It is my pleasure to announce the 3rd Conference of Digital Belt and Road (DBAR 2018) to be held in Tengchong, Yunnan, China from 5th of December 2018 to 7th of December 2018. DBAR is a pioneering international venture to share expertise, knowledge, technologies and data to demonstrate the significance of Earth observation and big Earth data applications for large-scale sustainable development.

The conference will host several specialized sessions examining the applications of big Earth data for sustainable development in different fields, such as environmental change, disaster mitigation, water resources, agriculture food security, natural and cultural heritage, coast and marine, urban and infrastructure, High Mountain and Arctic, and the need for big Earth data in solving large-scale regional and global problems.

Conference will host experts and participants from wide variety of public and private entities for improved partnerships and networking towards collaborative and collective efforts for regional sustainable development, through cooperation, sharing and integration of methodologies and data, and pooling of human and technological resources, as an example towards global sustainability.

You are all cordially invited to attend the DBAR 2018your participation will be a valuable addition to the scientific diversity of our event, necessary for the multi-faceted issue of sustainable development, and use of big Earth data for sustainable development goals.

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Authors are invited to submit an abstract via the conference website.

Themes are as the following : 

1.    Data Infrastructure and Platform for Big Earth Data

2.    Big Earth Data Applications in Agriculture and Food Security

3.    Big Earth Data Applications in Environmental Change and Sustainability

4.   Big Earth Data Applications in Sustainable Management of Coast and Sea

5.    Big Earth Data Applications for Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development

6.    Big Earth Data Applications in Disaster Risk Reduction

7.    Big Earth Data Applications in Sustainable Water Resource Management

8.    Big Earth Data Applications in Urban Environment and Sustainable Urban Development

9.    Observations of Changes in High Mountain and Arctic Cold Regions and Adaptation strategies

Abstract Submission Deadline  :  20 th September2018

Notification of Reception  :  th October2018


Conference and Scientific Committee Chair

GUO Huadong, Digital Belt and Road Program

Scientific Committee (in alphabetical order bylast name)

Valery BONDUR, Institute for Scientific Research of Aerospace Monitoring "AEROCOSMOS" (ISR “AEROCOSMOS”), Moscow, Russia

John GENDEREN, University of Twente, Netherlands

HAN Qunli, Integrated Researchon Disaster Risk (IRDR)

JIA Gensuo, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, China

Markku KULMALA, University of Helsinki, Finland

LIN Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

LI Yin, Bureau ofInternational Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Massimo MENENTI, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Graciela METTERNICHT, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Luke MUMBA, University of Zambia

Ishwaran NATARAJAN, International Centreon Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the Auspices of UNESCO

Paul UHLIR, Committee on Data of the International Council for Science

WANG Cuizhen, University of South Carolina, USA

WU Bingfang, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China

ZHAO QianJun, Bureau of Science & Technology for Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Program Committee


CHEN Fang, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

ZHANG Li, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

Members (in alphabetical order by last name)

Shukri AHMED, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO)

Silap BOUPHA, ASIA and PACIFIC Affairs of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Lao P.D.R.

Howard EPSTEIN, University of Virginia

Mazlan HASHIM, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

JIA Li, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

Houcine KHATTELI, Institut des Régions Arides (IRA), Tunisia

Kamal LABBASSI, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco

Rosa LASAPONARA, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis,National Research Council

Juha LEMMETYINEN, Finnish Meteorological Institute

LI Guoqing, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

LI Xin, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, CAS

LI Xinwu, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

LU Linlin, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

Marco MANCINI, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Martino PESARESI, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

QIU Yubao, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

Rajib SHAW, Keio University, Japan

Monthip SRIRATANA, Climate Change Research Strategy Center, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)

Bob SU, Twente University

Shahina TARIQ, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

WANG Changlin, International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)

WANG Xinyuan, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

YAN Dongmei, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS

Organizing Committee


LIU Jie, DBAR Secretariat

HONG Tianhua, HIST

LIU Yu, Tengchong City People’s Government  


LIANG Dong, DBAR Secretariat

ZHU Lanwei, DBAR Secretariat

Zeeshan Shirazi, DBAR Secretariat

LI Dan, DBAR Secretariat

CHEN Yaxi, DBAR Secretariat

JIANG Hao, ISDE Secretariat

WANG Meng, HIST Secretariat

BIAN Shanbin, Tengchong Tourism Development Bureau  

MA Zhonghua, Tengchong Tourism Development Bureau  


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