IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Environmental Software Systems

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, 1995

Editors: Denzer, Ralf, Schimak, Gerald, Russell, D.W. (Eds.)

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Due to increasing practical needs, software support of environmental protection and research tasks is growing in importance and scope. Software systems help to monitor basic data, to maintain and process relevant environmental information, to analyze gathered information and to carry out decision processes, which often have to take into account complex alternatives with various side effects. Therefore software is an important tool for the environmental domain. When the first software systems in the environmental domain grew - 10 to 15 years ag- users and developers were not really aware of the complexity these systems are carrying with themselves: complexity with respect to entities, tasks and procedures. I guess nobody may have figured out at that time that the environmental domain would ask for solutions which information science would not be able to provide and - in several cases - can not provide until today. Therefore environmental informatics - as we call it today - is also an important domain of computer science itself, because practical solutions need to deal with very complex, interdisciplinary, distributed, integrated, sometimes badly defined, user-centered decision processes. I doubt somebody will state that we are already capable of building such integrated systems for end users for reasonable cost on a broad range. The development of the first scientific community for environmental informatics started around 1985 in Germany, becoming a technical committee and working group of the German Computer Society in 1987.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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

    Page, B.

    Pages 3-22

  • Development of an environmental risk characterization methodology for the Philadelphia Energy Risk Study

    Miller, William C.

    Pages 23-40

  • Requirements on Integrated Information Systems from an Ecological Point of View

    Lenz, R. J. M.

    Pages 41-53

  • Software for hard decisions: Scientific influence through interactive visualisation

    Peters, D. G. (et al.)

    Pages 54-65

  • An Information Framework for Environmental Research and Management

    Cowan, D. D. (et al.)

    Pages 69-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Software Systems
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, 1995
Editors
  • Ralf Denzer
  • Gerald Schimak
  • D.W. Russell
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34951-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34951-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-73730-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-5160-4
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
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