about Topical Discussion Meetings

A key part of the European Space Weather Weeks are the Topical Discussion Meetings. These meetings provide the opportunity for interested participants to address key issues in a style that complements the sessions but differs considerebly. Topical Discussion Meetings are open to all ESWW participants.

A Topical Discussion Meeting aims at active participation or interaction between the participants. The participants work and discuss on a predefined theme or problem heading towards an outcome or target.
A working meeting is a 1h 15min informal afternoon meeting with NO abstract submission form and therefore NO poster contributions.

A Topical Discussion Meeting is a discussion or round table. The conveners introduce their meeting in 15 min followed by a 50 min discussion. The conveners appoint a secretary who makes the report/minutes near real-time. For the secretaries convenience, the PC will offer a template. The report will be made available on the TDM-webpage and can be consulted by all visitors to the webpage.
Please email the minutes to the STCE LOC.
The title and the abstract of a Topical Discussion Meeting are published online. Since a TDM is a forum for discussion, conveners don’t need to fix a speaker list or program.

Technical assistance
The ESWW LOC takes care of the logistics: a projection screen, a laptop for presentations and audio. The ESWW LOC will give the technical support to get the meeting started.

When are TDMs programmed?
Check the block diagram. TDMs are programmed parallel, 4 at the same time. We foresee 8 blocks: 1 on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, 1 on Wednesday, 2 on Thursday and Friday.

Terror of Deadlines
Yellow is important for ESWW15 participants.

Notification email with information on TDMsMid March, 2018
Call for TDMsEarly April, 2018
Deadline for submissionMay 18, 2018 included
Notification of acceptance to the conveners Day after PC meeting end June, 2018
PC proposes a TDM schedule to the convenersDay after PC meeting end June, 2018
Online publication of the final TDM scheduleBefore end of June, 2018