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The Information Society and Enlargement of the European Union

17th International Conference Informatik for Environmental Protection, Cottbus 2003

2 vol.

"Umweltinformatik aktuell"  · Band 31

970 Seiten ·  59,80 EUR (inklusive MwSt. und Versand)
ISBN 978-3-89518-440-6 (September 2003 )

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Information transfer and communication technologies processed by computer systems are indispensable for our modern life. Informatics’ tools are commonly used to solve management problems and decision processes. Especially, the management of environmental systems can only be done by regarding the socio-economic development of nations. Therefore, the information exchange within an enlarged European Union plays an important role for a sustainable development as well as for environmental resource management and protection.

This is the general topic of the 17th International Conference Informatics for Environmental Protection ENVIROINFO COTTBUS 2003. The conference brings together people from the scientific community, public administration and business organisations that develop or use informatic tools in the field of environmental management. The aim of this conference is to document the State-of-the-Art in environmental informatics within an enlarged Europe as well as fostering the dialogue between theory and practice. The conference book contains key notes and papers as well as poster papers. Because of the complexity of environmental systems including time and space dependent natural successions and anthropogenic activities, a great variety of subject areas such as informatics, mathematics, statistics, ecology, geology, geography, logistics and others must therefore be covered by environmental informatics.

During the last two decades environmental informatics has become an increasing interdisciplinary interest. Especially for environmental management modelling and simulation, decision support systems, environmental information systems and geographical information systems are attractive areas of application. On the other hand, scientists working in the field of environmental informatics have to understand environmental systems in the context of natural resource availability and sustainable development as well as socio-economics. Therefore, environmental informatics must contribute to a sustainable resource management, to protect nature and to support biodiversity for our survival on earth.

Part I: Concepts and Methods

Key Notes

  • Wolfgang Birthler
    Umweltvorsorge und Zukunftssicherung im Informationszeitalter - Herausforderung an Umweltpolitik und Informatik
  • Erwin Staudt
    Unsere Chancen in der Informationsgesellschaft
  • Jürgen Wernstedt and Thomas Rauschenbach
    Forecast, Control of Water Level/Flow and Flood Prevention in River Basins and Water Reservoirs - Cybernetical Aspects
  • Jürgen W. Einax
    Chemometrics in the Environmental Sciences - Challenges and New Methods
  • Olgierd Hryniewicz and Jan Studzinski
    Application of Systems Analysis Tools in Environmental Engineering
  • Michael Angrick
    A Sustainable Information Society Within the Enlarged European Community - Reflections on the Infrastructure of the Information Society

Information Society and Enlargement of the European Union

New Tasks for the Information Society

  • Werner Pillmann and Elisabeth Mrakotsky
    The Importance of Being Environmentally Conscious
  • Jerome Simpson and Gabor Heves
    The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe: Its Contribution Past, Present and Future to the Environmental Information Society, in the Context of Enlargement

Information Society and Sustainable Development

  • Rudolph Braun, Valentin Nicolescu, Helmut Krcmar, Werner F. Schulz and Martin Kreeb
    Modern Communication Instruments for the Imparting of Sustainable Management - by the Example of an Avatar
  • Peter Jakob, Gustav Schneiter, Erik Rösler, Christian Hug, Flurin Sutter
    IT-Replacement Investments and Sustainability Within Swiss Forest Ecosystem Research: The Broad and the Narrow Strategy
  • Imran S. Khalid
    Implementing Environmental Management at the Village Community Level: A Case Study Based on Pakistani Experience

Sustainable Development and Information Exchange

  • Jiří Hřebíček, Tomá? Pitner and Vladimir Benko
    Standardization of Environmental Data and Information Management in the Czech and Slovak Republic
  • Miroslav Lacu?ka, Dana Lape?ova and Jiří Hřebíček
    Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer, Slovakia in the Process of EU Enlargement
  • Ulrich Eimer
    "Virtual Environmental Office? for Municipalities in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Gergely Lukács
    Decision Support for Consumers - Information Services for a More Sustainable World

Environmental Informatics

Concepts of Environmental Informatics

  • Kostas Karatzas
    Environmental Informatics: Concepts and Definitions
  • Gergely Lukacs, Arnd Otterstätter, Claus Hofmann, Marcus Briesen, Gunter Vogt, Gerhild Lienau, Hans Neumann, Volker Schuchardt and Dirk Weber
    Data Warehouse for Water Management - Geographic Data and ETL Processes

Web Technology

  • Michael Haase, Jörg Westbomke, Thomas Schütz, Roland Mayer-Föll, Burkhard Schneider and Michael Bilo
    An Approach Towards an Unified View on Environmental Data - The Environmental Markup Language
  • Rudolph Braun, Markus Russ, Werner F. Schulz, Helmut Krcmar and Martin Kreeb
    An Open-Source Community for Building Ecological Tools
  • Érica Bezerra Queiroz Ribeiro, Hugo Cesar Hoeschl and Filipe Corrêa da Costa
    Web Portals for Environmental Information Dissemination - Artificial Intelligence Use Cases
  • Sonja Bec, Jadranka Pecar-Ilic and Ivica Ruzic
    Architecture of River Information System with Automatic XML Processing
  • Jörg Westbomke, Thomas Dombeck, Michael Haase, Renate Ebel and Dieter Lehne
    WAP-Based Environmental Information Services
  • Harry Storch
    Mobile Portals for Community-Based Collaborative Environmental Monitoring
  • Herwig Zeiner, Alexander Almer, Harald Stelzl, Iris Frech and Werner Haas
    Virtual Environmental Scenarios Applied in a Geo-Multimedia System

Modelling and Simulation

  • Ekkehard Holzbecher
    What is a Coupled Model?
  • Christoph Horner, Ekkehard Holzbecher, Bernd Wiese and Gunnar Nützmann
    A Coupled Model for Transport, Geochemistry and Redox Processes
  • Christian Fischer, Andra Hirsemann, Heidrun Matejka and Tobias Riekeberg
    Rule-Based Modelling of Soil-Water Interactions Influenced by Subsidence Caused by Mining Activities
  • François Sarradin, Daniel Siret and Jacques Teller
    Visual Urban Space Assessment from Sky Shape Analysis
  • Erik Löfving and Anders Grimvall
    Data Models for Physical Flow
  • Rüdiger Schaldach
    A GIS-Based Integrated Simulation Environment for Linking Land Use Patterns to Ecosystem Processes
  • Nguyen Xuan Thinh
    Contemporary Spatial Analysis and Simulation of the Settlement Development of the Dresden City Region
  • Johannes Rosen, Dominik Möst, Wolf Fichtner and Otto Rentz
    Use of the PERSEUS Models to Analyse the Effects of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Production

Environmental Management

Environmental Risk Management

  • Gabriele Vierhuff
    Computer-Based Risk Assessment Using Structure-Activity Relationship Calculation
  • Charlotte Kämpf, Jürgen Ihringer, Anusch Daemi and Jaques Calmet
    Agent-Based Expert Information Retrieval for Flood-Risk Management

Environmental Management and Climate Change

  • Martin C. Maguire
    Meeting User Needs in the Development of the EUROCLIM Climate Information System
  • Heinrich Humer, Wilfried Winiwarter and Gerald Schimak
    Multiple Dependencies and Scenario Management in Emission Inventories
  • Rostyslav Stolyarchuk and Lubomyra Kujii
    Greenhouse Gas Inventory Analysis in the Energy Sector of Ukraine


  • Lorenz M. Hilty, André J. Rogger and Frank A. Hartmann
    Assessment of Telecommunication-Supported Dynamic Vehicle Routing Strategies
  • Stefan Naumann and Kerstin Schäfer
    Reducing Traffic and Enhancing Communication by Computer-Supported Mobility-Coops
  • Nicolas Knaak, Ruth Meyer and Bernd Page
    Agent-Based Simulation of Sustainable Logistic Strategies for Large City Courier Services

Life Cycle Analysis

  • Andreas Ciroth
    A Model to Dynamically Change Settings in a Life Cycle Assessment for Packaging Systems
  • Daniel Heubach and Uwe Rey
    Implementation of Corporate Material Flow Management in Automotive Suppliers - Development of Methods
  • Silke Prötzsch and Claus Rautenstrauch
    Approaches to Remove Data Defects from Material Flow Networks

Water Management

  • Jørgen Würtz
    Development of an Environmental Management System Based on Agent Technology for Inland Water Data in the European Union
  • Josef Hejzlar, Paul Boers, Brian Kronvang and Feza Karaer
    Nutrient Retention - A Key Element in Evaluating Reference Conditions of Lakes and Reservoirs for the EU Water Framework Directive
  • Thomas Petzoldt, Ronny Peters and Katja Siemens
    Construction of Simplified Lake Water Quality Modules (SWQM) Using Monte Carlo Simulation and Artificial Neural Networks
  • Albrecht Gnauck, Bernhard Luther, Thomas Wiedemann and Wilfried Krug
    Coupling of Simulators for Optimal Control of Water Quality

Environmental Information Systems

Environmental Information and Data Management

  • Jan Sluka and Jiří Hřebíček
    Model of the Object-Oriented Environmental Information - A New Approach in the Environmental Data and Information Management
  • Ulrich Hussels, Matthias Lüttgert and Janet Nagel
    Developing Different Environmental Database Applications Using a Generic Software

Knowledge and Information Management Systems

  • Klaus Tochtermann, Konrad Zirm and Stefanie Lindstaedt
    Introducing Knowledge Management in the Federal Environmental Agency of Austria
  • Thomas Usländer, Holger Schmid, Martin Schmieder and Jörg Stumpp
    Thematic User Environment for Water Body Information Systems and Beyond
  • Weihua Zeng, Han Shi, Rongchang Chen and Yongjun Zhang
    Analysis and Designing of System on Sharing EST Information

Environmental Information Systems

  • Thomas Schütz, Gerrit Vonkeman and Andreas Lippke
    E-CUISINE - European Competence Centre for Users of Information Systems on the Environment
  • Jaroslav ?olc and Tereza Votočková
    Prague Environmental Information System (IOZIP)
  • Markus U. Müller, Birgit Augstein, Mathias Bock and Reiner Glowinski
    Development of an Environmental Data Infrastructure for Hamburg
  • Petra Köhler
    Development of an Open Information Infrastructure for Disaster Research: Results and Prospects from DFNK and CEDIM
  • Petra Jahnke and Matthias Menger
    GSBL - Concept + Software Suite of an Information System for Chemical Substances
  • Hans-Martin Mulisch and Mirko Filetti
    Construction of the Expert Database Environment and Health www.umweltdaten-online.de (UDO)

Environmental Standardisation

  • Grigor Boyadjiyski
    Main Accents in the Standard ISO 14001 Concerning the Information Resources Management
  • Wassilios Kazakos, Alexei Akhounov, Heiko Paoli, Sven Behrens, Hugo Niesing and Stephane Lombardo
    Editing ISO 19115 Compliant Metadata in EUROSION
  • Oliver Karschnick, Fred Kruse, Stefanie Töpker, Thomas Riegel, Marco Eichler and Sven Behrens
    The UDK and ISO 19115 Standard

Environmental Metadata

  • Marion Wilde, Manfred Lange, Hardy Pundt, Nicole Ostländer and Krzysztof Janowicz
    An Environmental Metadata Profile in the EU Project MEDIS
  • Michael Haase, Thomas Dombeck, Matthias Neidlinger, Günter Barnikel, Fred Kruse and Oliver Karschnick
    Comparison of the Different Instances of the German Environmental Data Catalogue
  • Fred Kruse, Oliver Karschnick, Stefanie Töpker and Thomas Riegel geinÒ - Planning the Next Generation

Part II: Applications, Workshops, Posters


Environmental Data Representation

  • Uwe Rammert and Friedhelm Hosenfeld
    Dynamic and Interactive Presentation of Environmental Information
  • Dirk Görtzen, Stefan Schneberger and Uwe Rammert
    Schleswig-Holsteins Environmental Atlas as Content Management System for Environmental Geographical Data?

Environmental Reporting

  • Ralf Isenmann, Jan Brosowski and Christian Lenz
    Target-Group Tailored Corporate Environmental Reporting - Stereotyping, Individualisation, Personalisation
  • Jorge Marx-Gómez, Mario Amelung, Claus Rautenstrauch and Ralf Isenmann
    A Case Study on an Automated Generation of Environmental Reports
  • Ralf Isenmann, Jan Brosowski, Jorge Marx-Gómez and Hans-Knud Arndt
    Going Ahead in Harmonising XML-based DTDs for Corporate Environmental Reporting
  • Eric Weihs, Artur Kawicki and Piotr Wezyk
    Compliance With the Reporting Requirements With Regard to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Poland Within the Scope of the EU Directive

Knowledge Management and Transfer

  • K.-Peter Holz, Gerald Hildebrandt and Frank Molkenthin
    Virtual Laboratories for Projects in Environment-Water
  • Miguel A. Barrientos, Ari Fainchtein and Natan Zaidenweber
    Web-Based Application for Implementing Triple-Bottom Line Search Process
  • Antje Dietrich, Renate Ebel and Klaus Zetzmann
    Evaluation of a Content Management System (CMS) for the Ministry of Environment and Transportation Baden-Württemberg (UVM)
  • Ulrich Bosler, Thorsten Bell and Elwin Savelsbergh
    The New Modelling Environment Co-Lab: Survey on the Design of Software and Learning Materials

Data Management

  • Simon Wood, Christoph Roenick and Michael Natschke
    Requirements of a Modern Hydrological Workbench Illustrated by the Integrated Data Management Information System WISKI and its Implementation at the Environment Agency of England and Wales
  • Peter Strobl, Albin Blaschka and Paul Heiselmayer
    BISxml 1.0: An Open Framework for Management and Interchange of Ecological Data

Environmental Statistics

  • Kristina Voigt
    Evaluation of Environmental Chemicals in Databases: An Example for the Interdisciplinarity between Environmental Informatics and Environmetrics/Chemometrics
  • Nadine Hölzinger and Andreas Ciroth
    RFM2 - Calculating Qualitative Information
  • Mohamed Hussian and Anders Grimvall
    A Generic Procedure for Simultaneous Estimation of Monotone Trends and Seasonal Patterns in Time Series of Environmental Data
  • Sascha Koch, Jürgen Meister and Martin Rohde
    MUSTANG - A Framework for Statistical Analyses of Multidimensional Data in Public Health
  • Anders Nordgaard
    Impact of Sampling Frequency on the Power of Nonparametric Tests for Water Quality Trends

Pilot Projects

  • Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Kostas Karatzas, Geir Endregard, Kurt Fedra, Rainer Friedrich, Per Henrik Johansen, Liana Kalognomou, Ari Karppinen, Per Haavard Kraggerud, Jaakko Kukkonen, Steinar Larssen, Frank de Leeuw, Achim Lohmeyer, Chris Naneris, Daniel Nicklass, Giannis Papaioannou, Gertraud Peinel, Tinus Pulles, Stefan Reis, Thomas Rose, Martin Sedlmayr and Dick van den Hout
    Environmental Services and Data Brokerage Portal: ENV-e-CITY in Action
  • Gijs van den Dool, Teemu Mustonen, Konsta Sirvio, Mikko Kolehmainen and Juhani Ruuskanen
    Intelligent Waste Management
  • Felipe Omar Tapia Silva and Nikolaus Model
    Measurement and Model Supported Alternative Rain Water Management in Urban Areas of Berlin Using Trackbed Naturation for Railway Tracks

Software Tools

  • Nikolay Tsanov
    A CORBA-Based Polymorph Software Architecture for Applications Serving the Quality and Environmental Management Systems
  • Gregor Dürrenberger and Christoph Hartmann
    ECO2 Regio: A New Software Tool for Regional Energy and CO2 Modelling
  • Jens Finke, Frank Köster, Karin Frank and Michael Sonnenschein
    A Software Tool for Assessing the Effect of Traffic on Wildlife Populations

Geographical Information Systems

  • Nelley Kovalevskaya and Elena Mitrophanova
    Environmental Mapping Based on Spatial Variability and Computational Vision Models
  • Désirée Hilbring and Burkhard Schneider
    Visualisation of Digital Elevation Models in Different Resolutions With Interactive Reloading of New Parts in a 3D-GIS-Viewer
  • Rudolf Orthofer, Peter Kutschera, Heinrich Humer and Wolfgang Loibl
    EnviroMap Austria - A Novel Web-Based Environmental Atlas
  • Gotthard Meinel and Michael Winkler
    Provision of Recreational Areas in Urban Spaces - An International Long-Term Comparison of the Developments of Selected European Cities
  • Rainer Roosmann, Wolfgang Busch, Julita Gorczyk, Frank Mauersberger, Stefan Nickel and Peter Vosen
    Geographic Information Systems Support for Monitoring Environmental Impacts Caused by Deep Hard Coal Mining
  • Uwe Rüppel, Gerrit Seewald and Michael Petersen
    Geographical Framework for the Network-Based Management of Duds
  • Stefan Fuest
    Online - Visualization of Water Level Data in North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW)
  • Uwe Rüppel, Thomas Gutzke, Michael Petersen and Gerrit Seewald Online-Processing of 2½ - Dimensional Groundwater Maps
  • Wim Mol
    Coupling of AIRBASE With the EEA Map Service Tool
  • Rostyslav Bun, Mykola Gusti, Volodymyr Dachuk, Bohdan Oleksiv and Yaroslav Tsybrivskyy
    Geoinformation System for Greenhouse Gas Inventories as a Practical Tool for Decision Makers
  • Matthias Horn, Volkmar Triestram and Jo van Nouhuys
    Data Evaluation Using the Generic Selection Component of the New IMIS System


Disturbed Landscapes

  • Reinhard F. Hüttl
    Disturbed Landscapes: Case Study Lusatian Lignite Mining District
  • Hubert Hasenauer
    Concepts Within Forest Ecosystem Modelling and Their Application
  • Michael Hauhs
    The Harz as a Historic Mining Landscape: A Case Study Based on Interactive Visualisations of Forest Growth
  • Rüdiger Grote, Katja Patzner and Thomas Seifert
    Modelling Water Availability in Individual Trees - a Contribution of Process-Based Simulation to the Prediction of Developments in Heterogeneous Stands


  • Armin Aulinger, Simone Wiegel, Wolf von Tümpling, Heinz Harms and Burkhard Stachel
    Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Drug Concentrations Measured in the River Saale
  • Jörg Kraft, Corinna Kowalik and Jürgen W. Einax
    The Extractable Information Depending on the Scale of the Investigated River Catchment Area
  • Wolf von Tümpling, Franziska Horst und Martin Schultze
    A Method to Optimise Sampling Strategies - Key Study Goitsche, Bitterfeld, Germany
  • Michael Winterstein
    How to Use Information From Measured Values Between Lower Level of Quantification and Detection Limit?

Simulation in Environmental Informatics

  • Jochen Wittmann
    Trends in Environmental Modeling and Simulation 840
  • Thomas Clemen
    Environmental Modeling and Simulation - Bridging the Gap Between Theory, Experiment, and Application
  • Albrecht Gnauck
    Theoretical Concepts Applied on Environmental Data and Decision Problems

The New Modelling Environment Co-Lab

  • Thorsten Bell, Ulrich Bosler and Elwin Savelsbergh
    The New Modelling Environment Co-Lab: Design of Software and Learning Materials

Environmental Information Systems as Components in Twinning Projects

  • Anja Jenichen, Michael Schmidt and Claus Heuberger
    Incorporating Environmental Information Technologies into "Capacity-Building? Projects - Examples and Experiences of Twinning Projects in CEE - Countries
  • Anja Jenichen
    Short Introduction of Twinning - An Institution Partnership Between Member Countries and Candidate Countries
  • Claus Heuberger
    Environmental Information and Management System - The New Czech-German Twinning Project
  • Christian Kühne and Gabriel Striegel
    Implementation of an IPPC Information System and an Integrated Pollutant Register in the Czech Republic - Exercises and Experiences of a Czech Republic - German Twinning Project
  • Markus Weidenbach and Piotr Wezyk
    INFOOS: The Polish Environmental Information and Communication System - Technological and Organisational Aspects of the Implementation of a System to Support Poland in the Environmental Impact Assessment Process
  • Hans W. Jakobi and Uwe Buell
    Origin and Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls - Exercises and Experiences of a Bulgarian - German Twinning Project
  • Helmut Lorentz, Jürgen Friebertshaeuser and Achim Lohmeyer
    GIS Based Urban Scale Air Pollution Modelling - Exercises and Experiences of a Bulgarian - Twinning Project


  • Miroslav Kubásek
    Semantic Web Technology - Ontology Extraction from Environmental Webs
  • Wassilios Kazakos, Rainer Lehfeldt, Christian Michl, Carsten Heidmann and Alexei Valikov
    Metadata Repositories in Governmental Information Systems for Coastal Regions in Germany
  • Tobia Maike Lakes
    From Environmental Information Systems to Environmental Information Management - A Case Study of Berlin
  • Jaroslav Ráček, Jan Ministr and Josef Fiala
    Reengineering of Public Environmental Administration Grigor Boyadjiyski, Ilia Nemigenchev and Nikolay Tsanov A System for Vocational Lifelong Training on Quality and Environmental Management for Staff Engaged in Bulgarian SMEs
  • Radmila Bojkovska
    Environmental Monitoring System in the Republic of Macedonia
  • Jaroslav ?ilberský
    Environmental Decision Support Using Multidimensional Database Technology
  • Jan Pe?l and Jaroslav Ráček
    Searching for Extreme Limits of Environmental Phenomena by Means of Numerical Optimisation
  • Clemens Deilmann
    Modelling the Mass Flow and Land Use of Future Housing Demand in Germany 2025 - Scenario Results of UBA - Research Project BASiS-2
  • Abaah Johnson
    Introduction to the Sustainable Transport Operational Programme
  • Marc van Liedekerke, Panos Panagos, Faycal Bouraoui and Antonio Nogueira
    The EUROHARP Information System: A Prototype System in Support to Environmental Issues Within the Water Framework Directive
  • Michael Fischer, Günter Barnikel, Michael Haase and Jörg Westbomke
    A GIS - Based Tool for Detailed Planning Works for Enhancing the Ecomorphological Quality of Running Waters
  • Dierk Wagenschein and Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt
    Modelling River Water Quality as a Dependence of River Morphology and Structure - Concept for Simulations of the Weisse Elster River
  • Albrecht Gnauck, Ralph Heinrich and Bernhard Luther
    Simulation of Eutrophication of Shallow Lakes of the Lower Havel River

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