The ESWW plenary sessions form a key component of the conference. They are designed to be open to all attendees and therefore represent topics that are of interest to the wider space weather community. The plenary sessions are aligned with the conference theme and are selected by the program committee after the deadline of the Call for Plenary and Parallel Sessions.
The conveners of the chosen sessions are notified, followed by the opening of abstract submission for Sessions.
Parallel Space Weather Research Sessions
The Space Weather Research (SWR) sessions have fixed titles spanning the common themes of the ESWW. As space weather is a multi-disciplinary field of applied science with many connections between different areas of research there are many different ways to divide the topics of the SWR sessions. It is desirable to vary this each year to make different connections in the areas of research. Nominally, the SWR sessions would cover 70% of the time reserved for parallel sessions. A maximum of three conveners are allowed per SWR session.
The reason for fixing topics is to limit the amount of overlap whilst ensuring that key recurring active areas of space weather research are always covered. We are searching for motivated conveners for the SWR sessions who can produce an abstract with broad appeal and whose expertise covers the extent of the theme.
Parallel 100% Community-Driven Sessions (CD)
The 100% Community-Driven (100CD) sessions have titles provided by conveners and are intended to change each year focussing on topics that have specific relevance in that moment, connect themes in ways not foreseen in that year’s SWR sessions and are fundamentally different in focus from parallel sessions in previous years.
Nominally, the 100CD sessions would cover 30% of the time reserved for parallel sessions. The aim for the 100CD sessions is to elicit an as extensive and varied response as possible to give a more dynamic flavor to ESWW.
A maximum of three conveners are allowed per CD session.
Topical Discussion Meetings
A major feature of the European Space Weather Week (ESWW) is the live contribution made by the participants. Topical Discussion Meetings (TDMs) are a principal programme component providing this by creating arenas for engaging debate. Topical discussions on the newest insights in space weather, on the challenges and threats that space weather can cause, emerging new science – all of these and more are relevant and eligible for TDMs at ESWW.
TDM is a 1h 15min (or 1h) informal meeting with NO abstract submission form and therefore NO poster contributions.
The purpose of a TDM is the encouragement of open discussion on a specific topic of general interest, augmenting a Plenary or Conference Theme. Proposed TDM descriptions are to indicate key questions and issues that will be discussed.
Conveners are responsible for promoting their TDM. Convenors can e.g. make a single-slide/small poster to introduce the TDM, give the background of the relevance of the TDM, the type of the TDM, what the TDM expects to achieve, and also who the designated Topic Introducers will be. All TDM material can be uploaded to the ESWW2023 website to be made publicly available.