Call for papers

Deadline: 31st of May 2017


The Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Demonstration Workshop (STINT-DEMO) is part of the Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Workshop series which has been co-located with the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT) and the 3rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WISEE 2015). In contrast to the former STINT workshops, the STINT-DEMO workshop is dedicated to contributions with a clear focus on practically demonstrating novel ideas and approaches for packetized, multi-path, multi-hop data exchange between and among space-based and terrestrial (plus planetary) network nodes. The demonstrators described in the contributions may be in the form of software implementations and prototypes or simulation environments. Furthermore, contributions may describe practically applied field-studies or experiments in real environments.

Areas of interest

The theme of the STINT-DEMO workshop is data transfer between space and terrestrial nodes via delay-tolerant networks with time-varying topologies. Example networks may be LEO-satellite based communication networks or Mars-Earth Internetworks. For this class of communication infrastructures various dedicated protocols, routing, packet scheduling, network management, and security solutions have been developed and investigated. Currently, some of these solutions such as the bundle protocol are part of the standardization process of the IETF. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in the domain of internetworking in challenged space environments and to present and discuss novel practical ideas relevant for this field.

STINT-DEMO provides the right forum for researchers and practitioners showing their ideas/results based on concrete demonstrators in the following areas:

  • Delay- and Disruption-tolerant Networking in the Space domain
  • Space-terrastrial and Inter-planetary Network Scenarios, Topologies and Architectures
  • Applications and Mission Concepts for Space-terrastrial and Inter-planetary Networks
  • Protocols, Applications, and Concepts for Network Management
  • End-to-end Security Services Across an Internetworking Overlay
  • Store-and-Forward Routing, Congestion Control, and Topological Sychronization

Submission closes on the 15th of May 2017 31st of May 2017 (extended deadline). Submitted papers should have a maximum of 4 pages and should focus on practical aspects of the domain addressed by the workshop. The best contribution selected by participants’ voting will be awarded by a best demonstrator award.

All contributions will be indexed in the IEEE Xplore data base. See paper submission information.