According to the latest Clarivate report, our journal Environmental Modelling & Software (ENSO) has achieved another increase in its impact factor, up to 5.471 in 2021 (from 5.288 in 2020). In addition, the SCOPUS/Elsevier-associated CiteScore for 2021 is 9.5 (up from 9.4 in 2020). This ongoing success would not be possible without all editors, reviewers and of course all iEMSs members and friends submitting state-of-the-art manuscripts and supporting the review process.
Expanding the development and use of socio-environmental system (SES) models is critical to solving urgent problems situated at the human-nature interface. Substantial progress is being made, but modeling challenges associated with a range of diverse issues remain. This is the fifth in a series of webcasts based on the 2020 article “Eight grand challenges in socio-environmental systems modelling” by Sondoss Elsawah and colleagues.
This webcast and panel discussion event is focused on the critical challenge of incorporating the human dimension in SES modeling. The webcast will present the state of the art in modeling behavioral change, fundamental scientific challenges, and promising research directions. The event is intended for practitioners and scholars who commission, sponsor, or use SES models. It will begin with a pre-recorded presentation by Dr. Jonathan Gilligan, followed by a short talk from each panelist reflecting on the specific challenges and solutions for incorporating human dimension using case studies from their experience. Then an open discussion will follow. Viewers may post questions and comments.
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You can watch a recording of our 2nd iEMSs Webinar – Design for Impact: A holistic approach to model development and evaluation on our Youtube channel here: youtube.com/watch?v=pujtEC With special thanks to https://sesmo.org/index and journals.elsevier.com/environmental-, our main publication outlets.
The International Environmental Modelling & Software Society, on behalf of its members, strongly condemns the attack on Ukraine and expresses its support for our Ukrainian colleagues. This violent invasion of a sovereign country is an attack on the fundamental values of democracy and freedom, on which academic freedom and academic cooperation are based. We stand in solidarity with everyone who opposes war and armed conflict, anywhere, at any time. In particular, we stand with those bravely defending their homes and families in Ukraine, and those who defy the Russian government’s bans, protesting and openly opposing the war.
Stefan Reis, President iEMSs
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!
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.
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.
- 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 email@example.com
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!
More than 400 attendees from more than 40 countries have attended the first virtual conference of the iEMSs, available online at www.iemss2020.com.
Thirty scientists have written an open letter to Science advocating for increased transparency in the modelling behind COVID-19. Among these, our President, Dan Ames, together with some of our distinguished members, has signed on behalf of our Society.
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