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EnviroInfo 2016

Environmental Informatics – Stability, Continuity, Innovation:
Current trends and future perspectives based on 30 years of history

Berlin, 14th – 16th September 2016

at HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences

 

We invite you to the EnviroInfo 2016 in Berlin to see how state of the art in research, current IT-supported environmental decision-making, and visions of the future benefit each other. Being the 30th conference of the series, special interest will lie on looking forward with respect on the experiences made in the past.

Rationale

The EnviroInfo 2016 is the 30th edition of the long standing and established international and interdisciplinary conference series on leading environmental information and communication technologies. Combining and shaping national and international activities in the field of applied informatics and environmental informatics in making the world a better place for living, the EnviroInfo conference series aims at presenting and discussing the latest state-of-the-art development on ICT and environmental related fields.

The EnviroInfo conference series looks back on a history of 30 conferences and thus one of the red threads in Berlin will be a retrospective on the experiences made and the lessons learned for a better valuation of current trends and future perspectives on its basic cross-cutting concerns like applications of geographical information systems, environmental modelling and simulation, risk management, material and energy flow management, climate change, tools and database applications and other aspects with regard to the main topic ICT and the environment.

Due to the interdisciplinary character of environmental informatics, one important goal of this conference is to bring experts from industry, research and education together to exchange ideas and proposals for solution of urgent problems and needs in the field on environmental protection and its IT-assistance. Furthermore, students are asked to join this conference to get first experiences with this outstanding community.

General Topic

Environmental Informatics – Stability, Continuity, Innovation
Current trends and future perspectives based on 30 years of history

General focus

Due to the interdisciplinary character of environmental informatics there is a wide range of topics that are tradionally covered by the conference:

  • Informatics and Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Modelling and Simulation
  • Applications of Geographical Information Systems
  • Environmental Health, Consumer Protection and Quality of Life
  • Risk Assessment and Resilience
  • Software Tools and Environmental Databases
  • Environmental Communication, Open Access to Data
  • Environmental Learning and Studying Environmental Informatics in Germany and Europe
  • Energy Informatics and Environmental Informatics
  • Environmental Informatics Research in Horizon 2020

Special Focus

Topics of special interest will be covered in special workshops or within topic centered sessions/tracks within the conference’s schedule. Special Topics of this year’s conference are:

There are also two workshops scheduled in German language:

Please visit the preliminary schedule page for further information on special tracks and workshops: http://enviroinfo2016.org/programme/schedule/

Contributions

Depending on your aims considering the publication of your work, we invite you to send us your abstracts or full papers according to the Contributions and Dates information page.

Environmental Informatics Prize for Students

Again, the Technical Committee “Informatics for Environmental Protection” of the German Informatics Society will award a prize for a student‘s work in the field of environmental informatics. For further details see our website.

Poster Mingle and Poster Exhibition

The posters will be presented during the whole conference. Additionally, there will be a special poster session starting with a „poster mingle“ with max. 1 minute presentation time for each poster and a subsequent come together in the poster exhibition area to contact the presenters and to discuss the posters in detail.

Students’ corner

There will be a workshop organized from student’s for student’s covering aspects that are especially relevant for students in the field of environmental informatics or related subjects.

Venue

The EnviroInfo 2016 conference will be held at the HTW Berlin, university of applied sciences, Campus Wilhelminenhof, which is located in Oberschöneweide in the southeast of Berlin. The campus is situated beside the river Spree with its buildings carefully restored from former manufacturing facilities of the AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitätsgesellschaft) from the end of the 19th. The HTW is Berlin‘s largest and most varied University of Applied Sciences and offers an impressive range of study programmes in five different departments spanning fields from engineering, computer science and economics, to culture and design. It has more than 10.000 enrolled students and is the host of the unique and innovative study programme Industrial Environmental Informatics.


Important Dates

Full Research Paper
15.04.2016 Submission deadline for Full Papers
25.05.2016 Notification of acceptance for Full Papers
07.06.2016 Submission of final versions for Full Papers
Work in Progress, Short Contributions, Poster
01.07.2016 Submission for Work in Progress and Short Contributions
22.07.2016 Notification of acceptance for Work in Progress, Short Contributions and Poster
05.08.2016 Submission of final versions for Work in Progress, Short Contributions and Poster
General
15.08.2016 Early payment deadline
14.-16.09.2016 EnviroInfo 2016 conference