Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering

Proceedings of the 4th International ICSC Symposium Thessaloniki, Greece, May 28-29, 2009

  • Ioannis N. Athanasiadis
  • Andrea E. Rizzoli
  • Pericles A. Mitkas
  • Jorge Marx Gómez
Conference proceedings

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Engineering book sub series (ENVENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Keynotes

  3. Regular papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Apostolos Papageorgiou, Stefan Schulte, Dieter Schuller, Michael Niemann, Nicolas Repp, Ralf Steinmetz
      Pages 39-52
    3. Stephan Stathel, Stefan Luckner, Florian Teschner, Christof Weinhardt, Andrew Reeson, Stuart Whitten
      Pages 78-90
    4. Dimitrios Gkatzoflias, Giorgos Mellios, Chariton Kouridis, Maria Theodosopoulou, Savvas Kleanthous, Zissis Samaras
      Pages 105-119
    5. Athanasios Sfetsos, Alexandros Syrakos, Maurice Politis, George Efthimiou, Nikolaos Gounaris, Diamanto Vlachogiannis et al.
      Pages 149-161
    6. Ioannis M. Dokas, Richard J. Wallace, Radu Marinescu, Syed Imran, Franclin Foping
      Pages 162-175
    7. Marina G. Erechtchoukova, Stephen Y. Chen, Peter A. Khaiter
      Pages 176-188
    8. Tobias Ziep, Volker Wohlgemuth, Mireille Faist Emmenegger, Jürgen Reinhard, Rainer Zah
      Pages 189-202
    9. D. A. Missia, E. I. Tolis, D. Karanikolas, C. Kosmidis, A. Markou, S. Mavrovouniotou et al.
      Pages 203-214
    10. Nicolas Maisonneuve, Matthias Stevens, Maria E. Niessen, Luc Steels
      Pages 215-228
    11. Sotirios A Tsaftaris, Christos Noutsos
      Pages 238-251
    12. G. Corani, A.E. Rizzoli, A. Salvetti, M. Zaffalon
      Pages 252-263
    13. Andreja Naumoski, Dragi Kocev, Nataša Atanasova, Kosta Mitreski, Svetislav Krstić, Sašo Džeroski
      Pages 264-277
    14. Geoffrey Holmes, Dale Fletcher, Peter Reutemann, Eibe Frank
      Pages 278-290
    15. Fani A. Tzima, Harri Niska, Mikko Kolehmainen, Kostas D. Karatzas, Pericles A. Mitkas
      Pages 291-304
    16. Ferhat Karaca, Ismail Anil, Omar Alagha, Fatih Camci
      Pages 317-330
    17. Marina Riga, Fani A. Tzima, Kostas Karatzas, Pericles A. Mitkas
      Pages 331-344
    18. Atakan Kurt, Ayşe Betül Oktay, Ferhat Karaca, Omar Alagha
      Pages 345-356
    19. Ioannis Kyriakidis, Kostas D. Karatzas, George Papadourakis
      Pages 357-372
    20. Anneke Minke, Klaus Ambrosi, Felix Hahne
      Pages 373-386
    21. Daniel Süpke, Jorge Marx Gómez, Ralf Isenmann
      Pages 387-398
    22. S. Sieber, K. Müller, K. Tscherning, K. Helming, D. Pohle, K. Fricke et al.
      Pages 399-410
    23. Dikaia E. Saraga, Athanasis Sfetsos, Spyros Andronopoulos, Alexandros Chronis, Thomas Maggos, Diamando Vlachogiannis et al.
      Pages 453-464
    24. Ana Passuello, Aaron Bojarski, Marta Schuhmacher, Laureano Jiménez, Martí Nadal
      Pages 465-477
    25. Claude Vautier, Pascal Roggero, Françoise Adreit, Christophe Sibertin-Blanc
      Pages 478-490
    26. Leonidas Ntziachristos, Dimitrios Gkatzoflias, Chariton Kouridis, Zissis Samaras
      Pages 491-504
    27. Nikos Palavitsinis, Nikos Manouselis
      Pages 505-517
    28. Bettina Bauer-Messmer, Rolf Grütter
      Pages 518-534
    29. Marina V. Sokolova, Antonio Fernández-Caballero
      Pages 549-562
    30. Didier Sébastien, Rémy Courdier, Noël Conruyt, Nicolas Sébastien, Tullio Tanzi
      Pages 563-578
    31. Sebastian Beer, Martin Tröschel
      Pages 579-592
  4. Concluding talk

About these proceedings


Information technologies have evolved to an enabling science for natural resource management and conservation, environmental engineering, scientific simulation and integrated assessment studies. Computing plays a significant role in every day practices of environmental engineers, natural scientists, economists, and social scientists. The complexity of natural phenomena requires interdisciplinary approaches, where computing science offers the infrastructure for environmental data collection and management, scientific simulations, decision support documentation and reporting.

Ecology, environmental engineering and natural resource management comprise an excellent real-world testbed for IT system demonstration, while raising new challenges for computer science. Complexity, uncertainty and scaling issues of natural systems form a demanding application domain for sensor networks and earth observation systems; modelling, simulation and scientific workflows, data management and reporting, decision support and intelligent systems, distributed computing environments, geographical information systems, heterogeneous systems integration, software engineering, accounting systems and control systems.

This books offers a collection of papers presented at the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Engineering, held in May 2009, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Recent success stories in ecoinformatics, promising ideas and new challenges are discussed among computer scientists, environmental engineers, economists and social scientists, demonstrating new paradigms for problem solving and decision making.


Complex Systems Computing in Science and Engineering Ecoinformatics Environmental Engineering Environmental Informatics Environmental Management Transport biodiversity development ecology ecosystem organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Ioannis N. Athanasiadis
    • 1
  • Andrea E. Rizzoli
    • 1
  • Pericles A. Mitkas
    • 2
  • Jorge Marx Gómez
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA)MannoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Fak. Informatik Abt. WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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