Spaceflight involves critical sensing and communication in extreme environments such as planetary surfaces, space vehicles, and space habitats. The many challenges faced in space sensing and communication are extremely diverse and overlap significantly with those found in many terrestrial examples of extreme environments such as extreme hot or cold locations, extreme high- or low-pressure environments, critical control loops in aircraft and nuclear power plants, high-speed rotating equipment, oil/gas pipelines and platforms, etc. All of these environments pose significant challenges for radio-frequency or optical wireless sensing and communication and will require the application of a broad range of state of the art technologies in order to generate reliable and cost effective solutions. Although the specific challenges vary significantly from the environment to environment, many of the solutions offered by sensing, communication, and statistical signal processing technologies can be applied in multiple environments, and researchers focusing on space applications can benefit greatly from understanding the problems encountered and solutions applied in alternative environments.

This IEEE conference will bring together investigators from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and other space agencies, along with aerospace and space defense industries and academic researchers, in an effort to understand and solve the emerging problems facing wireless sensing and communication in space and related extreme environments.

Full-length Research Papers (6 pages) and posters abstracts (3 pages) are sought that address solution to problems in all areas of wireless sensing and communication in space and extreme environments related to spaceflight. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Indexing databases.

Call for paper

Topics of submission

Areas of Particular Interest

Full-length Research Papers (6 pages) and Poster abstracts (3 pages) are sought that address solution to problems in all areas of wireless sensing and communication in space and extreme environments related to spaceflight, including but not limited to the following:

  • Wireless sensors, systems, and networks

  • Delay and disruption tolerant networks

  • Network architectures, middleware integration, and data management

  • Big data processing and data fusion techniques

  • Wireless privacy, security and routing techniques

  • Localization, detection, classification & tracking methods

  • Antenna design and processing

  • Integrated vehicle systems and robotics

  • RFID devices and systems

  • Propagation modeling and channel description

  • Optical communication systems

  • Availability, certification, and spaceflight qualification for wireless devices and systems

  • Multi-carrier systems, spread spectrum techniques, cognitive radio networks, emerging technologies

  • High speed, low latency, multi-stream data techniques (full-duplex, LTE, MIMO)

Special Sessions and Tutorials

Proposals for tutorials and special sessions should provide a 200 word summary. For special sessions, additionally, please include the details of the invited papers.


General Chairs
Abbas Yongacoglu, University of Ottawa
Mohsen Kavehrad, President of CRKC

Technical Program Chairs
Ali Abedi, University of Maine
Melike Kantarci, University of Ottawa
Abolfazl Razi, North Arizona University

Publications Chair
Jalal Habibi, McGill University

Venue Chair
Claude D’Amours, University of Ottawa

Pubilicity Chair
Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa

Charles Rubenstein, IEEE USA

Registration Chair  
Fatemeh Afghah, North Arizona University

Mohammad Hossain Mohammadi, McGill University
Email: mohammad(DOT)mohammadi(AT)mail(DOT)mcgill(DOT)ca


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    08 Oct.



    10 Oct.


  • 01 Jul.


    Draft paper submission deadline

Contact information

  • Ali Abedi