Algorithms and Applied Optimization for Environmental Data Science, AODS 2018

Kalamata, Greece, June 10-15, 2018

Special Session with Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference (LION 12)


The impact of information technology and the data deluge today led to the appearing of a fourth paradigm of science, namely Data Science. Nowhere this direction led to more impact than in case of Environmental studies. In face of modern challenges faced by our planet, to better understand root causes and research means to help our sustainable future, Environmental scientists in particular rely today more and more on factual data. As such, more environmental data are available now than ever before. Sensors are used to understand phenomena as complex as the Global Warming, to help wildlife better deal with human-induced conditions, to improve crops and farming, and even to deal with causes of pollution in case of cities of tomorrow (in the face of an increasingly more dense population moving to cities worldwide, information technology can automate many of the municipality policies, leading to what today are known as Smart Cities).

Except for data collected by sensors, environmental data come in many shapes and sizes, like public disclosures, compliance reporting, results from past investigations, internal organizational data and many others. While careful thought usually goes into collection of such data, the Special Session is a venue for experts and specialists interested in finding out answers on how to properly analyze the data once it has been generated. Such data can, in fact, generate true information, but for this we need to research innovative approaches, classical statistics, and modern analytical tools. The AODS Special Session invites prospective authors to disseminate original contributions on algorithms, machine learning and intelligent optimization, thus the tools to answer questions such as:

  • What are the intended uses of the data set?
  • What else can you learn from the data?
  • How do you optimally manage the data?
  • How do you understand and use the data most effectively?
  • Who needs to use these data? Who else could use it and how?
  • How defensible and legally admissible are the data?

We have a great pleasure to invite you to participate with AODS 2018, Special Session on Algorithms and Applied Optimization for Environmental Data Science, held in conjunction with Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference (LION 12), Kalamata, Greece, June 10-15, 2018.

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit a paper containing unpublished original work for the AODS 2018 Special Session. We would like to especially encourage submissions from young scientists (postdocs, PhD students, master students supervised by a senior researchers and involved in research projects).