Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 12:44:59 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #06-10:  Call for Papers for NASA Near-Earth Object 
Greetings, DPS members,
  1)  Call for Papers for NASA Near-Earth Object Analysis of Alternatives Workshop
NASA is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a workshop on Near-Earth 
Object (NEO) Detection, Characterization and Threat Mitigation to be held at 
a site to be announced.  This workshop is being held in support of 
NASA's Office of Program Analysis & Evaluation (PA&E) study in response 
to congressional direction:
Chartering NASA to detecting, tracking, cataloguing, and characterizing 
near-Earth objects in order to provide warning and mitigation of 
their potential hazard,
Authorizing NASA to plan, develop, and implement a Near-Earth Object 
Survey program,
And directing NASA to study possible alternatives to carry out the 
survey program and to divert an object on a likely collision course 
with Earth, and to report back to Congress with a recommendation on 
these alternatives recommended survey program.
Key Dates:
        Abstract submissions due May 26, 2006 by 11:59 p.m. E.D.T.
        Author Invitation to attend workshop by June 7, 2006.
        White paper submissions (invitation only) due by June 25, 2006.
        Workshop location and dates TBD (late June-July time frame).
The announcement document is in PDF format and may be viewed online 
at the following web address:
Submissions must be made using NSPIRES (the NASA online announcement 
management system) and all proposers must register with NSPIRES in order 
to respond to this announcement.  However, no affiliation or 
association information is required to be filled in for purposes 
of this announcement.  To register with NSPIRES please open the 
following link and click the  "Begin Registration" button:
Submitted by Lindley Johnson.
Send submissions (no attachments, please) to:
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary (lfrench @
Department of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University
P. O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702