The Digital Belt and Road Program (DBAR) is an International Science Program initiated through the collaborations between Chinese and international experts from several countries, which was formally established in 2016. Currently, 57 countries, international organizations and international programs participate in the program to share data, experience, technology, and knowledge to promote and facilitate use of science and technology for the sustainable development in the Belt and Road region.
The 5th Digital Belt and Road Conference (DBAR 2021) will be held in Beijing, China, from September 6 to 8, 2021. The conference will focus to develop partnerships in Belt and Road region towards data sharing, use of Big Earth Data and other cooperative relationships to support and serve the UN SDGs in the region. The conference hopes to facilitate discussions towards improving use of Big Earth Data for monitoring UN SDGs and discuss case studies demonstrating their efficacy and implementation. The conference will also provide opportunities for exploring new research and applications of Big Earth Data in interdisciplinary fields, and help to establish a communication platform for scientists and decision makers to promote sustainable development in the "Digital Belt and Road" region.
I. Conference theme
Sustainable Development Partnership in the Digital Belt and Road
II. Discussion topics
The conference has been divided into five groups namely, Data Cooperation, Natural Resource, Environment and Disaster, Societal Development, and Regional Development for dedicated and in-depth discussion on different aspects with in these broad areas of sustainable development and scientific cooperation.
|Chapter Group||Session Title||Duration (hour)|
Activities of Scientific Data Centers in the Belt and Road Region.
|Water Resource Security and Efficient Utilization under Global Change||1.5|
Agriculture and food security
Environment and Disaster
|Environmental dimension of SDGs||1.5|
|Big Earth Data for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development Goals||1.5|
|Sustainable Development of World Heritage||1.5|
|Big Earth Data and Sustainable Cities||1.5|
Big Earth Data for Sustainable Development and Management of Coast and Sea
|Big Earth Data for Sustainable Development in High Mountain Asia and Arctic region||1.5|
III. Call for Abstracts
All participants in the 5th Digital Belt and Road Conference (DBAR 2021) need to register, the presentations and abstracts should be uploaded online.
Abstract submission deadline: July 12, 2021
Excellent research will be recommended for publication in the Big Earth Data Journal (ESCI) and China Scientific Data.
Note: The official language of the conference is English and therefore all abstracts to be submitted should be drafted in English. This conference does not requires full text submission.
IV. Important Dates
|12th July, 2021||Deadline for submission of abstract (in English)|
|15th July, 2021||Notification of acceptance of abstract|
|6th-8th September, 2021||The 5th "Digital Silk Road" International Conference|
V. Registration and Attendance
The registration fee covers the participation to the opening and closing ceremonies of the International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals and the 5th International Conference on Digital Silk Road, the plenary and parallel sessions, exhibitions and organized recreational trips, the conference materials and tea breaks, etc.
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