ISDE Young Scientist Committee


ISDE will award the young scientist best paper and support her/him to participate in

The 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018, DES-2018,

Digital Earth for Sustainable Development in Africa

El Jadida, Morocco, at the Faculty of Science, Chouaib Douakkali University April 17-19, 2018.


To encourage young scientist interest in Digital Earth, ISDE cordially invite young scientists (under 35 years old) to compete in the Travel Award for the 2018 Digital Earth Summit. ISDE strives to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by students worldwide. This award is to provide an opportunity for young scientists to interact with the ISDE community at an early stage in their career.

General Requirements

  • Two awards will be provided - one particularly for the best paper of a young professional working in Africa and the second award for the best paper of a young professional worldwide;
  • Awardees are required to present the research paper in the conference. The criteria are referenced to the requirements of the Oral Presentation of the conference;
  • The participants have the exclusive opportunity to volunteer during the conference in close collaboration with the ISDE secretariat.

Award winners receive

  • An award certification, granted during the conference;
  • A flight ticket (economic class) to the conference place and one free conference registration;
  • An ISDE student membership (one year).

Application Procedure

  • A cover letter from the applicant, describing the anticipated benefits of attending the conference, and how other expenses (e.g., accommodations and daily allowance for food etc.) can be covered;
  • An abstract of the research paper (abstract and full paper template refereed to the requirements of the conference);
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s research advisor;
  • Applicants C.V.

These documents should be sent to Mr. Jiang Hao ( as one single PDF file, and the applicants name should appear in the email subject line and with the words “Travel Award for Young Scientists”. The selection process will be judged by the ISDE young scientist committee, and then getting the approval by the ISDE Bureau.

Time line

November, 24, 2017    Deadline for Abstract

December, 31, 2017    Deadline for Papers and Application Documents

February, 28, 2018       Notification of Winners


For more information and updates, please continue to visit the ISDE website ( and the conference website ( , or contact: Prof. Temneoujka Bandrova (Chair of the ISDE Young Scientist Committee, and Mr. Jiang Hao (Member of the ISDE Young Scientist Committee and the ISDE Secretariat,