Ste. Adele, Canada
29 October - 4 November 2003
Second Circular (also available as a Word document)
As you are probably aware the continuing problem of SARS in China has caused us to reluctantly change the location and dates of ITSC-13. We have been fortunate that the Met. Service Canada has come forward at short notice to offer us a new location. It is Sainte Adèle, which is about 45 minutes north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The short notice has also forced us to change dates by 2 weeks so that the conference is now 2 weeks later than planned from 29 October to 4 November 2003. We apologize for this inconvenience but hope you understand we were overtaken by events beyond our control. It is our hope that we may be able to return to Beijing for ITSC-14.
The purpose of this second circular is to invite you to submit abstracts to ITSC-13 by completing the form and abstract template at the end of this circular and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Leanne Avila at +001-608-262-5974 before Friday 4 July 2003. To assist us in program planning we request that you respond early.
Call for abstracts
Accommodation and conference venue
The ITSC-13 will be hosted by the Meteorological Service Canada (MSC) based in Dorval, Montreal. The conference location will be the Le Chantecler Resort in Sainte Adèle, Quebec, Canada. The hotel web site is http://www.lechantecler.com/english/index.html .
The conference will start at 09:00 on 29 October and finish after lunch on 4 November. All prices quoted below are in Canadian dollars (multiply by 0.72 to get US dollars and by 0.61 to get Euros). The accommodation will be in single ($100) or shared ($55) hotel rooms or in chalets close by. The chalets are $57 for a private bedroom in a chalet (typically 3-4 bedrooms per chalet). To these prices you should add 15.5% tax.
Bus transportation to the conference site will be provided on Tuesday afternoon and evening (October 28); we recommend making arrangements to arrive at this time. Tourist information, more details on travel to the conference and confirmed costings will be provided in the 3rd Circular to be issued in just over a month from now. There will be a registration fee of approximately $250 (CAN) which includes icebreaker, 2 conference dinners, tea/coffee and 5 lunches for the weekdays.
Other important and related issues include the treatment of clouds, new developments in TOVS/ATOVS retrieval science, validation and tuning of radiative transfer models and their adjoints, direct broadcast and community software, etc. Papers on these and related topics will be welcome. We solicit your recommendations on other important issues that should be included.
ITWG Web site
For ITSC-13 we plan to set up a dedicated email list of attendees so if you plan to attend ITSC-13 and have not already replied to the first circular please provide us with an address and email contact (see form below) so we can keep you updated with plans for the meeting.
Return slip here (delete as applicable):
I do plan to attend the ITSC-13 in Quebec: YES/NO
I would like to give an oral presentation (a title + abstract is attached): YES/NO
I would like to give a poster (a title + abstract is attached): YES/NO
Your full name:
Telephone number (include country code):
Please complete for your poster/presentation
Title: Use of ATOVS in ..
By John Smith , TOVS Research Institute, Hirsland….
Abstract: Text here (no more than 400 words)