The 11th Annual IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WISEE 2023) will be held on Sept. 6-8, 2023 in Aveiro, Portugal. 

The 10th Annual IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WISEE 2022) was held on October 12 to 14, 2022 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Diane Kotelko (Magellan Aerospace)

Rocket Scientist from Magellan Aerospace
Keynote on the Black Brant Sounding Rocket and Magellan’s History in Space

Marcia Friesen (University of Manitoba)

Dean, Price Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba

Helena van Mierlo (Canadian Space Agency)

Senior Engineer, Sun-Earth System Sciences Programme Manager at the Canadian Space Agency

Prasad Gogenini (University of Alabama)

Cudworth Professor of Engineering from University of Alabama
Keynote on airborne radar systems

Fei Wang (University of Manitoba)

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair from University of Manitoba
Keynote on Arctic remote sensing research

Lotfollah Shafai (University of Manitoba)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus and IEEE Life Fellow from University of Manitoba
Keynote on the University of Manitoba Antenna Laboratory

Mark Lombardi (Keysight Technologies)

Satellite and Space Workflow Solution Architect
Aerospace and Defense Solutions
Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA

Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University)

Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Canada

Keynote on Integrated Terrestrial-HAPS-Satellite Networks of the Future:  Towards A Sustainable ICT Ecosystem  

Randy Herrmann (University of Manitoba)

Director of the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) at the University of Manitoba.
Keynote on Indigenous Research Participation Panel

Tom Tessier (Solara)

Solara Remote Data Delivery Incorporated
Keynote on Combining Mobile Satellite and Cellular Communication Services for Remote Area Use



Spaceflight involves critical sensing and communication in extreme environments such as planetary surfaces, space vehicles, and space habitats. The many challenges faced in space sensing and communication are extremely diverse and overlap significantly with those found in many terrestrial examples of extreme environments such as extreme hot or cold locations, extreme high- or low-pressure environments, critical control loops in aircraft and nuclear power plants, high-speed rotating equipment, oil/gas pipelines and platforms, etc. All of these environments pose significant challenges for radio-frequency or optical wireless sensing and communication and will require the application of a broad range of state of the art technologies in order to generate reliable and cost effective solutions. Although the specific challenges vary significantly from the environment to environment, many of the solutions offered by sensing, communication, and statistical signal processing technologies can be applied in multiple environments, and researchers focusing on space applications can benefit greatly from understanding the problems encountered and solutions applied in alternative environments.

This IEEE conference will bring together investigators from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and other space agencies, along with aerospace and space defense industries and academic researchers, in an effort to understand and solve the emerging problems facing wireless sensing and communication in space and related extreme environments.

Full-length Research Papers (4-6 pages) or presentation abstracts (1-2 pages) are sought that address solution to problems in all areas of wireless sensing and communication in space and extreme environments related to spaceflight. Accepted and presented full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Indexing databases.