1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geoscience

1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geoscience

12 – 15 November 2018,

Hammamet, Tunisia

Springer celebrates this year the 10th anniversary of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS). On this occasion, a conference will be organized in collaboration with the journal’s team:
1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geoscience
12 – 15 November 2018, Hammamet, Tunisia

The conference will be an occasion to endorse the journal’s long-held reputation for attracting many important studies from the Middle East, Euro-Mediterranean, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. During 4 days, the conference will provide attendees in a stimulating environment in Tunisia with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest studies. The event will also allow the journal’s authors to meet and discuss with the editors and reviewers.

 

Dear Colleague,

Springer celebrates this year the 10th anniversary of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS). On this occasion, a conference will be organized in collaboration with the journal’s team:
1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geoscience
12 – 15 November 2018, Hammamet, Tunisia

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Submission Deadline: 1 May 2018 | Download Word Template | Submision platform 

The conference will be an occasion to endorse the journal’s long-held reputation for attracting many important studies from the Middle East, Euro-Mediterranean, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. During 4 days, the conference will provide attendees in a stimulating environment in Tunisia with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest studies. The event will also allow the journal’s authors to meet and discuss with the editors and reviewers.

Call for Papers

The Conference Scientific Committee led by Prof. François Roure (IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France) and Prof. Walter D. Mooney (US Geological Survey Western Region, USA) invites research papers on all cross-cutting themes of Earth sciences, principally focusing on the following 10 conference tracks:

Track 1. Climate, paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental changes
Track 2. Geo-informatics, remote sensing, geodesy
Track 3. Geoenvironmental engineering, geomechanics and geotechnics, geohazards
Track 4. Geography, geoecology, geoarcheology, geotourism
Track 5. Geophysics, seismology
Track 6. Hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry
Track 7. Mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology and volcanology
Track 8. Petroleum engineering and petroleum geochemistry
Track 9. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, geomorphology, pedology
Track 10. Structural / petroleum / mining geology, geodynamics, marine geology

Submission & Registration

Please prepare your conference contribution following these guidelines before submitting using this submision platform. The deadline for submission is May 1st, 2018.

Only after acceptance of your paper, you’ll be invited to fill the registration form. There will also be a possibility to register without presenting a paper after June 1st, 2018 (see Important Dates).

Conference Proceedings

All accepted short papers after a pre-conference peer-review process will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer. The proceedings will be published in 10 volumes edited by some international experts (see Publications).
Special Issues

The aim of the conference is to publish after the conference a set of high-quality topical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes of Earth sciences in the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS). Authors of the selected papers will be invited after the conference to submit an extended version of their conference papers in the AJGS.

Also, authors of some excellent papers will be invited after the conference to submit an extended version in the following Springer journals:

– Journal of Soils and Sediments (Impact Factor = 2.522)
– International Journal of Earth Sciences (Impact Factor = 2.283)
– Environmental Earth Sciences (Impact Factor = 1.569)
– Journal of Arid Land (Impact Factor = 1.796)
– Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology (indexed in ISI’s ESCI)
– Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (indexed in ISI’s ESCI)
– Earth Systems and Environment
– Applied Water Science (indexed in ISI’s ESCI)
– Innovative Infrastructure Solutions (indexed in ISI’s ESCI)

Awards

The Conference Scientific Committee will provide awards for the best paper from each conference track. The award consists of a “Springer Award for Outstanding Paper” and a gift voucher for the amount of 300 euros which can be used to purchase Springer books. All winners will be presented with a commemorative certificate and will be acknowledged during the awards luncheon.

Keynote Speakers

A number of keynote speakers have agreed to attend and present their newest studies during the conference (see Keynotes):

  • Beatriz Bádenas: University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Biswajeet Pradhan: University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Broder Merkel: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Carlos Garrido: The Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute & University of Granada, Spain
  • Celâl Sengör: Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Christian Gorini: Pierre and Marie Curie University – Paris, France
  • Dorrik Stow: Institute of Petroleum Engineering Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Essam Heggy: University of Southern California & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
  • François Roure: IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
  • Hesham El-Askary: Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, USA
  • Janusz Wasowski: CNR – Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection, Bari, Italy
  • Martin Mai: President of EGU Seismology Division, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Michael Sarnthein: University of Kiel, Germany & University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Michael Weber: GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
  • Mohamed Soussi: Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Nadine Ellouz-Zimmermann: IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
  • Pinnaduwa Kulatilake: The University of Arizona, USA
  • Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
  • Tim Beach: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
  • Zhen-Dong Cui: China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Field Trips

Immediately after the conference, five field trips are planned to some geological wonders of Tunisia, offering to the attendees the chance to enjoy the wonders of the northern and southern parts of Tunisia and get involved in new experiences and sensations (see Field Trips).
Workshops & Courses

Early-career scientists will also have the opportunity to attend some useful courses and workshops given by some international scientists during the last day of the conference (see Courses).
Social Program

To celebrate the closure of the conference, we have designed a particularly brilliant and varied line-up of Arabian Musicology for you, to be performed by some gifted local musicians. A traditional Arabian dinner is also planned.
Venue & Accommodation

The conference will be held from 12 to 15 November 2018 at The Russelior Hotel & Spa (5* hotel) located on the waterfront of Yasmine Hammamet in the north-eastern touristic coast of Tunisia. The registration fee will cover all the conference materials and stay in the hotel during 3 nights / 4 days including 3 meals / 2 coffee breaks per day.
Trip to visit Tunisia

You can follow this link to know how to prepare your trip to Tunisia.

We hope to meet you at the conference in November. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at contact@cajg.org.

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee:
A. M. Al-Amri & N. Khelifi


Prof. Dr. Abdullah M. Al-Amri
Founder & Editor-in-Chief (Arabian Journal of Geosciences)
General Chairman (1st Conference of Arabian Journal of Geosciences)


Dr. Nabil Khelifi
Senior Editor, MENA Program, Springer
Conference Supervisor (1st Conference of Arabian Journal of Geosciences) 

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