Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Workshop

2nd Annual Space-Terrestrial Internetworking (STINT) Workshop

Chairs: Edward J. Birrane (APL), Juan A. Fraire (UNC)

Scope and Overview

The Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Workshop (STINT) addresses emerging technical topics related to packetized, multi-path, multi-hop data exchange between and amongst space-based and terrestrial network nodes. Such networks accept space assets as first-class nodes performing common network functions such as stateful packet inspection, routing, management, and security. Full research papers, demonstrations, and presentations will be solicited for the protocols, applications, and operational concepts required to make these internetworks both technically feasible and operationally deployable. Specifically, STINT welcomes researchers and practitioners in the following areas:

• Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking.
• Modeling and Dynamics of Mobile Space-Based Networks.
• Autonomous Configuration and Control of Network Nodes.
• Protocols, Applications, and Concepts for Network Management.
• End-to-end Security Services Across and Internetworking Overlay.
• Store-and-Forward Routing, Congestion Modeling, and Topological Synchronization.
• Commercial/Scientific/Government Mission Concepts Enabled by Internetworks.

Optimizing End-to-End Exchange

The specific theme of this STINT workshop is Optimizing End-to-End Exchange. Building relay links for constellations involves precise coordination amongst space assets. End-to-end data exchange considers how to most effectively leverage path diversity in a space-terrestrial internetwork to ensure the secure, timely delivery of data. This includes considerations for securing data from multiple organizations that leverage shared individual links, mechanisms and consoles for evaluating and managing network state, and approaches to congestion management and control.

Workshop Format

The STINT workshop would run for a full day with a morning session and an afternoon session. Similar to the 2014 STINT workshop, STINT 2015 will comprise a workshop keynote, a session devoted to full research papers, and a working session comprised of presentations, demonstrations, and moderated panel discussion.

Format and Submission Instructions
Submitted papers (6 pages maximum) will be published in IEEEXplore and other indexing databases. Therefore, they must comply with standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats or Microsoft Word: A4, US letter templates. Manuscript submissions will be managed through ExOrdo system:

IEEE Policies
The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE WiSEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.

Download the STINT 2015 flyer HERE.