The 6th International Conference of Palaeogeography will take place in Nanjing, China on May 17th–20th, 2024.
First Circular of the 6th International Conference of Palaeogeography
May 17–20, 2024
Life Evolution, Palaeogeography and Resources
The International Conference of Palaeogeography (ICP) is a biennial event that aims to foster international academic exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration in palaeogeography and related fields. It also has strategic significance for the prediction and exploration of energy and mineral resources worldwide. Since its inception in 2013, the ICP has been held five times in China, including in Beijing (2013), Beijing (2015), Chengdu (2017), Beijing (2019) and Wuhan (2022). On the recommendation of late Prof. Zengzhao FENG, which was agreed by the International Society of Palaeogeography Council, the sixth ICP (ICP6) is to be co-sponsored by the International Society of Palaeogeography, the Palaeontological Society of China, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Editorial Committee of the Journal of Palaeogeography, and Lithofacies Palaeogeography Committee of the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry and will be organized by Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS), along with some other organizations in China. The ICP6 will take place in Nanjing, China in May, 2024.
Sadly, Prof. Zengzhao FENG passed away in January, 2023. We would like to commemorate his great contributions to the development of palaeogeography in China and beyond by hosting a successful ICP6.
The International Society of Palaeogeography (ISP)
The Palaeontological Society of China (PSC)
China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
Editorial Committee of the Journal of Palaeogeography
Lithofacies Palaeogeography Committee of the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS)
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy (LPS)
Stratigraphy and Paleontology Committee of the Geological Society of China
Coalfield Geology Committee of the Geological Society of China
Petroleum Geology Committee of the Chinese Petroleum Society
Jiangsu Palaeontological Society (JPS)
China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
China University of Petroleum (East China)
Central South University
Zhejiang Institute of Geological Survey
Wuhan Center of China Geological Survey
Bureau of Natural Resources, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province
Bureau of Natural Resources, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
The sessions of the ICP6 include (but not limited to):
(1) Palaeobiogeography and major evolutionary events of life
(2) Lithofacies palaeogeography and sedimentology
(3) Tectonic palaeogeography and global palaeogeographic reconstruction
(4) Resource palaeogeography and sedimentary mineral deposits
(5) Quaternary palaeogeography and palaeogeography of human historical periods
(6) Palaeogeography and Earth system modeling
(7) Small-scale palaeogeography and sedimentary architecture
(8) Global change and event sedimentation
(9) Lake sedimentation and palaeogeography
(10) New theories and techniques in palaeogeographic researches
We welcome all colleagues to actively propose new sessions by filling out the session application form (see attachment). Please submit to the conference secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the deadline (October 1, 2023).
4. Scientific Committee
Chairman: Shenghe WU, David A.T. HARPER
Vice chairman: Suping PENG, Maoyan ZHU, Ian D. SOMERVILLE
Secretary General: Bo WANG, Santanu BANERJEE, Daidu FAN
John S. ARMSTRONG-ALTRIN
Emese M. BORDY
Robert V. BURNE
Margaret L. FRAISER
Franz T. FÜRSICH
Stefania Nunzia LISCO
A.J. (Tom) van LOON
Spencer G. LUCAS
Emilia Le PERA
Tadeusz Marek PERYT
Fotini A. POMONI
Mihai Emilian POPA
5. Organizing Committee
Chairman: Renbin ZHAN, Zhidong BAO
Vice chairman: Jun WANG, Bo WANG, Hairuo QING, Xiujuan ZHENG
Secretary General: Yuandong ZHANG, Benzhong XIAN
Vice Secretary General: Yuan WANG, Bin WAN, Xiang FANG
Chairman: to be confirmed.
Member: to be confirmed.
Secretary General: Yuan WANG.
Venue: Nanjing Hengda Hotel, No. 188 Yonghu Road, Lishui District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Pre-conference field excursion: Neoproterozoic–Palaeozoic marine deposits and geological events in Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces, South China.
Opening Ceremony, plenary talks, oral presentations, poster presentations
Oral presentations, poster presentations, mid-conference field excursion (half day)
Closing Ceremony, plenary talks, oral presentations, poster presentations.
Post-conference field excursions: (1) Neoprotrozoic–Palaeozoic successions and fossil records in the Middle–Upper Yangtze Region, South China; (2) Mesozoic tehhestrial deposits and biotas in the Yan-Liao area, North China.
(1) Pre-conference field excursion: Neoproterozoic–Palaeozoic marine deposits and geological events in Anhui, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces, South China.
Participants will visit several classic stratigraphic sections and biotas of Neoproterozoic and Palaeozoic in the border area of Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces, including the Lantian biota in Anhui Province, the Duibian section (GSSP for the Jiangshanian Stage, Cambrian) in Jiangshan City, Huangnitang section (GSSP for the Dahhiwilian Stage, Ordovician) in Changshan County, Lijia biota in Jiande City, and the Meishan section (GSSPs for both the Changxingian Stage of Permian, and the Permian-Triassic Boundary) in Changxing County, Zhejiang Province, etc.
(2) Post-conference field excursion 1: Neoproterozoic–Palaeozoic successions and fossil records in the Middle–Upper Yangtze Region, South China
Participants will investigate several classic stratigraphic sections and some exceptionally-preserved biotas of Neoproterozoic to Palaeozoic in Hubei, Hunan and Chongqing provinces/municipality, including the Shibantan biota (Ediacaran), Luoyixi section (GSSP for the Guzhangian Stage, Cambrian), Paibi section (GSSP for the Paibian Stage, Cambrian), Liexi biota (Ordovician) and Xiangxi Global Geopark (UNESCO) in Hunan Province, and the Huanghuachang section (GSSP for the Dapingian Stage, Ordovician) and Wangjiawan section (GSSP for the Hirnantian Stage of Ordovician, and the Ordovician-Silurian boundary) in Hubei Province, and possibly a few stratigraphic sections of Upper Palaeozoic, etc.
(3) Post-conference field excursion 2: Mesozoic tehhestrial deposits and biotas in the Yan-Liao area, North China.
Participants will investigate several classic sections of Middle Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous tehhestrial deposits and a few fossil sites of the Jehol biota in the border area of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Liaoning Province, including the Daohugou section and biota (Middle Jurassic) in Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia, and the Tiaojishan Formation biota (Late Jurassic) at Guancai Mountain in Jianping County, Liaoning, and the classic Jehol Biota site (Early Cretaceous) at Sihetun, and a nearby famous archaeological site of Hongshan Culture at Niuheliang, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, etc.
The conference will provide some financial supports to a few specific participants who cannot afford the expenses of travelling and accommodations. One of the available supports is from the Journal of Palaeogeography-(English Edition). Those scholars outside China who meet the following criteria may apply for financial support to attend this conference:
(1) Contribute a full-text manuscript to the Journal of Palaeogeography-(English Edition) (JCR: Q1; IF=2.789 (2021), journal website: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-palaeogeography) by November 15, 2023), which will be peer-reviewed, and in case the manuscript is eventually accepted by April 15, 2024;
(2) Attend this conference and give an oral presentation.
Note: 1) The financial support may cover the conference registration fee, accommodation and round-trip international airfare (economy class only); 2) Those who wish to apply for the supports, please specify "Application for the 6th International Conference of Palaeogeography" in the manuscript submission e-mail or cover letter.
The detailed information about registration fees and other financial supports will be given in the second circular.
Release of the First Circular
Calling for topics
Deadline for proposing topics and conveners
Release of the Second Circular and topics
Opening for registration and abstract submission
Deadline for abstract submission
Deadline for early registration
Release of the Third Circular and conference program
Opening of the 6th International Conference of Palaeogeography
The specific format of the abstracts and presentations will be introduced in the Second Circular.
The Organizing Committee will invite some scholars to give plenary talks and detailed information will be distributed in the Third Circular the Conference Programme.
Please send e-mail to Secretariat Office (email@example.com) for general issues,
while for specific issues you may contact the following personals:
Lingzhi ZHANG: +86 17665062599, firstname.lastname@example.org
Xiang FANG: +86 18652964730, email@example.com
Address: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 39 East Beijing Road, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, China
Yuan WANG: +861062396149, +8613522568882, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Editorial office of Journal of Paleogeography, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), No. 20 Xueyuan Road, Haidian, Beijing 100083, China
Attachment: Session application form
(No more than 5 people)
(No more than 200 words)
Please submit to the conference secretariat (email@example.com) before the deadline (October 1, 2023).