CEOS-WGCV – SAR Subgroup
Working Group on Calibration and Validation
Synthetic Aperture Radar Subgroup

Workshop 2015

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV), SAR Subgroup, Synthetic Aperture Radar Workshop 2015 (CEOS SAR 2015) will be held at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, from October 27–29, 2015. The Workshop, hosted by ESA's Sentinel-1 Project team, will provide an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current and future issues related to the calibration and validation of space borne SAR sensors and data products. Please submit contributions to the following topics:

  • Calibration of future SAR missions
  • Calibration of running SAR missions
  • Calibration methodology and techniques
  • Calibration targets and sites
  • Calibration requirements and definitions
  • Propagation effects
  • Processing algorithms
  • Innovative SAR concepts


Important Dates

Deadline Date
Deadline for abstract submissions July 15, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance September 15, 2015
Deadline for workshop registration September 30, 2015
CEOS SAR Workshop October 27-29, 2015

Abstract Submission

For abstract and final paper submission please use EDAS – a conference managing system. If you do not have an EDAS account yet, please create your own account at EDAS via "New User". You may also send yourself an email reminder of your EDAS password here.

Please, be sure to provide your complete affiliation including your postal address, phone, fax and email in EDAS at "My Profile".

To register and submit your PDF abstract paper, log into EDAS using the password that has been mailed to you after completing your profile, press "Submit Paper", choose "CEOS SAR 2015" and press the "Submit" icon. Paper submission is completed in two steps: paper registration and PDF abstract submission. Note that only PDF file format is accepted.

During paper registration you will be asked to indicate:

  • all authors of the paper you want to submit to CEOS SAR 2015 (identified via their email address)
  • the corresponding author
  • the paper title
  • a short summary of your abstract submission, no more than 5 lines
  • the most suitable topic area, chosen from the list of Conference Topics

The actual PDF abstract submission (PDF file upload or any PDF file updates) may be done any time after the paper has been registered giving the above information but not later than July 15, 2015.

Each abstract should clearly and concisely state the problem addressed, the methodology used and the central conclusions. The title of the paper should clearly convey the essence of the work. Please avoid unusual acronyms. The abstract should not exceed one page but not be less than 350 words, excluding author information.

Authors will be kept informed via E-Mail once they have registered their paper(s) in EDAS. For further help, please send an email to

Workshop Registration

Please register online and free of charge using the conference management system EDAS. If you have logged into EDAS before (e.g. for abstract submission) you do not need to create a new account. Please be sure to provide your complete and updated affiliation including your mailing address, phone, fax, and email in EDAS at "My profile".

Once logged in, select "Register", find "CEOS SAR 2015" and click on the shopping cart (right column). The registration is free of charge.

You can review the list of conferences for which you are registered by clicking again on "Register" on the top of the page.

Travel Visa

If a travel visa support letter/invitation letter is required, please contact the workshop secretary Juliane Klämke as soon as possible.

Guidelines for Preparation of Presentations

Oral presentations should be prepared such that a duration of 15 minutes is not exceeded. Another 5 minutes are planned for discussion.

The following presentation document types are accepted:

  • PowerPoint 2010: If you use PowerPoint 2013, please make sure to save your presentation in the older PowerPoint 2010 format. Please note that the conference laptop will only have a standard installation. Problems may occur when using unusual fonts (e.g. Asian characters), company logos, or non-standard formula editors.
  • PDF

A conference laptop for presentations is available. Please provide your presentation on a USB-stick or CD-ROM to one of the workshop organization members before your session starts. It will be copied to the conference laptop to avoid any delay during the session. Please refer to the Final Workshop Program (to be published on our website soon) for the session and time of your presentation. We would like to ask you to make yourself known to your session chair prior to the session so that he/she knows the presentation will take place.

Scientific Committee

Member Affiliation Country
Richard Bamler DLR Germany
Antoni Broquetas UPC Spain
Ron Caves MDA Canada
Stephane Cote CSA Canada
Björn Döring DLR Germany
Michael Eineder DLR Germany
Thomas Fritz DLR Germany
Christoph Gierull DRDC Canada
Beatriz Gomez INTA Spain
Dirk Geudtner ESA The Netherlands
Wen Hong IECAS China
Kenny James MDA Canada
Peter Meadows BAE UK
Franz Meyer UAF Alaska, USA
Nuno Miranda ESA Italy
Andrea Monti-Guarnieri POLIMI Italy
Alberto Moreira DLR Germany
Keith Morrison Cranfield University UK
Paul Rosen JPL USA
Betlem Rosich ESA Italy
Marco Schwerdt DLR Germany
Masanobu Shimada JAXA Japan
Paul Snoeij ESA The Netherlands
Satish Srivastava CSA Canada
Andrea Torre TASI Italy
Ridha Touzi CCRS/NRC Canada
Ramon Torres ESA The Netherlands
Manfred Zink DLR Germany

Organizing Committee

Member Affiliation Country
Ramon Torres (CEOS SAR 2015 Chair) ESA The Netherlands
Dirk Geudtner (CEOS SAR 2015 Co-Chair) ESA The Netherlands
Paul Snoeij ESA The Netherlands
Björn Döring DLR Germany
Jens Fischer DLR Germany
Juliane Klämke DLR Germany
Mathias Weigt DLR Germany
Manfred Zink (CEOS SAR Subgroup Chair) DLR Germany

Workshop Venue

Please be our guest at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands:

Keplerlaan 1
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Travel instructions


You may choose to organize your hotel booking through the ESTEC Travel Office: List of hotel rates. Please kindly note that these rates are only applicable when booked through the ESTEC Travel Office (run by ATPI).

Please send them an email in order to make your booking,

Further Questions

For further help concerning the Scientific Organization of the Workshop you may contact Dr. Dirk Geudtner or Dr. Manfred Zink. For all other inquiries, please write to


Dr. Dirk Geudtner
CEOS SAR 2015 Co-Chair
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 5656691
Dr. Manfred Zink
CEOS SAR Subgroup Chair
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Tel: +49 8153 28-2356
Juliane Klämke
CEOS SAR 2015 Workshop Secretary
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Tel: +49 8153 28-2355
Fax: +49 8153 28-1449