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Space Optimisation Competition (SpOC) Workshop 2023




Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk Netherlands
Dario Izzo (Advanced Concepts Team), Emmanuel Blazquez (European Space Agency)

SpOC was imagined by the European Space Agency - ESA's Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) in partnership with the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO).

Participants dedicated three months to tackle three thrilling optimisation challenges, all aimed at settling the fictional exoplanet New Mars.

This workshop is an opportunity for the SpOC community to reflect on the 2023 edition of the competition, and prepare for the years to come.The three best overall teams will be given the opportunity to present their work in front of the SpOC community and experts at the European Space Agency.

Registration Form
    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      Welcome: Welcome & Intro
      Convener: Dr Emmanuel Blazquez (European Space Agency)
    • 10:20 AM 11:20 AM
      "Quantum Constellations" challenge
    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:40 AM 12:40 PM
      "Wormhole Network" challenge
    • 12:40 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 20m
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      "Morphing Rovers" challenge
    • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Open Discussion: Towards SpOC 2024
      Convener: Dr Emmanuel Blazquez (European Space Agency)
    • 4:00 PM 4:20 PM
      Conclusion and Farewell
      Convener: Dr Emmanuel Blazquez (European Space Agency)