1st Regional Conference on Environmental Modeling and Software (Asian Region)

"Modelling for Environmental Sustainability: Asia’s Next Great Challenge"

May 18-20, 2019, Nanjing, China

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Introduction


It is widely accepted that environmental sustainability is a critical for human life (especially for future generations). The practice of environmental sustainability attempts to provide solutions for rapidly depleting renewable/unrenewable resources and protecting the environment long-term. Modeling and simulation is continues to be an effective approach for better characterizing the real world and thus supporting practical policy-formulating and decision-making needs. Due to the complexity of Earth’s environmental system, which includes massive dynamic chemical, biological, and physical processes and complicated human activities, it is impossible to develop an all-inclusive models which represent all local and global environmental interactions. Therefore, it is essential to integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines when modeling Earth’s environmental system. The methods, theories, and practices of interdisciplinary modeling (such as integrated environmental modeling, collaborative modeling, and participatory modeling) require continual improvement to meet these challenges. Studies about Future Earth (FE), Virtual Geographic Environment (VGE), E-Science and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based modeling are all important and effective approaches for exploring the environment’s past, present and future; these studies have also promoted trends towards sharing, reusing and integrating models, data and other modeling-related resources in an open web environment, which can support researchers’ communication and collaborative work. Moreover, the study of modeling for environmental sustainability needs to take the social barriers into consideration as well.

Asia, which is the largest and most populous continent in the world – including nearly 50 developed/developing countries – is now challenged by environmental sustainability as its biggest problem. Discussion of modeling for environmental sustainability in Asia can provide potential solutions for solving environmental problems not only in Asia but also worldwide. This iEMSs Regional Conference aims to discuss and explore related theories, methods and potential practices, facilitating communication between experts from multidisciplinary domains, encouraging extensive discussion regarding the potential directions of the field, and promoting further research for a bright future.

We are soliciting original and cutting-edge research submissions in all areas related to Environmental Modelling and Software, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Environmental modeling in Asia
  • Model development and modeling frameworks
  • Integrated environmental modeling
  • Climate change modeling
  • Environmental modeling uncertainty issues, optimization, and sensitivity analysis
  • Environmental modeling for decision support and engaging the public
  • Innovative software and algorithms for environmental modeling
  • Applications of environmental modeling
  • Data mining, artificial intelligence, GIS, and remote sensing
  • Deadlines


    Important Note: Deadline of full paper submission and early registration has been extended

    Due to many requests, the deadline of the full paper submission (including Student and Early Career Scholarship and Conference Travel Grants application) and early registration for the 1st Regional Conference on Environmental Modeling and Software (Asian Region) has been extended to 17 March and 25 March 2019.

    Conference brief programme and programme book have been published ! Download Brief ProgrammeDownload Programme Book


    Event Deadline
    Deadline for submission of full papers (Optional & only required for applicants of student scholarships and conference travel grants) 5 March 2019       17 March 2019
    Notification of acceptance of full papers and results of student scholarships and conference travel grants
    First round of notification of acceptance of abstracts
    12 March 2019    22 March 2019
    Deadline for early registration 15 March 2019    25 March 2019
    Deadline for submission of abstracts 1 April 2019           8 April 2019
    Final round of notification of acceptance of abstracts 8 April 2019           10 April 2019
    Deadline for conference registration 20 April 2019

    Student and Early Career Scholarship and Conference Travel Grants


    A total of six student and early career scholarship and conference travel grants of up to $400 USD will be made available to students and early-stage scholars, who have full papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming iEMSs 2019 Regional Conference in Nanjing, China.

    These student and early career scholarship and conference travel grants are intended to help offset the travel costs of students and early-stage scholars who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference and have been made available by the generous contributions of Nanjing Normal University School of Geography.

    Eligibility

    Scholarship and Travel grants are available only to students or early-stage scholars who have no tenured position at the moment of applying, who have a full paper accepted for full presentation at the conference, and who are lead author of their paper. The selection process seeks to support diverse participation at the conference, with priority given to under-represented regions and countries.

    Note that for co-authored papers, only the first author is eligible for a grant.

    How to apply

    Complete the application form on the iEMSs 2019 Regional Conference website. Download

    The application form document should be sent to Mr. Fengyuan Zhang ( zhangfengyuangis@163.com ), and the applicants name should appear in the email subject line and with the words "iEMSs2019 Student and Early Career Scholarship and Conference Travel Grants".

    Note that successful applicants will receive an award letter by e-mail which will be issued to the institution that covered the expenses. The successful applicants’ institution is expected to cover the remaining expenses for the travel if the scholarship or travel grant does not completely cover it.

    Application Deadline

    23:59 GMT, 17 March 2019

    Decisions

    Scholarship or travel grant awardees will be notified and will have one week to confirm their acceptance, after which unconfirmed grants will be reassigned to other applicants. Initial decisions will be made by 22 March 2019.

    Requirements after acceptance

    There are three conditions for release of grant funds:
    1. Successful applicants must submit their full papers online by 17 March, 2019;
    2. A signed confirmation form must be received by Treasurer of iEMSs 2019 Regional Conference;
    3. Successful applicants must attend and present their work in the iEMSs 2019 Regional Conference.
    Successful applicants will receive the scholar or travel grant during the conference.

    Organizers


    • International Environmental Modelling and Software Society
    • Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment(Ministry of Education of PRC), Nanjing Normal University, China
    • School of Geography Science, Nanjing Normal University, China

    Co-organizers


    • Professional Committee of Geographic Information Modelling and Analysis, The Geographical Society of China
    • Virtual Geographic Environment Committee, Chinese National Committee of International Society for Digital Earth
    • Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, China
    • State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Geographical Environment Evolution (Jiangsu Province), China
    • Jiangsu Society for Geodesy Photogrammetry and Cartography, China
    • Jiangsu Association for the Sciences of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System, China
    • The Geographical Society of Jiangsu Province, China
    • National Data Sharing and Service Platform for Earth System
    • Jiangsu Institute of Geographic Inforamtion Institute

    Main Topics


    The main conference topics will include but are not limited to:
    • Modeling of Geographic World in Open Web Environment
    • Cooperation in Intergrating of Geo-analysis Models
    • Spatio-Temporal Modelling and Integration
    • Interoperability, Reusability, and Integrated Systems
    • Information Technology for Sharing and Integrating Geo-analysis Models
    • Visualization of Geographical Data and Interaction of Geo-analysis Models
    • Tools and Methods of Participatory Modelling
    • Geographic Modeling as a Key Component in VGE

    Committees


    International Scientific Committee

    • Chairman:
      Daniel P. Ames, Brigham Young University
    • Co-chairmen:
      Anthony Jakeman, Australian National University
      Alexey Voinov, University of Technology Sydney
    • Members(in alphabetical order according to last name):
      Georgii Alexandrov, Russian Academy of Sciences
      Ioannis Athanasiadis, Wageningen University
      Carlos Granell Canut, Jaume I University
      Jonathan Goodall, University of Virginia
      Carlo Gualtieri, University of Naples Federico II
      Quillon Harpham, HR Wallingford, UK
      Albert Kettner, University of Colarado Boulder
      Peter Khaiter, York University
      Nagesh Kolagani, Indian Institute of Information Technology
      Hui Lin, Chinese University of HongKong
      John C. Little, Virginia Tech
      Amir Sadoddin, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sci.& Natural Resources
      Nigel William Trevelyan Quinn, Berkeley National Laboratory
      Holger R. Maier, The University of Adelaide
      Stefan Reis, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom
      Paul Torrens, State University of New York
      Gregory E. Tucker, University of Colarado Boulder
      Changlin Wang, The Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

    Local Organizing Committee

    • Chairman:
      Guonian Lu, Nanjing Normal University
    • Co-chairmen:
      Jinfeng Wang, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
      Axing Zhu, Nanjing Normal University
      Min Chen, Nanjing Normal University
    • Members(in alphabetical order according to last name):
      Min Cao, Nanjing Normal University
      Xufeng Cui, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
      Qiang Dai, Nanjing Normal University
      Fei Guo, Nanjing Normal
      Jiping Jiang, Southern University of Science and Technology
      Longhui Li, Nanjing Normal University
      Fei Li, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
      Shuo Li, Nanjing Normal University
      Jian Liu, Nanjing Normal University
      Junzhi Liu, Nanjing Normal University
      Zhuotong Nan, Nanjing Normal University
      Liang Ning, Nanjing Normal University
      Zhiyao Song, Nanjing Normal University
      Yongning Wen, Nanjing Normal University
      Yiping Wu, Xi'an Jiaotong University
      TianXiang Yue, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
      Ke Zhang, Hohai University

    Keynote Speakers ( According to the speech date )



    Day1: Morning 18th May, 2019


    Prof. Daniel Ames
    President, the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society
    Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Modelling & Software

    Topic: Forecasting streamflow in every river in the world using global climate models

    Prof. Daniel. P. Ames (Dan) is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA where his work in the Hydroinformatics Research Group includes open source geographic information systems (GIS), hydrological modelling, time series data management and visualization, and data sharing and discovery in environmental science. Dr. Ames developed the widely used MapWindow and DotSpatial open source GIS libraries and has been involved in the development of the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System, HydroShare, HydroDesktop, BASINS, and the Tethys Platform for developing GIS enabled environmental web applications. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked Elsevier journal, Environmental Modelling & Software and is currently President of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society (iEMSs). His 52 peer-reviewed research articles have attracted nearly 2000 citations.



    Prof. Michael Barton
    Director, Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity, Arizona State University
    Head, Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences

    Topic: The Open Modeling Foundation: an International Community for Integrative Modeling of Human-Earth System Dynamics

    Prof. C. Michael Barton is Director of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Affiliate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University (USA). His research centers around long-term human ecology and landscape dynamics, integrating computational modeling, geospatial technologies, and data science with geoarchaeological field work. Barton has directed transdisciplinary research on hunter-gatherers and small-holder farmers in the ancient Mediterranean for over two decades, and co-directs research on human-environmental interactions in the modern world in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He also heads CoMSES Net (the Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences), an international research network to promote accessibility, open science, and best practices for computation in the socio-ecological sciences.



    Prof. Paul Whitehead
    Director, NERC Macronutrients Cycles Programme, Oxford University
    Managing Director, Water Resource Associates LLP

    Topic: Multidisciplinary Modelling of Integrated Catchment Dynamics for Sustainable management and Planning

    Prof. Paul Whitehead is Professor of Water Science in Oxford University and has degrees in chemical and control engineering plus a PhD from Cambridge on water resource and pollution modelling. He has over 35 years of experience in managing 47 research projects, funded by government research organisations and departments, including NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, EU, DEFRA, DFID, EA. He also has extensive international experience working for the World Bank, Water Companies, WWF, River Ganges Commission and consultancy organisations such as WS Atkins. He has published 210 papers in international journals, has 5780 citations and an H Index of 39. He has recently been Director of the £10.5 million NERC Macronutrient Cycles programme and has worked extensively on Asian projects in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand and China. He has been the lead PI in Oxford on the NERC/ESRC/DFID funded ESPA DELTAs project and he has been responsible for developing the INCA flow and water quality model. This model has been applied extensively to rivers in the UK and across the EU as well as many Asian Rivers (eg Ganges, Brahmaputra, Meghna, Mekong and several upland rivers in Nepal). Paul Whitehead has also been Managing Director of Water Resource Associates LLP (see www.watres.com ), a water resource company that has been successfully operating for 24 years.



    Mr. Trevor Taylor
    Director, Member Services-Asia & the Americas, Open Geospatial Consortium

    Topic: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (F.A.I.R.) data and models; the Role of Geospatial Standards.

    Mr. Trevor Taylor is currently responsible for Services for Asia and the Americas, has over 30 years of experience in the international Earth Observation community. With a background in Geography (Carleton University, Canada), Mr. Taylor has worked with governments and commercial organizations on a wide variety of projects and initiatives related to disasters management, agriculture modeling, forestry, mining, oceans, hydrology, public safety and other domains. Mr. Taylor has significant global experience in a wide variety of technical, client services, project, business and strategic planning activities particularly in North and South America, South and South East Asia, North Asia and Western Europe.



    Day2: Morning 19th May, 2019


    Prof. Bojie Fu
    Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Director, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University

    Topic: Coupled Human-Nature System for Sustainability

    Prof. Bojie Fu is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an academician of the World Academy of Sciences, and a foreign associate of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK. He presently serves as researcher and academic committee director of the Academic Committee of the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Director of the Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University. He is also hold a concurrent post of the director of the Department of Geosciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the director of the Department of Earth Sciences of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is the chairman of the China Geography Society, the vice chairman of the International Geographical Union, and the deputy director of the National Ecological Protection and Construction Expert Committee. His mainly research area is physical geography and landscape ecology research, and achieved systematic innovation achievements in land use structure and ecological processes, landscape ecology and ecosystem services. He has published more than 400 academic papers, including more than 250 papers published in SCI journals such as Science, Nature geoscience, and Nature climate change, and published 10 books. He has won the Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award, the Second Award of the Scientific and Technological Progress of the State, the Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Science and Technology Progress Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award of the International Landscape Ecology Society. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Geographical Science, Acta Ecologica Sinica and Advances in Earth Science, Editor of the Journal of Landscape Ecology, Landscape and Urban Planning, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.



    Prof. SeongJoon Kim
    Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Konkuk University
    President, Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers

    Topic: Environmental Modeling for Korea-Specified Watershed Scale Water Resources Management

    Prof. SeongJoon Kim is Professor of Konkuk University, Civil and Environmental Engineering in Seoul, South Korea. He is now serving as President of Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers (2018~2019). He has over 30 years of research experiences related to hydrology, water quality, aqua-ecology modeling using GIS and Remote Sensing technologies. Research activities include: (1) climate change studies of future hydrology and water quality to adapt and mitigate the impacts on watershed; (2) distributed storm runoff modeling coupling with weather radar data; (3) evaluating best management practices for reducing nonpoint source pollution discharge loads from agricultural watershed. Recent work included the future heavy snowfall impact on agricultural facilities. His current research is the cause identification of drying streams through distributed continuous hydrological modeling with several decades data development of land use change, forest density, road construction, groundwater use, and soil erosion processes. His degrees are from Seoul National University (B, MS, and Ph.D of Agr Eng). He has over 400 publications in both popular and refereed International and Korean journals.



    Prof. Kazuhito Ichii
    Professor, Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS), Chiba University, Japan
    Chair, JapanFlux

    Topic: Model-Data Synthesis Toward Better Understanding of Terrestrial Carbon Cycle in Asia

    Prof. Ichii's research focus is integrative analysis of terrestrial  carbon and water cycles across regional, continental and global  scales. Using ground observation network, remote sensing data, and  terrestrial ecosystem modeling, Prof. Ichii has been working on  understanding of terrestrial carbon budget based on model-data  integration, machine-learning data-driven estimation, and model  intercomparison. Prof. Ichii has been serving as a chair of JapanFlux,  network of tower-based observation of terrestrial energy, water, and  carbon fluxes since Jan 2018, and a coordinated lead author (CLA) of  chapter 2 of Global Assessment of Intergovernmental Science‑Policy  Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem (IPBES). 



    Prof. Shie-Yui Liong
    Deputy Director, Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), National University of Singapore (NUS)
    Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering National University of Singapore, National University of Singapore
    Council member, Asia Water Council

    Topic: Overcoming Lack of Data for Flood Hazard Assessment: Cost-Effective High Quality DEM and Rainfall Proxy

    Prof. Liong’s most recent research focus is on climate downscaling for Southeast Asia domain and deriving valuable information from the downscaled climate to evaluate the impacts of climate change on water resources, flooding, drought, crop yields, etc. He has been commissioned twice, consecutively, by the government of Singapore (NEA, and BCA) to undertake climate change studies (Vulnerability Study, 2007 – 2009, main Principal Investigator; Risk Map Study, 2010 - 2014, Co-PI). He is currently an editor of Journal of Environmental Science and Policy and was an editor of Journal of Hydroinformatics. He was the President of Hydrological Science Section of AOGS (2008-2010), and Chairman of Joint IAHR-IWA-IAHS Hydroinfomatics Committee (2009-2012). He is a Council member of Asia Water Council. Dr. Liong is a 3-time recipient of the Best Paper Award of IAHR-APD Congress (1994, 2002 and 2012. In 2007 he was awarded by the President of Federal Republic of Germany the Order of Merit (“Bundesverdienstkreuz”). He has been invited to give various talks. The most recent ones are (1) Distinguished Lecture at 10th Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society meeting in Brisbane, Australia (2013), (2) Plenary Talk at the 10th Hydroinformatics Conference, New York City, USA (2014), and (3) Keynote at the 21st Congress of IAHR-APD (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Asia Pacific Division) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018).



    Prof. Bo Huang
    Associate Director, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor, Ministry of Education of PR China

    Topic: Geographically and Temporally Weighted Regression (GTWR) for urban and environmental data analysis

    Prof. Bo Huang is the associate director of Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor (Ministry of Education of PR China), director of MSc program in GeoInformation Science of CUHK and President of Hong Kong Society of Remote Sensing. He won Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 - Smart People Award with “TouchAir: A mobile APP for real-time estimation of ubiquitous air pollution concentrations”. He has more than 150 SCI/SSCI journal articles. His research interests are smart cities, spatio-temporal big data analytics, GIS for sustainable urban/transportation/land use planning, unified image fusion for sustainable urban environment, spatial statistics for land use change modeling and multi-objective optimization for spatial planning with consideration of vulnerability and resilience.



    Prof. Min Chen
    Vice Director, Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment (Ministry of Education), Nanjing Normal Unversity
    PI of Thousand Talents program for Young Scholars of China
    PI of NSF for Excellent Young Scholars of China

    Topic: What OpenGMS Can Contribute to Geographic Research

    Prof. Min Chen is a full professor and the Vice Director of Key Lab of Virtual Geographic Environment (Ministry of Education of PRC), Nanjing Normal University, China. He is also the PI of Thousand Talents program for Young Scholars of China (Funded as the key level), PI of NSF for Excellent Young Scholars of China, Distinguished professor of Jiangsu province, group leader of Innovative and entrepreneurial talent group of Jiangsu Province, and the Innovative personality of Jiangsu province. He also serves as the co-chairman for VGE committee of the International Society for Digital Earth, the executive editor of Annals of GIS (an official journal of CPGIS), East Asia Director of AAG Asian Geography special group, a member of broad of directors of CPGIS, a broad member of International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, the secretary general of National University's Talent Base Introduction Program (Nanjing Normal University). He was the former secretary for AAG GIScience and Systems Specialty Group (2016-2018). He has won the Young Researcher Award in GIScience awarded by Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1 First Prize and 1 Second Prize in Natural Science awarded by the Ministry of Education of China, 1 Second Prize in Natural Science awarded by the Education department of Jiangsu province, and also the 6th university innovative personality in GIS in China.



    Day3: Morning 20th May, 2019


    Prof. Xia Li
    Professor, East China Normal University
    PI of NSF for Distinguished Young Scholars of China
    Yangtze River Scholars of Ministry of Education

    Topic: Estimating the pressure of urban shrinkage at a global scale under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) using cellular automata

    Prof. Xia LI is professor at School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China. He received ChangJiang scholarship and the award of the Distinguished Youth Fund of NSFC in 2005. Dr. Li is currently on the editorial boards of the international journals of International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Landscape and Urban Planning, and Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. He has published more than 200 academic papers, of which many appeared in top international journals. His major research interests include land-use change monitoring, cellular automata, spatial optimization, and global land use models and impact analysis. His papers have been widely published in top international GIS and remote sensing journals, such as Remote Sensing of Environment, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Environment and Planning A, and Environment and Planning B. He is among the list of Chinese Most Cited Researchers for 2014-2018. He was awarded with the TWAS Prize in Earth Sciences for 2013 by the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), for his distinguished contribution to the development of cellular automata and agent-based models for land-use simulation and planning for sustainable land development in China.



    Prof. Xin Li
    Professor, Institute of Tibet Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    PI of NSF for Distinguished Young Scholars of China

    Topic: Watershed system model: The essentials to model complex human-nature system at the river basin scale

    Prof. Xin Li is a professor at Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His primary research interests include land data assimilation, application of remote sensing and GIS in hydrological and cryospheric sciences, and integrated watershed study. He received the B.S. degree in GIS and Cartography from Nanjing University in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in Remote Sensing and GIS from CAS in 1998. He is a member of WCRP GEWEX scientific steering committee, a member of the International Science Advisory Panel of Global Water Futures programme, and the secretary general of the UNESCO IHP G-WADI (Water and Development Information for Arid Lands-A Global Network) Asia network. He is in the editorial board of Journal of Hydrology, Science Bulletin, Vadose Zone Journal, Remote Sensing, Big Earth Data and other international journals. He has published over 320 journal articles (SCI > 180) and coauthored 8 books. Total citations to these publications are 12,000+ and h-inde.



    Prof. Jinfeng Wang
    Professor, Institute of Geographic Science and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS
    Chair, Professional Committee of Geographic Information Modelling and Analysis, The Geographical Society of China

    Topic: Mapping of Diseases

    Prof. Jinfeng Wang is Professor of State Key Laboratory of Resources & Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Science and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PRC. He was granted BS in Geography, MS in Thermodynamics, and PHD in GIScience; experienced PostDr research in Vienna, Sheffield, Cambridge and Canberra, respectively. His areas of specialization are innovation in theory in spatial sampling and statistical inference, with applications in environment science and population health. Prof Wang coined the concept of spatial stratified heterogeneity (SSH) and developed a series of tools to measure, attribute, and statistics for SSH (www.geodetector.cn); He with his team have stipulated the PRC National Standard of Spatial Sampling and Statistical Inference (www.sssampling.cn). Prof Wang chairs Chinese Geographical Society Commission on Geographical Modelling & Geographical Information Analysis, Chinese GIS Association Commission in Theory and Methods, is standing member of International Geographical Union Committee in Geographical Modelling. Prof Wang is board members of the prestigious international Journals: Spatial Statistics (Elsevier) , International Journal of Geographical Information Science (Taylor), Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (Springer), Journal of Geographical Systems (Taylor), Geographical Analysis (Wiley), Geographica Sinica (in Chinese) and Journal of Remote Sensing (in Chinese). He has published 16 books in Chinese and English, and more than 170 ISI list peer reviewed papers in international Journals.



    Prof. Tianxiang Yue
    Head, Department for Ecological and Environmental Informatics at LREIS, IGSNRR of CAS
    PI of NSF for Distinguished Young Scholars of China

    Topic: The fundamental theorem for Earth’s surface system modeling and Its applications

    Prof. TianXiang YUE is the head and a professor of Department for Ecological and Environmental Informatics at LREIS, IGSNRR of CAS. He is also working as a leading professor of Ecological and Environmental Informatics at UCAS. He has innovatively proposed the Fundamental Theorem for Modelling Earth’s Surface Systems and its corollaries of spatial interpolation, spatial upscaling, spatial downscaling, data fusion and model-data assimilation.



    Prof. Qiuhong Tang
    Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    PI of NSF for Distinguished Young Scholars of China

    Topic: Global Change Hydrology and Integrated Human-Water Modeling

    Prof. Qiuhong Tang is a Professor in Hydrology at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and director of the Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, CAS. He presently serves as associate editor of Journal of Hydrometeorology, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, Journal of Geographical Sciences, editor of Remote Sensing, and editorial board member of Science China Earth Sciences. He is a Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellow.



    Day3: Afternoon 20th May, 2019


    Prof. Huadong Guo
    Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
    President, International Society for Digital Earth

    Prof. GUO Huadong is a Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), an Academician of CAS, a Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), and a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He presently serves as President of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), Director of the International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the Auspices of UNESCO, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth. He served as President of ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA). He has over 30 years of experience in Earth observation, specializing in radar remote sensing and Digital Earth science. He has been Principle Investigator for over 30 major national projects in China, and Principle Investigator for 7 international radar remote sensing projects. Prof. Guo has published more than 400 papers and sixteen books, and is the principal awardee of sixteen domestic and international prizes.




    Programme


    • Deadline for submission of full papers (Optional & only required for applicants of student scholarships and conference travel grants)
      5 March 2019       17 March 2019
    • Notification of acceptance of full papers and results of student scholarships and conference travel grants
      First round of notification of acceptance of abstracts
      12 March 2019    22 March 2019
    • Deadline for early registration
      15 March 2019    25 March 2019
    • Deadline for submission of abstracts
      1 April 2019           8 April 2019
    • Final round of notification of acceptance of abstracts
      8 April 2019           10 April 2019
    • Registration
      Early-bird : Before 25 March 2019
      Regular : Before 20 April 2019
    • Conference   Programme Detail
      May 18-20 2019
    • Field Trip
      May 21-22 2019
    • Details: 
      Nanjing( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjing)
      Introduction: Nanjing is a city situated in the heartland of the lower Yangtze River region in China, and which has long been a major center of culture, education, research, politics, economy, transport networks and tourism. It is the capital city of Jiangsu province of People's Republic of China and the second largest city in East China, and legally the capital of Republic of China which lost the main land during the civil war. The city has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having served as the capitals of various Chinese dynasties, kingdoms and republican governments dating from the 3rd century AD to 1949. Nanjing is one of the most beautiful cities of mainland China with lush green parks, natural scenic lakes, small mountains, historical buildings and monuments, relics and much more, which attracts thousands of tourists every year.
      Route:
      The mausoleum of Dr. Sun yat-sen
      Zhongshan Scenic Area
      The Xuanwu Lake
      The Qixia Temple
      Details: Depending on the number of applicants


      Yangzhou( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangzhou)
      Introduction: Yangzhou, formerly romanized as Yangchow, is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Sitting on the north bank of the Yangtze, it borders the provincial capital Nanjing to the southwest. Historically, Yangzhou was one of the wealthiest cities in China, known at various periods for its great merchant families, poets, artists, and scholars. Its name (lit. "Rising Prefecture") refers to its former position as the capital of the ancient Yangzhou prefecture in imperial China.

    Registration


    Conference on 18-20 May 2019*

    Attendee Type Amount (USD) Amount (RMB) Deadline
    Regular (Early Bird) $300 ¥2100 15 March 2019       25 March 2019
    Regular $350 ¥2400 20 April 2019
    Student (Early Bird) $150 ¥1050 15 March 2019       25 March 2019
    Student $175 ¥1200 20 April 2019

    * The fees do not include field trip in 21-22


    Accommodation


    The following hotels are the designated accommodation for the conference. Due to limited rooms available in the hotels and hostel, you are strongly advised to make room reservation at your earliest convenience. All the reservations are confirmed by first-come-first-served basis.You can book your rooms in registration system.

    Holiday Inn Nanjing Xuanwu Lake

    Address:
    No. 199 Longpan Road, Xuanwu, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Tel: +86 025 84270888
    Location Map: 

    Suggested transportation to the hotel: 
    -From Lukou Airport: Click here
     Taxi RMB 170
    -From Nanjing South Railway Station: Click here
     Taxi RMB 55
    -From Nanjing Railway Station: Click here
     Taxi RMB 14

    Contact information


    Programme Coordinators

    • Prof. Chen, Min (Nanjing Normal University)
      Conference academic issues:
      Email: chenmin0902@163.com
    • Dr. Zhong, Teng (Nanjing Normal University)
      Awards, full paper/abstract submission and conference program arrangement:
      Email: tzhong27@foxmail.com
    • Dr. Yue, Songshan (Nanjing Normal University)
      Email: yss123yss@126.com

    Conference Secretariats