Silk Road

Silk Road

Silk Road

Silk Road

The “Silk Road” was an ancient network of trade routes. For centuries, the trade routes, which connected the East and West, played an important role for the cultural interaction through regions of the Euro-Asian continent. Various environmental issues such as land use and climate change, vast dust storms and unsustainable water management in this area have trans-boundary effects. Stability and progress in the area along the “Silk Road” corridor rely heavily on the close collaboration of different sections of all countries in the region to overcome various environmental challenges. SilkGIS 2018 is the second international conference of the SilkGIS series, which was initiated by Research Centre for Ecology and Environment of Central Asia of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. The conference series aims to exchange ideas, technologies, scientific findings, and knowledge among academics, scientists, policy makers, public servants, and practitioners in the fields of geospatial information sciences and technology, natural resources, environment, planning, business and management. The objectives are: (1) establishing international research network; (2) discussing and identifying international collaborative and focused research subjects; (3) encouraging joint research postgraduate education programs among universities, research institutes and industry, and; (4) promoting collaborations with international organizations, academic and research institutions.