1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geoscience

12.11 - 15.11.2018  
Hammamet, Tunisia
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Springer celebrates this year the 10th anniversary of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS). On this occasion, a conference will be organized in collaboration with the journal’s team.

1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geoscience
12-15 November 2018
Hammamet, Tunisia


The conference will be an occasion to endorse the journal’s long-held reputation for attracting many important studies from the Middle East, Euro-Mediterranean, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. Over four days, the conference will provide attendees a stimulating environment in Tunisia with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest studies. The event will also allow the journal’s authors to meet and discuss with the editors and reviewers.

Call for Papers

The Conference Scientific Committee, led by Prof. François Roure (IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France) and Prof. Walter D. Mooney (US Geological Survey Western Region, USA), invites research papers on all cross-cutting themes of Earth sciences, principally focusing on the following 10 conference tracks:

Track 1. Climate, paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental changes
Track 2. Geo-informatics, remote sensing, geodesy
Track 3. Geoenvironmental engineering, geomechanics and geotechnics, geohazards
Track 4. Geography, geoecology, geoarcheology, geotourism
Track 5. Geophysics, seismology
Track 6. Hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry
Track 7. Mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology and volcanology
Track 8. Petroleum engineering and petroleum geochemistry
Track 9. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, geomorphology, pedology
Track 10. Structural / petroleum / Mining geology, geodynamics, marine geology

Conference Proceedings

All accepted short papers after a pre-conference peer-review process will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer. The proceedings will be published in 10 volumes edited by some international experts (see Publications).

Special Issues

The aim of the conference is to publish after the conference a set of high-quality topical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes of Earth sciences in the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS). Authors of the selected papers will be invited after the conference to submit an extended version of their conference papers in the AJGS.

Also, authors of some excellent papers will be invited after the conference to submit an extended version in the following Springer journals:

- International Journal of Earth Sciences
- Journal of Soils and Sediments
- Environmental Earth Sciences
- Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration
- Earth Systems and Environment
- Applied Water Science
- Innovative Infrastructure Solutions


The Conference Scientific Committee will provide awards for the best paper from each conference track. The award consists of a “Springer Award for Outstanding Paper” and a gift voucher for the amount of 300 Euros which can be used to purchase Springer books. All winners will be presented with a commemorative certificate and will be acknowledged during the awards luncheon.

Keynote Speakers

A number of keynote speakers have agreed to attend and present their newest studies during the conference:

Beatriz Bádenas: University of Zaragoza, Spain
Biswajeet Pradhan: University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Broder Merkel: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Carlos Garrido: The Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute & University of Granada, Spain
Celâl Sengör: Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Christian Gorini: Pierre and Marie Curie University – Paris, France
Dorrik Stow: Institute of Petroleum Engineering Heriot-Watt University, UK
Essam Heggy: University of Southern California & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
François Roure: IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
Hesham El-Askary: Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, USA
Janusz Wasowski: CNR – Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection, Bari, Italy
Martin Mai: President of EGU Seismology Division, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Michael Sarnthein: University of Kiel, Germany & University of Innsbruck, Austria
Michael Weber: GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Mohamed Soussi: Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Pinnaduwa Kulatilake: The University of Arizona, USA
Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Tim Beach: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Zhen-Dong Cui: China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Field Trips

Immediately after the conference, four field trips are planned to some geological wonders of Tunisia, offering to the attendees the chance to enjoy the wonders of the northern and southern parts of Tunisia and get involved in new experiences and sensations:

Workshops & Courses

Early-career scientists will also have the opportunity to attend some useful courses and workshops given by some international scientists during the last day of the conference:

Venue & Accommodation

The conference will be held from 12-15 November 2018 at The Russelior Hotel & Spa (5* hotel) located on the waterfront of Yasmine Hammamet in the north-eastern touristic coast of Tunisia. The registration fee will cover all the conference materials and stay in the hotel during 3 nights / 4 days including 3 meals / 2 coffee breaks per day.

Submission & Registration

Please prepare your conference contribution following these guidelines ( before submitting using this submision platform:

The deadline for submission has been extended to 15 May 2018.

Only after acceptance of your paper, you’ll be invited to fill the registration form:

There will also be a possibility to register without presenting a paper after 1 June 2018.

Further information

Go to the official website:

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