The 5th IJCAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Space
July 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Artificial Intelligence is making significant inroads in the space sector.  AI systems are contributing to numerous space missions such as Hubble Space Telescope, Mars Exploration Rovers, the International Space Station, and Mars Express.

The workshop, co-organized by the the Artificial Intelligence Group ( of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Advanced Concepts Team ( of the European Space Agency and examines the most recent applications and research related to artificial intelligence and space, reviewing the current state of the dialogue between the two areas. The workshop is part of the larger IJCAI conference (  The workshop continues the series of prior workshops held in Hyderabad, India (at IJCAI 2007), Pasadena, CA (at IJCAI 2009), Barcelona, Catalonia (at IJCAI 2011), and Beijing, China (at IJCAI 2013).

In order to achieve these goals, the workshop will place emphasis on AI topics, which already are, or may be of particular interest in the future from the space applications point of view, that is:

  • Intelligent search and optimization methods in aerospace applications
  • All forms of instrument data processing for ground-based and onboard science analysis
  • Image analysis for Guidance Navigation and Control
  • Autonomous exploration of interplanetary and planetary environments
  • Implications of emerging AI fields such as Artificial Life or Swarm Intelligence on future space research
  • Intelligent algorithms for fault identification, diagnosis and repair
  • Multi-agent systems approach and bio-inspired solutions for system design and control
  • Advances in machine learning for space applications
  • Intelligent interfaces for human-machine interaction
  • Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining and presentation of large data sets

The topics are intended to cover all areas of Artificial Intelligence, excepting Planning, Scheduling, and Execution, which is covered in the Sister Workshop, International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space (also held co-located with IJCAI 2015).

The topics covered in this workshop will be of particular interest to scientists involved in space engineering, in Artificial Intelligence, and also to those who work in other, non space-related disciplines, which intersect with the AI. The intention of the workshop organizers is to stimulate the exchange of ideas between these groups, providing the former with new tools, and the latter two with incentive for continuing their research with space applications in mind.

The proceedings and presentations for the AI Space 2015 Workshop and IWPSS are available at:

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