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iEMSs Webinar Series

The iEMSs webinar series continues this fall, scheduled for 29 November 15:00 – 16:30 (EST UTC -5). For this webinar, iEMSs will be teaming up with SESYNC (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center,

“Selecting a Modeling Approach for Addressing a Socio-Environmental Problem” moderated by Dr. Sondoss Elsawah. Dr. Serena Hamilton (Research Fellow at the Institute for Water Futures at the Australian National University) will provide a general overview of the issue followed by discussion by the following panelists: Kirsten Oleson (Professor of Ecological Economics with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa), David Wrathall (Associate Professor of Natural Hazards at Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences) and Hedwig van Delden (Director of the Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS) in the Netherlands and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide).

Previous Webinars are available online: iEMSs YouTube

iEMSs 2024

12th International Congress on Environmental Modelling & Software. Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA Save the dates: June 23 to June 27, 2024

iEMSs Online Presence

We are working on improving our online presence.

  • Follow us on twitter! @iEMSsNews, which provides up-to-date society information
  • Quarterly newsletters are designed to keep society members informed. Please email if you would like us to post something to the general iEMSs community, e.g., job announcements, and include in the newsletter
  • We are working on updating our YouTube site, where previous presentations and webinars will be kept available.
  • Twitter, Linked-in, and YouTube are all accessible from the iEMSs website

SIMULTECH Partnership

iEMSs is working with INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, to foster collaborations and support, particularly with SIMULTECH (Simulation Modeling Methodologies, Technologies, and Applications, Details will follow.

SESMO Update (Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling,

Special Issues

There are several special issues underway that are still open for submission.

  • Indigenous and local perspectives in citizen science and participatory modelling of socio-ecological systems: approaches and tools [open]
  • Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output [open]
  • Participatory and cross-scale modelling of social-ecological systems (SESs) in the
  • Anthropocene [open]
  • Large-scale behavioural models of land use change [in progress]

Compendium on Fundamentals of Modelling and Good Practice

Please get in touch with or if you think you would like to contribute to the Compendium. In summary, its features are

  • Introductory overview type papers covering the fundamentals of modelling and best practices
  • Open/ongoing virtual issue composed of many modules for SES modelling
  • Learning resource for lecturers and students with online materials in a repository
  • Papers and other teaching material (tutorials, worksheets, case study examples) – all citable

Working towards an Impact Factor

Our application for Web of Science listing is underway where we have made substantial progress on an ISSN, DOI, Publication ethics, and Plagiarism & Peer Review policies.

This is your community journal. We encourage members and others to submit their manuscripts for constructive reviewing by our excellent Editorial Board. No other journal has its specific niche.

Two new Editors

Sondoss Elsawah has joined Tony Jakeman as Editor-in-Chief. Serena Hamilton is our new Managing Editor in place of Ioannis Athanasiadis who will remain in support. Many thanks to Ioannis for all his utmost diligence and collegiality in setting up SESMO. Welcome to both Sondoss and Serena who are proven outstanding in their roles.

Faculty Position Announcement


Location: AMSTERDAM                 FTE: 0.8 – 1

Land use change is both a cause and consequence of Global Environmental Change, but at the same time it can also be a solution to environmental and social challenges. Given the strong global interconnections (telecoupling) through the trade of goods, commodities and services, local actions often have consequences in other world regions. Computational General Equilibrium models (CGE) are a tool to analyze these connections and evaluate the global impacts of policies and other interventions. Many sustainability interventions and policies affect land use, both locally and globally. The Associate Professor will build a research line that uses global scale models (preferably CGE modelling) to analyze how land use is changing in response to supply chain commitments such as zero-deforestation commitments, land use policies and other interventions. The successful candidate is expected to use and further develop the land use representation of large-scale models to enable the simulation of alternative policies affecting land use (practices) and their contributions to global sustainability goals.

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