Seventh Solar Information Processing Workshop - August 18-22, 2014, La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium

Topical Issue

"Statistical Challenges in Solar Information Processing"

Article submission deadline: 31 January 2015

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC, welcomes submissions to a topical issue on Statistical Challenges in Solar Information Processing, to appear in 2015. This interdisciplinary issue is an outcome of the 7th Solar Information Processing workshop (, which addressed the multiple data analysis challenges of solar and heliospheric missions, and brought together solar and space scientists, statisticians, and data processing experts. The focus will be on how statistical inference and information processing can help addressing issues in solar/heliospheric science, and provide methodologies.

Authors of oral and poster presentations given at the workshop are hereby encouraged to submit manuscripts. However, this topical issue is open to all contributors, and is not exclusively limited to workshop participants.

We are presently investigating the possibility to collect in a textbook all articles that are submitted and accepted on time, as it was done for past editions of Topical Issues related to Solar Information Processing workshops.

This topical issue will address, among others:

  • Optimal combination of in situ and imaging data
  • Tracking of small-scale magnetic features
  • Prediction of solar eruptions and solar disturbances
  • Characterisation of the solar wind turbulence
  • Methodological issues such as Bayesian inference
  • Challenges in present and future instrumentation .

Important date:

  • 31 January 2015: final submission, directly to SWSC, via its online submission tool. Please note that publication fees will increase from 300 to 500 Euro for manuscripts submitted after December 31 at midnight CET.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of SWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. We also welcome articles on statistical methods with a potential to improve data analysis beyond current practices. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available via the internet. SWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as codes, and data.

The guest editors for this topical issue are:

  • Craig DeForest
  • Véronique Delouille
  • Thierry Dudok de Wit
  • Jack Ireland
  • Derek Lamb
  • Fraser Watson
  • Alex Young

For questions regarding this topical issue, please contact any of the guest editors. For questions dealing with the submission process, the Editorial Office ( should be contacted.