5th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM 2019) 5th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM 2019)

5th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM 2019)

01-04 October 2019
Saint Petersburg, Russia
General information
5th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM 2019)
The 5th IAG Symposium on Terrestrial Gravimetry: Static and Mobile Measurements (TG-SMM 2019) will be held by the State Research Center of the Russian Federation - Concern Central Scientific and Research Institute Elektropribor, JSC, on 1-4 October 2019.

All presentations at the Conference will be held in English or Russian and will be simultaneously interpreted

The Symposium program includes plenary and poster papers. Presentation of plenary papers (including discussion) should be no longer than 20 min. Presentation of poster papers with 1-2 slides should be no longer than 3 min; further discussion will continue at the posters.

By the beginning of the Symposium, all the participants will get access to the collection of paper abstracts in Russian and English. The abstracts in Russian will be presented for the papers only by authors from Russia and CIS countries.

The texts of papers presented at the Symposium will be submitted to Springer Publisher for publication in the format of IAG Symposium Proceedings and for further inclusion in Scopus and Web of Science international citation databases.

The papers selected by the Program Committee will, upon revision by the authors, be recommended for publication as articles in the Gyroscopy and Navigation journal (indexed in Scopus) and other relevant publications.

Program and Organizing Committees


Chairman – Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences 
                     Prof. Vladimir Peshekhonov – Russia 
Vice-chairman – Dr. Hartmut Wziontek – Germany 

Members: Prof. Akito Araya ― Japan 
                  Dr. Sylvain Bonvalot ― France
                  Dr. Przemyslaw Dykowski ― Poland
                  Prof. James E.Faller ― USA
                  Prof. Vyacheslav Fateev ― Russia
                  Dr. Christoph Förste ― Germany
                  Prof. Rene Forsberg ― Denmark
                  Dr. Iskander Gayazov ― Russia
                  Prof. Alessandro Germak ― Italy
                  Prof. Vyacheslav Koneshov ― Russia
                  Dr. Urs Marti ― Switzerland
                  Prof. Jaakko Mäkinen ― Finland
                  Prof. Sylvia Alisia Mirandes ― Argentina
                  Prof. Roland Pail ― Germany
                  PhD. Alexander Sokolov ― Russia
                  Prof. Oleg Stepanov ― Russia
                  Dr. Leonid Vitushkin ― Russia
                  Dr. Derek van Westrum ― USA
                  Dr. Shuqing Wu ― China


Chairman            – PhD. Alexander Sokolov        
Vice-chairman    –  Dr. Leonid Vitushkin   

Members:  Mrs. Margarita Grishina   
                   Рrof. Vyacheslav Koneshov   
                   Mr. Anton Krasnov    
                   Dr. Evgeny Krivtsov                
                   Dr. Vladimir Lygin    
                   Mr. Roman Sermyagin  
                   Mrs. Оlga Yashnikova

Important dates


17 June 2019
15 May 2019
1 April 2019 – deadline for abstract submission.

29 July 2019
17 June 2019
20 May 2019 – accepted papers listed on the Symposium website.

19 August 2019 – the Symposium preliminary program available on the website.

By 2 September 2019 – ONLINE registration of the Symposium participants.

Conference topic

The symposium topics include instrumentation and methods for absolute and relative static and mobile measurement of gravity field at all kind of mobile platforms – shipborne, airborne (airplanes, helicopters, airships), satellites:

  • absolute ballistic gravimeters (including that based on the use of cold atoms), relative gravimeters of all types including superconducting gravimeters;
  • instrumentation for terrestrial and satellite measurement of second derivatives of gravity field potential as

- satellite accelerometers 
- satellite gravity gradiometers like for GOCE
- K-Band measurement systems as for GRACE and GRACE-FO
- spaceborne laser interferometers as for GRACE-FO

  • new technologies, equipment and materials for development of all types of gravity measurement instrumentation new methods and results in the gravity data processing including data combinations from various gravity measuring systems, unification of the file format for absolute gravity measurement;
  • new results of shipborne, airborne gravity survey coverage, unified reference frame for shipborne, airborne gravity surveys;
  • new results of measurement of gravity networks and the coverage of new regions;
  • metrology issues in the measurement of free fall acceleration and of the second derivatives of gravity potential, application of gravity measurement in metrology, gravitational comparisons of absolute gravimeters;
  • standardization and databases of absolute measurements of the gravity field;
  • gravitational experiments including the measurement of gravitational constant.

 The following topics are especially welcome for presentation at the Symposium:

  • new technologies and applications of gravity measurements as planetary absolute and relative gravimetry;
  • links between satellite and terrestrial or planetary gravity field measurements;
  • applications of terrestrial gravimetry in combination with GNSS/InSAR techniques;
  • gravimetry application in navigation.

Conference fee


The registration fee is €550 if paid before 2 September 2019 and €600 if paid after 2 September 2019.
Students and post-graduates are offered a 50% discount: €275 before 2 September 2019, €300 after 2 September 2019.

The registration fee includes: participation in the Symposium, a copy of peer-reviewed Symposium Proceedings (before the Symposium), access to the Symposium Proceedings in English (after the event), lunches, coffee breaks during 3 Symposium days, welcome party on 1 October 2019 and drink reception on 3 October 2019.

Each conferee should pay the registration fee, even if he doesn't make a presentation.

Organizing Committee report


The Organisation Committee has decided to prolong the period of abstracts submission till May 15, 2019.



The Organisation Committee has decided to prolong the period of abstracts submission till June 15, 2019.

Paper submission

Papers selected by the International Scientific Committee and included in the Symposium program should be submitted ONLINE via the CoMS-Elektropribor system no later than 2 September 2019.

Files of papers are not accepted by e-mail

Abstract submission

Abstracts of 600 - 800  words in English 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

Abstracts not complying with the above requirements will not be considered by the International Scientific Committee.

Files of abstracts are not accepted by e-mail

Social events


The cultural program will be organized on 4 October 2019
Conference venue
30, Malaya Posadskaya Ul., St. Petersburg, 197046, Russia
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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