2-6 May 2023 | University of Toronto, Scarborough, Canada

The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2023 (ISEM 2023), under the theme ‘Ecological Models for Tomorrow’s Solutions’, will bring together scientists from all professions and applications that deal with the use of ecological models and systems ecology.

The Ecological Modelling community will meet in Toronto to discuss and share ideas. In this conference, ecological modellers will join in their ongoing effort in advancing the concepts and methods of ecological modelling to develop ecological theory in a wide range of topics and modelling approaches.

Conference Topics

We will be inviting contributions that present novel strategies to improve the contribution of models to environmental management, including the development of ecological model ensembles, novel uncertainty analysis techniques, Bayesian inference methods, emerging techniques of data assimilation and model optimization.

The abstract submission system will open on 5 October 2022.

Abstract submission deadline – 25 November 2022.

  • Dynamic ecosystem models
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Ensemble modelling
  • Data assimilation and optimization techniques
  • Machine learning and (big) data
  • Model integration, metamodels
  • Individual-based modelling
  • Software and tools
  • Bioenergetics: Dynamic energy budget models
  • Network modelling
  • Models of socio-ecological systems
  • Models of global, climate and land-use change
  • Sustainability and resilience
  • Ecosystem services
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Community models
  • Marine ecology and fisheries
  • Forests
  • Freshwaters (lakes and rivers)
  • Models of epidemics

Conference deadlines

  • Symposium submission deadline – 16 September 2022
  • Abstract submission system open – 5 October 2022
  • Abstract submission deadline – 25 November 2022
  • Early registration deadline – 27 January 2023
  • Author registration deadline - 27 January 2023