First Released : 5 October 2000

Last Updated : 17 January 2001


2-5 April 2001

NASDA / EORC, Tokyo, Japan

First Announcement and Call for Papers


In the framework of CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation, the next SAR subgroup workshop will be organized by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) in Tokyo, Japan, from 2 to 5 April 2001. 


Specialist papers are invited to review the performance of operating or planning airborne and spaceborne SAR sensors. The following Calibration and Validation issues will be addressed: 

Workshop Organization

The workshop will be held in plenary sessions including selected papers and poster presentations as well as more focused working group sessions allowing for shorter oral presentations on specific topics. All accepted abstracts will be included in the technical programme of the workshop. 

Who May Attend

Attendance is open to CEOS representatives and affiliates as well as to the SAR scientific and user community. It is expected that there will be participation from international and national space agencies operating or planning airborne and spaceborne SAR sensors. 

Schedule and Deadlines

 First Announcement and Call for Papers  October 2000
 Abstract Deadline  22 December 2000 *
 Second Announcement  17 January 2001
 Notifications of Acceptance  31 January 2001
 Preliminary Programme  January 2001
 Registration Form Due  15 March 2001
 Hotel Reservation Due  15 March 2001
 Full Length Paper Deadline  31 March 2001
 Workshop Date  2-5 April 2001 
 CD-ROM of Proceedings  June 2001

* In case you have not received an acknowledgement within a week after abstract submission, please contact the workshop secretariat

Abstract Submission

Deadline:   22 December 2000  

Information on how to submit an abstract are available online

Authors will be notified of the decision of the scientific committee by 31 January 2001. Authors whose papers have been accepted will then receive instructions for the preparation of their full length paper, due not later than 31 March 2001, for inclusion in the workshop proceedings. 


Full-length papers must be provided before the workshop (31 March 2001) in order to distribute the proceedings by the CD-ROM after the workshop. 

Local Arrangements

Block bookings of local hotels will be made in various price categories and at preferential rates. A hotel reservation form as well as further information on transport, etc... will be sent in January 2001. 

International Scientific Committee

Evert Attema ESA / ESTEC The Netherlands
Richard Bamler DLR Germany
Shane Cloude Univ. of Dundee United Kingdom
Yves-Louis Desnos ESA / ESRIN Italy
Bob Hawkins CCRS Canada
Scott Hensley NASA / JPL USA
Peter Hoogeboom TNO-FEL The Netherlands
Gordon Keyte DERA United Kingdom
Hiroshi Kimura Gifu Univ. Japan
Thuy Le Toan CESBIO / Toulouse France
Didier Massonnet CNES / Toulouse France
Francesco Mattia ITIS / CNR Italy
Alberto Moreira DLR Germany
Kazuo Ouchi Kochi Univ. of Tech. Japan
Eric Pottier Univ. of Rennes France
Claudio Prati Univ. of Milano Italy
Masanobu Shimada NASDA / EORC Japan
Jean-Claude Souyris CNES / Toulouse France
Satish Srivastava CSA Canada
Ridha Touzi CCRS Canada
Lars Ulander FOA Sweden
Paris Vachon CCRS Canada
Manfred Zink ESA / ESTEC The Netherlands

Organization Committee


Masanobu Shimada

Osamu Tanaka

at ESA

Yves-Louis Desnos

Maurice Borgeaud


Further information on the organization of the workshop can be obtained by contacting directly the organizers. 

Last Updated : 17 January 2001