2022 Joint Conference - Call for Papers

The unprecedented transformation of the communications satellite systems industry by nascent NGSO mega-constellation deployments, worldwide rollouts of terrestrial 5G networks, and ceaseless exponential spread of fiber networks demand that innovative applications, architectures, systems, and technologies be developed to ensure telecommunications, navigation and Earth observation satellite systems maintain an essential role in offering solutions and services for humankind into the foreseeable future.

The Joint Conference will explore the evolution and interoperability of telecommunication, navigation and Earth observation satellite systems; constellation and small satellite systems advances; optical and quantum communications; extension of the 5G network to near Earth, lunar, and deep space environments; and the latest results in propagation research at Ka, Q/V and higher frequency bands; navigation; vehicle autonomy and human exploration; broadband data backhaul from scientific missions and remote sensing; and the challenges of radio frequency interference and orbital debris control and mitigation.

Following the recent conclusion of COP26 and the heightened public attention on climate change and its mitigation, the Joint Conference intends also to encourage participation and contributions in all areas of telecommunications, navigation and Earth observation satellite systems, missions and applications focused on Earth observation, climate change, and environmental monitoring and change mitigation.

The selected 2022 theme of the Joint 27th Ka and Broadband and 39th ICSSC Conference is:
“Telecommunications, Navigation and Remote Sensing Satellite Systems for Earth Observation and Space Exploration.”

Will be explored throughout the conference in esteemed keynote lectures, plenary panels, and parallel technical sessions.

This year’s event will bring together researchers, practitioners and experts in academia, industry, space agencies and regulatory organizations around the world to examine challenges and potential solutions to address the emerging opportunities presented by the industry’s transformation and the pressing need for climate monitoring and change mitigation. Participants will have unique opportunities for networking, strengthening alliances and establishing new partnerships and collaborations.

We are soliciting papers in all areas of activity covering the topics below.

Satellite and New Satellite Systems

  • Broadband High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems
  • LEO systems (technology, complexity and economic viability)
  • Small satellites (technology, missions, flight results and market perspectives)
  • Stratospheric platforms (technology and market perspectives)
  • Data relay systems
  • Advanced NGSO and GSO Inter-System, Intra-System, Interference Mitigation Techniques
  • NGSO Constellations (Technology, System Complexity, Economic Viability)
  • Telecommunications Systems and Technology for Space Exploration (Moon, Mars and Beyond)
  • Digital Broadcast Platforms (Satellite and User Segment Technologies and Market Perspectives)
  • Q/V/WW-Bands Satellite Communications

NGSO (LEO & MEO) Megaconstellations

  • Proposed and Operational Systems
  • Business Model
  • QoS and User Experience Issues
  • Integration with 5G/6G Systems
  • User Device and Terminal Requirements and technology

Ground Systems & Networks

  • Networks and Ground Terminals, including Hybrid Terrestrial – Satellite Networks
  • Non-Terrestrial Networks in 5G/6G World
  • Hybrid GSO/NGSO Networks
  • Network Interoperability
  • Ground Systems, Technologies, and Components
  • Gateways
  • Ground Antennas
  • Software Defined Networks including Resource Management and Optimization
  • 5G Integration into Satellite Networks

Systems Interoperability & Integrated Applications

  • Interoperability Solutions (Standards, Technologies, Techniques, Policies)
  • Integrated Applications and Services (Telecom, Earth Observation and Navigation)
  • 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
  • Package Delivery Via Drones

Payload Technology

  • Hosted Payloads
  • Digital Payload Architecture and Technologies
  • Advanced Digital Payloads and Adaptive Transmit Power Allocation Enabling Flexible HTS Systems
  • Ultra-High Data Rate Modems: Power- and Bandwidth-Efficient Modulation
  • Onboard Antenna Technology

Onboard Components Technology

  • Atomic Clocks
  • Oscillating Heat Pipe
  • X-Ray Technology
  • Nanotube Technology
  • Spacecraft Technology (including Cooperative Networks and Spacecraft Swarms)
  • Emerging Low-Cost Technology Trends: SDR’s, TT&C Software
  • High Speed Onboard Processing
  • Cognitive Communications and Networks
  • Onboard Antenna Technology
  • Q/V/W Bands Technology and Experiments


  • Propagation Experiments (Ongoing and Planned)
  • Propagation Research, including Channel Measurement and Modelling
  • Spectrum for New Services
  • Q/V/W Band Technology, Experiments and Systems
  • Coexistence of Satellite Systems and 5G/6G networks
  • IMT to Satellite interference model

Analysis, Simulations, Spectrum, Standards and Protocols

  • Protocols and High Data Rate Waveforms
  • New DVB Standards
  • Systems Modelling and Market Assessment
  • New Satellite Modems, Protocols and Servers Supporting Advanced Services
  • Critical RF Phenomena in Satcom (Passive Intermodulation, Multipactor, Corona)
  • Spectrum management
  • Frequency assignment issues and techniques
  • Interference prevention and mitigation

Optical Communications

  • Optical and Quantum Communications
  • High-Speed Optical Communications
  • Optical Payload Technologies

Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Communications

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Satellite Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence in Satcom System Design, Manufacturing, and Operation
  • Cognitive Communications and Networks

Special Topics

  • Commercialization of Space (Tourism and Exploration)
  • In-Flight System and Services
  • Launch Services
  • Launcher Pricing Projections
  • Launch Systems and Rocket Reusability
  • On-orbit Assembly
  • On-Orbit Satellite Servicing
  • Risk Management
  • Frequency Coordination and Legal & Insurance Issues
  • Dual Systems and Applications
  • In-Flight System and Services
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security (Physical Layer Through Network Layer; Quantum Communications)
  • Software Defined Networks, including Resource Management and Optimization
  • Ready to Market Commercial Applications 
  • Consumer Satellite Broadband in the Era of 5G Terrestrial Rollout
  • Potential New or Emerging Applications to Reinvigorate FSS-MSS Growth
  • Space Sustainability


  • Applications and Services
  • Systems & Payload Architectures, Technologies, and Components
  • Maritime and In-Flight Communications Systems and Autonomy
  • Navigation: From Earth to the Moon, and Beyond
  • Next Generation Space Communications and Navigation Architecture

Earth Observation, Climate and Earth Environment Monitoring and Change Mitigation

  • Earth Observation Programs & Missions
  • Systems & Payloads Architecture, Technologies, and Components
  • Imaging Systems and Instruments for Earth Observation, Weather Tracking and Climate Science
  • Small Satellite Earth-Observation Programs
  • Earth Observation Applications and Services




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