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. The conference will emphasize current and emerging technologies in radiation-tolerant component technologies, processors, memory devices, space-qualifiable packaging technologies, highly-reliable & low-power electronics, avionics systems, etc. The conference aims to cover computing devices and systems for CubeSats up to “Flagship” missions.
Space Computing 2021 will consider two (2) types of submissions.
New full papers (up to 12 pages) with a virtual (slide) presentation
For papers intended to be published, Space Computing 2021 will use a full-paper review process. Authors of papers for publication need to submit a 1-page abstract after the author submission website opens August 24, 2020. All abstract submissions must be submitted by the October 15, 2020 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. Authors will be notified by November 1, 2020 if their abstract is accepted. The final version of their paper of up to 12 pages must be submitted by the February 15, 2021 deadline.
The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® and/or IEEE Computer Society Press digital library. Paper submissions are due February 15, 2021. Authors will be notified of their paper acceptance by May 15, 2021. Final manuscripts and presentations will be due June 15, 2021 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.
Authors of presentations which will not have a corresponding paper need to submit a 1-page abstract after the author submission website opens August 24, 2020. The abstracts will allow the conference organizers to determine if the proposed presentation is germane for the conference, determine which track/session the proposed presentation belongs 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 October 15, 2020 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 November 1, 2020. Final versions of the presentation will be due June 15, 2021.
Use the Start Paper Submission link on the Space Computing website to submit abstracts. Please include the keyword “Presentation” in the Submission Title.
Major tracks planned for this conference are:
|Components, Radiation, and Packaging|
|Flight Data Processing|
|Machine Learning/Neural Computing|
Focus on emerging component, module, and packaging technologies that will advance space computing capabilities. Radiation test methods for and results on complex components are included.
Wide range of space computing topics including reconfigurable computing systems, high performance space computing, fault tolerant design, system on a chip and embedded memories, GPU-based computing, and effective use of many-core processor platforms.
Advances in flight data processing techniques including high-speed data processing, real-time data processing, and fault tolerance. Complex data processing applications that require software and FPGA co-processing solutions.
Focus on current and future avionics systems and architectures. New concepts for implementing reliable space networks and interoperability.
Machine learning/Neural computing techniques are increasingly providing state-of-the-art solutions in signal processing and are increasingly being explored for remote sensing, decision making, and anomaly detection tasks. Space computing faces many unique challenges such as operating in a radiation environment, employing a variety of sensors, and facing low size, weight, and power (SWaP) costs. This track encourages contributions on machine learning and neural-inspired approaches for enabling computing in space including deep learning and machine learning algorithms, neuromorphic hardware and other edge devices, neural-inspired sensors, and analysis ready datasets.
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 information please refer to the conference website: https://spacecomputing.ecs.baylor.edu/
Manuscripts (up to 12 pages) for full papers must be received by February 15, 2021. Acceptance notification will be emailed by May 15, 2021.
|August 21, 2020||Call for Full Papers and Participation|
|August 24, 2020||Author Submission Website Open|
|October 15, 2020||Abstracts Due|
|November 1, 2020||Abstract Acceptance Notification|
|February 15, 2021||Paper submission due date|
|May 15, 2021||Authors Acceptance Notification|
|June 15, 2021||Final Papers and Presentations Due (incorporating reviewer comments)|
|August 23-27, 2021||Conference|
We look forward to seeing you virtually in 2021!