By M. J. Rycroft (auth.), M. Rycroft (eds.)
T. Ito, foreign house college, Strasbourg significant Campus, 1 Rue Jean Dominique Cassini, Parc d'Innovation, 67400 lllkirch-Graffenstaden, France electronic mail: ito@isu. isunet. edu M. J. Rycroft, CAESAR Consultancy, 35 Millington highway, Cambridge CB3 9HW, united kingdom email: Michael. J. Rycroft®ukgateway. internet As Symposium Committee Chair for the 2003 foreign area college (ISU) Symposium, and Editor of this lawsuits quantity, respectively, we write this creation. The luck of earlier ISU symposia means that the ISU has built a different and successful formulation for a unique form of symposium. The features of ISU symposia are that they: • undertake a large, and interdisciplinary, point of view • tackle all facets of the topic, starting from coverage, company, organisational, and felony matters to technical and medical themes • Foster a positive discussion between very various sectors of the gap neighborhood, and • permit plentiful time for interactive discussions. the current Symposium is not any exception. It considers the very well timed subject of space-based structures for international positioning and navigation, starting from the GPS approach constructed by means of the U.S. army to the Russian GLONASS approach, and directly to the longer term eu Galileo procedure. different countries are making plans nearby augmentation systems.