Geo-science and Geospatial Technologies: Ecosystem Restoration and Natural Resources Management (GGT)
Geo-science and Geospatial Technologies: Ecosystem Restoration and Natural Resources Management (GGT)

Call For Abstracts

  • 03, Feb / 04, Feb 2025
  • Online Conference
Conference Email
[email protected]

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, tsunamis, and countless natural disasters occur on a yearly basis. These natural disasters are all tied in a way to the field of geoscience. Geoscience is the study of processes that affect the Earth's surface, the natural resources that humans use, and the relationships between water and ecosystems. It encompasses much more than just rocks and volcanoes. Moreover, geoscience makes use of methods and resources from other scientific disciplines like chemistry, physics, biology, and math. In a rapidly evolving world characterized by dynamic environmental challenges, urbanization trends, and infrastructure demands, the need to gain an understanding of the power of geoscience and geospatial technologies has never been more obvious. Building upon the resounding success of the first conference, the “Geo-science and Geospatial Technologies: Earth Geosciences and Geotechnical Engineering” conference serves as a premier platform for multidisciplinary dialogue, knowledge exchange, and collaborative exploration at the intersection of geoscience, geospatial technologies, and geotechnical engineering, which summarizes the collective aspiration to foster synergy and collaboration across traditionally distinct disciplines. 

Conference Scope

The conference will handle topics such as geological hazards and how to avoid them, the processes of acquiring and assessing geospatial data, the investigation of geotechnical sites, groundwater exploration, and management, and the integration between geotechnical and geospatial technologies with the fields of engineering and urban planning. Attendees of the conference will have the chance to be a part of a platform that facilitates knowledge sharing and networking. The conference will address urgent issues with natural hazards, environmental monitoring, urban development, and geotechnical advances through interesting dialogue, innovative discoveries, and useful conversations about geospatial technologies. The conference will cover topics such as unleashing the power of satellite imagery and remote sensing technologies to monitor and analyze the Earth's surface, harnessing the potential of GIS in spatial analysis, mapping, and decision support systems for various applications, discussing the latest methods and tools for managing, analyzing, and visualizing geospatial data to derive meaningful insights. The conference will also examine how Geo-science and Geospatial Technologies contribute to monitoring and managing environmental changes, including climate change, land degradation, and natural resource conservation, explore how Geo-science and Geospatial Technologies enhance urban planning, transportation systems, and infrastructure development for sustainable and resilient cities. 

Statement of Purpose

The objectives of the conference include showcasing innovative applications of Geo-science and Geospatial Technologies in precision agriculture, forestry, water resource management, and biodiversity conservation, along with highlighting advanced modeling techniques and spatial analysis methods for understanding complex geospatial phenomena and predicting future trends. The second edition of our conference represents a gathering of esteemed scholars, researchers, industry pioneers, and innovators who share a common commitment to the advancing of knowledge and practice in critical domains. By uniting the expertise of geoscientists, geospatial technologists, and geotechnical engineers, the conference aims to catalyze transformative advancements in environmental management, urban planning, infrastructure resilience, and sustainable development. 

Conference Topics
  • 1. Geological Hazards and Risk Assessment

    1.1. Seismic Hazard Assessment and Earthquake Risk Mitigation

    1.2. Landslide Susceptibility Mapping and Slope Stability Analysis

    1.3. Fault Zone Characterization and Seismic Risk Zoning

    1.4. Subsidence Monitoring and Ground Deformation Analysis

    1.5. Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Groundwater Contamination

    1.6. Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Resilience Planning

  • 2. Geospatial Data Acquisition and Analysis

    2.1. LiDAR Technology and High-Resolution Terrain Mapping

    2.2. Satellite Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring

    2.3. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Geospatial Data Collection

    2.4. Geospatial Big Data Analytics and Visualization

    2.5. Geospatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management

    2.6. Geospatial Data Standards and Interoperability

  • 3. Geotechnical Site Investigation and Characterization

    3.1. Geophysical Methods for Site Characterization

    3.2. Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and In Situ Soil Testing

    3.3. Borehole Logging and Geotechnical Sampling Techniques

    3.4. Geotechnical Mapping and Subsurface Modeling

    3.5. Geotechnical Site Investigation for Infrastructure Projects

    3.6. Geotechnical Characterization of Soft Soils and Problematic Ground

  • 4. Groundwater Exploration and Management

    4.1. Hydrogeological Mapping and Aquifer Characterization

    4.2. Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater Resources

    4.3. Geophysical Methods for Groundwater Exploration

    4.4. Groundwater Quality Assessment and Contaminant Transport

    4.5. GIS-Based Decision Support Systems for Groundwater Management

    4.6. Groundwater Resource Sustainability and Conjunctive Use

  • 5. Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Monitoring

    5.1. Remote Sensing Applications for Environmental Monitoring

    5.2. Geospatial Analysis for Air Quality Monitoring and Pollution Mapping

     5.3. GIS-Based Decision Support Systems for Environmental Impact Assessment

    5.4. Geospatial Monitoring of Coastal and Marine Environments

    5.5. Geospatial Analysis for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Monitoring

    5.6. Citizen Science and Participatory Geospatial Monitoring

  • 6. Geohazards and Infrastructure Resilience

    6.1. Geospatial Technologies for Infrastructure Resilience and Risk Mitigation

    6.2. Geospatial Assessment of Ground Subsidence and Sinkhole Hazards

    6.3. Geospatial Applications in Tsunami Hazard Assessment and Coastal Protection

    6.4. Geospatial Monitoring of Coastal Erosion and Storm Surge Risks

    6.5. Geospatial Analysis of Flood Hazards and Hydrological Risk

    6.6 Community Resilience and Geospatial Risk Communication

  • 7. Geospatial Applications in Urban Planning and Development

    7.1. GIS-Based Urban Land Use Planning and Zoning

    7.2. Geospatial Analysis for Transportation Planning and Infrastructure Development

    7.3. Smart City Planning and Geospatial Technologies

    7.4. Urban Environmental Quality Assessment and Geospatial Monitoring

    7.5. Geospatial Analysis for Urban Growth Management and Urban Sprawl Control

    7.6. 3D Urban Modeling and Visualization for Urban Design and Development

  • 8. Geotechnical Innovations in Engineering Design

    8.1. Advanced Geotechnical Investigation Techniques for Complex Sites

    8.2. Innovative Geotechnical Design Methods for Underground Structures

    8.3. Geospatial Technologies for Geotechnical Data Collection and Analysis

    8.4. Geotechnical Aspects of Sustainable Foundation Design and Construction

    8.5. Geotechnical Challenges in Renewable Energy Infrastructure Development

    8.6. Emerging Technologies in Geotechnical Monitoring and Instrumentation

Important Dates
Title Date
Short Paper Submission Deadline 20 Jul 2024
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 30 Jul 2024
Start Payment Date 15 Sep 2024
End Payment Date 15 Oct 2024
Conference Program 03 Jan 2025
Conference Launch 03 Feb 2025
Registration & Fees

Online Attendance

Publication Author Co-author Payment Deadline


SLNR book by Springer


150 €


50 €


10 Oct 2024

The fee covers:

  • A softcopy of the abstract book 
  • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
  • Acceptance Letters in softcopy
  • Consideration for publishing in the SLNR book by Springer
  • Access to conference recordings
  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. 
  • A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference Abstract book in soft copy. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.

Payment Methods:

Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer 

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Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive a customized electronic invoice to complete their payments.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper (if submitted) can only be given after the peer review process.
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Authors' Instructions

Step 1: Short Paper

  • Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
  • The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
  • The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.

Step 2: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)

This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:

  • If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
    • % from all sources: 10-15%
    • % from one source: 3-5%
    • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
    • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
  • IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/ taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.
  • Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
  • If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
Publishing Opportunities

All accepted submissions to the conference, after a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process by the respective and a highly-extinguished Editorial Board, will be published in:


  • Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature.


About SLNR

Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR) is a peer-reviewed book series that presents groundbreaking research through the intersection of two main areas that of which are ‘Sustainable Landscape Planning’ and ‘Natural Resources Management’. The series initially covers a wide range of academic disciplines in sustainability, including landscape ecology, green urbanism, urban regeneration, land restoration and renaturation, energy management, and nature conservation. Moreover, it also incorporates the latest developments and research in engineering topics that contribute to more sustainable cities, such as Geosciences, infrastructure, civil engineering, geology, mining, water, and natural resources conservation and management.

By showcasing methods for discovering, managing, and employing natural resources, the series aims to provide approaches that enable the responsible use of these resources. Ultimately, the SLNR series is committed to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Read More

Benefits Of Attending

Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.

2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, and Partnering Organization.

3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (SLNR) book series by Springer

4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in soft copy.

Conference Program