IFAC workshop on Integrated Assessment Modeling for Environmental Systems (IAMES2018)

Call for Papers
IAMES2018 - 1st IFAC workshop on Integrated Assessment Modeling for Environmental Systems
May 10-11, 2018 - Brescia, Italy

Dear Colleague,
We are pleased to invite you to the forthcoming 1st IFAC Workshop on Integrated Assessment Modeling for Environmental Systems (IAMES2018), to be held in Brescia (Italy) from the 10th - 11th of May 2018.

IAMES2018 focuses on Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM), a scientific approach aimed at appraising environmental policies. It is a participative and iterative process in which scientists from different disciplines, policy makers and other stakeholders work together to merge knowledge from multiple domains (engineering, chemistry, physics, social and life sciences, economics, …) into a single framework, generating structured information useful for policy making. For this reason IAM represents a route inversion with respect to a more traditional approach of science which largely progressed by isolating and studying single domains.
IAM, using a holistic approach, integrates models, databases and tools to assess and, consequently, control the behaviors and the interconnections among environmental, economic and social systems.
Interlinked models of such complex systems are a fertile source of questions for researchers working in the fields of dynamical systems theory and control theory. Some of these questions are classical, such as: what to measure and how to implement decisions in a chain of dynamical models; but others are very peculiar to IAM:
· What is the correct level of integration to effectively support decision-making?
· How can we integrate different sub-models in order to make them transparent to the users, to preserve their testability, and to gain the necessary user confidence?
· How can we effectively convey to the users the notion of model uncertainty?
The workshop aims at addressing some of these challenging questions and will serve as an international forum for interaction among scientists and decision makers who are interested in defining, testing, and promoting models and methods to support policies for climate change, water resources management, air quality, agriculture, and any other activity that has an impact on human life or the environment itself.

The workshop topics include Integrated Assessment Modelling methods and applications for environmental systems, i.e. air (at the global, regional and local scale), climate change, land (forests, biomasses, etc.) and water resource systems (surface and ground waters, marine and coastal waters).

Important dates:
Draft papers submission deadline: January 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 15, 2018
Early registration deadline: February 20, 2018
Submission of full papers: March 21, 2018
Regular registration deadline: April 10, 2018

The workshop is sponsored by IFAC (International Federation on Automatic Control) and co-sponsored by the University of Brescia and the International Environmental Modeling & Software Society (iEMSs).

For further information, please see the attached Call for Papers, or visit the website http://IAMES2018.unibs.it/

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/events/456/