Scope & Themes
This is the 13th general meeting in Solar Physics in Europe, a tri-annual event that covers and welcomes contributions from all aspects of contemporary solar physics. The conference's Science Program is a non-exhaustive list of topics designed to expose the breadth and diversity of current research undertaken by the international solar physics community, but more general contributions not necessarily falling into these research categories will also be accommodated.
The meeting will start by defining today's state-of-the-art in terms of solar telescopes and heliophysics missions with multiple invited talks and contributions and by outlining the solar and heliospheric science of the future. The various research areas will follow sequentially. Besides the concept of the invited (keynote) talk we exploit in this meeting the concept of the invited contribution to allow more cutting-edge research to be presented without necessarily incurring a burden on contributed presentations. In terms of session themes we have attempted to avoid the conventional order that follows the solar and heliospheric layer stratification. Instead, we invest on a more liberal, phenomenon-oriented, session list. Poster contributions will also be highlighted with 80 minutes of poster viewing per meeting day (9 am to 6 pm), during each of the two extensive (40-minute) coffee breaks at the poster area, and with an additional 60 minutes at the end of each day (6 – 7 pm), at least for the sessions discussed on a given day.
The meeting will conclude with two sessions on themes that were introduced and developed practically within the last decade: the solar end of space weather research and a discussion on solar image processing and massive, automated data analysis techniques. The President of ESPD and Chair of the meeting's SOC, Stefaan Poedts, will summarize the meeting's deliberations and the outlook for the future in the meeting's closing address.