Conference Proceedings

All accepted papers (max. 4 pages) after the pre-conference peer-review process will be published as chapters in the conference proceedings by Springer. The registered author of each accepted paper will receive a "Springer Certificate of Acceptance" certifying that the paper has been accepted for publication in the conference proceedings and also for presentation as an oral communication during the conference, if they plan to attend (see below).

The conference proceedings will be published online on 10 November 2018 at SpringerLink in the book series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI). All authors will receive a soft copy of the proceedings during the conference.

The last title published in the ASTI book series was the proceedings of Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (1st EMCEI). The conference aimed at promoting the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration. The proceedings contain more than 585 papers accepted by the EMCEI scientific committee. You can read the contents of this volume at:

Note that only authors of accepted papers in the conference proceedings (after the pre-conference peer review process) and who will register before the deadline of 1 October 2018 will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Registration).  The proceedings will consist of 10 volumes, each edited by the following group of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS) editors and other guest editors:

Proceedings Volume 1. Climate, paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental changes

Zhihua Zhang (AJGS Editor): College of Global Change and Earth System, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Nabil Khélifi (AJGS Editor): 
Earth Sciences Editorial Department, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany
Abdelkader Mezghani (Guest Editor):
Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Essam Heggy (Guest Editor):
 University of Southern California & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA

Proceedings Volume 2. Geo-informatics, remote sensing, geodesy

Hesham M. El-Askary (Guest Editor): Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, USA
Saro Lee (AJGS Editor): Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea
Essam Heggy (Guest Editor): University of Southern California & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA
Biswajeet Pradhan (AJGS Editor): University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Proceedings Volume 3. Geoenvironmental engineering, geomechanics and geotechnics, geohazards

Zeynal Abiddin Erguler (AJGS Editor): Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey
Zhen-Dong Cui (AJGS Editor): China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
Ali Karrech (AJGS Editor): The University of Western Australia, Australia
Amjad Kallel (AJGS Editor): ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Murat Karakus (AJGS Editor): University of Adelaide, Australia
Pinnaduwa Kulatilake (AJGS Editor): Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Arizona, USA
Sanjay Kumar Shukla (AJGS Editor): School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Proceedings Volume 4. Geography, geoecology, geoarcheology, geotourism

Haroun Chenchouni (AJGS Editor): University of Tebessa, Algeria
Ezzoura Errami (Guest Editor): Chouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco
Fernando Rocha (Guest Editor): University of Aveiro, Portugal
Luisa Sabato (AJGS Editor): Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy

Proceedings Volume 5. Geophysics, seismology

Narasimman Sundararajan (AJGS Editor): Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Mehdi Eshagh (AJGS Editor): University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Hakim Saibi (AJGS Editor): United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mustapha Meghraoui (AJGS Editor): Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Mansour Al-Garni (AJGS Editor): King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bernard Giroux (AJGS Editor): Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Québec, Canada

Proceedings Volume 6. Hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry

Helder I. Chaminé (AJGS Editor): School of Engineering - ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Maurizio Barbieri (AJGS Editor): University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Ozgur Kisi (AJGS Editor): llila State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Mingjie Chen (AJGS Editor): Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Broder J. Merkel (AJGS Editor): TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

Proceedings Volume 7. Mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology and volcanology

Domenico Doronzo (AJGS Editor):  Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Emanuela Schingaro (AJGS Editor): Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro - UniBa, Italy
John S. Armstrong-Altrin (AJGS Editor): The National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Basem Zoheir (Guest Editor): Benha University, Egypt & University of Kiel, Germany

Proceedings Volume 8. Petroleum engineering and petroleum geochemistry

Santanu Banerjee (AJGS Editor): Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Reza Barati (AJGS Editor): The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
Shirish Patil (Guest Editor): Saudi Aramco and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Andrea Moscariello (Guest Editor): Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Proceedings Volume 9. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, geomorphology, pedology

Mabrouk Boughdiri (AJGS Editor): University of Carthage, Amilcar, Tunisia
Beatriz Bádenas (AJGS Editor): University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Paul Selden (AJGS Editor): University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Etienne Jaillard (Guest Editor): Université Grenoble Alpes, France 
Peter Bengtson (AJGS Editor): Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Bruno R.C. Granier (AJGS Editor): Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
Poppe de Boer (Guest Editor): Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Proceedings Volume 10. Structural / petroleum / mining geology, geodynamics, marine geology

Federico Rossetti (Guest Editor): Università Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Ana Crespo Blanc (Guest Editor): University of Granada, Spain
Federica Riguzzi (Guest Editor): National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Roma, Italy
Estelle Leroux (Guest Editor): IFREMER, Unité Géosciences Marines, Plouzané, France
Kosmas Pavlopoulos (Guest Editor): Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Olivier Bellier (Guest Editor): CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
Vasilios Kapsimalis (Guest Editor): Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Anavyssos, Greece

Oral Communications

There are two types of oral communications: a PowerPoint presentation of 15 min or a Poster presentation of 5 min. The type chosen will depend on the author’s stated preference and the decision of the scientific committee.


During the conference the best paper selected from each conference track (10 papers in total), as judged by the scientific committee, will receive awards (see Conference Tracks).

Decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and newness of contribution
  • Appropriate application of methodology
  • Effective communication of the central ideas of the work
  • Usefulness of research in resolving environmental problem(s)

The 10 winning authors will receive the "Springer Award for Outstanding Paper," a gift voucher for the amount of 300 euros which can be used to purchase books on SpringerLink, and also a Springer bag personalized with the 1st CAJG logo and an advertising message “Winner of the best conference paper at the 1st CAJG – Tunisia 2018.” All winners will be presented with a commemorative certificate and will be acknowledged during the awards luncheon (Day 3 in the Conference Program).

Special Issues

Arabian Journal of Geosciences
(Impact Factor = 0.860)

After the conference, the organising committee aims to publish a set of high-quality topical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes of Earth sciences in the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS). Authors of the selected (short) papers will be invited after the conference to submit an extended version of their papers for evaluation by AJGS editors before publication.


SN Applied Sciences

SN Applied Sciences

Springer (a part of Springer Nature), the organizing partner of the 1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, and the editors of its new journal SN Applied Sciences aim to select before the conference a set of high-quality short proceedings papers. Authors of the selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for evaluation by SN Applied Sciences editors before publication in the prestigious inaugural volume of 2018.

SN Applied Sciences is one of the first Springer Nature imprinted journals. Springer Nature shaped for this journal a strategy that aims for the highest international visibility through various marketing and promotion channels. Authors will enjoy a free submission (no colour or page charges) and a rapid publication of their submitted papers. Readers will enjoy a free access for the first two years. The journal aims to foster a strong international interdisciplinary applied science content to a wide readership, to present sound science discovery and to solve practical problems in an innovative way. Springer Nature plans to start an efficient strategy that allows this journal a quick indexation. In this regard, once the first articles are published the journal will be submitted for indexation in several prestigious abstracting and indexing databases.