The 17th European Space Weather Week (ESWW17/ESWW2020) is Postponed to 25-29 October 2021 which will now be known as ESWW2021.

Call for Sessions (now closed)

We have three types of sessions from which you can propose to convene:

  • Service Domain Plenary Sessions
  • Space Weather Research Parallel Sessions
  • 100% Community Driven Parallel Sessions

Information on how to propose to become involved in the organisation of ESWW sessions is below.  The PC encourages session convenors to recognise the diversity of the space weather community and the wider public when selecting session speakers and panellists, etc…


Service Domain Plenary Sessions

We plan to hold four or five plenary sessions.  Each plenary shall highlight a particular service domain, such as GNSS, communications systems, ground systems, aircraft, spacecraft/satellites, etc…, and should include consideration of end users, services, and research activities specifically related to that particular service domain.  The precise focus of the session is up to the convenors, but discussion sessions (in addition to oral presentations) are strongly encouraged to enable enhanced interaction across the user, services, and research communities.

The duration of the plenary session will be 90 minutes for each plenary selected, and the convenors will be put together by the PC based on the suitability of the applications received.  The number of posters is unlimited.

Some definitions may help: "End user" covers end-user space weather impacts, user experience in using specific space weather products and services in the user production and mitigation chain, and user requirements for new or improved space weather services; "Services" covers new developments in space weather operations or services, best practice in transitioning research to operations, and verification activities.

If you are interested in co-convening a plenary session, you submit

  1. your name, affiliation, e-mail address
  2. the service domain
  3. a short description of the specific focus you propose for the session
    (e.g. an outstanding issue that it is timely to address at ESWW17/ESWW2020) (<=200 words)

As noted above, the PC will select the best mix of the conveners for each plenary session.

A PC member may be added as a 3rd convener for any session at the discretion of the PC. The selected set of conveners will formulate the session abstract together.


Space Weather Research Parallel Sessions

Six parallel sessions with specified titles as listed below:
[1] Solar Corona and Eruptive Phenomena
[2] Interplanetary CMEs and Solar Particle Events
[3] Earth's Magnetosphere and Radiation Belts
[4] Ionospheric Interactions
[5] Ground-Level Geomagnetically Induced Currents
[6] Space Weather Instrumentation

Each of these topics will be assigned either two or three time slots of 75 or 90 minutes in duration based on the schedule flexibility, and the number, quality, and variety of abstract submissions with a maximum of five or six orals per time slot.

The number of posters is unlimited.

Those wishing to convene a parallel Space Weather Research Session must submit:

  1. the session title chosen from the six options above
  2. a list of maximum two conveners, i.e. you and (optionally) a second person
  3. a session abstract linked to the topic of your choice (<=300 words)

Abstracts for proposals for Parallel Space Weather Sessions must include some focus on applications of the results of the research presented.

The PC will decide on the conveners (max 2) from the submissions received. A PC member may be added as a 3rd convener for any session at the discretion of the PC. Following this the abstract for the session will be finalised by the conveners based on feedback from the PC.


100% Community Driven Parallel Sessions

A number of additional parallel sessions of a single 75 or 90 minute time slot will be selected (perhaps two slots in exceptional cases). The time slots shall be distributed on the basis of number, quality, and variety of abstract submissions to the sessions with a maximum of five or six orals per time slot.

The number of posters is unlimited.

Those wishing to convene a parallel 100% Community-Driven session must submit:

  1. the title for the proposed session (<=100 characters including spaces)
  2. a list of maximum two conveners, i.e. you and (optionally) a second person
  3. a session abstract (<=300 words)

Abstracts for proposals for Parallel 100% Community-Driven Sessions must include some focus on applications of the results of research presented.

Positive appraisal and subsequent selection of submitted 100% Community-Driven sessions will be more likely where care is taken to avoid overlap with the other session topics (from the Space Weather Research titles above) and where topics were not discussed in recent years at ESWW.  Exceptionally, a PC member may be added as a third convener for any session at the discretion of the PC.

In case a selected Parallel 100% Community-Driven session receives a very low number of submissions the session will be cancelled, the time re-distributed and the abstracts allocated to other sessions.


Approaching deadlines:

Call for TDMs open:

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Call for abstract submission opening:

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Call for TDMs closes:

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