Second circular

Second Circular : 13th ASA Conference (united with 14th HITRAN Conference)

University of Reims - Reims - FRANCE

Wednesday, 24 August – Friday, 26 August 2016

The thirteenth Atmospheric Spectroscopy Applications (ASA) workshop will take place 24-26 August 2016 (starting on the Wednesday of the week just before the Prague International Conference on Molecular Spectroscopy). The ASA workshop will be held at the conference center of the « Hôtel de la Paix », Best Western, 9 rue Buirette in Reims. This meeting will be coupled to the biennial HITRAN conference.,18642,32042.html

This meeting will be organized around the following topics:

- Current status of the molecular database

- Relevant new spectroscopic data

- Priorities for incorporation of new parameters

- Laboratory techniques

- User applications

- Characterization of spectroscopic parameters required by radiative-transfer modeling

- Database archiving, access and methodology

The meeting will also provide the opportunity to organize special sessions on satellite measurements, climatology, planetology (atmospheres of planets, exoplanets), and astrophysics (hot media such as the atmospheres of brown dwarfs, etc.).

Contributions to the meeting will be selected according to their relevance to the topics aforementioned and to the HITRAN database and the high-temperature compilation (HITEMP).

This meeting will include oral and poster presentations. We encourage posters that promote interaction among participants, and communications that present new research prior to peer-reviewed publication.

A registration form is accessible on the ASA web-site,18642,32042.html

for this purpose. The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 15th, 2016, but we suggest submitting as soon as possible by e-mail to

The registration fee (250 € for permanent scientists and postdocs, 220 € for PhD students) will cover the cost of the sessions, proceedings, and refreshments. The registration also includes lunches and a banquet ticket for the participant. Accompanying persons should also register on the website if they want to attend the banquet (60 €).

All correspondence should be sent to the secretary of the local organizing committee:


GSMA – Moulin de la Housse – BP 1039 – Cases 16-17 – F-51687 REIMS Cedex 2

Tel. : +33 3 26 91 33 95

E-mail :

List of invited speakers:

L. Gianfrani

Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Precision Measurements of Spectroscopic Parameters in Atmospheric Relevant Molecules

C.S. Goldenstein

Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Infrared Laser-Absorption Sensing for Combustion Flows

X. Huang

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA

Computing highly accurate spectroscopic line lists for characterization of exoplanet atmospheres and assignment of astronomical observations

A.V. Nikitin

IAO, Tomsk, Russia

Modeling and analysis of spectra of 4-, 5- atomic molecules of high symmetry

L.S. Rothman

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA

HITRAN2016: Innovative structure, new data, extra parameters

R. Wordsworth

Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Climate modelling of primitive atmospheres and exoplanets: Progress, problems and key spectroscopic uncertainties


Participants must take care of their hotel reservations quite early since August is a highly touristic period.

Some cheaper rooms are available at the CIS of Reims. They can be reserved at the following URL:

Poster sessions:

The poster sessions will take place in front of the lecture hall of the « Hôtel de la Paix ». A vertical metallic grid (1 m wide and 1.8 m high) with two hooks will be available for each participant wishing to present his/her work. With this in mind, it will be preferable to have laminated posters with two holes at the top corners.

Abstracts :

The abstract format for both oral or poster presentation is given on the website. Send the abstract as soon as possible by e-mail to

The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 15th 2016.

Abstract name :

Save your abstract in Word with the following format:

AbstractASA_name of first author.doc

Abstract format :

An abstract template is given on the website.

Please provide 3 to 5 keywords.


Provisionnal Program :


Aug. 24, 2016


Aug. 25, 2016


Aug. 26, 2016


Aug. 27, 2016












Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break














Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break


Poster session

Poster session

LIA SAMIA meeting*



Large Audience Conference

*only by invitation

*only by invitation


Local Organizing Committee

Maud Rotger (chair)

Barbara Poty

Alexander Alijah

Laurence Régalia

David Bonhommeau

Michael Rey

Marie-Renée De Backer

Xavier Thomas

Sophie Berthelot

Vladimir Tyuterev

Ludovic Daumont

Virginie Zéninari

International Advisory Committee

Laurence S. Rothman (chair)

Andrei Nikitin

Peter F. Bernath

Johannes Orphal

Manfred Birk

Valery I. Perevalov

Vincent Boudon

Agnès Perrin

Kelly Chance

Keith Shine

Athéna Coustenis

Mary Ann Smith

Brian J. Drouin

Jonathan Tennyson

Jean-Marie Flaud

Geoffrey Toon

Robert R. Gamache

Ha Tran

Joe Hodges

Vladimir Tyuterev

Iouli E. Gordon

This meeting is supported by CNRS, the GSMA laboratory, the Reims city and the Champagne-Ardenne region, the SpecMo network.