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The 4th International Electronic Conference on Geosciences

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Geosciences series
1–15 Dec 2022

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Biogeosciences, Natural Hazards, Hydrogeology
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The IECG2022 conference is now open!

List of Accepted Submissions
You can access each submission by clicking on its title, to check or download presentations, save favorites in your Sciforum profile by using the "Bookmark" option, and most of all, share your thoughts and comments with your peers in the Comments section at the end of the page.

Live Session Programs
Live session one | 1 December 2022 4:00 pm CET. Registration link:

Live session two | 2 December 2022 9:00 am CET. Registration link:

Welcome from the Chair

I am pleased to announce that the 4th International Electronic Conference on Geosciences (IECG 2022) will be held online on 1–15 December 2022. This electronic conference offers a forum for researchers engaged in the study of any of the interdisciplinary aspects of earth and planetary sciences to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues. This online conference will allow you to participate without having to leave home, saving you time, travel, and participation expenses while, at the same time, gaining new information on the current research in geosciences.

This electronic conference concerns all subjects covered by the scope of the journal Geosciences( In this fourth edition, the following selected themes will be covered more specifically:

Natural Hazards;
Structural Geology and Tectonics;
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy;
Geological Engineering;
Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology;

This is a virtual conference held at The platform has been developed and sponsored by MDPI for the organization of electronic conferences and to provide our community with the technical support required to host digital conferences.

Participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees. Selected papers will be published in the Special Issue in Geosciences. Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of geoscience and future earth and planetary science, published monthly online by MDPI. It is covered by numerous relevant databases, including Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus (Elsevier), GeoRef (American Geosciences Institute), AGORA (FAO), CAS—Chemical Abstracts (ACS), and DOAJ—Directory of Open Access Journals. Geosciences has a CiteScore of 4.8 in Scopus and is currently ranked Q1 in General Earth and Planetary Sciences.

I am looking forward to participating in exciting discussions, hearing new ideas and perspectives in the field, and welcoming all participants to this online conference.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Chair of the 4th International Electronic Conference on Geosciences
Editor-in-Chief of Geosciences

Live Session Program

Live Session 1

1 December 2022

Time: 4:00 pm CET
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Jesús Martínez-Frías


Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Prof. Dr. Jesús Martínez-Frías



Dr. Umberta Tinivella

A Review of the Geophysical, Methods to Characterize the Gas Hydrate System: the Chilean Margin Case Study


Dr. Hans-Balder Havenith

Geophysical Investigation3D, Geomodelling and Numerical Simulation of Giant Landslides


Prof. Dr. Harald G. Dill

Applied Geomorphology and Sedimentology-Tools in Exploration targeting upon Critical Elements


Dr. Katsu Goda

Stochastic Earthquake Rupture Models for Multi-Hazard Georisk Assessments




Live Session 2

2 December 2022

Time: 9:00 am CET
Session Chair: Dr. Deodato Tapete


Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Dr. Deodato Tapete



Dr. Dominic E.L. Ong

Characterising and Validating Granular Geomaterial Properties for Soil-Structure Interaction Problems


Dr. Saeid Pirasteh

Geospatial Infrastructure Management Ecosystem (GeoIME) Cloud-Based Web Application for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management


Dr. Valentina Lentini

The Soil Dynamic Characterization by Means of Laboratory Test in Earthquake Engineering Issues


Dr. Dimitris Pitilakis

Urban-Scale Risk Assessment: (How) Does It Change If We Include SSI and Site Amplification Effects?



10:45 am-11:00am

Live Session Recordings

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List of accepted submissions (40)

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sciforum-064616 Ionospheric effects of natural hazards in geophysics: from single examples to statistical studies applied to M5.5+ earthquakes , , , , , , , , , , , , Video Thumbnail N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-065402 Inventory and enhancement of geological heritage in the Ouzoud syncline (M'Goun UNESCO Geopark, Central High Altas, Morocco): first step for promoting geotourism and sustainable development , , , , Video Thumbnail Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-065536 Sentinel-1 Polarization Comparison for Flood Segmentation Using Deep Learning , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-065567 Assessment of drought in agricultural areas by combining meteorological data and remote sensing data , , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract

Call for Submissions

The 4th International Electronic Conference on Geosciences (IECG2022) will be held on 1st–15th December 2022 virtually.

This event will solely be an online proceeding that allows participation from all over the world, with no concerns of travel and related expenditures, while at the same time, making the rapid spread of worldwide advances in insects among the entire scientific community. All proceedings will be held online at

Through this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

• Natural Hazards
• Structural Geology and Tectonics
• Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
• Geomorphology
• Geological Engineering
• Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
• Seismology
• Geoheritage
• Others

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform.

IECG2022 is a virtual conference sponsored by Geosciences. Participation is free of charge for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the proceedings of the conference.

IECG2022 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without the concerns and expense of traveling—all you need is access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to "attend" this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted before 9 September 2022 online at For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 3 November 2022. The conference will be held on 1 December 2022.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information on the procedure for submission, peer review, revision, and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section 'Instructions for Authors'.

Event Chairs

Institute of Geosciences, Madrid, Spain

Prof. Jesús Martínez Frías, PhD (Complutense University of Madrid/1986) did several stays of research in the UK (University of Leeds), Canada (University of Toronto), Germany (University of Heidelberg) and the USA (University of California). He is Scientific Researcher at the Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM); Honorific Professor at the Bioengeneering and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Head of the Research Group of Meteorites and Planetary Geosciences and founder; and Director of the Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network (REDESPA). He has participated in more than 40 projects and scientific campaigns (e.g., Antarctica, Mauritania, Iceland, Costa Rica). In 2002, he participated in the NASA flight to study the Leonid Meteor Shower. He is co-I in NASA-MSL (rover Curiosity), ESA-ExoMars and NASA-Mars2020, and in 2016, 2017 and 2018, he was instructor of ESA astronauts in the PANGAEA program (Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark). He has published nine books and more than 200 articles (Science, Nature, Geology, etc.). He was a Former Member of the UN ECOSOC Committee on Natural Resources, Ex-ViceChair of the UNCSTD and Ex-Chair of IUGS-COGE (Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer). He is an OC Member of the IAU Astrobiology Commission and member of the Inter-Commission C1-F2-F3-H2 WG Education and Training in Astrobiology. Co-founder and President of the International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geosciences (MDPI) and co-editor of the Springer Book Series: Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism. He has received several awards and recognitions (i.e., NASA, ESA, GSAf (Goodwill Ambassador), ArabGU, Spanish Association of Scientists).

Event Committee

Deparment of Earth and Geoenvironmental Sciences, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy

Research Keywords
tectonics; structural geology; Neotectonics; fluid flow in fault zones; tectonic control on geothermal fluids; travitonics; geodynamics

School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Research Keywords
potential geophysical fields; tectonics; geodynamics; 3D models of the Earth's crust; paleomagnetic reconstructions; environmental geophysics; archaeological geophysics; searching for economic minerals

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Research Keywords
seismic geotechnical hazard; ground response analysis; landslides induced by earthquakes; liquefaction; disaster management; environmental geotechnics and climate change

Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Research Keywords
igneous petrology; mantle geochemistry; plate subduction; geodynamics

Department of Earth and Geoenvironmental Sciences, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy

Research Keywords
natural hazards; geotechnical engineering; engineering geology; rock and soil slope stability; numerical Modelling; landslide propagation analysis; underground cave stability

Department of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloníki, Greece

Research Keywords
sedimentology; sequence stratigraphy; basin analysis; petroleum geology

Earth science and environment, Cergy Paris University, Neuville sur oise, France

Research Keywords
petrophysics; building stone; cultural heritage conservation

Paris Institute of global physics, University of Paris, Paris, France

Research Keywords
reactivity of earth materials; geochemistry; volcanology; igneous petrology; hydrothermal systems; geothermics; silicate melt properties; degassing; volcanic hazard and risk

geomathematics; regional geology (Croatia); mapping; clastic depositional environments; hydrocarbon geology

Research Keywords
geomathematics; regional geology (Croatia); mapping; clastic depositional environments; hydrocarbon geology

School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Research Keywords
volcano geology; volcano geomorphology; explosive volcanism; hydrovolcanism; volcaniclastic sedimentation; social geology; geoheritage; geoconservation

National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Napoli, Italy

Research Keywords
seismotectonics; earthquake geology and paleoseismology; seismic hazard; tectonic geomorphology; active tectonics; historical and recent seismicity; geological mapping; volcanic geomorphology

Faculty of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Research Keywords
granular materials; aeolian processes; planetary geomorphology; physics of complex systems

Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of Almería, Almería, Spain

Research Keywords
climate change; historical climatology; climate extreme events; atmospheric teleconnection patterns; co-variability of rainfall and temperature

Italian Space Agency (ASI), Rome, Italy

Research Keywords
earth observation; radar and optical remote sensing; InSAR; time series analysis; Earth Sciences; environmental geology; natural hazards; urban environments; geoheritage; geoconservation; cultural heritage

Graduate School of Science and Engineering and the International Institute for Resilient Society, Saitama University, Saitama, Japan

Research Keywords
ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR); disaster mitigation; compound defense for tsunami; countermeasures for river forestation problem

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Karoly Nemeth

School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Session Name
Research Keywords
volcano geology; volcano geomorphology; explosive volcanism; hydrovolcanism; volcaniclastic sedimentation; social geology; geoheritage; geoconservation

Dr. Deodato Tapete

Italian Space Agency (ASI), Via del Politecnico snc, Rome, Italy

Session Name
Geoscientific Research for Natural Hazard & Risk Assessment
Research Keywords
earth observation; radar and optical remote sensing; InSAR; time series analysis; Earth Sciences; environmental geology; natural hazards; urban environments; geoheritage; geoconservation; cultural heritage

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios S. Kostopoulos

School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Session Name
Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Research Keywords
Mammal Palaeontology, Artiodactyla, Bovidae, Systematics, Phylogeny, Biochronology, Palaeoecology, Neogene, Quaternary

Asst. Prof. Dr. Angelos G. Maravelis

School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Session Name
Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Research Keywords
sedimentology; sequence stratigraphy; seismic stratigraphy; provenance; geochemistry; paleoclimatology; basin analysis; hydrocarbon exploration; natural resources

Prof. Dr. Stephen Macko

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

Session Name
Research Keywords
fossil materials; ocean cycling of nitrogen; abiotic synthesis; stable isotope analysis; denitrification; nitrification; nitrogen pollution; oceanic dead zones

Prof. Dr. Roberto Moretti

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, UMR 7154 CNRS, Université de Paris, Paris, France

Session Name
Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology: from Elements to Processes
Research Keywords
reactivity of earth materials; geochemistry; volcanology; igneous petrology; hydrothermal systems; geothermics; silicate melt properties; degassing; volcanic hazard and risk

Invited Speakers

School of Engineering and Built Environment - Civil and Environmental Engineering, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna “Kore”, Italy

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Udine, Italy

ARISTOTLE University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Department of Earth Sciences & Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Western University, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada

Geology Department, Liege University, 4000 Liege, Belgium

Mineralogical Institute, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, Welfengarten 1, D-30167 Hannover, Germany

Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, The Western Park of the Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Chengdu 611756, China,
Geospatial Sensing & Data Intelligence Lab, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Instructions for Authors

Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (including figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 8 pages.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats:
  • MS Word: Manuscripts prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

The 4th International Electronic Conference on Geosciences Microsoft Word template file


Poster—Posters (Presentation PDF) can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference.

Slides—Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video—Authors are encouraged to submit video presentations. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world. The video should be no longer than 3-5 minutes and prepared with one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). It should be submitted directly to the conference platform before 15 June 2021. Make a difference and join us for this project!

Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 21 cm × 29.7 cm. Margin: Top = 2.5 cm; Bottom = 1.9 cm; Right = 1.27 cm.

  • Formatting/Style: The paper style of the Journal Proceedings should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [13], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.

  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.

  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Sponsors and Partners


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Polly Chen

MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Betsy Feng

MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan

Email: [email protected]