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W4: Data Mining as a Tool for Environmental Scientists

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Karina Gibert, KEMLG, Technical University of Catalonia, Catalonia (contact:
Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, KEMLG, Technical University of Catalonia, Catalonia
Joaquim Comas, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Girona, Catalonia
Ioannis Athanasiadis, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Lugano, Switzerland
Joaquín Izquierdo Grupo Multidisciplinar de Modelación de Fluidos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Geoffrey Holmes, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, Waikato, New Zealand


  • Applications of Data Mining Techniques to Environmental Domains
  • Interaction between AI and Statistic techniques for DM of Environmental Domains
  • The role of the Preprocessing and postprocessing in the whole Data Mining process
  • Software available


This workshop (DM-TES08, 2nd iEMSs Workshop) aims to approach and to promote the interaction between the Environmental Sciences community to the Data Mining community and related fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Statistics or other fields to discuss the contribution of Data Mining techniques to Knowledge Discovery in Environmental Sciences, as well as to make data mining techniques more accessible to environmental modellers and to give data miners and developers a better idea of the needs and desires of the environmental community. The workshop will introduce interested parties to a range of data mining techniques and a selection of software packages. We also invite presentations of interesting applications of data mining to environmental problems. New or improved techniques or methods are welcome, as well as innovative applications.

Workshop 4: Discussion space


Thursday 10
Time Title Authors Place
9:30 - 9:40 'Introduction and Workshop issues' A6103
9:40 - 10:00 'On the role of pre and post-processing in environmental data mining' K. Gibert, J. Izquierdo, G. Holmes, I. Athanasiadis, J. Comas and M. Sànchez-Marré A6103
10:00 - 10:10 'Data mining using k-means clustering and classification and regression trees (CART) as post-processing methods: identifying management and environmental factors for explaining sugarcane yield in Northern Argentina (1971-2005)' D.O. Ferraro A6103
10:10 - 10:20 'Experiments in Auto-Calibration of Large Scale Environmental Models using a Data Mining Approach' D.A. Swayne, M. Sloboda, S. Hood, V. Sharma, W. Booty and D. Lam A6103
10:20 - 10:30 'Swarm Behaviour for Visual Data Mining' I. Montalvo and J. Izquierdo A6103
10:30 - 10:40 'Data Mining vs. Mathematical Modelling: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory' Morales-Acoltzi T., Medel-Rojas A., Morales-Aceves F. J., Cortés-Pérez E and Morales-Calva X. A6103
10:40 - 10:50 'Pre and Postprocessing in KLASS' K. Gibert and R. Nonell A6103
11:20 - 11:30 'GESCONDA: from Environmental Data Mining to Environmental Decision Support' M. Sànchez-Marrè and K. Gibert A6103
11:30 - 12:45 'General discussion' A6103
12:45 - 13:00 'Conclusions' A6103