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AIM OF THE CONFERENCE

        The Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the International Academy of Aeronautics (IAA) are pleased to hold jointly the 3rd IAA Conference on Advanced Space Systems and Applications with the theme of Satellite Applications and Application Satellites from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31, 2008. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to discuss and exchange ideas on how satellite applications and applied satellites impacts the sustainable economic growth and brings benefits for the mankind, at the same time, to explore the possibility for developing cooperative projects.


CONFERENCE VENUE

    The Conference will be held in Shanghai at:
      JIN JIANG TOWER Hotel
      (in Chinese:新锦江大酒店)
      No. 161 Chang Le Road, 
      Shanghai, China
      Tel: 0086-21- 64151188
      Fax: 0086-21- 64150048
      http:/ www.jinjianghotels.com
                  

        Jin Jiang Tower is a landmark five-star deluxe hotel, located close to Huai Hai Road in the heart of Shanghai’s bustling business and shopping district. The Jin Jiang Tower awarded “Five Star Diamond” prize and has hosted more than 300 Heads of States, foreign dignitaries and celebrities from all over the world. All rooms in Jin Jiang Tower have high-speed Internet access, coffee/tea maker and business stationary. The currency exchange is also available in Jin Jiang Tower.


Access to JIN JIANG TOWER Hotel:

        From Pudong International Airport to Jin Jiang Tower, you could take a taxi within 60 minutes and the cost will be about RMB 150; from Hongqiao International Airport , it will be within 40 minutes and the cost will be about RMB 60.


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

         registration will be available from 14:00-18:00 and 19:00-20:30 on October 28th or 07:30-08:30 on October 29th at the Group Lobby of JIN JIANG TOWER Hotel.


CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATION

       The Conference and accommodation will take place in Shanghai JIN JIANG TOWER Hotel:
       The participants can either book the room through Conference Secretariat or directly to the hotel by mentioning The 3rd CSA-IAA Conference in order to get the special room rate (RMB 990, including breakfast). The deadline for room reservation through Conference Secretariat is October 20, 2008.


OPENING CEREMONY

       09:30, Wednesday Oct 29
       The 4th floor, JIN JIANG TOWER Hotel


CONFERENCE LANGUAGE

       English will be the working language of the Conference.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM

OCT 28 Registration
OCT 29 Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speech
9:30 Opening Ceremony
  Keynote Speech—Satellite Applications and Applied Satellites
— Dr. Ma Xingrui, President, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
— Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General, IAA
— Fan Yida, Professor, China National Disaster Reduction Committee
— Dong Yaohai, Chief Designer, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
— Yang Baohua, President, China Academy of Space Technology
— Francois Auque, CEO,EADS Astrium
— Wu Jinfeng, Vice President, China DBSAT
— Dr. Brian Dailey, Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corp
  Round Table——Satellite Applications in Disaster Reduction and Relief
night Welcome Reception
OCT 30 Parallel Technical Sessions
  — Applications of Communications Satellite
— Applications of Remote Sensing Satellite
— Applications of Navigation Satellite
— Satellite Technology
— International Cooperation and Policies
— Commercialization of Satellite Applications
OCT 31(Morning) Technical Visit - Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology

AUTHOR’S INFORMATION

       Author is requested to prepare PPT in advance for presentation and provide a very brief introduction (name, affiliation, main work involved) to your session co-chairs before your session.
       Total of 20 minutes (nominally 15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes question and answer) is for Technical Session, and total of 30 minutes (25 minutes presentation and 5 minutes questions and answers) for the Keynote speech.
       LCD projectors and computer for PowerPoint presentation will be available in all meeting rooms.


TECHNICAL TOUR

Technical visit to Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
Friday, October 31 Morning
       A half-day technical visit to Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology will be organized in the morning from 09:00 to 11:30 of October 31(Free of charge).

Technical visit to Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Saturday to Sunday, Oct 31 (Afternoon)-Nov 2


        And also we are planning to organize a technical tour to Xichang Satellite Launch Center (If the participants are no more than 8, this tour will be cancelled). This tour will cost 940 EURO (single room) or 880 EURO (double room) for each person, which includes round-trip air tickets, local transportation, accommodation and meals. Here below is the tentative schedule of the visit:


  Morning Afternoon Night
Oct 31,Friday ----- Shanghai to Chengdu by CA1949 (15:20-18:35) Rest in Chengdu
Nov 1, Saturday Chengdu to Xichang by 3U8641 (08:10-09:15) Visit the Xichang Satellite Launch Center Rest in Xichang
Nov 2,Sunday Xichang to Chengdu by CA4468 (09:00-10:05) Chengdu to Shanghai by flight CA1948 (11:50-14:05)
Chengdu to Beijing by flight CA 1406 (12:00-14:30).
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

       Participants could pay the registration fee by Bank Transfer or by cash, Master or Visa card on site. However, in the case of any difficulties, you can fax or e-mail your Registration Form to the Conference Secretariat no later than October 16, 2008.


Registration Fee Before October 20, 2008 After October 20, 2008 On site
IAA member 500 Euro 550 Euro 580 Euro
Non IAA member 550 Euro 600 Euro 630 Euro
For Students or Accompanies 100 Euro 120 Euro 150 Euro

       The registration fee includes attendance to all sessions, round table, coffee breaks, welcome reception, a technical visit to Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and the brochure of Abstract and Program.


Here below are the information for Bank Transfer:
Beneficiary’s Name: CNPC INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CO. LTD
Beneficiary’s A/C: 02 000 223090 24203684
Beneficiary’s banker name & address: INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA, LIUPUKANG BANKING OFFICE;
Address: NO.104, AN DE ROAD, WEST DISTRICT, BEIJING(100011).
Swift Code: ICBKCNBJ BJM

After your remittance, please inform Conference Secretariat by email and fax the copy of receipt to Conference Secretariat asap.


CONTACT

TEL: 86-10-68768623 FAX:86-10-68768624
EMAIL: satellite_csa@yahoo.com.cn
WEBSITE: www.csaspace.org.cn/csaiaa/homepage.asp.


NOTE

       We have extended the early registration deadline to Oct. 20th. The registration, accommodation and other detailed information will be seen on the website.