December 2017


Issue 81

Call for Papers: Planetary and Space Science: Special Issue on Cosmic Dust X


You are cordially invited to submit a paper to a special issue of Planetary and Space Science (PSS) dedicated to cosmic dust and related topics.


All kinds of cosmic dust are the subject of discussion. In particular, the topic of interest includes but is not limited to: intergalactic dust, interstellar dust, protoplanetary disk dust, debris disk dust, cometary dust, interplanetary dust, circumplanetary dust, stellar nebular condensates, presolar grains, micrometeorites, meteoroids, meteors, regolith particles, planetary aerosols


Also welcome are papers on dust-related topics such as:

-the formation of molecules and their reactions on and their desorption from the surface of a solid substance,

-light scattering by non-spherical particles and particulate surfaces,

-space missions and instrumentation for measurements of particulates.


Although the special issue is primarily devoted to the papers presented at the 10th meeting on Cosmic Dust (Cosmic Dust X), it is open to submission of any papers on cosmic dust, outside of Cosmic Dust X ( ).


SUBMISSION GUIDLINE: The deadline for submission is December 31, 2017. There is no charge for submission of a paper and no page charges for publication of the paper, except for color reproduction in print or an open access option. All papers will be peer-reviewed by two independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the online (ScienceDirect) edition of the journal within about 3 weeks of acceptance. A detailed submission guideline is available as Guide for Authors at: All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier web-based system EVISE. The authors must select SI: Cosmic Dust X on the Enter Manuscript Information step in the submission process. The submission website for PSS is located at:

A request for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors at <>.


GUEST EDITORS: Hiroshi Kimura (Chitec/PERC, Japan), Ludmilla Kolokolova (Univ. of Maryland, USA) Aigen Li (Univ. of Missouri, USA), Jean-Charles Augereau (IPAG, France), Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya Univ., Japan), Cornelia Jaeger (MPIA, Germany)


New software: ROMAPP.ORG - TMATROM


We are pleased to announce the release of TMATROM, a Reduced Order Model Application (ROMAPP) software for simulating wave propagation using a stable and mathematical analysis supported T-matrix (TMAT) formulation.


Features of TMATROM include:

-acoustic and electromagnetic waves,

-all standard boundary conditions,

-a simple object oriented interface,

-numerically stable even for large/large aspect ratio scatterers,

-all tools needed for applying the T-matrix based ROM to monostatic RCS computations, multiple scattering, stochastic systems etc.


For examples and TMATROM code please visit

For more details about the numerically stable algorithm and numerical results please see the accompanying ACM-TOMS paper


M. Ganesh and Stuart C. Hawkins


MEETING:PERC International symposium on Dust & Parent bodies (IDP2018)


VENUE: Chiba Institute of Technology (Tsudanuma Campus) 2-17-1 TsudanumaNarashino Chiba 275-0016 Japan

The campus is located in front of the South Gate of JR Tsudanuma Station, which is easily accessible from Tokyo and Narita Int. Airport (NRT).


DATE: Monday, February 26 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018


OBJECTIVE: To share state-of-the-art research on dust delivered to Earth and its parent bodies in a multidisciplinary approach of planetary science and astronomy in light of DESTINY+ mission.



-Masateru Ishiguro (Seoul National Univ., South Korea) Interplanetary dust particles in the inner Solar System

-Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya Univ., Japan) Space infrared observations of interstellar dust in our Galaxy and nearby galaxies

-Dante Lauretta (Univ. of Arizona, USA) Asteroids Phaethon and Bennu - A comparison of two B-type asteroids in the inner Solar System

-Karen Meech (Univ. of Hawaii, USA) TBD

-Scott Messenger (ARES/NASA JSC, USA) Targeted collection and analysis of dust from Earth-crossing dust streams

-Takafumi Ootsubo (ISAS/JAXA) TBD

-Ralf Srama (Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany) Dust measurements with Cassini: Lessons learned

-Jeremie Vaubaillon (Paris Observatory, France) Dust delivery from small bodies to Earth: a dynamical point of view


ADMISSIONS APPLICATION: Please send an email to <> by Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

along with the following information:

-family name, first name


-email address

-visa requirement for entry into Japan

A limited number of contributed talks and posters will be accepted for the symposium, if clearly indicated in the email, inclusive of a one-page abstract prepared in the following format: Microsoft Word:

Adobe PDF:


REGISTRATION FEE: Free admission to all scientific sessions and daily coffee breaks.


IMPORTANT DATES: 20 December 2017: Deadline for Registration; 26-28 February 2018: IDP2018


SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (SOC): Takafumi Matsui [Chair], Koji Wada, Tomoko Arai, Masanori Kobayashi, Hiroki, SenshuFumi Yoshida, Hiroshi Kimura


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (LOC): Tomoko Arai [Chair], Koji Wada, Hiroaki Akiyama, Masanori Kobayashi, Hiroki SenshuSohsuke OhnoKo Ishibashi, Yutaka Wada, Ryo Ishimaru, Manabu Yamada, Kosuke Kurosawa, Osamu OkudairaAsako K. Matsumoto, Keisuke Maeda, Nori Miyake, Takaya Okamoto, Fumi Yoshida, Hiroshi Kimura, Masako Ito, Miyuki Matsuzaki


CONTACT INFORMATION: Tomoko Arai <>email address