2024 Ka Conference - Call for Papers

Advance in Space Telecommunications, Navigation and Earth Observation


Authors are encouraged to submit a comprehensive abstract, with a minimum of 500 words plus graphics, via the Conference website before the abstract submission deadline. Your abstract should encompass the following key elements:

  1. Title: Clearly state the title of your paper.
  2. Authors' Information: Include the names of all authors, along with their affiliations, email addresses, and any pertinent credentials.
  3. Abstract Content: Provide a concise yet detailed summary of your research, including significant findings, methodologies, and implications. You may incorporate relevant text, figures, and references to enrich the context of your work.

Important dates:
• Abstract Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024

How to Submit:
1. Navigate to the submission page.
2. Follow the guidelines to upload your abstract.

Publication:
All accepted and orally presented papers will be published in the Online Proceedings (ISSN-2573-6124 online) of the 29th Ka and Broadband Space Communications Conference (KaBSC) web site, and indexed in Elsevier SCOPUS and Engineering Village Compendex.

Topics:



Communications, Navigation and Earth Observation Systems


  • Broadband High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Systems
  • NGSO Constellations (Technology, System Complexity, Economic Viability)
  • NGSO and GSO Interoperability
  • Small Satellites (Technology, Missions, Flight Results and Market Perspectives)
  • Digital Broadcast Platforms (Satellite and User Segment Technologies and Market Perspectives)
  • Stratospheric Platforms (Technology and Market Perspectives)
  • Ka/Q/V/W Bands Satellite Communications Systems
  • Maritime and In-Flight Communications Systems
  • Navigation Systems and Architectures
  • Earth Observation Systems and Architectures


Communications and Navigation Systems for Moon, Mars and Beyond


  • Interplanetary Navigation Systems
  • Lunar Systems Communications – Analyses and Technology
  • Ground Systems & Terminals for Moon, Mars and beyond
  • Interplanetary Network Systems and Technologies
  • Game Changing Technologies


Ground Systems & Networks, QoS, Integration with Terrestrial Networks


  • Networks and Ground Terminals (including Hybrid Terrestrial – Satellite Networks)
  • Hybrid GSO/NGSO Networks
  • Non-Terrestrial Networks in 5G/6G
  • Satellite Cooperative Networks
  • Satellite Integration with 5G/6G TN
  • Ground Systems Technologies, and Components
  • User Device and Terminal Requirements and technology
  • Gateways (RF and optical) and associated technologies
  • Ground Antennas
  • Software Defined Networks (including Resource Management and Optimization)
  • QoS and User Experience


Onboard Payload, Components, Technology


  • Highly flexible telecom Payload Architecture and Technologies
  • Earth Observation Payload Architectures, Technologies, and Components
  • Navigation Payload Architectures, Technologies, and Components
  • Hosted Payloads
  • Optical Payloads and Components
  • Onboard terminals for ISL and feeder link
  • High Speed Onboard Processing
  • Ka/Q/V/W Bands Components and Technology
  • Ultra-High Data Rate Modems: Power- and Bandwidth-Efficient Modulation for RF and optical links
  • Onboard (active and passive) Antennas
  • Critical RF Phenomena in Satcom (Passive Intermodulation, Multipactor, Corona)
  • Oscillating Heat Pipes
  • Nanotube Technology
  • Emerging Low-Cost Technology Trends: SDR’s, TT&C Software
  • Imaging Systems and Instruments for Earth Observation, Weather Tracking and Climate Science
  • Spacecraft Technology


Analysis, Simulations, Standards, Spectrum, Protocols


  • Systems Modelling and Market Assessment
  • Protocols and High Data Rate Waveforms
  • DVB and 3GPP standards implementations
  • New Satellite Modems, Protocols and Servers Supporting Advanced Services
  • Spectrum for New Services and impacts of WRC 23
  • Spectrum Coordination, Management and sharing techniques
  • Interference prevention and mitigation
  • Coexistence of Satellite Systems and 5G/6G terrestrial Networks


Propagation and Advanced Communications Research


  • Ka/Q/V/W Band Propagation Research and Communications Experiments
  • Propagation Channel Measurement and Modelling
  • Advanced Models for Propagation Studies
  • Impact of Propagation Modelling on Communication System Design


Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Communications, Optical and Quantum Communications


  • AI, Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Satellite Communications
  • AI in Satcom System Design, Manufacturing, and Operation
  • AI in Space Navigation Autonomy
  • AI in Earth Observation Data Analysis
  • Adaptive Communication Systems
  • Cognitive Communications and Networks
  • Optical and Quantum Communications


Special Topics


  • Launch and In-Flight Systems and Services (Launch Systems and Services, Rocket Reusability)
  • On-Orbit Assembly and Satellite Servicing
  • 6G technologies and impacts on future satellite systems
  • Security and Threat Detection in Space Systems
  • Space Sustainability
  • Spacecraft Swarms
  • Risk Management
  • Legal & Insurance Issues
  • Security issues


Application, Services and Ready to Market Commercial Applications


  • Systems Interoperability & Integrated Applications and Services (including SAR)
  • Dual Systems and Applications
  • Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
  • UAS Traffic Management (UTM)
  • Smart Cars/Smart Cities (Large Scale IoT)
  • Autonomous Vessels
  • Air Traffic Management, In-Flight Entertainment, Airline Operations
  • Space Tourism and Exploration
  • Package Delivery Via Drones
  • Consumer Satellite Broadband in the Era of 5G Terrestrial Rollout
  • Potential New or Emerging Applications to Reinvigorate FSS-MSS Growth


We look forward to your valuable contributions and the opportunity to showcase your advanced research at 29th Ka and Broadband Space Communications Conference.

Should you have any queries, please don't hesitate to reach out us at: organizingcommittee@kaconf.com

IMPORTANT DATES

01
ABSTRACT DUE

April 22, 2024

May 19, 2024

02
ABSTRACT NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

May 31, 2024

03
PAPER DUE

September 2, 2024