Communications Satellite Systems:  A Look Back at the First 50 Years and Thoughts on the Next 50

Cleveland, Ohio, October 18 - 20, 2016

Abstract Submission

Authors are invited to submit reasonably detailed abstracts for both Conferences by April 30, 2015.

Abstracts must include the title, the author's name, affiliation, full postal address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Care must be taken to ensure the accuracy of the data entered in submitting the abstract, since the data entered will be used to compose the Preliminary Program. Abstracts must use the PDF file format for speed and accuracy.

To submit an abstract, the author (from now on the lead author) needs to receive login credentials by registering for the Conference web site using the Registration page.

Registration to the Conference web site is free.

Each abstract should be submitted to only one of the two Conferences. 
Selection must be made by choosing the one desired during abstract submission. Please follow the instructions given for each conference.

Poster Abstracts/Papers must be submitted only to the ICSSC Conference.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Ka and ICSSC respective Technical Committees, which reserve the right to accept or reject any submitted paper, to assign the Abstract to the Sessions and to reassign any abstract from one conference to the other if the abstract is judged to be more suitable for the alternate venue.
 
Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail only to the lead author on or before June 15, 2016.
Authors, whose abstract have been accepted, have to confirm their willingness to submit and present their paper by June 30, 2016.

Authors are responsible for obtaining all needed sponsor, employer and/or government approvals of the paper with sufficient time to avoid last minute withdrawals, and also be aware that the final paper requires the completion of the Conference Copyright Agreement (See Paper Submission paragraph for details),which grants permission to publish the paper. Authors and their companies/sponsors retain all rights to the published paper.

A hard copy “Book of Abstracts” containing Ka and ICSSC Abstracts, with ample space for notes, will be provided to registered participants at the Registration Desk. 

To revise an abstract that has already been submitted the author must first LOGIN and then go to the “Submit an Abstract” tab in the “Welcome page” and select the conference; then:
• for Ka Band Conference the author must delete the already submitted PDF and submit the new revised abstract,
• for the ICSSC Conference the author must go to “View Submissions” and select “Return to Draft” in order to make any corrections. This removes the abstract from the organizers’ view, and the author needs to submit the abstract again in order for it to be considered.

An abstract cannot be modified if it has already been reviewed.
Once the abstract submission deadline passes, authors will no longer be able to submit new submissions or modify previous submissions or any other submission details. Please carefully proof your submission before the deadline.
If your submission is accepted for presentation at the conference, the author designated as the lead author will be the only author with access to upload the final manuscript using the registration credentials.

Authors having trouble submitting abstracts electronically should contact Ka Conference Organizing Committee at organizingcommittee@kaconf.org and for ICSSC the Scholar One Technical Support at ts.acsupport@thomson.com or call +1 434 964 4100, +1 888 503 1050 (toll-free, U.S. only).

Questions pertaining to the abstract or technical topics, or general inquiries concerning the program format or policies of the conference, should be directed to the pertinent Technical Program Chair.

Paper Submission

The lead author of an accepted abstract is the only author with access to upload the final paper.

Final copy-ready papers must be submitted in PDF format by September 1, 2016 using the tab below.

Each paper should be submitted to the Conference to which the abstract was submitted. Please follow the instructions given for each conference.

Uploading of an accepted paper requires the payment of one registration fee. Please note that each additional paper by the same author will require the payment of USD 400.00 handling fee to cover the cost of processing for inclusion in the Program, in the Online Proceedings and in the Book of Abstract.
If an author fails to pay the registration fee the abstract will not be included in the “Book of Abstracts” and the paper will not be allowed to be presented at the conference.


The final copy-ready papers must be prepared according to the KA Paper Template or  ICSSC Paper Template and must be accompanied by a filled and signed Copyright Agreement Form which grants permission to publish it in either printed or electronic form.
The Copyright Agreement must be sent by e-mail to  organizingcommittee@kaconf.org.

Authors having trouble submitting full paper electronically should contact the Ka Band Conference Organizing Committee at organizingcommittee@kaconf.org and for ICSSC the Scholar One Technical Support at ts.acsupport@thomson.com or call + 1 434 964 4100, + 1 888 503 1050 (toll-free, U.S. only).

Questions pertaining technical topics, or general inquiries concerning the program format or policies of the conference, should be directed to the pertinent Technical Program Chair.

Please note that the Ka Band papers will be archived in the Online Proceedings of the Ka Band Conference web site. The ICSSC papers will be archived by the AIAA archival system.

To ensure conference quality, the "no paper, no podium" rule will be enforced. This policy states that if the paper is not uploaded to the site by the given deadline, the paper will not be allowed to be presented at the Conference, even if it is included in the Conference Preliminary Program.




   Information & Inquiries should be directed to:

   the Ka Conference Technical Program Co-Chairs at frankgargione3@msn.com and at f.marconicchio@virgilio.it
   the ICSSC Conference Chair at james.d.stegeman@nasa.gov
   the Joint Conference Organization at info@kaconf.org or organizingcommittee@kaconf.org

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