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Happy New Year!

Dear iEMSs Members & Friends,

On behalf of the Office and Board, I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy New Year and sincerely hope that we will be able to meet and collaborate again in person soon. We continue to plan for our next biennial meeting in July, kindly organised by our colleagues in Brussels, and are in early-stage planning of our next event in 2024, please stay tuned and join us in Brussels to learn more about where and when this is going to take place. We have a packed agenda for 2022 in redeveloping and expanding the iEMSs website, organising further webinars and you will all receive quarterly updates in Newsletters, managed by our newly established Outreach Committee chaired by Chris Knightes. Furthermore, we are intending to establish a committees focusing on expanding our activities with and for early-career researchers (ECR’s) and reviewing and improving our society with regard to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. Last, but not least, we will have our next Biennial General Meeting (tentatively planned for June, ahead of our Brussels event, and held virtually to enable broad participation with elections to the Board and Office, as our Bylaws require.

Counting on your support and looking forward to many interactions during the year, and see you all in Brussels!

Stefan

Environmental Modelling & Software’s Impact Factor has reached 5.288

According to the latest journal Impact Factor (IF) released by Clarivate, EMS’s IF has risen to 5.288 in 2020 from 4.807 in 2019. Not only that, but EMS’s CiteScore has increased to 9.4 in 2020 from 9 in 2019.

This achievement is the best reward for all the hard work authors, reviewers and editors have done in the past, but it is also the beginning of our journey to the next milestone. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the whole community for your outstanding contributions to the EMS.

iEMSs 2022

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 iEMSs Biennial Meeting will be held in Brussels in the week of 4th – 8th of July, and we look forward to the excellent team around Ann van Griensven and Jiri Nossent to welcome us all in person in July this year.

The theme for the conference is “Environmental Modelling and Software for science based decision making” and we hope to see a lot of exciting new developments to support a sustainable future.

Please consult the iEMSs2022 website for details about the sessions and other information about the conference: https://www.iemss2022.com 

Sessions are now open for abstract submissions as well, please check them out here.  

Please note:

  • Abstracts are submitted to sessions only.
  • Workshop presentations are organized by each workshop organizer individually.
  • We still welcome workshop proposals.
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2022

Please, follow @iEMSsNews on Twitter for updates as we progress towards convening in July.
Looking forward to welcoming everyone to Brussels!!

For more information or specific questions on the conference, please email info@iemss2022.com

The new iEMSs office and board are now in charge

As a result of the recent elections, which are held every two years, the iEMSs has now a new composition for the Office and the Board.

We all thank the former President, Dan Ames, for his excellent service to the Society and his dedication during these last four years. Under Dan’s supervision we have launched the regional meetings, which will definitely be a fixed feature of our schedules.

We welcome Stefan Reis as new President and we all wish him the best of luck for his term!

Call for papers: Large-scale behavioural models of land use change

SESMO (Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling www.sesmo.org) is an open access journal with the objective to progress our understanding, learning and decision making on major socio-environmental issues using advances in model-grounded processes that engage with institutional and governance contexts, cross-sectoral and scale challenges, and stakeholder perspectives.

SESMO is launching a call for a thematic issue on large-scale behavioural models of land use change. We are calling for contributions of scholars intending to present their latest research results on this topic.

The expected deadline for the submission of the contribution is the end of June 2021.

The Editor-in-chief is Tony Jakeman, and the guest editors of this special issue are:

Follow the link to get more information on the scope and objectives of this call for papers

iEMSs2020 Brussels postponed!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and its consequences, the iEMSs2020 Organizing Committee and iEMSs board have decided to postpone the iEMSs2020 conference!

The conference will now be organized as a partial on-site – partial on-line conference from 14th till 18th September 2020.

The Organizing Committee is working hard to reschedule the conference and to reset the different milestones.

We ask you for some patience and will inform you when additional information becomes available.

Please, consult the iEMSs 2020 website for the latest information and details about the conference.

iEMSs 2020: the call for sessions and workshops is open

The International Environmental Modelling and Software Society and Hydrology Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are honored to host and invite you to the 10th iEMSs Conference in Brussels, Belgium in 2020.

Please visit the website http://www.iemss2020.com

Aims & scope
The aim of the conference is to enhance sustainable resource by bringing together researchers, stake holders and decision makers engaged with environmental modelling, software and related topics, in order to exchange information, improve cooperation, promote interdisciplinarity and stimulate developments.

Deadlines

  • The Call for Sessions & Workshops is now open! Proposals are due by 1 December 2019.
  • Abstract Submission: 15 December 2019 – 1 February 2020
  • Online registration: 1 April – 31 May 2020