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International GNSS Service
Analysis Center Workshop 2008
2-6 June 2008, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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OBJECTIVES

The Analysis Centers and other components of the International GNSS Service will meet to discuss the status of current operations and possibilities for future improvements. The meeting will be hosted by the National Geodetic Survey and is the first since the 2006 workshop held at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
DATES & 
VENUE

2 June (Monday) - 6 June (Friday) 2008 
Ritz-Carlton South Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida, USA 
  (reservation information below) 
PROGRAM
PLAN

    
Sunday, 1 June 2008
12:00 - 18:00  IGS Governing Board meeting (invitation only) — Fisher Room
   chair: J. Dow

 

18:00 - 20:00 Informal Gathering (cash bar) — Di Lido patio
   
Monday, 2 June 2008
08:00 - 08:40  Registration
    
08:40 - 09:00  Welcome remarks
   G. Mader — Convenor & Chief, Geosciences Research Division, NGS/NOS/NOAA
D. Zilkoski — Director, National Geodetic Survey, NOS/NOAA
    
09:00 - 09:45  Keynote address
   Hon. Jeff Kottkamp — Lt. Governor of Florida
    
09:45 - 10:00  The International GNSS Service, June 2008: Perspectives & Key Issues
   J. Dow — Chair, IGS Governing Board
    
10:30 - 12:00 Pending & proposed model changes
   chairs: J. Ray, J. Böhm (not attending), M. Hernandez-Pajares, M. Ziebart

 

12:00 - 13:30 complimentary buffet lunch
   poster viewing 
     
13:30 - 15:30 Pending & proposed product changes
   chairs: Y. Bar-Sever, A. Krankowski, K. Senior, R. Weber

 

16:00 - 17:30 Other analysis center developments & studies of general interest
   chairs: R. Gross, S. Desai, U. Hugentobler, B. King

 

17:30 - 18:00 Poster viewing
    
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception hosted by NGS — Di Lido South patio
   
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
08:30 - 10:00 Reanalysis campaign — Status of test periods
   chairs: G. Gendt, R. Ferland, I. Romero, P. Steigenberger

 

10:30 - 12:00 Reanalysis campaign — Next steps & consequences
   chairs: G. Gendt, R. Ferland, I. Romero, P. Steigenberger

 

12:00 - 13:30 complimentary buffet lunch
   poster viewing 
     
12:20 - 13:20 Real-time Pilot Project committee meeting (members only) — Fisher Room
   M. Caissy

 

13:30 - 15:30 Progress in receiver calibrations & future developments
   chairs: Y. Gao, G. Petit (not attending), T. Humphreys, L. Young, Th. Pany

 

16:00 - 17:30 Progress in antenna calibrations
   chairs: R. Schmid, G. Wübbena (not attending), G. Mader, B. Haines

 

17:30 - 18:30 Poster viewing
    
17:40 - 18:30 Analysis Center splinter meeting (AC members only) — Fisher Room
   J. Ray

 

19:00 -  Analysis Center group dinner (AC members only)
   J. Ray

 

Wednesday, 4 June 2008
08:30 - 10:00 Real-time & near-real-time user requirements
   chairs: G. Dick, J. Wang, G. Blewitt, P. Fang

 

10:30 - 12:00 Real-time & near-real-time IGS products
   chairs: R. Weber, S. Gutman, T. Fuller-Rowell, Y. Mireault (not attending)

 

12:00 - 13:30 complimentary buffet lunch
   poster viewing 
     
13:30 - 15:30 IGS network issues & challenges
   chairs: B. Twilley (not attending), C. Bruyninx, Z. Altamimi, T. Herring

 

16:00 - 17:30 Status of real-time & Pilot Project operations
   chairs: M. Caissy, G. Weber, M. Ge (not attending), C. Garcia-Martinez

 

17:40 - 18:00 GO Forum demonstration
   G. Walia, R. Neilan

 

18:00 - 18:30 Poster viewing
    
Thursday, 5 June 2008
08:30 - 10:00 Improvements in station installations
   chairs: P. Elosegui, E. Hill, S. Williams, C. Meertens

 

10:30 - 12:00 Data center operations & issues
   chairs: C. Noll, H. Habrich, S. Cho, P. Jamason

 

12:00 - 13:30 complimentary buffet lunch
   poster viewing 
     
13:30 - 15:30 Future IGS & inter-technique SINEX combinations: Issues & challenges
   chairs: D. Lavallée, R. Ferland, D. Thaller, T. Herring

 

16:00 - 17:30 Multi-GNSS & regional combined IGS products
   chairs: R. Dach, F. Perosanz, M. Craymer, G. Woppelmann, C. Bruyninx

 

17:30 - 18:30 Poster viewing
    
17:40 - 18:30 Data Center splinter meeting (invitation only) — Fisher Room
   C. Noll

 

Friday, 6 June 2008
07:30 - 08:30 complimentary continental breakfast
    
08:30 - 10:00 Product file formats & related issues
   chairs: T. Springer, Th. Nischan, L. Estey, S. Hilla, W. Gurtner (not attending)

 

10:30 - 12:00 Closing discussions & recommendations
   chairs: G. Mader, J. Ray, G. Gendt

 

13:30 - 14:30  IGS Governing Board summary meeting (invitation only) — Fisher Room
   chair: J. Dow

 

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee for this Workshop.

In order to track attendance, we would appreciate indications of interest (name, affiliation, dates of attendance, and whether you wish to make a presentation in any session) sent to Jim Ray. If a letter of invitation is needed for a U.S. visa, please indicate that also.

list of attendees
HOTEL
RESERVATIONS

The Workshop will take place at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. This is a beautiful facility located on the beach and a short walk from the famous strip of restaurants and night clubs for which South Beach is famous.

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the special reduced rate of $185 per night. This rate applies for those attendees arriving on or after Sunday, 1 June 2008 and departing on or before Saturday, 7 June 2008. Given this venue and the interest in this Workshop, we urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible.

To make your hotel reservations for the Workshop, please go to:

www.ritzcarlton.com
and navigate to the reservations for the South Beach Hotel or you may go directly to our hotel's reservation link at:
South Beach reservation link

Use this web page to enter your arrival date (1 June or later) and your departure date (7 June or sooner).

TO GET THE REDUCED RATE, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX LABELED "GROUP CODE" AND ENTER OUR CODE:   ignigna 
If you would like to stay longer, this rate is available on a limited basis for 2 nights before and 2 nights following the Workshop. However you will need to make those reservations separately by phone and reference our workshop and group code. In this case U.S. and Canadian residents should call 1-800-542-8680. All others may find the reservation number for their country at: 
reservations by phone (outside U.S. & Canada)
SPLINTER
MEETINGS

The Fisher Room will be arranged with a large conference table and chairs seating about 30 people and will be available all week for splinter meetings. You can reserve this room through one of the NGS hosts upon arrival.
PRESENTATION
INFORMATION

Posters will be posted in or near the workshop meeting space. The format is landscape mode with dimensions: 60 inches (W) by 40 inches (H) or 1.5 m (W) by 1 m (H).

Due to space limitations, posters will be displayed for two-day blocks. Posters for sessions on Monday or Tuesday will be up for those two days; posters for Wednesday or Thursday sessions will be up for both those days. Presenters should please put up their posters first thing on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Here is the schedule for poster displays.

Standard audio-visual projection equipment with laptop PC (Windows) will be available for oral presentations. Presenters should arrive with their presentations available in ppt or pdf formats on a USB thumbdrive. The files will be retained for posting at this site.

MEALS

In addition to refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks, NGS will provide complimentary buffet lunches on Monday, 2 June through Thursday, 5 June, as well as breakfast on Friday, 6 June. Other meals are the responsibility of attendees. There are many fine dining establishments in the vicinity of the hotel.

NGS will also host a welcome reception Monday evening, 2 June.

DEADLINES

1 May 2008 — room reservations at the Ritz-Carlton must be made
1 May 2008 — notice for poster papers must be submitted
1 May 2008 — registration of attendance requested
16 May 2008 — program plans & position papers due from session conveners
TRAVEL
ARRANGEMENTS

The most convenient airport is the Miami International Airport (MIA) .

There is no direct bus or shuttle transportation from MIA to the hotel. It is best to plan on taking a taxi, which should cost around $30 to $35.

It is not recommended that participants rent cars for their stay at the Ritz-Carlton since they should not be needed for travel in the Miami Beach area around the hotel. Parking can be quite expensive.

 


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