Second Announcement of SOHO 13

Press Release From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2003

SOHO 13 `Waves, oscillations and small scale transient events in the solar atmosphere: A joint view of SOHO and TRACE'

29 September - 3 October 2003 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Objectives of the Workshop

Observations obtained by SOHO and TRACE have provided with a wealth of information about oscillations, waves and small scale dynamic events in the solar atmosphere, fostering many theoretical developments. Owing to this notable extensive and intensive development in observations and theory, time is now ripe for a joint SOHO - TRACE meeting focused on waves, oscillations and small scale transient events in the solar atmosphere. The aim of the Workshop is to bring together solar observers and theorists in order to jointly analyse all these excellent SOHO and TRACE observations. We intend to take stock of where we stand and to identify key opportunities and challenges for future developments in the rapidly expanding field of coronal seismology. Particular attention will be given to the connections between waves, oscillations and small-scale dynamical events: Is there a common root of their generation? Do the waves and small scale phenomena, like explosive events, blinkers, active region brightenings, nano- and micro-flares interact? Up to what extent do they contribute to the large scale dynamics and heating of the solar atmosphere?

Format of the Workshop

The Workshop will start with an Opening Lecture. There will be Invited Talks of 30 minutes, Contributed Oral Presentations of 15 minutes and Posters. Sessions will have invited reviews both on their observational and theory aspects. The talks and posters are organized in topical sessions with no parallel sessions. A Closing Review will conclude the meeting. There will be a separate room for all posters to be presented throughout the whole meeting.

The Scientific Sessions will start on Monday 29 September 2003 at 09h00 and end on Friday 3 October 13h00.

Scientific Programme

The invited talks and oral contributions of the Meeting will be distributed in such a way to obtain a healthy balance between observational and theoretical aspects. Poster sessions will give plenty of opportunities to complement the invited reviews and contributed talks. The titles of the scientific sessions are listed below.

Opening Lecture by Bernie Roberts (St. Andrews, UK)

Session 1 MHD waves and oscillations in photospheric structures

Session 2 Waves in the chromosphere

Session 3 Topological changes and magnetic coupling

Session 4 Waves and oscillations in prominences

Session 6 Transition region dynamics: transients, jets

Session 7 Wave acceleration in open magnetic regions

Session 8 Coronal seismology

Closing Review

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit contributions in the whole area covered by the Scientific Programme of the meeting. The abstracts of all papers must be submitted through the Abstract submission link which will be available at where, following the instructions, you can upload your abstract in Latex style. For each abstract you should indicate one particular session for which the paper will be considered by the SOC and your preferences for oral or poster presentation.

Publication of Proceedings

We intend to publish the contributions in the series of ESA SP proceedings. Only posters with at least one author present at the meeting will be considered for display and publication. Only contributions strictly relevant to the program of the workshop will be accepted.

Calendar of Events

1 April 2003 Second Announcement with Preliminary Scientific Program 31 May 2003 Abstracts submission deadline 30 June Final Announcement with Scientific Programme 15 July 2003 Hotel reservation deadline 15 July 2003 Registration deadline


Conference site

SOHO 13 will take place in the Conference room and in other in-house facilities of Hotel Riu Bravo located in Playa de Palma, close to Palma de Mallorca town.

Registration and Registration fees

Participants should register electronically through the link Registration Form which will be available at The full registration fee, paid before 15 July 2003 is 250 EUR per person. After this date it will be 300 EUR. This fee entitles participants to attend the conference sessions, to receive the Abstract and Programme booklets and the Proceedings. It also includes morning and afternoon refreshments during the conference, the welcome reception, the excursion and the conference dinner.


Ultramar Express Conference Management will make arrangements for hotel reservations of participants. To secure a hotel reservation, please, fill the Hotel booking form which will be available at The reservations will be made on "first come first serve" basis.

Accommodation will be available on-site and in a range of hotels close to the conference site. Participants are welcomed to stay directly in the Riu Bravo hotel.

Social Events

A Welcome Party will take place on Monday, September 29, 2003 in the Riu Bravo hotel.

An excursion to Valldemossa and Deiá will take place on Thursday, October 2, 2003, in the afternoon.

A Conference Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Computer and Internet Centre

A computer conference centre with access to Internet will be available to the participants.


The SOHO13 workshop is supported by: European Space Agency, MCyT, UIB

Scientific Organising Committee (SOC)

Jose Luis Ballester (Spain), Mats Carlsson (Norway), Werner Curdt (MPAe, Germany), Robert Erdelyi (Chair, UK), Bernhard Fleck (Co- Chair, ESA), Marcel Goossens (K.U.L., Belgium) Joe Gurman (GSFC, USA), Richard Harrison (RAL, UK), John L. Kohl (CfA, USA), Karel Schrijver (LMSAL, USA), Alan Title (Co-Chair, LMSAL, USA), Marco Velli (Italy), Jean-Claude Vial (IAS, France)

Local Organising Committee (LOC)

Jose Luis Ballester (Chair), Ramon Oliver, Marc Carbonell, Inigo Arregui, Antonio Diaz

For more information you may contact the SOC at or LOC at

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