2023 Call for Papers

The Program Committee has scheduled both oral and poster sessions, and abstracts of all papers are published in the same manner in the conference materials. 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. If it is a requirement in your organization, the abstract should be cleared for public release prior to submission. This year, primary authors are allowed to submit up to two abstracts. Abstracts that appear to be marketing in scope will automatically be recommended for exhibition.

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 2023 AMOS Conference is being planned as an in-person event with virtual attendance options. All presenters must present in-person. Select poster presentations may be assigned pre-recorded virtual presentation in order to accommodate a greater technical body of work for the SSA/SDA community.


Conference Awards

In collaboration with the Space Surveillance Technical Committee of the American Astronautical Society (AAS), the AMOS Conference recognizes outstanding efforts in the field of Space Situational Awareness by presenting a series of awards at the close of the annual conference. Learn more about the Best Paper Award and Student Award.


Journal Publication

The AMOS Conference, in conjunction with the American Astronautical Society, is delighted to provide participating authors are provided the opportunity to be published in a special AMOS Conference issue of the Journal of Astronautical Sciences. Invitations to be peer-reviewed and considered for publication will be extended upon conclusion of the Conference. Learn more about this opportunity.


Collected Submission Information

The information requested when submitting an abstract includes:

  • Preferred Presentation Format
  • Student Award Submission Indication
  • Primary Topic
  • Additional Related Topics, with option to add own (see list of suggested topics on this current page)
  • Paper Title, as it should appear in the Conference Program and App
  • Unclassified Abstract (500-1000 words), as it should appear in the Conference Program and App. We recommend that your abstract include the goal of your research, methodologies used, and expected outcomes, with applicability to the field of SSA/SDA in mind.
  • Summary of Presentation (250 words or less), specifying the main point/outcome from your technical paper that you plan to present and why it matters to the SSA/SDA community.
  • Keywords, for search purposes
  • Confirmation of Novel Content
  • Acknowledgement of Abstract Submission Policies
  • Comments (optional)

Abstract Submission Policies

Accepted authors consent to the following requirements:

  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if accepted.
  • Only one Designated Presenter is allowed per abstract/paper.
  • A primary author may submit a maximum of two abstracts. There is no limit to the number of times an author may be credited as a co-author. For individuals submitting more than one abstract, if both are accepted, a co-author must present one of the papers and be approved by the Conference Organizing Committee in advance.
  • The Designated Presenter must be the author or co-author and must be registered to attend the Conference by the Presenter Registration Deadline.
  • The Designated Presenter must commit to presenting in-person if selected for oral or in-person poster presentation.
  • It is recommended that submissions requiring public release approval allow a minimum of 60-90 days for clearance.
  • All presenters (poster and oral) must submit a complete technical paper using the required template prior to the August 31 deadline. No paper and clearance mean no poster or podium presentation.
  • Failure to meet deadlines and requirements will jeopardize future acceptance. The Conference Committee reserves the right to cancel or re-allocate a presentation.
  • Author notifications will be sent the week of May 1.

Key Dates at a Glance

March 1 | Abstract Deadline
Week of May 1 | Notification of Acceptance
May 15 | Author & Instructor Acceptance Deadline
June 23 | Student Award Technical Paper and Co-Author Statement Deadline*
August 11 | Last Day to Update Abstract, Presenter Registration, Photo and Bio Deadline
August 31 | Technical Paper & Copyright Agreement Deadline
August 31 | Digital Poster & Pre-recorded Poster Presentation Video Deadline
September 12 | Oral Presentation Files Deadline


*Students wishing to apply for the student award must submit their completed manuscript and co-author statement by June 23, 2023.

Suggested Topics

Suggested submission topics include and are not limited to:

– Adaptive Optics
– Astrodynamics
– Astronomy
– Atmospherics/Space Weather
– Big Data Analytics
– Cislunar SSA
– Conjunction/RPO
– Cyber Security for SSA
– Data Fusion
– Daylight Techniques for Satellite Characterization
– Debris Removal
– Dynamic Tasking
– 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 for SSA Applications
– Modeling
– Non-Resolved Object Characterization
– Optical Systems
– Predictive Avoidance of Laser Illumination
– Small or Autonomous Telescope Systems
– Small Aperture, Wide Field of View Optical Systems
– Space-Based Assets
– Space Debris
– Space Environment
– Space Law
– Space Object Conjunction Assessment (CA)
– Space Policy
– Space Situational/Domain Awareness
– Space Sustainability/Space Traffic Management (STM)


Proposals are being solicited for half-day Short Courses to be presented at AMOS 2023 on Monday, Sep 18 (virtual courses) and Tuesday, Sep 19 (in-person courses). 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/SDA subject areas.

The information required when submitting a Short Course Proposal includes:

  • Short Course Title
  • Course Description (500 words or less as it should appear in the Conference Program and App)
  • Course Outline (500 words or less)
  • Brief Description of why your course should be presented at AMOS, highlighting the significance of the topic and the interest to the SSA/SDA community (250 words or less)
  • Participant Requirements
  • Preferred Course Format
  • Acknowledgement of Short Course Submission Policies
  • Comments (optional)

Short course instructors will be notified of their acceptance status the first week of May 2023. The Organizing Committee asks that instructors agree to the following terms when confirming acceptance:

  • The submitting instructor and any co-instructors must register to attend the conference by August 11.
  • There must be a minimum of 10 registered participants by September 5 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.
  • A link to electronic files of handouts/notes to support your presentation as well as your finalized digital slide deck are due September 7. The URL will be circulated to registered attendees prior to your Short Course.

Key Dates at a Glance

March 1 | Short Course Proposal Deadline
Week of May 1 | Notification of Short Course Acceptance
May 15 | Instructor Acceptance Deadline & Final Course Description Due
August 11 | Instructor Registration Deadline
September 5 | Registration Minimum of 10
September 7 | URL to Digital Handouts and Files Due
September 18 | Virtual Course Instruction
September 19 | In-person Course Instruction