SMC-IT 2019

The 2019, IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT), at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

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About SMC-IT


Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the Technical Committee on Software Engineering, since 2003, the International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT) has gathered system and software engineers, scientists, and other practitioners with the objective of advancing information technology (IT) for space missions. As IT has progressively grown in importance to space exploration efforts and vice versa, it often becomes a major driver for what can be accomplished in space, as well as frequently dominating costs and schedules of space missions. This conference, in its 7th edition, will provide an excellent opportunity for technical interchange for all aspects of IT used for space missions.

CALL FOR PAPERS (link to PDF)

SCHEDULE
September 7, 2018 Call for Full Papers, Posters, and Mini-Workshop Proposals
October 8, 2018 Author Submission Website Open
March 6, 2019 Final Submission Date for Papers, Posters, and Mini-Workshop Proposals
April 26, 2019 Authors Acceptance Notification (**changed from earlier date**)
May 29, 2019 Early-bird Registration opens
May 31, 2019 Final Manuscripts due (incorporating reviewer comments)
July 30 - Aug 1, 2019 Conference

The conference will be held at the beautiful California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus in Pasadena, California. Caltech is located 12 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles and about 25 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. Quite separate from Los Angeles, Pasadena is a vibrant city in its own right with a rich set of cultural attractions and accommodations, including modern hotels, wide range of restaurants, many significant museums, and of course, home to not only Caltech, but also the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Norton Simon Museum, Rose Bowl, Old Town Shopping district, and within close proximity to other Southern California points of interest, such as Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Griffith and Mt Wilson Observatories, California Science Center (new home of Space Shuttle Endeavor), Universal Studios, Disneyland, and of course Southern California's beautiful beaches. Additional information will be forthcoming on possible post-conference tours to a few of these.

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We look forward to seeing you in Pasadena in Summer 2019!

CONFERENCE CHAIRS:
General Chair: Amalaye Oyake
Co-General Chair: Michael Campbell
Vice Chair, Prof George Djorgovski, Caltech Faculty Advisor
Advisor to the General Chair: Larry Bergman
Or for general inquiries: smc-it-chairs@baylor.edu


ORGANIZING COMMITEE:
Richard Doyle
María Dolores Rodríguez Moreno
Keith Schubert
Michela Munoz Fernandez
Brian Duncan

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Author Information
Submission Templates


Please see the document templates below for paper submissions and for proposing a Mini-Workshop concept. Templates are in LaTex and MS Word formats.

LaTex Template
MS Word Template
Mini-Workshop Proposal Template

Poster format: 30 x 40 printed to pin up or 30 x 40 poster board (for tripod).

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Vint Cerf
Dr. Vint Cerf

Bio

Dr. Malina Hills
Dr. Malina Hills

Bio

Dr. Gerard Holzmann
Dr. Gerard Holzmann

Bio

Rob Manning
Rob Manning

Bio

Jay Trimble
Jay Trimble

Bio

Schedule

Link to Schedule (XLSX Document)

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:00 AM Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
(Dabney Gardens)
8:00 AM PLENARY SESSION (Baxter Lecture Hall)
Welcome and Logistics - Amalaye Oyake (Gen Chair SMC-IT), David Henriquez (Gen Chair, SCC).
Welcome Message - Lt. Gen. Larry James, Dep Director, JPL
8:30 AM Keynote 1 - Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, JPL
9:15 AM Keynote 2 - Dr. Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
10:00 AM Break - (Dabney Gardens)
10:15 AM Assurance of Autonomy for Robotic Space Missions Mini-Workshop Day 1 6th Annual Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Workshop – Applied Research (STINT-AR) Mini-Workshop 2nd Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities Mini-Workshop Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) Mini-Workshop
12:00 PM Group Picture (Parsons-Gates)
12:15 PM Lunch (Dabney Gardens)
1:30 PM Assurance of Autonomy for Robotic Space Missions Mini-Workshop Day 1 6th Annual Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Workshop – Applied Research (STINT-AR) Mini-Workshop 2nd Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities Mini-Workshop Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) Mini-Workshop
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Assurance of Autonomy for Robotic Space Missions Mini-Workshop Day 1 6th Annual Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Workshop – Applied Research (STINT-AR) Mini-Workshop 2nd Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities Mini-Workshop
5:00 PM Industry Reception & Poster Session
(Dabney Hall and Gardens)
6:00 PM Dinner on your own
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
7:00 AM Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
(Dabney Gardens)
8:00 AM PLENARY SESSION (Baxter Lecture Hall)
Welcome and Logistics - Mike Campbell (Gen Chair SMC-IT), David Henriquez (Gen Chair, SCC).
8:30 AM Keynote 3 - Dr. Jay Trimble, Sr Research Scientist, NASA Ames
9:15 AM Keynote 4 - Dr. Gerard Holzmann, Founder, Nimble Research
10:00 AM Break - (Dabney Gardens)
10:15 AM Assurance of Autonomy for Robotic Space Missions Mini-Workshop Day 2 Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) for Space Applications Mini-Workshop Machine Learning for Space-based Applications Mini-Workshop
12:00 PM Lunch (Dabney Gardens)
1:00 PM Lunch Talk: "Solar Gravity Lens Telescope - A Big Idea for Space Exploration and Technology Development" - Dr. Henry Helvajian, The Aerospace Corp.
1:00 PM Assurance of Autonomy for Robotic Space Missions Mini-Workshop Day 2 Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSat Mission Mini-Workshop Agility in Flight Mini-Workshop
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Assurance of Autonomy for Robotic Space Missions Mini-Workshop Day 2 Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSat Mission Mini-Workshop Agility in Flight Mini-Workshop
5:00 PM Break
(walk to Athenaeum)
6:00 PM Reception and Dinner (Athenaeum)
7:30 PM Banquet Speaker - "Ten Meter Telescope" - Dr. Mahabal (Athenaeum)
Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:00 AM Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
(Dabney Gardens)
8:00 AM PLENARY SESSION (Baxter Lecture Hall)
Welcome and Logistics - Amalaye Oyake (Gen Chair SMC-IT), David Henriquez (Gen Chair, SCC).
8:30 AM Keynote 5 - Dr. Malina Hills, Sr VP, Space Systems Group,
The Aerospace Corporation
9:15 AM Keynote 6 - TBD
10:00 AM Break - (Dabney Gardens)
10:15 AM Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (EASe) Mini-Workshop CT SESSION: Fault Tolerance CT SESSION: Visualization
10:30 AM Complexity Analsys for Model Based Fault Diagnosis Systems, M. Prather (6) Absolute Localiztion Through Orbital Maps and Surface Perspctive Imagery: A Neural Network Approach and Synthetic Lunar Dataset, B. Wu (19)
11:00 AM Fault Tolerant Swarms, I.P. Dominquez (22) Multi-Mission, Interactive 3D Visualization in a Web Browser for Robotic System and Space Flight Mission Development and Operations, M. Pomeranz (16)
11:30 AM Generating Transit Light Curves with Variational Autocoders, D. Woodward (14) Procedural General of 3D Planetary Scale Terrains, L. Liu (3)
12:00 AM Quantifying the effects of gyroless flying of the Mars Express Spacecraft with machine learning, M. Petkovic (20)
12:00 PM Lunch (Dabney Gardens)
12:30 PM Caltech Campus Tour (optional)
1:00 PM Machine Learning for Space-based Applications Mini-Workshop CT SESSION: Planning/AI/ML CT SESSION: Telecom
1:30 PM The Planning Software Behind the Bright Spots on Ceres: The Challenges and Successes of Science Opportunity Analyzer, M. Llopis (9) The Multi Mission Time Correlation System, M. Reid (7)
2:00 PM A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Satellite Behavior, R. Mital (13) Interference Free Contact Plan Design for Wireless Communication in Space Terrestiral Networks, A. Freimann (21)
2:30 PM Apoptotic Computing Prototype for PreProgrammed Death of Cubesats to Avoid Becoming Space Junk, R. Sterritt (23) CGR-SPI: A New Enhanced Contact Graph Routing for Multi Source Data Communication in Deep Space Network, S. Dhara (4)
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Closing Plenary Session
3:30 PM Ground System Architecture Workshop (GSAW) 2019 Highlights - Rick Johnson,
The Aerospace Corp.
3:40 PM Mini-Workshop Summary Report-Outs - Mini-Workshop Leads
4:30 PM Conference Close - General Chairs
5:00 PM Conference Adjourn

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