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Call For Papers

The Commercial Space Operations Program and Applied Aviation Sciences Department of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Aviation, are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Space Traffic Management Conference “An Evolving Landscape”. The conference will be held 12 – 13 November 2015 at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus in Florida.

This year we will build upon the success of last year’s conference. Participants brought the roadmap into focus, identifying and prioritizing issues. This year’s objective is to explore the next steps for collaborative, responsible, sustainable coordination of space traffic with other modalities.

To this end, we again invite papers of 4,500 to 6,000 words in length. Abstracts may be up to 250 words and must indicate the precise title of the paper, 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.

Event timetable:

Abstract deadline                                8 September 2015
Deadline for paper submission           30 September 2015
Deadline for presentations                  21 October 2015
Conference                                          12-13 November 2015

We 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.     Access to and Return from Outer Space

  • Space Traffic Management Sustainment Strategy – Life Cycle Considerations
  • Unmanned Air Systems Integration into Commercial Space – User Needs vs. Policy Considerations
  • 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
  • A Community of Practice for Spaceports
  • NextGen Roadmap for Space
  • Co-location of Aviation and Spaceflight Operations
  • Safety Aspects Including Continuing Development of Hazard Analysis
  • Commercial, Civil, and Military Range Safety Continuity
  • Security Issues Including Cyber
  • Range Technology Modernization
  • Issues Pertaining to the Area Above 60,000 feet
  • Traffic De-confliction Methods
  • The ICAO/OOSA Collaboration

2.     Operations and Activities in Space

  • Space Traffic Situational Awareness
  • International Collaboration
  • Industry Initiatives
  • Spaceflight Emergency and Contingency Planning
  • Impacts of Space Debris Mitigation and Remediation on Effective STM
  • Impacts of Traffic upon Spectrum Management
  • The Business Case for Debris Remediation
  • Better Collision Predictors

3.     Weather impacts: Meteorology and Space Weather

  • Space Weather Effects and Prognosis
  • Launch and Space Flight Meteorology
  • Orbital Debris and Space Weather Mitigation
  • Engineering Cost to Protect Against Weather
  • The role of Insurers in Providing Launch Weather Forecasting
  • Space Weather Services for Horizontal Launch Sites

Click here to view the outcomes of last year’s STM Conference

We sincerely hope you will join us.

Diane and the STM Conference Team


Browse the contents of 2015 The Evolving Landscape:

Thursday, 12 November
Friday, 13 November