Space Weather Euro News Vol. 13 Issue 7 (03-07-09)

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  1. The 6th European Space Weather Week, 16-20th November 2009, Bruges/Brugge, Belgium. Second Announcement and Call for Papers.
  2. Reminder! Special Issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) Entitled "Recent Advances in Space Weather Monitoring, Modeling and Forecasting" Deadline for Submissions 1st August 2009.
  3. 11th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, Villa Olmo, Como 5-9 October 2009.
  4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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1. The 6th European Space Weather Week, 16-20th November 2009, Bruges/Brugge, Belgium.
Second Announcement and Call for Papers.
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From: Alexi Glover Anna Belehaki Ronald Van der Linden

The next European Space Weather Week will take place in Bruges/Brugge, Belgium, from Monday 16th November to Friday 20th November 2009.

This meeting is being jointly organised by the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), ESA, the SWWT and the COST ES0803 communities. The local organisation is done by the SIDC of the ROB. This event will build on the advances made during previous European Space Weather Weeks and preceding ESA Space Weather Applications Workshops.

The ESWW will again adopt the central aim of bringing together diverse communities working on all elements of space weather with a strong focus on user involvement. This year's meeting will discuss recent advances in both scientific and applications based domains and how these advances relate to user needs. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the Space Weather community's contribution to possible future ESA action in the area of Space Situational Awareness. New data, tools and techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated during the workshop with a view to aiding the transition between new scientific results and user-oriented space weather services.

This year's event will include a second space weather fair, where users and service providers will have the opportunity to interact in an informal working environment. The meeting will also include a number of hands-on splinter sessions and will explore community development through several dedicated business meetings.

Organisation:

The meeting will centre on 5 open sessions that address a number of topical themes:

Each session will be divided into oral and poster session with plenty of time devoted to discussion. Contributed papers are welcome to each of the 5 sessions. The oral presentations will cover a range of scientific and applications related themes and will consist of both invited and contributed papers. User contributions are expected to feature strongly in sessions 1, 2 and 3 in particular. It is also envisaged that the meeting will conclude with a wrap-up of the key issues arising during the week long event in the form of a round table discussion on future European directions in space weather.

Business meetings:

A key part of the European Space Weather Weeks are the business meetings. These meetings provide the opportunity for interested participants to meet in smaller groups and address key issues in a style that compliments the open format of the plenary sessions. These meetings take the form of working meetings with reports produced and actions taken by the participants. This year, time during the ESWW6 schedule will be set aside for all splinter meeting convenors to report the main conclusions of the meetings to the full workshop.

The complete splinter meeting schedule will be available via the ESWW webpages in August.

Abstract Submission:

Online abstract submission is now open via the official conference website:

http://sidc.oma.be/esww6

Abstracts can be submitted via the online system accessible through the above website. Poster contributions are welcome to all of the above sessions.

Deadline for submission: 14th September 2009.

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstract by 9th October.

Registration:

Registration is open via the conference website. The deadline for registration is 17th October 2009.

Registration Fee: 125Euro
Registration Fee (later than 19th Oct): 150Euro

Students and Young Scientists/Engineers:

A tutorial and introduction to space weather will be given on the first day of the meeting. This will be geared towards students, young scientists/engineers and people new to the field, but all are welcome to attend.

Students and young scientists/engineers will be eligible for a reduced fee of 75Euros. This must be arranged before 19th October and proof of student status and/or age under 35 must be provided.

Social Programme and Special Events:

A social programme including a welcome reception and conference dinner will be included in the registration fee.

Special events this year will include a space weather fair, a debate covering solar influences on climate and a tutorial covering research and applications aspects of space weather.

Publication
Presentation material will be made available on the ESWW6 website following the event. In addition, it is envisaged that scientific and technical papers presented at this event will form a special issue of a refereed journal. More information about this publication will be made available during the meeting.

Programme Committee:

Local Organising Committee

This meeting is supported by the European Space Agency, The Royal Observatory of Belgium, The EC COST Office, The Belgian Science Policy Office, the International Space Environment Service

Conference web site:
http://sidc.oma.be/esww6
See Also:
http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/spweather/workshops/esww6/index.html

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2. Reminder! Special Issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) Entitled
"Recent Advances in Space Weather Monitoring, Modeling and Forecasting".
Deadline for Submissions 1st August
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From: Peggy Ann Shea and Don Smart and Anna Belehaki

The submission date for submittal of manuscripts to the special issue of Advances in Space Research has been extended to 1 August 2009. This extension is to allow participants in the Boulder, Colorado Space Weather Workshop (28 April - 1 May) to submit appropriate papers to this issue.

This topical issue is not a conference proceedings but is open to all scientists who may have an appropriate scientific paper related to the title of the issue. Manuscripts on both scientific research results and programmatic issues are appropriate for this special publication.

Papers must be submitted electronically to ees.elsevier.com/asr. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select "S.I.: Space Weather Advances" when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

Submitted papers must be written in English and should include full affiliation addresses for all authors. Only full-length papers will be considered for publication, subject to peer review by two reviewers. There are no page limits although the length of the paper should be appropriate for the material being presented. Papers will be published electronically as soon as they are accepted. Contributors to this issue(s) will have an opportunity to purchase individual issues at 40 Euro per issue. All articles will be typeset at no cost to the author; there is a nominal charge for printing color figures although there is no charge for color figures on the electronic version.

Dr. Anna Belehaki is the Managing Guest Editor for this special issue. She will be assisted by Drs. Alexi Glover, Mike Hapgood and Ronald Van der Linden. Questions can be directed to Dr. Belehaki or to the Editor-in-Chief of ASR, Peggy Ann Shea.

The general format for submission of papers is on the ASR Elsevier web site; format questions can be directed to Peggy Ann Shea.

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3. 11th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics,
Villa Olmo, Como 5-9 October 2009
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From: "11th ICATPP Conference"

11th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications: Instrumentation as a tool for detection of radiation and effects of radiation in particle physics, astroparticle physics, space and medical applications.

Villa Olmo, Como 5-9 October 2009

The dead line of abstract submission for Oral Presentation is July 18, 2009
The dead line of abstract submission for Posters is August 31, 2009

The conference will be devoted to physics requirements, survey of technologies and performance of detectors employed (or to be employed) in fundamental and particle physics experiments at accelerators, underground laboratories, submarine facilities, and in space environments for astroparticle physics experiments and astrophysics research, special applications like medical imaging, radiotherapy, software (GEANT4) for dose estimate in radiotherapy, radiation effects on devices, synchrotron radiation and new detectors. Presentations include the following subjects: colliding beam machines, non accelerator facilities, space facilities, specialized detectors, calorimetry, tracking devices, particle identification, data transmission, data acquisition, semiconductors, medical applications, radiotherapy, radiation damage effects and software developments, including GEANT4 applications.

The conference is aimed to promote contacts among scientists involved in particle and fundamental physics, experimental physicists in other fields and representatives from industry.

Representatives from industries are welcome to present their products and to discuss present and future technologies and developments.

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4. Some ESA Tender Actions from ESA-EMITS
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AO6133 CHARACTERISATION OF RADIATION RESISTANT MATERIALS - PHASE 1
(From 25/06/2009 to 31/08/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.1QM.01)
AO6075 SYSTEM SUPPORT FOR SSA REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS - PART I
(CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACE SURVEILLANCE) (From 10/06/2009 to 22/07/2009, Act.Ref.: 09.112.17)
AO6122 MATERIALS CHARGING EFFECTS UNDER EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS (ULTRA-LOW TEMPERATURES AND HIGH RADIATION FIELDS)
(From 23/06/2009 to 31/08/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.1QM.08)
AO6124 OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR ARTES 20 (INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS PROMOTION PROGRAMME)
(From 15/06/2009 to 31/12/2012, Act.Ref.: 09.153.75)
AO6000 ARTES 5.2: TELECOM -TECHNOLOGY CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 16/02/2009 to 31/12/2010, Act.Ref.: 09.153.66)
AO5891 ARTES 3/4: TELECOM - PRODUCTS PROGRAMME - CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 05/09/2008 to 31/12/2010, Act.Ref.: 08.153.70)
AO5720 ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY: FOR MARKET-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES (PERMANENTLY OPEN AO UNDER GSTP)
(From 21/04/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.136.03)
AO5658 ESA TELECOM NEWCOMERS' INITIATIVE - CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 28/01/2008 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 08.153.52)
AO4780 ARTES 4 - ESA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(From 24/11/2004 to 31/12/2009, Act.Ref.: 04.153.85)

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For a complete list of ESA Tender Actions, see:
http://emits.esa.int
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Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Environments
and Effects Analysis Section ( http://space-env.esa.int) and is a prototype
mailing list intended to provide a forum for information posting news of
interest to the Space Weather community in Europe.

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