Sixteenth IAMC Annual Meeting 2023
November 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
The Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) announces the Sixteenth IAMC Annual Meeting to be held on November 14-16, 2023 at the Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy. The event will take place in person, with a portfolio of online events as part of the programme. Presentations in oral sessions (keynote sessions, and parallel oral sessions) will be held in person, with attendance both in person and online.
Two kinds of poster sessions are planned: fully online and fully in person. In-person sessions will be organised according to the local time zone (CET). The IAMC will take steps to mitigate the inconvenience this may create for participants residing in regions with different time zones, for example by making session recordings immediately available to participants for a certain period of time.
The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) had been entrusted by IAMC with the task of organising the event, on behalf of and in the exclusive interest of IAMC. CMCC is therefore the Sixteenth IAMC Annual Meeting Local Organiser.
With the support of:
|Bank of Italy|
With the patronage of:
Annual Meeting Purpose
The purpose of IAMC Annual Meetings is to:
- present and discuss the state of the art in integrated assessment modeling;
- review the status of ongoing community activities including both multi-model studies and the activities of the IAMC Scientific Working Groups;
- facilitate interaction with collaborating communities;
- evaluate and revisit the priorities of the integrated assessment community.
The IAMC Annual Meeting is a scientific meeting intended for peer sharing and vetting. The meeting is open to all registered participants. Researchers from organizations involved in integrated assessment modelling and their research collaborators are warmly encouraged to attend. The meeting is designed to allow researchers to share developments in methods, models and data. Participants are expected to be able to freely discuss their work.
For copyright reasons, recordings of any kind are prohibited without prior written consent of the presenter and the organisers.
Attendees may not capture or use materials presented during the meeting, including unauthorised material broadcasted or made available in the Annual Meeting website by the meeting organisers, without written permission of the presenter.
Views and opinions expressed during the meeting are those of the individual participants and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the IAMC or any other institutions.
Agenda & Plenary Speakers
The agenda of the Annual Meeting is now available.
Photos of the Annual Meeting are available on the Whova platform.
Call for abstracts
The IAMC solicits abstracts for oral and poster presentations on the following selected research topics:
- NATIONAL. Assessment of national mitigation strategies. This session will focus on assessing the effectiveness and consequences of climate policies at the national scale, including the implementation of nationally determined contributions, net-zero targets and mid-century strategies.
- DEEP. Analysis of deep mitigation strategies. This session will focus on (the consequences of) mitigation scenarios aimed at stringent mitigation targets consistent with the Paris Agreement.
- INTERNATIONAL. International climate policy. This session focuses on the implementation of international climate policy in the context of UNFCCC, including the use of flexible instruments (Article 6).
- DEMAND. Demand-side mitigation, including lifestyle change and degrowth. This session will focus on modelling energy demand and the role of efficiency improvement. Attention will also be paid to the role of behavioral change, degrowth and its representation in IAM models. Finally, submissions may investigate the consequences of digitalization.
- ENERGY. Energy supply-sector analysis. The section will investigate the advanced analysis of electricity and hydrogen production (including system integration) and the use of these energy carriers in end-use sectors.
- CARBON. Carbon dioxide removal and nature-based solution. This section looks into promising carbon dioxide removal techniques (CCU, BECCS, DACS, and others) – and the implications of using these.
- SECTORAL. Sectoral transition pathways. Integrated assessment of pathways to carbon neutrality in individual sectors, including industry, transport, and building. The Paris Agreement requires carbon neutrality around the middle of the century. This session will look into mitigation pathways for individual sectors to reach zero emissions.
- CIRCULAR. Circular economy. Analysis of circular economy concepts and their consequences for greenhouse gas mitigation. IAMs have typically focused on energy supply and demand changes as part of mitigation strategies. Reducing material use via resource efficiency, recycling, and reuse can indirectly lead to energy demand reductions. This session focuses on emerging IAM analysis on the effectiveness of such strategies, and the material flows through the human economy.
- NON-STATE. Analysis of the contribution of non-state action. Modelling subnational mitigation strategies (non-state actors). More-and-more attention is given to mitigation action by non-state actors, including businesses and cities. This session will focus on the IAM analysis of their contribution.
- JUSTICE. Climate justice (including equity and distributional impacts). Analysis of distributional aspects of mitigation strategies (both at the international and national scale) and the development of just transition strategies. The support for mitigation strategies often depends on the (perceived) fairness of strategies. In this session, we will look into the distributional and fairness aspects of mitigation strategies related to IAM analysis.
- ECONOMIC. Economic assessment analysis of climate policy. This session will focus on new work on the economic consequences of mitigation and integrated approaches to mitigation, adaptation, and impacts together. This could cover work on cost-benefit analysis, the social cost of carbon, and the integration of impacts on process-based IAMs.
- ADAPTATION. Adaptation and mitigation (synergies and trade-offs). Effective climate policy includes both adaptation and mitigation elements. A critical question is how these interact and how to identify possible synergies and trade-offs.
- FINANCE. Climate finance. This section focuses on the financial aspects of mitigation and adaptation strategies and risks associated with climate impacts.
- IMPACTS. Impacts of climate change (including representation of the climate system). This session will focus on modelling climate impacts in integrated assessment models. Special attention will be paid to the representation of adaptation in IAMs. Impacts of climate change, such as those on agriculture, energy systems or wider. The session will also look into the representation of the climate system itself (including small climate models and emulators).
- METHODS. Methodological advances in IAM research. This session will specifically look at various methodological issues related to IAMs, including open science and uncertainty analysis. This may also involve model validation, programming languages presentation tools, model solvers, representation of complex policies and model evaluation.
- POLICY. Policy instruments for transition pathways. This session will focus on the analysis of policy instruments (such as financial instruments, standards, and information) – including their effectiveness, efficiency in different sectors and policy situations.
- LAND. Land, agriculture, and forestry.This session will focus on the pros and cons of land-based mitigation measures such as bioenergy, reforestation and avoiding deforestation, as well as the specific role of the agriculture and forestry sectors.
- SUSTAINABLE. Sustainable development.This section will focus on the assessment of Sustainable Development Strategies, including scenarios aiming to reach multiple SDGs and analysis of the energy-water-land nexus.
- TRADE. Trade and security. There are several relationships between climate policy and trade. The crises of the last few years have also increased attention to security issues. Several new climate policies do directly relate to trade aspects.
- SSPs.SSPs, new baseline scenarios and representation of shocks. This session is looking for updates and extensions of the SSP scenarios in various areas and across scales, such as developing national and regional scenarios and their association with appropriate SSP domains. At the same time other new scenarios and focus on the representation of shocks are also welcome.
- STAKEHOLDERS.Presentation of results and stakeholder interaction (including art collaboration). This session will focus on novel ways to present IAM results and scenario assumptions. This includes new visualization techniques and more comprehensive art or design-based methods of presenting IAM knowledge. It will also focus on the interaction between stakeholders and IAM research. Legitimacy is an important requirement for good research.
- TRANSITION. Transition scenarios. This section will focus on the representation of socio-technical transitions in IAM research (including institutional change) and issues related to feasibility. Specifically, it will address how to combine insights from social-technical transition research, insights on institutional change and governance and IAM modelling. One of the relevant topics here can be dealing with different forms of feasibility (technical, economic, and social or political).
- OTHER. Other. This allows for submissions not related to the topics above.
The Annual Meeting organising committee will assign topics to parallel sessions and poster sessions based on the number and quality of submitted abstracts. Poster abstracts on other topics different from the selection will also be considered.
Abstracts should include 600-1000 words and 1-3 figures, as well as a summary with a maximum of 100 words. Please ensure that the methodological approach and results of the study are sufficiently well described. Multiple submissions are allowed. It is, however, good practice in IAMC Annual Meetings to accept only one talk per person (in case a selection needs to be made).
All abstracts must be submitted electronically, in PDF format (max 5MB), and uploaded on the IAMC Events Management System.
The first time you enter the platform, create a “new user” on the login screen. You will receive an email to activate your account.
After logging into the platform, you can:
- add and edit your personal details in the “contact details” area;
- make your abstract submission by clicking on “new submission”.
Instructions are available here.
The deadline for abstracts submissions has been extended to July 7th, 2023.
We have reached the maximum capacity of in-person registered participants, therefore only registration for online participation is now possible. Registrations will close on November 10th, 2023.
Registration should be done through the IAMC Events platform on the dedicated “Registrations” page. When registering, select your participation mode (in-person or online) and your student status. Once this is done, please kindly pay the registration fee. This can be done using the payment button that will appear in the registration form, in the “Payment aerea”, accessible from “My Data” in the top menu bar. The registration fee will be automatically calculated, and your registration will be confirmed after the receipt of the payment.
Detailed guidelines/instructions for the registration process can be found on the platform’s “Help” page.
Please note that the deadline for early registrations is 8th October 2023.
|IN-PERSON Fee Categories||Early bird
(until October 8th, 2023 CET)
(from October 9th, 2023 CET)
|Reduced fee – Residents and Students in Low Income, Lower-Middle Income, and Upper-middle income economies (1)||€ 120,00||€ 135,00|
|Reduced fee – Students (2)||€ 340,00||€ 405,00|
|IAMC Members fee||€ 400,00||€ 476,00|
|Full fee – others||€ 450,00||€ 540,00|
|ONLINE Fee Categories||Early bird
(until October 8th, 2023 CET)
(from October 9th, 2023 CET)
|Reduced fee – Residents and Students in Low Income, Lower-Middle Income, and Upper-middle income economies (1)||€ 45,00||€ 54,00|
|Reduced fee – Students (2)||€ 140,00||€ 162,00|
|IAMC Members fee||€ 160,00||€ 191,00|
|Full fee – others||€ 180,00||€ 216,00|
(1) Residents and students in Low Income, Lower-Middle Income, and Upper-middle income economies in accordance with the definition provided by the World Bank.
(2) Students are requested to prove their student status according to the instructions provided at the IAMC Events Management System. The URL of the webpage run within the official website of the department in which they are mentioned as students, a note from the department, or a copy of the Student ID Card are accepted.
In-person registration fees include coffee breaks and lunches of 14 NOV, 15 NOV, and 16 NOV, and a reception in the afternoon of 14 NOV.
Cancellation policy. Registration can be cancelled upon written notification to email@example.com. No refunds of the registration fees will be given for cancellation requests received after October 31st, 2023. In the case that the Organisers of the event are unable to deliver it in the format originally envisaged (hybrid format, with in person and online participation) and are forced to hold the event in a fully online format or to cancel it permanently, due to acts of God, war, civil commotion, fire, flood or other casualty, labor difficulties, shortages of labor, materials or equipment, government regulations, unusually severe weather, or other causes beyond its reasonable control, the Organisers shall not be liable to any other party for any damages resulting from this situation, and shall not refund registration fees. In the event of an in-person meeting cancellation, the Organizers will use best efforts to move the workshop to fully online and provide presentations remotely.
Climate Change Modelling Information (CCMI) project
The financial support provided by the CCMI project can cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs (for in-person attendance), and conference registration fees (for both in-person and online attendance). After the conference, modellers are asked to provide a mission report describing the main insights they gained at the conference.
The funding support aims to remove financial barriers for modellers that will otherwise struggle to attend specialised conferences. Applications from researchers from developing countries and early-stage researchers/ students are particularly encouraged.
Application for funding is now closed.
Participants active in the IAM field are eligible for the participation grants provided with financial support from the ClimateWorks Foundation .
Grants are handled by the IAMC Secretariat and will cover transportation (flight tickets will be purchased by IAMC and will be sent to grantees), hotel rooms at the conference venue (4 nights or less, according to the flight schedule), and registration fees. Any additional costs will be covered by grantees.
Participation grants will be assigned according to the following priority criteria:
- applicants from Africa with accepted papers;
- applicants from Africa without papers;
- applicants from countries from other middle and low-income regions*, with accepted papers;
- applicants from countries from other middle and low-income regions*, without accepted papers;
- students from other regions with accepted papers;
- students from other regions without papers.
*Lists of low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-middle-income economies are based on the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita following the definition provided by the World Bank.
The grants will be awarded first to in-person participants and residually to online participants.
Grant allocation is conditional on visa obtainment.
Application for funding is now closed.
The IAMC 2023 Local Organising Committee will, on request, provide an invitation letter to Annual Meeting participants who need to obtain a visa. Please register to the Annual Meeting, complete the registration fee payment, and then request an invitation letter by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a copy of your passport, your full affiliation and full professional address. Please do allow ample time, as the process of applying for a visa can be lengthy.
Presentation & Attendance guidelines
The Sixteenth IAMC Annual Meeting will be hosted on the Whova platform. The platform is intended for use by both in-person and online attendees. All registered participants will be notified once the platform is open.
The single-entry interface will give registered participants easy access to:
• An up-to-date programme schedule
• All live Zoom sessions for oral plenary and parallel presentations, and online poster presentations
• Pre-recorded poster presentations and digital posters
• Networking resources.
Guidelines for POSTER presenters
Deadline to upload poster material on Whova platform: 10 November 2023.
In this document you will find information on accommodation, local transportation, and the meeting venue.
A limited number of rooms is available at a special price for IAMC 2023 participants at the meeting venue, Hilton Molino Stucky: you can book your stay at this link.
The rooms are assigned on a first come first served basis, we encourage you to take advance of this offer.
- Single room 213€ per night (including breakfast, VAT, and taxes)
- Double room 246€ per night (including breakfast, VAT, and taxes)
Through the link above, you can book a room only for the dates of the meeting (from November 13 to November 16). If you need to book a room before or after these dates or for any further assistance, please send an email to email@example.com or call +39 041 2723509.
Please note that upon reservation the amount for the entire stay will be charged to your credit card.
The reservation will be non-changeable and the deposit non-refundable in case of cancellation, modification, or no-show after October 14, 2023.
Whova platform helps facilitate ride-sharing between airports and our event venue: an “Airport Ride Sharing” channel under the “Community” tab can be found in the Whova mobile app. Registration email is required to sign up or log in to the App
Submit your ride-sharing request
To monitor/revise your ridesharing request, please use the mobile app.
- 7 JUL: extended deadline for abstract submissions
- 27 AUG: deadline for applications for participation grants
- 11 SEP: registration opens; notification of evaluation of submissions will be sent after September 5th
- 8 OCT: deadline by which presenting authors must register in order for their papers to be included in the programme
- 8 OCT: deadline for early registrations
- 23 OCT: the scientific programme will be released after 23 OCT
- 10 NOV: online registrations close
- 14-16 NOV: Annual Meeting
For any questions, please contact the IAMC Secretariat at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC).