Welcome to the EnviroInfo 2013 Conference in Hamburg!

Title: Environmental Informatics and Renewable Energies

Date: September 2nd - 4th 2013 

The EnviroInfo 2013 is the 27th edition of the long-year established international and interdisciplinary conference series on leading environmental IC Technologies to make the world a better place for living. It has for a long time been shaping the Applied Informatics field of Environmental Informatics on a national as well as international scale. 

EnviroInfo aims at reporting about state-of-the-art applications of ICT as well as newest developing trends in the field of Environmental Informatics. Under the patronage of the University of Hamburg the conference will discuss ICT applications for renewable Energies (with focus on wind energy) as the main conference theme as well as the whole range of cross-cutting topics in Environmental Informatics. 

Due to the interdisciplinary character of Environmental Informatics one important goal of this conference is to bring experts from industry, research and education together to exchange ideas and proposals for a solution of urgent problems and needs in the fields of environmental protection, sustainable development as well as risk management and its ICT-assistance.

General Conference Scope: Informatics and Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management

  • Environmental Information Systems
  • Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS)
  • Environmental Information Systems on EU-level (INSPIRE, SEIS etc.)
  • Open Government / Linked Open Data / eGovernment
  • Community Environmental Information Systems
  • Environmental Communication and Community Systems
  • Environmental Applications of Geographical Information Systems
  • Environmental Software Tools and Databases
  • Web-based Environmental Information Systems
  • Environmental Information and the Web 2.0
  • Tools for Modelling and Simulation of Environmental Systems
  • Using simulation tools for Industrial Environmental Protection
  • Material Flow Management and LCAs
  • Environmental Accounting and Sustainability Reporting
  • Carbon Footprinting for Processes and Products
  • Integration of Information for Health and Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Risk-Assessment
  • Green IT and Green Software
  • Interface Issues between EMIS and other MIS/ERP-Systems
  • Energy and Resource Efficiency
  • High Performance Computing  for Climate Modeling
  • Green IT in High Performance Computing
  • Mobile Computing in Environmental Management Information Systems
  • Open Source in the field of Environmental Informatics
  • Educational programs in Environmental Informatics

Special Conference Theme: ICT and Renewable Energies (Focus: Wind Energy)

  • Software Tools in the renewable Energy Domain – State of the Art
  • Concepts and Software for Wind Energy Supply
  • Concepts and Software for Solar Energy and other renewable Energies
  • Requirements on Software Support
  • Work flows and Processes in the Energy Production
  • Energy Efficiency and Informatics
  • Industrial Seminar and Exhibition

Special Session

  • Special EU-Session organized by the project consortium EnerGEO / ENDORSE: "Web services for assessment of Resources and Impacts of Renewable Energies" — Prof. Dr. Isabell Blanc, MINES ParisTech
  • "Smart Nord - Intelligente Netze Norddeutschland" (Dezentrale Energieversorgungssysteme) — Prof. Dr. Michael Sonnenschein, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg


Invited Speakers

Opening Plenary Session (Monday Morning)

  • Video Message by EU Environmental Commissioner Dr. Janez Potocnik, Brussels
  • Dr. Carl-Christian Buhr, EU Cabinet Member of Ms. Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda: Brussels: "Cross-Cutting Informatics in Horizon 2020"
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Günther, GI-President and President of Potsdam University: "From SDI to Online Dating: Looking Back at Social Responsibility in Computing"

Plenary Keynotes and Dinnertalk

  • P. Joschko et al. (University Hamburg): "Business Process Modelling and Simulation of Operations and Maintenance Processes in Offshore-Wind Farms — The SystOp Project"
  • Prof. Dr. L. M. Hilty, University of Zurich: "Smart Solutions, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability — Updating the Research Agenda on Environmental Informatics"
  • Prof. Dr. Isabell Blanc, MINES ParisTech — Observation, Impacts, Energy Center (O. I. E.): "Coupling Resources & Impacts to measure environmental performance of Renewable Energies"
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Sonnenschein, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg: "Smart Grids for optimized Utilization of renewable Energy Supply"
  • Prof. Dr. Olav Hohmeyer, University of Flensburg: "Energy and Resource Efficiency"
  • Dinner Talk: Prof. Dr. Horst Oberquelle, University of Hamburg: "Konrad Zuse: Computer Pioneer and Painter"
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig, Director of German Climate Computing Center Hamburg (DKRZ): "Green Supercomputing — On the Energy Consumption of Modern E-Sciences"
  • Stefan Jensen, European Environment Agency "The Evolution of Geospatial Data Handling in Environmental Information Systems"
  • Michael Böttinger, German Climate Computing Center Hamburg (DKRZ): "Interactive Data Visualization with Focus on Climate Reasearch"

The conference language is English.

EnviroInfo2013 - Overview