||We are pleased to invite your participation in the 35th Lunar and Planetary
Science Conference to be held at the South Shore Resort and Conference Center
in League City, Texas, March 1519, 2004. This conference brings together
international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and
astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science.
| SPECIAL SESSIONS
||You are encouraged to submit ideas and suggestions for plenary or special
sessions to Mary Cloud (email@example.com) by October 10, 2003, so they can
be considered, planned, and publicized. Organizers of these sessions should be
prepared to serve on the Program Committee, or to have a fully empowered
delegate serve on the Program Committee, if requested by the Conference Chairs.
Authors of invited talks for special sessions must meet the same deadline for
abstracts as authors of contributed papers (see below). Organizers who wish to
have invited talks represented in the conference abstract volume should make
the invited speakers aware of the deadline restrictions when inviting their
| MEETING FORMAT|
||Participants may indicate a preference for oral, poster, or print-only
presentation. The Program Committee will make all decisions on the mode of
presentation to ensure a balance of as many important new research results as
possible. Selection criteria will be based on the relevance of the subject
matter to the conference and the quality of the science. The 4.5-day conference
will be organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions.
| ABSTRACT DEADLINE|
||To allow sufficient time and personnel to prepare for the program committee
meeting, we will have TWO separate deadlines for electronic submission of
abstracts. The deadline for electronically submitting abstracts in PDF format
will be 5:00 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, January 13, 2004. Authors who are unable to
produce PDF files must submit their abstracts electronically by 5:00 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, January 6, 2004.
Authors who are unable to submit electronically will have to request special
instructions (phone: 281-486-2142; fax: 281-486-2125; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Hard-copy submissions will be due at the LPI no later
than January 6, 2004.
Non-PDF submissions or hard-copy submissions that arrive after January 6,
2004, will not be considered for the conference.
Detailed information regarding abstract preparation and submission will be
available via the meeting Web page and will be included in the second
announcement, to be posted on the conference Web site by the middle of
| SUBMISSION RESTRICTIONS|
There will again be a limit of TWO abstracts per first author for oral or
poster presentation requests. If you submit two abstracts, you will be asked
to rank them in order of preference.
As was the rule last year, print-only abstracts will be allowed, but ONLY from
those authors who are NOT submitting an abstract for oral or poster
presentation. In other words, if you're requesting a print-only abstract, you
cannot submit an abstract for any other type of presentation. Authors are
limited to ONE print-only request.
The program committee will strictly enforce the above policies. Abstracts
submitted in violation of these policies will be rejected. The only exception
will be for those who are invited to give a talk at a special session (e.g.,
the Masursky Lecture, or a special topical session). Those abstracts will not
be counted against authors as one of the two abstracts they are allowed to
| FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS|
||More detailed information will be available in future announcements posted on this Web site (see schedule below).
To be added to the mailing list to receive electronic
reminders or special announcements via e-mail, please return the electronic Indication of Interest form
by October 24, 2003. (It is important that you provide us with a
valid e-mail address.)
| CONTACT INFORMATION|
||For further information regarding conference logistics, contact|
|October 10, 2003||Deadline for suggestions on Special Sessions|
|October 24, 2003 ||Deadline for Indication of Interest forms|
|November 14, 2003 ||Second announcement posted on this Web site|
|TUESDAY, January 6, 2004,|
5:00 p.m. (U.S. CST)
|Deadline for hard-copy submission and|
non-PDF electronic abstract submissions
|TUESDAY, January 13, 2004,|
5:00 p.m. (U.S. CST)
|Deadline for electronic abstract|
submissions in PDF format
|On or before February 3, 2004||Final announcement with preliminary program|
and abstracts posted on this Web site
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