The role of space information technology has progressively grown in importance from the earliest days of space exploration to today, with the result that it often dominates the costs and schedules of space mission projects. The 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 with 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 will focus on current IT practice and challenges as well as emerging information technologies with applicability for future space missions. IT in all aspects of the space mission will be explored, including flight systems, relevant ground systems, science data processing, engineering and development tools, operations, and telecommunications. The entire IT lifecycle of the mission development will also be covered, such as conceptual design, engineering tools development, integration and test, operations, science analysis, and quality control.
November 18 2013 – Call for Full Papers and Mini-Workshop Summaries
December 1, 2013 – Author Submission Website Open
January 31, 2014 – Final Submission Date
April 21, 2014 – Authors Acceptance Notification
June 1, 2014 – Camera Ready Manuscripts Due (incorporating reviewer comments)
September 24-26, 2014 – Conference