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

Workshop 2019

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV), SAR Subgroup, Synthetic Aperture Radar Workshop 2019 (CEOS SAR 2019) will be held at ERSIN in Frascati, Italy from November 18-22, 2019 in conjunction with the VH-RODA (Very High-resolution Radar and Optical Data Assessment Workshop). The Workshop 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 missions
  • Calibration methodology and techniques
  • Calibration targets and sites
  • Calibration requirements and definitions
  • Processing algorithms
  • Analysis Ready Data (ARD)
  • Innovative instrument concepts
  • Cross-calibration/Validation
  • Radiometric Validation
  • Field Campaigns/in situ measurements
  • Operational quality control
  • Calibration database
  • Product Validation
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cal/Val
  • Digital Elevation Models (DEM)


Important Dates

Deadline Date
Deadline for abstract submissions September 20, 2019
Notification of paper acceptance October 4, 2019
Deadline for workshop registration November 4, 2019
CEOS SAR Workshop @ VH-RODA November 18-22, 2019

Abstract Submission

For abstract submission please access the Abstract Submission Form webpage.
Please, fill in all the fields, which include:

  • The paper title
  • The name and affiliation of all authors
  • A short summary of your abstract submission, 300-500 words
  • Proposed theme

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 contain 350-500 words , excluding author information.

Authors will be kept informed via e-mail (to the e-mail used to access the form) once the submission process of their paper in the Abstract Submission Form web page is successful.

Workshop Registration

Travel Visa

For information regarding Travel Visas, please email

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 a more recent version of powerpoint, 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 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


Workshop Venue

The Workshop will be hosted at ESA-ESRIN facilities:

Largo Galileo Galilei, 1
00044 Frascati RM


A list of hotels nearby the Workshop venue are TBD.

Member Affiliation Country

Further Questions

For further help concerning the Scientific Organization of the Workshop you may contact


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