Hurricane Irma

We have great news! The 36th DASC Conference Committee has been assured that there are no impacts from Hurricane Irma to the conference hotel or the surrounding area. The hotel is open and has been open for business housing first responders and local residents, and all area airports were re-opened on Tuesday. The downtown waterfront is fully open, and all area restaurants are expected to be open by this weekend. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the DASC.



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36th DASC Week at a Glance



Conference Theme of the 36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference

The conference theme of the 36th DASC is the design of technologies, procedures, and regulations to safely and efficiently accommodate a diverse spectrum of platform types into space and into modern civil airspace systems. Participants will be challenged to show how their work helps to develop, promote, or enable multiple classes of users (Commercial, Civil, General Aviation, Military, Recreational) access to space and global civil airspaces. Civil aviation faces challenges of new requirements and legacy platforms that can be expensive to modernize. The emergence of private and commercial space launch capabilities brings new challenges in technical, regulatory, and security arenas. An increased reliance upon automated systems puts fresh emphasis on the importance of Cyber security across the spectrum of user environments (ground, air, space). The continued growth of Unmanned Systems, especially among Recreational users, remain a significant factor in Air Traffic Management planning and risk mitigation. The progress of Commercial applications for automated transportation and delivery of goods and services (both ground and air) promises exciting capabilities but faces serious challenges in technologies, procedures, and government regulations. General Aviation users will soon include personal vehicles that do not require traditional airport infrastructures. Military aircraft (manned and unmanned) must soon obey the same requirements as Civil and Commercial platforms for domestic and international flight.



Important Dates

Abstract SubmissionApril 20, 2017IEEE Publication Policies
Abstract Acceptance Notification & Invitation to Submit Draft PaperMay 1, 2017Author Instructions (No Peer Review)
Author Instructions (Peer Review)
Author Instructions (Posters)
Full Paper Submission Deadline (If Peer Review is Requested)June 1, 2017Author Instructions (Peer Review)
Proposal for Special SessionsJune 30, 2017Call for Special Sessions
Peer Review Feedback and Author NotificationJuly 15, 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline (for Award Eligibility)July 28, 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline (Not Award Eligible)August 7, 2017
Final Presentation, Copyright, and Conference Registration DeadlineAugust 7, 2017Registration
Student UAS Competition RegistrationSeptember 19, 2017Student UAS Competition




Track 1. Air Traffic Management (ATM): traffic flow management; spacing, sequencing, and scheduling; command and control technologies for future air traffic management; separation management; unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) inspired air traffic management for new entrants; simulation and modeling needs.

Track 2. Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS): communication systems; air/ground data link; airport communications; satellite-based communications; optical communications; global navigation satellite systems (GNSS); alternative positioning navigation and timing (APNT); performance-based navigation; augmentation systems for navigation; inertial navigation; surveillance systems; collision avoidance systems.

Track 3. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): issues, challenges, and opportunities in emerging UAS developments; UAS system design, applications, mission optimization, and all aspects of UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and UAS integration into all classes of airspace.

Track 4. Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA): allocation/configuration/integration process and tools for IMA; model-based system engineering; system resources and performance; verification; certification; system architecture; scalability; interpartition interference on multicore processors; assessing system demand and resource availability; mitigation of common mode failures; system maintenance; wired/wireless communication related to partitions; health monitoring; optimization techniques.

Track 5. Human Factors (HF): issues on human interaction with automation such as mode awareness, flight deck displays, and decision support tools; assessment and modeling of human performance, such as methods for avoiding the presentation of hazardously misleading information, and information abstraction and conveyance concepts that enable appropriate levels of workload and crew coordination.

Track 6. Cyber, Systems, and Software (CSS): design, testing, verification & validation, and certification of complex aviation systems; avionics cyber security; cyber-physical security threat assessment and mitigation development; safety and security risk assessment and management; safety-critical or large-scale software system development and integration; aeronautical network security; unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) cyber security; next-generation air traffic management security.

Track 7. Special Topics (ST): included are emerging topics that do not fit in the other tracks, and do not yet merit a separate track. For 2017, these topics include: emerging systems architectures, engineering, and systems for safety-critical avionics; avionic information systems and technologies for flight/ground systems, mission planning, and operations; risk management methods; computer aided design; safety in avionics and safety validation; Doppler Lidar; machine learning; electromagnetic immunity; area navigation (RNAV), and required navigation performance (RNP) methods.