[unav_all] IGS Workshop 8-11 May 2006: Solicitation of Ideas on the Future Needs of Scientific and other Users

Geoff Blewitt gblewitt at unr.edu
Fri Mar 3 21:02:08 MST 2006


Author: Geoff Blewitt

Dear Colleague,

We solicit abstracts for a special session on the future needs of
scientific investigators at the next IGS workshop, which will be held
from 8-11 May at ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany.  Information about the
workshop can be found in the IGS message copied below, and details can
be found at:
http:/www.esa.int/igs2006

This special session is a little unusual in that we are hoping to get
input from the user community that might have never attended IGS
workshops in the past.  We especially encourage abstracts from
scientific investigators and other users who may not be directly or
deeply involved with IGS operations, but who use IGS products or could
potentially use future IGS products. We also encourage those more
involved in IGS to suggest a strategy for meeting foreseeable needs at
any appropriate level (scientific, technical, systems design,
operational, political, etc.).

We urge scientific investigators to consider helping us to make IGS
serve your future needs, so please consider submitting a short abstract.
  Note the abstract submission deadline is March 31.

Thanks,

Geoff Blewitt, Jon Down, Chris Rizos.

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Preparing the Strategic Plan 2008-2012: Solicitation of Ideas on the
Future Needs of Scientific and other Users

G Blewitt, J Dow, Ch Rizos

The IGS Strategic Plan 2002-2007 will be reviewed and a new plan drafted
at a dedicated retreat later this year. As one step in the preparation
for this, this session provides an opportunity to solicit the user
community for the future needs of scientific and other applications,
with a discussion on how IGS might meet those needs. A position paper
and a few invited contributions will introduce the session to put it
into the context of the strategic planning process, to highlight
examples of applications that will need IGS, and to present critical and
strategic issues.

In addition one-paragraph abstracts (<150 words) are openly solicited,
and a subset will be selected for brief presentations. Abstracts will be
selected to ensure that we adequately cover the breadth of issues and
user needs, and in some cases authors of abstracts on similar topics may
be encouraged to give collaborative presentations on key topics.
Abstracts should try to address one key point.

We especially encourage abstracts from scientific investigators and
other users who may not be directly or deeply involved with IGS
operations, but who use IGS products or could potentially use future IGS
products. We also encourage those more involved in IGS to suggest a
strategy for meeting foreseeable needs at any appropriate level
(scientific, technical, systems design, operational, political, etc.).

Some questions for consideration include: What are the foreseeable needs
of science applications, natural hazards, space missions, and other
applications and users through 2012? How can those needs be met, and
what does this imply for changes and required action within IGS? Are we
sufficiently open to innovations, new products, new participants? Are
the current plan's strategic directions (LEO's, new GNSS, real time)
still the key ones for the coming years? What changes are needed in the
IGS in order to be able to play its due role in the Global Geodetic
Observing System? How will IGS operations be funded in future? Is there
a role for a commercial office in the IGS? (Or should this idea be
definitively dropped?) What elements of the Strategic Plan remain valid
for the coming years? What can be deleted? What is missing? What needs
to be improved? Do we need to change the way we operate and manage our
activities (identifying and responding to user requirements; GB, EC, CB,
technical elements; reviews, workshops, outreach, elections,
appointments, etc.)?
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [IGSMAIL-5315]: IGS Workshop 8-11 May 2006 ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 13:35:27 +0100
From: Tim.Springer at esa.int
To: igsmail at igscb.jpl.nasa.gov
CC: Gerd Gendt <gend at gfz-potsdam.de>, John.Dow at esa.int


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IGS Electronic Mail      03 Mar 04:35:41 PST 2006      Message Number 5315
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Author: Tim Springer


Dear IGS Colleagues,

As announced by the IGS Central Bureau in IGSMAIL-5259, the next IGS
workshop will be held from 8-11 May at ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany.

The scientific program committee developed a very interesting program for
the four day workshop. The workshop is organized in the following topics:
GGOS*           Implementation of GGOS within the IGS
VISI*           Preparing the Strategic Plan 2008-2012: Solicitation of
Ideas on the Future Needs of Scientific and other Users
GNSS*           GNSS Modernization and GNSS/LEO Synergy
REAL*           Real Time Network and Products
NWDC*           Network and Data Centre issues
ERRO*           Identification and Mitigation of GNSS Errors
REPR            Reprocessing Issues, Standardization, New models
ABSA            Switch to the absolute antenna phase centre model
OTHE            Other IGS product related topics

Session marked with an asterix (*) will be accompanied by a position paper
that will be available before the workshop.

Detailed session descriptions as well as the names of the session chairs
can be found at the conference web site:
http:/www.esa.int/igs2006.

Like in earlier workshop it is planned that most of the oral presentation
will be invited speakers. However, authors may ask the session chairs to
be considered for an invitation for topics timely and relevant to the
program and in line with the session abstract. In addition there will be
sufficient time and space available to present posters during the whole
week.

This call invites you to submit abstracts of your planned contributions.
The submission of the abstract can be done on-line through the conference
web site.

Conference deadlines
Friday 31 March 2006    23:59 MEZ       Abstract submission deadline
Thursday 13 April 2006  23:59 MEZ       Position papers available
Friday 12 May 2006      23:59 MEZ       Papers for proceedings

Registration and hotel reservation will soon be available on the
conference web site.

All information about the workshop can be found under the conference web
site:
http:/www.esa.int/igs2006.

Looking forward to meeting all of you here in Darmstadt!

Kind regards,
Tim Springer
Local Organising Committee


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Tim Springer
Navigation Support Office, OPS-GN
European Space Operations Centre
Robert Bosch Strasse 5
64293 Darmstadt
Germany
Tel: +49-6151-90-2029  Fax: +49-6151-90-3129

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University of Nevada, MS178, Reno, NV89557, USA.
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/staff/geoff.htm

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