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Environmental Informatics Towards a new Discipline in Applied Computer Science for Environmental Protection and Research

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

Environmental problem solving is very much an information processing activity handling a wide range of environmental data from various sections and of different structure. In this review paper a typology of environmental processing systems is given and the background, terminology and main issues of a novel discipline of applied Computer Science — more recently named as Environmental Informatics — introduced. A selected Environmental Informatics project is presented dealing with the development of a knowledge-based simulation frame system supporting modeling and simulation of environmental systems. It was employed as prototyping tool for designing a specific table-based modeling system for road traffic emission analysis. Finally the emerging research scene of Environmental Informatics in Germany and on the international scale is discussed.

Keywords

Graphical Iriformation System Environmental Information Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Domain Simulation Methodology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Page
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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