FSW 2015 Call For Participation

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
October 27-29, 2015

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in conjunction with the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hosting the 2015 Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software (FSW-15) in Laurel, Maryland.


Building 200 E-100 Auditorium
11101 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD, USA 20723

Important Dates:

* Abstracts Due: Monday July 13th, 2015
* Acceptance Notification: Monday Sep 14th, 2015
* cFE/cFS Community Workshop: October 26, 2015 (tentatively scheduled for 9 AM)
* FSW-15 Workshop: October 27-29, 2015


Please see the Registration Form for FSW-15. There is no fee for attending the workshop. However, attendance will be limited to 120 attendees. This year, the workshop will be co-sponsored by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).


Please email your abstracts (1-2 paragraphs or 1-2 slides) in word/pdf/pptx format to spacefsw at gmail dot com. Please note, presentations are usually limited to 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers from the audience.

Workshop Background:

With the advent of faster processors and advanced hardware architectures, the modern spacecraft is highly reliant upon flight software for mission success. Software is integral to most of the spacecraft subsystems ranging from power to propulsion to instrument operations. Additionally, spacecraft developers are moving beyond providing only infrastructure to creating applications that can revolutionize how these vehicles are operated and how data is processed on-board.

This workshop provides an opportunity to present current flight architectures, novel approaches to mission solutions, and techniques for flight software development, integration, test and verification in an informal and open setting that facilitates communication across organizations and agencies. The following is a list of potential subject areas:

* Flight software engineering and testing
* Autonomy
* Model based software development
* Navigation, fault management, and command sequence control
* Onboard communication
* Space network protocols
* Onboard data processing
* Software modeling, simulation and testbeds
* Spacecraft software architectures
* Agile software development
* Flight processors and operating systems
* Planning, tasking and execution
* Systems engineering
* Software Verification and Validation
* Testing Technologies
* Lessons learned

This is a PRESENTATION ONLY workshop. Presentations MUST NOT contain US Export Controlled information (aka ITAR), and notice of this must be indicated on all presentations.

The Aerospace Corporation, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Southwest Research Institute are the Founding Sponsors of the Flight Software Workshop. Additional sponsorship opportunities exist for 2015 workshop. Please email inquiries to the organizing committee at "spacefsw at gmail dot com".

Organizing Committee:

* General Chair - Subodh Harmalkar, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
* Networking Chair - Amalaye Oyake, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
* Finance Chair - Dr. Alan Unell, The Aerospace Corporation
* Technical Chair - Christopher Krupiarz, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
* Administrative Chair - Rhonda Strianese, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


The 2015 Flight Software Workshop will be sponsored by following organizations. Please contact the Organizing Committee for additional funding opportunities:


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