As before, IAG will publish papers from the IAG-IASPEI Joint Assembly as part of the IAG Symposia Series. Papers are welcome from ALL symposia that were either IAG or Joint Symposia, following the customary length guidelines (6 pages for contributed papers, and 8 pages for invited papers). As you submit, you will be asked which symposium your paper was associated with this helps us in sending papers to the appropriate Associate Editors for review, and in ultimately organizing the papers.
Submissions at Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/iags/default.aspx
This volume will be the first large meeting to be published in an all-electronic format. One advantage is that papers will be online and citable within a few days after acceptance.
Springers IAGS series page: http://www.springer.com/series/1345
The submissions deadline to October 15th.
The submissions system is finally ready and open for papers to be be submitted to the IAG Symposia Series volume for the 2017 IAG-ISAPEI meeting in Kobe. We apologize that this took so long, but there were a few unexpected twists along the way. One result is that we have decided to maintain the IAG Symposia Series name instead of changing it to the IAG Topical Series as planned, because this would have disrupted the indexing of the series, which we know is a very important issue for many of you.
On the topic of indexing of papers, we continue to work on this but we expect that all of the past IAG Symposia Series volumes will be indexed soon. This is not entirely under our control, but the process requires Springer to submit each volume to the service, and then the services decide if the volume meets their criteria. We think that it is the first step that had broken down, so we are doing our best to address it.
The Journal of Geodesy is an international journal concerned with the study of scientific problems of geodesy and related interdisciplinary sciences. It presents peer-reviewed papers on theoretical or modeling studies, and on results of experiments and interpretations. In addition to original research papers, the journal publishes commissioned review papers on topical subjects and special issues arising from chosen scientific symposia or workshops. The journal covers the whole range of geodetic science and reports on theoretical and applied studies in research areas such as positioning; reference frame; geodetic networks; modeling and quality control; space geodesy; remote sensing; gravity fields, and geodynamics.
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Executive Editor, Springer
October 2-5, 2017, Riga, Latvia
October 10-11, 2017, IHB, Monaco
October 16-18, 2017, Strasbourg, France
October 25-26, 2017, Brussels, Belgium
November 22-24, 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
November 27-29, 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
November 30 December 1, 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
May 30 June 1, 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 3-8, 2018, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway
June 18-22, 2018, Rome, Italy
July 14-22, 2018, Pasadena, CA, USA
August 20-31, 2018, Vienna, Austria
September 24-29, 2018, Ponta Delgada, Azores
October 29 November 2, 2018, Wuhan, China
November 5-9, 2018, Canberra, Australia
July 8 17, 2019, Montreal, Canada
October 9-10, 2017, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
HAPS4ESA - Towards an ESA Stratospheric High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) Programme for Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation
October 23-27, 2017, Miami, FL, USA
October 25-27, 2017, Valencia, Spain,
October 29 November 4, 2017, La Plata, Argentina
December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, LA, USA
January 15-17 , 2018, Zurich, Switzerland
March 15-17 , 2018, Munich, Germany
April 8-13 , 2018, Vienna, Austria
June 3-8, 2018, Hawaii, USA
December 10-14, 2018, Washington, D.C., USA
April 7-12 , 2019, Vienna, Austria
July 28 August 2, 2019, Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Lelgemann, Professor Emeritus at the Technical University Berlin, passed away unexpectedly on August 18, 2017, two weeks before completing the age of 78 years. He was born on August 31, 1939, in Essen, Germany, studied geodesy at the University of Applied Sciences in Essen and the Technical University Berlin, where he graduated in 1966 and received the doctoral degree in 1971. His doctoral adviser and supervisor of the dissertation on an advanced solution of Stokes problem was the former IAG and IUGG President, Helmut Moritz.
Dieter Lelgemann started his scientific career immediately after his doctorate in 1971 at the Institute for Applied Geodesy (IfAG), today the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) in Frankfurt/Main, where he collaborated in the installation of the satellite observation station at Wettzell, today one of the most important global geodetic observatories. During the years 1975/76, he spent a research stay at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, and in 1979, he presented his habilitation treatise on astro-gravimetric geoid determination at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He received the professoriate on Astronomical and Physical Geodesy at the Technical University Berlin in 1985 and was ibid. the Director of the Institute for Geodesy and Geo-information for many years.
The principal areas of Dieter Lelgemanns scientific work were the computation of regional geoids using least squares collocation (e.g. the quasi-geoid of Germany, 1981), analytical integration methods in celestial mechanics (e.g. using Lie-series, 1983), and spectral analyses of satellite observation series (e.g. together with Ch. Cui, 1995). For his research work on ancient geodesy, he was awarded in 2011 with the Eratosthenes Prize of the Museum of Surveying Instruments, Dortmund, Germany.
In the International Association of Geodesy, Dieter Lelgemann served as the chairman of the Special Study Groups "Predictive models for space techniques" (1979-1983) and "Compression and smoothing of data from space techniques" (1983-1987); and he was a very active member of other Study and Working Groups. His contributions to IAG assemblies and symposia were notable, and he was always keen to debate scientific problems. Friends and colleagues will remember him as an authentic companion and partner. They offer deepest sympathy to his wife and his family.
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