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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:

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: 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:

iEMSs Elections

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


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.


  • 8-25 members of iEMSs Board.


Nominations for the positions are invited to be submitted via online Form on the iEMSs website ( 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.