IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry «Static and Mobile Measurements» IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry «Static and Mobile Measurements»

IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry «Static and Mobile Measurements»

12-15 April 2016
Saint Petersburg, Russia
General information
IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry «Static and Mobile Measurements»

The Organizing Committee of the 4th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM2016) kindly invites you to take part in it. 

The Symposium will be held on 12 - 15 April 2016 at the State Research Center of the Russian Federation – Concern CSRI Elektropribor, JSC, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Symposium topics include:

  • instrumentation and methods for absolute and relative measurement of gravity fields, static and mobile measurements and their application to shipborne, airborne platforms (planes, helicopters, airships) and other mobile platforms;
  • absolute ballistic gravimeters (including those based on the use of cold atoms), relative gravimeters of all types including superconducting gravimeters;
  • gravity gradiometers;
  • new technologies, equipment and materials for development of all types of gravimeters;
  • new results of measurement of gravity networks and the coverage of new regions;
  • metrology issues in gravimetry, the results of the comparisons of absolute gravimeters, application of gravity measurements in metrology;
  • standardization and databases of absolute measurements of the gravity field;
  • gravitational experiments.
  • The following topics are especially welcome for presentation at the Symposium:

  • new technologies and applications of gravity measurements such as planetary absolute and relative gravimetry;
  • links between satellite and terrestrial or planetary gravity measurements;
  • possible applications of terrestrial gravimetry in combination with GPS/GLONASS technologies;
  • gravimetry applications in navigation.

  • The Symposium does not cover the issues related to military and technical cooperation, development of military technologies and weapons.

    The Symposium languages are English and Russian. 
    Simultaneous translation from Russian into English and from English into Russian is provided.

    The Symposium program includes plenary and poster presentations.
    The duration of plenary presentation (including discussion) should be no longer than 20 min. 
    The authors of posters are given 3 min at the plenary session to present the main idea of the paper with 1-2 slides, if any; further discussion will continue at the posters.
    The peer reviewed Symposium proceedings in English (full texts of plenary and poster papers) will be published by the beginning of the Symposium and distributed at the registration. 
    Abstracts in English of up to 600 words prepared according to the guidelines provided at the Symposium website, should be submitted online via the Conference Management System CoMS-Elektropribor at http://comsep.ru
    Deadline for abstract submission is 1 September 2015. 30 September 2015.
    Files of papers accepted for the Symposium program should be submitted for publication in the Symposium proceedings also ONLINE via CoMS-Elektropribor system. Files of abstracts and papers are not accepted by e-mail!

    Chairman - Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences,  
    Prof. Vladimir Peshekhonov
    ―  Russia
    Vice-chairman – Prof. Urs Marti ―  Switzerland
    Prof. Matthias Becker ―  Germany
    Prof. Sylvain Bonvalot ―  France
    Prof. Vyacheslav Fateev ―  Russia
    Prof. Rene Forsberg ―  Denmark
    Prof. Olivier Francis ―  Luxembourg
    Prof. Yoichi Fukuda ―  Japan
    Dr. Iskander Gayazov ―  Russia
    Dr. Alessandro Germak ―  Italy
    Prof. Vyacheslav Koneshov ―  Russia
    Dr. Jaakko Mäkinen ―  Finland
    Dr. Maria Cristina Pacino ―  Argentina
    Dr. Alexander Sokolov ―  Russia
    Dr. Leonid Vitushkin ―  Russia
    Dr. Derek van Westrum ―  USA
    Dr. Hartmut Wziontek ―  Germany
    Chairman: Dr. Alexander Sokolov ―  Russia
    Dr. Leonid Vitushkin ―  Russia
    Mrs. Margarita Grishina ―  Russia
    Prof. Vyacheslav Koneshov ―  Russia
    Mr. Anton Krasnov ―  Russia
    Dr. Evgenii Krivtsov ―  Russia
    Dr. Vladimir Lygin ―  Russia
    Important Dates
    1 September 2015
    30 September 2015
    deadline for abstract submission.
    20 October 2015 accepted papers listed on the Symposium website.
    1 November 2015 the Symposium preliminary program available on the website
    25 December 2015 deadline for submission of papers to be published in Symposium proceedings
    By 20 March 2016 ONLINE REGISTRATION

    The registration fee is $550 if paid before 20 March 2016 and $600 if paid after 20 March 2016.
    For students and post-graduates the registration fee is reduced to 50%: $275 and $300, respectively.
    The registration fee includes:

  • participation in the Symposium,
  • a copy of peer-reviewed Symposium Proceedings (before the Symposium),
  • a CD with paper texts,
  • lunches, coffee breaks during 3 Symposium days,
  • welcome party on 12 and drink reception on 14 April.

    On 15 April 2016 the sight-seeing tour of Saint Petersburg will be arranged at extra cost (it is not covered by the registration fee).

    Please visit the Symposium website regularly for the latest updates. 
    We look forward to welcome you at the Symposium! 
    Please forward the Symposium information to everyone who might be interested.

    Conference fee

    The Symposium fee per person:

    $550 if paid before 20 March 2016,
    $600 if paid after 20 March 2016.

    Students and post-graduates are offered a 50% discount:

    $275 if paid before 20 March 2016,
    $300 if paid after 20 March 2016.

    The Conference fee includes:

  • participation in the Symposium,
  • a copy of peer-reviewed the Proceedings (before the Symposium),
  • a CD with paper texts,
  • lunches and coffee breaks during 3 symposium days,
  • welcome party on 12 April,
  • drink reception on 14 April
  • Note that payment for the Business Visa Invitation formalities via the Administration of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, is not included in the Symposium fee.

    The Symposium fee can be paid:
    1. by bank transfer;
    This should be done under invoice which will be prepared by the Symposium Working Group at participant’s request. The following details from participant’s side are required for Invoice preparation:
  • SUPPLIER = organization which will pay participant’s Symposium fee
  • Name of supplier:
  • Full address of supplier:
  • Tel :
  • Account No. of supplier:
  • Bank of supplier:
  • Full address of the bank of supplier:
  • Participant’s name:
  • It should be mentioned in the request if the participant is a student or a postgraduate student since they are offered 50% discount of the Symposium fee (only if corresponding student ID or valid document confirming this status is attached to the invoice request).

    2. by credit cards at the registration desk in St. Petersburg.

    Cheques are not accepted for payment.

    E-mailtgsmm2016@eprib.ru – the Working Group

    Organizing Committee report
    Dear participants of the Symposium TG-SMM2016!
    Monomax Ltd. company - the official service-agent of the IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM2016) to be held on 12 – 15 April 2016, will render the conferees and their accompanying persons (by their request) the services on providing:
  • preparation of documents for getting Russian Visas,
  • hotel reservation,
  • transportation,
  • arrangement of the cultural program.

  • We draw your attention to the fact that all the services are provided at extra charge, their cost is not included in the registration fee.
    To order the services, please go to the website of the Symposium service-agent

    ONLINE registration of geodesy and gravimetry specialists who wish to take part in the 4th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM2016) with their paper presentations or as attendees is open on the Symposium web site.
    The necessary information for potential participants of the symposium including participation conditions, Instruction for ONLINE registration for participation can be found on the Symposium website
    The Symposium will be held on 12 - 15 April 2016 at State Research Center of the Russian Federation Concern CSRI Elektropribor, JSC, St. Petersburg, Russia.

    The information for paper Registrators (!) including guidelines for preparation of plenary and poster papers included in the Symposium program and Instruction on paper file submission for publication in the peer reviewed Symposium Proceedings is available on the 4th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM2016) website
    The deadline for submission of the paper files for publication in the peer reviewed Symposium Proceedings is 25 December 2015.

    Dear Authors and Registrators of the papers submitted to the 4th International Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM2016),
    Decision of the International Scientific Committee regarding types of the papers (plenary, poster, reject) is available on the Symposium web site.
    The Program will be available on TG-SMM2016 web site after 1 December 2015.

    In view of the requests concerning the extension of the deadline of abstract submission for the 4th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements, sent to the Local Organizing Committee by potential participants who plan to make a paper presentation at the Symposium, please be informed that the decision is taken to extend the deadline of abstract submission till September 30, 2015.
    Note that the deadlines for the other steps of the symposium organizing and holding are very strict and cannot be postponed. So if you plan to take part in the symposium with the paper presentation, please submit your abstract not later than the date indicated.
    We remind you that the 4th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements will be held on 12 - 15 April 2016 at the State Research Center of the Russian Federation – Concern CSRI Elektropribor, JSC, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

    The International Program and Organizing Committees of the 4th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM2016) invite specialists to take part in the Symposium to be held on 12 - 15 April 2016 at the State Research Center of the Russian Federation - Concern CSRI Elektropribor, JSC, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Information on the TG-SMM2016 is posted on the conference web-site.
    The following pages are added:
    • Registration Fees
    • Important Dates
    • Instruction for Preparing Abstracts
    • Instruction on Abstracts Submission
    Contact information

    State Research Center of the Russian Federation
    Concern CSRI Elektropribor, JSC
    30, Malaya Posadskaya St., St. Petersburg, 197046, Russia
    E-mail: tgsmm2016@eprib.ru
    Tel: +7(812) 499 8118 - (translators of the Working Group on the Symposium preparation and holding)
           +7(812) 499 8157 – Mrs. Margarita Grishina, Vice-chairman of the location organizing committee, Leader of the Working Group on the Symposium preparation and holding 
    Fax: +7(812) 232 3376
    E-mail: comsep2@eprib.ru - Mrs.Nelly Psiurock, Administrator of the CoMS-Elektropribor system and the Conference website

    Conference venue
    30, Malaya Posadskaya St.
    Sights and attraction
    The Hermitage
    One of the world's greatest museums, founded in 1764 and occupying the buildings of the Winter Palace and Small, Old and New Hermitages. The museum's collection numbers more than 3 million items - paintings, graphic art, sculptures, applied art, coins, and archeological finds. The museum keeps 15 thousand paintings, 12 thousand sculptures, 600 thousand drawings and more then 4000 thousand of applied arts. Painting of such great masters as Leonard da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Impressionists (van Gogh, Manet, Deggas, Monet, Renoir, Sezanne), Gauguin, Matiss, Picasso are in the ownership of the Hermitage. Hermitage is famous through its collection of Scythian golden articles.
    Russian Museum
    The largest museum of Russian art, opened in 1898. The museum owns the Russia bigest collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, items of applied anf folks arts. The exibitions show ancient icons and the collections of items of the 18th-20th centuries. It contains works by great Russian artists: A.Rublev, K.Brullov, O.Kiprensky, P.Fedotov, I.Repin, I.Levitan, I.Aivazovsky and many others.
    Savior on the Blood Church (Church of the Resurrection)
    A monument of Russian architecture and decorative art of the late 19th century. The church's unique decorations, both interior and exterior, include icons and panels made from majolica and mosaic created by the leading Russian artists of last century.
    Saint Isaac's Cathedral
    One of the world's most beautiful churches. It was built between 1818 and 1858 to A.Montferrand's design and named in honor of Saint Issac of Dalmatia. The cathedral is 101.5 meters high, and there is a wonderful view over Saint Petersburg from the colonnade.
    Kazan Cathedral
    Built between 1801 and 1811 to house the miracle-working icon of Our Lady of Kazan. Regular exhibitions are held concerning Orthodox Church and ecclesiastical art.
    Summer Garden
    A masterpiece of Russian landscape art, the Summer Garden was laid out on Peter I's orders at the beginning of the 18th century. It contains 89 sculptures of Italian masters. The buildings in the garden are Peter I's Summer Palace, the Coffee House, and the Tea House.
    Alexander Nevsky Monastery
    Founded by Peter I in 1710, now it contains five churches in the monastery complex. The complex contains the city museum of decorative sculpture and the Saint Nicholas cemetery, where outstanding Saint Petersburg residents and cultural figures are buried, including Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Euler, and Dostoevsky.
    Peter and Paul Fortress
    Founded in 1703 to defend Saint Petersburg against enemy raids. The complex includes Peter and Paul Cathedral which is the city's tallest building (the height of the spire is 121.8 meters) and contains the burial vault of Peter I and other Russian emperors, Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg, the house of the "grandfather of the Russian navy", where an exact copy of Peter I's little boat is kept, and the Old Mint.
    Russia's first museum, founded in 1714 on Peter I's order. It contains household items, works of applied art and national costumes from Siberia, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. It includes exhibits collected by well-known Russian travelers and explorers.
    Museum of Ethnography
    A unique collection which reflects the life and culture of the peoples of Russia: it consists mostly of examples of traditional costumes, embroidery, fabrics and furs. The museum's reserves contain many rarities such as icons, ritual costumes and masks.
    National Pushkin Museum
    The great Russian poet's last home, from where he set off for his fateful duel. The display includes Pushkin's personal belongings, as well as manuscripts and other documents relating to his life.
    Dostoevsky Literary and Memorial Museum
    The display is arranged in the great Russian author's flat and is devoted to his life and work.
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