ballesteros O.)
12.30 Liquid water in the outer Solar System (Kiss Cs.)
12.45 Discussion

13.00 Lunch break

        Next exoplanet missions, chairs: Szuszkiewicz E., Kiss L.
14.00 Searching for Traces of Life with the ExoMars Rover (Vago J., Colangeli L.)
14.30 The quest for rocky planets (Mayor M.)
15.00 The CHEOPS mission (Alibert Y.)
15.30 The PLATO 2.0 mission (Rauer H.)

16.00 Coffee break

        Contributing Astrobiology talks, chairs: Javaux E., Dehant V.
16.30 Geophysical Limitations on the Habitable Zone: Volcanism and Plate Tectonics (Noack L.)
16.45 What makes an exomoon habitable? (Dobos V.)
17.00 Transits in the Solar System and the Composition of the Exoplanet Atmospheres (Laine P.)
17.15 Energetic processing of the icy surfaces of the icy moons (Strazzulla G.)
17.30 Role of Formamidein Chemical Evolution of Biomolecules (Civis S., Ferus M.)
17.45 Extracellular space of extremophiles as a potential source of biomarkers (Milojecvic T.)
18.00 Discussion

19.00 Conference dinner

Day 2. (29 October)

        Interdisciplinary view of habitability, chairs: Spohn T., Abraham P., Kereszturi A.
08.30 Galactic conditions for habitability (Prantzos N.)
09.00 Astrophysical Conditions for Planetary Habitability (Gudel M.)
09.30 Habitability: geosciences point of view (Martin H.)
10.00 Habitability: chemist point of view (Danger G.)

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Habitability: biology point of view (Amils R.)
11.30 The ethical dimensions of habitability (Milligan T.)
12.00 Unhabitability and habitability (Alibert Y.)
12.10 Roundtable discussion on habitability

13.00 Lunch break

        Analogues and planetary protection, chairs: Brucato J.R., Almar I.
14.00 Analogues for planetary missions (Foucher F.)
14.30 Hydrothermalism (Jaroso) and Evaporites (Salinity crisis) in SE Spain: Implications for Mars exploration (Martinez-Frias J.)
15.00 Analog Missions of the Austrian Space Forum (Groemer G.)
15.30 Protecting the Bodies: An introduction to planetary protection (Viso M.)

16.00 Coffee break

        Policy and future of astrobiology, chairs: Duner D. Tirard S.
16.30 Space policy and astrobiology (Schrogl, Kai-Uwe)
17.00 Interplanetary ethics and space missions (Persson E.)
17.30 Astrobiology and Exploration: Beyond Missions and Science Discoveries (Race M.)

18.00 Roundtable discussion on the EAI initiative (Gargaud M., Geppert W., Mason N.)
19.00 End of conference

19.30 Optional dinner

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