4th IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness

May 8-10, 2024

Daytona Beach, FL


4th IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA)


Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors:    















May 8-10, 2024

Embry-Riddle Aeronatuical University

Due to the generous sponsorship from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), the ICSSA conference committee invites you to attend the fourth International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA). The ICSSA will be hosted at Embry-Riddle Aeronatuical University in Daytona Beach, FL, USA for May 8-10, 2024.  

The foremost purpose of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) is to provide decision-making processes with a quantifiable and timely body of evidence (predictive/imminent/forensic) of behavior(s) attributable to specific space domain threats and hazards. The conference will cover broad-ranging technical and policy related aspects associated with the topic of SSA. Over the past two decades, SSA has evolved into a high-impact, multidisciplinary field of research. The magnitude and complexity of its constituent lines of inquiry are growing at rapid pace, driven by the increasing number of objects of interest, including resident space objects: RSOs (a collective term for active spacecraft and space debris) as well as near Earth objects: NEOs (comets and asteroids in Earth’s vicinity). Combining its various “notions”, SSA today spans research in areas of RSO/NEO sensing, identification, forecasting, tracking, association, risk assessment, resource allocation, spacecraft control, information & communication, proximity operations, debris removal, space weather, drag-controlled re-entry, alternative (non-propulsive) deorbiting technologies, liability and insurance issues and a host of other related topics. Continued sustainable access and utilization of space relies on the awareness of its environment, both from the perspective of human operators on the ground and autonomous spacecraft during flight. Moreover, as the nature and number of participants utilizing the space environment grows, there is critical need for steadfast governance driven by a coherent space policy.

Conference Chair: 

Riccardo Bevilacqua, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Conference Co-Chair: 

Troy Henderson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Organizing Committee Members:

Arun Misra, Canada

Carmen Pardini, Italy

Thomas Schildknecht, Switzerland

Tarek Elgohary, University of Central Florida, United States

John Conklin, University of Florida, United States


For questions regarding registration and logistics, please contact:
Katie Risher, University of Florida Conference Department


Important Dates: 

Abstract Deadline: February 29, 2024

Paper Deadline: April 8, 2024