1st International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals

1st International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
(First Announcement)

6-8 September 2021 Beijing, China
Hybrid Conference, Online and On-site
​Theme: Big Data Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Chinese Academy of Sciences
International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(Listed in no particular order and is subject to change with updates)
Big Earth Data Science Engineering Program (CASEarth)
Digital Belt and Road Program (DBAR)
International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)
Chinese National Committee of ISDE (CNISDE)
Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, CAS
State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science
International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), under the auspices of UNESCO
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS
Institute of Oceanography, CAS
Computer Network Information Center, CAS
Innovation Academy for Microsatellites, CAS
Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and resources, CAS
Institute of Botany, CAS
CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM)
Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA)
Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)
IRDR China National Committee (IRDR CHINA)
Key Laboratory of Earth Observation of Hainan Province
Climate Change Research Strategy Center, National Research Council of Thailand, Thailand
Institute for Scientific Research of Aerospace Monitoring "AEROCOSMOS" (ISR "AEROCOSMOS"), Moscow, Russia
University of Helsinki, Finland
University of Zambia, Zambia
University of South Carolina, USA
Institut des Régions Arides-Medenine, Tunisia
Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco
Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, National Research Council, Italy
4、Welcome Message
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development entered its "Decade of Action" in 2020. However, its implementation still faces several constraints such as lack of data, insufficient research on indicator systems, and uneven progress in its implementation. Among these, the need for data and methods is the most important and urgent.
Scientific and technological innovations play an important role in providing solutions to several of these challenges. Therefore, the United Nations initiated the "Technology Facilitation Mechanism" (TFM) to promote and improve technological and scientific support for policy interventions and decision support systems towards achieving sustainable development goals. China in recent years has increased its reliance on science, technology, and innovation to promote economic and social development and is implementing new strategies which are consistent and complementary to its commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. One of the key avenues within China's strategy is to improve its capacity to analyze and utilize data for scientific and technological progress through a strong focus on research on big data and its integration with data from different natural and social science domains. This encompasses land, ocean, atmosphere, urban settlements, and human activity and holds immense potential for new solutions towards sustainable development goals. UN Secretary-General has also emphasized better use of data, and harnessing science, technology, and innovation with a greater focus on digital transformation.
During his address at the 75th UN General Assembly on 22 September 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will set up an International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals to support the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Centre aims to be a public science and technology platform for big data for sustainable development, a center for scientific research on sustainable development, a hub for innovations in data information services and technologies, a high-end think tank on sustainable development, and a center for developing talent and improving human capacity through education and training. Through these roles, the Center will serve UN agencies and UN Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda.
The Center will be officially inaugurated on 6 September 2021, and to mark this important occasion, the 1st International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (FBAS) will be held in Beijing, China, from 6 to 8 September 2021. The theme of the forum is "Big data towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals", with a special focus on building a digital silk road and global partnership for Sustainable Development Goals, innovation and demonstration of big data applications for sustainable development, cutting-edge technologies and information platforms for assessing Sustainable Development Goals, Digital Earth and sustainable development, and Big Earth Data to support Sustainable Development Goals.
I would like to warmly welcome experts, scholars, engineers, managers and other stakeholders from all over the world to join us at this forum. We look forward to sharing the latest achievements, scientific exchanges, and exploring future cooperation with all participants.
We look forward to meeting you physically in Beijing or virtually at the 1st FBAS during the golden autumn to discuss the bright future of big data for global sustainable development goals.
GUO Huadong
Chair of the 1st International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
5、Preliminary Agenda
(1) Building a digital silk road and global partnership for SDGs
(2) Innovation and demonstration of big data applications for sustainable development
(3) Cutting-edge technologies and information platforms for assessing SDGs
(4) Digital Earth and sustainable development
(5) Big Earth Data to support SDGs
6、Important Dates

Abstract Submission Open April 30, 2021
Registration Open April 30, 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2021
Abstract Acceptance Notification June 30, 2021
Paper Submission Open June 30, 2021
Early Bird Registration Deadline August 1, 2021
Online Registration Deadline August 20, 2021
Online Payment Close August 20, 2021
Full Paper Submission Deadline August 20, 2021
On-Site Registration September 6-8, 2021

7、Contact us
Email: fbas2021@aircas.ac.cn
XU Lu 
Email: xulu@aircas.ac.cn
Tel: +86 10 82178186
LIU Huiying 
Email: liuhy203152@aircas.ac.cn
Tel: +86 10 82178182