Last updated July 30, 2003
Workshop on "Remote Sensing Techniques
and Instrumentation: International Cooperation"
Kyiv, Ukraine, 4 - 10 October 2003
Workshop Schedule is Available
The NATO ASI on "Photopolarimetry in Remote Sensing"
(Yalta, Ukraine, 20 September - 3 October 2003) will be followed by the
workshop on "Remote Sensing Techniques and Instrumentation: International
Cooperation." The workshop will take place in Kyiv on 4 - 10 October
2003 and will be coordinated with the Congress of the Ukrainian Astronomical
Association (detailed information will be provided later). The Workshop
presentations are expected to be at a more advanced level than the NATO
ASI tutorials. The program will include tours of the astronomical facilities
Main Astronomical Observatory
of the National Academy of Sciences of
Scope and Format
The Workshop will focus on the present state and
future developments of instruments for photo- and spectropolarimetric remote
sensing and related laboratory research. Specific aspects of data processing
techniques will also be discussed. We hope that the Workshop with emphasis
on experimental techniques and the NATO ASI on "Photopolarimetry in Remote
Sensing" will complement each other and will foster communication and interaction
between developers of instruments and those dealing with practical applications.
The tentative program covers the following topics:
Aperture and imaging polarimeters
Photometric and polarimetric laboratory studies
Observational and laboratory results
Experiments on the International Space Station
The Workshop will include invited talks and contributed
oral and poster presentations.
Submit Application form and abstract to Gorden Videen (email@example.com)
the LOC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The number of participants of the Workshop is not
limited. However, no individual financial support will be provided. If
you are interested in attending, please fill out the Application
and submit a one-page abstract of your proposed talk
(optional) using the following templates:
For Word users: k2003.doc
For Latex users: k2003.tex
An additional fee will be required of participants in the Workshop. The
workshop registration fee for Western participants is $120, and for Western
students, it is $80. For participants from former USSR, the registration
fee is $5. The amount includes transportation of participations from the
airport to the hotel and back and from the hotel to Workshop venue and
back, a welcoming reception, coffee break, the closing dinner, lunch and
dinner during 3 days of the Workshop, two half-day excursions. Accompanying
persons wishing are asked to pay a reduced fee of $30 to cover the tours,
conference dinner, and airport transportation. The fee should be paid directly
in cash at the Registration Desk upon registration in Yalta or Kyiv.
Limited financial support is available for official delegates of the
Ukrainian Astronomical Association meeting.
The program includes an informal reception, closing dinner, and an Observatory
tour that will include visiting the astronomical facilities of the Observatory.
Two excursions are scheduled to visit ancient and modern Kyiv with the
most famous sights, and to visit the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. These events
will be free of charge for registered participants and registered accompanying
persons. Please indicate on the registration form whether you wish to participate
in the excursions to help us to estimate the number of excursion participants.
Spouses, children, and other companions are also welcome on the tour.
The Workshop will take place
at the Main Astronomical Observatory, which is located about 20 km from
the city center. Kyiv
is the capital of Ukraine and is the city of rich historical and cultural
heritage, theaters, museums, art galleries, exhibition halls, and original
architecture. There are unique museums such as the St. Sophia Cathedral
and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery included by UNESCO in the list of the
most important monuments of the world's cultural heritage as well as many
Eastern Orthodox churches and cathedrals. The State Museum of Ukrainian
Fine Arts exhibits some of the finest works of Ukrainian Avant-garde artists.
Workshop Venue and Facilities
The sessions will take place
in the large conference hall of the Main Astronomical Observatory. This
facility is located outside the city center, and a shuttle service will
be provided. The conference hall is fully equipped with slide, overhead,
video, and computer display projectors. There will be a computer center
with access to the Internet and an ample poster area for poster presentations.
A number of options are available for accommodation:
• Hotel "Kozatckii"
: The hotel is located
in the city center. Prices per night, inclusive of breakfast, is: First
class ~ $100-150; Single Room ~ $50-80; Double Room ~ $60. It is located
in the heart of the city and is the recommended hotel for participants.
Other options include th following:
• Hotel " Akademichnii ": This hotel is the main hotel
of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. It is located not far away of the
city center. Prices per night is: First class ~ $34; Single Room ~ $15;
Double Room ~ $23. Inexpensive meals are available in the hotel restaurant
• Hotel "Theophania": It is a medium
standard hotel of the Institute of Theoretical Physics. The hotel is located
far from the city center, but within a reasonable distance from the Workshop
venue. Prices per night is: First class ~ $22; Single Room ~ $8; Double
Room ~ $12. For full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch, and dinner),
a supplement of $10 per person per day must be added.
• University Guest Hotel: For participants
from former USSR, we propose University Guest Hotel: ~$3-5 per person.
A limited number of rooms are also available at the Observatory Guest House.
Hotel bookings will be made through the LOC. This
will allow us to arrange group transportation to the Workshop venue. Please
indicate your choice in an application form, specifying the name of the
participant you wish to share with.
Photos of a first class room in Hotel "Kozatsky" are shown below. Similar
rooms are available in "Akademichnii" and "Theophania"
Weather in October is usually variable with day
temperatures around 8-15C. However, mornings can be a bit cooler. Rain
is often a possibility.
The participants are encouraged
to submit full-size versions of their presentations to the special JQSRT
issue planned as part of the NATO ASI.
Arrival and Departure:
Kyiv is served by the international airport Boryspil
with connections to all major European and several American airports. NATO
ASI participants can reach Kyiv from Simferopol by numerous flights (~1.5
hours) and trains (~15 hours). We will provide a shuttle bus between Yalta
and Simferopol on the last day of the NATO ASI. Boryspil is located 38
km (24 miles) from downtown Kyiv (detailed information is available at
Although downtown hotels can be reached from the airport and the railway
station by public buses or taxi, we recommend that you let the LOC know
your itinerary in order to arrange group transportation.
For further information, please send an e-mail to
We look forward to seeing you in Kyiv.
We acknowledge the generous support of the Army Research Laboratory
European Research Office
Yalta (Simferopol) *
Kiev Workshop *