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2018 Workshop

The UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research announces a call for abstracts for CODER2018.  The Fall 2018 CODER Workshop will be a premier networking activity and forum for orbital debris issues and ideas, open to all who are involved or interested in any aspect of the growing threat to safe and secure space flight.  The workshop will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus at The Hotel at the University of Maryland.  Travel and accommodation information can be found here.


Six keynotes and twelve panel sessions will take place over the three-day event.  Abstracts are sought in all fields supporting the orbital debris enterprise, including, but not limited to:

  • Space Situational Awareness
    • Detection, Tracking, ID & Characterization
    • Behavior Assessment & Prediction
    • Object/Event Ontologies & Taxonomies
    • Multi-Source Information Fusion Models & Methods
    • Evidence & Decision Support Systems
  • The Space Environment
    • Monitoring
    • Flux Prediction & Evolution
    • Space Weather & Atmos. Models
  • Mitigation Practices and Technologies
    • Hypervelocity Impacts/Shielding
    • Passivation/EOL Disposal
    • Mission Design
  • Remediation Technologies & Architectures
    • Rendezvous/Docking/Autonomy
    • Sensors
    • Capture Devices
    • Deorbit Technologies
  • Space Policy
    • SSA Information Sharing
    • Mitigation/Remediation Policy
    • Space Situational Awareness
    • International Collaboration
    • Re-entry Liability

For information on past workshops (CODER 2014/2016), please go to the dropdown menu under WORKSHOPS above.


Please submit abstracts in the following informal format:

Identify title, author, affiliation and contact information.  Submit a one-paragraph abstract of no more than 500 words, and a brief biography highlighting your relevant experience.  Abstracts should be emailed to  The workshop will be presentation only.  No papers will be required.

Submission/Registration Schedule

  • Abstract Sbumission Deadline for Best Consideration
  • Notification to Authors
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • Deadline for Presentation Submissions
  • Workshop

September 14, 2018

October 1, 2018

October 15, 2018

November 7, 2018

November 13-15, 2018


Companies wishing to set up a booth at the workshop or sponsor a workshop event can find rate and contact information here.

Please email us at if you have questions about any aspect of the workshop.



More information regarding Program, Travel, Venue, and Registration can be found in the dropdown menu under WORKSHOPS --> 2018 Workshop above.

For attendance approval forms within your own organization, please use the following conference POC:

Prof. Ray Sedwick
Ph: 301-405-0111
Fx: 617-812-0356