Call for papers for the 19th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace – September 2-6, 2013 in Wuertzburg (Germany) – Deadline Jan. 31, 2013


picture EADS Astrium

IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace is a prestigious, traditional event gathering the international experts on space robotics, spacecraft system design, attitude, and orbit control every 3 years. Wuerzburg is a historic city with interesting space activities nearby and easily accessible from Frankfurt airport.

Focusing on aerospace applications, the symposium will cover all aspects of the dynamics, navigation, guidance and control in astronautics and aeronautics, spanning from theoretical studies to industrial applications. It will include navigation, guidance and control of aircrafts, helicopters, missiles, satellites and probes, ELV and RLV launchers.

Emphasis will also be placed on forthcoming trends, perspectives and future research projects are welcome, as well as lessons learned in current projects and technologies. This symposium also encourages students to present results of Aerospace control projects.

Deadline for the submission of draft papers is January 31, 2013 (notification of acceptance April 30, final paper May 31)

Highlights of the Symposium include:

*Plenary lectures on

  • Challenges in operating the mars rover "Curiosity" (by NASA/JPL)
  • Autonomous Formation Flying: TanDEM-X, PRISMA and Beyond (by DLR)
  • Starting Space in Europe   (by the European space pioneers Eveline Gottzein (formerly EADS/Astrium) and Wolfgang Wimmer (formerly ESOC))

*A conference dinner inside the baroque residence, a UNESCO world heritage site

*Technical excursions to ARIANE-5 engine test ranges and INTELSAT tracking stations

You will find more details (call for papers, information package ...) at the conference homepage

Source: telematik-zentrum.de/