Conference Programme

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The new Deadline for early bird discount is 07.09.2011


This year the conference will take the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Student Prize

Again in 2011 we will be awarding a prize for the best student's works in the field of environmental informatics

Specialized workshops

The EnviroInfo 2011 workshops are organized to exchange ideas and stimulate discussions. Contributions of abstracts are welcome. On the basis of an abstract submission, the Program Committee will invite the author to submit a paper for the proceedings. The following workshops are open for short contributions (about 4 pages):

Information Systems and Carbon Strategy how companies use ICT to reduce their carbon footprint (Special Track)

Organisers: R. Isenmann (, Ch. Nottingham, J. Marx-Gomez
Current information and communication technologies (ICT) offer features to measure, monitor, report and reduce the overall carbon footprint, be it at product, process, business, or corporate level. The goal of this special track is to present up-and-coming ICT-based carbon strategy approaches describing: (i) opportunities for companies' carbon strategy and (ii) the design and implementation of an ICT-based approache, moving away from piecemeail engineering stages towards a fully ICT-driven approach. More information

Trends in Information Technologies for Life Cycle Assessment

Organisers: A. Ciroth (, C. Düpmeier (, W. Geiger (
This workshop accompanies the Enviroinfo Session "Computer Science Applications for Life Cycle Assessment". The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview about new IT-related research and development in the application area LCA and to discuss with users and software developers possible synergistic effects. Short presentations on new IT concepts for LCA applications are welcome in the workshop. More information

Modeling Sustainability - Sectoral Examples

Organisers: W. Pillmann (, K.-H. Simon
This workshop aims to exchange ideas about the state of the art in modeling, looking therefore too on the history of modeling endeavors, and specify model examples. The main objective is the discussion of a strategy to enrich the sustainability debate by integrated area specific environmental information. More information

Environmental Information Systems, Service Infrastructures and Platforms (ENVIP) 2011: Approaching the Future Internet

Organiser(s): A.J. Berre (, G. Schimak (, S. Schade ( and F. Prandi (
The goal of this workshop is to foster a greater understanding about how open environmental service infrastructures can enable enhanced collaboration between public authorities, businesses and the general public for a better management of the environment and its natural resources. It should particularly involve presentations from ongoing European Research Projects, demonstrations with a focus on semantics and environment, as well as anybody who wants to find out more about the Future Internet and its potential implications on the environmental, but also other usage areas. More Information
Note: The ‘Semantics and Environment (TaToo)’ workshop has been integrated in the above!

The NESIS Network to support a European Shared Environment Information System (SEIS)

Organiser(s): G. Saio (
The workshop is an event to present and discuss some of the Network to enhance a European Environmental Shared and Interoperable Information System (NESIS) project outcomes and the follow-up activities of the network in supporting a Shared Environment Information System (SEIS) for Europe. This includes (i) the business process methodology; (ii) a proposal for a Common Environmental Thesaurus Framework; and (iii) the results of NESIS. More Information

Open Linked Data and Data Infrastructures

Organiser(s): S. Jensen (, P. Smits (
For the first time, in countries that are opening up governmental data resources, geography experts have a common ground when talking standards with experts in statistics, health, transport  and have something in common – i.e. Linked Open Data. It is paramount that Linked Open Data implementations in the EU dealing with location follow the semantics and ontology laid down, e.g., in the INSPIRE legal acts. The aim of this workshop is to show early implementation examples in selected domains, to discuss the requirements, and formulate recommendations for future developments in this area.… More Information

The OGC Observations and Measurements Schema (O&M) and Environmental Data

Organiser(s): K. Schleidt (, S. Grellet (
The OGC Observations and Measurements Schema (O&M) allows better interoperability for the exchange of observations and their results. Numerous thematic domains have started to implement data models based on O&M to help solve data exchange issues. Going a step further, a cross-domain working group has been tasked with the provision of guidelines for the use of O&M within INSPIRE. During this session we will traverse the subject from the presentation of the standard itself to concrete data exchange using it. More Information

CEN/TC 287 Smart Grid and Spatial Data Infrastructure

Organiser: M. Ford (
Draft Agenda: Click here to download
The European Community's Infrastructure for Spatial Information (INSPIRE) defines a general framework for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) for the purpose to support European Community's environmental policies, and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment. INSPIRE addresses various spatial data themes needed for environmental applications.

Now, every Smart Grid component – transformer, meter, air conditioner, power plant, electric car, solar panel, etc. - has a location on Earth. Every grid event or phenomenon — brown-out, demand variability, power surge, regulation, transmission loss, etc. — occurs within some time interval and most importantly at some location in space along the grid's physical network. The same is true for every external event or phenomenon that affects the grid, such as weather alerts. Spatial parameters have significant impact in every scenario affecting the grid – geospatial is thus a cross-cutting issue. More information

EcoInforma USA

Contributions of the EcoInforma Network (USA) will thematically integrated in the EnviroInfo conference program.



Submissions of 4-8 pages are welcome. For contributions to workshops please register on the Website. Then you can select “Workshop/Special Track” and submit a contribution title and file. Please ensure to clearly indicate the targeted workshop. Deadline for workshop contributions is July 15, 2011.

For more details see the section Submit Abstract