Up Coming Meeting

9th VERSIM Workshop

The 9th VERSIM Workshop will be held at the Uji Campus of Kyoto University, Japan, from March 21 to 25, 2020. In addition to all traditional VERSIM topics, results of recent space missions such as Arase, MMS, and Van Allen Probes will also be presented.

We will continue to update this webpage as the details for the next workshop become available. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Kyoto!

Update July 2020
Message from the LOC

Although we once postponed the VERSIM 2020 meeting to November 21-25, it will still be difficult to welcome you to Kyoto in November. After having discussions in the scientific program committee and the local organizing committee, we have reached an agreement to hold a virtual VERSIM meeting in November this year. Considering the convenience of all VERSIM colleagues in different regions of the world, we have chosen the date and time carefully so that all of you can enjoy the meeting without much difficulty as in the following.

  • Date: November 16 (Mon) - 20 (Fri), 2020
  • Time: 9:00 - 12:00 JST and 21:00 - 24:00 JST   (0:00 - 3:00 UT and 12:00 - 15:00 UT).

We have posted the tentative program of the VERSIM 2020 workshop.

Update March 2020
Message from the LOC

We have postponed the VERSIM 2020 workshop to November 21 - 25, 2020.

Since it is more than 6 months ahead, we need to close the registration system on March 19, 2020 as scheduled. We would like to return the registration fee you have paid for this March workshop without any handling fee. However, there may arise some fluctuations in the returned amount due to the variation of the exchange rate. Please cancel your payment of the registration fee from the VERSIM 2020 website by March 19, 2020.

We will reopen the registration system from October, 2020. We will ask you re-registration then.

Update January 2020
Message from the LOC

The abstract deadline has now passed and the scientific program should be available in February 2020. For up to date information on how to prepare for the meeting please check the workshop webpage.

Update April 2019
Message from the LOC

The official 9th VERSIM workshop webpage is open!

As of April 24, 2019 the paper submission system is open and we are currently accepting abstracts. The financial support applications will be announced shortly and should be done along with the abstract submissions. Additional inquiries can be sent to the LOC.

Update March 2018
Message from the LOC

The 9th VERSIM Workshop will be held in the Uji Campus of Kyoto University, Japan, from March 23 to 27 of 2020. In addition to all traditional VERSIM topics, results of recent space missions such as Arase, MMS, and Van Allen Probes will be presented. The campus is the southern suburb of Kyoto City, easily accessible by train (20 min. from the Kyoto Station). There are many hotels near the Kyoto Station, but early booking is recommended because of the high amount of tourists visting the city at that time. In Kyoto, the cherry blossoms usually bloom at the end of March or the beginning of April with mild weather.

Past Meetings

8th VERSIM Workshop, Apatity, Murmansk region, Russia

March 2018

The 8th VERSIM workshop was hosted on March 2018 by The Polar Geophysical Institute (PGI) located in above the Arctic circle in the city of Apatity, Russia. The workshop was supported by SCOSTEP/VarSITI, IAGA and URSI. Our conference program focused on all traditional VERSIM topics, such as sptires and effects of lightning in the ionosphere, wave-particle and wave-wave interactions, wave genereation in the magnetosphere, with additional radiation-belt themed reports after their succesful integration into the 7th VERSIM meeting.

This meeting was also marked by our first 'Happy Bus', organized by our colleagues at the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory. A group of 15 brave scientists from several countries travelled through the Salla border post by land from Finland and into Russia.

All information directly related to The 8th VERSIM workshop is available online.

7th VERSIM Workshop, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

September 2016

The 7th VERSIM workshop was hosted on September 2016 by The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. The workshop was supported by IAGA, URSI and VarSITI. This time a Radiation Belt session was added to the programme, recognizing the strong synergy between radiation belt and VERSIM science. The main subjects focused on near-Earth dynamics as a function of space, time, and energy; wave-particle processes; and interactions among different inner magnetosphere particle populations. The 6th VERSIM Abstracts are available for download online.

6th VERSIM Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand

January 2014

The 6th VERSIM workshop took place in January 2014 at the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand), organized by the Space Physics Group of the Department of Physics, and supported by IAGA, URSI and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development. This was a chance for the VERSIM IAGA/URSI joint working group to meet and discuss current issues, developments, and techniques. The 6th VERSIM Abstract and Programme Book is available online. The workshop attracted 35 participants from 14 countries, with 58 abstracts.

During the 6th VERSIM Workshop there was a VERSIM business meeting on the last day (Thurdsay 23 January 2014). The minutes for this meeting are available from our website.