has decided to postpone DT14/ ICAL4 by the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak.
DT14 International Conference on Arid Land, Japan
1st circular of The DT XIV International Conference on Arid Land
Sponsored by The Japanese Association for Arid Land Studies (JAALS)
8-11 September 2020
Place: Multiple Hall of Matsuzaki
(301-1, Miyauchi, Matsuzaki Town, Kamo District, Shizuoka, 410-3696, JAPAN)
13 "Desert Technology" conferences from 1990 and 3 "International Conference on Arid Land" since 2011 have been held. Now they have been combined to be The DT XIV, International Conference on Arid Land. From this conference, changed the name to The DT XIV International Conference on Arid Land.
· the natural characteristics of arid areas and desertified areas (e.g. climate, hydrology, and vegetation),
· the mechanism of the desertification, and prevention methods.
· The human sciences towards overcoming constraints of arid land.
The conferences have been a great source of learning for researchers from the relevant countries who contributed their knowledge, technology and participated in the very productive working groups.
However, the issues of desertification still remain a global concern, requiring continued and expanding research to negate the consequences. The previous conferences have often focused on technological aspects of desertification in arid regions. Based on previous experiences and accomplishments, we offer an opportunity to participate in the comprehensive discussions, the presentation of research projects including natural, technological, and human sciences towards overcoming constraints of desertification.
The conference welcomes researchers associated with deserts and arid regions with diverse aspects of arid science, including natural science and the humanities.
･Stress biology & desert agriculture
･Soil and water technologies combating desertification
･Human and social sciences on Deserts; economy, society, culture and history
･Other related topics.
8th Sept.-- Transportation to Hotel/ Welcome reception at Hotel
9th Sept.-- Opening/ Academic Sessions at Conference hall/ IDC meeting
10th Sept.-- Academic Sessions at Conference hall/ Gala dinner at Hotel
11th Sept.-- Academic Sessions/ Way back to Tokyo
Call for Papers
Submission of abstract: 15 March 2020
(Title, author name(s) in full spelling with affiliation(s), 300-400 words abstract in English, and contact person's name with e-mail address)
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2020
Early registration deadline: 15 June 2020
Registration deadline: 31 July 2020
Manuscript submission deadline: 15 August 2020
(The official conference language is English.)
Conference chairperson: Yoshiko Kawabata
Co-chairperson: Ken Yoshikawa, Fumio Watanabe, Takahiro Morio
1. International Advisory Committee: International desert Council (IDC)
Chair of IDC : K. Yoshikawa (Japan)
B. Payne (USA), F. Watanabe (Japan), H. A. El-Shemy (Egypt), H. S. Gehlot (India), K. Toderich (Uzbekistan), H. Toyoda (Japan), M. Abu-Zreig (Jordan), R. Harper (Australia), S. Kumar (India), S. Shimada (Japan), S. Sinha (India), S. Suzuki (Japan), T. Davis (USA), T. Kojima (Japan), T. Morio (Japan), Y. Abe (Japan), Y. Kawabata (Japan), Y. Sakai (Japan),
2. Local Organizing Committee
A. Iwamoto (Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd), H. Fujimaki (Tottori Univ.), H. Nawata (Akita Univ.), H. Saito (Tokyo Univ. of Agri. & Tech.), H. Suganuma (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), H. Ushiki, J. Kubota (Natl. Inst. of Humanities), J. Tajima (Tokyo Univ. of Agri.), K. Imamura (Nagoya Gakuin Univ.), K. Kodama (Chiba Univ.),M. Hirata (Obihiro Univ. of Agri. & Vet. Med.), M. Shiraishi, M. Watanabe (Motoko Katakura Foundation for Desert Culture), N. Miki (Okayama Univ.), N. Yamanaka (Tottori Univ.), R. Tachibana (Tokyo Univ. of Agri.), S. Takahashi (Tokyo Univ. of Agri.), T. Nakamura (Univ. of Tsukuba), T. Saito(Tottori Univ.), T. Tanaka (SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.), Y. Ishikawa (Akita Pref. Univ.), Y. Kitamura (Tottori Univ.), Y. Konagaya (JSPS), Y. Yazawa (Chiba Inst. Tech.)
The papers presented in the conference will be published in The Journal of Arid Land Studies after critical peer review process.