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SMC-IT 2009 : IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology


When Jul 19, 2009 - Jul 23, 2009
Where Pasadena, CA, USA
Abstract Registration Due Nov 3, 2008
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2009
Categories    information technology

Call For Papers

(SMC-IT 2009)

July 19 - 23, 2009

Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
The Third IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT) is the first forum to gather system designers, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and space explorers for the objective of advancing information technology for space missions. The forum will provide an excellent opportunity for fostering technical interchange on all hardware and software aspects of IT applications in space missions. The conference, held in the beautiful city of Pasadena, California, will focus on current IT practice and challenges as well as emerging information technologies with applicability for future space missions.


November 3, 2008 - Abstracts Deadline
February 1, 2009 - Manuscripts Due
March 1, 2009 - Early Bird Online Registration Begins
April 15, 2009 - Papers Camera Ready
June 1, 2009 - Early Bird Online registration Ends
June 2, 2009 - Late Online Registration Begins
July 8, 2009 - Online registration Closed - On Site only after this date

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Topics of Interest

• Reliable software and innovative fault tolerance approaches, and including software-based methods
• Autonomy - rovers to operations
• Autonomy - system validation
• Automated planners and schedulers
• Human robotic interfaces
• Engineering design and modeling tools
• IT tools for risk management
• Innovative IT methods for rapid technology mission infusion
• Real-time information systems
• Embedded IT systems (for control or onboard processing)
• Machine vision and advanced image processing methods
• Real-time software and IT hardware in the loop
• Novel applications - spacecraft, ground systems, telecom
• IT for low cost operations
• OOD methods that enhances reuse
• Middleware services
• Knowledge capture, management, and ontologies
• On-board vehicle health diagnosis and repair
• Reducing software development costs and risk through CMMI
• Science and user software applications
• IT for the Interplanetary Network and next generation space- and based networking
• New software architectures, languages, compilers, tools for and space missions
• Spaceborne computing architectures
• Advanced high performance computing systems and applications
• Revolutionary new information technologies


Sven Grenander (+1 818 354-0156)
Larry Bergman (+1 818 393-5314)

Steering Committee:

Joe Bredekamp (NASA HQ/SMD, USA)
Richard Doyle (JPL, USA)
Michael Hinchey (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Peter Hughes (NASA GSFC, USA)
Roy Sterritt (University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland)
Eugene Tu (NASA ARC, USA)

Organizing Committee:

Sven Grenander (JPL, USA) +1 818 354-0156
Larry Bergman (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-5314
Marj Burris (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-1340
Kathy Little (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-2744
Catalina Villarreal (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-5313

Exhibits Chair:

Catalina Villarreal (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-5313

Finance Chair:

Marj Burris (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-1340

Web Site / Graphics:

Kathy Little (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-2744

Local Arrangements / Events Chairs:

Marj Burris (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-1340
Catalina Villarreal (JPL, USA) +1 818 393-5313

Student Tracks:

James Cutler (University of Michigan, USA)
Christopher Kitts (SCU, USA)
Keith Schubert (CSUSB, USA) - Chair +1 909 537-5328, (discussion group with interested attendees)

Program Committee:

Edmund Baroth (JPL, USA)
Joseph Betser (Aerospace Corp, USA)
Rupak Biswas (NASA ARC, USA)
Andre Bos (Science-And-Technology Dependable Solutions, The Netherlands)
Michael Campbell (Aerospace Corp, USA)
Amadeo Cesta (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy)
James Cutler (University of Michigan, USA)
Erik DeBenedictis (DOE Sandia, USA)
Michael Doyon (CSA, Canada)
Jeff Estefan (JPL, USA)
Martin Feather (JPL, USA)
Amir Fijany (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
James Fischer (NASA GSFC, USA)
Michael Hinchey (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Ari Jonsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
Andrew Keys (NASA MSFC, USA)
Christopher Kitts (SCU, USA)
Sabine Krueger (ESA, INT)
James Kurien (NASA ARC, USA)
Angela Li (JHU APL, USA)
Kohtake Naohiko (JAXA, Japan)
Han Park (NGC, USA)
Kanna Rajan (MBARI, USA)
Maria D. R-Moreno (University of Alcala, Spain)
Dan Smith (NASA GSFC, USA)
Keith Schubert (CSUSB, USA)
Tomas Soderstrom (JPL, USA)
Mark Stalzer (Caltech, USA)
Sheila Vaidya (DOE LLNL, USA)
Hans Zima (JPL, USA)

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