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The First International Conference on Biodiversity and Invasion Control


March 7-13, 2010 - Cancun, Mexico

Call for Papers

The biologic equilibrium on its vast immensity is a challenge for both knowledge gathering and its understanding. Preserving the existing species under rapid economy, one the one side, and using the diversity of environmental species for industrial purposes is a very week balance. There is a risk of for ever damaging the existence of thousands of species, or miss the opportunity of using them for the benefit of humanity. Therefore, measuring and interpreting the impact of human actions on the diversity on marine and oceanic life, on Arctic and Antarctic bio-climate, or on forest ecosystems represent one way to prevent ecological disasters and predict possible environmental changes.

The inaugural event, BIODIV 2010, The First International Conference on Biodiversity and Invasion Control, deals with such ecosystem diversity, and the use of their existence for humanity in terms of industrial products, drug production, but also in terms of studying and modeling the ecological degradation, such loss of Poles’ ice, food-chain dependency survival, wildlife endurance, or ozone holes. It also bring to the stage different disruption side-effect of the landscape changes, detection and warning systems, invasion of alien species, and the need for public awareness and education.

BIODIV 2010 deals with technical papers presenting research and practical results, industrial small- and large-scale systems, challenging applications, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific topics on biodiversity, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas. 

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions

Marine & oceanic bio-technologies

  • Marine science
  • Microbiology am marine eco-systems
  • Measuring impact of organic pollutants
  • Marine-derived drugs
  • Drug discovery sand marine -derived compounds
  • Cosmetics
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Artificial bones
  • Glues for mussels
  • Heat resistant enzymes

Oceanic bio-diversity

  • Coastal health
  • Measurement and predictions
  • Environmental change predictions
  • Reef and marine ecosystems
  • Microscopic plankton
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic agents
  • Bio-mineralization and nano-technologies
  • Aquaculture
  • Algology

Arctic and Antarctic bio-pulse

  • Resource exploitation and large-scale eco- perturbations
  • Under-ice ecosystems
  • Adaptation and survival strategies
  • Food-chain dependence survival
  • Aeronomy
  • Monitoring ozone holes
  • Polar stratospheric clouds
  • Glaceology
  • Loss of ice modeling
  • Ice shelves’ move prediction
  • Wildlife and endurance in cold eco-systems

Forest landscape

  • Monitoring landscape changes
  • Methods and tools to assess and manage changes
  • Conservation criteria
  • Restoration planning
  • Patterns and processes in changing landscapes
  • Scaling in landscape analysis
  • Disruptions in landscape changes
  • Biodiversity conservation during landscape planning and changing
  • Management and sustainability of changing landscapes
  • Urban forestry and urban expansion


  • Detection and warning systems
  • Control and sustainable management
  • Risk assessment
  • Alien species
  • Ecological adaptation
  • Fragmentation and scale effect
  • Biological invasions and climate change
  • International conventions on biological invasions
  • Public awareness and education


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: CPS (see:
Archived: IEEE CSDL (Computer Science Digital Library) and IEEE Xplore
Submitted for indexing: Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index
Other indexes are being considered: INSPEC, DBLP, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Important deadlines:

Extension till November 4 to accommodate EU Project deadlines
Submission (full paper) October 17, 2009 November 4, 2009
Notification November 26, 2009
Registration December 13, 2009
Camera ready December 18, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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