SMC-IT 2021

8th IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT 2021).

Online - July 26-30, 2021

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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 8th edition, will provide an excellent opportunity for technical interchange for all aspects of IT used for space missions.


July 23, 2020 Call for Full Papers, Posters, and Mini-Workshop Proposals
October 5, 2020 Author Submission Website Open
February 15, 2021 Abstract Submission Deadline (extended)
February 22, 2021* Final Deadline for Papers, Posters and Mini-Workshop Proposals (extended)
May 3, 2021 Early-bird Registration opens
May 28, 2021 Authors Acceptance Notification (extended)
July 1, 2021 Final Manuscripts due (incorporating reviewer comments) (extended)
July 26-30, 2021 Conference (extended)

*The deadline for submitting new papers to SMC-IT 2021 has passed. Extensions to the submission deadline may be granted, including but not limited to COVID-induced special cases. Please reach out to the conference chairs at to discuss an extension, or, alternatively, you may want to consider submitting your paper to one of our co-located workshops.



Please see the document templates below for paper submissions and for proposing a Mini-Workshop concept. Templates are in LaTeX and MS Word formats. For further information and an overleaf template, see IEEE's conference template page.

Please upload your paper via this website.


Due to current travel and meeting restrictions, we are planning to conduct the event virtually.

The conference will be held virtually from July 26-30, 2021.

For general inquiries, please contact: To be placed on the SMC-IT mailing list, please send a blank email to To be removed from the list, please send a blank email to

We look forward to seeing you in Summer 2021!


Registration is now open. Click here to access the registration website.

All papers accepted must have at least one author registering as such and paying the author fee.