38th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference
(ICSSC) - Call for Papers

The unprecedented transformation of the Communications Satellite Systems Industry by nascent NGSO megaconstellation deployments, worldwide rollouts of terrestrial 5G networks and continued exponential spread of fiber networks demand that innovative applications, architectures, systems and technologies be developed to ensure communications satellite systems maintain an integral role in worldwide broadband telecommunications.

The theme of the 38th ICSSC is “Space & Earth Based Communications and Navigation Systems: Challenges & Opportunities of the New Decade”. This will be explored throughout the conference in esteemed keynote lectures, plenary panels and parallel technical sessions. ICSSC is widely regarded as the world’s leading international conference on communication satellite systems. This year’s event will bring together researchers, practitioners and experts in academia, industry, space agencies and regulatory organizations around the world to examine challenges and potential solutions to address the emerging opportunities presented by the industry’s transformation. Participants will have a unique chance to network together, strengthen alliances and establish new partnerships and collaborations.

We are soliciting papers in all areas of activity covering the topics below. All accepted and presented ICSSC papers will be published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on the IET Digital Library and IEEE Xplore platform and indexed in Inspec and submitted for indexing in Ei Compendex and Scopus topics. Selected ICSSC papers will also be published as chapters in a book titled Advances in Communications Satellite Systems.

Telecom & Special Interest Topics:

  • New DVB Standards
  • 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks
  • HAPs/VLEO/LEO/GEO/5G Synergies and Services
  • Laser/Optical Communication
  • Reconfigurable Onboard and Terminal DSP
  • Software Defined Networks and Payloads
  • Cognitive Networks
  • 5G/Beyond 5G Integrated Satellite/Terrestrial Networks
  • GSO, NGSO and Terrestrial Spectrum Usage, Interoperability and Interference Coordination
  • MIMO Satellite Communications
  • Q/V-Band Satellite Communications
  • New Satellite Modems, Protocols and Servers supporting Advanced Services
  • Critical RF Phenomena in Satcom (Passive Intermodulation, Multipactor, Corona)

Satellite Systems Research and Technology Development:

  • Security (Physical Layer Through Network Layer; Quantum Communications)
  • Propagation Research Including Measurement and Modeling
  • Spectrum for New Services
  • Advanced NGSO and GSO inter-system, intra-system, interference mitigation techniques
  • Advanced Digital Payloads and Adaptive Transmit Power Allocation enabling Flexible HTS systems
  • Modular System Design
  • Systems Modeling, Market Assessment and Technology Forecasts
  • Integrated Applications and Services (Telecom, Earth Observation and Navigation)
  • 5G Integration into Satellite Networks
  • Ultra-High Data Rate Modems Power and BW Efficient Modulation

New/Emerging Satellite Architectures and Concepts:

  • Artificial Intelligence in Satcom system design, manufacturing and operation
  • NGSO Constellations (Technology, System Complexity, Economic Viability)
  • Stratospheric Platforms (Technology, Missions and Market Perspectives)
  • Small Satellites (Technology, Missions, Flight Results and Market Perspectives)
  • Telecommunications Systems and Technology for Space Exploration (Moon, Mars and beyond)
  • Hosted Payloads
  • Digital Broadcast Platforms (Satellite and User Segment Technologies and Market Perspectives)

New Satellite Component Technology:

  • High-Speed Optical Communications
  • Optical Payload Technologies
  • Network Protocols (Advanced Coding and Latency Provision)
  • Cognitive Communication Networks
  • Antenna Technology, Reconfigurable Antennas, Active Direct Radiating Array
  • Q/V/W Band Technology, Experiments and Systems
  • Optical Feeder Link technologies and systems
  • High Speed Onboard Processing and Digital Payload Architecture and Technologies
  • Novel Platform Technologies (Electric Propulsion, etc.)
  • Novel Space/Ground Segment Technologies (Additive Manufacturing, Gallium Nitride, Liquid Crystals, Phase-Change Materials, etc.)

New Satellite Markets:

  • Urban Air Mobility (UAM))
  • UTM (UAS Traffic Management)
  • Smart Cars/Smart Cities (Large Scale IoT)
  • Autonomous Vessels
  • Air Traffic Management, In-flight Entertainment, Airline Operations
  • Package Delivery via Drones
  • Consumer satellite broadband in the era of 5G terrestrial rollout
  • Potential new or emerging applications to reinvigorate FSS-MSS growth
  • Launch Services
  • Commercialization of Space (Tourism and Exploration)



April 30, 2022


June 15, 2022


September 15, 2022

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