CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PAPERS


Since 2006, the Space Computing Conference has gathered engineers, scientists, and computer architects with the objective of advancing the computational capability and reliability of spaceborne systems. Space is a very hostile environment for computing systems, with radiation and large operating temperature ranges making it difficult for the field to take advantage of all the advancements in the commercial electronics field. The conference provides a forum for technical interchange in all aspects of space computing systems, computer architectures and components.

The conference focuses on current and emerging technologies, as well as challenges for future space systems. All aspects of space systems are of interest, including: radiation-tolerant component technologies, use of COTS components in harsh environments, space-qualifiable packaging technologies, highly-reliable & low-power electronics, fault-tolerance and security measures, and advanced spacecraft avionics system architectures.

Author Information

For your convenience, templates for paper submissions and for proposing a Mini-Workshop concept are below.

LaTex Template
MS Word Template
Mini-Workshop Proposal Template

The conference will be held in or around the Caltech University campus in Pasadena, California. Caltech is located 12 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles and about 25 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. More information can be found on the conference web site: https://spacecomputing.ecs.baylor.edu.

We would also like to announce that the Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT) Conference will be co-convened with the Space Computing Conference, affording a deeper exploration of best practices, opportunities, and challenges for future space missions and enhancement of current missions. More information can be found on the SMC-IT conference web site: https://smcit.ecs.baylor.edu.


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PAPER, PRESENTATION, POSTER & WORKING GROUP SUBMISSIONS

Space Computing 2019 will consider four (4) types of submissions. Author instructions are provided below:


1) PAPER SUBMISSIONS

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 April 3, 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 database. (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. Authors will be notified of their paper acceptance by April 17, 2019. Final manuscripts will be due June 7, 2019 and must incorporate the feedback from the paper reviewers.

Use the Start Paper Submission link on the Space Computing website to submit abstracts and manuscripts.


2) PRESENTATION SUBMISSIONS

Authors of presentations need to submit a 1-page abstract when the author submission website opens January 2, 2019. The abstracts will allow the conference organizers to determine if the proposed presentation is germane for the conference, determine which track/session does the proposed presentation belong and ensure the author is in contact with the track/session chair for feedback prior to the final submission. All presentation only abstract submissions must be submitted by the April 3, 2019 deadline.

All accepted presentations will be distributed to the conference attendees, with the consent of the author and their organization, but will not be published in the IEEE Xplore database. Authors will be notified of their presentation acceptance by April 17, 2019. Final versions of the presentation will be due June 7, 2019.

Use the Start Paper Submission link on the Space Computing website to submit abstracts. Please include the keyword “Presentation” in the Submission Title.


3) POSTER SUBMISSIONS

Authors of presentations need to submit a 1-page abstract when the author submission website opens January 2, 2019. The abstracts will allow the conference organizers to determine if the proposed presentation is germane for the conference, determine which track/session does the proposed presentation belong and ensure the author is in contact with the track/session chair for feedback prior to the final submission. All presentation only abstract submissions must be submitted by the April 3, 2019 deadline.

All accepted presentations will be distributed to the conference attendees, with the consent of the author and their organization, but will not be published in the IEEE Xplore database. Authors will be notified of their presentation acceptance by April 17, 2019. Final versions of the presentation will be due June 7, 2019.

Use the Start Paper Submission link on the Space Computing website to submit abstracts. Please include the keyword “Poster” in the Submission Title.


4) WORKING GROUP STYLE SUBMISSIONS

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 April 3, 2019. The Conference Organizers will provide an updated list of tracks/sessions and working groups in future Website updates. Authors will be notified of their working group submission acceptance by April 17, 2019.

Use the Start Paper Submission link on the Space Computing website to submit abstracts. Please include the keywords “Working Group” in the Submission Title.


TECHNICAL TOPICS

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)
  • Radiation-Hard by Design
  • New neural net languages and application in Space (Nengo, Spaun, etc.)

Although any relevant topic will be considered for submitted papers, 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: http://spacecomputing.org

Manuscripts (up to 12 pages) for full papers as well as posters and working group proposals (1-2 pages) must be received by April 3, 2019. Acceptance notification will be emailed by April 17, 2019. The template for each can be found at the Space Computing Conference web site: https://spacecomputing.ecs.baylor.edu/call4Papers.php


SCHEDULE

  • November 19, 2018
  • January 2, 2019
  • April 3, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • May 6, 2019
  • June 7, 2019
  • July 30 - August 1, 2019
  • August 2, 2019
  • Call for Full Papers and Working Group Proposals
  • Author Submission Website Open
  • Final Submission for Papers and Working Group Proposals
  • Authors Acceptance Notification
  • Early-bird Registration opens
  • Final Paper Manuscripts Due (incorporating reviewer comments)
  • Conference
  • Morning closed session at Aerospace Corporation near LAX
    Email Marti@dragonsden.com for more information on this session

We look forward to seeing you in Pasadena in 2019!