Image of Nagoya city(courtesy of Nagoya City)

The 3rd International Symposium
on Atmospheric Light Scattering
and Remote Sensing

Nagoya University
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
July 29-August 2, 2013

Table of contents


    Observation, validation, and theoretical simulation are highly integrated components of atmospheric remote sensing. Active and passive remote sensing techniques and theories for measuring atmospheric and other environmental variables have advanced very rapidly in recent years. To serve the calibration/validation requirements of satellite missions, ground-based and in-situ measurements of the atmospheric components such as cloud and aerosol particles, also, flourish during this time period. At the same time, the fundamental atmospheric physics, such as light scattering and radiative transfer in the atmosphere, has significant progress, which is critical for quantitative understanding of remotely sensed data. To exchange the latest development of the remote sensing studies and to nurture international collaboration on tackling emerging theoretical and observational issues in atmospheric sciences, the 3rd International Symposium on Atmospheric Light Scattering and Remote Sensing (ISALSaRS’13) will be held in Nagoya, Japan during July 29 - August 2, 2013. The symposium welcomes science communities to report their latest results and discuss future directions of atmospheric remote sensing with researchers from the world.

    The final program has been fixed as the attachment.
    Invited speakers have 30minutes including discussion and regular oral speakers have 20minutes including discussion.

    As for the poster session,the display board has a space of 90cm x170cm (vertical orientation). Two boards are available for each presenter.

    Also, we will publish a special issue for the ISALSaRS'13 in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.

    Nagoya, a city with the population of more than 2 million, is located at the center of the main island of Japan (Honshu). The city has a long history dated back 1900 years ago when Atsuta Jingu, which ties closely to the legendary characters in Kojiki (the oldest history book of Japan), was firstly established. Moreover it is the birthplace of three notable feudal warlords: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Also, both traditional industries like those in ceramics and textiles and modern manufacturers such as in automobiles (Toyota) have been well developed around its metropolitan area. Nagoya is an excellent example of the natural combination of rich history with magnificent modernization.

    Covered topics

    1. Light scattering and radiative transfer in the atmosphere
    2. Active and passive remote sensing techniques of the atmosphere including CO2
    3. In-situ measurements of atmospheric components
    4. Cross-cutting and integrated observations of the atmosphere


    ISALSaRS’13 will be held at the E & S Hall of Nagoya University (Higashiyama Campus, which is located in the central part of Nagoya). Detailed route is given by the following websites.

    >> Access to Nagoya Univ.

    >> Map of Nagoya Univ.(Higashiyama Campus)
    (Note: The E & S Hall is around C2-4 in the above map).


    A block of rooms has been reserved for ISALSaRS’13 participants at a special rate (currently about $120-$100) at Sir Winston Hotel. This is the nearest convenient hotel to the venue, and it takes approximately 15 minutes by subway (2 stations).
    >> [Sir Winston Hotel]

    Mielparque Nagoya is also available at a special rate (currently about $85), and it takes approximately 25 minutes by subway.
    >> [Mielparque Nagoya]

    Dormitory rooms inside the campus are also available. The rate is JPY3750 (currently about $40). Each room has AC, bath, toilet, TV, refrigerator, and soap/toothbrush. Payment for the dormitory should be made in Japanese Yen at the symposium check- in, then the key will be given to you.
    >> [Picture and layout of the Dormitory Room]

    There are a lot of hotels in Nagoya, but if you like to choose these facilities, please let us know your preference (the number of above rooms is limited).

    Exhibition Guideline

    There will be an exhibition during the symposium, which is an ideal opportunity to meet and to influence the communities in remote sensing techniques and atmospheric sciences.

    The conditions of candidates
    1) companies and associations that are related to ISALSaRS'13
    2) companies and associations that can observe the terms in the guideline.

    As our space is limited, we ask you to submit a request via email to and as soon as possible.

    The exhibit fee is 50,000 JPY. Exhibitors should pay this amount of money in cash at the symposium reception.

    The exhibit fee covers following items.
    1) Velcro-covered boards having 170cm(h) x180cm(w), whose bottom edge is 27cm above the floor.
    2) A desk with 60cm(d) x 210cm(w) x70cm(h)
    3) A chair

    Exhibitors should pay the expenses except the exhibit fee such as
    1) shipping expenses of exhibits
    2) travel expenses of exhibitors
    3) posters and pamphlets that exhibitors prepare
    4) personnel expenses regarding the exhibition
    5) others

    Shipping and setting up the exhibits should be done by exhibitors. Basically, no delivery services are available on July 28th (Sun.). Yamato Transport, however, can make the delivery if you specify the delivery time (after 14:00) and give the cellphone number and name of the person who will receive the goods at the ES Hall.

    The address of the venue is
    Central Bilding of Graduate School of Engineering (E&S Bldg.) Furo-cho Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601.

    The exhibition space (the entrance hall) is available during the periods below.
    July 28th (Sun) 14:30-19:30
    July 29th (Mon) 8:00-20:00
    July 30th and 31st (Tue and Wed) 8:00-18:00

    Note that the boards and desk should be kept in the storeroom of the ES Hall everyday after the symposium. We ask exhibitors to set up the exhibits at their convenience during the above period. We appreciate your understanding.

    Important Dates

    May 31, 2013
    Deadline for Abstract submission and Participant Registration Form Application
    June 21, 2013
    Assigned Session and Presentation Type notification
    July 28, 2013
    Conference check-in during 15:00 and 20:00 at the E & S Hall
    July 29 – July 31, 2013
    Presentation at Nagoya University
    August 1 – August 2, 2013
    Excursion to the Takayama and Kamikochi area
    >> [Excursion]

    Registration Fee

    The registration fee should be paid in advance via the following website by June 30.

    >> Pre-register and payment system

    On-site registration (without presentation) is also acceptable for 3,000 JPY including the abstract book. Please pay in cash at the symposium reception.

    Regular participants 40,000 JPY
    Students 25,000 JPY
    Accompanied persons 25,000 JPY

    Abstracts Submission Guidelines

    We encourage authors to submit their abstracts early to ensure prompt confirmation and processing. A sample abstract for submission is available below. Authors can submit their abstract in either MS Word *.doc or Acrobat *.pdf formats. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee of this symposium. Accepted abstracts will be produced into CD and made available to delegates at the symposium.


    The title should be as brief as possible; preferably one line.


    The main (presenting) author's name should be marked with an asterisk (*), if there are multiple authors. And authors and their corresponding affiliation should be indicated with numbers.


    The abstract is limited to one page and subject to specific word limits, typically about 300-500 words.

    Please send your abstract to by May 31, 2013. And the following information should be added in your e-mail contents such as Name of participant, E-mail Address, Affiliation, Address, Title and Name of attached file, Preferred Session and Presentation Type (oral or poster). Notices of acceptance will be sent out as abstracts are received and reviewed.

    Abstract Form

    Abstract sample [DOC: 59 KB]

    Local Organizing Committee

    Kenji Kai Chairperson Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Kazuaki Kawamoto Secretariat Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
    Takashi Shibata   Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Kengo Sudo   Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    Akiko Nakashima   Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

    Scientific Committee

    Name Affiliation Country
    Berg, Matthew Mississippi State University USA
    Chen, Weibiao Shanghai Inst. Of Optics and Fine Mechanics China
    Eversole, Jay Naval Research Laboratory USA
    Fu, Qiang University of Washington USA
    Gong, Wei Wuhan University China
    Hu, Yongxiang NASA Langley Research Center USA
    Hua, Dengxin Xi’an University of Tech. China
    Huang, Jianping Lanzhou University China
    Kai, Kenji Nagoya University Japan
    Kawamoto, Kazuaki Nagasaki University Japan
    Kim, Dukhyeon HANBAT National University Korea
    Kobayashi, Takao Fukui University Japan
    Lawrence, Roland Old Dominion University USA
    Lin, Bing NASA Langley Research Center USA
    Liu, Dong Anhui Inst. of Optics and Fine Mechanics China
    Liu, Xu NASA Langley Research Center USA
    Liu, Zhaoyan Science Systems and Applications, Inc. USA
    Maring, Hal NASA Headquarter USA
    Mishchenko, Michael NASA GISS USA
    Muinonen, Karri University of Helsinki Finland
    Nousiainen, Timo University of Helsinki Finland
    Sugimoto, Nobuo Natl. Inst. for Environ. Studies Japan
    Sun, Dongsong University of Science and Technology of China China
    Sun, Wenbo Science Systems & Applications, Inc USA
    Uno, Itsushi Kyushu University Japan
    Videen, Gorden US Army Research Lab USA
    Winker, David NASA Langley Research Center USA
    Wu, Songhua Ocean University of China China
    Yamasoe, Marcia University of Sao Paulo Brazil
    Yang, Ping Texas A&M University USA

    General contact

    Participant Register Form

    Participant Registration Form [DOC: 46 KB]