October   2012      ISSUE 50

ELS XIV: Second Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite to submit abstracts to the 14th International Conference on Electromagnetic and Light Scattering which will take place in Lille, France from 17 to 21 June 2013. At this point we are soliciting one-page abstracts which should be submitted to ELS2013 mail by 15 December 2012.

The scientific scope of this conference, information on abstract submission along with relevant background information can be, found on-line at:



Oleg Dubovik & Laurent Labonnote, ELS-XIV Conveners


Special Issue of JQSRT

We want to remind everyone about the special issue of JQSRT on Concepts in Electromagnetic Scattering for Particulate-Systems Characterization.

The submissions deadline is 31 October 2012. A brief description of the Special Issue can be found here:


We have already receives multiple interesting manuscripts and are excited to see how the issue develops. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have (mberg81 at gmail.com).


Matthew J. Berg and Gorden Videen

Guest Editors, JQSRT Special Issue


Special Issue of Earth, Planets and Space (EPS): Cosmic Dust V

The deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 October 2012.

This issue of EPS will be primarily devoted to the 5th meeting on Cosmic Dust held at CPS (Center for Planetary Science), Kobe, Japan August 6-10, 2012, but it is open to submission of any other papers, following the regular EPS submission procedures, provided that the contributions discuss some aspect of cosmic dust. All kinds of cosmic dust such as intergalactic dust, interstellar dust, protoplanetary disk dust, debris disk dust, cometary dust, asteroidal dust, interplanetary dust, circumplanetary dust, stellar nebular condensates, presolar grains, micrometeorites, meteoroids, meteors, regolith particles are the subject of discussion. 

Papers must be submitted online through the Editorial Manager for Earth, Planets and Space at http://www.editorialmanager.com/eps/ .

For details, please visit the EPS website: http://www.terrapub.co.jp/journals/EPS and click on Guidelines for Authors.


See recently indexed and summarized papers on the optics of particles and dispersions in TPDSci: http://www.tpdsci.com/Sv_.php?list=SvPdo