Di Gregorio Salvatore (Department of Mathematics - University of Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza) Italy, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org),
Miyamoto Hideaki (Department of Geosystem Engineering - University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan, E-mail: email@example.com), and
Sheridan Michael (Department of Geology - University at Buffalo, 251 Hemstreet Road - 14052 East Aurora, United States of America, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Complexity" is a fundamental element at the frontier of modern scientific research, especially when considering hazardous natural phenomena. In the past, the distinction between describing phenomena in terms of solvable differential equations marked the difference between highly-predictive and purely-descriptive Science. However, differential equations for complex phenomena mostly lack analytical solutions. Fortunately, approximated numerical methods, commonly based on a discretisation of space-time, are now possible thanks to computer power. These methods have greatly extended the class of problems which can be solved in terms of differential equation systems. However, many problems still are computationally located beyond these methods.
While new computational techniques for the solution of complex differential systems are discovered and refined, innovative numerical methods emerge from alternative computational paradigms, such as cellular automata, neuronal nets, genetic algorithms, etc. Both differential and alternative approaches rely on the dual concept - modelling and simulation. Nowadays, assessing hazard conditions related to complex natural phenomena increasingly takes advantage of computer-assisted simulations. As a consequence, the above mentioned innovative methods (yet not completely standardised) are becoming more prevalent.
Part 1, Monday 10:30-12:30.
Chairman: Prof. Michael F. Sheridan
10:30. Optimal Regional Partitioning For Wildfire Risk Characterization. Francesco Gaetani
10:45. Modeling Debris Flows With Two-Fluid Models - The TITAN-DF Toolkit. Michael Sheridan
11:00. Stochastic Simulation of Daily Spatial Rainfall For Regional Flood Risk Assessment. Kim-Seong Tan
11:15. Coupling Process Models And Probabilistic Approaches For Flood Hazard Assessment. Bruno Merz
11:30. Logisnet: A Tool For Multimethod, Multilayer Slope Stability Analysis. Gabriel Legorreta Paulin
11:45. Modelling Lava Flow To Assess Hazard On Mount Etna (Italy). From Geological Data To A Preliminary Hazard Map. Gianluca Groppelli
12:00. Surface Flows Modelling: Cellular Automata Simulations of Lava Flows, Debris Flows And Pyroclastic Flows. William Spataro
12:15. Questions and general discussion
9:45. Near Real-Time Detection And Monitoring of Floods: ASE Flood Sensorweb. Felipe Ip
10:00 - 11:00.
The integrated model network ITE2M: model set-up and assessment of agricultural land use and management options. Mr Wolfgang Reiher
A Model for the Simulation of Forest Fire Dynamics Using Cellular Automata. William Spataro
An Integrated Environmental Decisional Support System Framework Using Earth Observation, Cellular Automata And Multi-Agent System. Stefano De Luca
An Operational Scheme For Dynamic Resource Management in Case of Natural Disaster Events. Francesco Gaetani
Environmental Cartographic Models for the Region of Bregare Paleoseismic Phenomena, Moesian Platform (Bulgaria). Dora Angelova
MOIRA-PLUS: A Decision Support System for the Management of Complex Fresh Water Ecosystems Contaminated by Radionuclides and Heavy Metals. Luigi Monte (not attending)
Use of Space Technology for Natural Disaster Management. Mohamad Rukieh
Modeling Soil Depth for Distributed Applications. Filippo Catani
Reliability of Landslide Hazard Mapping Using Neural Networks In An Unstable Area of Sardinia (Italy). Giulio Barbieri
Modelling The Role Of Vegetation In Slope Stability. Federico Preti
Modelling Rainfall-Triggered Landslides Along Reactivated Slip Surfaces. Michele Calvello (not attending)
High Precision GPS Satellite Monitoring Project Applied To The Deep Seated Gravitational Slope Deformations In San Lucido (Calabria Region - Southern Italy). Alessandro Guerricchio