Istructions to Authors for Proceedings

These Instructions are copied from the Instructions for the 14th and 15th Workshops in San Fernando and Canberra and amended appropriately.

Invitation to Submit Papers

In order to issue the Proceedings, participants who showed a presentation at the workshop (oral or poster) are invited to submit a write-up version compiled in the style, layout and format as described below. Papers should not exceed six pages (figures, tables and references included), except those presentations shown in the Science Products session.

Submission Procedure

Papers should be submitted to the session chairperson(s) (their details are listed below) and to the Editor ( . Deadline for submission is now 28 February 2009. The session chairperson(s) will arrange the papers in the correct sequence within the session, and verify that the format and content are suitable for publication. They have the authority to return files which need attention, in which case please make the corrections promptly. They may also make minor alterations, especially with respect to formatting, spelling, grammar and style, without referring back to the author.
Please, don't to submit copy of presentations, the papers have to be in the form of scientific journals.

The session chairperson(s) will forward the papers for their sessions to the Editor by 31 March 2009 with the intent to have at least the CDs ready for distribution by the end of April 2009. The Editor may make further corrections to enhance uniformity of content style and format, and minor amendments. Please be assured that this is NOT a refereed publication, so the substance of the papers will not be altered.

If papers are not received by these deadlines, the Abstracts submitted before the Workshop will be used instead.


Contributors are kindly requested to send their papers in electronic format. MS WORD documents are much preferred.
Papers should be clear, concise and written in English. Mathematical symbols and equations must be typed in, and metric/SI units should be used. Diagrams and pictures may be in colour. Please ensure that units are identified legibly on the axes of graphs, and that ordinate and abscissa values are legible when printed, to people with merely average eyesight. Similarly, please ensure that symbols and wording within diagrams can actually be read. It is also wise to check that they are still meaningful if they have to be printed in black-and-white, after all.


Use the printed Proceedings of the 15th Workshop in Canberra as the model!

Printing Area: 15 cm (width) x 24 cm (height/length)
Margins: Top, Down 2.5 cm, Left, Right 3.0 cm
Type Face: Times New Roman
Type Size: 12 points justified
Line spacing: 1
Style: All lines flush left
Text of abstract and paper: flush left and flush right (justified)
Figures & Tables: (Default) Centred. Captions centred.
Printing: 300 dpi and better
Page Numbering: Not required

A short abstract should summarize the paper. The following example is written to summarize paper layout [DOC]

Session Chairpersons

Session Chair Email
Scientific Achievements,
Applications and Future
Zuheir Altamimi
Steve Klosko
Richard Gross
Aleksander Brzezinski
The role of Satellite Laser
Ranging In Globar Geodetic
Observing System
Erricos Pavlis
Horst Mueller
Network and Station
Cinzia Luceri
Mark Torrence
Lunar and Interplanetary
Laser Ranging
Juergen Mueller
Tom Murphy
High Repetition-rate Systems Georg Kirchner
Jan McGarry
Lasers, Detectors and Timers Ivan Prochazka
Yuri Artyukh
Software and Automation Randy Ricklefs
New and Upgraded Stations,
Extender Facilities
Francis Pierron
Stanislaw Schillak
Operational Issues and New
Michael Pearlman
Ben Greene
Targets, Signatures and Biases Graham Appleby
Toshimichi Otsubo
Advanced Systems and
Techniques: Transponders,
Altimeters, and Time Transfer
John Degnan
Ulrich Schreiber

Stanislaw Schillak

Editor, Proc. 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences
22 January 2009

Phone: +48 61 8170 187