2024 ICSSC Conference - Call for Papers

The 41st International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC 2024) will explore:

  • the latest developments in satellite systems for telecommunication, navigation, earth observation, and space exploration.
  • advances in space AI, optical and quantum communications, and 5G/6G networks interoperability with space and extension to near Earth, Lunar, and deep space environments.
  • regulatory, business, and technical aspects of direct satellite to cellular mobile service.
  • latest results in propagation research at Ka, Q/V, W/E bands, and Optical.
  • emerging techniques in navigation, vehicle autonomy, and human exploration.
  • challenges of radio frequency interference and orbital debris control and mitigation.
  • and many more.

This year’s conference will be held in beautiful Seattle USA on 24 – 27 September 2024 and will bring together researchers, practitioners and experts in academia, industry, space agencies and regulatory organizations around the world to examine challenges and potential solutions. ICSSC 2024 provides a unique occasion for participants to network, strengthen alliances, and establish new partnerships and collaborations.

Submit Your Abstract:


Papers are solicited in all areas of activity covering the topics below. Authors are invited to submit via the Joint Conference website (www.kaconf.com) a reasonably detailed abstract (comprising 1-2 pages, including title, authors’ name(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es), and text, figures, and references) by the submission deadline of 22nd April 2024.

Professional Publication:


ICSSC 2024 papers will be professionally published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), London, and searchable and accessible on the online platforms of both IEEE Xplore and IET Digital Library.

Topics:



NGSO Satellite and New Satellite 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
  • NGSO Constellations (Technology, System Complexity, Economic Viability)
  • Digital Broadcast Platforms (Satellite and User Segment Technologies and Market Perspectives)
  • Q/V/W/E Bands Satellite Communications Systems, Intersatellite Links
  • Optical Satellite Communications Systems, Intersatellite Links
  • Proposed and Operational Systems
  • Business Model
  • QoS and User Experience Issues
  • Integration with 5G/6G Systems
  • User Device and Terminal Requirements and technology
  • Advanced NGSO and GSO Inter-System, Intra-System, Interference Mitigation Techniques


GSO 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
  • GSO Constellations (Technology, System Complexity, Economic Viability)
  • Digital Broadcast Platforms (Satellite and User Segment Technologies and Market Perspectives)
  • Q/V/W/E Bands Satellite Communications Systems, Intersatellite Links
  • Optical Satellite Communications Systems, Intersatellite Links
  • Proposed and Operational Systems
  • Business Model
  • QoS and User Experience Issues
  • Integration with 5G/6G Systems
  • User Device and Terminal Requirements and technology
  • Advanced NGSO and GSO Inter-System, Intra-System, Interference Mitigation Techniques


Space Exploration Satellite Systems


  • Telecommunications Systems for Space Exploration ((Moon, Mars and Beyond)
  • Telecommunications Subsystems, Equipment and Components Technology
  • Navigation Systems for Space Exploration
  • Navigation Subsystems, Equipment and Components Technology
  • Ground Systems & Terminals (for Earth, Moon, and Mars)


Direct to Mobile Satellite Systems


  • Proposed and Operational Systems
  • Business Model
  • Technical Challenges, QoS, and User Experience Issues


Satellite Networks and Ground Systems


  • 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


Satellite Payload Technology


  • Hosted Payloads
  • Digital Payload Architecture and Technologies
  • Advanced Digital Payloads and Adaptive Transmit Power Allocation
  • Digital Transparent Payloads
  • Digital Regenerative Payloads
  • Ultra-High Data Rate Modems: Power- and Bandwidth-Efficient Modulation
  • Onboard Antenna Technology
  • Digital Beamforming Technology


Satellite Onboard Components Technology


  • Atomic Clocks
  • Oscillating Heat Pipes
  • 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
  • Q/V/W/E Bands Components and Technology
  • Optical Components and Technology


Analysis, Simulations, Standards, Spectrum and Protocols


  • Protocols and High Data Rate Waveforms
  • New DVB Standards
  • New 3GPP NTN 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
  • Coexistence of Satellite Systems and 5G/6G networks


Satellite Optical Communications


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


Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Satellite Communications


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


Navigation Satellite Systems


  • 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
  • Applications and Services


Earth Observation Satellite Systems


  • Earth Observation Programs & Missions
  • Climate and Earth Environment Monitoring and Change Mitigation
  • 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


Propagation


  • Propagation Experiments (Ongoing and Planned)
  • Propagation Research, including Channel Measurement and Modelling
  • Q/V/W/E Band Experiments
  • Spectrum for New Services
  • IMT to Satellite interference model


Special Topics


  • Space debris: challenges and mitigation
  • Commercialization of Space (Tourism and Exploration)
  • In-Flight System and Services
  • Launch Services
  • Launch Systems and Rocket Reusability On-orbit Assembly and Satellite Servicing
  • Risk Management
  • Frequency Coordination and Legal & Insurance Issues
  • Dual Systems and Applications
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security (Physical Layer Through Network Layer
  • 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


IMPORTANT DATES

01
ABSTRACT DUE

April 22, 2024

02
ABSTRACT NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

May 31, 2024

03
PAPER DUE

September 2, 2024