Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the deadline is extended until April 15, 2020. Also, in case of the cancellation of the event for that reason, we will refund the registration fee. We are monitoring the situation and will inform you about the cancellation as soon as we understand that the spread of the virus is not decreasing. But for now, we encourage you to apply and, with our fingers crossed, we look forward to seeing you in Saint Petersburg!
There is a limited amount of funds available for participants who need financial assistance to attend the conference distributed on a competitive basis. To be considered for a grant please fill in the grant application form and send it to Alexey Shcherbakov and CC to Anastasia Kaptsova before 15 February 2020.
Conference convenersAlexey Shcherbakov, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Michael Mishchenko, NASA GISS, New York, USA
Matthew Berg, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
(ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia)Alexey Shcherbakov, Chair
Anastasia Kaptsova, Secretary
Science committeePavel Belov, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Anatoli Borovoi, Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk, Russia
Sharon Burton, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA
Anthony Davis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA
Gérard Gouesbet, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Rouen, France
Joop Hovenier, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Evgueni Kassianov, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Nikolai Khlebtsov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, Russia
Gerhard Kristensson, Lund University, Sweden
Eric Le Ru, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
James Lock, Cleveland State University, OH, USA
Hal Maring, NASA HQ, Washington, DC, USA
Alexander Marshak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
M. Pinar Mengüç, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey
Karri Muinonen, University of Helsinki & National Land Survey, Finland
Timo Nieminen, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Elena Petrova, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia
Christopher Sorensen, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
Knut Stamnes, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
Gorden Videen, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA
Thomas Wriedt, University of Bremen, Germany
Ping Yang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Maxim Yurkin, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
|Albert Ansmann||Recent progress in polarization lidar applications to aerosols and clouds|
|Lei Bi||A review of electromagnetic scattering by super-spheroids: methods and applications|
|Adrian Doicu||Electromagnetic scattering by discrete random media|
|Oleg Dubovik||Advancements in solving inverse problems: utilisation of multiple a priori constraints in atmospheric remote sensing|
|Yuri Eremin||Discrete Sources Method: outline, plasmonic applications, and non-local effects|
|Nikolai Khlebtsov||Plasmonic gold and hybrid nanostructures for biomedical applications|
|Hal Maring||Programmatic approach and progress in the preformulation study for NASA's Aerosol, Cloud, Convection and Precipitation (ACCP) observing system|
|M. Pinar Mengüç||Nature inspired designs based on near-field radiative transfer and light scattering: A Review|
|Hans Moosmgüller and Christopher M. Sorensen||Complex Refractive Index and Aerosol Optics|
|Karri Muinonen||Scattering and absorption in discrete random media of densely-packed particles|
|Eric Le Ru||TBD|
|Christopher M. Sorensen and Justin B. Maughan||New perspectives on light scattering by particles of arbitrary morphology|
|Maxim Yurkin||The discrete dipole approximation: from Maxwell's equations to practical applications|
|Regular||23 000 RUB (or 350 USD)
|Student||14 000 RUB (or 220 USD)
|Participant (without talk)||18 000 RUB (or 280 USD)
The conference venue is Azimut Hotel Saint-Petersburg located at Lermontovskiy Prospekt, 43/1, St. Petersburg. The Venue is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg.
Late June - early July is a beautiful time of year, famous for its "White Nights". The weather is usually nice, with temperatures around 18-19 C.
Given the extreme popularity of this destination in June/July, it is very important to start your planning now and reserve a hotel as early as possible. The hotel will provide a special discount for the participants and we'll shortly add the information on reservation of the hotel room.
There will be three Elsevier awards presented at the conference:
Following the highly successful ELS practice, we will be soliciting papers for the ELS-XIX Topical Issue of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) and hope that you will want your state-of-the-art research to become part of yet another benchmark collection of papers on electromagnetic scattering and its applications. This Topical Issue will consist only of full-size papers documenting research either reported at the conference or pertaining to the main topics of ELS-XIX. Extended abstracts of conference presentations will not be considered. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two independent referees to ensure that all accepted manuscripts satisfy the highest standards of scientific quality adopted for JQSRT. Again, this will be a topical issue of JQSRT rather than a conference proceedings volume.
To expedite the communication of your research results to the scientific community, each paper will be officially published (including the year, volume, and page numbers) as soon as it has been accepted, typeset, and proof-read. In other words, the authors of accepted manuscripts will see their papers officially published without having to wait for the rest of the manuscripts to get accepted. This accelerated publication protocol is a recent improvement in the JQSRT production process.
A foreign citizen traveling to Russia must have a valid passport (expiry date must be no sooner than 6 months after the date of departure from Russia)
and a visa (for almost all foreign visitors, please see the details below).
The deadline for the visa support from the conference organizers is April 31, 2020.
The visa application rules are different depending on the citizenship of the applicant:
Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of 53 foreign states (please see the list of the countries) may be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through air, naval, automobile, and pedestrian checkpoints located in the territory of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region. With the e-visa you will be able to stay only in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region for 8 days (the eVisa will be valid for 30 days to use) if your arrive at Pulkovo airport or other checkpoints in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region (please see the list here).
You can apply for the e-visa via this link.
For citizens of the following countries:
Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova,
Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Montenegro, Chile, South Korea no visa is needed.
Nevertheless, we kindly ask you to contact the Organizing Committee to receive a letter from the organizers confirming the purpose of your visit to Russia (you might be asked at the Russian customs).
Citizens of the countries not eligible for the e-visa has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate a visa invitation letter issued either by ITMO University (takes about 5-10 working days to process) or by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (takes about 25-30 working days to process).
Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation letter to ensure that the visa is issued timely and also check that you have a valid medical insurance.
NECESSARY DATA FOR VISA APPLICATION (Required during visa application at the local Russian Embassy)
Name of the organization: ITMO University
Address: 49 Kronverksky pr., St.Petersburg, 197101, Russia