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:

* cFE/cFS Community Workshop: October 26, 2015 - Draft Agenda
Please contact: [opensat.cfs at gmail dot com] or [cfs-community at lists dot nasa dot gov] for cFE/cFS questions.
* FSW-15 Workshop: October 27-29, 2015 - Draft Agenda
Please contact: [spacefsw at gmail dot com] for FSW15 questions.
* Registrations : Waitlist Closed On Sep 22nd, 2015 confirmations emailed to all confirmed attendees.
* Abstracts Acceptance : Closed

Adding your name to email list:

Please send email to spacefsw at gmail dot com with your first and last name, your employer or the entity you represent.

Social Events and Hotel:

Please RSVP for these social events:

On the evening of Wednesday Oct 28, the workshop (thanks to our sponsors) has organized a dinner from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the same location i.e. Building 200, 11101 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723. Please note, for FSW15 attendees this sponsored dinner is free of any charge. We extend a huge thank you to our sponsors i.e. OAR, AdaCore, TTTech, MathWorks, and STAR-Dundee !!

On the evening of Monday Oct 26, please join us for Happy Hour at La Palapa Too, a Mexican restaurant. On the evening of Tuesday Oct 27, please join us for Happy Hour at Facci, an Italian restaurant. Please note, these two events are not sponsored.

All events are within 5-10 minute walking distance of newly opened The Homewood Suites at 7531 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD; which has offered discounted rate. Please note, all applicable daily room rates and service fees, are separate. In Maryland, currently the state tax rate is 6% and the hotel occupancy tax rate is 7%. Please note, attendees are solely responsible for any hotel charges and fees. The hotel is within 10 minute walking distance of workshop location.


This year, the workshop is co-sponsored by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Registration and acceptance of abstracts are closed. On August 26th 2015, an email was sent to all primary authors of the selected presentations along with URLs for required release forms i.e. JHU/APL Media Release and FSW-15 Release. We are requesting all presenters to send signed release forms and presentations at least by Oct 19th 2015, a week before the workshop. On September 12th, 2015 a confirmation email was sent to all registered attendees.

Please email your presentations in word/pdf/pptx format to [spacefsw at gmail dot com]. Please note, presentations will be webcasted via WebEx this year. So, please send the presentations at least a week before the workshop. Each presentation will be limited to 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers from the local and then remote 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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