The 6th Special Session on Computer Architectures in Space (CompSpace’22)
17th - 19th May 2022, , Turin, Italy
In Conjunction with Computing Frontiers 2022
ScopeThe aerospace market has undergone rapid changes within the last 20 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 currently fueling the progress, attracting venture capital in a never seen before ratio. Mega-Constellations of satellites for a diverse range of applications have become reality with the successful 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-enhancing measures to be implemented. Furthermore, on board computers of such spacecraft need to consider specific boundary conditions, which can differ significantly from those of standard computing systems. These comprise environmental factors like launch loads or radiations robustness but also limitations regarding power consumption, mass or costs.
After its successful introduction as a workshop at ARCS2017 in Vienna and successful subsequent workshops before the pandemic, we decided to catch up as a special session at CF2022.
We aim at discussing existing and novel approaches for computer architectures and their applications in space, targeting an audience from computer architects to space engineers working on miniaturised as well as traditional larger scale satellites as well as representatives from space agencies. 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.
Topics of InterestContributions on the topic of Hardware and Software Architecture of spaceflight on board computers are of particular interest but not limited to:
Information for Authors
Accepted papers will be published by ACM.
Submission:TBA, full papers 6-8 pages (ACM Format, PDF)
via EasyChair: https://easy-chair.org/conferences/?conf=CompSpace22
Camera-ready:TBA (max. 8 pages)
ParticipationPlease refer to the Computing Frontiers 2022 web site for registration and venue information.