**Alfvén 2004 Workshop on
Space Environment Turbulence**

*Beaulieu, France, 19-23
April 2004*

**The ALFVEN 2004 Workshop on Space Environment Turbulence,
organized in the framework of the activities of WISER,
the World Institute for Space Environment Research, will be held in Beaulieu,
(in the French Riviera near Nice),April 19-23 2004, just before the annual
EGS meeting (April, 26-30 2004).** **This
meeting, which will bring together about 40 participants, is
planned to be informal and to leave ample time** **for discussions.
It will focus on waves, instabilities and turbulence in space plasmas,
with emphasis on theory and modeling of solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere
coupling, in light of recent space observations.**

**Scientific organizing committee :**

A. Chian
(INPE, Sao José dos Campos-SP, Brazil)

T. Passot
(Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France)

P.L. Sulem
(Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France)

**Main topics to be covered:**

Coherent structures, both at large and small scales.

Wave turbulence.

Particle acceleration.

Collisionless reconnection.

Macroscopic signature of kinetic effects.

Substorm physics.

**List of confirmed review talks **(50' +10' for questions)
**:**

J. Buechner | Theory and simulation of current sheet
instabilities |

A. Bhattacharjee | Roles of collisionless reconnection and
ballooning instabilities at substorm onset: theory, simulations and
observations. |

S.C. Chapman | Scaling and statistical intermittency-
the Fokker Planck approach to solar wind turbulence. |

M. Goldstein | Simulating solar wind turbulence |

T. Hada | Nonlinear Alfvén waves in the Earth's
foreshock: theory, observation, and numerical simulations |

V. Krishan | Hall-MHD turbulence in solar atmosphere |

A. Mangeney | "Landau-fluid" closures for low frequency
waves: a numerical study using Vlasov simulations |

J. Pickett | Cluster observations of coherent electric
field structures |

R. Pottelette | Small scale particle acceleration processes
in the auroral upward current region: remote sensing and in situ measurements. |

A. Roux | Stability of the geomagnetic tail; Cluster
observations |

B. Tsurutani | Phase-Steepened Alfvén Waves, Particle
Perpendicular Energization and the Creation of Magnetic Holes in Interplanetary
Space: Ulysses and Cluster |

**List of confirmed communications **( 25'+ 5' for
questions) **:**

J. Araneda | Constraints on the ion-beam magnetosonic
instability in the fast solar wind. |

G. Belmont | Weak turbulence in Hall-MHD: toward a
theory |

F. Califano | Generation of electron suprathermal tails in the solar
wind |

A. Chian | Intermittent chaos driven by nonlinear
Alfvén waves |

K. Ferriere | A mixed MHD-kinetic theory of low-frequency
waves and instabilities in gyrotropic plasmas |

S. Galtier | Whistler wave turbulence in electron MHD |

D. Gomez | Numerical simulations of turbulent astrophysical
dynamos |

Y. Kuramitsu | Particle acceleration by elliptically and linearly
polarized waves in the vicinity of the quasi-parallel shock |

O. Le Contel | Kinetic description of low-frequency and
quasi-static electromagnetic perturbations in magnetic-mirror confined
plasmas. |

B. Lembege | Small and large scale nonstationarity
of collisionless shock front: recent results |

M.P. Leubner | A non-extensive entropy path to interplanetary
core-halo velocity space characteristics and scale dependent probability
distributions |

M. Maksimovic | Non-thermal velocity distribution functions
in the interplanetary medium : on their origin and consequences for the
Solar Wind acceleration |

F. Malara | Dissipation of Alfvén waves in
complex coronal magnetic fields |

G. Marklund | Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Acceleration
Structures in the Auroral Return Current Region |

S. Markovskii | Ion heating by heat flux generated ion
cyclotron waves in solar coronal holes |

E. Marsch | Waves and turbulence in the solar corona |

C. Mazelle | Coherent low frequency waves and gyrating
ions upstream from the terrestrial and Martian bow shocks: observations
and theory |

L. Nocera | Organization in integrable and non-integrable
Taylor constrained turbulence |

F. Pegoraro | Developments in the theory of collisionless
reconnection in magnetic configurations with a strong guide field |

L. Rezeau | Analysis of the magnetosheath turbulence
by CLUSTER II measurements. |

K. Sauer | Solitons
and oscillitons in multi-ion plasmas - origin of large-amplitudecoherent
waves |

P.K. Shukla | Nonlinear phenomena caused by shear Alfvén
waves in space and laboratory plasmas. |

K. Stasiewicz | Magnetosonic solitons and shocklets at
magnetospheric boundaries and the bow shock |

J.P. St-Maurice | Nonlinear theories of small scale
ionospheric irregularities |

P.L. Sulem | A Landau fluid model for dispersive MHD waves in collisionless
plasmas |

V.T. Tikhonchuk | Trapped Alfvén waves and localized density
structures in field line resonances |

P.L. Veltri | Intermittency in MHD Turbulence and Coronal
Nanoflares Modelling |

F. Verheest | Large amplitude
parallel electromagnetic modes in multispecies plasmas. |

Y. Voitenko | Excitation of kinetic Alfvén turbulence
by MHD wavesand energization of space plasmas |

M. Volwerk | Fast flows in the current sheet: wave
activity and turbulence |

N. Watkins | Fluctuations in Total Quantities as a Probe of Complex
Behaviour |

G. Zank | Spectral Properties, Coherent Structures
and Correlations in Nearly Incompressible Hydrodynamics |

**The proceedings will be published
as a special issue of Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics**

**Conference location and lodging information :**

This meeting (both the workshop and lodging) will take
place in a nice and quiet house surrounded by a 7000 m^2 park,

located near the marina:

"La Berlugane"

14, Bd. du Marechal Leclerc

06310 Beaulieu sur Mer

Tel: +33 4 93 01 04 42

Fax: +33 4 93 01 03 01

email: laberlugane@wanadoo.fr

**Lodging at La Berlugane:**

The price of a room including breakfeast and lunch is
about 55 Euros.

Each participant will have to make his/her own reservation
by contacting

directly "La Berlugane", preferably by email,
after February 9th, indicating

date and time of arrival and departure. Please send a
copy to alfven04@obs-nice.fr

More information will be provided later.

**Lodging in a hotel:**

If you prefer to make a reservation in a hotel in Beaulieu,
which

might be a better deal in the case you come accompanied,

you can click
here to consult a list of hotels.

**Information
on Beaulieu and its surrounding.**

**Scientific
Program (updated 16 April 2004)**

**Transportation to Beaulieu**

**From Nice airport you can reach by bus either
the train station (Nice Ville)**
**or the central bus station (Gare routiere).**
**Schedules are available at**
**http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/acces_stationnement/bus/horaires.asp**
**See buses #99 (every 30 mn to the train station )
or #98 (every 20 mn to the central bus station).**

**- From Nice train station, there are trains to
Beaulieu, usually every 30 mn.**
**You can consult the web page**
**http://www.sncf.com**

**- From Nice bus station there are departures to Beaulieu
roughly every 15 mn.**
**You can consult the web page:**
**http://www.cg06.fr/tam-html/menu.html**

**If you wish to take a Taxi it will cost you approximatively
45 to 50 euros.**

**Beaulieu is a fairly small town. The Berlugane is at
walking distance from the harbor.**

Map of Beaulieu with the location of La Berlugane (15) and the train station (D)

On
this map is also mentioned the location of the internet cafe "La Papet"