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Proceedings of the iEMSs 2006 Conference

Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software

Alexey Voinov, Anthony J. Jakeman and Andrea E. Rizzoli (eds). Proceedings of the iEMSs Third Biennial Meeting, “Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software”. International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Burlington, USA, July 2006. 

Citing a paper:

Dubya, B., Rummy, F. and Condi, D. (2006). What models never work and how we cannot understand why. In: Voinov, A., Jakeman, A.J., Rizzoli, A.E. (eds). Proceedings of the iEMSs Third Biennial Meeting: “Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software”. International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Burlington, USA, July 2006. CD ROM. Internet:

ISBN 1-4243-0852-6 978-1-4243-0852-1

Papers in these proceedings have been peer reviewed by at least one, in most cases two reviewers. 
Position Papers in workshops (in Bold) are work in progress. They will be concluded during and after the workshops. Keynote papers have not been reviewed.


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Sessions Workshops
  1. Complexity, Uncertainty and Sensitivity Issues in Integrated Environmental Models
  2. Water Quality Modelling and Decision Support
  3. Integrated Models for Prediction, Forecasting, and Future Scenario Assessments of Human and Environmental Conditions
  4. Optimization in Environmental Modeling
  5. Integrated software solutions for environmental problems – architecture, frameworks and data structures (ISESS)
  6. Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  7. Order-, Fuzzy-set- and Graph Theoretical Tools and Software for Risk Assessment
  8. Beyond growth? Integrated models, simulations and scenarios of the future shape urban-rural regions
  9. “Scale-elevators”: Scaling indicators and Scaling Issues in Quantitative Analysis of Land and Resource Management
  10. Bridging the gaps between design and use: developing appropriate tools for environmental management and policy
  11. Modelling and simulating dangerous phenomena for hazard mapping
  12. Developing new hydrological models – towards merging top-down and bottom-up approaches
  1. Monitoring Environmental Outcomes and Adaptive Management
  2. Sensitivity and Uncertainty Assessment of Integrated Environmental Models
  3. Development and Integration of Modelling Frameworks for Environmental Decision Support
  4. Creative and Systematic Model Development and Evaluation
  5. Generic River Basin Water Management Models
  6. Developing Tools to Support Management and Policy
  7. Data Mining
  8. TIAS workshop on Complexity and uncertainty and a new role for models
  9. State of the art in methods and software for the identification, resolution and apportionment of contamination sources
  10. Uncertainty Management, Spatial and Temporal Reasoning, and Validation of Intelligent Environmental Decision Support Systems
  11. Scenario Development And Analysis For Integrated Environmental Assessment Studies
  12. Dynamic and fuzziness in spatial and land development processes
  13. Open geospatial tools and methods in environmental modeling and management
  14. Challenges in Earth System Modelling: Approaches and Applications
  15. ISEM workshop on Dealing with uncertainty and sensitivity issues in process-based models of carbon and nitrogen cycles in northern forest ecosystems
  16. Model-data fusion in the studies of carbon-climate-human system
  17. Air Quality Modelling


Giorgio Guariso, Matteo Baracani Supporting Environmental and Energy Decisions Through an Open Software Structure
Yuri Svirezhev 
(not attending)
Non-Linearities in Mathematical Ecology: Phemomena and Models

Session 1. Complexity, Uncertainty and Sensitivity Issues in Integrated Environmental Models

Editors: Jaroslav Mysiak, Holger Maier, Jim Ascough, James Brown, Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Marcela Brugnach, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Ignasi R.-Roda, Richard S. Sojda, Jean Philippe Steyer, Peter Struss, Guy R. Larocque, Jagtar Bhatti, Andrew M. Gordon, Nancy Luckai, and Jinxun Liu

Joanne Halls Sensitivity Analysis of Historical Aerial Photography: A Case Study of Barrier Island Marshes.
Jakin Ravalico, Graeme Dandy, Holger Maier Rank-Equivalence method for Sensitivity Analysis of an Integrated Model of a River Catchment.
Bryan Tolson, Christine Shoemaker Using Optimization for Environmental Simulation Model Calibration Uncertainty Analysis.
Dirk J.W. De Pauw, Peter A. Vanrolleghem Avoiding the finite difference sensitivity analysis deathtrap by using the complex-step derivative approximation technique.
James C. Ascough II Practical Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Techniques Applied to Agricultural System Models.
Alexander Komarov, Pavel Grabarnik, Alexey Mikhaylov, Oleg Chertov Improving the Use of Data for Quantifying Uncertainty in Parameters and Predictions of Forest Dynamic Models by Bayesian Approach.
Guy R. Larocque, David Parè, Robert Boutin, Valèrie Lacerte Using the Monte Carlo method to quantify uncertainty in predictions of a soil carbon cycle model in balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) and black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) forest ecosystems in the boreal forest.
Thomas White, Werner Kurz, Graham Stinson Quantifying uncertainties associated with estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from Canada’s managed forests.
Jinxun Liu, Shuguang Liu, Linda S. Heath, Thomas R. Loveland, Larry L. Tieszen Impacts of Forest Disturbances on the Carbon Cycle in the Laurentian Plains and Hills of the United States.
Harbin Li, Changsheng Li, Carl Trettin Uncertainty analysis of WETLAND-DNDC: Errors and critical parameters for predicting carbon dynamics in wetland ecosystems.
Darius Semmens, William Kepner, David Goodrich, Mariano Hernandez A Retrospective Analysis of Model Uncertainty for Forecasting Hydrologic Change.
Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt Parameter, data input and structural uncertainty propagating through coupled models in a river water quality modelling system.
Lance Besaw Application of an Artificial Neural Network and Stochastic Conditional Simulation at the Schuyler Falls Landfill, NY.
Urmila Diwekar, Yogendra Shastri Forecasting and managing sustainable systems: A framework based on optimal control and options theory.
Durga Lal Shrestha, Dimitri Solomatine (not attending) A method to estimate model uncertainty based on the model errors.

Session 2. Water Quality Modelling and Decision Support

Editors: Michael Matthies, Nigel Quinn, Jeff Chanat and Lachlan Newham

Michael Matthies, Juergen Berlekamp, Neil Graf, Sven Lautenbach Application of the Elbe-DSS to water quality issues.
Nigel Quinn Bottom-up decision support system development: a managed wetland application for salt management in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
Ping Wang, Lewis Linker Use of surface analysis of water quality model outputs to assess tradeoff of nitrogen and phosphorus control.
Erica Gaddis, Alexey Voinov Landscape Modeling and Spatial Optimization of Management Practices to Restore Water Quality in the St. Albans Bay Watershed, Vermont.
Stefan Kaden, Michael Kaltofen Water resources management and water availability in the Elbe river basin under conditions of global change.
Hamed Assaf, Mark Saadeh Development of an Integrated Decision Support System for Water Quality Control in the Upper Litani Basin, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Benedetti, Davide Bixio, Filip Claeys, Peter A. Vanrolleghem Tools to support a model-based methodology for benefit/cost/risk analysis of wastewater treatment system.
Lubos Matejicek Modeling of water pollution in urban areas with GIS and multivariate statistical methods.
Philip Heilman, Robert Malone, Liwang Ma, Jerry Hatfield, Lajpat Ahuja, James Ayen, Kevin Boyle, Ramesh Kanwar Decision Support for Nitrogen Management in Tile-Drained Agriculture.
Samuel Lee Vadose-zone Leaching and Saturated-zone Mixing Model in Heterogeneous Layers.
Michela Robba, Riccardo Minciardi, Roberto Sacile, Vasco Silva Impacts of agriculture and dairy farming on groundwater quality: an optimization problem.
Luis Leon, Ralph Smith, Jose Romero Lake Erie Hypoxia Simulations with ELCOM-CAEDYM.
L.T.H. Newham, T.R. Weber, B.F.W. Croke, R. Bridgart, S.C. Baker-Finch, J. C. Rutherford and D.A. Post Case study applications of the Riparian Particulate Model in tropical andsub-tropical Australia.
Anne Kinsey-Henderson, David A. Post Evaluation of the scale dependence of a spatially explicit hillslope sediment delivery ratio model.
Sangam Shrestha, Futaba Kazama Estimation of organic matter and nutrient loadings from point and non point sources into the Fuji River, Japan: Export coefficient modeling approach.
Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt, Jan Rauberg Quasi 2-D approaches in modelling the transport of contaminated sediments in flood plains during river flooding – model coupling and uncertainty analysis.
Zhiqiang Li, Donna Rizzo, Nancy Hayden Utilizing Artificial Neural Networks to Backtrack Source Location.
Lance Besaw, Donna Rizzo, Paula Mouser Application of an Artificial Neural Network for Analysis of Subsurface Contaminationat the Schuyler Falls Landfill, NY.
Paul Conrads, Edwin Roehl, William Martello, Edward Saxon The Role of Artificial Neural Network Models in Developing a Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant for Beaufort, SC, USA.
Greg McMaster, James C. Ascough II, Debora Edmunds, Larry Wagner, Fred Fox Multi-crop plant growth modeling from field to watershed for water quality and management.
Jessica Clark, W. Cully Hession, Donna Rizzo, Jeffrey Laible Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling Approach to Linking Stream Morphology and Aquatic Habitat Quality.
Ans Mouton Application of MesoCASiMiR: assessment of Baetis rhodani habitat suitability.
Paola Agostini, Elena Semenzin, Antonio Marcomini, Andrea Critto, Christian Micheletti, Paulo Augusto Nunes, Andrea Ghermandi, Silvio Giove, Stefania Gottardo, Dick de Zwart, Werner Brack Decision Support System for the assessment and evaluation of ecological impacts on aquatic ecosystem

Session 3. Integrated Models for Prediction, Forecasting, and Future Scenario Assessments of Human and Environmental Conditions

Editors: Denis White and Ruth Waldick

Roberto San Jose, Juan L. Pèrez, Rosa M. Gonzàlez UPM a Tool to Evaluate the Air Quality Impact of Industrial emissions (TEAP) by Using MM5-CMAQ: Spain Case.
Ulrike Bende-Michl, Manfred Fink, Sven Kralisch, Wolfgang-Albert Fluegel, Peter Krause Current development and application of the modular Java based model JAMS to meet the targets of the EU-WFD in Germany.
Donald Nute, Mark Twery, Julian Bishop, Zhiyuan Cheng, David Bucugnani, Walter D Potter, David Loftis, Scott Thomasma, Peter Knopp Interleaving Growth and Regeneration Models in the NED-2 Decision Support System for Forest Ecosystems.
Donald Nute, Mark Twery, Zhiyuan Cheng, Arlo Lyle, Cy Routh Managing for Visual Goals in the NED-2 Decision Support System for Forests Ecosystems.
William Labiosa Modeling Total Maximum Daily Load Information Collection Decisions with Bayesian Networks.
Thania Rendon, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè Simulating scenarios for decision-making in river basin systems through a Multi-Agent system.
Wolfgang Reiher, Lutz Breuer, Bernd Weinmann, Thorsten Pohlert, Martin Bach, Rolf-A. Düring, Stefan Gäth, Hans-Georg Frede the integrated model network ITE2M: model set-up and assessment of agricultural land use and management options.
Brenda Rashleigh, Craig Barber, Mike Cyterski, John Johnston, Yusuf Mohamoud, Rajbir Parmar Watershed Health Assessment Tools-Investigating Fisheries (WHAT-IF): a modeling toolkit for watershed and fisheries management.
Brett Bryan, John Ward, Neville Crossman Modelling farmer decision making for natural resource management outcomes.
Robert Stewart SADA: a Freeware Decision Support Tool Integrating GIS, Sample design, Spatial Modeling, and Risk Assessment.
Carmel Pollino, Barry Hart Bayesian decision networks – going beyond expert elicitation for parameterisation and evaluation of ecological endpoints.
Paula A. Silva, Paula Antunes, Daniel Borrego, Jojo Rocha, Nuno Videira, Rui Santos 
(not attending)
A Dynamic Model for Sustainable River Basin Management.
Ruediger Schaldach, Joseph Alcamo, Maik Heistermann The multiplescale land use change model LandShift: a scenario analysis of land use change and environmental consequences in Africa.
Ruth Waldick, David Brunckhorst, Ian Campbelld, Jeff Carmichael Future Solutions: Integrated Models for SEA and other Land-Use Decision-Making.
David W. Hulse Contrasting Citizen and Expert-driven Approaches to Creating Scenarios  

Session 4. Optimization in Environmental Modeling

Editor: Stefan Reis

Urmila Diwekar An Efficient Algorithmic Framework for Environmental Modeling.
Dirk J.W. De Pauw, Peter A. Vanrolleghem Nesting genetic algorithms to solve a robust optimal experimental design problem.
Xavier Flores Alsina, Joaquim Comas, Laureano Jiménez, Rene Bañares-Alcántara, Ignasi Rodríguez Roda Multiobjective Optimization Procedure for Control Strategies In Environmental Processes.
Frederick Maier Prescriptive Treatment Optimization Using a Genetic Algorithm: a Tool for Forest Management.
J.C.J. Groot, Walter Rossing, Andrè Jellema, M.K. van Ittersum Landscape design and agricultural land-use allocation using Pareto-based multi-objective Differential Evolution.
Yanxin Duan, Philip Heilman, Phillip Guertin Optimization of Grazing Management for Watershed Sediment Control
Michela Robba, Riccardo Minciardi, Roberto Sacile, Massimo Paolucci Solid Waste Management in Urban areas: a multiobjective approach
Dimitri Solomatine (not attending) Experiences in using evolutionary and non-evolutionary optimization methods in models calibration.

Session 5. Integrated software solutions for environmental problems – architecture, frameworks and data structures (ISESS)

Editors: Dave Swayne and Robert Argent

Werner Geiger, Rainer Weidemann Experience Gained from the Use of Environmental Information Systems for the Public in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Mauro Cislaghi, Gaia Corbetta,Roberto Mazzilli, Fabio Scanzani, Maurizio Caselli, Livia Trizio, Claude Derognat, Rafal Dunal, Krisztof Klejnowski, Agata Bucko-Serafin E2SP (Environmental Enterprise Service Provider): the Business case of an Environmental Information and Decision Support System in ASP mode.
Josef Fiala, Jan Ministr, Jiri Hrebicek, Jaroslav Racek The Use of Information and Communication Technology in Company Environmental Awareness Amplification
Jaroslav Racek, Jiri Hrebicek, Tomas Pitner Process Analysis of Environmental Reporting.
Daryl H. Hepting, Timothy Maciag Opening Access to Environmental Software Systems.
Virginia Brilhante, Antonio Ferreira, Joyce Marinho, Janaina Pereira Information Integration through Ontology and Metadata for Sustainability Analysis.
Robert Argent, Peter Gijsbers, Jean-Michel Perraud, Geoff Podger A conceptual software system for water allocation, planning and catchment management
Marcello Donatelli, Frits Van Evert, Andrea Di Guardo, Myriam Adam, Kamal Kansou A component to simulate agricultural management.
William Booty, David Lam, Craig McCrimmon Integrated Modeling: Examining the Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Canadian Lakes and Rivers.
S. Mazzoleni, F. Giannino, M. Mulligan, D. Heathfield, M. Colandrea, M. Nicolazzo, M. d’Aquino A new raster-based spatial modelling system: 5D environment.
Edwin Roehl, Ruby Daamen, Paul Conrads, Wiley Kitchens Integrating 3D Hydrodynamic Transport and Ecological Plant Models of the Savannah River Estuary Using Artificial Neural Network Models.
Filip Claeys, Dirk J.W. De Pauw, Lorenzo Benedetti, Ingmar Nopens, Peter A. Vanrolleghem Tornado: a versatile and efficient modelling & virtual experimentation kernel for water quality systems.
Petra Claeys, Peter Vanrolleghem Intelligent configuration of numerical solvers of environmental DAE models using machine learning techniques.
Ferdinando Villa, Marcello Donatelli, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Peter Krause, Sven Kralisch, Frits K. van Evert Declarative modelling for architecture independence and data/model integration: a case study.
Jiri Hrebicek, Jan Pesl Current Trends In Environmental Modelling With Uncertainty.
Ioannis Athanasiadis, Andrea-Emilio Rizzoli, Marcello Donatelli, Laura Carlini Enriching software model interfaces using ontology-based tools.
Ayalew Kassahun, Huub Scholten A knowledge base system for multidisciplinary model-based water management.
Sven Kralisch, Peter Krause JAMS – a Framework for Natural Resource Model Development and Application.
Gabriel Wainer Cell-DEVS Modeling of Environmental Applications
Denis Havlik, Gerald Schimak, Ralf Denzer, Thomas Usländer From proprietary Environmental Software Systems to Interoperable Components.
Yasuyuki Egashira Application of Test-Driven Development Framework for Environmental Software: A Case Study in Long-Term Photosynthetic Process Simulation.
Jaroslav Mysiak Paradigm shift in computer aided policy support.
Jaroslav Racek, Jiri Jarkovsky, Danka Nemethova, Petr Brabec Assessment of Ecological State of Surface Waters in ARROW Project: Robust Multivariate Predictive Models.
Gabriel Wainer Creating Advanced Fire-Spreading Models Using the CD++ Toolkit.
Gerhard Smiatek Environmental modeling in an event-driven multitasking network environment.
Vimal Sharma, David Swayne, David Lam, William Schertzer Auto-Calibration of Hydrological Model Using High Performance Computing.
David Swayne, Vimal Sharma, Paul Huang, Markiyan Sloboda Experiences in Sharing Environmental Models in Distributed Environments.
Chris Pyke, Thomas Johnson, Jack Kittle, John Imhoff, Mark Gray The Climate Assessment Tool for the BASINS modeling system: new capabilities for evaluating the vulnerability of hydrologic end points to climate variability and change.
Luis Leon, David Lam, William Schertzer, David Swayne A 3D Hydrodynamic Lake Model: Simulation on Great Slave Lake.

Session 6. Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Editors: Carlo Gualtieeri and Dragutin Mihailovic

B.Rajkovic, V.Djurdjevic, and A.Vukovic A comparison ofsurface fluxes between atmosphere and ocean using coupled and uncoupledair-sea interaction model.
L.Matejicek SpatialEstimations of Air Pollution in Urban Areas by LIDAR Measurements.
D.Mihailovic Impact of Localand Non-local Eddy-Diffusivity Schemes on Calculating the Concentrationof Pollutants in Environmental Models.
J.A. Daraio,Y. Morales-Chaves, A. Mynett, and L. Weber Ecohydraulics in the Mississippi River: Freshwater Mussel Dynamics Model.
C.Gualtieri Numericalsimulation of flow and tracer transport in a disinfection contact tank.
Octavio Sequeiros, Yarko Ni�o, and Marcelo Garcia Erosion of Sediment Beds by Turbulent Wall Jets in Combined-Sewer-Overflow Reservoirs.

Session 7. Order-, Fuzzy-set- and Graph Theoretical Tools and Software for Risk Assessment

Editor: Kristina Voigt

Alessandro Fasso Sensitivity Analysis for Monitoring Environmental Networks.
Judith Janssen, Jean-Luc de Kok, Arjen Hoekstra Incorporating qualitative indicators to support river managers; application of fuzzy sets.
Nicolas Knaak, Sven Kruse, Bernd Page An Agent-based Simulation Tool for Modelling Sustainable Logistics Systems.
Axel Drefahl Quantitative property/property relationships (QPPRs) and molecular-similarity methods for estimating flash points of Si-Organic and Ge-organic compounds.
Rainer Brüggemann, Guillermo Restrepo, Kristina Voigt (paper presented by Guillermo Restrepo) Structure-Fate-Relationships of Organic Chemicals.
Guillermo Restrepo, Rainer Brüggemann Ranking regions using cluster analysis, Hasse diagram technique and topology
Kristina Voigt, Stefan Pudenz, Rainer Brueggemann ProRank – a Software Tool used for the Evaluation of Environmental Databases.

Session 8. Beyond growth? Integrated models, simulations and scenarios of the future shape urban-rural regions

Editors: Dagmar Haase, Ralf Seppelt

S. Kabisch, A. Haase, D. Haase Beyond growth � urban development in shrinking cities: Approaches to analyse and explain the consequences of non-growth for the development of cities and city regions in Europe.
T. Filatova, A. v.d.Veen Microeconomic motives of land use change in coastal zone area: agent based modelling approach.
I. Glazyrina A model for investment decision support based on multi-criteria analysis.
T. Fukiharu Urban Growth and Simon Process: Japanese Case.
M. Hessenflow, D. Halsing A simulation model of land-use change in the Lake Tahoe Basin of California and Nevada, as used in a decision-support syste
D. Dominguez, W. Gujer, B. Truffer Driving forces in the long range development of wastewater treatment plants.
B. McIntosh, F. di Pierro, P. Jeffrey, S.-T. Khu, C. Fox, D. Savic, M. Sewell, H. Tran Taking account of water supply infrastructure in land-use-planning: an integrated supply-demand approach.
V. Perminov, M. Kornilina (not attending) Modeling short-term epidemics and intervention strategies in cities.

Session 9. “Scale-elevators”: Scaling indicators and Scaling Issues in Quantitative Analysis of Land and Resource Management

Editors: Martin Volk, Herman van Keulen and Frank Ewert

Martin Volk, Boris Schroeder, Karsten Schulz Model-based identification and scaling indicators of landscape processes: a review.
Frank A. Ewert, H. van Keulen, M.K. van Ittersum, K.E. Giller, P.A. Leffelaar, R. Roetter Multi-scale analysis and modelling of natural resource management.
C. Kjeldsen, T. Dalgaard, P. K. Bocher A GIS-based framework to model farm and landscape scale indicators for sustainablerural development.
Chris Renschler Spatial and Temporal Model Validation: Representing Landscape Properties and Processes across Scales.
Sven Lautenbach, Erica J. Gaddis, Alexey Voinov, Ralf Seppelt Localisation effects of land use change measures on hydrological models.
Hoanh Chu Thai, Phong Ngo Dang, John W. Gowing, Tuong To Phuc, Hien Nguyen Xuan, Dat Nguyen Dinh Upscaling impacts of water management in coastal zones by hydraulic and salinity modelling.
Edwin Roehl, John Risley, Jana Stewart, Matthew Mitro Numerically Optimized Empirical Modeling of Highly Dynamic, Spatially Expansive, and Behaviorally Heterogeneous Hydrologic Systems with Examples
Rosa Lasaponara, Antonio Lanorte Multiscale fueltype characterization for the Mediterranean ecosystems of Southern Italy by using remote sensing data.
Ulrich Leopold, Peter Finke, R. Roetter Problems and errors in up- and down-scaling in environmental modelling for thepolicy scale.
Nick van de Giesen, Marc Andreini, Annette Huber-Lee, Aidan Senzanje, Jens Liebe, Lineu Rodrigues, Philippe Cecchi, Winston Andah, Eline Boelee, Tonya Schuetz Impact assessment of ensembles of small reservoirs in semi-arid regions.
Holger Meinke, Mark Howden, Rohan Nelson Integrated assessments of climate variability and change for Australian agriculture – connecting the islands of knowledge.

Session 10. Bridging the gaps between design and use: developing appropriate tools for environmental management and policy

Editors: Carlo Giupponi, Brian S. McIntosh, Sean Wang, Alexey Voinov

Keith Matthews Bridging the design-use gap for DSS in environmental policy and practice.
Noha Gaber, Pasky Pascual Development of a Protocol for the Development, Evaluation and Application of Environmental Models in Decision Making.
Neville Crossman, Brett Bryan Challenges encountered during integrated modelling across multiple catchments.
Hedwig van Delden, Guy Engelen Combining participatory approaches and modelling: lessons from two practical cases of policy support.
Michael Monticino, Miguel Acevedo, Baird Callicott Applying a Multi-Agent Model to Evaluate Effects of Development Proposals and Growth Management Policies on Suburban Sprawl.
Peter Verweij, Stefan Sieber, Jan-Erik Wien, Klaus Müller SIAT, a Sustainable Impact Assessment Tool for Understanding the drivers in integrated impact assessment
Patrick Wäger, Lorenz Hilty, Peter Arnfalk, Lorenz Erdmann, James Goodman Experience with a system dynamics model in a prospective study evaluating the future impact of ICT on environmental sustainability.
Martin van Ittersum, Frank Ewert, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Erling Andersen, Irina Bezlepkina, Floor Brouwer, Marcello Donatelli, Guillermo Flichman, Thomas Heckelei, Lennart Olsson, et al. Integrated assessment of agricultural and environmental policies � towards a computerized framework for the EU (SEAMLESS-IF)
Rien Kolkman, Anne van der Veen Without a common mental model a DSS makes no sense (a new approach to frame analysis using mental models)
Jean-Luc de Kok, Sebastian Kofalk Towards a User-Oriented Design of a DSS for Integrated River-Basin Management: the Elbe Prototype DSS.
Edwin Roehl, Ruby Daamen, Paul Conrads Features ofAdvanced Decision Support Systems for Environmental Studies, Management, and Regulation.
Andrea Sulis, Antonio Manca, Giovanni M. Sechi, Paola Zuddas Scenario Analysis In Water Resources Management Under Data Uncertainty.
Yanxin Duan, Philip Heilman, Phillip Guertin A Web-Based Tool for Economic Analysis of Sediment Control on Rangeland Watersheds
Carmen de Jong, Khalid Makroum, George Leavesley Developing an oasis-based irrigation management tool for a large semi-arid mountainous catchment in Morocco
Darius Semmens, William Kepner, David Goodrich, Phillip Guertin, Mariano Hernandez, Scott Miller From research to management: a suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools
Aaron Racicot 
(not attending)
Web-based Open Source GIS Decision Support Tools – Explaining the Stack.
Huub Scholten, Ayalew Kassahun Supporting Multidisciplinary Model-Based Water Management Projects: A User Perspective
Jaroslav Mysiak, Carlo Giupponi Towards effective water governance: putting the Integrated Water Resource Management in force.
Anne Gunkel, Christoph Külls Towards agent-based modeling of stakeholder behavior – a pilot study on drought vulnerability of decentral water supply in NE Brazil. Ms AnneGunkel. University of Freiburg
Xavier Flores Alsina, Manel Poch, Laureano Jiménez, Rene Bañares-Alcántara, Ignasi Rodríguez Roda Identification of Alternatives Strengths and Weaknesses during the Conceptual Design of Environmental Systems
Francesco Frombo, Riccardo Minciardi, Michela Robba, Fulvia Rosso, Roberto Sacile A Decision Support System for energy production from renewable resources: logistics aspects of sustainable forest biomass collection
Tim Peterson, Robert Argent, Francis Chiew Validation of Multiple Stable States and Thresholds Within the Goulburn Catchment.

Session 11. Modelling and simulating dangerous phenomena for hazard mapping

Editors: Giulio Iovine, Salvatore Di Gregorio, Hideaki Miyamoto, and Michael Sheridan

Paolo Fiorucci, Francesco Gaetani, Riccardo Minciardi Optimal RegionalPartitioning for Wildfire Risk Characterization.
Felipe Ip, James Dohm, Victor Baker, R. Brakenridge, Ashley Davies Near Real-TimeDetection And Monitoring of Floods: ASE Flood Sensorweb.
Kim-Seong Tan, Francis Chiew, Rodger Grayson Stochastic Simulation of Daily Spatial Rainfall for Regional Flood Risk Assessment.
Bruno Merz Coupling Process Models And Probabilistic Approaches for Flood Hazard Assessment.  
Gianluca Groppelli, Maria Luisa Damiani, Gianluca Norini, Barbara Aldighieri, Sauro Borgonovo, Elisa Bertino, Federica Comoglio, Giorgio Pasquari Modelling Lava Flow To Assess Hazard On Mount Etna (Italy). From Geological Data to a Preliminary Hazard Map.
William Spataro, Maria Vittoria Avolio, Salvatore Di Gregorio, Gino Mirocle Crisci, Donato D`Ambrosio, Rocco Rongo, Giulio Iovine, Valeria Lupiano Surface Flows Modelling: Cellular Automata Simulations of Lava Flows, Debris Flows and Pyroclastic Flows.
Michael Sheridan Modeling Debris Flows With Two-Fluid Models – the TITAN-DF Toolkit.  
Gabriel Legorreta Paulin, Marcus Bursik Logisnet: a Tool for Multimethod, Multilayer Slope Stability Analysis.
W. Reiher a, L. Breuera, B. Weinmannb, T. Pohlerta, M. Bacha, R.-A. Düringa, S. Gätha, H.-G. Fredea The integrated model network ITE2M: model set-up and assessment of agricultural land use and management options.
Donato D’ambrosio, Salvatore Di Gregorio, William Spataro, Giuseppe A. Trunfio A Model for the Simulation of Forest Fire Dynamics Using Cellular Automata.
Stefano De Luca, Marco Balsi, Delia Maggio An Integrated Environmental Decisional Support System Framework Using Earth Observation, Cellular Automata And Multi-Agent System.
Paolo Fiorucci, Francesco Gaetani, Riccardo Minciardi, and Antonio Sgorbissa An Operational Scheme for Dynamic Resource Management In Case of Natural Disaster Events.
Dora Angelova Environmental Cartographic Models for the Region of Bregare Paleoseismic Phenomena, Moesian Platform (Bulgaria).
Luigi Monte, Lars Håkanson, Dmitry Hofman, John Brittain, Eduardo Gallego, Antonio Jimenez, Giacomo Angeli 
(not attending)
MOIRA-PLUS: a Decision Support System for the Management of Complex Fresh Water Ecosystems Contaminated By Radionuclides and Heavy Metals.
Mohamad Rukieh Use of Space Technology for Natural Disaster Management.
Alessandro Guerricchio, Valeria Biamonte, Maurizio Ponte, Alessandro Guerricchio, Rosario De Salvo High Precision GPS Satellite Monitoring Project Applied To the Deep Seated Gravitational Slope Deformations In San Lucido (Calabria Region, Southern Italy).  
Federico Preti Modelling the Role of Vegetation In Slope Stability.  
Filippo Catani, Samuele Segoni, Giacomo Falorni Modeling Soil Depth for Distributed Applications.  
Giulio Barbieri, Stefano Barbieri, Paolo Cambuli Reliability of Landslide Hazard Mapping Using Neural Networks in an Unstable Area of Sardinia (Italy).  
Michele Calvello, Giuseppe Sorbino, Leonardo Cascini 
(not attending)
Modelling Rainfall-Triggered Landslides Along Reactivated Slip Surfaces.  
Nina Belaya (not attending) Estimation of Monthly Distribution of Debris-Flow Events for the Territory of the USA (using the Distribution Model for Periods of Debris-Flow Danger)

Session 12. Developing new hydrological models – towards merging top-down and bottom-up approaches

Editors: Barry Croke, David Post, Ian Littlewood, John Pomeroy

Rudi van den Bos, Laurent Pfister, Patrick Matgen Conceptual modelling of individuals as a trade-off between bottom-up and top-down modelling, a case study
Pablo Dornes, John Pomeroy, Alain Pietroniro, Sean Carey, William Quinton The Use of Inductive and Deductive Reasoning to Model Snowmelt Runoff from Northern Mountain Catchments
Pierre Martin, Erik Braudeau, Rabi H. Mohtar Modeling Soil-Water Dynamics for Diverse Environmental Needs
Enli Wang, Klaus Hickel, Hamish Cresswell, Lu Zhang Comparison of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Models for Simulation of Water Balance as affected by Seasonality, Vegetation Type and Spatial Land Use
K.N. Dulal, S. Shrestha, K. Takeuchi, H. Ishidaira Evaluation of a physically based distributed hydrological model, BTOPMC, for different physiographic zones of Nepal
Lucio Flavio Ferreira Moreira, Antonio Marozzi Righetto, Victor Moises Araujo Medeiros Uncertainty analysis associated with Rainfall Spatial Distribution in an Experimental Semiarid Watershed, Northeastern Brazil
Ian Littlewood, Robin Clarke, Walter Collischonn, Barry Croke Hydrological characterisation of four Brazilian catchments using a simple rainfall-streamflow model
Thorsten Wagener, Paul Dornsife , Martyn Clark Consistency versus Optimality in Environmental Model Identification under Uncertainty
Paul Whitifeld, Paola Allamano, David Hutchinson Preliminary Indications of the Transferability of IHACRES Model Parameters in Mountainous Rainfall Driven Rivers
Antoine Hreiche, Claude Bocquillon, Wajdi Najem River Flow Simulation within Ungauged Catchments in Lebanon using a semi-distributed rainfall-runoff model
Wendy Welsh, David Barratt, Kema Ranatunga, Lucy Randall Development of a National, Landuse-Based Water Balance Model for Australia
Richard M. Anderson, Jonathan L. Goodall Regionalization of IHACRES Model Parameters for In-tegrated Assessment across the Lake Erie, northern Ohio USA basin
Julian Reichl, Francis Chiew, Andrew Western Model averaging, equifinality and uncertainty estimation in the modelling of ungauged catchments.
Barry Croke, Ian Littlewood, David Post Rainfall – streamflow – air temperature datasets (and catchment information) available internationally to assist with PUB Decade top-down modelling
David Post, Anne Kinsey-Henderson, Rebecca Bartley, Aaron Hawdon Deriving a spatially-explicit hillslope sediment delivery ratio model based on the travel time of water across a hillslope

Workshop 1. Workshop on Environmental Monitoring & Adaptive Management

John Norton and Ken Reckhow Modelling and Monitoring Environmental Outcomes in Adaptive Management
George Arhonditsis Modeling in Environmental Sciences: Evaluation of the Current State and Future Perspectives  
Robert Spear Village Level Tactics for the Control of Parasitic Disease: An Example at the Intersection of Control Engineering and Bayesian Analysis  
Andrew Gronewold, Kenneth Reckhow, Robert Wolpert Developing Monitoring Plans and Forecasting Models for Adaptive Implementation of Shellfishing Resource Areas  
Tim Peterson Managing a Saline Catchment Exhibiting Multiple Stable States and Thresholds  
Craig Stow Adaptive Management in Complex Systems  
Olli Malve, Marko Laine, Heikki Haario Adapting of artificial oxygenation efficiency using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method
John Norton, Kenneth Reckhow Modelling and monitoring environmental outcomes in adaptive management  

Workshop 2. Sensitivity and Uncertainty Assessment of Integrated Environmental Models

H.R. Maier and J.C. Ascough II Uncertainty in Environmental Decision-Making: Issues, Challenges and Future Directions
J. Mysiak and J. D.Brown Environmental Policy Aid Under Uncertainty
Katherine von Stackelberg Integrated Risk Modeling Frameworks: A Case Study of Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls  
Katherine von Stackelberg Village Level Tactics for the Control of Parasitic Disease: An Example at the Intersection of Control Engineering and Bayesian Analysis  
Jaroslav Mysiak, James Brown Uncertainty and policy support  
Shuguang Liu, Pamela Anderson, Guoyi Zhou, Boone Kauffman, Flint Hughes, David Schimel, Vicente Watson and Joseph Tosi Resolving Model Parameter Values From C and N Stock Measurements in a Wide Range of Tropical Mature Forests Using Nonlinear Inversion
Huub Scholten Modelling Support To Improve The Quality Of Environmental Studies  

Workshop 3. Workshop on the Development and Integration of Modelling Frameworks for Environmental Decision Support

Olaf David, Allan Andales, Ian Schneider, Frank Geter Temporal and Spatial Modeling using the Object Modeling System  

Workshop 4. Creative and Rigorous Model Development and Evaluation

Jakeman, A.J., Letcher, R.A, Norton, J.P. Ten Iterative Steps In Development and Evaluation of Environmental Models
Neil Crout, Glen Cox, James Gibbons Systematic Simplification of Mechanistic Models
Barbara Robson Ten Interactive Steps in Model Development Applied to Process-Based Modelling of Estuarine Biogeochemistry
James Gibbons, Glen Cox, Neil Crout, Andy Wood, Jim Craigon, Stephen Ramsden Applying Bayesian Model Averaging to Mechanistic Models  
Glen Cox, James Gibbons, Jim Craigon, Stephen Ramsden, Andy Wood, Neil Crout Towards parsimony: generating alternative model formulations for assessment by model selection criteria.  
Barry Croke Good Hydrological Modelling Practices in Data-poor Regions  
Dean Holzworth The development of a farming systems model (APSIM)  a disciplined approach.
Andrew Gronewold, Robert Wolpert, Kenneth Reckhow Simple Models for Supporting Shellfish Resource Area Management Decisions  
Knut Bernhardt Data-adaptive reduction of complex process-based models  
Teemu Kokkonen, Harri Koivusalo, Tony Jakeman, John Norton Construction of a degree-day snow model in the light of the ten iterative steps in model development
Wendy Welsh Water Balance Modelling in Bowen, Queensland, and the Ten Iterative Steps In Model Development and Evaluation
Lachlan Newham, Tony Jakeman Ten interactive steps in model development: the construction, application and ongoing development of the CatchMODS water quality model
Sergei Schreider Four models for resource management: which mathematical method is more appropriate?  
Valery Perminov (not attending) On questions arising for any model simplification process  
Yakov Pachepsky, Andrey Guber, Rien van Genuchten, Thomas Nicholson, Ralph Cady, Jirka Simunek, Timothy Gish, Diederik Jacques (not attending) Model Abstraction In Hydrologic Modeling

Workshop 5. Generic River Basin Water Management Models

Daniel P. Loucks Generic Simulation Models for Facilitating Stakeholder Involvement in Water Resources Planning and Management: A Comparison, Evaluation, and Identification of Future Needs
John Labadie MODSIM: Decision Support System for Integrated River Basin Management
Eelco van Beek, Stefan Kaden, John Labadie, Jack Sieber, David Wood Models for Water Resources Planning and Management  
Delft Hydraulics RIBASIM River Basin Planning and Management Simulation Program
S. Kaden, M. Kaltofen and H. Koch Water resources management and water availability in the Elbe river basin under conditions of global change
Jack Sieber WEAP Water Evaluation and Planning System

Workshop 6. Developing tools to support environmental management and policy

Brian S. McIntosh, Court Smith, Alexey Voinov, Carlo Giupponi Bridging the gaps between design and use: developing appropriate tools for environmental management and policy
Huub Scholten Modelling Support to Improve the Quality of Environmental Studies
Court Smith Social and Policy Contexts for Environmental Modeling
Jenifer Ticehurst, Dave Rissik, Lachlan Newham, Rebecca Letcher, Tony Jakeman An approach to develop decision support tools for the management of coastal lakes
Neville Crossman Best practice guidelines for biodiversity DSS and prioritisation tools: useful or useless?
Hilary Harp Stakeholder involvement in participatory computer based planning in St. Albans, Vermont
Rien Kolkman A matter of interpretation. Models and their output are interpreted in (conflicting) frames that cause the gaps (between design and use) to be unbridgeable
Anne Gunkel Agent-based modelling: a new approach for bridging the gap between design and use of models in water management?
Brian McIntosh Taking end-users into account – reshaping the environmental decision support research agenda
Patrick Wager Tools supporting environmental management and policy – epistemic and practical limitations
Aaron Racicot 
(not attending)
Questions to address at workshop
Eugene Z. Stakhiv, William Werick Applying “Shared Vision” Modeling Principles for Collaborative Integrated Analytical Planning: International Joint Commission (US-Canada) Lake Ontario-St Lawrence River (LOSLR) Study  

Workshop 7. Data Mining as a Tool for Environmental Scientists

J.M. Spate, K. Gibert, M. Sànchez-Marrè, E. Frank, J. Comas, I. Athanasiadis and Rebecca Letcher Data Mining as a Tool for Environmental Scientists
Kyoko Fukuda, Phillip Pearson Data mining and image segmentation approaches for classifying defoliation in aerial forest imagery
Alfredo Vellido, Joaquim Comas, Raul Cruz, Eugenia Marte Finding relevant features for the characterization of the ecological status of human altered streams using a constrained mixture model
Javier Aroba, M. Luisa De la Torre Application of Data Mining Techniques to Obtain Qualitative Models for Agricultural Contaminants in Ground Waters  
Xavier Flores Alsina, Joaquim Comas, Karina Gibert, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Ignasi Rodriguez Roda A Data Mining Approach to Enhance Knowledge Extraction in Environmental Databases  
Kris Villez, Dae Sung Lee, Christian Rosen, Peter Vanrolleghem Comparison of linear and non-linear PLS methods for soft-sensing of an SBR for nutrient removal
Terence A. Etchells, Alfredo Vellido, Eugenia Marti, Paulo J.G. Lisboa, Joaquim Comas On the prediction of the ecological status of human-altered streams and its rule-based interpretation
Saara Hyvonen, Heikki Junninen, Lauri Laakso, Miikka Dal Maso, Tiia Gronholm, Boris Bonn, Petri Keronen, Pasi Aalto, Veijo Hiltunen, Toivo Pohja, Samuli Launiainen, Peter Tunved, H.C. Hansson, Pertti Hari, Heikki Mannila, Markku Kulmala Data mining approaches to explaining aerosol formation
Joaquin Izquierdo, Rafael Perez, P. Amparo Lopez, Pedro L. Iglesias Neural identification of fuzzy anomalies in pressurized water systems
Alexander Campbell, Binh Pham, Yu-Chu Tian A framework for spatio-temporal data analysis and hypothesis exploration
Priscilla Minotti, Ana Scopel, Fernando Ruiz Selmo Data mining approaches for monitoring and modeling the invasion of honeylocust tree (Melia azedarach) in El Palmar Nacional Park  
Dimitri Solomatine (not attending) Optimal Modularization of Learning Models in Forecasting Natural Phenomena

Workshop 8. TIAS workshop – Complexity and uncertainty and a new role for models

Pedro Anastasio, Marcela Brugnach (organizer), Francis Chiew, Tatiana Filatova, Brian Gray, Georg Holtz, Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt, Jo�o Carlos Marques, Claudia Pahl-Wostl (organizer), Miguel Pardal, Jens-Christian Refsgaard, Julian Reichl, Peter van der Keur, Anne van der Veen, Tiago Verdelhos Complexity and uncertainty and a new role for models
Pedro Anastacio, Tiago Verdelhos, Jojo Carlos Marques, Miguel Pardal A validated population dynamics model for Scrobicularia plana (Molusca, Bivalvia) in the Mondego Estuary (Portugal)  
Tatiana Filatova, Anne van der Veen Questions and methods to model emergence of land use patterns in coastal zone area  
Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt Issues of uncertainty, complexity, scale and transferability in river water quality modelling with a focus on the Saale River, Germany  
Peter van der Keur, Marcela Brugnach, Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Jens-Christian Refsgaard Identification of major sources of uncertainty in IWRM and current approaches for including them in IWRM  
Georg Holtz, Claudia Pahl-Wostl The role of models in transition research  
Julian Reichl Exploring regionalisation of hydrological behaviour within a model averaging framework  

Workshop 9. State of the art in methods and software for the identification, resolution and apportionment of contamination sources

Roma Tauler, Pentti Paatero and Philip Hopke with the assistance of Ronald C. Henry, Cliff Spiegelman, Eun Sug Park, and Richard L. Poirot State of the art in methods and software for the identification, resolution and apportionment of contamination sources
Cliff Spiegelman, Eun Sug Park, Byron Gajewski Jackknife uncertainty estimation for receptor modeling  
Mar Viana, Jon Zabalza, Xavier Querol, Andres Alastuey, Jesus Miguel Santamaria, Jose Inaki Gil, Marina Menendez, Philip K. Hopke Comparative analysis of PMF and PCA-MLRA results for PM2.5 at an industrial site in Northern Spain  
Richard Poirot, Rudolf Husar Combined Aerosol Trajectory Tools (CATT) for Regional Air Pollution Source Apportionment  
Roma Tauler, Emma Pera-Trepat Application of Multivariate Curve Resolution Alternating Least Squares (MCR-ALS) to the analysis of environmental monitoring data sets  
Ronald Henry Nonparametric Regression for Air Quality Source Apportionment  
Pentti Paatero, Shelly Eberly, Philip K. Hopke Suggestions for optimized planning of multivariate monitoring of atmospheric pollution  
Philip K. Hopke, Pentti Paatero, Shelly Eberly The US EPA Implementation of Positive Matrix Factorization and a New Approach to Uncertainty Estimation  

Workshop 10. Uncertainty Management, Spatial and Temporal Reasoning, and Validation of Intelligent Environmental Decision Support Systems

Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Karina Gibert, Rick Sojda, Jean Philippe Steyer, Peter Struss, Ignasi Rodr�guez-Roda Uncertainty Management, Spatial and Temporal Reasoning and Validation of Intelligent Environmental Decision Support Systems
Jordi Dalmau, Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Jean-Phillippe Steyer, Joaquim Comas, Manel Poch Risk Assessment Module of the IWA/COST simulation benchmark: Validation and extension proposal
Edwin Roehl, Terry Murray Non-Linear, Multivariate Forecasting of Hydrologic and Anthropogenic Responses to Meteorological Forcing With Case Studies
Virginia Brilhante Experiences on Empirical Assessment of Rule-based AI Systems for Ecological Modelling
Claudia Turon, Joaquim Comas, Ulises Cortes, Manel Poch Addressing the Evaluation of EDSS maintenance
Xavier Flores Alsina, Joaquim Comas, Karina Gibert, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Ignasi Rodriguez Roda Comparing Different Cluster Algorithms In Environmental Databases Using Gesconda  
Thania Rendon Using Multi-Agent Systems for decision-making at river basin scale  

Workshop 11. Scenario Development and Analysis For Integrated Environmental Assessment Studies

T. Wagener, Y. Liu, S. Stewart, H. Hartman and M. Mahmoud Imagine – Scenario Development for Environmental Impact Assessment Studies
Roger B. Street (Technical Director, UKCIP), Michelle Colley and Richard Westaway (UK Climate Impacts Programme, Oxford University Centre for the Environment (UKCIP), Oxford, UK ( Climate and Socio-economic Scenarios: Lessons Learned Through Stakeholder Engagement and Use  
Larry Winter (Deputy Director, NCAR Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geoscience, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO 80305) Comparing Scenarios Through Model Output  
Steven Stewart with Holly Hartmann, Yuqiong Liu, Thorsten Wagener, Mohammed Mahmoud Scenario development for semi-arid regions: a multi-disciplinary example  
Thania Rendon, Miquel Sanchez-Marre Multi-Agent systems to simulate scenarios for decision-making in river basin systems  
George Leavesley, Jimmie Chew, Roland Viger, Christine Turner, William Romme, Mark Miller, George San Miguel, Neil Cobb, Lisa Floyd-Hanna A Modular Modeling Approach to Integrating Adaptive Modeling Systems with Resource Management in the FRAME Project  
Helena Vladich, Alexey Voinov Use of High resolution Lidar Data for Targeting and Prioritization Methodology of Residential Stormwater BMPs  
Nikolai Bobylev (not attending) Integrated Environmental Assessment of Urban Underground Infrastructure Development Policies  

Workshop 12. Dynamic and fuzziness in spatial and land development processes

Ralf Wieland, Wilfried Mirschel, Karl-Otto Wenkel New directions and challenges in spatial dynamic modelling of ecosystem functions in heterogeneous landscapes as basis for a better sustainable landscape management
Andrei Kirilenko Integrated Modeling of Land Use Change  
Alfred Schultz, Ralf Wieland Fuzzy Habitat Models for Birds of Agricultural Landscapes with SAMT  

Workshop 13. Open geospatial tools and methods in environmental modeling and management

A. Jolma, D.P. Ames, N. Horning, M. Neteler, A. Racicot and T. Sutton Free and Open Source Geospatial Tools for Environmental Modeling and Management
Alexey Voinov, Raleigh R. Hood, and John D. Daues Building a Community Modeling and Information Sharing Culture
Marie Eugenie Malzac Batista, Tarciso Silva A Spacial Decision Support System For Performance Evaluation Of Urban Draining Systems  
Aaron Racicot 
(not attending)
Integrated Open Source GIS systems in the environmental non-profit world  
Ari Jolma Free and open source software as a platform for environmental modeling and management  
John Daues The Open-Source software development paradigm: Nothing new to scientific research

Workshop 14. Challenges in Earth System Modelling: Approaches and Applications

David Erickson, Robert Oglesby, Scott Elliott, Will Steffen Challenges in Earth System Modelling: Approaches and Applications
Robert Oglesby, David Erickson, Daniel Irwin, Tom Sever Human-induced Land Use Changes: What can Earth System Models Tell Us About Climatic Implications?  
David Erickson, Robert Oglesby, Scott Elliott, Forrest Hoffman, Forrest Hoffman Peta-scale climate modeling: Biogeochemical and financial feedbacks  
Forrest Hoffman, Inez Fung, W. Mac Post, David Erickson Recent Results From Coupled Climate/Carbon-Cycle Models in CCSM3  

Workshop 15. Dealing with uncertainty and sensitivity issues in process-based models of carbon and nitrogen cycles in northern forest ecosystems

G.R. Larocque, J.S. Bhatti, A.M. Gordon, N. Luckai, J. Liu, S. Liu, P. A. Arp, C.-F. Zhang, A. Komarov, P. Grabarnik, M. Wattenbach, C. Peng, Jianfeng Sun, T. White Dealing with uncertainty and sensitivity issues in process-based models of carbon and nitrogen cycles in northern forest ecosystems
Changhui Peng, Xiaolu Zhou, Jianfeng Sun Modelling carbon exchange of Canadian boreal forests: Model development, validation, and sensitivity analysis  
Paul Arp, Jagtar Bhatti, Chengfu Zhang Performance evaluation of organic matter decomposition models based on carbon, nitrogen and matter dynamics in litterbags  
Shuguang Liu, Jinxun Liu, Zhengpeng Li, Thomas R. Loveland, Mingshi Chen, Larry L. Tieszen Upscaling Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics From Sites to Regions With Uncertainty Measures: The GEMS Experience
Martin Wattenbach, Pia Gottschalk, Pete Smith A framework for assessing uncertainty in ecosystem models

Workshop 16. Model-data fusion: applications to carbon-climate-human and other systems

G. A. Alexandrov, D. Chan, M. Chen, K. Gurney, K. Higuchi, A. Ito, C. D. Jones, A. Komarov, K. Mabuchi, D. M. Matross, F. Veroustraete, W. W. Verstraeten Model-data fusion in the studies of terrestrial carbon sink
Kazuo Mabuchi, Hideji Kida On-Line Climate Model Simulation of The Global Carbon Cycle And Verification Using the in Situ Observation Data
Mingshi Chen State-Parameter Estimation of Ecosystem Models Using a Smoothed Ensemble Kalman Filter  
Georgii Alexandrov Getting global pattern of plant productivity through combining observations and a process model  
Daniel Matross, Arlyn Andrews, Christoph Gerbig, Steven Wofsy, Pathmathevan Mahadevan A receptor-oriented modeling approach to estimate regional carbon exchange in New England and Quebec by combining atmospheric, ground-based, and satellite data  
Akihiko Ito Development of an ecosystem model using observational data for making semi-real-time prediction of forest fires  
Frank Veroustraete, Willem Verstraeten The ratio of anthropogenic carbon emissions to net ecosystem carbon uptake: A hot issue for emission traders?  
Mingshi Chen, Shuguang Liu, Larry Tieszen State-Parameter Estimation of Ecosystem Models Using a Smoothed Ensemble Kalman Filter
Douglas Chan, Misa Ishizawa, Kaz Higuchi Using Regional Biospheric Model to Constrain CO2 Inversion  
Alexander Komarov Nonlinear Effects In Ecosystem Models Of Elements Dynamics At Local Level  
Alexey Mikhaylov, Andrey Martynkin, Alexander Komarov Forest and soil dynamics at different silvicultural regimes and forest fires: simulation modelling

Workshop 17. Air Quality Modelling

R. San Jose, A. Baklanov, R.S. Sokhi, K. Karatzas and J.L. Perez Air Quality Modelling: State-Of-The-Art
Toshitaka Fukiharu Air Pollution in Japan: the Inverted U-Shaped Relation
Lubos Matejicek, Jana Konradova Spatial estimations of air pollution in street canyons by LIDAR measurements


Our thanks are due to Helena Vladich and Apisom Intralawan for all the great help during all phases of work. Erica Gaddis, Lance Besaw and Zhiqiang Li helped with conference logistics and technical support.