United Nations/Austria
Symposium on Space Weather Data, Instruments and Models: Looking Beyond the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)
16-18 September 2013, Graz, Austria
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Space Research
Hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs,
State of Styria and City of Graz
and co-sponsored by European Space Agency (ESA)

Symposium Programme

Monday, 16 September 2013

08:00 Registration

09:00 Opening
Chairperson: Otto Koudelka, Graz University of Technology and JOANNEUM RESEARCH

09:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks
o Wolfgang Baumjohann, Austrian Academy of Sciences
o Peter Piffl-Percevic, City of Graz
o Christine Stix-Hackl, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
o Werner Balogh, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Introduction, Keynote Addresses

10:0020 Years UN/Austria Symposium, Objectives and Logistics of
the 2013 Symposium  
Werner Balogh, OOSA

10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00The International Space Weather Initiative a Follow-on to the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) Joseph M Davila,
Hans Haubold

The International Space Weather Initiative 

Hans Haubold OOSA and Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India

12:00 Lunch

Monday, 16 September 2013 Afternoon

Session 1: Worldwide Instrument Arrays, Data Products
Chairperson: Johannes Ortner, EURISY,
Rapporteur: Otto Koudelka, JOANNEUM RESEARCH and Graz Technical University


Building on ISWI to Improve Space Weather Services and Global Benefits to Society 

Terry Onsager, NOAA

SCOSTEP Scientific Programme VARSITI (2014-2018)  

Katya Georgieva,
Space Research&Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

MiniMax24 - a One-year SCOSTEP Campaign on Solar-Terrestrial Connections 

Tanja Rollett,
University of Graz, Austria

Current status and plan of the Optical Mesosphere
Thermosphere Imagers (OMTIs) 

Kazuo Shiokawa,
STELab, Nagoya University, Japan

15:00 Coffee/Tea Break



Akimasa Yoshikawa, ICSWSE, Kyushu University, Japan

Solar radio spectrometer network e-Callisto 

Christian Monstein,
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Contributions of UKM towards the International Space Weather Initiative 

Siti Aminah Bahari, Institute of Space Science, UKM, Malaysia

Laboratory of Space Environment (LSEE) and Our Effort in Solar EUV Observation for Space Weather 

Jilong Peng,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Panel Discussion: Towards Reliable Space Weather Forecasts: Results of the ISWI
Chair: Mangala Sharma, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, U.S. Department


Tuesday, 17 September 2013 Morning

Session 2: Data Analysis and Models
Chairperson: Hans Haubold, OOSA and Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India
Rapporteur: Michael Bergmann, Graz University of Technology, Austria


Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics:
Outer Space and Weather 

Constantino Tsallis, National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Brazil

Stochastic Models via Pathway Idea 

A.M. Mathai,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India

Hans Haubold

Standard Deviation Analysis vs. Diffusion Entropy Analysis 

Hans Haubold, OOSA and Centre for Mathematical Sciences, India

10:30 Coffee/Tea Break


Modelling the Dynamic of the Ionosphere over Malaysia and
its Effect on GPS Positioning During High Solar Activity 

Karthigesu Nagarajoo, University Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

Ionospheric response to the geomagnetic storm of 15 May 2005 

Praveen Galav, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India

Analysis of solar, interplanetary and ground-based data to study forbush decreases, GLEs, and geomagnetic storms 

Badruddin Nil, Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Data Analysis of Ground-based Observations - Automatic flare recognition and filament eruption detection at Kanzelhöhe Observatory 

Werner Poetzi, Kanzelhöhe Observatory/University of Graz, Austria

12:20 Lunch

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 Afternoon

Session 3: Data Analysis and Tools
Chairperson: Mangala Sharma, Office of Space&Advanced Technology, US Department of State
Rapporteur: Werner Balogh, OOSA


New products for monitoring and forecasting space weather in South America: regional magnetic indices
and GNSS vertical error map 

Clezio Marcos De Nardin, Head of the Embrace Space Weather Programme, INPE, Brazil

GPS-TEC measurements at low latitude using UNB Ionospheric Modeling Technique 

Dadaso Jaypal Shetti, Department of Physics, Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College, India

The Operational Space Weather Observing and Data Processing System in NSSC, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Cai Yanxia, National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Magnetic reconnection - the mechanism of the space weather changes 

Alexandra Alexandrova, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

14:50 Coffee/Tea Break


Solar and interplanetary precursors of geomagnetic storms in solar cycle 23 

Jean Uwamahoro, Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda

Space Weather on Extra-solar Planetary Systems 

Arnold Hanslmeier, University of Graz, Austria

Space weather affects on (human) terrestrial life

Christian Bartsch, Center for Research in Medical and Natural Sciences, University of Tübingen, Germany

European Space Weather Week - "Wall of Peace" Initiative 

Jean Lilensten, CNRS, Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG), France

The ISWI Website and the ISWI Newsletter 

Dimitar Danov,
Space Research&Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Wednesday, 18 September 2013 Morning

Session 4: Discussions on the Report and Future Activities Beyond ISWI
Chairpersons: Werner Balogh & Hans Haubold, OOSA


Panel Discussion: Recommendations for the Space Weather Expert Meeting at STSC in February 2014

Chair: Terry Onsager, NOAA

10:30 Coffee/Tea Break


Symposium Review, Observations and Recommendations
Discussion of Future BSSI Activities


Closing Session Distribution of Certificates and Closing Remarks by the organizers
o Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
o United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs