| PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Plans are now in place for a workshop at which facets of science objectives for
the proposed Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) will be explored and assessed.
Sponsored by NASA's Solar System Exploration Division, the two-and-a-half day
forum will be held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, which is housed in the
Center for Advanced Space Studies, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston Texas,
June 1214, 2003.
| MEETING FORMAT AND ATTENDANCE
The objective of the forum is to identify the most compelling approaches in
seven thematic categories using a set of criteria that balances science content,
development risk, affordability, and overall program integration. The forum
format will consist of both invited plenary talks and contributed presentations.
Sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m., with a continental breakfast available prior
to the beginning of the session. A poster session is scheduled from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 12, at which time a buffet consisting of
hot and cold hors d'oeuvres with an assortment of beverages will be served.
Meeting space is limited. First consideration for attendance at the forum
will be given to those authors whose abstracts have been selected for
presentation (see list of selected presenters). Non-presenters who wish to
attend must preregister by June 4 (see registration information below), and
available space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that the goal of this forum is to help establish the science
objectives and priority investigations for JIMO. Consequently, after the
first day, participants can circulate among the breakout sessions. By the end
of the second day, each theme group should have established their primary
objectives and investigations in priority order. The morning of the third day
will be a presentation of the thematic session results. The key factor is
that most of the work in the workshop will be conducted in the thematic
The accepted oral presentations have been organized into seven thematic
sessions to be held concurrently (see preliminary program and abstracts).
Each presenter will be given eight minutes, and time limits will be strictly
enforced. Presenters are asked to bring seven sets of hard copies of their
presentations to be assembled into notebooks organized by thematic sessions.
The notebooks will be available at the registration desk for all participants
to review, and will be left with the JIMO Science Definition Team for their
Audio-visual equipment available for invited talks to be presented at plenary
sessions in the Lecture Hall will include two LCD projectors (one connected to
a PC laptop and one to a Mac laptop), one 35-mm slide projector, and one
Contributed talks in the thematic breakout sessions will be limited to eight
minutes. Authors are therefore strongly encouraged to use only transparencies
for overhead projectors.
Wi-Fi Internet access will be available.
For questions regarding audio-visual support, please contact Mary Cloud using
the contact information given at the end of this announcement.
Poster presentations should be installed between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. on
Thursday. Authors of poster presentations must be available to discuss their
presentation during the highlighted poster session from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Each poster display space is 44" × 44". Two presenters will share
one side of one panel, so it is important that displays are confined to the
44" × 44" limit. Posters must be designed to be attached to the panel with
pushpins. Due to space limitations, computer demonstrations, VCR players, or
tables for handout materials cannot be accommodated as a part of a poster
The registration fee is $50.00. Participants registering by credit card may use the
electronic registration form.
All others should print out and mail in the downloadable registration form.
Because of limited meeting space,
all participants MUST register by June 4. No walk-in registration will be permitted.
Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Institute at 7:00 a.m. on
Thursday, June 12, to pick up name badges and a copy of the compiled volume of
selected abstracts. A continental breakfast will be served each morning of the
meeting for the convenience of attendees.
Local Accommodations and Maps
We have provided a list of local area hotels with their current room rates. A map of the local area that indicates
the location of these hotels in relationship to the Lunar and Planetary Institute is also provided to assist you with
your travel plans. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.
Parking at the Institute is limited. Participants are encouraged to car pool with their colleagues from local
| CONTACT INFORMATION
||For further information regarding logistics (including audio-visual support), contact|
For further information on the forum content, contact
|June 4, 2003 ||Preregistration deadline
|June 1214, 2003 ||Forum at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas
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