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1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences

15/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome from the Conference Chair of 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences

I am pleased to announce that the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences (IECG 2018) will be held online from 15 to 30 June 2018. This electronic conference offers a forum for researchers engaged in the study of all interdisciplinary aspects of the 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 current research in geosciences.

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

This is a virtual conference held at www.sciforum.net/. Sciforum.net is a platform developed and sponsored by MDPI to organize electronic conferences, and to provide our community with technical support for hosting digital conferences.

Participation is free of charge—both for authors and attendees. Selected papers will be published in the Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences" in Geosciences. Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of geoscience, future earth and planetary science, published monthly online by MDPI. It has been covered by some important databases, such as 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. We have a citescore of 1.67 in Scopus and currently rank Q1 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 the online conference.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences
Editor-in-Chief of Geosciences

Prof. Jesús Martínez Frías

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 and 2017, he was instructor of ESA astronauts in the PANGAEA program (Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark). He has published eight 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 Secretariat

Ms. Alma Wu & Ms. Daisy Hu

E-Mail: iecg2018@mdpi.com

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact Ms. Daisy Hu; Ms. Alma Wu.

E-Mail: iecg2018@mdpi.com

Call for Papers

The section Chairs and the scientific committee members are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences and to invite each researcher working in this exciting field of science to share his/her recent results with his/her colleagues around the world.

This electronic conference concerns all subjects covered by the journal scope of Geosciences (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences/about). In this first edition, some themes will be covered more specifically. Please see the details in each section.

Researchers are invited to provide a short abstract online at http://www.sciforum.net/login from now until 16 May 2018. Then the author(s) will be asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a slide show (PPT) (or a video) using the template provided by the conference (see Instructions for Authors). All accepted submissions will be displayed online, at https://sciforum.net/conference/IECG_2018, for discussion during 15-30 June 2018.

Accepted papers will be published in the Journal Proceedings. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version (30-50%) of the proceeding papers to the Geosciences Special Issue with 20% discount of the APC charges.

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 conference secretariat Alma Wu; Daisy Hu iecg2018@mdpi.com.

We thank you in advance for your attendance of this electronic conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.



Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission, Peer-Review, Revision and Acceptance of Conference Proceedings Papers

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

    1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 16 May 2018 .
    2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences.
    3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 16 May 2018.
    4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/conference/IECG_2018 for discussion during the time of the conference 15–30 June 2018. Accepted papers will be published in the Journal Proceedings. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version (30-50%) of the proceeding papers to the journal Geosciences with 20% discount of the APC charges.
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The length of the manuscript is within 6 pages and authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

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 displayed directly in 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.

Video Presentations

Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference secretariat Daisy Hu (iecg2019@mdpi.com) to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website.

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 make the layout very difficult.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of IECMS2018 template. The full titles and the 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 and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name 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 be listed under Acknowledgments only. 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 a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. 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, a figure or a scheme.

For further inquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat.

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 is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict 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 "Acknowledgments" section. 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 is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict 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 "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI AG, 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 Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG 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 (21)

Title Authors Poster
GEOLOGICAL ASTROIKOS YASMINA EID-MACHEH Y SÁNCHEZ JUAN JOSÉ GARCÍA VALVERDE N/A Show Abstract
River color monitoring using optical satellite data

Federico Filipponi

Submitted: 28 Mar 2018

Abstract: Show Abstract
Federico Filipponi N/A Show Abstract
An overview of radiological hazards related to geological external gamma radiation in outdoor environments

Carlos Alves Jorge Sanjurjo-Sánchez

Submitted: 20 Apr 2018

Abstract: Show Abstract
Carlos Alves Jorge Sanjurjo-Sánchez Poster PDF Show Abstract
Multi-cycle statistical analysis of laboratory salt weathering tests

Carlos Alves Carlos Figueiredo

Submitted: 20 Apr 2018

Abstract: Show Abstract
Carlos Alves Carlos Figueiredo Poster PDF Show Abstract
Principal Components Analysis (PCA) of Monument Stone Decay by Rainwater: a case study of “Basílica da Estrela” church, Portugal

Carlos Figueiredo Carlos Alves

Submitted: 23 Apr 2018

Abstract: Show Abstract
Carlos Figueiredo Carlos Alves Poster PDF Show Abstract

Scientific Committe

Dr. Deodato Tapete, Italian Space Agency (ASI), Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Rome, Italy

Dr. Rohini Kumar, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Prof. Dr. Maria Helena Henriques, Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Polo II), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Sílvio Lima, 3039-790 Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Carlos Alves, Lab2PT, Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (research unit of the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) and CIG-R, Centre of Geological Research, Management and Valorisation of Resources (School of Sciences), Campus de Gualtar, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal

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

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

Dr. Frederick W. Taylor, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 (ROC), 10100 Burnet Road (R2200), Austin, TX 78758-4445, USA

Conference Organizers

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias

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

Editor-in-chief of Geosciences

Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Dr. Deodato Tapete, Italian Space Agency (ASI), Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Rome, Italy

Dr. Rohini Kumar, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Prof. Dr. Maria Helena Henriques, Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Polo II), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Sílvio Lima, 3039-790 Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Carlos Alves, Lab2PT, Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (research unit of the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) and CIG-R, Centre of Geological Research, Management and Valorisation of Resources (School of Sciences), Campus de Gualtar, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal

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

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

Dr. Frederick W. Taylor, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 (ROC), 10100 Burnet Road (R2200), Austin, TX 78758-4445, USA

Prof. Dr. Alberto C. Riccardi, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s/n, 1900 La Plata, Argentina

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