Call for Participation: The 4th Workshop of Asian Young Geographers

November 29th-December 2nd, 2024


As global climate change and environmental challenge become increasingly severe, Asia, the most populous and geographically diverse continent in the world, is facing unprecedented challenges in its geographical characteristics and evolutionary trends. The natural geographical landscape, ecological environment, and socio-economic development of Asia are all deeply influenced by global change. These changes not only concern the well-being of the people in Asian countries but also have profound impacts on global sustainable development.

Co-organized by Young Geographer Working Group of Asian Geographical Association (AGA-YGWG) and Yuxi Normal University, the 4th Workshop of Asian Young Geographers will be held during November 29th-December 2nd 2024 in Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, China. The upcoming workshop themed "Geography of Asia under Global Change" will delve into the impacts of global change on Asia's physical geography, human geography, geographical science and environment science. The workshop will gather young scholars from various fields of geography to share research outcomes and experiences, providing scientific references and policy support for Asia and the world to explore coping strategies and sustainable development paths aiming at addressing global change challenges.

The workshop program will be formally announced in few weeks. Young researchers, scholars and graduate students in global geography and related disciplines are welcome to participate and present their cutting-edge research outcomes.

Theme of the Workshop

Geography of Asia under Global Change

Date & Location

Date: November 29th-December 2nd, 2024.
Location: Hongta District, Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, China.


  • Young Geographer Working Group of Asian Geographical Association (AGA-YGWG)
  • The Young Geographer Committee of the Geographical Society of China (GSC-YGC)
  • The Young Creative Network of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE-YSIN)


  • Yuxi Normal University


  • The IGU Task Force for Young and Early Career Geographers (IGU-YECG)

Main Topics

The main conference topics will include but are not limited to:
  • Modeling of Geographic World in Open Web Environment
  • Cooperation in Intergrating of Geo-analysis Models
  • Spatio-Temporal Modelling and Integration
  • Interoperability, Reusability, and Integrated Systems
  • Information Technology for Sharing and Integrating Geo-analysis Models
  • Visualization of Geographical Data and Interaction of Geo-analysis Models
  • Tools and Methods of Participatory Modelling
  • Geographic Modeling as a Key Component in VGE


Academic Committee

  • Chair:
    Prof. Dahe QinChinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Members:
    Prof. Kanat BaigarinNazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
    Prof. Lai Vinh CamVietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
    Prof. Fahu ChenChinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Prof. Ahmet ErtekIstanbul University, Turkey
    Prof. Bojie FuChinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Prof. Chul Sue HwangKyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
    Prof. Guonian LvNanjing Normal University, China
    Prof. Michael MeadowsUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa
    Prof. Yuji MurayamaUniversity of Tsukuba, Japan
    Prof. Suresh Chand RaiUniversity of Delhi, India
    Prof. Changlin WangChinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Prof. Guoyou ZhangChinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Prof. Chenghu ZhouChinese Academy of Sciences, China

Organizing Committee

  • Chairs:
    Prof. Min ChenNanjing Normal University, China
    Prof. Erfu DaiChinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Prof. Dejiang LiuYuxi Normal University, China
  • Co-Chairs:
    Ms. Xuanzi ZhangThe Asian Geographical Association
    Prof. Li HeXi’an Jiaotong University, China
    Prof. Falyu QinYuxi Normal University, China
    Prof. Jiangbo GaoChinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Dr. Zhen LiuChinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Dr. Gaurav SikkaLalit Narayan Mithila University, India
  • Members:
    Dr. Vu Thi BacVietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Prof. Suh-hee ChoiKyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
    Prof. Debajit DattaJadavpur University, India
    Prof. Xing HuangSouth China University of Technology, China
    Dr. Ömer Emre KuşçuIstanbul University, Turkey
    Ms. Chenyan LiGeographical Society of China, China
    Prof. Gang LiNorthwest University, China
    Prof. Wei LuoNational University of Singapore, Singapore
    Dr. Dhritiraj SenguptaEast China Normal University, China
    Prof. Gulomjon UmirzakovNational University of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan
    Prof. Hao WuCentral China Normal University, China
    Prof. Li Wu Yuxi Normal University, China
    Prof. Zhuo WuGuangzhou University, China

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Pengjun Zhao
Peking University
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Prof. Xiaoping Yang
Zhejiang University

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman
University of Peshawar, Pakistan
President, Pakistan Geographical Association

Prof. Erfu Dai
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

Prof. Wenwen Li
Arizona State University

Dr. Junxi Qian
Associate Professor
University of Hong Kong

Call for Session Proposals

  • To organize a session, please contact Prof. Li He (
  • The deadline of submitting session proposal: August 20st, 2024.
  • Session proposals must include:

    (1) Proposed session title and introduction

    (2) Information of session chair(s): name, professional title (Dr., Prof., …), affiliation, email, other information.

    (3) Information of presenters to be invited or who have been invited to the session (if any): name, professional title (Dr., Prof., …), affiliation, email, title of speech, abstract.

Registration and payment

Type Early Bird Registration (by Oct. 1st) Regular Registration (from Oct.2nd and on-site)
Regular Participant ¥2000 CNY ¥2200 CNY
Student ¥1200 CNY ¥1400 CNY


  • Registration fees listed above include lunches, dinners and coffee breaks during the workshop.
  • For Chinese participants, please register for the conference and pay the registration fee through the conference website.
  • For international participants, please register and submit abstract/paper through the conference website ( and pay the registration fee by cash on site (Only CNY accepted) on November 29, 2024. The rate you pay on-site will depend on the date you register and submit abstract.


Workshop Language

English is the presenting language of the workshop.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Session Proposal Submission: August 20th, 2024.
  • Online registration and submission will be available starting from August 25th, 2024.
  • Deadline for early bird registration: October 1st, 2024.
  • Deadline for Abstract or full paper submission: November 1st, 2024.

Program Book

The 4th Workshop of Asian Young Geographers:   Download


Call for Application of the Excellent Paper Award (EPA 2024)

  • To apply for the Excellent Paper Award (EPA 2024), authors must submit a full length research PAPER (5000-8000 words).
  • The paper being submitted for EPA evaluation must be original and must not have been submitted to any other publication.
  • The award will be granted to several nominated papers selected by the EPA Committee.
  • Applicants must select “Submit for EPA” option when submit their papers using the online submission system.
  • EPA applicants must orally present their papers in the workshop.
  • The deadline of EPA application is October 31th, 2024.
  • The winners of EPA will be announced in the closing ceremony.
  • All EPA applicants must be YGWG members. Membership Application Form can be found under the page of “Join Us” on AGA-YGWG’s website ( Membership applicants need to fill the forms and email the forms to the corresponding regional contact person. Emails of regional contact persons can be found under the page “Join Us”. Applicants can also directly email the Membership Application Form to the office of AGA-YGWG (Dr. Kai Zhang:

Contact Us

  • Dr. Kai Zhang (regular participants and students consulting)