For the first time in ten years, the Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) will be hosted in the United States. Penn State, a tier-one research university, will host the twentieth annual conference August 10-16, 2019 on the University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania. The conference will include such topics as geomathematics, geostatistics, geoinformatics, and geomodeling, with a special focus on geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water, and energy.

The conference’s theme will be examined through oral and poster presentations, plenary presentations, and short courses along with select articles to be published in a special edition journal.

Interested researchers can submit a short abstract through the conference website by January 8, 2019. Any contributions to the development and application of mathematics and information theory focused on geoscientific problems are welcome. The conference committee will select authors to present their research through either an oral presentation or a poster. Authors can also choose to submit a manuscript which will be considered for publication in a special edition of a peer-reviewed journal. A complete timeline for abstract submission, review and notification is available on the IAMG 2019 website.

Hosting the conference will be a joint effort between IAMG, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and the EMS Energy Institute.

“EMS is a world leader in generating the fundamental knowledge needed to develop novel solutions for the issues pertaining to the conference theme,” said Sanjay Srinivasan, IAMG 2019 conference chair. “The conference speakers will share their insights into how water, climate, and ecosystems will change in the face of the energy and food needs of a growing human population.”

Situated in the Appalachian Mountains, the University Park campus is near major, unconventional shale gas production areas and coal and mineral mining areas. Several local optional tours and activities will be offered to help attendees learn more about energy resources in the area and the regional culture.

To learn more about IAMG 2019 visit iamgconferences.org/iamg2019. Register by April 30, 2019 for a discounted registration fee.