Conference Organising Committee

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    General Chair

    Abdullah Al-Amri

    Founder & Editor-in-Chief
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
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    Conference Supervisor

    Nabil Khélifi

    Senior Publishing Editor
    Springer Middle East & North African Program
    Springer, a part of Springer Nature
    Heidelberg, Germany
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    Scientific Committee Chair

    François Roure

    Guest of Editorial Board
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
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    Scientific Committee Chair

    Walter D. Mooney

    Guest of Editorial Board
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    United States Geological Survey Western Region, USA
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    Local Organization Chair

    Mabrouk Boughdiri

    Associate Editor
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    University of Carthage, Bizerte, Tunisia
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    Evaluation Chair 

    Amjad Kallel

    Assistant Editor
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
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    Publication Chair

    Biswajeet Pradhan

    Associate Editor
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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    Publication Chair

    Essam Heggy

    Guest of Editorial Board
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    University of Southern California & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA
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    Program Chair

    Hakim Saibi

    Associate Editor / Assistant Editor
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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    Program Chair

    Domenico Doronzo

    Associate Editor / Assistant Editor
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
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    Communication Chair

    Mohamed Ksibi

    Guest of Editorial Board
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    ISBS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
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    Conference Manager

    Mohamed Sahbi Moalla

    Coordinator
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    ISET, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Conference Scientific Committee

All submitted papers to the 1st CAJG will be evaluated by the Associate Editors of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences in collaboration with our Invited Members of the Scientific Committee.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer. The proceedings will consist of 10 edited volumes covering the following tracks (more details on Publications).

We expressly wish to thank all editors and reviewers.

Track 1. Climate, paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental changes

Ali Al-Dousari: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait
Zhihua Zhang: Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Abdelkader Mezghani: Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Essam Heggy:
 University of Southern California & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA
Karumuri Ashok: Centre for Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Luca Basilone: University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Michael Sarnthein: University of Kiel, Germany & University of Innsbruck, Austria
Nabil Khélifi: Earth Sciences Editorial Department, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany

Track 2. Geo-informatics, remote sensing, geodesy

Alok Porwal: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India
Biswajeet Pradhan: University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Erhan Tercan: Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Gongwen Wang: China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Hongchao Fan: Wuhan University, China & Heidelberg University, Germany
Ibrahim Demir: The University of Iowa, USA
Joseph L. Awange: Curtin University, Australia
Marouane Temimi: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Michel Kasser: School of Business and Engineering Vaud, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Nilanchal Patel: Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Petri Pellikka: University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Saro Lee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea
Zhe Zhu: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA

Chandrashekhar Biradar: International Center for Agricultural Reseach in Dry Areas (ICARDA), Cairo, Egypt
Essam Heggy:
 
University of Southern California & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA
Fares Howari:
College of Natural and Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hamid Reza Pourghasemi:
College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Hesham M. El-Askary: 
Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, USA
Jean-Paul Deroin: Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Mohamed O. Arnous: Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
Murat Yakar: Mersin University, Engineering Faculty, Mersin, Turkey
Rifaat M. Abdalla:
Sultan Qaboos University, Department of Earth Sciences, Muscat, Oman
Stathis C Stiros:
Patras University, Patras, Greece

T. V. Ramachandra: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Track 3. Geoenvironmental engineering, geomechanics and geotechnics, geohazards

Adil K. Al-Tamimi: American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Ali Karrech: The University of Western Australia, Australia
Anna Maria Ferrero: University of Turin, Italy
António Viana Da Fonseca: University of Porto, Portugal
Candan Gokceoglu: Hacettepe University, Turkey
Dave Giles: University of Portsmouth, UK
Debasis Deb: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Feng Dai: Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Gemmina Di Emidio: Ghent University, Belgium
Isik Yilmaz: Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
Marco Barla: Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
Maria Rita Migliazza: Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Murat Karakus: University of Adelaide, Australia
Nadia Mokni: Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Fontenay-Aux-Roses, France
Pinnaduwa Kulatilake: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Arizona, USA
Rafiqul A. Tarefder: University of New Mexico, USA
Ramdane Bahar: University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene of Algiers, Algeria
Sanjay Kumar Shukla: School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Slobodan B. Mickovski: Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Wissem Frikha: National School of Engineers of Tunis, Tunisia
Zeynal Abiddin Erguler: Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey
Zhen-Dong Cui: China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China

Ali Lashkari: Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran
Amjad Kallel:
 ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Domenico Lombardi: School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK
Hany Farouk Shehata: Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE), Cairo, Egypt
Janusz Wasowski: National Research Council - Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection, Bari, Italy
John L. Zhou: University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Sadok Benmebarek: Biskra University, Algeria
Saffet Yagiz: School of Mining & Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Track 4. Geography, geoecology, geoarcheology, geotourism

Haroun Chenchouni: University of Tebessa, Algeria
Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Luisa Sabato: Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy

Ezzoura Errami: Chouaïb Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco
Fernando Rocha: University of Aveiro, Portugal

Track 5. Geophysics, seismology

Abdullah Al-Amri: King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Abderrahim Jardani:
Université de Rouen, Rouen, France
Ali Dehghani: University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Bernard Giroux: Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Québec, Canada
Cesare Comina: University of Turin, Italy
Dikun Yang: University of British Columbia, Canada
Gordon Cooper: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hakim Saibi: United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hesham El-Araby: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
LiZhen Cheng: Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada
Mansour Al-Garni: King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Maxim Smirnov: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Mehdi Eshagh: University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Mustapha Meghraoui: Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Myriam Schmutz: Bordeaux-INP, Pessac, France
Narasimman Sundararajan: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Rezene Mahatsente: The University of Alabama, AL, USA
Zuhair Hasan El-Isa: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Assia Harbi: Centre of Research of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics, Alger, Algeria
Giulio Vignoli:
 University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy & Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Aarhus, Denmark 
Hakim Gabtni: 
Technopole Borj Cedria, Tunis, Tunisia
Marcelo Assumpção: Geophysics Department, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Martin Mai: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Said Maouche: Center for Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics Geophysics, Algeria
Tuncay Taymaz: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Tuna Eken: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Walter D. Mooney: United States Geological Survey Western Region, USA

Track 6. Hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry

Angela Vallejos: Polytechnic School, University of Almeria, Spain
Antonio Pulido Bosch: University of Almeria, Spain
Broder J. Merkel: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany
Fernando A.L. Pacheco: Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro University – UTAD, Portugal
Haw Yen: Blackland Research & Extension Center, Texas A&M University, USA
Helder I. Chaminé: School of Engineering - ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Lahcen Zouhri: Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France
Lassâad Dassi: University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Maurizio Barbieri: University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Mikael Motelica-Heino: CNRS Orleans Campus, Orléans, France
Mingjie Chen: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Ozgur Kisi: lila State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Pradeep Naik: Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training & Research Institute, India
Tajudeen Muhammad Iwalewa: Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Abdelazim Negm: Zagazig University, Egypt
Gil Mahé:
IRD/HydroSciences Montpellier, France
Habib Abida:
University of Sfax, Tunisia
Kamel Zouari: University of Sfax, Tunisia
Mohamed Meddi: Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Hydraulique (ENSH), Blida, Algeria
Nadhir Al-Ansari: Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
Tefaruk Haktanir: Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Track 7. Mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology and volcanology

Aniket Chakrabarty: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Domenico Doronzo:
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Emanuela Schingaro: Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro - UniBa, Italy
John S. Armstrong-Altrin: The National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Mehmet Sabri Çelik: Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Shifeng Dai: China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China
Thilo Rennert: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Yalcin Ersoy: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

Abderrahmane Bendaoud: University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne, Algiers, Algeria
Ali Sdiri: ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ali Tlili: University of Sfax, Tunisia
Antoine Mulaba: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE), South Africa
Basem Zoheir: Benha University, Egypt & University of Kiel, Germany
Carlos J. Garrido: The Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute CSIC & University of Granada, Spain
Fernando Rocha: University of Aveiro, Portugal
İskender Işık: Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey
Kamal A. Ali: Faculty of Earth Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kamal Regmi: University of Namibia, Namibia
Mongi Felhi: University of Sfax, Tunisia
Mounir Medhioub: University of Sfax, Tunisia
Nasrrddine Youbi: Faculty of Sciences of Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
Pablo L. Higueras: University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
Sherif Kharbish: Suez University, El Suweis, Egypt

Track 8. Petroleum engineering and petroleum geochemistry

Barry Jay Katz: Chevron Corporation, USA
Reza Barati: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
Roger Davies: Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd., UK
Santanu Banerjee: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Tongwei Zhang: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Liang Xiao: China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China

Andrea Moscariello: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anirbid Sircar: Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, School of Petroleum Technology, Gandhinagar, India
Madani Benyoucef: Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Mustapha Stanbouli-Mascara University, Mascara, Algeria
Shirish Patil: Saudi Aramco and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Watheq J. Al-Mudhafar: Louisiana State University, Louisiana, USA

Track 9. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, geomorphology, pedology

Beatriz Bádenas: University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro: Catalan Institute IPHES, Tarragona, Spain
Bruno R.C. Granier: Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
Davide Baioni: Università degli Studi "Carlo Bo" di Urbino, Italy
Francesco Dela Pierre: University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Gerard D. Gierliński: Polish Geological Institute, Warszawa, Poland
Massimiliano Ghinassi: Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
Mabrouk Boughdiri: University of Carthage, Amilcar, Tunisia
Paul Selden: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Peter Bengtson: Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Piero Gianolla: University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Werner E. Piller: University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Abbas Marok: University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria
Álvaro Jiménez Berrocoso:
Repsol Exploration, Spain
Attila Çiner: Director of Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Benoît Deffontaines:
 Centre de Géosciences, Université de Marne-la-Vallée, France
Domenico Chiarella: Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Earth Sciences, Egham, UK
Dorrik Stow: Institute of Petroleum Engineering Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Eulàlia Gili: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Etienne Jaillard: Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Fabrice Cordey: University Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Fayez Ahmad: Dean of Natural Resources and Environment Faculty, The Hashemite University, Jordan 
Fekri Kamoun: University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Hédi Negra: Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia
Idoia Rosales: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Spain
Issa Makhlouf: Hashemite University, Jordan
Matteo Spagnolo: School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Mohamed A.K. El-Ghali‎: Department of Earth Sciences‎, Sultan Qaboos University‎, Muscat, Oman
Mohamed Soussi: Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia
Oula Amrouni: National Institute of Marines Sciences and Technologies, Salammbô, Tunisia
Patricia Vickers-Rich: Monash University & Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Peter Skelton: The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Poppe de Boer: Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Timothy Paul Beach: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA

Track 10. Structural / petroleum / mining geology, geodynamics, marine geology

Dominique Frizon de Lamotte: Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Eugenio Fazio: University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Stefano Tavani: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Zakaria Hamimi: Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Vincenzo Festa: University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Wilfried Bauer: German University of Technology in Oman, Athaibah, Oman

Abdelfatah Tahiri: Mohammed V University in Rabat, Agdal, Rabat, Morocco
Amara Masrouhi: 
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ana Crespo Blanc: University of Granada, Spain
Celâl Sengör: Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Chokri Jallouli: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Christian Gorini: Sorbonne University, Paris, France
David Boote: DavidBoote Consulting Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Estelle Leroux: IFREMER, Unité Géosciences Marines, Plouzané, France
Federica Riguzzi: National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Roma, Italy
Federico Rossetti: Università Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Fouad Zargouni: University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
François Roure: IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
Hédi Zouari: Water Researches and Technologies Centre, Borj Cedria, Tunisia
Jan Golonka: University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
Kosmas Pavlopoulos: Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Michael Weber: Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Germany
Mourad Bédir: Technopole Borj Cedria, Tunis, Tunisia
Nadine Ellouz-Zimmermann: IFP – Energies Nouvelles, France
Olivier Bellier: CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
Samir Bouaziz: University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Sami Khomsi: King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Soumyajit Mukherjee: Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay, India
Vasilios Kapsimalis: Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Anavyssos, Greece
Walter L. Pohl: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria


Conference Technical Committee

under construction

Track 1. Climate, paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental changes

 

Track 2. Geo-informatics, remote sensing, geodesy

 

Track 3. Geoenvironmental engineering, geomechanics and geotechnics, geohazards

 

Track 4. Geography, geoecology, geoarcheology, geotourism

 

Track 5. Geophysics, seismology

 

Track 6. Hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrochemistry

 

Track 7. Mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology and volcanology

 

Track 8. Petroleum engineering and petroleum geochemistry

 

Track 9. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, geomorphology, pedology

 

Track 10. Structural / petroleum / mining geology, geodynamics, marine geology

 

 

Local Organization Team

Aiman Medhioub: FLSHS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Chedliya Ghemari: FST, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Dhouha Mabrouk: FLSHS, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Dorsaf Ben Othmen: FST, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Farah Bouhamed: FSG, University of Gabes, Tunisia
Mehdi Nafa: University of Badji Mokhtar-Annabaa, Algeria
Mohamed Sahbi Moalla: ISET, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Oula Amrouni: INSTM, Tunis, Tunisia
Yasmine Bacha: FLSHS, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Zied Marzouki: LGEET, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Springer Support Team

Christian Witschel: Editorial Director / Earth Sciences, Geography & Environment, Springer, Germany
Deidre Hudson Reuss: Senior Marketing Manager, Springer, Germany
Doerthe Mennecke-Buehler: Book Production Coordinator, Springer, Germany
Emery Joy Enarsao: AJGS Assistant, Springer Journal Editorial Office (JEO), Manila, Philippines
Helen Rachner: Editorial Assistant, Springer, Germany
Joseph Villarosa: AJGS Production Coordinator, Springer Journal Editorial Office (JEO), Manila, Philippines
Nabil Khelifi: Senior Publishing Editor / Manager MENA Publishing Program, Springer, Germany
Reyhaneh Majidi: Editorial Assistant, Springer, Germany