ICEO&SI 2012 
        National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

ICEO&SI 2012 International Conference on Earth Observations and Societal Impacts

Theme            Earth Observations and Societal Impacts
Venue             gis NTU Convention Center , National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Date                25th-27th June, 2012
Organizer       Department of Geography, National Taiwan University

Abstract Submission
Important Date: 
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 29th February, 2012
Deadline for full paper Submission: 15th May, 2012

Abstract (Oral/Poster) Submission Instruction:

    1. Please indicate in which session the abstract should go and write down the session number in your abstract. For abstracts intended for oral presentations, please underline the name of the speaker and write speaker in the round brackets beside the name of the speaker.

    2. The abstract should be submitted to as a .doc (MS-Word) file attachment. 

    3. Abstract Guidelines:
    • All abstracts must be in English.
    • Maximum Length of Abstract: 500 words.
    • No photographs, figures, tables, reference or abbreviations. No footnotes or endnotes.

Abstract formatting details: Please download from the bottom of this page.

Inappropriate land developments around the world have increasingly threatened various ecosystems. The topic of integrating land monitoring system has thus been brought to the fore. 

Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Improvements on the monitoring, measurement and analysis of biodiversity facilitate the reservation and sustainable use of biological resources.

The debates shall focus on the influence of fresh water on peoples livelihood, enterprises and the continuingly increasing world population. Through using long term Global Earth Observation System (GEOS) to monitor the global water supply system, the changing water cycle and human impacts can be detected and managed.

How to efficiently access land observation information is vital while facing disasters. The integration of GEOS may help give warning and prevent serious damage, as well as reduce the impacts of various disasters.  

Issues discussed under this topic include: appropriate energy usage, efficient management of energy resources, stabilizing and/or the reduction of greenhouse gases etc. The ICEO&SI 2012 focuses on how GEOS can contribute to these issues.

How do natural environmental changes endanger human health? Through the employment of the GEOS, the health impacts of these environmental changes can be monitored.

In the realm of earth observation, weather monitoring and forecasting are the most pragmatic fields. Through the integration of equipment, database and forecasting models, weather data can be applied into various environmental studies.

Climate change has already been a main issue in the agenda of global policy. However, there is a call for increased understanding on the further impacts of global climate systems on a local level. Future cloud cover, sea level rise and the carbon cycle, are but a few of the issues demanding attention. The GEOS helps monitor the changing climate and enact appropriate policy to face these changes.

Agriculture and thus food supply is affected by the natural environment, however, vice versa agriculture can also have an adverse impact on the environment. Examples include: terrestrial erosion, desertification, chemical pollution and water shortages. How can GEOS contribute to the sustainable agriculture management. 

This topic covers all industry/business needs derived from the category of earth observation research, through which we hope to provide a platform for discussing related products, business models or views in the realm of earth observations.