The Commercial Space Operations Program and Applied Aviation Sciences Department of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Aviation, are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Space Traffic Management Conference “Emerging Dynamics”. The conference will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida 16 - 18 November 2016 at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus.

We will continue to build upon the work of the previous years’ conferences. Quite a bit of progress has occurred in the space traffic management realm this past year. The U.S. Commercial Space Competitiveness Act addresses STM. The Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space included space traffic management as a new agenda item. The IAA Study Group is poised to publish a extensive update to its seminal 2006 study. Operationally, government initiatives dealing with integration through the National Air Space as well coordination of orbital activities are underway.

We have decided to expand the conference format to include roundtable discussion and posters as well as more traditional presentations of research and papers.

Abstracts are invited for both papers and posters. Abstracts may be up to 250 words and must indicate the precise title of the paper or poster, the area of interest, the author’s full name and affiliation, and complete contact information including an email address. The language of the conference is English. All abstracts will undergo peer review.

Papers chosen for presentation and publication in the digital proceedings should be between 4,500 and 6,000 words with proper references. Uploading instructions will be provided upon acceptance. Posters will also be featured in the digital proceedings.

Please submit your abstract by clicking the Submit button under the Author Corner in the sidebar. 

Event timetable:

Abstract deadline                               15 September 2016
Deadline for paper submission            21 October 2016
Deadline for presentations                  10 November 2016
Conference                                        16 – 18 November 2016

We continue to encourage papers encompassing the STM topics listed below. We are particularly interested in research and papers examining the role of human factors in space traffic management, the role of industry and industry’s needs and wants regarding traffic integration and coordination, and international initiatives and concerns. Papers espousing legal and policy perspectives regarding any of the topics discussed in this paragraph and listed below are welcome.

1. NAS Integration

  • Space Traffic Management Sustainment Strategy – Life Cycle Considerations
  • Unmanned Air Systems Integration into Commercial Space – User Needs vs. Policy Considerations
  • High Altitude Balloon impact upon the NAS
  • Impacts of Microsatellites upon the NAS
  • Integration of Air Traffic and Space Traffic Control Systems
  • Displays for Future Air/Space Traffic Control Systems
  • Communication Standards for Space Traffic
  • Suborbital and Orbital Planning and Sequencing
  • Traffic Flow Models for the NAS and Space Flight Penetrations
  • Spaceport Development and Regulation
  • Co-location of aviation and space flight operations
  • Safety aspects

2. Range Management

  • Commercial, Civil, and Military Range Safety Continuity
  • Security issues including cyber
  • Range Technology Modernization

3. Space Situational Awareness

  • Space Traffic Situation Awareness
  • Spaceflight Emergency and Contingency Planning
  • Impacts of Space Debris Mitigation and Remediation on Effective STM
  • Impacts upon spectrum management
  • Data sharing
  • International initiatives

4. Weather impacts: Meteorology and Space Weather

  • Space Weather Effects and Prognosis
  • Launch and Space Flight Meteorology
  • Orbital Debris and Space Weather Mitigation

Browse the contents of Space Traffic Management Conference:

2016 Emerging Dynamics
2015 The Evolving Landscape
2014 Roadmap to the Stars