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First Announcement and call for papers

The VIII Hotine-Marussi Symposium Rome, June 17-21, 2013

Scientific Committee N. Sneeuw, P. Novák, F. Sansò, M. Crespi, T. van Dam, U. Marti R. Gross, D. Brzezinska, H. Kutterer, W. Kosek, M. Schmidt, C. Gerlach, T. Hobiger, F. Seitz, M. Weigelt, A. Jäggi, R. Čunderlík, K. Mikula, S. Jin, A. Dermanis

Local Organizing Committee M. Crespi, E. Benedetti, M. Branzanti, P. Capaldo, G. Colosimo, F. Fratarcangeli, A. Mazzoni, A. Nascetti, F. Pieralice

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is both our privilege and pleasure to invite you to the VIII Hotine-Marussi Symposium, which will be held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy on June 17-21, 2013, under the scientific coordination of the Intercommission Committee on Theory (ICCT) of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). This First Circular just brings some general information; more details will be available soon at the Symposium 2013 website.

Objectives The main goals of the Symposium are aligned with the objectives of the ICCT:

  • advances in theoretical geodesy
  • developments in geodetic modelling and data processing in the light of the recent advances of the geodetic observing systems
  • connections and contribution exchanges between geodesy and other Earth sciences

In particular, all the topics regarding the activities of the ICCT Study Groups are of interest and related papers are strongly encouraged. Further, also papers concerning other topics related to the possible interaction and mutual benefits between geodetic theory and methodology and other initiatives/projects involving Earth sciences (for example the Group on Earth Observation) are welcome. In this respect, it has also to be recalled that 2013 will be the special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth. Venue The Symposium will be held at the Faculty of Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in the ancient chiostro of the Basilica of S. Pietro in Vincoli, where the worldwide known Michelangelo's statue Moses is placed. The Symposium location is downtown Rome, at walking distance from the Colosseo, Fori Imperiali and many other famous archaeological sites and monuments. Please, mind that June is a high-season tourist period in Rome, so that an early registration and accomodation booking is highly recommended. Abstracts, presentations and papers Abstracts should be prepared according to guidelines and submitted through e-mail. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2013. Both the guidelines and the e-mail address are available on the Hotine-Marussi Symposium 2013 website. Each abstract will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and its eventual acceptance will be notified by e-mail to the Corresponding Author by March 15, 2013. Upon abstract submission, the Corresponding Author will need to indicate the preference for oral or poster presentation. However, the final decision for the presentation form will be taken by the Scientific Committee during the abstract review. Guidelines for full paper submission for peer-review and related formatting instruction will be available through the Hotine-Marussi Symposium 2013 website. Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume of the official IAG series. Registration fees Two kinds of registration fees are distinguished:  regular registration: 450 Euro  student registration: 250 Euro (confirmation of student status by supervisor required) An additional 100 Euro fee will be charged for late registration (after April 15, 2013). The registration fees can be paid by bank transfer or credit card according to the information that is published on the Hotine-Marussi Symposium 2013 website. They include:  Symposium proceedings  coffee breaks  Rome tour  social dinner Social programme The scientific programme will be complemented with a social one, including a tour in Rome, a social dinner and a special session at the Accademia dei Lincei (the oldest Scientific Academy in the world, established in 1603 by Federico Cesi).

We look forward to welcome you in Rome! N. Sneeuw, P. Novak, F. Sansò, M. Crespi