Workshop 2023

  • CEOS-WGCV - SAR Subgroup
  • The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • Working Group on Calibration and Validation
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Subgroup
Workshop Announcement - October 16-18, 2023 - Munich, Germany

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV), SAR Subgroup, Synthetic Aperture Radar Workshop 2023 (CEOS SAR WGCV 2023) will be held from Monday October 16th to Wednesday October 18th 2023 at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen – just west of Munich, Germany.

The Workshop's objective is to provide an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current and future issues related to the calibration and validation of space borne SAR sensors and data products.

Right after the CEOS Workshop, the 2023 TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting will be held from Wednesday October 18th to Friday October 20th 2023 at the same venue. It is planned to held one common session on SAR Missions on the morning, October 18, 2023 together.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Open May 15, 2023
Deadline for abstract submissions: July 15, 2023
Notification of presentation acceptance: September 10, 2023
Deadline for workshop registration: September 15, 2023
CEOS SAR WGCV Workshop: October 16 – 18, 2023

Call for Papers

Contributions will be welcome on the topics below:

  • Calibration of running missions
  • Calibration of future missions
  • Calibration methodology and techniques
  • Calibration/validation targets and sites
  • Calibration requirements and definitions
  • Innovative SAR instrument concepts
  • Processing algorithms
  • InSAR and Calibration
  • Polarimetry/Compact Polarimetry
  • Calibration of multi-channel and DBF systems
  • Cross-calibration/validation
  • Analysis Ready Data
  • Space-based and ground-based RFIs
  • AI for Cal/Val and SAR System Monitoring

The Program of the Workshop will be published on this website after all paper acceptance notices have been issued.

Abstract Preparation Guidelines

Those willing to contribute to the Workshop through a presentation are required to submit an abstract of the intended topic, which will be reviewed by the Workshop's science committee. Contributors will then be notified of the acceptance of their contribution for a presentation at the Workshop. Abstract will be used to finalize the Workshop's program.

The abstract should:

  • be written in English;
  • not exceed two pages, but be no less than 350 words, excluding author information;
  • be in A4 format;
  • may contain a figure;
  • include a header with the following:
    • Title using Title Case, prepositions are capitalized if longer than 3 characters;
    • Name(s) of author(s) [please indicate last name in capital letters];
    • Institutional affiliation;
    • Complete mailing address;
    • Underline the name of the corresponding author;
    • In bold, indicate the name of the presenting author;
    • E-mail address of corresponding author.

Each abstract should clearly and concisely state the problem addressed, the methodology used and the central conclusions. The title of the paper should clearly convey the essence of the work. Please avoid unusual acronyms.

A general MS Word abstract template is available here.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

For abstract submission EDAS - a conference managing system - is to be used. You should already have an EDAS account if you submitted or reviewed papers for a EUSAR conference. If you do not have an EDAS account yet, please create your own account at EDAS via "New user". You may also reset your EDAS password here.

Please, be sure to provide your complete affiliation including your postal address, phone, fax and E-mail in EDAS at "My profile".

To register and submit your PDF abstract paper, log into EDAS using the password that has been mailed to you after completing your profile, press "Submit Paper", choose "CEOS 2023" and press the "Submit" ([+])-icon. Paper submission is in two steps, paper registration and PDF abstract submission. Note that only PDF file format is accepted.

During paper registration you will be asked to indicate:

  • all authors of the paper you want to submit to CEOS SAR 2023 (identified via their email address);
  • the corresponding author;
  • a short summary of your abstract submission, not more than 5 lines;
  • two to four distinctive keywords describing your paper;
  • the two most suitable topic areas, chosen from the list of Conference Topics.

The actual PDF abstract submission (PDF file upload or any PDF file updates) may be done any time after the paper has been registered giving the above information but not later than

July 15th, 2023.

Authors will be kept informed via E-mail once they have registered their paper(s) in EDAS. For further help, please send an E-mail to

Venue Location

German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen, Muenchener Strasse 20, 82344 Wessling, Germany

Accessing DLR

More information about access to DLR premises to follow.


There is no registration fee. More information on registration procedures will follow.

Suggested Accommodations

More information on suggested accommodation in the area will be published here.

Organizing Committee

  • Bruce Chapman (NASA JPL)
  • Dirk Geudtner (ESA)
  • Patrick Klenk (DLR)
  • Jens Reimann (DLR)

Science Committee

  • Bruce Chapman, NASA-JPL
  • Dirk Geudtner, ESA
  • Keith Morrison, Reading University
  • Manfred Zink, DLR
  • Ron Caves, MDA
  • Alberto Moreira, DLR
  • Ridha Touzi, NRCan
  • Ramon Torres, ESA
  • Christoph Gierrull, DND DRDC
  • Stéphane Cote, CSA


Please email your questions to the Workshop secretariat at