The IGU Commission International Conference Ecological Industrialization and Comprehensive Rural Revitalization (2nd Announcement)


1. Background

Ecological Industrialization is an important part of the high-quality development of modern agriculture and rural revitalization. Thriving industries are the contents, livable ecology is the key and prosperous life is the base on ongoing process. Rural areas are a huge green ecological system, an important agricultural production system, and a unique social-cultural system. Implementing the strategy of ecological industrialization and rural revitalization can satisfy people's growing demand for ecological products services and optimize rural industrial structures, which will create new green momentum and sharing new opportunities for sustainable land use and rural development. The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between academic scientists, researchers and practitioners to increase collaboration while presenting and discussing different ideas, challenges and  potential solution on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in rural development science, achieving Chinese modernization and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Very warmly welcome to attend this international conference.

2. Conference Organization


International Geographical Union (IGU)


Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO)

Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


International Geographical Union Commission of Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering (IGU-AGLE)


Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS)


Shaanxi University of Technology


The People's Government of Hanzhong City


Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Alliance of Poverty Reduction and Development (ANSO-APRD)


The People's Government of Yang County


Technology Innovation Centre for Rural Planning and Governance Engineering, Ministry of Natural Resources


Committee of Agricultural Geography and Rural Development, Geographical Society of China


Demonstration Station for China's Modern Agricultural Development and Rural Vitalization (Yang County, Hanzhong)

3. Conference Theme

Ecological industrialization and rural revitalization in a global context

A total of 8 topics and corresponding 8 sessions will be set up in the conference:

(1) Human-Nature Relationships and Human-Earth System Science

(2) Transformation Path from Resources and Environment to Valuable Assets

(3) Regional Ecological Industrialization and High-Quality Development

(4) Mechanisms and Pathways for Realizing the Value of Ecological Products

(5) Sustainable Land Use and Its Policy Innovation

(6) Construction of Rural Living Environment and Beautiful-Harmonious Countryside

(7) Modern Organic Agriculture and Policies on Enriching the People

(8) Chinese Model of Rural Revitalization and Its Practice in Hanzhong City

4. Registration

Registration system include attendees, abstract submission, excursion route selection, etc. Please pay attention to the conference and register through the Registration System. URL:

QR code for registration system

5. Time and Place

A. Check-in

Time: May 5, 2023

Venue: Regalia Hotel, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province (tentative)

B. Report

Time: May 6-7, 2023

Main Venue: Auditorium, Shaanxi University of Technology (South Campus)

Other Venues: Smart Classrooms, Shaanxi University of Technology (South Campus)

C. Excursion

Time: May 8, 2023

Location: Liuba County, Xixiang County and Yang County, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province

6. Special Issue and Paper Selection

We will conduct a paper selection activity to encourage outstanding young scholars and outstanding students organized and implemented by the Academic Committee of the conference in this conference. Attendees will include young scholars and students (undergraduate, master, and doctoral students). The submitted papers are not formally published in public, and should give an oral presentation or poster presentation in this conference. The committee will select the best papers for publication in the prestigious international journal Land Use Policy (Special Issues: Sustainable Land Use against Global Challenges).

Full papers should be sent to by April 25, 2023

Please refer to the journal website for paper format:

7. Academic Exchange Format

The conference will have different forms of communication, such as invited oral presentations, oral presentations at sessions, round-table discussions and session panels.

A. Invited Reports

The invited reports will be held in Shaanxi University of Technology (South Campus) on May 6th. Famous academicians and experts worldwide have been invited to attend the conference and make specially invited presentations. Please pay attention to the 3rd Announcement for the detailed list and contents.

B. Oral Reports at Sessions

Invited presentations and general presentations are included in sessions. The language may be Chinese or English. The total duration of the invited presentation is 20 minutes, including 15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of discussion; The total duration of a general presentation is 15 minutes, including 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for discussion. Be sure to select the subject to which you want to submit the abstract and indicate ‘oral presentation’ or ‘exhibition board’.

C. Compilation of Abstracts

The conference will issue the Abstracts of 2023 International Conference on Ecological Industrialization and Comprehensive Rural Revitalization for reference.

8. Excursion

The excursion will be held on May 8, 2023, in Hanzhong, China. Two excursive routes are tentatively arranged:

Route1 Rural Revitalization. Liuba County, Hanzhong (rural tourism - the integration of the tertiary industry - the expansion of collective economy - the innovation and practice of rural revitalization models).

Route2 Two Mountains Practice. Xixiang County, Hanzhong (the development of tea industry - the integration of agriculture and tourism - the integration of production, living, ecology - the development of village collective economy; Yang County, Hanzhong (the protection of crested ibis - coexistence of lotus and frog – brown rice planting base - organic enterprise production and processing, etc).

9. Accommodation

As the conference time is at the peak of tourism, we reserved a certain number of rooms (including breakfast) at hotels such as Regalia Hotel and advised you to book early.

A. Hotel location

Regalia Hotel (Xinghan Road, Hantai District, Hanzhong City)

Contact number: (86)09162594888

B. Travel Information

The Regalia Hotel is 1.3 km away from Shaanxi University of Technology (South Campus), which can be reached on foot (17 minutes) or by bicycle (6 minutes).

10. Conference Expenses

A. Registration Fee

Registration fee includes conference materials, venue rental, tea breaks, conference visits, etc., with early bird registration discounts.


Early Registration Fee 

(Before March 31st)

Late Registration Fee


1200 (US$ 180)

1500 (US$ 220)


800 (US$ 115)

1000 (US$ 140)

B. Payment Method

(1) Online

The conference registration fee can be paid online. The steps are as follows:

        Scan the QR code.

        Click the "Registration System".

        Click "Registration Project".

        Click "Ecological Industrialization and Comprehensive Rural Revitalization International Forum".

        Click “Login and Register for Registration" and fill in the "User Information" correctly.

        Finish Payment and check that you have registered.

 Note: Fill in the payment amount according to the specific number of attendees.

OR code for online payment

(2) Transfer

Collection account information:

Name: Shaanxi University of Technology

Bank Name: Agricultural Bank of China, Hanzhong Jiexin Garden Branch, Shaanxi

Account number: 26650101040004755

(3) On-site

Conference attendees can register on-site as POS machine but not Cash. It supports UnionPay credit cards, UnionPay debit cards, VISA, Master, etc.

C. Invoice

When registering, please fill in the invoice title and taxpayer identification number correctly. The conference registration fee invoice is issued by Shaanxi University of Technology, and the conference accommodation fee is settled and invoiced by the conference representative and the hotel.

11. Important Dates

       Deadline For Abstracts/Early Bird Registration       March 31, 2023

       Deadline For Submission of Full-text Paper            April 25, 2023

       Release of Conference Guide                                   April 30, 2023

       Conference Dates                                                     May 6-8,2023

12. Inquiry Person and Email ID

The chairman of the conference organizing committee is Professor LIU Yansui ( of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us:

Prof. WANG Jieyong

TEL: 13810961030


Prof. LI Fengrong

TEL: 15353858356


AP WANG Yongsheng

TEL: 13426421390


Prof. ZHANG Jing

TEL: 15291583946


RA FENG Weilun

TEL: 18811765068


 Announcement:The IGU Commission International Conference Ecological Industrialization and Comprehensive Rural Revitalization