15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

Half day short courses and Workshops will be organized during the Conference (5 September 2013).

Participants are expected to bring their own laptop. Workshops or short courses will start at 15.00 and will be held at the Conference Venue.

Short courses pre-registration is now open. Downloadable pre-registration form is available here Word.

Short courses pre-registrations forms should be sent to Ms. Almudena de la Losa  - a.delalosa@igme.es -.

The minimum number of participants (10) must be pre-registered to hold the course.

Short courses pre-registration deadline extended for an extra three weeks until 30 June 2013.

If the minimum number of pre-registrations will be achieved participants will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Short courses registration period is June 2013. Downloadable short courses registration form will be made available.


There are five courses arranged:


Prof. Dr. Egozcue, Juan José (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain) and Prof. Dr. Pawlowsky-Glahn, Vera (University of Girona, Spain)

The course will cover the basic principles and methods of compositional data analysis, and introduce those attending to analysing data with CoDaPack and to the interpretation of obtained results. The course will combine theoretical lectures with hands-on practical analysis of data with CoDaPack.

Recommended prerequisites:

·        standard univariate statistical analysis

·        basic knowledge in multivariate statistics

·        introductory courses on analysis and algebra

·        experience with standard software: MS-Excel, SPSS, Minitab, or similar

Free software:

·       CoDaPack 2.01 (stand-alone package) (Marc.Comas@udg.edu)

·       Compositions (full package in R) (Raimon.Tolosana@upc.edu; Gerald van den Boogaart: boogaart@math.tu-freiberg.de)

·        Rob-Compositions (full package in R) (Matthias.Templ@gmail.com)

Course material downloadable from http://www.compositionaldata.com

·        Lecture notes

·        CoDaPack 2.01


Katherine Eve (Elsevier Limited, UK)

This is a 2 hr workshop for authors, looking at how to write an academic paper and get it successfully published in an academic journal such as Computers & Geosciences. It is particularly suitable for early-career researches (Masters, PhD, early Post Doc).

Topics covered will include:


Publishing landscape & cycle


Initial considerations: Are you ready to publish? What makes a
strong manuscript? What paper type is appropriate?


Choosing the right journal


How to write a good manuscript: preparation, construction, language
and submission


Understanding what reviewers are looking for



There will be plenty of time allowed for Questions & Answers.