Integrated software solutions for environmental problems - architecture, frameworks and data structures (ISESS)

Organised by: Dave Swayne and Robert Argent

Since 1995 the International Symposium for Environmental Software Systems (ISESS) has convened several conferences and workshops showcasing international efforts to incorporate advanced software technologies into environmental problem-solving. Papers have illustrated that work on environmental informatics makes original contributions to software engineering and software development through the unique and difficult issues that environmental agencies and researchers face. These problems include:

The ISESS Special Session at iEMSs will highlight some specific areas to which computer scientists contribute to environmental analysis, and where environmental scientists contribute to the development of computer technologies.


Part 1, Monday 10:30-12:30

Theme 1: Enterprise and Public Info Systems

10:30. Experience Gained from the Use of Environmental Information Systems for the Public in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Dr Werner Geiger.

10:45. E2SP (Environmental Enterprise Service Provider): the Business case of an Environmental Information and Decision Support System in ASP mode. Dr Mauro Cislaghi.

11:00. The Use of Information and Communication Technology in Company Environmental Awareness Amplification. Prof Josef Fiala

11:15. Process Analysis of Environmental Reporting. Dr Jaroslav Racek

11:30. Opening Access to Environmental Software Systems. Dr Daryl Hepting

Theme 2: Integrative Environmental Management

11:45. Information Integration through Ontology and Metadata for Sustainability Analysis. Dr Virginia Brilhante

12:00. A conceptual software system for water allocation, planning and catchment management. Dr Robert Argent

12:15. A component to simulate agricultural management. Dr Marcello Donatelli

Part 2, Monday 13:30 - 15:15

Theme 3: Integrative Modelling Systems

13:30. Integrated Modeling: Examining the Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Canadian Lakes and Rivers. Dr William Booty

13:45. A new raster-based spatial modelling system: 5D environment. Prof Stefano Mazzoleni

14:00. Integrating 3D Hydrodynamic Transport and Ecological Plant Models of the Savannah River Estuary Using Artificial Neural Network Models. Mr Edwin Roehl

14:15. Tornado: A versatile and efficient modelling & virtual experimentation kernel for water quality systems. Mr Filip Claeys

Theme 4: Knowledge Engineered Modelling

14:30. Intelligent configuration of numerical solvers of environmental DAE models using machine learning techniques. Ms Petra Claeys

14:45. Declarative modelling for architecture independence and data/model integration: a case study. Prof Ferdinando Villa

15:00. Current Trends In Environmental Modelling With Uncertainty. Prof Jiri Hrebicek

Part 3, Monday 15:45 - 17:30

15:45. Enriching software model interfaces using ontology-based tools. Dr Ioannis Athanasiadis

16:00. A knowledge base system for multidisciplinary model-based water management. Mr Ayalew Kassahun

Theme 5: Modelling Frameworks

16:15. JAMS - A Framework for Natural Resource Model Development and Application. Dr Sven Kralisch

16:30. Cell-DEVS Modeling of Environmental Applications. Prof Gabriel Wainer

16:45. From proprietary Environmental Software Systems to Interoperable Components. Dr Denis Havlik

17:00. Application of Test-Driven Development Framework for Environmental Software:A Case Study in Long-Term Photosynthetic Process Simulation. Yasuyuki Egashira

17:15. Paradigm shift in computer aided policy support. Prof. Jaroslav Mysiak

Part 4, Tuesday 9:45 - 11:00

9:45. Assessment of Ecological State of Surface Waters in ARROW Project: Robust Multivariate Predictive Models. Dr Jaroslav Racek

10:00. Creating Advanced Fire-Spreading Models Using the CD++ Toolkit. Prof. Gabriel Wainer

10:15. Collaborative Design and Implementation of Data Retrieval and Processing Software for Environmental Modeling Using Open Source Technology. Dr Daniel Ames

10:30. The WaterBase Project. Mr Chris George

Theme 6: Climate Change Modelling

10:45. The Climate Assessment Tool for the BASINS modeling system: new capabilities for evaluating the vulnerability of hydrologic end points to climate variability and change. Dr Chris Pyke

Part 5, Tuesday 11:15 - 12:30

11:15. A 3D Hydrodynamic Lake Model: Simulation on Great Slave Lake. Dr Luis Leon

Theme 7: Parallel and Distributed Modelling

11:30. Environmental modeling in an event-driven multitasking network environment. Dr Gerhard Smiatek

11:45. Auto-Calibration Of Hydrological Model Using High Performance Computing. Mr Vimal Sharma

12:00. Are you being served? Do you want it "super-sized"? Do you want files with that? Do you want "takeaway"? Experiences in Sharing Environmental Models in Distributed Environments. Prof David Swayne

12:15. Questions and general discussion.