Website Updates

7 Jan 2009 Proceedings now available.
7 Mar 2008Made available currently submitted Conference Papers.
1 Feb 2008Updated the Instructions for Authors. Added a submenu item on the Conference Papers.
1 Dec 2007Added Final Words Before the Conference from the organizers, and a menu item on the Proceedings, including Instructions for Authors.
30 Nov 2007Updated the invited speakers list. Finalized the schedule.
28 Nov 2007Updated the schedule, closed abstract submission, added the list of Poster Presentations.
15 Nov 2007Updated the schedule with the current list of speakers and added entries to the social events page.
5 Oct 2007Changed Final Registration deadlines for prospective talks (Oct. 19) and posters (Nov. 21).
21 Sep 2007Added List of Participants and Submitted Abstracts.
20 Jul 2007Updated Invited Speakers
4 Jun 2007Second Announcement / Registration Opens
7 Mar 2007First Announcement

NOTE: Our online conference proceedings are now available! All article abstracts and references will be accessible within ADS.


The Spitzer 2007 Conference will focus on the interstellar medium (ISM) and its interplay with star formation in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. The exceptional view of the mid/far infrared Milky way captured by Spitzer and the extraordinary data gathered from nearby galactic systems marks a perfect time for a conference that synthesizes the most recent developments in these coupled fields.


Invited Speakers

Pauline Barmby (U. West. Ontario) Charles Lada (CfA)
Robert Benjamin (U. Wisc)Margaret Meixner (STScI)
Francois Boulanger (IAS) Eve Ostriker (U. Maryland)
Daniela Calzetti (U. Mass) Nick Scoville (Caltech)
Bruce Elmegreen (IBM) Xander Tielens (NASA Ames)
Karl Gordon (U. Arizona/STScI)Stuart Vogel (U. Maryland)
Robert Kennicutt (U. Cambridge) Barbara Whitney (SSI)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Lia Athanassoula (Marseilles) George Helou (SSC)
Francois Boulanger (IAS) Robert Kennicutt (U. Cambridge)
Pauline Barmby (Canada) Jin Koda (Caltech)
Francoise Combes (Obs-Paris) Peter Martin (CITA)
Ed Churchwell (U. Wisconsin) Paul Martini (OSU)
Debra Elmegreen (Vassar) Eva Schinnerer (MPIA)
Neal Evans (U. Texas) Alberto Noriega-Crespo (SSC, co-chair)
Kartik Sheth (SSC, co-chair)

Local Organizing Committee

Mary Ellen Barba Helga Mycroft
Caroline Bot Alberto Noriega-Crespo (co-chair)
Sean Carey Deborah Padgett
Megan Crane Roberta Paladini
Jim Ingalls Rosanne Scholey
Seppo Laine Sachindev Shenoy
Kartik Sheth (co-chair)

Important Dates

19 Oct 2007Final Registration and Abstract Submission deadline for prospective talks.
2 Nov 2007Cutoff Date for Hilton Hotel Reservations
5 Nov 2007Presenters Notified by SOC/LOC.
21 Nov 2007Final Registration and Abstract Submission deadline for posters.
2 Dec 2007Conference Begins (On-site Registration Available)
15 February 2008Conference Proceedings submissions due.
Conference Poster Here