The Calibration Legacy of the ISO Mission

(Feb 5-9, 2001, ESAC, Madrid, Spain)

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            Third announcement and CALL for ABSTRACTS for
                         5-9 February 2001
                          ISO Data Centre
                      Villafranca del Castillo
                           Madrid, Spain



                      >  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  <

Abstracts are solicited for contributed papers for the astronomical
calibration conference which will be held from February 5 to 9, 2001 at
the Data Centre of the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) in Villafranca
del Castillo (VilSpa), near Madrid, Spain.  

The deadline for abstract submission is November 24, 2000.

The programme of the conference reflects the wide range of astronomical
and instrumental calibration issues which have been tackled during the
history of the ISO project to-date.  A key goal of the conference is to
maximise the propagation of practical experience and insight from ISO
to future missions. 

Topics for the meeting range through :==>

  . actual techniques developed, and problems encountered, in the
    pre-launch and in-flight calibration of the ISO instruments

  . instrument commanding and calibration scheduling strategies

  . the establishment of major databases of reference astronomical 
    calibration sources

  . problems achieving good optical design

  . problems characteristic of (space-borne) IR detectors

  . problems inherent in the space environment

  . cross-calibration of ISO data with data from a range of other 
    astronomical facilities

  . data reduction - automatic and interactive.
  . lessons learned relevant to the design of future missions.

[Contributions addressing the relevance of the ISO experience to 
 calibration of major ground-based systems are also welcome.]

Programme Information

Details of the Invited Programme for the meeting can be found at :

Abstracts for contributed papers

The deadline for submission of abstracts for contributed papers and 
posters is :==>

            Abstracts deadline    :   November 24, 2000.

Abstracts (about 300 words long) should be submitted electronically
to in Latex format.  The template for 
preparation of abstracts can be found at:

The SOC will review the submitted abstracts in the first two weeks of
December to establish the programme of contributed talks and posters.
Accepted abstracts will be included in an Abstracts Book, to be
circulated at the conference. 

Registration deadline and registration form

The deadline for registration for the conference is :

            Registration deadline :   November 24, 2000.

There is no registration fee.  You are kindly requested to submit the 
registration form which you can find at :

Additional logistical information

All further details about this conference, including information about
proceedings, hotel and transport information, and social events can be 
found at :==>

Scientific Organising Committee

C. Cesarsky (ESO),  P. Clegg (QMW),  M. Cohen (Univ. of California,
Berkeley), Th. de Graauw (SRON), M.F. Kessler (ESA/ISO) - co-chair,
D. Lemke (MPIA), L. Metcalfe (ESA/ISO) - chair, H. Okuda (GAO), 
M. Morris (UCLA), G. Pilbratt (ESA/FIRST), J-L. Puget (IAS), 
T. Soifer (IPAC), B. Swinyard (RAL), M. Werner (NASA), 
I. Yamamura (ISAS).

Local Organising Committee

J. Blommaert, P. Garcia-Lario, C. Gry, M.F. Kessler (Co-chair), 
R.J. Laureijs, J. Matagne, L. Metcalfe (Chair), T. Mueller, S. Ott, 
S. Peschke, A. Salama, B. Schulz, J. Villanueva, A. Willis.