Space Traffic Management Conference
The Space Security and Safety (SSS) Program at The University of Texas at Austin’s Strauss Center and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Lockheed Martin, will hold the 7th annual Space Traffic Management conference, “Trust, But Verify: Incentivizing Compliance Through Shared Monitoring and Assessment.” The conference will take place virtually via Zoom webinar on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and Wednesday, January 27. The conference is being organized by SSS Program Lead Dr. Moriba Jah, and non-resident SSS scholar Dr. Diane Howard.
This year’s conference, held virtually from 8 – 11 am CT, will begin with a 45-minute keynote and be followed by three 45-minute moderated panels with a Q&A.
At STM Conferences, experts from all over the world gather to discuss and exchange on space traffic management. Technical sessions are devoted to topics like Range Management, Airspace/Orbital Space Integration, Space Safety, Security, and Sustainability, Space Environment Effects and Impacts and Related Issues.
Abstracts of up to 250 words are invited to apply and must include the precise title of the paper, the topic 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. Technical paper abstracts in the areas described above or related to Space Traffic Management will be accepted electronically through the conference email [email protected] beginning November 2nd, 2020. Please be sure to designate the topic area your paper addresses (see topics listed below). The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 15, 2020.
The abstract template is available here.
For authors whose abstracts are selected, there will be two types of presentations: (a) sessions and (b) panels. Session presenters should be be available to do the following: (1) Submit a draft paper by the below deadline (2) Pre-record a max 15-minute video on their paper which will be due before the conference (3) Be available for a live Q&A panel one of the days of the conference (45-minute max) and (4) Finalize papers as applicable. Panelists will need to (1) Submit a max 700 word op-ed on the topic of their panel due before the conference and (2) Be available for a live Q&A panel one of the days of the conference (45-minutes).
October 30, 2020: Call for Papers
December 15, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
December 18, 2020: Registration opens
December 28, 2020: Final abstracts selected and invitations extended
January 15, 2021: Preliminary program available
January 18, 2021: Draft papers due and published to IAA’s website
January 26-27, 2021: Conference