11th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations & Formation Flying

Milano, June 7-10, 2022

The 11th “International Workshop on Satellite Constellations & Formation Flying” (IWSCFF 2022), organized by Prof. Michèle Lavagna,  will take place in June 7-10, 2022 at Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, Milano, Italy.

IWSCFF 2022 is a conference organized under the auspices of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). The workshop aims promoting discussions on the lessons from the past years as well as to present recent results in all these challenging aspects of satellite constellations and formation flight.

IWSCFF is a specialist workshop organised regularly by the IAF Astrodynamics Committee since 1997.

It gathers experts, researchers from science, mathematics and engineering based in Research Institutions, Universities, and Industries to discuss recent advances in the field of astrodynamics applied to satellite constellations formation flying, and proximity operations.

Previous workshops have been held in Toulouse, France (1997), Haïfa, Israel (2001), Pisa, Italy (2003), Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil (2005), Evpatoria, Ukraine (2008), Taipei, Taiwan (2010), Lisbon, Portugal (2013), Delft, The Netherlands (2015) and Boulder, Colorado, USA (2017). Strathcylde, UK (2019).

Abstracts and papers shall be submitted online at the conference web site https://iwscff-2022.polimi.it.

Please note: due to the contemporary presence of one of the biggest event of the year in Milan, the Salone del Mobile, the LOC suggest the participants to book the accommodation as soon as possible.


  • extended abstract submission deadline postponed to February 13, 2022 at 23:59 PT (Pacific Time)
  • paper submission deadline postponed to May 17, 2022 at 23:59 PT
  • conference papers that will be positively evaluated after a blind review will be proposed for a special issue on Advances in Space Research (ASR). Authors of selected papers will be noticed after the review process and they will have time up to the end of August to eventually modify their manuscripts before the submission to the journal for the special issue.

Important date

  • Abstract submission opening: December 3, 2021
  • Deadline extended abstract submission: February 1, 2022 February 13, 2022 at 23:59 PT
  • Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2022 March 14, 2022 Authors will receive information on abstracts acceptance within week 12, 2022
  • Early bird registration deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Papers submission deadline: May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • Workshop starts: June 7, 2022
  • Workshop ends: June 10, 2022
New Mission Concepts and Launch Strategies
Artificial Intelligence on Distributed Systems
Service and Operations
Guidance Navigation and Control
Mission Analysis and Relative Dynamics
Technology and Sensors for Distributed Architectures
Large Constellations, swarming
Autonomous and Flexible on-board software


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