Call for Papers

International Society for Environmental Information Sciences
















General Inquiries





(306) 337-2306


Paper Submission

June 15, 2004

Early registration

June 1, 2004


August 25-27, 2004


Registration Form



Delta Regina

Room Reservation Call



Fax reservation form to:

1 (306) 359-9040




For future updates and reminders about the ISEIS'2004. 

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August 25-27, 2004

Delta Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


FINAL PROGRAM is available


All accepted papers will be published in Environmental Informatics Archives (EIA).

Further selected papers will be considered for publication in Journal of Environmental Informatics (JEI).

Latest Reminders:

- Please send in your Speaker Information Form now.

- Please contact, if you do not receive a prompt response to your registration by fax.

- The Guidelines for Oral Presentations and Speaker Information Form are available now.

- The preliminary programme is available now.

- The requirements for poster presentations are available now.

Conference Topics

- Decision and risk analysis for environmental management
- Environmental policy analysis
- Mathematical methods for systems optimization
- Environmental Statistics
- Environmental data and information management
- Environmental and ecological modeling and assessment
- Simulation, optimization, and control of waste treatment and pollution reduction processes
- Environmental, resources, and energy management and planning
- Environmental geomatics - GIS/RS and other spatial information technologies
- Geographical analysis for urban and regional development
- Monitoring and analytical techniques of environmental quality
- Artificial intelligence and expert systems for environmental and energy applications
- Computer graphics and vision for environmental decision support
- Other areas of environmental systems science and information technology

Abstract Submission and Acceptance

Prospective presenters are invited to electronically submit an abstract in 200-300 words. The abstract can be sent as email attachment (Word or RTF format), or simply in email text. The abstract must include paper title, author name(s) and full mailing address(es), as well as email address of the corresponding author. Abstracts should be sent to:

Full-length Papers    

The authors of accepted abstracts are requested to submit their full-length papers not later than June 15, 2004. Authors are required to prepare their papers based on the guidelines for publication in the Environmental Informatics Archives (EIA), a series of volumes of ISEIS conference proceedings. The format requirements are simple and the guidelines are easy to follow with the use of the sample paper.

Full paper guidelines


The 2004 volume of Environmental Informatics Archive containing your paper will be available at the registration desk of the conference. Selected papers will be further peer-reviewed after the conference for publication in the Journal of Environmental Informatics (JEI).

ISEIS'2003 Authors

An ISEIS'2003 author may orally present his/her paper that was submitted to the ISEIS'2003 and already published in the Environmental Informatics Archive 2003 issue. Re-submission is not needed in this case. In addition to making your registration, you must also email the conference secretariat (, and state your case with quoting your name, ISEIS'2003 paper number and title to ensure your presentation is included in the ISEIS'2004 program.

Guidelines for Oral Presentation

- Submit the completed Speaker Information Form for each presentation to ( before
July 31, 2004.
- Authors will not be permitted to use their own laptops for presentations.
- It is necessary to meet your session chair in the room designated for your session before the session begins. Any last minute information will be provided there. At that time, please verify that the session chair has a copy of your “Speaker Information Form” and your presentation file on the computer.

- Only MS PowerPoint for Windows is available for PC projector presentation.
- Only Windows operating systems are available.
- It is suggested to save your files for the presentation to a CD-ROM. It must be submitted to the registration desk at the time of on-site registration.
- Please label both the disk and its case with sufficient information to uniquely identify the presentation, including paper number, title, or authors.
- Use your paper number and your last name for the PowerPoint file name: for example, 04-321-Smith.ppt.
- To avoid problems with incompatibility, use common font types (such as Arial or Times New Roman) and avoid excessive animation.
- An assistant will be on-site with the equipments to get your file ready for presentation.

- A presentation must not exceed 15 minutes in length, and will be followed immediately by a 5 minute question period.
- Session chairs will be instructed to adhere rigidly to the presentation schedule. Presentations that go over the allotted time period will not be permitted.
- The presentation schedule will be sent to you with final programme as soon as it is available.


Poster Presentation

A poster session is open throughout the conference. Poster boards in common area of the meeting will be provided to registered participants to present the highlights of a subject. Please contact the programme committee ( as soon as possible if you are interested in showing your work with posters. In case the space is not adequate to accommodate all the needs, priority will be first given to those will not present orally, and then corporation/industry participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The requirements for poster presentations are available here.

Registered participants can feel free to bring along any brochures and pamphlets to the conference. Tables are available for distribution during the conference. Please hand them over to conference staff at registration desk.

Preliminary Programme

August 25, 2004 (Wednesday)

08:00 - 22:00  Registration
09:00             Poster setup starts
13:00             Poster session starts
19:00 - 22:00  Reception

August 26, 2004 (Thursday)

08:00 - 22:00  Registration
08:30 - 10:00  Opening ceremony and keynote speeches
10:00 - 10:20  Break
10:20 - 12:00  Technical sessions
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch
13:00 - 15:20  Technical sessions
15:20 - 15:40  Break
15:40 - 18:00  Technical sessions
19:00 - 21:00  Banquet

August 27, 2004 (Friday)

08:00 - 10:00  Registration
08:00 - 10:00  Technical sessions
10:00 - 10:20  Break
10:20 - 12:00  Technical sessions
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch
13:00 - 15:20  Technical sessions
15:20 - 15:40  Break
15:40 - 18:00  Technical sessions

Please email for any inquires about the conference programme.


Fee Schedule

Before June 1, 2004:     Regular $250US/$310CDN      Student $100US/$125CDN

A late registration fee of $50 US / $65 CDN will be applied to all registrations submitted after June 1, 2004.

Ways to register

- By fax. Complete and fax the registration form to (306) 337-2305. Payment by credit card only.

- By mail. Complete and mail the registration form to:

              ISEIS, 4246 Albert Street, Suite 413, Regina, SK S4S 3R9, Canada.

- By email. Send the filled form as attachment to Payment by bank transfer only.

Download Registration Form Word  PDF

For inquires about registration, please email


Payment Options

- Credit card: Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Please include card number, expiration date, and signature of the cardholder. Incomplete credit card information will delay processing.

- Check or Money Order: Payable to "ISEIS", and enclosed with the registration form in one envelope.

- Bank transfer: Please refer to the second page of the registration form.

Payment must be included with each method of registration. Registrations without payment will not be processed.

Confirmation and Receipt

An email confirmation of your conference registration will be sent to those who have successfully registered. The receipt will be mailed to you as soon as the fee is charged. Receipts will be available on-site for payments received after July 1, 2004.


Requests for cancellation must be received in writing via email ( or by fax (+1 (306) 337-2305) prior to July 31, 2004 for a full refund less a $30 CDN processing charge. Cancellations will not be accepted after July 31, 2004.

Official Invitations

An official letter of invitation may be sent to you by postal mail upon request. For non-authors, the conference registration must be made before the letter can be offered. Please send your request to with following details:

Full name. (Exactly same as it appears on your passport if this is for visa purpose.)

Title (Dr./Mr./Ms./Mrs.), Affiliation and its mailing address.

Paper number and Paper Title (for authors only).


Meeting Venue

The conference will be held at Delta Regina Hotel. It is conveniently located in the heart of Regina. Two large retail complexes, The Galleria and the Cornwall Centre, and Casino Regina surround the property. Only minutes away is the award winning 2300 acre park and lake, Wascana Centre, home to a variety of year-round events and festivals.

Visit Delta Regina's website


Delta Regina Hotel

You will enjoy the convenience of staying at the conference site.

Special favorite rates for ISEIS'2004 participants:

$95.00 CAN per night, plus 14% tax.

Single/Double occupancy: Delta Queen, Premier Queen, or Premier King.

$15.00 per additional person.

Children under 17 stay free in parents room.

The summer of 2004 features lots of festive activities with many guests coming to the city. We suggest you book your room as early as possible.

Methods of reservation:

- By phone

The best way to reserve your room is to call Delta Regina Hotel directly at 1-800-209-3555. You need to quote "ISEIS2004" for the special rate.

- By fax

If you have difficulty to reach Delta Regina by phone, you can send the reservation form to Delta Regina by fax. The form can be downloaded in Word and PDF formats.

Download room reservation form   Word     PDF

Please advise the conference committee via email ( or phone of your reservation as soon as it is made.

Welcome to Regina

- Centre of the grand prairie of Canada;

- Capital city of the largest wheat province;

- Home of the Training Academy of RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police);

- Transition to Banff, Yellowstone and Glacier national parks;

- Direct flights from/to Toronto, Vancouver, Minneapolis and other major cities.

Locate Regina on map

Images courtesy of Tourism Regina


 University of Regina

 Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

 Petroleum Technology Research Centre

 Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative

 Texas A&M University

 Environment Canada

 Saskatchewan Environment


Saskatchewan Industry and Resources

Tourism Regina

Tourism Saskatchewan



Conference Chair: G.H. Huang - University of Regina

International Scientific Committee

Chair: N.B. Chang - Texas A&M University, USA

B. Baetz - McMaster University, Canada

B. Bass - Environment Canada, Canada

I. Casas - State University of New Nork at Buffalo, USA

A. Chakma - University of Waterloo, Canada

C.W. Chan - University of Regina, Canada

Y.C. Chang - National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

D. Chen - Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

A.J. Duben - Southeast Missouri State University, USA

A. Ernest - Western Kentucky University, USA

L. Fang - Ryerson University, Canada

X.L. Guo - University of Saskatchewan, Canada

G.W. Huang - Niigata University, Japan

P. Jowitt - Heriot Watt University, UK

K. Karatzas - Aristotle University, Greece

J. Li - Ryerson University, Canada

Y.T. Li - Wuhan University, China

D.P. Loucks - Cornell University, USA

I.B. MacNeill - University of Western Ontario, Canada

B. Möller - Aalborg University, Danmark

M. Nakayama - Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

J.R. Ni - Peking University, China

G.G. Patry - University of Ottawa, Canada

G. Sander - Loughborough University, UK

L.H. Shih - National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

S.P. Simonovic - University of Western Ontario, Canada

A. St-Hilaire - University of Quebec, Canada

M.E. Tyler - University of Calgary, Canada

C. Valeo - University of Calgary, Canada

X.H. Wang - University of Cincinnati, USA

B.G. Wilson - University of New Brunswick, Canada

D.W.S. Wong - George Mason University, USA

J. Xia - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

I.X. Xu - University of Windsor, Canada

Z.F. Yang - Beijing Normal University, China

S.C. Yeh - National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

J.S. Yeomans - York University, Canada

Y.Y. Yin - University of British Columbia, Canada

Organizing Committee

Chair: M. Wilson - Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative

M. Chen - Saskatchewan Environment

W. Dybvig - Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

Y. Li - Environment Canada

T. Paitoon - University of Regina

J.B. Li - University of Northern British Columbia

L. Liu - Dalhousie University

G.M. Zeng - Hunan University

G.Q. Wang - Tsinghua University

Y.F. Li - Meteorological Services Canada
B. Chen - University of Regina
Y. Huang - University of Regina
Q. Lin - University of Regina
I. Maqsood - University of Regina
M. Monea - Petroleum Technology Research center
X. Qin - University of Regina


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