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Papers and presentations are solicited from all sectors of the aerospace and electronics community. The conference will address civil, military, and commercial application areas. There will also be plenary sessions and a government track, with presentations from several agencies.
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Future Spacecraft Avionics Concepts (commercial and government; civilian and defense)
  • Reconfigurable Spacecraft Avionics (fault resilience; software-defined)
  • University-Lead Spacecraft Avionics (instrumentation, software, algorithms, and electronics)
  • Space Processors (advances in processors, microcontrollers & FPGA)
  • Space Memory (advances in memory and data storage devices)
  • Computing Architectures (high-performance computing; multi-core computing; heterogeneous computing; edge computing; distributed computing; fault-tolerance; power management)
  • Space Interconnect and Networking (interoperability; cross-agency standards)
  • Energy Conversion and Distribution (high-efficiency DC-DC; point of load; power management)
  • Fault Tolerant Space Computing Techniques (hardware-based; software-based; hybrid)
  • Autonomous Operations (current and future concepts)
  • Security in Space Systems (hardware-enabled security; software-defined security)
  • Deep Learning in Space (algorithmic advances; neuromorphic hardware; neural-inspired sensors; edge computing; data sets; benchmarks)
  • Rad-hard by Design
  • New neural net languages and application in space (Nengo, Spaun, etc.)

Although any relevant topic will be considered for submitted papers and presentations, the topics listed above are especially being sought. In addition, papers that span two or more topic areas (e.g., novel approaches that draw upon cross-cutting technologies) are also strongly encouraged. For more detailed information on specific IT topic areas, schedule, author information, and general logistics information, please refer to the conference website:


Space Computing 2019 will consider three (3) types of submissions. Author instructions are provided below:


New full papers (up to 12 pages) with a verbal (slide) presentation

For papers intended to be published, Space Computing 2019 will use a single-pass, full-paper review process. Authors of papers for publication need to submit a 1-page abstract when the author submission Website opens January 2, 2019. The final version of their paper of up to 12 pages must be submitted by the March 6, 2019 deadline. The abstracts will allow the conference organizers to tentatively assign a track/session for the paper and ensure the author is in contact with the track/session chair for feedback prior to the final submission.

All accepted papers at Space Computing 2019 will be published in the IEEE conference proceedings, to be available at the conference and indexed in the IEEE Xplore data base. (This opportunity for publication is a new feature of the 2019 FTSCC.) Selected papers presented will be invited to appear in a special issue of a reputable journal in the field.


Space Computing 2019 will continue the highly successful working group session format to explore specific emerging technology themes in greater depth. Each working group typically runs as one track for one day or one half-day and incorporates both invited and contributed papers and presentations.

To propose a working group topic, working group organizers should submit a 1-2 page abstract including the theme, scope, and goals of the working group idea, as well as any potential speakers already identified, by March 6, 2019. The Conference Organizers will provide an updated list of tracks/sessions and working groups in future Website updates.


Posters will be displayed during the receptions prior to the evening dinners and speakers. Authors of proposed poster presentations need to submit a page abstract by the March 6, 2019 deadline. Conference organizers will work with poster presentation authors to finalize plans for their poster presentations.

Draft manuscripts (up to 12 pages) for full papers, working group proposals (1-2 pages), and poster abstracts (1/2-page) must be received by March 6, 2019. Acceptance notification will be emailed by April 3, 2019.


  • November 19, 2018
  • January 02, 2019
  • March 06, 2019

  • April 03, 2019
  • May 31, 2019
  • May 6, 2019
  • July 30 — Aug 1, 2019
  • August 2, 2019
  • Call for Full Papers and Working Group Proposals
  • Author Submission Website Open — Abstracts for papers due
  • Final Submission Date for Papers, Working Group Proposals, and Poster Concept Descriptions
  • Authors Acceptance Notification
  • Final Paper Manuscripts Due (incorporating reviewer comments)
  • Early-bird Registration opens
  • Conference
  • Morning closed session at Aerospace Corporation near LAX
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