Calls for Papers

Find calls for abstracts in areas of GEWEX-related science below. Meetings with abstract submission deadlines list sessions of interest to the GEWEX community.



24th International Congress on Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM2021)

Dates: 5-9 December 2021
Location: Online platform and at the University of Sydney and International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia (hybrid event)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 October 2021 for extended abstracts

With the increase in data availability and recognition of uncertainty, MODSIM2021 will focus on how modeling and simulation can be used to translate data into action. Building on the traditional modeling and simulation papers in diverse areas, papers will explore the conference theme from a wide spectrum of disciplinary perspectives organized in different streams. Special themes of the conference will include methods that take advantage of large datasets, scenario modeling of uncertain futures under climate change, resource constraints, and conflicting objectives.

Workshop on Understanding and Modeling Complex Risks in Coupled Human-Environment Systems

Dates: 8–10 February 2022
Location: Virtual event
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 October 2021

The Risk Modeling and Insurance Working Group of the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN) is organizing a three-day workshop to bring together scientists and practitioners in the field of modeling risk in human and environmental systems. The first day will focus on systemic risks due to tipping points, the second day will focus on advances in modeling socio-economic impacts, and the third day will focus on resilience and adaptation.

22nd World Congress of Soil Science
Dates: 31 July – 5 August 2022
Location: Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow, Scotland
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 October 2021

Abstract submissions are invited for the Interdivisional sessions, the Divisional scientific sessions, and the Working Group sessions. The convenors and chairs/vicechairs for each session will review the abstracts and propose the programme for oral and poster presentations. Click here for a list of sessions with short summaries of their content.

WMO Prize Challenge to Improve Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Predictions Using Artificial Intelligence

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2021

WMO launched the Challenge on 1st June 2021 with the aim to improving, through Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning techniques, the current precipitation and temperature forecasts for 3 to 6 weeks into the future from the best computational fluid dynamic models available today. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. If you are interested, do not miss the deadline to make your submissions by 31st October 2021.

Special Collection on “Advances in Scaling and Modeling of Land-Atmosphere Interactions”

Special Section Organizers:
David S. Schimel (NASA JPL), Benjamin Poulter (NASA GSFC), Natasha Stavros (NASA JPL), Phil Townsend (University of Wisconsin), Nancy Glenn (Boise State University)

Deadline: 31 December 2021

Earth’s surface and its biological organisms exchange heat, momentum, carbon, and water with the overlying atmosphere at a multitude of scales. However, capturing those interactions across scales remains a challenge for observing systems and Earth system models. Here, the editors solicit papers highlighting recent investigations from land-atmosphere field campaigns, including observational analyses, tests of theoretical approaches to scaling or modeling these processes, and model-based evaluation and diagnostic studies. Papers can be submitted to JGR: Biogeosciences, JGR: Atmospheres, Earth and Space Sciences, or Journal of Advances in Modeling of Earth Systems (JAMES). The latter two are gold open-access and the first two have open-access options.

Water  Special Issue “Hydrological Cycle and Land-Atmosphere Interactions: From Evapotranspiration to Precipitation”

Special Issue Editors:
Prof. Dr. Jiangfeng Wei (School of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology) and Prof. Dr. Min-Hui Lo (Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University)

Deadline: 31 December 2021

In this Special Issue, studies are sought that investigate the facts and mechanisms related to the processes from surface evapotranspiration to precipitation. The topics covered by this Special Issue will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Land–atmosphere interactions and the hydrological cycle;
  • Atmospheric boundary layer processes, cloud physics, and precipitation;
  • Atmospheric moisture transport and tracking;
  • Impact of human activities on the hydrological cycle;
  • Aerosol–cloud–climate interactions.