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The scientific part of this conference will span five days (Monday through Friday). To ensure an intimate gathering, attendance will be at not more than 150.  In addition to the scientific program, a welcome reception is planned for Sunday afternoon; attendees will have the opportunity to network and retrieve badge materials.

An excursion and banquet will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Additional social activities are planned. For example:

  • Sunday afternoon: a guided walking tour through the UNESCO Old City before the welcome reception and icebreaker
  • Tuesday evening: informal dinner in the old town to meet with anyone interested in sharing ideas for how to promote more inclusion of women and underrepresented groups in the space sciences

Several science sessions are planned as briefly described below. Together, these sessions will cover electric currents in familiar and unfamiliar environments for the participants, and will thus provide an excellent opportunity for the different communities to meet and learn from each other.

Cross-disciplinary Sessions

The emphasis of this international conference will be on cross-disciplinary science sessions to bring together the various space science communities. Comparative talks are especially welcomed, e. g., Earth and planets, Earth and Sun, etc. Talks focusing on just one region (Earth, planets, or Sun) are welcomed as well. Observational, theoretical and simulation papers are appropriate. Panel discussions will be arranged to stimulate informal exchange among the different groups. Altogether, it is expected that the cross-disciplinary sessions will provide a comprehensive perspective of specific (aspects of) currents, observed in various environments of the Solar System,

Cross-disciplinary sessions, addressing electric currents in various regions of the Solar System, are foreseen on:

  • Ring currents (e.g., at Earth and at the giant planets, influence of planet–moon interaction, etc.)·
  • Current sheets (e.g., magnetotail current sheets, coronal current sheets, heliospheric current sheet)·
  • Field-aligned currents (incl. M-I coupling at Earth and other planets, corona-photosphere coupling)·
  • Small-scale / filamentary currents (e.g., on auroral field lines, in turbulent regions, etc.)·
  • Energetics of currents (incl. dynamos, Poynting flux, and dissipation)

Technical Sessions

Two additional cross-disciplinary sessions will focus on technical aspects of measuring and analyzing data, and on techniques required to produce models (MHD, hybrid, kinetic, empirical) of currents and their magnetic fields (or vice-versa) for the vastly different plasma regimes:

  • Measurement and data analysis techniques
  • Modeling and simulation techniques

General Sessions

Topics not covered in the above sessions will be addressed in general sessions on:

  • Geospace (ionosphere and magnetosphere)
  • Planets and moons
  • Sun and solar wind

Special Session

Furthermore, in recognition of the upcoming 150-year anniversary of Kristian Birkeland’s birth and 100-year commemoration of his death, a special session with invited keynote speakers is planned. Historical talks and presentations on future missions that will advance the understanding of space currents will be presented:

  •  Electric Currents in Space: Pioneers and Next Generation

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions will take place in the afternoons, together with refreshments.