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Environmental Informatics and Modeling

Environmental Informatics and Modeling

Series Editors: Kolehmainen, Mikko, Karatzas, Kostas

ISSN: 2662-8406

Editorial Board


Mikko Kolehmainen,

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Professor of Environmental Informatics and Modeling,
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences,
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Email: mikko.kolehmainen@uef.fi
Professor Mikko Kolehmainen has a strong background in computer science and computational methods but also in biotechnology. At the moment he is leading the research group of Environmental Informatics at University of Eastern Finland which operates mainly in the fields of sustainable energy systems and aquatic research. The focus of the projects has been the application of computational methods to environmental problems with the aid of computer science. These include around 30 projects with a total budget of several million Euros. He has participated in guiding 8 doctoral students to the doctoral level and was the chair of the ICANNGA’09 International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms in Kuopio, Finland. He is the author of more than one hundred publications with a high citation impact. Additionally, Prof. Kolehmainen has been active in creating e-learning courses based on traditional lecture courses. The topics of the courses cover one of the main areas of environmental informatics, namely environmental data-mining with students from several countries attending including China and Canada.

Kostas Karatzas

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Professor of Environmental Informatics,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Email: kkara@eng.auth.gr
Kostas Karatzas holds a Diploma and a Doctor degree in Mechanical Engineering, and leads the Environmental Informatics Research Group at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He teaches
• Informatics, Environmental Informatics and Environmental Impact Assessment at the undergraduate level
• Computational Environmental Physics, Experimental Methods in Vibrations and Environmental Data Modelling and Information Service Development at the MSc level.
His work focuses mainly on informatics applications and environmental informatics, urban environment management and information systems, environmental data analysis and forecasting with the aid of computational intelligence methods and mathematical models and participatory environmental sensing. Dr. Karatzas has participated in more than 30 European R&D projects, and served as a Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of MMEA research programme, a member of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society Board of Directors, and an Associate Member of the OGC. He has authored approximately 250 scientific papers, has been a member of the scientific committee of many Environmental Informatics and Computational Intelligence conferences, and is supervising a number of PhD and MSc theses in the area of Environmental Informatics-environmental information analysis and modelling.

Board Members 

Dr. Ari Jolma

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Finnish Environmental Institute
IFIP - International Federation for Information Processing
Helsinki, Finland
Email: ari.jolma@gmail.com
Ari Jolma was born in Turku, Finland in 1962. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in civil engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland in 1990 and 1999 respectively. In August 2003 he joined the faculties of Surveying and Civil and Environmental Engineering at TKK as a professor of geoinformatics. From 2008 to 2014 Prof. Jolma worked in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at TKK (now Aalto University) as a professor of Environmental Planning and Management Informatics. Dr Jolma is currently an entrepreneur and a senior research scientist at the Finnish Environment Institute. Dr. Jolma has served on the boards of several Finnish and international academic and professional organizations including iEMSs, OSGeo, RYM doctoral school, and Finnish University Network for Geoinformatics. He represented Finland in the UNESCO IHP from 2003 to 2008, worked with the World Bank from 1999 to 2001, and in the Mekong River Commission, Cambodia in 2002. He is currently an associate editor of Environmental Modelling & Software journal.

Dr. Markus Stocker

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Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Marum
Bremen University
Bremen, Germany
Email: mstocker@marum.de
Markus Stocker holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences (Informatics) from the University of Eastern Finland, an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Eastern Finland, and a Diploma (MSc) in Informatics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is interested in environmental knowledge infrastructures, in particular research infrastructures and applying data-driven and ontology-based techniques in such infrastructures. Currently, he is with PANGAEA, the Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science, at the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany, as postdoctoral research associate. He has several years of professional experience in software development and semantic technologies, with positions at Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol, UK and Complexible (formerly Clark & Parsia), Washington D.C., USA.

Dr. Tae-Soo Chon

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Department of Biological Sciences
Pusan National University
Busan, Korea
Email: tschon@pusan.ac.kr
Tae-Soo Chon earned his Ph. D. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, in Entomology in 1982 and was a Professor of Ecology and Behavior System, Department of Biological Sciences, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea, from 1983 to 2015. Tae-Soo Chon is currently Professor Emeritus at Pusan National University and serves as the Chair of the Ecology and Future Research Association, Busan, Korea.
Tae-Soo Chon has been involved in inter-disciplinary studies on computational approaches to ecological sciences since he participated in a research project on artificial neural networks at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, USA, in 1989. He works on ecological modelling/informatics and mathematical biology applied to behavior of indicator species, pest population management, and stream community dynamics, broadly based on computational sciences and engineering (e.g., pattern recognition).
Tae-Soo Chon has published more than 160 scientific papers and book chapters, and co-edited the Handbook of Ecological Modelling (2009). He is an Associate Editor of Ecological Informatics and Ecological Modelling. He served as the President of the Benthological Society of Asia and as the first President of the Korean Society for Mathematical Biology. He hosted the 4th Conference of International Society for Ecological Informatics in 2004 and the 2nd Symposium of Benthological Society of Asia in 2014 in Busan, Korea. He also chairs the Global Meeting of International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM 2017) in Jeju, Korea, 2017.

Dr. Gordon Huang

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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Email: gordon.huang@uregina.ca
Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSc from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 research projects, produced over 800 peer-refereed international journal papers, and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students (with degrees awarded). Over 20 Huang's PhD graduates were appointed as faculty members at universities in Canada, USA, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences. He also acts as editor-in-chief for Journal of Environmental Informatics, and served the United Nations Development Programme as Chief Scientist for a program of Rural Water Resources Management and Drinking Water Safety. His pioneering work in environmental risk management has been recognized as a significant innovation, and has influenced government and business approaches for tackling environmental challenges and formulating related policies.

Dr. Andrea Rizzoli

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Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research (IDSIA)
Manno, Switzerland
Email: andrea@idsia.ch
Andrea E. Rizzoli holds a Ph.D. in Control Engineering and Informatics awarded from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He is a senior research scientist at IDSIA and a professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). His interests are in simulation and in decision support systems and he has been involved in the development of various simulation models in a number of different contexts, from natural resources modelling to logistics and industrial systems. He has authored more than 100 publications on these subjects. In 2001 he was given the “Early Career Research Excellence” award by the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and in 2004 he became a Fellow of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, whose aim is to develop and use modelling and software tools to advance the science and improve decision making with respect to resource and environmental issues.

Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez

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Department of Computing Science
Oldenburg University
Oldenburg, Germany
Email: jorge.marx.gomez@uni-oldenburg.com
Jorge Marx Gómez studied Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Berlin (Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, Germany). He was a lecturer and researcher at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg where he also obtained a PhD degree 2001 in Business Information Systems with a thesis on “Computer-based Approaches to Forecast Returns of Scrapped Products to Recycling”. From 2002 until 2003 he was a visiting professor for Business Informatics at the Technical University of Clausthal (Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany) and worked as lecturer in different countries. In 2004 he received his postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) for his work on “Automated Environmental Reporting through Material Flow Networks” at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. In April 2005 he received the research price of the faculty of computer science at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. Since 2006 Jorge Marx Gómez has been a full professor and chair of Business Information Systems/Very Large Business Applications (VLBA) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. His research interests include Business Information Systems, Federated ERP-Systems, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Interoperability, Environmental Management Information Systems and e- and Mobile-Commerce.

Dr. Jiri Hrebicek (recently deceased)

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Research Centre for for Toxic Compounds in the Environment and
Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses
Masaryk University
Brno, Czech Republic
Email: hrebicek@iba.muni.cz
Prof. Jiri Hrebicek is employed at Masaryk University as the senior researcher and deputy director for science of Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, professor in the Faculty of Science, and is the supervisor of the Faculty of Informatics and Faculty of Science. Since 1990 he has been working in the research of environmental informatics and modelling, computational science and waste management. In the last seven years he has specialized in eGovernment and eEnvironment services. He participated in FP6 Network of Excellence DEMO-net, eParticipation project FEED and FP7 project ICT-ENSURE and TaToo. He has been a national representative of the Czech Republic at EIONET since 1996. In 2013 he was appointed by the Management board of the EEA to the Scientific Committee of EEA for the field of environmental informatics, statistics and monitoring.
Prof. Hrebicek has authored more than 450 scientific publications. He is a member of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and the secretary of WG 5.11 "Computer for Environment" of IFIP, member of International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSS) and IEMSS board, the International Envirometrics Society (TIES), member of IWWG International Waste Working Group, chairman of international conferences EnviroInfo 2005, Czech Presidency European conference Towards eEnvironment in 2009 and ISESS 2011, vice-chaiman of ISESS 2007, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Dr. Ioannis Athanasiadis

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Information Technology Group
Wageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Email: ioannis.athanasiadis@wur.nl
Ioannis N. Athanasiadis is an Assistant Professor with the Information Technology group at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, where he investigates the enabling role of computer science for investigating nature, and complex applications of computer science in the life sciences. He has contributed more than 100 scientific papers related to science of information in ecology, environmental and agricultural sciences. His developments have been demonstrated in several domains, including agriculture, water management, air quality, ecosystem services, tourism, and meteorology. His expertise lies with data science, service orientation, intelligent information systems, agent-based modelling, geo-information science, decision support systems, knowledge engineering, metadata and ontologies and machine learning. He has received several awards as a researcher and mentor. Before coming to Wageningen, he was a faculty member with the Democritus University in Greece leading the Software Engineering Collaboratory, and previously was a researcher with the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Lugano, Switzerland. He has contributed actively to the organization of several international conferences, academic workshops, student groups, and capacity-building programs in the developing world. He is an editor of the Environmental Modelling and Software journal, chairman of the IFIP-WG on Computers and the Environment, and treasurer of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society.

Dr. Volker Wohlgemuth

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University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin)
Berlin, Germany
Email: volker.wohlgemuth@htw-berlin.de
Volker Wohlgemuth studied Computer Science at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He received his PhD in 2005. He has been working as a professor for Industrial Environmental Informatics at the HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences, since 2005. His research fields are Material Flow Management, Modeling and Simulation, Mobile Computing and Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS).

Dr. Jaakko Hollmén

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Department of Information and Computer Science
Aalto University
Aalto, Finland
Email: Jaakko.Hollmen@aalto.fi
Jaakko Hollmén (b. 1970) received the degrees of M.Sc. (Tech.) in 1996, Lic.Sc. (Tech.) in 1999, and D.Sc. (Tech.) in 2000, all at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. Currently, he is faculty member at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland.
Jaakko Hollmén's research interests include theory and practice of machine learning and data mining, especially their applications in environmental informatics, especiallly time series analysis as well as medical applications. He has published over 120 scientific publications in his areas of interest, and has organized various conferences in his research area.

Dr. Lorenz Hilty

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Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Email: hilty@ifi.uzh.ch
Lorenz M. Hilty is a professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich (UZH), Head of Group at Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), and affiliated professor at the Center for Sustainable Communications (CESC) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Since 2014, he has also been serving as the Sustainability Delegate of the Executive Board of UZH. His research interests include the assessment of positive and negative impacts of digitalization on sustainable development, methods of modelling and simulation in the context of sustainability, information systems for sustainability, and environmental informatics. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications in his field and founded the international conference series ICT4S (Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability) in 2013.