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The iEMSs 2018 website is now online

The 2018 iEMSs Conference website is now online at:
    
         “http://iemss2018.engr.colostate.edu

Information about abstract submission, travel, registration, 
lodging, scientific program, and venue logistics will be 
made available as we get closer to 2018.

In behalf of CSU and the local organizing committee, 
Mazdak Arabi and Olaf David are looking forward to welcome
you in 2018, Fort Collins, Colorado.

iEMSs 2018 announced!

Dear iEMSs friends,
 
I am very pleased to announce that the iEMSs Conference Committee has selected a proposal led by Mazdak Arabi and Olaf David at Colorado State University to host iEMSs 2018 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (see http://www.visitftcollins.com/). 
 
The website is now online at http://iemss2018.engr.colostate.edu
 
Mazdak and Olaf have organized a strong local organizing committee including several long-time iEMSs members. Their proposed program promises to be exciting and engaging and to build on the legacy of our congresses (dating back to 2002!)
 
As you know, iEMSs is growing into the leading international biennial conference on all topics related to environmental modelling & software. So please start planning now for your 2018 Colorado adventure. The planned dates are June 24-28, 2018. 
 
Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in hosting 2018. And thank you very much to Mazdak and Olaf and their team for preparing such a well-considered proposal and for taking on this challenge!
 
Sincerely, 
 
Dan Ames, Conference Committee Chair
On behalf of the Conference Committee members including: Kristina Voigt, Nigel Quinn, Ralf Seppelt, Susan Cuddy, Robert Argent, and Andrea Rizzoli

Thematic Issue on “Advances in Theories, Data Management, Data Mining and Data Visualization to Support Big Data in the Environmental Sciences”

Call for papers

Thematic Issue on “Advances in Theories, Data Management, Data Mining and Data Visualization to Support Big Data in the Environmental Sciences”

in Environmental Modelling & Software

Issue Editors: Amin Tayyebi, Keith C. Clarke, Bryan C. Pijanowski and Patrick Jantz

EMS Editor: Dan Ames

Scope

Submissions are invited for papers which address cutting-edge and innovative approaches, particularly regarding new tools, software or demonstrations of efficient techniques in practical cases to deal with specific types of big data in environmental sciences that cannot be addressed using conventional techniques. The following broader topics that provide cutting-edge and innovative approaches for using GIScience, remote sensing and technology to support big data in the environmental sciences may be covered:

  • Advances in theories.
  • Data management.
  • Data mining.
  • Data visualization. 

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Thematic Issue on Urban Water Demand Management

Call for Papers
 
Virtual* Thematic Issue on “Urban Water Demand Management”
Issue Editors: Andrea Castelletti, Dragan Savic, Rodney Stewart 
EMS Editor:  Andrea E. Rizzoli
 
Continued demographic growth,  increasing urbanization, and development of mega-cities are boosting urban water demands and changing their spatio-temporal distribution. Demand-side management actions are key to secure water supply in the next decades, and complement more traditional supply-side management interventions, when limitations such as physical constraints, resources availability or increasing marginal costs hamper the effectiveness of infrastructure expansion.
 
* A Virtual Thematic (or Special) Issue (VTI) is a collection of articles that are published over a time span in different physical issues of the journal, but they are “virtually” kept together on the journal webpage, as seen here. The advantage for authors is that papers are are not being withheld until the very last paper has been revised. The advantage for the editors is that new contributions can also be linked to the VTI. This means that you are welcome to submit a paper for inclusion in the VTI even after the deadline for this call has expired! 

Thematic Issue on Environmental Data Science

Call for Papers

for a Thematic Issue on

Environmental Data Science

on  Environmental Modelling and Software, An Elsevier Journal

Edited by: Karina Gibert, Geoff Holmes, Jeffery S Horsburgh, Ioannis N Athanasiadis

 

Scope

Getting decisional knowledge from data is nowadays one of the most reliable ways to better understand environmental processes, to go beyond the state-of-the-art in Environmental Sciences and to improve environmental systems management in most of their fields. The particular complexity of environmental processes requires new solutions able to integrate different information sources, such as qualitative and quantitative data, images, text, signals, etc., together with prior knowledge, as well as to deal with spatiotemporal frames and higher order interactions among variables.

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Two new books authored by iEMSs members

Two new interesting books have been recently published, and the authors are some very esteemed iEMSs members, Tony Jakeman and Stefano Marsili Libelli.

Tony teamed up with a group of highly respected researchers to edit the book titled “Integrated Groundwater Management“, which is published by Springer. Groundwater management is seen from a wider perspective, including social and economic aspects.

Stefano authored the book titled “Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB®“, with CRC Press, where a mathematical approach to the study of environmental processes is presented. The book is suitable as a course book, but also as a reference tool for researchers.

You can read the short abstracts of these two books if you click on the “read more” link.

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Introductory Overviews

Introductory Overviews

The inherent nature of environmental systems necessitates interdisciplinary approaches to analyse and understand them. The development and application of environmental models can involve highly diverse teams, comprised of scientists with different educational backgrounds and a wide of array of methods and terminology. As we grapple to understand environmental problems of increasing complexity, it becomes even more important that we cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and make greater efforts to exchange information, knowledge and ideas. To this end, EMS has created a new form of scientific contribution: Introductory Overviews.

iEMSs 2016 Awards

The Awards Committee has finally evaluated all nominations and the following biennial awards for 2016 have been issued. 

 
The awards ceremony will be held during iEMSs 2016 in Toulouse. 
 
We warmly congratulate the recipients of the iEMSs 2016 awards.
 

 

Medallists

Ann van Griensven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Patrick Reed, Cornell University, USA

 

Early Career Research Excellence

Serena Hamilton, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Joseph Guillaume, Aalto University, Finland

Joseph Kasprzyk, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

 

Fellows

Robert Argent, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Ralf Denzer, Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Stefan Reis, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

Gene Whelan, US EPA, USA

iEMSs 2016 – Call for Papers

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS!

Please consider submitting your environmental modeling and software work for presentation at the:

8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling & Software

 (iEMSs 2016)

Toulouse, FRANCE – 10-14 July 2016

iEMSs 2016 is the official biennial conference of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society, sponsors of the high impact journal, Environmental Modelling & Software. iEMSs 2016 is co-sponsored by The Consortium of University of Toulouse (INP, University Paul Sabatier), National Center for Scientific Research(CNRS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SO-Toulouse, the regional and national government organization, and the host organizations, INPT-ENSEEIHT and ECOLAB Laboratory. The theme for the conference is “Supporting Sustainable Futures” and we hope to see a lot of exciting new development and tools for supporting our future. The conference is organized around a series of themes, streams, and sessions. Key streams include:

Model development and modelling frameworks • Integrated Environmental Modeling • Climate Change Modeling • Environmental Modeling Uncertainty Issues, optimization, sensitivity analysis • Data mining, machine learning, GIS, remote sensing • Environmental Modeling for decision making and engaging the public • innovative Software • Algorithms for Environmental Modeling • Applications of Environmental Modeling

You may either submit an abstract or a brief technical paper (8 page max) for either oral or poster presentation. Accepted technical papers will be published in the conference proceedings. To submit your abstract or paper now, please visit the conference web site:

http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2016/

Please email the conveners with your questions and inquiries: 
Dr. Sabine Sauvage and Dr. José-Miguel Sánchez-Pérez, 
iemss2016@inp-toulouse.fr