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Almuñécar. 15th-19th May 2023

20th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference

 

About the ELS Conference

The 20th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference (ELS-XX) will be held in Hotel “Bahía Tropical” located in Almuñecar, one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa Tropical of Granada, Spain. The conference will build on the remarkable success of the previous ELS conferences held in Amsterdam, Helsinki (twice), New York, Vigo, Halifax, Gainesville, Bremen, Salobreña, St. Petersburg, Bodrum, Hatfield, Taormina, Lille, Leipzig, College Park, College Station, Hangzhou, and the 19th conference held online on July 2021. 

The main goal of the ELS conference series is to bring together scientists and engineers studying various aspects of light scattering and to provide a relaxed academic atmosphere for in-depth discussions of theoretical advances, measurements, and applications.

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Scope

The specific topics that will be covered include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • New theoretical developments, numerical simulations, and laboratory measurements of light scattering by nonspherical and morphologically complex particles and particle groups 

  • Detection and characterization of atmospheric particulates using laboratory, in situ, and remote sensing techniques 

  • Scattering of light by terrestrial aerosols and clouds, oceanic particulates, solar system objects, exoplanets, stelar disks, and various astrophysical objects 

  • Applications of light scattering methods in biology and biomedicine 

  • Near-field and coherent effects in light scattering, optical trapping, and manipulation 

  • Light scattering methods to control material properties and technological applications

Scientific Committee

  • Baptiste Auguie, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Mathew Berg, Kansas State University, USA

  • Lei Bi, Zhejiang University, China

  • Oleg Dubovik, CNRS/Universite de Lille, France

  • Gérard Gouesbet, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Rouen, France

  • Maria Antonia Iati, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Messina, Italy

  • Michael Kahnert, Swedish Meteorological Institute and Hydrological Institute, Sweden

  • Ludmilla Kolokolova, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

  • Andreas Macke, Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig, Germany

  • Onofrio M. Maragò, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Messina, Italy

  • Hal Maring, NASA HQ, Washington, DC, USA

  • M. Pinar Mengüç, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Fernando Moreno, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain

  • Karri Muinonen, University of Helsinki & National Land Survey, Finland

  • Olga Muñoz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain

  • Alexey A. Shcherbakov, ITMO University, Russia

  • Yurij Shkuratov, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkov, Ukraine

  • Ann Carine Vandaele, Royal Belgian Institute for Spac Aeronomie, Brussels, Belgium

  • Gorden Videen, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA

  • Anne Virkki, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Thomas Wriedt, University of Bremen, Germany

  • Ping Yang, Texas A&M University, USA

  • Maxim Yurkin, Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Russia

  • Evgenij Zubko, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-shi, Republic of Korea

Local Organizing Committee

  • Elisa Frattin, IAA-CSIC

  • Juan Carlos Gómez-Martín, IAA-CSIC

  • Daniel Guirado, IAA-CSIC

  • Julia Martikainen, IAA-CSIC

  • Fernando Moreno, IAA-CSIC

  • Olga Muñoz, IAA-CSIC

  • Alicia Pelegrina, IAA-CSIC

Call for abstracts

Participants interested in presenting an oral communication are invited to submit an abstract before 9th September. All abstracts will undergo peer review by the SOC. 

Notification regarding the status of your abstract acceptance is expected to be sent by the end of March 2023.

Abstratcs must be submitted through the submission form.

Important dates

  • Registation opening: Friday, October 14th 2022 

  • Abstracts submission deadline and Early-bird registration fee: Friday, March 3rd 2023

  • Comunication to authors: Friday, March 17th 2023

  • Registation closure: Friday, April 24th 2023

  • Meeting: from May 15th to 19th 2023

Accomodation

All participants are invited to stay at the Bahía Tropical Hotel. The cost of the room (double or single) is €85 (taxes, breakfast and lunches during the conference included). You can book your room through the registration form.

If you have any question or special requirements do not hesitate to contact the Technical Secretaritat at els@granadacongresos.com

There is a limited number of rooms at the agreed price. We recommend to book your accommodation as far in advance as possible

 
 
 

Registration

How to register?

This Meeting will be an in-person meeting. The registration deadline is April 24th, 2023.​

To formalize the participation you must fill the mandatory fields in the registration form. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card through the registration platform. If bank transfer is chosen, you must state clearly the name and the reference received by email.​

Registration fee

The conference fee for all registrations received before Friday, March 17th 2023 will be 350 euros. The registration fee includes all coffee breaks listed in the program, welcome cocktail, the conference dinner on Wednesday evening, the farewell party of Friday and the welcome pack. From 18th March 2023 onward the registration fee will have a surcharge of 50€.

Other social activities that will be listed in the program like tours or sports activities are not included in the registration fee. Companions are welcome at all social activities. Please, contact the Technical Secretariat (els@granadacongresos.com) to register companions in the activities.

Travel Support

Funds will be available to sponsor travel of a limited group of PhD students and postdocs.

  • Non-US citizens: To apply to a travel grant, please email els@granadacongresos.com with a brief description of your request. The deadline to apply for the grant will be December 31st, 2022.

  • U.S. citizens: Each grant will not exceed $2,500. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. To apply for a travel grant, please email Matthew Berg at matt.berg@phys.ksu.edu. If selected, you will be notified by email by 3 March 2023. As you begin to plan your travel, please be aware that there are restrictions if you receive travel support from the conference organizers. Because travel support will be provided by the U.S. government, the "Fly America Act" will apply. In short, this act requires that you use a U.S. based airline and this applies regardless of your nationality. More information may be found here. Please note that the exemption based on a "bilateral or multilateral air transport agreement" in the act does not apply for this conference. If you require more information, please email matt.berg@phys.ksu.edu

Accomodation

All participants are invited to stay at the Bahía Tropical Hotel. The cost of the room (double or single) is €85 (taxes, breakfast and lunches during the conference included). You can book your room through the registration form.

If you have any question or special requirements do not hesitate to contact the Technical Secretaritat at els@granadacongresos.com

There is a limited number of rooms at the agreed price. We recommend to book your accommodation as far in advance as possible. 

Tentative agenda

 

Abstract submission

The organizing committee invites authors to submit abstracts for on-site presentation within any of the topic listed above

  • The presenting author must be registered in the Congress.

  • Abstracts can be up to 350 words.

  • Abstracts must be submitted through the registration form.

Call for Nominations - 2022 Elsevier/JQSRT Awards

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Nov 30th 2022

Peter C. Waterman Award

This prestigious Elsevier/JQSRT young- scientist award is named after Peter C. Waterman (1928 - 2012) whose ground-breaking research has had a dramatic and long-lasting impact and to a large degree has guided the progress in the disciplines of electromagnetic, acoustic, and elastic wave scattering by obstacles.

         The 2022 Waterman Award will be competed among outstanding early-career scientists who work on the theory and applications of Electromagnetic Scattering. The award will be presented at the 20th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference (ELS-XX), Almuñecar, 14th-19th May 2023.  The award will consist of a certificate and monetary prize of 750 USD.

For more details see https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-quantitative-spectroscopy-and-radiative-transfer/about/awards-winners

Richard M. Goody Award

This prestigious Elsevier/JQSRT young-scientist award is named after Richard M. Goody whose pioneering research has had a profound and long- lasting impact on the disciplines of atmospheric radiation, remote sensing, and climate change.

       The 2022 Goody Award will be competed among outstanding early-career scientists who work in the fields of Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing. The award will be presented at the 20th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference  (ELS-XX), 14th-19th May 2023. The award will consist of a certificate and monetary prize of 750 USD.

For more details see https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-quantitative-spectroscopy-and-radiative-transfer/about/awards-winners

 
 
 
 

Venue

The Meeting will take place at "Hotel Bahía Tropical", Paseo del Tesorillo, s/n, 18690 Almuñécar, Granada.

All participants are invited to stay at the Bahía Tropical Hotel. The cost of the room (double or single) is €85 (taxes and breakfast included). You can book your room through the registration form.

How to get Almuñécar?

By Car: Getting to Almuñécar by car is simple and presents no difficulty, the city is perfectly communicated; if you come from Madrid, you must take the Andalusia Highway (A-4) and in Bailén connect with the Sierra Nevada-Costa Tropical Highway (A-44), later you must join the A-7; If you are traveling from Malaga or Almería: your reference road will be the Autovía del Mediterráneo (A-7), a highway parallel to the coastal road, the Carretera Nacional N-340.

The two roads meet again at the entrance to La Herradura, exit 305 West (if you are coming from Malaga) and at the entrance to Almuñécar, taking exit 314 East (if you are coming from Granada or Almería).

By Bus: To get to Almuñécar and La Herradura by bus, you have buses from the main cities such as Granada, Malaga, Seville, Madrid..., visit the ALSA company website and find the timetable that best suits you. These buses leave daily and during the summer season the frequency is increased.

By Plane: You must take a flight from your destination to the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport or to the Granada-Jaén airport and then use any type of ground transportation.

  • From Malaga airport: If you plan to come by plane, learn about and choose the transport alternatives to get to Almuñécar from Malaga “Costa del Sol” airport (80 km from Almuñécar).

  • From Granada airport: Get to know and choose the transport alternatives to get to Almuñécar from Granada-Jaén “Federico García Lorca” Airport (90km from Almuñécar).

Please, before preparing your trip, check the latest news and restrictions related to COVID here: www.spth.gob.es

 

ORGANIZATION

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The organisers acknowledge financial support from the European Science Fundation (ESF), MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 (Grants RYC-2016-19570 and PID2021-123370OB-I00) and the European Union NextGenerationEU/PTR.

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