The Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS), Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) and the ACRS 2015 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Shunji Murai Award.
The Shunji Murai Award is one of several awards given every ACRS, in honor of Professor Shunji Murai, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo. Professor Murai is co-founder of AARS and considered to be the father of ACRS.
A young scientist who has submitted the best paper in advance to the coming ACRS shall be awarded the Shunji Murai Award. The prize shall be a certificate and travel funds.
Conditions to apply for the award:
– The author should submit an abstract to ACRS 2015, and must secure a Letter of Acceptance of Abstract from the ACRS 2015 LOC
– The author should be younger than 40 years.
– The author should be from AARS Ordinary Member countries or regions.
– Only the first author will be considered for the Award,
– The paper should be 10 pages or less including figures, tables, and images.
– The author should submit the full paper by e-mail to:
the office of Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) <firstname.lastname@example.org> with CC to ACRS 2015 Secretariat <email@example.com>.
The deadline should be two months in advance of the coming ACRS. (
deadline: August 19, 2015; new deadline (extended): August 23, 2015 )
– The award application form including the Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) of the first author, and the Letter of Acceptance of Abstract should be attached to the paper, and should be sent to JSPRS (with CC to ACRS 2015 Secretariat).
Procedures after the application
– The applicant will obtain a confirmation letter from JSPRS after submitting the full paper
– The winner will be announced by the General Secretary of AARS in advance of the coming ACRS.
– The winner should attend the coming Asian Conference on Remote Sensing and present the paper during the ACRS.
– The winner will be awarded the Shunji Murai Award with the travel funds of 1,000 US Dollars at the Opening Ceremony of the coming ACRS.
The funds will be provided by the Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS).
The candidates for the award should be nominated in priority order by the Evaluation Committee with four prominent professionals. The chair should report the results of the evaluation to the Advisory Committee and General Secretary a month in advance of the ACRS. The winner will be decided by the Advisory Committee. The jury must consist of key persons of AARS Ordinary Members and Associate Members. The evaluation should be made within a month after they received those materials.
Chair: Prof. Ryutaro Tateishi, Chiba University, Japan
Professor Armin Gruen: Emeritus Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Professor Clive Fraser, Melbourne University, Australia
Dr. Dinh Duong Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief, AJG, Vietnam