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. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Space Computing Conference.

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.


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!

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

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).