geoENV 2010

09/11/2010 08:00
09/13/2010 18:00

8th International Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications

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We are pleased to announce that GeoENV 2010, the 8th International Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications will be held in Ghent, th th Belgium, on the 13 -15 September 2010.

Organizing Committee:

  • Marc Van Meirvenne, Ghent University, Belgium (chairman)
  • Patrick Bogaert, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (co-chair)
  • Dimitri D’Or, Ephesia Consult, Belgium (co-chair)
  • Peter Atkinson, University of Southampton, UK
  • Roland Froidevaux, Ephesia Consult, Switzerland
  • Eric Pirard, GEOMAC, Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Philippe Renard, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Conference topics:

  • Geostatistical methodology, new evolutions
  • Spatial statistics
  • Multiple point geostatistics
  • Spatio-temporal statistics
  • Ecology, natural resources
  • Hydrology, ground water modelling
  • Soil inventory, mapping
  • Health, epidemiology, ecotoxicology
  • Environmental pollution and risk assessment
  • Forestry, agriculture
  • Remote & proximal sensing

Pre-conference workshops:

September 11-12, 2010

Program: Two 2-days workshops will be organized, prior to the conference:

  • "Introduction to geostatistics” by Prof. Dr. Alexandre Boucher , Stanford University, USA
  • "Model-based geostatistics with environmental and epidemiological applications" by Prof. Dr. Peter Diggle , Lancaster University, UK

Workshop fee €350 for non-students €200 for students

Keynote speakers:

  1. Prof. Dr. Jef Caers Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, USA Theme: Spatial modeling with ensembles in metric space
  2. Prof. Dr. Andras Bardossy Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany Theme: Geostatistical interpolation using copulas
  3. Prof. Dr. George Christakos San Diego State University, USA Theme: Spatiotemporal Geostatistics and the Environment: "Crossing Parmenides' Gates and Morrison's Doors"

Abstract submission:

An extended abstract of 2-3 pages (incl. tables, figures, references, ...) should be submitted by 15th March 2010 (extended deadline) via e-mail to the symposium secretary:


The publication procedure will be as follows: At registration an extended abstract must be submitted. If accepted, it will be distributed at the conference in a book of abstracts with ISBN. Contributors will be invited to submit at the conference a full paper for publication in a special issue of the International Journal “Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment” (WoS indexed). These papers will go through the regular peer review process of this journal.


  • 15 March 2010 - Abstract submission. An extended abstract of 2-3 pages (incl. figures, tables, refs…) should be sent via e-mail to
  • 1 May 2010 -Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 15 June 2010 -End of early registration
  • 23 August 2010 - Deadline for receipt of registration forms
  • At conference -Full paper submission deadline
  • 2-3 months after conference -Referee comments sent to authors

Registration fee:

Before 15 June 2010 After 15 June 2010 Non-students €450 €500 Students €300 €350

The fees include:

  • Attendance to the conference
  • Conference bag with book of extended abstract
  • Special issue of SERRA with the full papers, hard copy sent by mail after publication
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Conference dinner in “Het Pand”


geoENV 2010 c/o Mr. Patrick Dossche
Department of Soil Management Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Ghent University
Coupure 653 9000 Gent, Belgium


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