InformationSubmission Deadline: June 25, 2024
Notification Date: TBA
Session ChairAlfredo Garro University of Calabria, Italy email:alfredo.garro[at]unical[dot]it
Goals of the SessionAs space exploration advances and the complexity of space missions grows, the role of distributed simulation becomes increasingly crucial. The Special Session on "Distributed Simulation in the Space Domain" aims to bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners from around the globe to explore the challenges, advancements, and applications of distributed simulation in the context of space-related endeavors; main goals are:
- Foster Collaboration: Encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts in distributed simulation and space technology to address common challenges and find innovative solutions.
- Discuss Cutting-edge Technologies: Provide a platform for researchers and industry professionals to present and discuss the latest advancements in distributed simulation techniques specifically tailored for space missions.
- Explore Interdisciplinary Approaches: Facilitate discussions on the intersection of distributed simulation, real-time applications, and space domain expertise, promoting interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems.
- Address Challenges in Space Simulation: Identify and analyze the unique challenges in simulating space missions, such as communication delays, interoperability (also based on open standards such as HLA, SISO SpaceFOM, SISO RPR FOM, SMP), and realistic modeling of celestial bodies and spacecraft.
- Share Case Studies: Showcase successful case studies and practical applications of distributed simulation in the space domain, also with reference to ongoing Space Programs (such as Artemis, Ariel, Athena, Plato), highlighting lessons learned and best practices.
- Enhance Training and Education: Discuss the role of distributed simulation in training astronauts, ground control personnel, and other stakeholders involved in space missions, emphasizing the importance of realistic and immersive training environments.
- Promote Standardization: Explore the need for and progress towards standardization in distributed simulation for space applications to improve interoperability and facilitate the development of reusable simulation components.
Researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts in the fields of distributed simulation and space technology are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, and proposals addressing the intersection of these domains. Join us in shaping the future of distributed simulation in space exploration!
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Innovative distributed simulation architectures for space missions.
- Real-time communication and synchronization challenges in space simulation.
- Modeling and simulation of space environments and celestial bodies.
- Integration of distributed simulation with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for space applications.
- Simulation-based training for space missions.
- Interoperability standards and protocols for distributed space simulation (such as HLA, SISO SpaceFOM, SISO RPR FOM, SMP)
- Case studies of successful applications of distributed simulation in the space domain.