DyDESS 2014 Call for papers

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Dynamic Data-driven Environmental Systems Science Conference

DyDESS 2014

Call for Papers

Nov 5 – 7, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Submission Deadline: August 18, 2014 (dydess_submit@mit.edu)
Invitations/Acceptance: September 15, 2014
Registration & Camera Ready: October 15, 2014
Conference Dates: Nov 5 -7, 2014
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA.
URL: dydess.mit.edu

Submission:  Submit by sending pdf paper to dydess_submit@mit.edu minimally as an extended abstract (6 LNCS pages or more) and maximally as a  short paper (12 LNCS pages or less) including figures and references in the English language. All papers must contain the email address of the corresponding author. Papers must be in the LNCS format. Download the guidelines and style files for Latex or Word (Latex is preferred for typesetting). 

Papers will be peer reviewed and acceptance based on the overall quality of results and novelty of approach and not necessarily on length. Papers selected for oral or poster presentation must also be presented at the conference for inclusion in the proceedings.

Motivation: Addressing the challenges in environmental sustainability requires an effective integration of sensing, observation and inference with physical, chemical, biological and social models. The necessary integration of data and science is multifaceted and symbiotic with applications from model-based sensing to data-driven modeling. While the attendant issues of predictability, uncertainty and risk reduction are of great interest in multiple areas of science, engineering and mathematics, a rigorous forum to present collective advances has been missing.

Vision: The Dynamic Data-driven Environmental Systems Science (DyDESS) Conference is envisioned as a premier conference coalescing the sciences with computation, systems science, and machine intelligence. It provides a forum for scientists and engineers in the emerging environmental systems research issues, an opportunity for young researchers to meet leading scientists, and brings together those interested in the Dynamic Data-Driven Application Systems framework for environmental applications. It provides an interdisciplinary forum to help methodology meet application, and to showcase results and new, promising methodologies.

Scope: DyDESS invites original papers in the effective coupling of data and models for environmental applications, particularly research that integrates both methodology and experiments, suggests new promising methodology, or demonstrates successful application. DyDESS is a single-track conference that includes keynote, oral and poster sessions, and awards for outstanding papers.

 DyDESS invites papers in the following areas:

(a)    Sensing, imaging and retrieval  for the oceans, atmosphere, space, land, earth and planets that is informed by the environmental context.

(b)   Algorithms for modeling and simulation, downscaling, model reduction, data assimilation, uncertainty quantification and statistical learning. Methods that tackle nonlinear and high-dimensional problems are of particular interest.

(c)    Methodologies for planning and control, sampling and adaptive observation, and efficient coupling of these algorithms into information-gathering and observing system designs.

(d)   Applications of methodology to environmental estimation, analysis and prediction including climate, natural hazards, oceans, cryosphere, atmosphere, land, space, earth and planets.

General Chairs

Program Chairs

  • Dennis Bernstein, University of Michigan (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Sai Ravela, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences)
  • Adrian Sandu, Virginia Tech (Computer Science)

Program Committee
(area chairs in bold)

Local Arrangements