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The Ninth International Conference on Advances in
Satellite and Space Communications

SPACOMM 2017
April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy


Call for Papers

Significant efforts have been allotted to design and deploy global navigation satellite communications systems, Satellite navigation technologies, applications, and services experience still challenges related to signal processing, security, performance, and accuracy. Theories and practices on system-in-package RF design techniques, filters, passive circuits, microwaves, frequency handling, radars, antennas, and radio communications and radio waves propagation have been implemented. Services based on their use are now available, especially those for global positioning and navigation. For example, it is critical to identify the location of targets or the direction of arrival of any signal for civilians or on-purpose applications; smarts antennas and advanced active filters are playing a crucial role.  Also progress has been made for transmission strategies; multiantenna systems can be used to increase the transmission speed without need for more bandwidth or power. Special techniques and strategies have been developed and implemented in electronic warfare target location systems.

The SPACOMM series of events constitutes an attempt to evaluate the state of the art on academia and industry on the satellite, radar, and antennas based communications bringing together scientists and practitioners with challenging issues, achievements, and lessons learnt.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Signal processing in telecommunications

Signal processing theory and practice
Advances in modulation and coding
Image and multidimensional signal processing
Signal filter design and structures
Multirate filtering, filter banks, and adaptive filters
Fast signal processing algorithms
Nonlinear signals and systems
Nonuniform transformation
2D nonuniform DFT
Fast algorithm of NDFT
Advanced image/video coding
Advanced prediction techniques
Signal detection and reconstruction
Spectral estimation and time-frequency analysis
Higher order spectrum analysis
Parameter estimation 
Array signal processing
Statistical signal analysis
Signal and system modeling
Cyclostationary signal analysis
Active noise control, active noise reduction and echo cancellation
Psychoacoustics and room acoustics
Signal processing for music
Binaural systems and multidimensional signal systems
Geophysical and seismic signal processing
Nonlinear interpolation/resampling
Extensions to wavelet based coding (x-lets)
Low complexity image/video compression
Multiple resolution signal processing
New approach to digital signal processing
Compression of random data
Recompression of compressed data
2D projection of 3D data
Stereo data matching
Emerging applications requiring new compression tools
Unified compression and recognition
H.264 and latest video coding standards
Latest audio coding standards

Remote spatial sensing

Remote sensing technology and geographic information system (GIS)
Remote sensing computation applications
Optical communication for remote sensing
High performance computing for remote sensing
Lidar technology in remote sensing
Satellites and remote sensing
Geolocation of radio frequency signals
Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image process modeling
Quality of remote data (spatial, spectral, radiometric and temporal resolutions)
Remote sensing tools and software
Sensor calibration
Applications of remote sensing
Remote sensing for solar energy forecasting
Turbulence modeling and simulation
Climate prediction models

Antenna/Radar signal processing

Signal detection and estimation
RF engineering
Active filters
Analog and digital filters
Oscillator circuit design
Circuit design for high-speed frequency synthesis
Statistical and adaptive signal processing
Computational electrodynamics
Signal processing for sensing systems
RFID and MMIC design principles and applications
Microstrip circuit design and applications
Design and analysis of microwave radiometer systems
Modem microwave
System-in-package RF design and applications

Satellite and space communications

Earth-space communications
MIMO satellite communications
Hybrid satellite and terrestrial networks
Access Schemes
Demand Assignment Multiple Access (DAMA)
Cross-layer air interface design
Channel models
Navigation services
Reliable multicast protocols
Transport protocol performance over satellite
IP over satellite Routing protocols
Game theory applications in satellite networks
Onboard switching and processing technologies
QoS and performance
Call admission control schemes
Dynamic bandwidth allocation
Adjacent and terrestrial interference
Fade mitigation techniques
Advanced channel modeling
Security, privacy, and trust
Radio resource management
IT application in Space Communications
Standards activities

Delay Tolerant Networking

Use of DTN protocols in space missions
DTN for PI/instrument connectivity
Routing for DTNs
Performance and reliability of DTN protocols

Satellites and nano-satellites

Satellite communications (hybrid satellites and terrestrial networks)
Special protocols for nano-satellites
Onboard processing technology
Interplanetary communications (spatial mission analysis; in-flight experiences; delay tolerant networking [DTN])
Nano satellites and nano-rockets
Fundamental of nano-satellites communications
New technologies specific for small satellites
Applications (earth observation, science, telecommunications, navigation)
New technologies
Satellite constellation design

Geographic Information and applications

Geographic information systems
Earth observation
Global positioning systems
Digital terrain modeling
Principles of GNSS, inertial and multi-sensor integrated navigation systems
GNSS applications
Spectrum systems for GNSS
GNSS devices for weak signals
Wireless positioning technologies and applications
Modern tracking systems
Satellite navigation (GPS, Galileo, augmentation systems)
Visibility analysis of a satellite, or satellite constellation

Remote sensing

Remote Sensing Technology and Geographic Information System (GIS)
Remote Sensing Computation Applications
Optical Communication for Remote Sensing
High Performance Computing for Remote Sensing
Lidar Technology in Remote Sensing
Satellites and Remote Sensing; Geolocation of Radio Frequency Signals
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Image Process Modeling
Quality of Remote Data (spatial, spectral, radiometric and temporal resolutions)
Remote Sensing Tools and Software
Sensor Calibration
Applications of Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing for Solar Energy Forecasting
Turbulence Modeling and Simulation
Climate Prediction Models

Satellite/space communications-based applications

Satellite-based disaster recovery
Satellite-based large-scale sensor-networks
Satellite-based power grids monitoring and control
Satellite-based remote eHealth
Satellite based alarm systems
Satellite-based sensing and data mining
Satellite-based weather forecast
Satellite-based earthquake surveillance
Satellite-based environmental surveillance

Radar systems

Radar systems analysis and modeling
Radar and signal processing
Short range FM radar
Millimeter-wave radar targets
Radar reflectivity (land and sea)
Radar system performance modeling
Interception and analysis of radar signal

Antennas

Antenna design and communications
Adaptive antenna and phased arrays for radar and communications
Smart antennas
Radioware propagation and antennas for personal communications
Dielectric resonator antennas
Multiantenna wireless communications systems
Antennas and propagation for body-centric wireless communications
Ultrawideband antennas
Mobile antennas systems
Parasitic antennas for cellular communications

Radio

Radio resource management and dynamic spectrum sharing
Platforms and architectures for cognitive radio
Access schemes
Wireless network co-existence
Ultra-Wideband cognitive radio system
Interference metric modeling
Beamforming and MIMO for interference avoidance
Anti-jamming channel coding
QoS provisioning and MAC protocols
Self-organizing mesh networks and autonomic communications
Multi-resolution channel sensing algorithms

Warfare

Electronic warfare target location systems
Statistical multisource-multitarget information fusion
Multisensor data fusion
Multimodel surveillance
Military applications

Galaxy-scale satellite communications and exploration missions

Planetary exploration management
Space astronomy advances
Solar-terrestrial sciences
Space life sciences and mission monitoring
Space physical sciences and satellite communications
Operational space medicine
Human exploitation of space resources

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

Dec. 5 January 18, 2017

Notification

February 20, 2017

Registration

March 5, 2017

Camera ready

March 15, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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