- Sep. 15, 2012 Final Program Released!
- Sep 14,2012 Conference Detailed Agenda Updated!
- July 20, 2012 Abstract Submission has been extended again to July 31, 2012
- July 13, 2012 IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE!
- June 27, 2012 Second Announcement download & Brochure download
- June 19, 2012 Abstract Submission has been extended to July 20, 2012
- March 10, 2012 First Announcement & Call for Papers download
- February 1, 2012 Abstract Submission now open
- February 1, 2012 Early bird registration offer now open (discount to registration fee)
Greetings from ISEO Chair
The International Symposium on Earth Observation for Arid and Semi-Arid Environments (ISEO2012) is hosted by the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) in Kashgar, Xinjiang China on 20-22 September 2012.
In the last few decades, the earth observations science and technology has made impressive contribution to the sustainable development of the whole world. Earth observation itself has already become an essential tool in the global effort to deal with global challenges, such as poverty reduction, ecological protection, natural resource management, biodiversity, migration, urbanization, and, perhaps most importantly at present, global change. All these challenges are inextricably linked, both in the developed and developing countries, and it is our responsibility to further strengthen the research on earth observation technologies and applications in the above-mentioned fields.
Taken place at such a strategic moment, ISEO2012, with the theme of “Earth Observation: Illuminating Central Asia”, will offer experts, policy-makers, administrators and students from around the world an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of earth observation, especially in the Arid and Semi-Arid environments such as the Central Asian regions.
We look forward to your active participation and contribution to the meeting, and wish you an enjoyable stay in Kashgar.
Welcome from Chair of Organizing Committee
On behalf of the ISEO2012 Organizing Committee, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the International Symposium on Earth Observation for Arid and Semi-arid Environments (ISEO2012) in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.
With the theme of “Earth Observation: Illuminating Central Asia", the ISEO2012 will focus on various aspects of Earth Observation, and it is believed to provide a rare opportunity to discuss how we respond effectively to the global environmental and social changes in our increasingly populated planet through strengthening the international and regional scientific and technology cooperation on earth observation.
Through the ISEO 2012, we hope that an international cooperation network on earth observation could be built in Central Asia, and a more efficient scientific exchange and cooperation mechanism could be established. Meanwhile, it is hoped that the ISEO meetings could be held regularly, and be taken as an international platform to exchange knowledge of earth observation and explore technology advancement in Central Asia, so as to make more effective contribution to the sustainable development of the arid and semi-arid environmental regions.
We wish you all a productive conference, and sincerely wish that all the experts and students from around the world will join hand in hand in the collaborative research on earth observation.
Organizing Committee of ISEO 2012