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IAMG2019 // 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

The conference will cover the usual topics in geo-mathematics, geostatistics, and geomodeling but in particular will bring to fore geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water, and energy. The challenge of meeting the increased demand for food, water, and energy and the resultant stress on our geo-sphere is broadly accepted as one of the major scientific challenges facing mankind. The feedback processes intrinsic to this tri-partite cycle are best-studied using sophisticated mathematical and statistical modeling tools. One of the broad themes of the proposed conference will be to highlight research being performed to address these issues.

The 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences IAMG2019 will be in State College, PA from Aug. 10th – Aug. 16th, 2019. The University Park campus of The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is situated in Central Pennsylvania amidst the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The university is located in the midst of a major unconventional shale gas production area, is in close proximity to coal and mineral mining areas, and is home to world-renowned climatologists and meteorologists.

The conference venue will be at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center affiliated with the Penn State University. This hotel can accommodate up to 300 guests and has several meeting rooms that can be arranged to host the plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions. The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center has been the venue for several major conferences organized at the University and offers a near perfect conference setting close to the campus and associated amenities, as well as providing a grand view of the Appalachian mountains. Several interesting optional tours are also planned to observe gas production from a nearby field, to a geological outcrop to observe the complexity of shale reservoirs as well as to the nearby Penns Cave. Other optional tours that will enable visitors to sample the crafts and products of this beautiful part of the country are also planned.

When and where

10 - 16 August 2019
State College, Pennsylvania, USA

Sessions 

  • Classical Geostatistics
  • Classical Statistics
  • Compositional Data Analysis
  • Fractal and Multifractal Modeling
  • Geohydrology
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geometry and Topology in Geosciences
  • Geophysical Data Processing, Interpretation and Machine Learning
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Coupled Modeling of Food, Water and Energy Systems
  • Machine Learning and Optimization Methods
  • Marine Geosciences: Coasts and Gateways
  • Medical geology
  • Mining modeling
  • Unconventional oil and gas resources modeling
  • Pattern Recognition Contributions to Inverse Methods in Geosciences
  • Spatiotemporal Geostatistics
  • Analysis, Simulation, and Optimization of Subsurface Systems
  • Fracture Characterization and Modeling
  • Coupling Geomechanics and Flow Systems in Subsurface Applications
  • Atmospheric and Earth System Science

Important dates

  • September 2018 - First call for abstracts; Early bird registration open
  • October 2018 - Second call for abstracts
  • 8 January 2019 - Abstract submission deadline
  • 4 February 2019 - Acceptance of abstract notified
  • 15 April 2019 - Extended abstract deadline
  • 30 April 2019 - Early bird registration deadline
  • 1 June 2019 - Peer review of extended abstract completed, authors informed
  • 26 June 2019 - Deadline for final program

Further information

For further information on registration and participation, please visit the conference website

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