Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering (ITEE 2005)

Venue: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Location: Madeburg, Germany

Event Date/Time: Sep 25, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 27, 2005
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2005
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Acquisition, storage and processing of environmental information are becoming vital to preserving the quality of human life. Potentially dangerous changes are happening in the atmosphere, oceans, animal habitats and places where hazardous materials are used, or have been discarded without adequate environmental protections.

In recent decades public interest in environmental problems has increased enormously, and research into these subjects has been intensifying. At the same time developments in computer and network techniques have led to the creation of sophisticated information systems with increased storage and transmission capacities. Such data can often be accessed by the public using the internet; and the public has become a very concerned participant in discussions about the environment.

In recent years, information technology has become significant to all scientific groups and fields involved in environment engineering. Knowledge based systems which enable the study of environmental changes have been developed, are being extended to manage those environments. New paradigms for designing objects to enable easy disassembly and recovery of components contribute to reuse. Developments in exploiting alternative energy sources are reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. Surveillance techniques enable tracking of persons likely to threaten the lives of persons or their environment.

How can these developments be enhanced?
Further advance is going to be possible only if scientific teams have adequate experience, methods and tools for investigation of the changes in the environment. Success requires a high level of organization both related to technical as well as scientific and human aspects of information handling.

The ITEE 2005 conference will provide a forum for exchanging information among pollution engineers, knowledge engineers and scientists. Some of the objectives include discussion of projects for long term storage of data, data update and validation, and the consistency of data. Research topics and funding opportunities discussed at the conference will be of interest to all researchers. Another objective is to discuss means of assessing the potential of individual teams in implementation and modeling of large scale systems.

Organizing Committee:
Prof. Dr. Walter Leal Filho (Honorary General Chair)

Prof. Dr. Claus Rautenstrauch (General Chair)
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez (Co-Chair)
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Congress Topics:
Topics of Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering (ITEE'2005)

1. Tools and measurement techniques
2. Formal methods and data processing techniques
3. Modeling and simulation problems
4. Information systems
5. Practical applications and experiences

Scientific Program:
ITEE 2005 will include invited plenary talks, contributed sessions, invited sessions, workshops and tutorials. Updated information available on ITEE home page:

Call for Invited Sessions:
The organization of invited sessions is encouraged. Prospective organizers are requested to send a session proposal - consisting of 4-5 invited papers - to the general chair and respective area co-chair. Invited sessions should preferably start with the title and the purpose of the session and a tutorial paper. The registration fee of the session organizer will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited papers register to the conference.

Poster Presentations:
Poster presentations are encouraged for people who wish to receive peer feedback, and practical examples of applied research are particularly welcome. Poster sessions will allow the presentation and discussion of respective papers, which will also be included in the conference proceedings.

Call for Workshops, Tutorials and other Contributions:
Several workshops/tutorials are planned for ITEE 2005. Each workshop/tutorial will focus on a particular topic, and consist of several presentations and open discussions. The proposal for a workshop/tutorial should include the title, topics covered, proposed speakers, targeted audiences, and estimated length (hours) of the workshop/tutorial. The proposal should be submitted to the general chair and respective area co-chair by May 31, 2005.

Submission of Papers:
Submission of papers can be done through our web site. If you submit a paper you will receive a notification e-mail with your paper number. Please use this reference number in the subject line in all correspondence and send us a draft paper by email for review by the International Program Committee. Please do not send us any hard copies.

- Submissions have to be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript
(.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format.
- Submissions must be written in English, starting with a succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved their significance and a comparison with previous work, as well as a list of references.
- Submissions can be draft papers or extended abstracts with a minimum of 4 pages.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline February 28, 2005
Notification of Acceptance May 31, 2005
Delivery of Manuscripts July 31, 2005
Early bird-registration July 31, 2005
Registration August 31, 2005
Conference September 25 - 27, 2005

Congress Organizer:
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Faculty of Computer Science
Department Business Informatics
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 -391-67 1 8101
Fax: +49 -391-67 1 1216

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