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The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Geosciences

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Geosciences series
7–13 Dec 2020

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Biogeosciences, Natural Hazards, Hydrogeology
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Welcome from the Chair

I am pleased to announce that the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Geosciences (IECG 2020) will be held online on 7–13 December 2020. This electronic conference offers a forum for researchers engaged in the study of any of the interdisciplinary aspects of earth and planetary sciences to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues. This online conference will allow you to participate without having to leave home, saving you time, travel, and participation expenses while, at the same time, gaining new information on the current research in geosciences.

This electronic conference concerns all subjects covered by the scope of the journal Geosciences (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences/about). In this third edition, the following selected themes will be covered more specifically:

A. Mapping and Assessing Natural Disasters Using GIScience Technologies
B. Earth Sciences through Earth Observation
C. Geosciences Teaching and Research under Physical Distancing Conditions
D. Geoscientific Research for Natural Hazard & Risk Assessment
E. Water Resources Management under Climate Change Pressure
F. Contemporary Problems of Paleontology and Stratigraphy
G. Others
H. Poster Session

This is a virtual conference held at www.sciforum.net. The Sciforum.net platform has been developed and sponsored by MDPI for the organization of electronic conferences and to provide our community with the technical support required to host digital conferences.

Participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees. Selected papers will be published in the Special Issue “Selected Papers from the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Geosciences” in Geosciences. Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of geoscience and future earth and planetary science, published monthly online by MDPI. It is covered by numerous relevant databases, including Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus (Elsevier), GeoRef (American Geosciences Institute), AGORA (FAO), CAS—Chemical Abstracts (ACS), and DOAJ—Directory of Open Access Journals. Geosciences has a CiteScore of 2.10 in Scopus and is currently ranked Q2 in Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous) in SCImago.

I am looking forward to participating in exciting discussions, hearing new ideas and perspectives in the field, and welcoming all participants to this online conference.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Chair of the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Geosciences
Editor-in-Chief of Geosciences

Prof. Jesús Martínez Frías

Prof. Jesús Martínez Frías, PhD (Complutense University of Madrid/1986) has conducted numerous research stays in the UK (University of Leeds), Canada (University of Toronto), Germany (University of Heidelberg), and the USA (University of California). He is currently Scientific Researcher at the Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM); Honorific Professor at the Bioengeneering and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Head of the Research Group of Meteorites and Planetary Geosciences and founder; and Director of the Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network (REDESPA). He has participated in more than 40 projects and scientific campaigns spanning the globe (e.g., including Antarctica, Mauritania, Iceland, and Costa Rica). In 2002, he participated in the NASA mission to study the Leonid Meteor Shower. He is co-I of NASA-MSL (rover Curiosity), ESA-ExoMars, and NASA-Mars2020, and during 2016–2018, he served as instructor of ESA astronauts in the PANGAEA program (Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark). He has published nine books and more than 200 articles (including Science, Nature, and Geology). He is a former Member of the UN ECOSOC Committee on Natural Resources, Ex-Vice Chair of the UNCSTD and Ex-Chair of IUGS-COGE (Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer). He is an OC Member of the IAU Astrobiology Commission and member of the Inter-Commission C1-F2-F3-H2 WG Education and Training in Astrobiology and Co-Founder and President of the International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geosciences (MDPI) and co-editor of the Springer Book Series: Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism. He has received several awards and recognitions (i.e., NASA, ESA, GSAf (Goodwill Ambassador), ArabGU, Spanish Association of Scientists).

Call for Submissions

The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Geosciences (IECG 2020) will be held online from 7 to 13 December 2020. This event enables the researchers engaged in the study of any of the interdisciplinary aspects of earth and planetary sciences to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues without the need for travel. All proceedings will be published on the conference homepage in open access format.

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be the possibility of submitting selected papers to the journal Geosciences with a 20% discount on the article processing charges (APC). This offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving contributions in response to this call, and will be glad to provide any further information to interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the Geosciences Editorial Office at [email protected] or [email protected].

The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Geosciences (IECG 2020) is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.


Critical Dates

Abstract Submission: 31/10/2020
Acceptance Notification: 07/11/2020
Full Paper Submission: 21/11/2020
Conference Open: 07/12/2020

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez Frias

Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM), C/ Del Doctor Severo Ochoa 7, Edificio Entrepabellones 7 y 8, 28040 Madrid, Spain Website

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Bio
Prof. Jesús Martínez Frías, PhD (Complutense University of Madrid/1986) did several stays of research in the UK (University of Leeds), Canada (University of Toronto), Germany (University of Heidelberg) and the USA (University of California). He is Scientific Researcher at the Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM); Honorific Professor at the Bioengeneering and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Head of the Research Group of Meteorites and Planetary Geosciences and founder; and Director of the Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network (REDESPA). He has participated in more than 40 projects and scientific campaigns (e.g., Antarctica, Mauritania, Iceland, Costa Rica). In 2002, he participated in the NASA flight to study the Leonid Meteor Shower. He is co-I in NASA-MSL (rover Curiosity), ESA-ExoMars and NASA-Mars2020, and in 2016, 2017 and 2018, he was instructor of ESA astronauts in the PANGAEA program (Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark). He has published nine books and more than 200 articles (Science, Nature, Geology, etc.). He was a Former Member of the UN ECOSOC Committee on Natural Resources, Ex-ViceChair of the UNCSTD and Ex-Chair of IUGS-COGE (Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer). He is an OC Member of the IAU Astrobiology Commission and member of the Inter-Commission C1-F2-F3-H2 WG Education and Training in Astrobiology. Co-founder and President of the International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geosciences (MDPI) and co-editor of the Springer Book Series: Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism. He has received several awards and recognitions (i.e., NASA, ESA, GSAf (Goodwill Ambassador), ArabGU, Spanish Association of Scientists).

Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Ruiliang Pu

School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620, USA

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Dr. Deodato Tapete

Italian Space Agency (ASI), Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Rome, Italy

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Dr. Maurizio Barbieri

Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - 00185 Roma, Italy

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Dr. Andrei Legalov

Laboratory of Phylogeny and Faunogenesis, Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, Russia

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Dr. Giuliana Alessio

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Napoli, Osservatorio Vesuviano Italy Naples, Italy

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Dr. Carlos Alves

LandS/Lab2PT-Landscapes, Heritage and Territory laboratory (FCT-AUR/04509) and Earth Sciences Department, School of Sciences University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

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Dr. Carlos Figueiredo

CERENA, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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Dr. Jorge Sanjurjo-Sánchez

University Institute of Geology, Universidade da Coruña, ESCI, Campus de Elviña, 15071 A Coruña, Spain

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Instructions for Authors

Submission
Submission should be completed online by authors by registering with https://sciforum.net/ and using the “Start New Submission” function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-250 words covering the areas indicated for the Proceedings issue) online on this website until 16 October 2020.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, on the basis of the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be accepted for the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Geosciences by 27 October 2020.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be invited to prepare a full description of their work (max. 8 pages), optionally accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation/poster, until the submission deadline of 20 November 2020.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available for discussion on https://sciforum.net/conference/IECG2020 during the time of the conference 7–13 December 2020 and will be published in the journal Proceedings.
  5. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version (30-50%) of the proceeding papers to the journal Geosciences (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer review and application of an APC).

Proceedings Manuscripts

Manuscripts for Proceedings must conform to the following structure:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ email addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgments)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables, and references) .

Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and create difficulties related to layout.

IECG2020-template.docx

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm × 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, and left and right sides).
  • Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of the IECG2020 template. The full titles and cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example, [4] or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors’ full first and last names must be given. Any abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should only be listed under Acknowledgments. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text with numbers and titles supplied for all tables. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes, and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, figure, or scheme.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be directly displayed on the website using Sciforum.net’s proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

IECG2020-PPT-template.pptx

Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats:

  • MOV
  • MPEG4
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MPEGPS
  • FLV

The video should be submitted via email before 16 November 2020.

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. As with papers presented at conferences, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying Proceedings paper will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there are no conflicts, please state here “The authors declare no conflicts of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflicts of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a communications paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (30)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-035307 Improving management of spatial data through spatial database , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-041620 Spectral analysis of drought risk: A case of Bloemfontein, South Africa



Submitted: 21 Nov 2020

Abstract: Show Abstract
N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-035107 Refining IKONOS DEM for Dehradun region using Photogrammetry based DEM Editing methods, orthoimage generation and Quality assessment of Cartosat-1 DEM

, ,

Submitted: 21 Aug 2020

Abstract: Show Abstract
, , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-041354 GIS – based groundwater potentiality mapping using AHP and FR models in central Antalya, Turkey , , , , Video Thumbnail N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-038298 Wildland fire suppression measures with water resources from nature applied for a region in Bulgaria , , N/A N/A Show Abstract

Sponsors and Partners

Organizers

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Annie Zhou

Ms. Ashley Zhang

Ms. Eve Yang

Email: [email protected]

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