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 Message from the Callisto Project (read it)
 How this newsletter is distributed world wide (read it)
 ISWI Data Policy update, and upcoming "Sun and Geosphere" (read it)
 Announcement "Solar Influences on the Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Atmosphere",
Primorsko, Bulgaria, 4÷8 June 2018 (read it)
 2017 annual report from Kazakhstan (read it)
 Message from the Callisto ProjectDear CALLISTO members,
Attached is the latest newsletter and an updated version of the e-Callisto data policy:
Send by Christian Monstein
 How this newsletter is distributed world wide
I have been editting the "ISWI Newsletter" since 2009, under a mandate from UNOOSA, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. This newsletter operates under the instructions of the ISWI Secretariat; so when I have operational questions I ask that governing board for guidance. ISWI has always had organizational structure. After nearly ten years, it is still going strong thanks to the work of many volunteers. I am just one of them.
You may wonder how I maintain the mailing list for the newsletter. Well, I don't. That would be too much overhead work for me. I use a for-fee service. It is this: https://www.mail-list.com
As you can see, its maintain business is running private email discussion groups. I have been using mail-list.com since 2009, and I can say the service is outstanding. But it does charge an annual fee. The fee is worth it because the support is good.
If you use free services, you run into time-consuming problems because those folks never provide support. So give "mail-list.com" your consideration, especially if you want to run an email discussion group for professionals (doctors, lawyers, architects, etc.).
Send by G. Maeda, Editor.
 Messages from Shing Fung Chair of ISWI "Open Data Policy" Sub-CommitteeDear ISWI members,
1) An updated ISWI data policy (version 1.3.1) has been posted on the ISWI Secretariat website. The direct web link to the document is provided here (). In this update, the Rules of the Road regarding publication and presentation of ISWI data have been revised.
2) The submission deadline for the special issue of "Sun and Geosphere" is coming up in a month. The special issue, titled "The Decade after the International Heliophysical Year 2007,” will publish articles relating to the topics covered by the UN/US ISWI workshop held at Boson College on July 31÷August 4, 2017. Workshop presentations are available (here). Workshop participants and the ISWI community are encouraged to submit articles to document and publicize their work relating to ISWI.Please, Send your manuscripts online through the "Sun and Geosphere" magazine website http://www.sungeosphere.org/
Send by Shing Fung
The 10th Workshop "Solar Influences on the Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Atmosphere" will be held in Primorsko, Bulgaria, 4÷8 June 2018
Please register at the workshop site http://ws-sozopol.stil.bas.bg/
Pre-Registration: April 15, 2018
Abstract submission: May 06, 2018
Final Registration: May 01, 2018 Manuscripts for the "Proceedings": July 31, 2018
Send by Katya Georgieva Chair of SOC
 2017 Annual Report of ISWI Related Activities in Kazakhstan
Send by Richard Marshall