iEMSs 2002
Organised by the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society      
List of sessions
Special sessions - organised by co-operating groups
Final programme (Updated 18/6/02 19:00)
Online Proceedings (Single PDF papers available for download) (Each paper in these volumes was refereed by an Editor, a member of the Editorial Board of the Conference, and two anonymous referees)
How to cite the proceedings


The science of Integrated Modelling and Assessment (IMA) is in its infancy yet there are huge demands for its application. The topic has been largely associated with impacts in the area of global change. However this theme has special relevance in many areas where humans and climate interacts with the environment, such as environmental impact assessment of resource use, and the assessment of tradeoffs among stakeholders for the effects of water and land use decisions in catchments and regions. The term integration relates to one of more of several aspects including: the integration of disciplines, models, treatment of issues, scales of consideration, and stakeholder concerns. 

The aim of the congress will be to assess the status of IMA with respect to these aspects and to propose ways forward to improve the science and practice of IMA. This will be sought through a judicious combination of discussions of theory and analysis of case studies. 


  • Integrated assessment frameworks and case studies, in particular, Integrated Water Assessment and Integrated Urban Planning Assessment 
  • Multiobjective decision support 
  • Innovative software engineering for model integration and re-use 
  • Advances in model approaches, uncertainty modelling, and testing 
  • Scale issues in modelling 
  • Participatory Integrated Modelling, stakeholder issues in modelling and decision support 
  • Environmental applications of models and software 
  • Environmental fluid dynamics
  • Applications of agent-based modelling and simulation to environmental systems 

Keynote speakers

  • DAVID SWAYNE (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada) 
  • BRUCE BECK (University of Georgia, USA) 
  • RODOLFO SONCINI-SESSA (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • RALF DENZER (Saarland State University for Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • MANEL POCH (Universitat de Girona, Catalonia, Spain)
  • MICHAEL McALEER (University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Australia)
  • ARMIN GRUNWALD (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • JAN ROTMANS (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
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