The International Conference on Substorms (ICS) is a series of conferences dedicated to auroral and magnetospheric substorms. We are pleased to announce that the 15th ICS conference will be held this year, from October 16-20, in Deqing, China. The conference aims to bring together scientists from the magnetospheric, ionospheric, and planetary communities to review the recent discoveries in light of recent space missions and numerical simulations, and to discuss the current status and future direction of substorm research.

  The themes of this conference include the substorm-associated processes in the magnetotail, the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, roles of waves and instabilities in substorms, the consequence of substorms, storm-substorm relationships, the substorm-like processes in other planetary systems, and any other topics relevant to substorms. We expect ample discussions between scientists/students with different backgrounds to exchange knowledge and ideas.

  The conference will be hybrid with online components, but in-person attendance onsite would be encouraged and appreciated.

Xu-Zhi Zhou, on behalf of the ICS-15 Scientific Organizing Committee

Confirmed tutorial lecturers
  Larry Kepko (mesoscale structures and multi-scale coupling during substorms)
David Sibeck (substorms from dayside to nightside)
Larry Lyons (ionospheric processes and MI coupling during substorms)
Weichao Tu (substorm effects on radiation belt dynamics)
Zhonghua Yao/Binzheng Zhang (substorms at giant planets: observations and simulations)
Confirmed invited speakers
  Anton Artemyev, Bertrand Bonfond, Lei Dai, Yusuke Ebihara, Elena Grigorenko, Desheng Han, Qiang Hu, Caitriona Jackman, Jiang Liu, San Lu, Ian Mann, Aohua Mao, Toshi Nishimura, Evgeny Panov, Timo Pitkanen, Maria Shukhtina, Weijie Sun, Bruce Tsurutani, Chao Yue, Shasha Zou, Ying Zou

User's Guide

  ▲ The registration payment is open now at Registration!The deadline for registration is September 30th. You can choose the payment method until then, whereas you can only pay at the conference venue after that date. (September 4, 2023)

▲The hotel reservations for attendees from inside China are available now (at Accommodation)! The deadline is October 8. (August 15, 2023)

  ▲The deadline of abstract submission has been extended to August 14, 2023. (August 4, 2023)

▲Please note the 15-day visa-free policy for nationals of Brunei, Japan, and Singapore is temporarily suspended. The related information has been updated at VISA & Invitation. (July 3, 2023)

  ▲Information on some of the surrounding attractions is available at Discover Around. (June 12, 2023)
  Registration fees have been announced. (June 8, 2023)
  Transportation to Conference Venue has been updated. (June 8, 2023)
  ▲144-hour Visa-Free Transit Policy has been updated at VISA & Invitation. (June 6, 2023)

▲Homepage is launched. (June 5, 2023)

Important Dates
Conference Date:
  October 16-20, 2023

Check-in Date & Welcome Reception:
  October 15, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline:
  August 14, 2023
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