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iEMSs 2024 Student Awards

We had a large volume of excellent student presentations again at iEMSs 2024 and with the help of the session organisers and additional volunteer judges, awarded the following student prizes1 in East Lansing on the final day of the conference:

1st prize: Douglas Radford for „Process-based aggregation reduces dimensionality and enables surrogate model development: An application to wildfire risk modelling“

2nd prize: Palok Biswas for „Equity-Informed Multi-objective Optimization: Examining the Regional Distribution of Emission Control“

And a joint 3rd prize:
Samira Islam for „Tracking Leakage in Water Distribution Networks Using Multi-Agent Systems, Machine Learning, and GPR “
Jiayu Yao for “Water distribution system design under long-term uncertainty considering solar energy as a supplementary energy source”

We congratulate all awardees and will send a formal award certificate out to each of them in due course.

1) The awards will comprise the following:
1st prize – free registration at student’s preferred iEMSs, regional iEMSs or MODSIM and to be taken before the end of 2028.
2nd prize – €500 to be applied towards travel to iEMSs, regional iEMSs or MODSIM before the end of 2028.
3rd prize €250 to be applied towards travel to iEMSs, regional iEMSs or MODSIM before the end of 2028.

One year to go to iEMSs 2024

Dear iEMSs Members and Friends,

We are just a year away from our next Biennial Conference, which will take place in East Lansing, Michigan, hosted by your colleagues at MSU. You can find more information on the conference on the website here, and we will keep updating this site with all the details as they emerge. Make sure you mark your calendars for next year.

We are still calling for workshop proposals and are currently assessing all session proposals received, to put together an exciting programme for everyone. Registration for the conference and the call for abstracts will open after the summer. So please watch this space and get in touch with us if you have any thoughts or suggestions.

Please share and advertise the conference widely in your networks! We look forward to seeing you all in East Lansing next year.

iEMSs 2024 – Call for Workshops

We are now open for submissions of workshop proposals for the iEMSs 2024 biennial conference, which will be held in East Lansing, Michigan. You will find early details of the event on the new iEMSs conference website here, which we will be using for all further conferences. 

A list of thematic streams which could be used to align your workshop proposals to can be found here: 

The proposal form is here and we will close the session proposal period on July 15, 2023

Please contact me for any questions or suggestions regarding the 2024 conference, which we will discuss with the Organizing Committee and Scientific Programme Committee. In particular, we would like to ask you to consider any potential sponsors or contributions from other organisations or associations, for instance in connection to organising a workshop or a side event alongside iEMSs 2024 as early as possible. 

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: 

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

Nanjing, China: A very successful 1st regional conference!

iEMSs 2019 Regional Conference in Nanjing China

The 1st Regional Conference on Environmental Modeling and Software (Asian Region), held on May 18-20, 2019 in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, was a great success. With the topic of “Modelling for Environmental Sustainability: Asia’s Next Great Challenge”, this conference was organized by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, the Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment (Ministry of Education of PRC), and the School of Geography, Nanjing Normal University. Co-organisers were the Professional Committee of Geographic Information Modelling and Analysis (the Geographical Society of China), the Virtual Geographic Environment Committee (Chinese National Committee of International Society for Digital Earth), the Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, the State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Geographical Environment Evolution (Jiangsu Province), the Jiangsu Society for Geodesy Photogrammetry and Cartography, the Jiangsu Association for the Sciences of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System, the Geographical Society of Jiangsu Province, the National Data Sharing and Service Platform for Earth System (China), the Jiangsu Institute of Geographic Information Institute.

iEMSs 2020: dates announced

Dear iEMSs members, and dear Colleagues,

as you probably know, the next edition of the iEMSs conference will be held in Brussels, thanks to the organisation efforts of our members Ann van Griensven and Jiri Nossent.

The dates have been announced: 5 – 9 July 2020!

Soon the conference website will be also announced and we will start the call for sessions and workshops.


iEMSs 2018 is coming!

Colorado State University is excited to host the 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software June 24-28, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colorado USA.

The 2018 congress is themed “Modelling for Sustainable Food-Energy-Water Systems” with an objective to foster the exchange of ideas and solutions leading to methods and techniques for managing these systems effectively and efficiently.

Please consult the iEMSs 2018 website for details about the Sessions and Workshopsand visit the links below for additional information.

Campus Lodging – conference registration is linked with the campus lodging reservation system. You can only reserve campus accommodations during online registration.

Professional Registration – early registration ($545) will be accepted until March 15, 2018.  Visit this link for more information.

Student Registration – The Conference Committee has worked hard to provide a reduced student registration fee of only $55!  The discounted rate is first-come-first-serve basis until the limit is reached, after which students will be required to pay the regular professional registration fee.

Student Scholarships – several student scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration and on-campus lodging. Please be sure to share this link with any interested students.

Deadlines – please visit our website for a list of important dates

Sponsors & Exhibitors – we are currently seeking Sponsors and Exhibitors to support iEMSs 2018.  Please review our iEMSs 2018 Exhibit & Sponsor Brochure and contact us with any questions.

You may also follow @imess2018 on Twitter for updates as we progress towards convening in June.

The iEMSs 2018 website is now online

The 2018 iEMSs Conference website is now online at:

Information about abstract submission, travel, registration, 
lodging, scientific program, and venue logistics will be 
made available as we get closer to 2018.

In behalf of CSU and the local organizing committee, 
Mazdak Arabi and Olaf David are looking forward to welcome
you in 2018, Fort Collins, Colorado.