[hpc-announce] CfP: 4th Workshop on Computer Architectures in Space, Cfp: (CompSpace2020)

Carsten Trinitis Carsten.Trinitis at tum.de
Wed Feb 12 09:27:53 CST 2020

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            4th  Workshop  on Computer Architectures in Space

                            in conjunction with
            33nd ARCS 2020, Aachen,  Germany,  May 25-28, 2020

                                Call for Papers

Background and Focus

The  aerospace market has undergone rapid changes within the last
15 years.  Due to technological progress in consumer  electronics
satellite  design  has  evolved from the purely use of customised
hardware solutions towards the utilisation of commercial off-the-
shelf  electronics, potentially leading to higher cost efficiency
and an increased system performance. The dawn of the CubeSats and
upcoming  Mega-Constellations of miniaturised satellites are cur-
rently fueling the progress, attracting venture capital in a nev-
er seen before ratio. Mega-Constellations of satellites for a di-
verse range of applications have become reality with the success-
ful funding of OneWeb.

While  using COTS electronics, such missions require an increased
level of dependability in all  subsystems  to  enable  their  use
within critical missions and for such with prolonged lifetime re-
quirements. However, miniaturised satellites are plagued  by  low
dependability,  and require failure tolerance and reliability-en-
hancing measures to be implemented. Furthermore, on board comput-
ers  of such spacecraft need to consider specific boundary condi-
tions, which can differ significantly from those of standard com-
puting  systems. These comprise environmental factors like launch
loads or radiations robustness  but  also  limitations  regarding
power consumption, mass or costs.

After  its  successful introduction at ARCS2017 in Vienna and the
successful second workshop at ARCS2018, we will continue to  dis-
cuss  existing and novel approaches for computer architectures in
space, targeting an audience from computer  architects  to  space
engineers  working  on miniaturised as well as traditional larger
scale satellites. Synergies to existing terrestrial  applications
as  well  as computing architectures of constellations and swarms
of satellites are a focus of the workshop, being firmly  embedded
into the main conference. The ARCS conferences series has over 30
years of tradition reporting leading edge  research  in  computer
architecture and operating systems.


Contributions on the topic of âHardware and Software Architecture
of spaceflight on board computersâ are of particular interest but
not limited to:

* Dependable spacecraft and payload computer architectures
* Computer architectures in spaceflight
* Mitigation of  radiation  induced  errors
* Computing on SmallSats and CubeSats
* Space Mission results and lessons learned
* Constellations and  Swarms
* Modified  COTS  solutions
* Real Time and fault tolerance on COTS solutions
* Fault  detection  and  fault mitigation
* Parallel  and  Distributed Computing in space
* Fault tolerance techniques and  strategies  in  space
* Cloud  Computing  and  Big  Data  in  space  application
* Validation, Certification, Testing and test results

Information for Authors

Accepted papers will be published by VDE and IEEExplore.

The workshop will focus on  research  presentations  as  well  as
brainstorming sessions.

Therefore,  two  kinds  of contributions are welcome:
* research papers documenting results of scientific  investigations, and
* position papers proposing strategies or discussing open problems.


March  16,  2020  full papers 6-8 pages
(full papers,  IEEE  Format,   PDF)
via   EasyChair:      i

March 31, 2020

April  13,  2020  (max.  8 pages);
Ppaers will appear in
ARCS 2020 Workshop Proceedings.

May 25-26, 2020

CompSpace20 Workshop site: https://compspace.in.tum.de/
Further information about ARCS http://arcs2020.itec.kit.edu/

Carsten Trinitis ((Technical University of Munich, CAPS)
Sebastian  Rueckerl (Technical University of Munich, LRT)
Nicolas Appel (Technical University of Munich, LRT)

Dr.-Ing. Carsten Trinitis
Sprecher der Fachgruppe "Ethik und Informatik" der GI
Mitglied im Vorstand der Konrad Zuse-Gesellschaft der GI
Institut für Informatik 10, Technische Universität München
Carsten.Trinitis at in.tum.de

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