About SSG 2020

Under the patronage of:
Bandar Ben Ibraheem Alkhorayef
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Khalid S. Al-Mudaifer
Khalid S. Al-Mudaifer
Vice Minister of Mining Affairs
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources

تنظم وزارة الصناعة والثروة المعدنية ممثلةً بوكالتها للثروة المعدنية بالتعاون مع الجمعية السعودية لعلوم الأرض فعاليات المؤتمر الجيولوجي الدولي الثالث عشر الذي سيعقد بمشيئة الله بمدينة جدة بالمملكة العربية السعودية في الفترة من 3-5 مارس 2020م.

يهدف المؤتمر الى دعم وتعزيز المعرفة الجيولوجية وبناء روابط قوية بين الأكاديميين، وتعزيز السياحة الجيولوجية والبيئية وربطها بالتنمية المستدامة طويلة الأجل بمشاركة علماء الجيولوجيا والخبراء المعنيين من داخل وخارج المملكة.

يأتي هذا المؤتمر امتدادا لسلسلة من المؤتمرات الدولية التي نظمتها الجمعية منذ عام 1992م لدعم وتعزيز التنمية المستدامة في الثروات المعدنية بالمملكة من خلال برنامج التحول الوطني 2020 ورؤية المملكة 2030.

يشتمل المؤتمر على تقديم أوراق علمية وورش عمل متخصصة.

Prof. Dr. Abdullah Alamri
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Alamri
President of SSG, King Saud University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Industry & Mineral Resources represented by the Deputy Ministry of Mineral Resources and the Saudi Society of Geosciences organize the 13th International Geological Conference (SSG 2020) which will be held from 3 - 5 March 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The main objective of this conference is to advance and enhance the geoscientific knowledge and its relation to the sustainable development, to build strong links between academia, industry as well as relevant governmental and private sectors. The goal will be achieved and implemented through exchanging ideas and experiences among participants.

All concerned geoscientists and experts from all over the world are welcome to participate in SSG 2020. The conference will include oral and poster presentations, panel discussions, and special lectures by invited Keynote speakers. Workshops featuring local and international companies and institutions will provide opportunities to show the latest developments and techniques.


  • Track 1: Mining: Mineralogy, Geology, Engineering, and Investment Incentives
  • Track 2: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Basin analysis and Petroleum systems
  • Track 3: Hydrology, Environmental and Engineering Geology
  • Track 4: Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Geodynamics
  • Track 5: Geodesy, Geoinformatics, GIS, and Remote Sensing
  • Track 6: Geophysical Exploration: Seismic, Potential Field and Electromagnetic
  • Track 7: Seismological investigations: Geologic and Geotechnical
  • Track 8: Geohazards: Mapping, Monitoring, and Mitigation
  • Track 9: Geoarchaeology, Geoheritage, and Geotourism
  • Track 10: Renewable Energy: Assessment, Technology, and Feasibility
  • Track 11: Oceanography and Marine Geology
  • Track 12: Meteorology and Climate Change
  • Track 13: Arabian Plate and Red Sea Case Studies 


  • Advance and enhance the geoscientific knowledge
  • Contribute to tie relation between geoscience and sustainable development
  • Build strong links between academia and governmental and private sectors
  • Exchange newest findings and ideas among participants

Important Dates

  • 30 September 2019 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 October 2019 - Acceptance and Invitation Letters


Organizing Committee:

Eng. Ahmed M. Fageeh, DMMR (Chairman)
Eng. Ahmed M. Fageeh
DMMR (Chairman)
Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources, DMMR
Eng. Faisal K. Shalabi, DMMR (Coordinator)

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Abdullah M. Alamri
SSG (Chairman)

Workshops Committee:

Dr. Faisal A. Alqahtani
SSG (Chairman)

Exhibitions Committee:

Eng. Idris O. Balkhair
DMMR (Chairman)

Mass Media Committee:

Mr. Mohammed Al-Dobie
MIM Advisor (Chairman)

Logistic Support Committee:

Mr. Asim R. Banten
DMMR (Chairman)

Registration Committee:

Eng. Faisal K. Shalabi
DMMR (Chairman)
Mr. Yousef A. Al-Ayesh
SSG (Coordinator)

Submit your abstract

1. Author submitting one or more papers before the deadline of 30 September 2019 should first register as an “Author” on the submission platform Performer and as a "Participant" on the registration platform (see "Registration").

2. Participant without a paper should not register on the submission platform, but only on the registration platform (see "Registration").

3. After registration on both (submission and registration) platforms, author will receive per email an ID and Password to start submitting. During the submission process, author should insert his/her registration number which will be sent per email as well after the online registration.

4. Using these login details (ID and Password), author can submit and update the Abstract before the deadline of 30 September 2019.

5. Abstract should be prepared using this Template and should not exceed 300 words.

6. On 30 October 2019, authors of accepted abstracts will be notified per email about the format of their presentation at SSG 2020 (oral or poster).

7. With the acceptance letter, authors will also receive an invitation letter to apply for a visa to Saudi Arabia.

8. After the conference, authors of the best research studies presented at SSG2020 will be invited to submit an extended version to the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (published by Springer on behalf of the SSG).



Walk-in Registration is available. Come Join Us

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Keynote Speakers

Sultan Shawli
Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
Saudi Arabia
The most important features that make mining one of the pillar of the national economy
Prof. Tariq A. Alkhalifah
KAUST, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Can intelligent machines discover the Earth? Machine learned waveform inversion
Biswajeet Pradhan
Director & Distinguished Professor, The Centre for Advanced Modelling & Geospatial Information Systems (CAMGIS), Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Technology Sydney, 2997, NSW, Australia
Artificial Intelligence and Geospatial Computation for Natural Hazard Assessment
Dr. Nabil Khelifi
Senior Editor, Manager of Springer MENA program Springer, a part of Springer Nature, Germany
Springer Author Academy: A step-by-step guide on writing and publishing your journal manuscript
Dr. Saleh H. AlMutairi
Manager, Halliburton Dhahran Technology Center
Halliburton, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
The Use of Local Minerals in Oil and Gas Drilling and Development


To whom it may concern
If you are interesting to perform UMRAH ( Free of Charge ) , please register your name upon your arrival on March 3rd at the front desk. You will leave for Umrah by buses on March 5th at 5 PM.


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SSG2020 will be organized in Jeddah at:
Jeddah Hilton Hotel