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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

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 4th International ICSC Symposium Thessaloniki, Greece, May 28-29, 2009
  • Editors Ioannis N. Athanasiadis
    Pericles A. Mitkas
    Andrea E. Rizzoli
    Jorge Marx Gómez
  • Series Title Environmental Science and Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-88350-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-10001-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-88351-7
  • Series ISSN 1863-5520
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 597
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pollution, general
    Monitoring/Environmental Analysis
    Environmental Management
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