Key Dates for 2019

December 2018 Call for Papers and Short Course Proposals
March 1, 2019

Abstract and Short Course Proposal Deadline

New Submissions are now closed

Week of May 1 Notification of Acceptance
June 28* Student Award Technical Paper Deadline*
August 15 Last Day to Update Abstracts; Presenter Registration, Photo and Bio Deadline
August 30 Technical Paper & Copyright Agreement Deadline
September 10 Oral Presentations Deadline

*Students wishing to apply for the student award must submit their completed manuscript by June 28, 2019.

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2019 Call for Papers

The Program Committee has scheduled both oral and poster sessions. The abstracts of both oral and poster papers are published in the same manner in the conference materials. On the electronic submission form, authors will be asked for their presentation format preference. Submitted abstracts must report new information and not previously published or presented at a national or international scientific meeting, unless there is a substantial update of data.

Authors accepted for presentation will be considered for peer-review publication in the Journal of Astronautical Sciences. In addition, the AMOS Conference and the Space Surveillance Technical Committee of the American Astronautical Society (AAS) will present the Best Paper Award and Student Award.

We encourage submissions from international, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at an accredited college or university. International and student participants will receive a reduced conference fee.

Proposals for special sessions, such as panels and invited oral presentations are also welcome. Please indicate your request in the comments field of the abstract form.

The abstract should clearly describe key innovations, new research, and developments related to Space Situational Awareness, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • Adaptive Optics
  • Astrodynamics
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospherics/Space Weather
  • Data Fusion
  • Data Management
  • Daylight Techniques for Satellite Characterization
  • GEO Satellite Characterization (GEO imaging and non-resolved characterization techniques)
  • High Performance Computing Applications for Space Surveillance
  • Imaging
  • Instrumentation, Sensors, and Systems
  • Integrating Diverse Data
  • Laser Applications
  • Machine Learning Applications of SSA
  • Modeling
  • Non-Resolved Object Characterization
  • Optical Systems
  • Orbital Debris
  • Predictive Avoidance of Laser Illumination
  • Small or Autonomous Telescope Systems
  • Small Aperture, Wide Field of View Optical Systems
  • Space-Based Assets
  • Space Object Conjunction Assessment (CA)
  • Space Situational Awareness
  • Space Traffic Management (STM)

***This list is offered for guidance, and is not intended to exclude other relevant topics. If too few abstracts are received on a given topic for an oral session, abstract may be accepted in the poster session.

Submission Instructions

Presentations will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstract. The abstract should clearly outline the presentation’s major elements of interest, its originality, and be non-marketing in scope. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation may be considered for display as poster presentations. A technical paper is required for all oral and poster presentations for inclusion in the AMOS Conference Proceedings.

Each abstract must include the following information:

  1. Title of paper
  2. Author name(s), titles, affiliations, and contact information
  3. Presenting author name and short biography
  4. Unclassified abstract (500 – 1000 words)
  5. Summary of presentation (100 words)
  6. Keywords
  7. Suggested session(s)

New submissions are now closed.  Use button to proceed and edit existing submission.

Notification of Acceptance Details (Week of May 1)

Authors will be notified of their acceptance status the week of May 1, 2019. If selected to present at AMOS 2019, authors consent to the following requirements:

  • Submission of a final Technical Paper prior to the deadline. All presenters (poster and oral) must submit a complete technical paper. No paper means no poster or podium presentation.
  • For individuals submitting more than one abstract, if both are accepted, a co-author must present one of the papers.
  • Publication of Abstract in the 2019 AMOS Conference app and website. If it’s a requirement in your organization, abstract should be cleared for public release prior to submission.
  • Publication of Technical Paper in the 2019 AMOS Conference Proceedings. DoD contractors need to allow a minimum of 60 – 90 days for government clearance. Authors are required to warrant to MEDB (the Conference Organizers) in advance of publication of the Proceedings that all necessary permissions and clearances have been obtained, and that submitting authors are authorized to transfer copyright of the paper to MEDB for publication in the Proceedings.

2019 Call for Short Course Proposals

Proposals are being solicited for full-day and half-day Short Courses to be presented at AMOS 2019. The short courses are intended to offer opportunities for participants to acquire an introductory knowledge on conference topics. Focus topics of broad interest from excellent instructors are encouraged. Short courses are solicited from all technical areas within SSA subject areas.

Submission Instructions

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Instructor(s) information – name, affiliation, email, phone, and brief biography
  • Proposed title
  • Course description (500 words or less)
  • Course outline
  • Briefly describe why you believe that this short course should be given during AMOS 2019, highlighting the significance of the topic and the interest to the SSA community.

Short Course Notification of Acceptance (Week of May 1)

Short Course instructors will be notified of their acceptance status by May 1, 2019. Instructors will be provided meeting space, projection capabilities, flip charts, and Wi-Fi. The Organizing Committee asks that instructors agree to the following terms when confirming acceptance:

  • There must be a minimum of 10 registered participants by August 31 in order for your Short Course to take place.
  • Should you be unable to deliver your scheduled Short Course, you will be expected to notify the Conference Organizers immediately. Your suggestion of a suitable replacement instructor, at no cost to the Conference, will be considered.
  • Upon conclusion of your Short Course, please provide the Conference Organizers with your finalized, digital slide deck so it can be distributed to your registered Short Course participants.
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