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SPRING 2024 NEWSLETTER 2

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iEMSs Elections: Vote by 28 May 2024

Please cast your votes by May 28th midnight CEST.

Use this form:  https://iemss.org/home/elections2024/

As a reminder: 

Elections Timeline

March 8th – Circulate Information Letter # 1 to membership
March 15th – Call for nominations opens
April 22nd – Closing date for nominations
May 5th – Open the online form for vote casting
May 28th – Closing date for election votes
June 10th – Finalize results of elections

June 26th – Announcement of the election results at the Biennial Conference in Michigan and on the iEMSs website

iEMSs REGISTRATION – Regular Registration ends 2 June 2024

Registration for the event is now open. Regular registration ends 2 June 2024You can register by visiting: https://events.anr.msu.edu/iEMSs/. Registration includes the iEMSs 2 year membership fee, program materials, and several meals and beverages throughout the event. An outline of the membership fees are below:

Professional Online Registration

  • Regular Registration: US$995 (27 April 2024 to 2 June 2024)
  • Late Registration: US$1195 (3 June 2024 to 19 June 2024)

Student Online Registration

  • Regular Registration: US$595 (27 April 2024 to 2 June 2024)
  • Late Registration: US$795 (3 June 2024 to 19 June 2024)

To learn more or register visit: https://conference.iemss.org/

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iEMSs 2024 voting – extended deadline 28 May

Update: We have extended the deadline to cast your vote for the 2024 elections to the iEMSs Board and Office by one week, to allow all members to cast their votes given that we are all busy preparing for our Biennial Conference and the May/June period is traditionally busy in general.

Please ensure that you have cast your votes by May 28th midnight CEST. Please make sure to cast your votes via this form by the deadline:  https://iemss.org/home/elections2024/

As a reminder: 

Elections Timeline

March 8th – Circulate Information Letter # 1 to membership
March 15th – Call for nominations opens
April 22nd – Closing date for nominations
May 5th – Open the online form for vote casting
May 28th – Closing date for election votes
June 10th – Finalize results of elections

June 26th – Announcement of the election results at the Biennial Conference in Michigan and on the iEMSs website

Eligibility

Please note that only active members are eligible to participate in the elections, both as voters and candidates. An active membership means that you have an activated membership status on the iEMSs website (either having purchased an individual membership, or having attended iEMSs 2022 in Brussels and activated your complimentary membership as instructed after the event). In addition, you need to be logged in to the site with your membership account to access the forms. Then you will see the elections link as well in your Member Only Services block on the bottom left of the website as well when you are logged in. This is necessary to ensure that only active members participate in the voting! 

If you encounter any issues with your membership, please contact secretary@iemss.org.

For specific questions related to the election process, please contact elections@iemss.org

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SPRING 2024 NEWSLETTER

In this issue:

iEMSs 2024 Biennial Conference –

Abstract submissions extended to 19 April 2024

Call for Abstracts for iEMSs 2024, abstracts are currently being accepted. Deadline for submission has been extended to 19 April 2024! Submit Abstracts here:
https://proceedings.iemss.org/index.php/2024/about/submissions

Session convenors: please assess all abstracts as they are submitted.

To enable travel decisions based on an accepted submission, please consider submitting your abstracts as soon as possible.

As a quick reminder and background: the iEMSs Board and Office have decided to move to a model with extended abstracts (max. 2 pages including references) only. This is because there is substantial additional effort required to manage the review process and to ensure that conference proceedings were edited and made available online open access in an acceptable amount of time. Download figures for full conference papers, and the major hurdles of getting proceedings and full papers of a comparatively smaller conference indexed in Web of Science or Scopus did not justify that effort. In addition, we are publishing SESMO, our full open access journal, and edit Environmental Modelling and Software, which provide excellent outlets for full manuscripts which may emerge from iEMSs biennial conferences. Specific communications around opportunities for special issues and general submissions to both journals in the context of iEMSs 2024 as an excellent venue for publishing full manuscripts will be made in due course.

We will gather feedback after the 2024 conference and report back to the new Office and Board to be elected next year to review this approach in time for the 2026 conference and beyond.

Secondly, after working with several different conference management and abstract handling systems over the years, we have decided to invest some efforts in setting up the Open Journal System (OJS), which is used as well to publish SESMO. Along with setting up a persistent conference website as part of the iEMSs domain, the plan is to trial OJS for the 2024 conference, gather feedback and learning points, and if all goes well, we will go with this setup for all future conferences. This will have several benefits, including the ease of generating open access proceedings directly in the iEMSs online presence and close to, if not even before the actual conference. In addition, it would give abstract authors, session organisers and stream convenors the same user experience every time, without the need to adapt to a new system again and again.

We will be working with session organisers and stream convenors as we run this new setup for a first time in the run up to June. We may hit a bump or two and experience some hiccups, but the potential advantages operating our own setup will streamline our conference organization in the future and benefit local organisers and scientific committees going forward.

iEMSs REGISTRATION – Early Bird extended to 26 April 2024

Registration for the event is now open. You can register by visiting: https://events.anr.msu.edu/iEMSs/. Registration includes the iEMSs 2 year membership fee, program materials, and several meals and beverages throughout the event. An outline of the membership fees are below:

Professional Online Registration

  • Early Bird Registration: US$795 (until 26 April 2024)
  • Regular Registration: US$995 (27 April 2024 to 2 June 2024)
  • Late Registration: US$1195 (3 June 2024 to 19 June 2024)

Student Online Registration

  • Early Bird Registration: US$395 (until 26 April 2024)
  • Regular Registration: US$595 (27 April 2024 to 2 June 2024)
  • Late Registration: US$795 (3 June 2024 to 19 June 2024)

To learn more or register visit: https://conference.iemss.org/

iEMSs Elections

Elections Committee is holding elections to constitute a new Office and Board according to the Bylaws Articles V, VI and VII.

 Positions

The following positions are open for nominations:

(up to) 7 members of iEMSS Office

  • 1 iEMSs President;
  • 1 iEMSs Secretary;
  • 1 iEMSs Treasurer;
  • 4 iEMSs Vice-Presidents.

The iEMSs Secretary and the iEMSs Treasurer may be the same person.

  AND

  • 8-25 members of iEMSs Board.

Nominations

Nominations for the positions are invited to be submitted via online Form on the iEMSs website (https://iemss.org/home/elections2024-nominations/) during the period March 15th – April 15th, 2024. Please provide information about the candidate, including a short bio and motivation to run for the Board/Office.  Candidates for the Board are required to specify their previous contributions to the Society. Candidates for the Office are expected to additionally indicate specific areas of intended contribution to the society as an officer. Self-nominations are possible.

Terms of members of the iEMSs Board and the iEMSs Office will be two years… Nominees are expected to have contributed actively to society activities and functions. Service contributions can include service as a session organizer, participation as an editor of the iEMSs conference proceedings, input as a group or thread moderator, and notable other efforts for the general benefit of the society” (Bylaws Article V.5).

Nominations for the iEMSs Office will also be considered as nominations for the iEMSs Board.

The candidate details will be made available online to all members of the iEMSs prior to the opening of the voting period.  

Electronic vote

Each active member of iEMSs will be invited to cast their vote through online Form (by login to the iEMSs website) during the period between April 30th and May 15th, 2024. The results of the vote will be validated by the Elections Committee and reported to the iEMSs President prior to the General Meeting and announced at the General Meeting during iEMSs 2024 Congress in East Lansing, Michigan, including the date for constituting the new Office to take over operations of iEMSs, as well as via email to the iEMSs membership.

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Congratulations to the 2023 iEMSs Fellows

We are delighted to announce, that following nominations and evaluation by our awards committee, the following new iEMSs Fellowships have been awarded:

  • Dr. Nagesh Kolagani, who is a Professor at the School of Engineering and Technology, Centurion University of Technology and Management, India
  • Dr. Ibrahim Demir, Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa

We look forward to celebrate the two fellows along with other awardees at our upcoming biennial conference in East Lansing in June, but I would like to express my gratitude for their support of iEMSs and the field of environmental modelling and software over many years already now.

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iEMSs 2022 Awards presented

The iEMSs Board has confirmed the 2022 awards proposed by the Awards Committee and we used the opportunity of the iEMSs Biennial Conference in Brussels to announce and celebrate outstanding contributions to the Society in the following categories:

Biennial Medals

  • Tatjana Filatova
  • Marcus Janssen
  • Giorgio Mannina

Fellowships

  • Ann van Griensven
  • Serena Hamilton
  • Peter Khaiter
  • Jiri Nossent
  • Willem Vervoort

Early Career Research Excellence Prizes (ECREs)

  • Takuya Iwanaga
  • Firouzeh Taghikhah
  • Wenyan Wu

iEMSs 2024 Abstract submission deadline extended

Dear colleagues, as some of you have requested and with the short disruption we had due to the ISP server maintenance, we have extended the abstract submission deadline to April 26, same as the early bird registration deadline. Please make sure to submit your abstracts as soon as possible and no later than that date, as we need to proceed with the process to develop the programme and prepare for our biennial conference without delay.

Abstract submission: https://proceedings.iemss.org/index.php/2024

Registration can be found here.

All Session organisers, please process all incoming abstracts swiftly so authors can proceed with their travel arrangements as soon as their abstract has been accepted.

iEMSs 2024 elections – updated timeline

Dear colleagues, due to several requests for an extension of the nomination deadline, we are adjusting the timeline as follows:

Elections Timeline

The following timeline will be followed:

March 8th – Circulate Information Letter # 1 to membership
March 15th – Call for nominations opens

April 22nd – Closing date for nominations (completed)
May 5th – Open the online form for vote casting
May 21st – Closing date for election votes
May 30th – Finalize results of elections

June 26th – Announcement of the election results at the Biennial Conference in Michigan and on the iEMSs website

Eligibility

Please note that only active members are eligible to participate in the elections, both as voters and candidates. An active membership means that you have an activated membership status on the iEMSs website (either having purchased an individual membership, or having attended iEMSs 2022 in Brussels and activated your complimentary membership as instructed after the event). In addition, you need to be logged in to the site with your membership account to access the forms.

If you encounter any issues with your membership, please contact secretary@iemss.org.

For specific questions related to the election process, please contact elections@iemss.org

iEMSs 2024 Biennial Conference – Abstract submissions deadline fast approaching

The final (extended) deadline for abstract submissions is 19 April 2024

Submit Abstracts here: https://proceedings.iemss.org/index.php/2024/about/submissions

Streams and sessions: https://conference.iemss.org/streams/

Please make sure to register and book your accommodation as well through this link: https://conference.iemss.org/registration/ (Early-Bird Deadline 26 April 2024)

We look forward to seeing you in Michigan June 23–27, 2024!

WINTER 2024 NEWSLETTER 2

In this issue:

iEMSs 2024 Biennial Conference – Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to open the Call for Abstracts for iEMSs 2024, which you can find here:
https://proceedings.iemss.org/index.php/2024/about/submissions

The final deadline for abstract submission is 5 April 2024, which will give you all ample time to prepare and submit your abstracts. However, we ask the session convenors to assess all abstracts as they are submitted and to enable you to make travel decisions based on an accepted submission, please consider submitting your abstracts as soon as possible.

As a quick reminder and background: the iEMSs Board and Office have decided to move to a model with extended abstracts (max. 2 pages including references) only. The main reason for this has been the substantial additional effort required to manage the review process and to ensure that conference proceedings were edited and made available online open access in an acceptable amount of time. Download figures for full conference papers, and the major hurdles of getting proceedings and full papers of a comparatively smaller conference indexed in Web of Science or Scopus did not justify that effort. In addition, we are publishing SESMO, our full open access journal, and edit Environmental Modelling and Software, which provide excellent outlets for full manuscripts which may emerge from iEMSs biennial conferences. Specific communications around opportunities for special issues and general submissions to both journals in the context of iEMSs 2024 as an excellent venue for publishing full manuscripts will be made in due course.

We will gather feedback after the 2024 conference and report back to the new Office and Board to be elected next year to review this approach in time for the 2026 conference and beyond.

Secondly, after working with several different conference management and abstract handling systems over the years, we have decided to invest some efforts in setting up the Open Journal System (OJS), which is used as well to publish SESMO. Along with setting up a persistent conference website as part of the iEMSs domain, the plan is to trial OJS for the 2024 conference, gather feedback and learning points, and if all goes well, we will go with this setup for all future conferences. This will have several benefits, including the ease of generating open access proceedings directly in the iEMSs online presence and close to, if not even before the actual conference. In addition, it would give abstract authors, session organisers and stream convenors the same user experience every time, without the need to adapt to a new system again and again.

We will be working with session organisers and stream convenors as we run this new setup for a first time in the run up to June. We may hit a bump or two and experience some hiccups, but the potential advantages operating our own setup will streamline our conference organization in the future and benefit local organisers and scientific committees going forward.

IAMES2024

3rd IFAC Workshop on Integrated Assessment Modeling for Environmental Systems, Savona, Italy, 29-31 May 2024.

IAMES2024 is the third workshop focused on environmental modelling and integrated impact assessment that will be organized at the Savona Campus of the University of Genova. These topics generally involve scientists from different disciplines, enterprises, policy makers, and other stakeholders for monitoring, management, and planning of environmental systems, and it finds application in multiple domains (risk management, pollution, social and life sciences, economics, power and energy, circular economy, …) in an integrated way.

More information at: https://iames.unige.it/

Key Dates

  • Special Session proposal: 15 February 2024
  • Regular papers submission deadline: 29 February 2024
  • Discussion papers submission deadline 15 March 2024

WINTER 2024 NEWSLETTER 2

In this issue:

iEMSs 2024 Biennial Conference – Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to open the Call for Abstracts for iEMSs 2024, which you can find here:
https://proceedings.iemss.org/index.php/2024/about/submissions

The final deadline for abstract submission is 5 April 2024, which will give you all ample time to prepare and submit your abstracts. However, we ask the session convenors to assess all abstracts as they are submitted and to enable you to make travel decisions based on an accepted submission, please consider submitting your abstracts as soon as possible.

As a quick reminder and background: the iEMSs Board and Office have decided to move to a model with extended abstracts (max. 2 pages including references) only. The main reason for this has been the substantial additional effort required to manage the review process and to ensure that conference proceedings were edited and made available online open access in an acceptable amount of time. Download figures for full conference papers, and the major hurdles of getting proceedings and full papers of a comparatively smaller conference indexed in Web of Science or Scopus did not justify that effort. In addition, we are publishing SESMO, our full open access journal, and edit Environmental Modelling and Software, which provide excellent outlets for full manuscripts which may emerge from iEMSs biennial conferences. Specific communications around opportunities for special issues and general submissions to both journals in the context of iEMSs 2024 as an excellent venue for publishing full manuscripts will be made in due course.

We will gather feedback after the 2024 conference and report back to the new Office and Board to be elected next year to review this approach in time for the 2026 conference and beyond.

Secondly, after working with several different conference management and abstract handling systems over the years, we have decided to invest some efforts in setting up the Open Journal System (OJS), which is used as well to publish SESMO. Along with setting up a persistent conference website as part of the iEMSs domain, the plan is to trial OJS for the 2024 conference, gather feedback and learning points, and if all goes well, we will go with this setup for all future conferences. This will have several benefits, including the ease of generating open access proceedings directly in the iEMSs online presence and close to, if not even before the actual conference. In addition, it would give abstract authors, session organisers and stream convenors the same user experience every time, without the need to adapt to a new system again and again.

We will be working with session organisers and stream convenors as we run this new setup for a first time in the run up to June. We may hit a bump or two and experience some hiccups, but the potential advantages operating our own setup will streamline our conference organization in the future and benefit local organisers and scientific committees going forward.

IAMES2024

3rd IFAC Workshop on Integrated Assessment Modeling for Environmental Systems, Savona, Italy, 29-31 May 2024.

IAMES2024 is the third workshop focused on environmental modelling and integrated impact assessment that will be organized at the Savona Campus of the University of Genova. These topics generally involve scientists from different disciplines, enterprises, policy makers, and other stakeholders for monitoring, management, and planning of environmental systems, and it finds application in multiple domains (risk management, pollution, social and life sciences, economics, power and energy, circular economy, …) in an integrated way.

More information at: https://iames.unige.it/

Key Dates

  • Special Session proposal: 15 February 2024
  • Regular papers submission deadline: 29 February 2024
  • Discussion papers submission deadline 15 March 2024