International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
July 5 - 8 2010, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada




Proceedings - Conference Edition








Modelling for Environment's Sake








CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION


HONORARY CHAIR

John Lawrence
Director, Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research
Environment Canada

CONVENOR AND GENERAL CHAIR

David A. Swayne
School of Computer Science
University of Guelph, Canada

VICE-CHAIRS – CONTRIBUTED TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Andrea Rizzoli
Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi
sull'Intelligenza Artificiale
University of Lugano, Switzerland
Yongbo Liu
Department of Geography
University of Guelph, Canada

VICE-CHAIRS – WORKSHOPS

Alexey Voinov
International Institute for Geo-information
Science and Earth Observation
Enschede, The Netherlands
Wanhong Yang
Department of Geography
University of Guelph, Canada

VICE-CHAIR - PLENARIES

TBD

VICE-CHAIR - PEER REVIEWS

Tatiana Filatova
Water Engineering & Management
University of Twente, The Netherlands

VICE-CHAIRS LIAISON

ANZ/ASIA
Susan Cuddy, CSIRO
Australia
UNIVERSITIES/CANADA
Aziz Guergachi
Ryerson University, Canada

VICE–CHAIR FINANCES

Jaroslav Mysiak
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy

TECHNICAL EDITOR

Simon Hood
School of Computer Science
University of Guelph, Canada

VICE-CHAIR LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS OTTAWA

Linda Robson
Endicott College, USA

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

David Anderson, Canada Giovanni Molina, El Salvador
Robert Argent, Australia Lachlan Newham, Australia
William Booty, Canada Bernd Page, Germany
Ralf Denzer, Germany Claudia Pahl Wostl, Germany
Steven Frysinger, United States Jaroslav Pokorny, Czech Republic
Giorgio Guariso, Italy Nigel Quinn, United States
Jiri Hrebicek, Czech Republic Jaroslav Racek, Czech Republic
Harvey Johnstone, Canada Andrea Rizzoli, Switzerland
David Lam, Canada Gerald Schimak, Austria
Luis Leon, Canada Roberto Soncini-Sessa, Italy
Lindsay Marshall, Canada Julius Stuller, Czech Republic
Ann McMillan, Canada Alexey Voinov, The Netherlands

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS)

Georgii Alexandrov, Japan Wendy Merritt, Australia
Xavier Flores Alsina, Canada D. T. Mihailovic, Serbia
Dan Ames, USA N. Mole, UK
David Arctur, USA Dirk Muschalla, Canada
Andrea Atenzi, Italy Jaroslav Mysiak, Italy
Ioannis Athanasiadis, Switzerland Nick H. Ogden, Canada
Craig Aumann, USA Tim Oxley, UK
Eduardo Ayesa, Spain Dawn Parker, USA
Mark Borsuk, USA Abani Patra, USA
François Bousquet, France George Percivall, USA
Virginia Brilhante, Brazil Ajith H. Perera, Canada
Lisa J. Buse, Canada Jean-Michel Perraud, Australia
David Butler, UK Werner Pillmann, Germany
Andrea Castelletti, Italy Didrik Pinte, Belgium
B. Chen, China Manel Poch, Spain
G.Q. Chen, China Carmen Pollino, Australia
Hubert Colas, Canada David Post, USA
Joachim Comas, Spain Joerg Preiss, Germany
Ulises Cortés, Spain Nigel Quinn, USA
Barry Croke, Australia Marco Ratto, Italy
Susan Cuddy, Australia Wolfgang Rauch, Austria
Wenbin Cui, Canada Patrick Reed, USA
Wilfred Cuff, Canada Stefan Reis, UK
Phillip Dibner, USA Andrea Rizzoli, Switzerland
C. Ashton Drew, USA Barbara Robson, Australia
Venkata R. Duvvuri,Canada Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Spain
Thomas C. Edwards, USA Onno Roosenschoon, The Netherlands
Marina Erechtchoukova, Canada David Rosenberg, Canada
Tatiana Filatova, The Netherlands John B. Rundle, USA
Steven Frysinger, USA Augusto Sanabria, Australia
Noha Gaber, USA Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Spain
Werner Geiger, Germany Ruediger Schaldach, Germany
Karina Gibert, Spain Nina Schwarz, Germany
Carlo Gualtieri, Italy Ralf Seppelt, Germany
Hoshin Gupta, USA Stefan Sieber, Spain
Dagmar Haase, Germany Rick Sojda, USA
B. Harris, UK Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa, Italy
Julien Harou, UK Marten Stavenga, The Netherlands
Daryl Hepting, Canada Jean Phillipe Steyer, France
Kaz Higuchi, Canada Alex Storey, Canada
Simon Hood, Canada Peter Struss, Germany
Giulio Iovine, Italy Andrea Sulis, Italy
Ralf Isenmann, Germany B. Surridge, UK
Tony Jakeman, Australia David Swayne, Canada
Jacques Jensen, The Netherlands Hansong Tang, USA
Chris J. Johnson, USA Amaury Tilmant, The Netherlands
Timothy Keen, USA Ann van Griensven, The Netherlands
Andrei Kirilenko, USA Peter Vanrolleghem, Canada
Peter Khalter, Canada Ferdinando Villa, USA
Jennifer Koch, Germany Kristina Voigt, Germany
Konstantinos Kotis, Greece Alexey Voinov, The Netherlands
Vikas Kumar, UK Martin Volk, Germany
David Lam, Canada Thorsten Wagener, USA
Gerry Laniak, USA Gene Whelan, USA
Sven Lautenbach, Germany Jan-Erik Wien, The Netherlands
D. N. Lerner, UK Kurt Wolfe, USA
Ian Littlewood, UK Isaac Wong, Canada
Yongbo Liu, Canada Markus Wrobel, Germany
D. P. Loucks, USA Zhifeng Yang, China
P.A. López Jiménez, Spain David Yuen, USA
Keith Matthews, UK Xiaodong Zhang, USA
Brian McIntosh, UK S.Y. Zhou, China


TECHNICAL EDITOR

Simon Hood
School of Computer Science
University of Guelph, Canada






Table of Contents




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 S0. Open Session

 S00. Tools and techniques for environmental modelling and software

 S1. Forest fire modeling and software

 S2. Environmental fluid mechanics - theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches
Organisers: C.Gualtieri, Italy (carlo.gualtieri@unina.it)
D.T.Mihailovic, Serbia
N.Mole, United Kingdom
P.A.López Jiménez, Spain

 S3. Modelling of dangerous phenomena and innovative techniques for hazard evaluation, mapping, and mitigation

 S4. The European Environmental Information Space: news and trends

 S5. Modeling and deciding with stakeholders
Organisers:Alexey Voinov (aavoinov@gmail.com)
Raffaele Giordano (raffaele.giordano@ba.irsa.cnr.it)
Jaroslav Mysiak
Francois Bousquet

 S6. Ecosystem services concept for environmental management

 S7. Spatial agent-based models for socio-ecological systems
Organisers: Dawn C. Parker (dparker3@gmu.edu)
Tatiana Filatova (T.Filatova@ctw.utwente.nl)

 S8. Integrating surface water quality models at the basin scale
Organisers: David Swayne, University of Guelph (suavedane@yahoo.com)
Yongbo Liu, University of Guelph
William Booty, Environment Canada
David Lam, Environment Canada
Isaac Wong, Environment Canada

 S9. Modelling for Northern Environment's Sake: the models in need and the models in deed

 S10. Integrated Modeling Technologies
Organisers: Andrea Rizzoli (andrea@idsia.ch), Gerry Laniak, Gene Whelan, Dan Ames, Noha Gaber, Alexey Voinov

 S11. Sustainability appraisal – concepts, tools and outcomes
Organisers:Dr. Brian S. McIntosh, Centre for Water Science, Cranfield University, UK (B.McIntosh@Cranfield.ac.uk)

 S12. Environmental monitoring: methods, models, designs and criteria of efficiency

 S13. Bringing together spatial models of energy, material and water flows in (semi-)natural and technical systems
Organisers: Dr. Ruediger Schaldach (schaldach@usf.uni-kassel.de) Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Germany
Jennifer Koch ( koch@usf.uni-kassel.de) Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Germany

 S14. Modelling the coupled social-environmental and physical systems of urban water
Organisers: Vikas Kumar (vikas.kumar@sheffield.ac.uk), Catchment Science Centre, Kroto Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK
D. N. Lerner, Catchment Science Centre, Kroto Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK
B. Harris, Catchment Science Centre, Kroto Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK
B. Surridge, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK

 S15. Integrated Assessment Modelling of Air Quality and Climate Change across different spatial and temporal scales
Organisers: Stefan Reis (srei@ceh.ac.uk), Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, CEH, United Kingdom
Tim Oxley, Imperial College London

 S16. Feedbacks in socio-environmental systems

 S17. Scientific workflow tools for the environmental domain - technologies and applications

 S18. Environmental Impacts of Natural Offshore Obstacles
Organisers: Andrea Atzeni, University of Cagliari, Italy (aatzeni@unica.it)
Andrea Sulis, University of Cagliari, Italy (asulis@unica.it)
No papers.

 S19. Modeling climate change impacts: water resources and agriculture
Organisers: Andrei Kirilenko (andrei.kirilenko@und.edu), University of North Dakota
Xiaodong Zhang (zhang@aero.und.edu), University of North Dakota

 S20. Model development: the role of uncertainty and model diagnostics

 S21. Intelligent and collaborative engineering of environmental knowledge: Software platforms, agents and semantics – a special session organized by i-Seek, International Workshop on "Intelligent Systems for Environmental (Knowledge) Engineering and EcoInformatics"

 S22. Interaction Design for Environmental Information Systems

 S23. Second Session on Data Mining as a Tool for Environmental Scientists (S-DMTES-2010)
Organisers: Karina Gibert, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning group and Dep. Statistics and Operations Research, both at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain karina.gibert@upc.edu
Miquel Sanchez-Marre, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning group. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Joaquim Comas, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Girona, Catalonia
Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Catalonia
Antonio Ciampi, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ioannis Athanasiadis, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Lugano, Switzerland
Joaquin Izquierdo, Grupo Multidisciplinar de Modelacion de Fluidos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

 S24. Intelligent Environmental Decision Support Systems
Organisers: Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Knowledge Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group (KEMLG), Technical University of Catalonia, Catalonia (Main contact: miquel@lsi.upc.edu)
Virgínia Brilhante*, Computing Science Department, Federal University of Amazonas – UFAM, Manaus, Brazil
Ulises Cortés, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group (KEMLG), Technical University of Catalonia, Catalonia
Joaquim Comas, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Girona, Catalonia
Karina Gibert, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group (KEMLG), Technical University of Catalonia, Catalonia
Andrea Emilio Rizzoli*, IDSIA - Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Manno, Switzerland
Ignasi Rodríguez-Roda, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Catalonia
Rick Sojda*, NRMSC, US Dept. of the Interior - Geological Survey/Ecology Dept., Montana State University, USA
Jean Philippe Steyer*, PEACE group, Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory - INRA, France
Peter Struss, Computer Science Department, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Manel Poch, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Catalonia

 S25. Managing regional water resource systems under changing conditions
Organisers: Julien Harou (j.harou@ucl.ac.uk)
Patrick Reed
Amaury Tilmant
David Rosenberg

 S26. Modelling and support tools for management and optimization of the integrated wastewater system
Organisers:Peter Vanrolleghem. modelEAU, Département de génie civil, Université Laval,Québec QC, Canada (Peter.Vanrolleghem@gci.ulaval.ca)
Joaquim Comas. Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Girona, Spain (quim@lequia.udg.edu)
Wolfgang Rauch. Unit of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Innsbruck, Austria (Wolfgang.Rauch@uibk.ac.at)
Xavier Flores Alsina. modelEAU, Département de génie civil, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada
Joaquim Comas. Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Girona, Girona, Spain
Dirk Muschalla. modelEAU, Département de génie civil, Université Laval, Québec G1V 0A6, QC, Canada
Eduardo Ayesa. CEIT, Section of Environmental Engineering, San Sebastián, Spain
Hubert Colas. BPR-CSO, Montréal QC H1P 3H3. Montreal. Canada
Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda. Catalan Institute of Water Research. Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la Universitat de Girona, Girona. Spain
David Butler. Centre for Water Systems, School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK

 S27. Linkages in Human and Environmental Health Modelling

 S28. Modelling extremes in climate variables

 S29. Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of environmental flows

 W1. Effects of climate change: landscape modelling, providing decision support, and understanding uncertainties
Organisers: Richard S. Sojda, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, USGS, Bozeman, Montana, USA (sojda@usgs.gov)
Thomas C. Edwards, Utah Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, USGS, Logan, Utah, USA
Karina Gibert, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Catalonia
Mark Borsuk. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Carmel Pollino, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Tony Jakeman, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

 W2. Linking ecologic performance measures to hydrologic models for improved water management
Organisers: D.P. Loucks, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, US (DPL3@cornell.edu)
Carmel Pollino, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Wendy Merritt, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

 W3. Modeling and deciding with stakeholders

 W4. Integrating surface water quality models at the basin scale
Organisers: David Swayne, University of Guelph (dswayne@uoguelph.ca)
Yongbo Liu, University of Guelph
William Booty, Environment Canada
David Lam, Environment Canada
Isaac Wong, Environment Canada

 W5. Modelling for Northern Environment's Sake: the models in need and the models in deed
Organisers: Georgii Alexandrov, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (g.alexandrov@nies.go.jp)
Kaz Higuchi, York University, Canada (kazh@yorku.ca)

 W6. The Future of Science and Technology of Integrated Modeling
Organisers: Gerry Laniak (laniak.gerry@epa.gov), Gene Whelan, Noha Gaber, Alexey Voinov, Vikas Kumar, Craig Aumann, Nigel Quinn, Kurt Wolfe

 W7. Web Portal for the Community for Integrated Environmental Modeling
Organisers: Dan Ames (dpames@gmail.com), Noha Gaber

 W8. Complexity reduction strategies for effective use of process based models in environmental decision making
Organisers: Andrea Castelletti, Politecnico di Milano (castelle@elet.polimi.it)
Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa, Politecnico di Milano (soncini@elet.polimi.it)
Peter C. Young, Lancaster University (P.Young@lancaster.ac.uk)
Hoshin V. Gupta, The University of Arizona (hoshin.gupta@hwr.arizona.edu)
Marco Ratto, JRC-ISPRA (marco.ratto@jrc.ec.europa.eu)

 W9. Feedbacks in socio-environmental systems
Organisers: Joerg A. Priess, (joerg.priess@ufz.de), Nina Schwarz (nina.schwarz@ufz.de), Sven Lautenbach (sven.lautenbach@ufz.de), Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Computational Landscape Ecology

 W10. Impact Assessment (IA) for sustainable development – linking the IA research community with IA policy makers and practitioners
Organisers: Jan-Erik Wien, Alterrra (Jan-Erik.Wien@wur.nl)
Wageningen UR, The Netherlands Jacques Jansen, Alterra (JacquesM.Jansen@wur.nl)
Wageningen UR, The Netherlands Onno Roosenschoon, Alterra - Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

 W11. W-DMTES-2010. Third Workshop on Data Mining as a tool for Environmental Scientists
Organisers: Karina Gibert, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning group and Dep. Statistics and Operations Research, both at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain karina.gibert@upc.edu
Miquel Sanchez-Marre, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning group. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Joaquim Comas, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Girona, Catalonia
Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Catalonia
Antonio Ciampi, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ioannis Athanasiadis, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Lugano, Switzerland
Joaquin Izquierdo, Grupo Multidisciplinar de Modelacion de Fluidos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

 W12. Breaking down disciplinary silos: what can environmental modellers in different domains learn from each other?

 W13. Expert knowledge in landscape ecological decision support tools: Benefits and cautions
Organiser: Ajith H. Perera (ajith.perera@mnr.gov.on.ca), Ontario Forest Research Institute, OMNR, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, CANADA
Lisa J. Buse (lisa.buse@mnr.gov.on.ca), Ontario Forest Research Institute, OMNR, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, CANADA
Richard S. Sojda (sojda@usgs.gov), Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, USGS, Bozeman, Montana, USA
C. Ashton Drew, Dept. of Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Chris J. Johnson, Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, CANADA

 W14. “S” is for “Software” – Licensing Issues, Shared Code Development, and Why You Should Consider Going Open Source
Organisers: Daniel P. Ames, Idaho State University (dpames@gmail.com)
Alex Storey, University of Guelph (alex@devmail.com)

 W15. Tales of DSS adoption: How and why are DSS successful in environmental and related sectors?

 W16. Interoperability for Web Based Modeling - Hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC)
Organisers: David Arctur, Interoperability Program Director, Open Geospatial Consortium (darctur@opengeospatial.org)
George Percivall, Executive Director Interoperability Program, and OGC Chief Architect (gpercivall@opengeospatial.org)
Phillip C. Dibner, Ecosystem Research (pcd@ecosystem.com)

 W17. Low-carbon industry and multi-scale input-output modeling - Hosted by Beijing Development Area Co., Ltd. (BDA Ltd), Beijing, China
Organisers: G. Q. Chen, State Key Lab. for Complex Systems, Peking University / Institute of Low-carbon Industry, BDA Ltd, Beijing, China. (gqchen@pku.edu)
B. Chen, School of Environment, Beijing Normal Univ. / Institute of Low-carbon Industry, BDA Ltd, Beijing, China (chenb@pku.edu.cn)
S.Y. Zhou, Institute of Low-carbon Industry, BDA Ltd, Beijing, China (SYZhou_pku@yahoo.com)
H.S. Tang, Dept. of Civil Eng., City College, City Univ. of New York, NY, USA (htang@ccny.cuny.edu)




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Beijing Development Area Co., Ltd
Beijing Development Area Co., Ltd
Computing Research Laboratory for the Environment
Computing Research Laboratory for the Environment
 
 
Peking University
Peking University
International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems
International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
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