IAG 2021 - Invitation to the Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Geodesy

Donna Charlevoix donnac at unavco.org
Tue Mar 30 13:30:32 UTC 2021

*Dear Colleagues,*
The IAG Scientific Assembly will be held in Beijing on June 28–July 2,
2021. The Scientific Assembly is a quadrennial event, in the middle of the
periods between the IUGG General Assemblies. Due to the ongoing COVID-19
pandemic, the Scientific Assembly will be organized as a virtual meeting.
Due to the exceptional and challenging circumstances, it took time to
finalize all details and to ensure that we will have a full and high
quality programme.

The Theme of the Symposium is Geodesy for a Sustainable Earth. There will
be eight Symposia, with topics covering the activities of IAG Commissions,
Services, Inter-Commission Committees and a timely topic on Geohazards.
Full list of the scientific programme and sessions therein can be found on
the official web site http://www.iag2021.com. The web site is open for
registration and abstract submission.

*Important dates and deadlines* (see more details on the web site

   - Registration Deadline: June 25
   - Abstract submission Deadline: April 30
   - Acceptance of the Abstracts: May 15
   - Pre-recorded video upload Deadline: June 5
   - E-poster upload Deadline: June 5
   - Scientific Assembly: June 28-July 2

The local organizers and the IAG have worked to keep on-line registration
fee as low as possible, and IAG individual members receive a discounted
fee. For non-IAG members the fee is US$ 150, and for IAG members US$ 75.
Abstract submission fee is US$ 40. Additionally, the participation fee will
be waived for members of several groups, who must send a request to the
Secretary General of the IAG to receive this fee waiver:

   - Full-time students from undergraduate to PhD students, who must also
   submit a student certificate or letter from their department.
   - Early career scientists (below age 35) if they have an accepted
   presentation (oral or poster) in the Symposium.
   - Scientists from developing countries.

*Opportunity for free, open access publication in the IAG renowned Symposia
The Assembly participants are invited to submit an abstract for oral or
poster presentation at one of the Symposia. Authors of accepted
presentations (oral or poster) are welcome to offer the full paper in the
IAG renowned Symposia Series published by Springer. This series is now
fully Open Access and the primary mode of publication is on-line
(individual papers, and an e-book once all papers are finished). The papers
will be on-line and Open Access shortly after each paper is accepted, so
that they do not have to wait for the entire volume to be completed. All
papers will eventually be searchable through the volume once the volume is
finalised. The Open Access fees for the IAG Scientific Assembly
participants are covered by the IAG; thus, the first author shall be the
participant of the Assembly. The IAG Symposia Series is indexed in Web of
Science (book by book) and in Scopus (as a series).

The LOC and SOC have done their best that the Symposium will offer a full
experience regardless of the demanding circumstances. We have increased the
interactive part of sessions with the possibility of meeting speakers
virtually and having discussions with them. Poster sessions will also have
interactive possibilities and to ask questions of the authors.

We hope to see you in the IAG Scientific Assembly 2021. You are very warmly

Markku Poutanen
IAG Secretary General
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