ISWI Newsletter - Vol.8 No.13
16 July 2016

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George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


[1] News related to ISWI (UK). (read it)

[2] News related to UN-BSSI (India). (read it)

[3] Book review of "I, Humanity". Reviewed by Haubold H.J. and Werner R. Balogh, Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations (read it)

[1] News related to ISWI (UK)

Announcement of
2017 IAU Symposium
"Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts"
17–21 July 2017, Exeter, Devon, UK

WEB adress:

Contact: Claire Foullon (
Coordinated by: Division E Sun and Heliosphere
Chairs of SOC: Claire Foullon (U of Exeter)
Olga Malandraki (Nat. Obs. of Athens)
Chair of LOC: Claire Foullon (U of Exeter)

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 IAU Symposium 335 "Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts", will be held at the University of Exeter, Devon, UK, from the 17th to the 21st of July 2017. We look forward to welcoming you. A first announcement with more details will follow in September 2016.


Pre-Register & Contact (here)

(Sent in by H. Haubold)

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[2] News related to UN-BSSI (India)

ICSTC-2016,Second International Conference on
December 21-23, 2016, Kerala, Trivandrum, India

submission of abstract: before 30 August 2016
Registration and payment: before 30 Sep 2016
submission of full text: before 15 Sep 2016

The conference aims to bring forth recent developments in the field of Statistics and related areas, with an objective of formulating statistical strategies to solve the newly emerging problems of the twenty-first century.

Conference Highlights
  1. A Pre-Conference Workshop is also proposed to conduct during 19-20 December 2016 at the Seminar Hall of Department of Statistics, University of Kerala. Workshop participants shall have to pay US $ 50 / Rs. 1000 (for Indian) as registration charges before 30 September 2016 itself. Further details of the workshop will be displayed in the website during August-September.
  2. 2. We plan to publish the Conference Proceedings as an edited volume through a well-known publisher, provided adequate number of original articles are received. Those who are interested to include their papers in the Proceedings are directed to submit PDF copies of their full paper before 31 September 2016 along with its blinded version.
  3. 3. Certain best paper presentation awards will be given to young researchers (below 35 years of age), selected from the Contributory Presentations.

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(Sent in by H. Haubold)

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[3] Book review by Haubold H.J. and Werner R. Balogh

On a continuing basis in the past twenty five years we have reported on the long-term initiative of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications of the Office for Outer Space Affairs of the United Nations, known under the term ‘basic space science’, covering the three pillars of research, education, and applications of fundamental knowledge for the benefit of human kind. The research part of this initiative was exercised through annual United Nations workshops, hosted and supported by member States and their respective space agencies

The education part was exercised through UN-affiliated Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education (

The time range of this initiative extended from 1990 to 2015 with most recent activities hosted
by Austria
and Japan ("

(Sent in by H. Haubold)

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(1)Book review by Haubold H.J. and Werner R. Balogh, 313 KB pdf, one page (click link to document)

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