The Second Space Internet Workshop

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Greenbelt, Maryland

May 21-22, 2002

Official Announcement


NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center is pleased to announce the Second Space Internet Workshop (SIW). This workshop addresses all issues related to network communication in space environments. The vision is to enable transparent end-to-end network communications among space mission resources. Communications within and between the various space environments are included. The purpose of this second workshop is to continue comprehensive discussions of cost-effective technical solutions for the design and engineering of mission communications. The goal is to foster discussion on current and near-term related activities for deploying Internet technologies for flight missions.

Workshop participants are invited to make presentations, identify issues, and discuss ways to expand the solution space. (All final submissions must be in the form of presentations only.) Participants are encouraged to consider end-to-end engineering issues and overall cost-benefit trades. All workshop activities will take place in an open forum and participants are advised that there is no explicit protection for proprietary information.

Suggested Topics

Types of missions

* Scientific, military, and commercial spacecraft
* NASA Space Transportation System (STS) (Space Shuttle) &
      International Space Station (ISS)
* Constellations, formation-flying missions, and single nodes
* Nano-, micro-, and macro-satellites
* Relay satellites
* Buoys, balloons, and aircraft
* Planetary rovers

Call for Abstracts

Selection of all contributed oral presentations is based on the submitted abstracts.  An individual may be an author on more than one submission.  A selection committee will determine which oral presentation to accept, by considering quality and significance of the content as well as its appropriateness to the subject and scope of the workshop.  

Submitters of non selected oral presentations will be invited to contribute their submission as a poster.  Oral presentations and posters may discuss or describe applications of commercial products/services, but must be substantially more than advertisements in nature. 

International participants are welcome, as are participants from governmental, private, academic, and commercial/industrial organizations.  

All submissions and presentations must adhere to relevant government regulations regarding disclosure and distribution.  Submission will constitute approval to publish in any way or in any venue (including the Internet) deemed appropriate by the organizing committee.  Such publication will not imply endorsement by NASA, the US government, or any other entity.

Submitted abstracts should be no more than two pages (8.5" x 11") in length and must relate directly to the subject and scope of the workshop.  Abstracts should be submitted preferably as plain text, with a list of the authors and their affiliations (including address), telephone numbers, and email addresses.  Submit abstracts electronically via email addressed to organizing committee chair Gary Meyers using the email address given at the bottom of this page.

Also, send to Gary all questions, including those regarding formatting or appropriateness of material to be included in a submission.  Each submitter must furnish an electronic version of his/her presentation by the date specified below.


The workshop will be held at the Computer Sciences Corporation's Greentech IV facility, at 7700 Hubble Drive, Lanham-Seabrook MD 20706, located approximately 1.5 miles from Goddard Space Flight Center.  

Important Dates

The workshop is planned for May 21-22.  
Abstracts due March 19, 2002 
Notification of acceptance  April 5, 2002
Confirmation by presenter  April 12, 2002 
Final agenda/program  April 26, 2002 
Pre-registration deadline  May 14, 2002 
Presentations due electronically  May 13, 2002

Registration & Fees 

Registration is free of charge. For food planning purposes, however, pre-registration is requested. Participants are responsible for the expense of and arrangements for their own travel and accommodations.

There are no special approvals required for participation by non US citizens.

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The program is expected to include a few key invited speakers, contributed oral presentations and posters, and panel discussions.

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