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17-20 July 2006 Conference Dates

17-19 July 2006 Exhibit Dates

Invitation to Exhibit

SMC-IT 2006 is now accepting applications for exhibit space. The conference invites companies to exhibit products, materials and analytical tools related to Information Technology. Exhibitors are also invited to participate in Product Seminars, which will be offered in parallel to the technical program.

This is your opportunity to reach a diverse group of experts addressing the entire range of hardware and software aspects of IT applications for space. The Second International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT) gathers leading system designers, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and space explorers at one location to discuss current and future information technologies for space missions.

Past attendees and exhibitors have included the leading commercial and academic developers and researchers, such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Apple Computer, IBM, Microsoft, Cal Tech, Stanford University, University of California, NASA, FAA, DOE, and the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, as well as many others. Over 325 people attended the last SMC-IT conference in 2003.

Exhibit Space/Fees

We have a selection of exhibit levels:

Gold level (20x20 island): $4,000

Silver level (10x20 in-line): $2,200

Bronze level (10x10 in-line): $1,200

Research level (10x10 in-line): $550 (Non-profit organizations and universities)

The exhibit Floor Plan shows numbered exhibit spaces to select first, second, and third choices. Note that there are only 21 spaces available: 2- 20x20; 3-10x20; 16-10x10. Exhibit space will be assigned as first come, first served.

What’s included with the Exhibit Space

The conference will provide each exhibit space with a booth identification sign (two-line, 7 inches x 44 inches), one electrical circuit (500 watts), one table (6 feet x 30 inches), two chairs, and a wastebasket. For all in-line exhibits the Conference will provide standard pipe and drape. Wireless Internet access will be provided, but is not recommended for demonstrations. Exhibitors are responsible for any other requirement needed including additional electricity.

Product Seminars

Exhibitors are invited to present a 30-minute Product Seminar, which will be offered in parallel to the technical program. Once your application is received you will get an Exhibitor Kit that includes a Product Seminar Application.

Exhibitor Deadlines

Friday, 26 May 2006, 5 p.m. EST
Deadline for Exhibit Application and Full Payment

Friday, 16 June 2006, 5 p.m. EST
Deadline for cancellation with refund

Exhibitor Schedule

Sunday, 16 July 2006
Exhibitor Check-in 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(Early opportunity to pick up exhibitor badges)

Monday, 17 July 2006
Exhibitor Check-in 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Setup 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, 17 July 2006
Exhibit Reception 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Exhibit Hours 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Product Seminars 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 19 July 2006
Exhibit Hours 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Product Seminars 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 19 July 2006
Exhibit Dismantle 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Three Ways to Sign up for Exhibit Space

See and read the Exhibitor Prospectus.

1. Apply online at
2. Fax application to 1-202-728-0884
3. Send Application and Full Payment to:

SMC-IT 2006 Exhibits
IEEE Computer Society
1730 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
FAX: +1-202-728-0884

Questions about registration for exhibit space?

Call +1-202-371-0101 or send email to

A complete Exhibitor's Kit will be sent once the exhibit application is received.

Got questions? Need more information about exhibiting?

Don’t hesitate to call or send email.

Patricia Elson
NASA Ames Research Center

More about the Conference

The SMC-IT conference will explore all aspects of civilian, military, and commercial space missions, including flight systems, relevant ground systems, science data processing, engineering and development tools, operations, and telecommunications. The domains addressed extend from the observation of Earth to deep space, and include human crewed and robotic missions. The sessions will cover the entire IT lifecycle of mission development, including conceptual design, development of engineering tools, integration and testing, operations, science analysis, and quality control. Submitted papers will address a wide range of topics, including human spaceflight, earth orbiting systems, deep space missions, ground support systems, instruments, science, landers, rovers, and probes. A partial list of technology areas include:

  • Reliable software
  • Innovative fault tolerance approaches, 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-based networking
  • New software architectures, languages, compilers, tools, for space missions
  • Spaceborne computing architectures
  • Advanced high performance computing systems and applications
  • Revolutionary new information technologies

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