SOLAR and HELIOSPHERIC PLASMA PHYSICS
13 - 18 May 1996 / Thessaloniki / Greece
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Scientific Organizing Committee:
C. E. Alissandrakis (Greece), G. Belvedere (Italy), P. Heinzel (Czech Republic),
M. Huber (ESA-ESTEC), E. Landi Degl'Innocenti (Italy), G. Simnett (UK,
J. Staude (Germany), N. Vilmer (France), M. Vazquez (Spain), L. Vlahos
(Greece), J.-C. Vial (France), V. Zaitsev (Russia), Yu. D. Zhugzhda (Russia).
Local Organizing Committee:
C. E. Alissandrakis ( co-chair), L. Vlahos (co- chair), A.
Anastasiadis, M. Georgoulis, C. Manolakou, N. Mylonas.
European Commission, European Space Agency, European Physical Society,
European Astronomical Society, Greek Ministry of Education, Greek General
Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greek National Committee for Astronomy,
University of Thessaloniki, University of Ioannina
Solar interior and oscillations
Physics of flux-tubes and waves
Structure and flows in the upper atmosphere
Restructuring of magnetic fields
Particle acceleration physics
Heliosphere and cosmic rays
Regular triennial meetings are organized by the board of the Solar Physics
Section of the European Physical Society and the European Astronomical
Society. The 8th European Meeting on Solar Physics will be held close to
Greece and will cover
a variety of issues, from the solar interior to the heliosphere and cosmic
rays. Particular emphasis will be given to the Ulysses results. Invited
talks, oral presentations and posters will cover most of research activity
in solar and space physics.
Each of the seven scientific sessions of the meeting will consist of two
invited review talks, several oral contributed papers and a poster session.
The time allocated for the oral presentations, including discussion, is
40 minutes for invited reviews and 20 minutes for oral contributions. The
space available for each poster is equivalent to six A4 pages.
Registration fee :
The registration fee is 120 USD, which includes the use of the conference
facilities, coffee-tea breaks and some social events. Travel checks in
USD will be accepted, as well as cash in any European convertible currency.
Credit cards cannot be used for the registration fee.
The invited reviews will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture
Notes in Physics series (eds: C.E. Alissandrakis, G. Simnett, L. Vlahos)
detailed instructions to the authors will be given by the editors during
The contributed papers (including posters) will be published in a special
volume of Solar Physics All conference papers will be handled in
the same way as regular papers submitted to Solar Physics , i.e.
they will be refereed, and must have scientific quality comparable to regular
Physics papers. Papers which will not reach this standard cannot be
accepted for publication and will be only announced by title as "presented
at the conference; for preprints ask xxx". Authors of unfinished papers
or papers with preliminary results are advised not to submit any manuscript
for publication, but rather give an indication where the final version
of their study will be published or submitted. This can be then added to
the reference to their presentation. The maximum length of papers submitted
to Solar Physics will be announced during the conference, where
the authors will also obtain further instructions for publication. Deadline
for submission of all papers will be six weeks after the conference. In
that case the special volume could appear early in 1997. The Proceedings
organizers are P. Heinzel and G. Simnett.
An Abstracts booklet, with all the accepted contributions, will be distributed
during the meeting.
All participants will stay at Pallini
Beach Hotel , the meeting place. The hotel is located in the peninsula
Halkidiki at Kallithea village and can comfortably host about 200 participants.
Its facilities include a large conference hall, several smaller conference
rooms, restaurants, bars, private beach, outdoor swimming pool. A special
agreement has been negotiated for half-board per day: Single room: 65 USD
, Double room: 50 USD/person.
Please, complete the hotel and travel information form ( (LaTeX
file) , (ASCII
file) ) and return it to SPM-96, if possible by fax or express mail,
not later than April 17th. Forms received after that date will
not be considered.
Those who have applied for financial support will be informed by a separate
Travelling to Thessaloniki :
The easiest and more comfortable way to reach Thessaloniki is by plane.
There are several daily flights connecting Thessaloniki with Athens airport,
from where international flights to any desired destination are operated.
There are also a few regular flights connecting directly Thessaloniki with
some major European cities, operating all the year. Quite good train connection
is available from Athens. The travelling time by train is about 7 hours.
How to reach Pallini Beach Hotel :
The meeting place Pallini
Beach Hotel is about 100 km from Thessaloniki. Since it is not
easy to reach Pallini Beach Hotel by public transportation, we are organizing
a bus shuttle from the airport on Monday 13th. The timetable of the bus
shuttle service will be scheduled according to the majority of arrivals.
A welcome desk at Thessaloniki airport will be indicated by SPM-96 posted
Please, help the LOC by giving all necessary details on your travel
The taxi fare from Thessaloniki airpot to the Pallini Beach Hotel is
approximately 60 USD.
Passport and Visa:
For EU citizens a valid passport is sufficient. A Visa is required for
participants from the former Soviet Union and other eastern countries.
Participants from other countries should contact the Greek embassy or consulate
at their country for more information.
In May the climate is warm (by northern standard) but pleasant, so that
light clothing is suggested. The minimum and the maximum average daily
temperatures in the last 5 years have been 17 C and 24 C and the rain expectation
is less than 10 %.
S P M - 9 6
University of Thessaloniki
Department of Physics
Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics
GR-54006, Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone: +30 31 998044, FAX: +30 31 995384
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