Penn State to host conference focused on geomodeling, food, energy, water nexus

Deadline for abstracts has been extended to Feb. 1

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The deadline for interested authors to submit abstracts to the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) has been extended. Short abstracts will now be due on Friday, Feb. 1.

The University Park campus will host the conference in the United States for the first time in 10 years, from Aug. 10 to 16. The conference will include such topics as geomathematics, geostatistics, geoinformatics and geomodeling, with a special focus on geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water and energy. 

Penn State was selected in part due to the strength of the academic and research programs in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), the EMS Energy Institute and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS). The conference will be jointly hosted by IAMG, the EMS Energy Institute and EMS.  

“EMS is a world leader in generating the fundamental knowledge needed to develop novel solutions for the issues pertaining to the conference theme,” said Sanjay Srinivasan, IAMG 2019 conference chair, and professor and head of EME. “IAMG Conference speakers will share their insights into how water, climate and ecosystems will change in the face of the energy and food needs of a growing human population.” 

EMS encompasses all the major disciplines and topic areas of interest represented at the IAMG Conference, creating a venue to strengthen and promote the mathematical geoscience field and facilitate networking between early career geoscientists and leading researchers. 

Holding the conference on the University Park campus will situate attendees near major, unconventional shale gas production areas along with coal and mineral mining areas. Several optional tours and activities will be offered to help attendees learn more about energy resources in the area and regional culture, including an option to learn about start-of-the-art weather and climate prediction technology. 

Interested researchers can submit a short abstract through the conference website by Feb. 1. Abstracts will be reviewed by prominent researchers in the fields of geomodeling and geostatistics from eight different countries. Any contributions to the development and application of mathematics and information theory focused on geoscientific problems are welcome. Selected authors will be assigned to present their research through an oral presentation or during a poster session. Authors can also choose to submit a manuscript, by April 29, which will be considered for publication in a special edition journal. A complete timeline for abstract submission, review and notification is available on the IAMG 2019 website. 

To learn more about the conference, including optional short courses and tours, visit Attendees may register by April 30 for discounted registration fee.

Last Updated January 07, 2019