Software Challenges in Aerospace is the first in a series of workshops that will bring together experts at the intersection of aerospace and computer science. We will focus on software for flight operations (both on the vehicle and ground), and place a priority on the design and analysis of software-intensive aerospace systems for safety assurance. The goal of this workshop is to foster innovation and discussion across the divide between the two academic communities. We place an emphasis on demonstrable research on real-world applications, with clear extensions to aerospace software.

Select papers from this workshop will be invited to extend their papers for a special issue of
Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication. Additionally, accepted papers and participant discussions will be highlighted in a set of position papers that will be written following the workshop. We invite papers of two types:

Papers that clearly describe gaps in the capabilities or policies related to aerospace software, and that illuminate frontiers where research will be necessary in order to make progress.

Papers which push the boundaries and deliver results in software-intensive systems, highlighting techniques that enable the intelligent and efficient management of system complexity.