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WCAMA 2014 : 5th Workshop of Applied Computing for the Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

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Link: http://wcama.wordpress.com/
 
When Jul 31, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014
Where Brasilia/DF, Brazil
Submission Deadline Apr 6, 2014
Notification Due May 11, 2014
Final Version Due May 25, 2014
Categories    computer science   ecoinformatics
 

Call For Papers

WCAMA 2014 – 5th Workshop of Applied Computing for the Management of the Environment and Natural Resources
http://wcama.wordpress.com

Co-located with XXXIV Brazilian Computer Society Congress
Brasília/DF, Brazil
July 28-31, 2014

*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

The 5th Workshop of Applied Computing for the Management of the Environment and Natural Resources (WCAMA) has the main goal to promote the integration, in an effective way, between computing (methodologies and tools) and environment (politics and management). Natural resources management is a complex and dynamic activity. It demands the integration between actors in the social, political, and technological fields to be effectively developed. Specifically in computer science, there are three main challenges to develop methodologies and tools to natural resources management: i) data management and communication to huge amounts of data; ii) data analysis and data visualization; iii) optimization and control of existing data and the integration of data.

*** SCOPE ***

The workshop will cover the whole range of research and applications in methodologies, techniques and computational tools applied to environment management and natural resources, including (but not limited to):

. Control of air pollution
. Environmental fragility
. Environmental monitoring
. Environmental policies
. Environmental readaptation
. Environmental sanitation and waste treatment
. Environmental sustainability
. Flooded areas and wetlands
. Global environmental changes
. Health and environment
. Land use and land cover change modelling
. Landscape ecology
. Natural and renewable resources management
. Noise and environment
. Priority areas for conservation
. Reduction of gas emissions
. Society and environment
. Soil pollution
. Solid waste management
. Species distribution modeling
. Transport and environment
. Urban ecology

*** PAPERS FORMAT ***

WCAMA 2014 will accept two types of submission:
. Full Papers between 6 (six) and 10 (ten) pages. These papers will be presented orally.
. Abstract Papers/Software Demonstrations between 2 (two) and 4 (four) pages. This kind of paper must present a specification or proposal of software within the scope of the workshop. These papers will be presented in a demonstration session.

Papers must be written in Portuguese or English, following the Brazilian Computer Society template (http://www.sbc.org.br/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=195&task=viewcategory&catid=32
). Manuscripts must be submitted without the authors’ names and affiliations (double blind review). Papers that do not follow these procedures will be rejected.

*** PAPER SUBMISSION ***

Submission must be electronic using the JEMS system at: https://jems.sbc.org.br/wcama2014


*** IMPORTANT DATES ***

April 6, 2014 – Registration and Submission Deadline (new deadline!)
May 11, 2014 – Notification of accepted papers
May 25, 2014 – Camera-ready version
July 31, 2014 - WCAMA 2014
July 28-31, 2014 – CSBC 2014

*** INVITED SPEAKERS ***

. Anthony Jakeman (Australian National University)
. Thiago Fernando Lopes Valle de Britto Rangel (UFG)

*** CHAIRS ***

. Célia Ghedini Ralha, UnB - ghedini@cic.unb.br,
. Diana Francisca Adamatti, FURG - dianaadamatti@furg.br
. Vinícius Sebba Patto, UFG - viniciussebba@inf.ufg.br
. Marilton Sanchotene de Aguiar, UFPel - marilton@inf.ufpel.edu.br

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