FSW 2016 Call For Participation

Beckman Institute Auditorium, California Institute Technology
December 12th, 2016 - CFS Community Day
December 13-15, 2016 - Flight Software Workshop

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in conjunction with The Aerospace Corporation and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, is hosting the 2016 Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software (FSW-16).

Location of Workshop:

The 2016 Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software will be held in the Beckman Institute Auditorium (not to be confused with the Beckman Auditorium) on the Caltech Campus. Address: 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 (Between Del Mar and California). The Beckman Institute is visible from California Blvd. Beckman Institute Photo.

Important Dates:

First Call for Presentations: Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Abstracts Submission Deadline: CLOSED
Acceptance Notification: Friday, October 21st, 2016
Draft Agenda: Please review DRAFT AGENDA. Please note, there may be updates.
Presentations Deadline: Thursday, December 1st, 2016
cFE/CFS Community Workshop: Monday, December 12th, 2016
     Contact: CFS Questions or [cfs-community at lists dot nasa dot gov]
Workshop: December 13-15, 2016
     Registration Contact: Registration Questions


There is no fee for attending this workshop, the cost is free. However, attendance will be limited to 120 attendees. Presentations are not necessary to attend the workshop. Presentations are always video-taped and published on this website at a later date. Therefore, presentations MUST NOT contain US Export Controlled information (aka ITAR), and notice of this must be indicated on all presentations. All primary authors of the selected presentations MUST submit required release forms i.e. CALTech Media Release and FSW-16 Release. Please review these forms with legal experts in your organization. Alongwith your final presentation, please submit a signed copy of these forms.

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. All abstracts and presentations must be ready for public release. Authors are advised to download the release forms and review those with the legal experts in their organization.

The Aerospace Corporation, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are the Founding Sponsors of the Flight Software Workshop. Additional sponsorship opportunities exist for 2016 workshop. Please email inquiries to the organizing committee at spacefsw@gmail.com.

Organizing Committee:

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


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


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