International Conference on Natural and Environmental Sciences 2009
(ICONES 2009), Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 6 - 8 May, 2009.


Important Dates:
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February 27, 2009 Abstract Submission
March 20, 2009 Notification of Acceptance
May 6, 2009 Full Paper Submission
May 6 - 8, 2009 Conference
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Recent natural disasters in East and South East Asia have caused serious impacts on economic development in the affected regions. Countless of lessons should be learned from the previous catastrophes to anticipate the inevitable future natural disasters. Sciences play significant roles in anticipating, mitigating, and finding alternative solutions to disasters. The causes of natural disaster should be understood comprehensively through science and technology to anticipate the impacts of similar disasters in the future.

Different from natural disasters in which the causes are unexplainable, many calamities that affect human life today are due to the results of environmental changes and damages. The impacts of environmental damages have been experienced in human daily life today. Flooding, land slide, global warming, and natural calamities in the form of tornadoes and cyclones are now more frequently occurred. Flooding occurs when water level is higher than the river bank or dams causes by heavy rainfall. It can also occur because large areas of forest are cleared to make room for settlement, road, and farmland. In addition, the rise of earth temperature due to global warming causes the ice in the poles to melt faster, which subsequently raises the sea level and causes flooding as well. There are many other factors that may have caused flooding or other natural disasters. Therefore, by understanding the causes of natural disasters, it can help us trim down the impacts of the disasters.

ICONES 2009 is organized by Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia and will be held at the Hermes Palace Hotel Banda Aceh on May 6 - 8, 2009.

The conference website is at http://www.icones2009.org/


The aims of this conference are to explore various disaster and environmental issues from experiences and studies among researchers, lecturers, environmental activists, volunteers, and experts. It is a forum to exchange ideas, communicate and discuss research findings, and propose possible solutions to reduce natural disaster impacts. The topics of the conference are, but are not limited to the following:

1. Natural Science
2. Environmental Science
3. Global Warming
4. Disaster Mitigation
5. Climatology
6. Disaster Modeling
7. Epidemiology and Diseases
8. Forestry and Illegal Logging
9. Green House Emission
10. Marine Sciences and Illegal Fishing
11. Air, Water and Land Pollutions
12. Biotechnology
13. Computer Science
14. Remote Sensing

Abstract and Paper Submission

Papers to be considered for presentation and for publication in the conference proceedings must be submitted by May 6, 2009. The proceedings will be typeset in English using MS Word and must be set on A4 paper size with an 11-point body text. Please note that there is an 8-page limit on the length of the paper. Authors are advised to refer to the abstract guideline (which will be available soon) in the preparation of their manuscripts. Participants who are only interested to present talks are requested to submit their abstracts as early as possible latest by February 27, 2009. A booklet of abstracts will be made available during the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted via http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icones2009 or via email to icones09@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers

- Prof. Dr. E. van Groesen (University of Twente the Netherlands)
- Prof. Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (BRR)
- Prof. Kiichiro Kagawa (University of Fukui - Japan)
- Prof. Giuliano F. Panza (International Centre for Theoretical Physics)

Invited Speakers

- Prof. Fumiaki Kimata (Nagoya University - Japan)
- Prof. CS Tan (National Tsing Hua University ? Taiwan)
- Dr. Andonowati (Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia)
- Dr. Ir. Hendrik Kurniawan (Makmur Mandiri Research Center, Indonesia)
- Dr. Armi Susandi (Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia)
- Dr. Ir. M. Dirhamsyah (Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Aceh)