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S14: Environmental modeling applications towards quality of life information services.

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Kostas Karatzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (contact:



The need to better understand environmental problems and systems, towards more efficient decision making, has created the need for the use of models in the environmental domain. Decisions and policy making should serve the needs of citizens for a better quality of life and a safer environment via achieving sustainability. On this basis, modern computational methods are required in environmental modeling that involve advanced simulation capabilities and may support domain knowledge extraction and key parameter forecasting. In addition, extreme physical phenomena and other sources of sudden and severe environmental pressures call for near real time modeling, information provision and decision making. Moreover, the complex behavior of environmental systems requires for a coupled analysis involving different models on different time and space scales (global to local level as well as climate scenarios to short term forecasting), and covering different physical and chemical phenomena. Observation and monitoring of the environment using the whole variety of sensors, from satellites to ensembles of microsensors, provide with the necessary basis for evaluation of model results and can be used directly for their real-time improvement through techniques like data assimilation. These are the issues addressed by the proposed session, which aims to attract scientists and decision makers alike.


Wednesday 9
Time Title Authors Place
11:20 - 11:40 'An Application of Data Mining to PM10 Level Medium-Term Prediction' E. Pasero, A. Montuori, W. Moniaci and G. Raimondo A6102
11:40 - 12:00 'Neural Network based method for predicting regional visitor attendance levels in recreational areas' T. Räsänen and M. Kolehmainen A6102
12:00 - 12:20 'Neural Networks and Co-Kriging techniques to Forecast Ozone Concentrations in Urban Areas' C. Carnevale, G. Finzi, E. Pisoni, V. Singh and M. Volta A6102
12:20 - 12:40 'Studying and predicting quality of life atmospheric parameters with the aid of computational intelligence methods' K D. Karatzas and D. Voukantsis A6102
12:40 - 13:00 'A multiscale Air Quality Forecast System for Europe and selected regions' H. Jakobs, M. Memmesheimer, E. Friese and A. Ebel A6102
15:00 - 15:20 'The “Demokritos” web-based air quality forecasting system for the Greater Athens Area' Vlachogiannis D., Sfetsos A., Andronopoulos S., Gounaris N., Yiotis A.and Stubos A.K. A6102
15:20 - 15:40 'The Use of Third Generation Air Quality Modeling Systems for Web Operational Real-time Forecasting Decision Support Systems: Spain Case' R. San Jose, J.L. Pérez, J.L. Morant, F. Prieto and R.M. González A6102
15:40 - 16:00 'Web-system for air quality assessment of the city area based on the mathematical modeling data' A. Titov, D. Belikov, E. Gordov and A. Starchenko A6102
16:00 - 16:20 'Runoff projection sensitivity to rainfall scenario methodology' F. S. Mpelasoka and F. H. S. Chiew A6102
16:40 - 17:00 'Assessing Activity-Related Vehicle Emissions through an Integrated Activity-Based Modelling Framework' C. Beckx, T. Arentze, L. Int Panis, D. Janssens and G. Wets A6102
17:00 - 17:20 'A storm surge model implementation and identification of coastal areas in risk of inundation, in the Mediterranean Sea.' Y. Androulidakis, Y. N. Krestenitis, Y. Kontos and G. Georgakopoulos A6102
17:20 - 17:40 'Development of a Web based Decision Support System for trans-boundary environmental risk assessment and management' Pediaditi K., Stanojevic M., Kouskouna M., Karydas, C. Zianis D., Boretos, N. A6102
17:40 - 18:00 'Estimating the Pollution Risks to Urban Groundwater from Industry and Sewers' D.N. Lerner, B.N. Chisala and N.G. Tait A6102
18:00 - 18:20 'Spatial Information System for Risk Assessment of Dust Transport in the Neighbourhood of the Surface Coal Mine' L. Matejicek and Z. Janour A6102