HIC 2014

Special Sessions

Session Organization

If you would like to contribute to one of the below sessions, please contact the organizer (highlighted) to alert her/him to your intention. Note, that you still must submit your abstract on the Abstract Submission page.

  1. Real-time data processing, modelling and control in urban water systems” Dr. Chris Hutton &Prof. Zoran Kapelan, University of Exeter, UK
    Over recent years technological developments have led to an increase in the availability of (near) real-time data from both water distribution systems and sewer systems (wastewater, stormwater and combined), which provides a great potential to derive information and understanding of current  … -> more
  2. “Hydroinformatics tools for flood resilience in urban areas” Prof Nigel Wright, University of Leeds, UK
    Flood resilience is increasing accepted as a sound and effective approach to flood risk.  It covers a range of structural and non-structural measures and is based on the fundamental acceptance that whilst we can reduce flood risk we cannot stop flooding and that as well as defending … -> more
  3. “Evolutionary Polynomial Regression (EPR) for HydroSystems” Prof. Orazio Giustolisi& Prof. Dragan Savic, University of Bari, Italy  & University of Exeter, UK
    The aim of the Mini-Symposium is to attract state-of-the-art papers that deal with the use of the hybrid data-driven technique called Evolutionary Polynomial Regression (EPR). It combines numerical regression with the effectiveness of multi-objective optimization strategies using genetic … -> more
  4. “Towards Seamless Integration of Geoscience Models and Data” Dr. Scott Peckham,University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
    We live in a time when advances in software and hardware are occurring so rapidly that both scientists and cyberinfrastructure are struggling to keep up. These advances are resulting in an explosion of new computational resources (e.g. data, models and services), that offer … -> more
  5. “Computational Intelligence in data-driven and hybrid Models and Data Analysis” Dr. Gerald Corzo & Prof. Dimitri Solomatine, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, NL
    The aim of this mini-symposium (topical session) is to demonstrate and discuss the integration and appropriate application of computational intelligence technologies in building water related data-driven and hybrid models, and in data analysis. Topics of interest are expected to … -> more
  6. “Evolutionary Computing in Water Resources Planning and Management”, Prof. Dragan Savic, Dr. Patrick Reed, Dr. Emily Berglund, Dr. Avi Ostfeld, Dr. Barbara Minsker, and Dr. Abhishek Singh
    This mini-symposium aims at bringing together researchers, academics and practicing engineers concerned with the various forms of evolutionary computing in water resources planning and management. Examples of contributions addressing both theoretical developments … -> more
  7. “Optimizing Short Term Reservoir Operations”Dr. Dirk Schwanenberg, Prof. Edith Zagona, Dr. Peter-Jules van Overloop; Deltares The Netherlands, U. of Colorado Boulder USA, TU Delft, The Netherlands
    With the increasing demands upon water resources, reservoirs and hydro plants must operate to maximize multiple benefits and minimize multiple risks. Among the major technical challenges are 1) computing and representing uncertainties of hydrologic forecasts, power loads, … -> more
  8. “Flood Control Through Use of Water Reservoirs”, Prof. Vitaly Ilinich, Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering, Russia.
    Flood control through smart scheduling of reservoir releases has long been an attractive alternative to mitigate adverse effects of excessive water volumes. There are a number of ways to go about this using a number of stochastic and deterministic models. … -> more
  9. “Information Exchange – Standard Data Protocols within the Global Earth System of Systems”Dr. Balazs Fekete, Dr. Douglas Cripe; The City College of New York & GEO Secretariat
    Earth observations are essential for addressing the challenges of building a more equitable – yet sustainable – future for humanity. Recognizing the need for access to observational data and data sharing, the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations was formed in 2005 … -> more
  10. “Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Data and Methods for Flood Resilience in Urban Areas”, Dr. Zoran Vojinovic, Dr. Michael Abbott, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, THe Netherlands.
    Some of the early efforts in dealing with floods and flood-related disasters were only concerned with the construction of engineering structures (e.g., levees, floodwalls, dams, embankments, storage basins, diversions, etc.) without significant consideration of aspects which are nowadays … -> more

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