ICCS 2013: “Computation at the Frontiers of Science”
Fourth Workshop on
Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMESS 2013)
Co-convened by: Forrest M. Hoffman, Jitendra Kumar, J. Walter Larson, and Miguel D. Mahecha
June 5–7, 2013
Papers and Abstracts from the Workshop:
- Jung, Martin, and Jakob Zscheischier (2013), A Guided Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Feature Selection with Expensive Cost Functions, Procedia Comput. Sci., 18, 2337–2347, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.405.
- Sisneros, Robert, Jian Huang, George Ostrouchov, Sean Ahern, and B. David Semeraro (2013), Contrasting Climate Ensembles: A Model-based Visualization Approach for Analyzing Extreme Events, Procedia Comput. Sci., 18, 2347–2356, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.406.
- Pyayt, Alexander L., Alexey P. Kozionov, Ilya I. Mokhov, Bernhard Lang, Valeria V. Krzhizhanovskaya, and Peter M. A. Sloot (2013), An Approach for Real-time Levee Health Monitoring Using Signal Processing Methods, Procedia Comput. Sci., 18, 2357–2366, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.407.
- Smith, Brian, Daniel M. Ricciuto, Peter E. Thornton, Galen Shipman, Chad A. Steed, Dean Williams, and Michael Wehner (2013), ParCAT: Parallel Climate Analysis Toolkit, Procedia Comput. Sci., 18, 2367&nash;2375, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.408.
- Fiore, S., A. D’Anca, C. Palazzo, I. Foster, D.N. Williams, and G. Aloisio (2013), Ophidia: Toward Big Data Analytics for eScience, Procedia Comput. Sci., 18, 2376&ndas;2385, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.409.
- Jung, Martin, Susanne Tautenhahn, Christian Wirth, and Jens Kattge (2013), Estimating Basal Area of Spruce and Fir in Post-fire Residual Stands in Central Siberia Using Quickbird, Feature Selection, and Random Forests, Procedia Comput. Sci., 18, 2386–2395, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.410.
- Mills, Richard Tran, Jitendra Kumar, Forrest M. Hoffman, William W. Hargrove, Joseph P. Spruce, and Steven P. Norman (2013), Identification and Visualization of Dominant Patterns and Anomalies in Remotely Sensed Vegetation Phenology Using a Parallel Tool for Principal Components Analysis, Procedia Comput. Sci., 18, 2396–2405, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.411.
Spanning many orders of magnitude in time and space scales, Earth
science data are increasingly large and complex, and often represent
very long time series, making such data difficult to analyze, visualize,
interpret, and understand. Moreover, advanced electronic data storage
technologies have enabled the creation of large repositories of
observational data, while modern high performance computing capacity
has enabled the creation of detailed empirical and process-based models
that produce copious output across all these time and space scales.
The resulting “explosion” of heterogeneous, multi-disciplinary
Earth science data have rendered traditional means of integration and
analysis ineffective, necessitating the application of new analysis
methods and the development of highly scalable software tools for
synthesis, assimilation, comparison, and visualization. This workshop explores
various data mining approaches to understanding Earth science processes,
emphasizing the unique technological challenges associated with utilizing very
large and long time series geospatial data sets. Especially encouraged
are original research papers describing applications of statistical and data mining
methods—including cluster analysis, empirical orthogonal functions
(EOFs), genetic algorithms, neural networks, automated data assimilation, and other machine learning
techniques—that support analysis and discovery in climate, water
resources, geology, ecology, and environmental sciences research.
Program Committee Members:
- Michael W. Berry (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
- Kirsten de Beurs (Department of Geography, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA)
- Bjørn J. Brooks (Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA)
- Chris H. Q. Ding (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA)
- Auroop R. Ganguly (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
- William W. Hargrove (Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service, Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
- Forrest M. Hoffman (Computational Earth Sciences Group, Computer Science & Mathematics Division and Ecosystem Science Group, Environmental Sciences Division and Oak Ridge Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA; Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, California, USA)
- Jian Huang (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee USA)
- Robert L. Jacob (Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA)
- Ashu Jain (Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA)
- Chris Johnson (Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)
- Jitendra Kumar (Terrestrial Systems Modeling Group, Environmental Sciences Division and Oak Ridge Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA)
- Vipin Kumar (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
- J. Walter Larson (Centre for Mathematics and Its Applications, Mathematical Sciences Institute, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, AUSTRALIA)
- Miguel D. Mahecha (Department of Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, GERMANY)
- Kumar Mahinthakumar (Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)
- Richard T. Mills (Earth and Aquatic Sciences Group, Environmental Sciences Division and Oak Ridge Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA; and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
- Stephen P. Norman (Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service, Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
- Markus Reichstein (Department of Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, GERMANY)
- Joseph P. Spruce (NASA Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, USA)
- Karsten Steinhaeuser (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
- R. Raju Vatsavai (Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA)
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of up to 10
(A4) pages reporting unpublished, mature, and original research and recent
developments/theoretical considerations in applications of data mining
to Earth sciences by
December 15, 2012 January 25, 2013. Accepted papers will be printed
in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the
open-access Procedia Computer Science series. Submitted papers must
be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of Procedia
Computer Science. Submission implies the willingness of at
least one of the authors to register and present the paper.
Please submit your paper via the conference website at http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2013/papers/upload.php
and select the workshop “Fourth Data Mining in Earth System Science
|Full paper submission:
|December 15, 2012 January 25, 2013
|Notification of paper acceptance:
||February 15, 2013|
|Final camera-ready papers due:
||March 5, 2013|
|Early registration opens:
||February 15, 2013|
|Early registration closes:
||April 25, 2013|
|Tutorials, Welcome reception:
||June 4, 2013|
||June 5–7, 2013|
Contribution to Computational Science:
This workshop will contribute to the field of Computational Science
by creating a forum for original research papers and presentations from
leading computational and Earth scientists who are applying data mining
techniques on advanced computing platforms (HPC systems, clusters,
grids and clouds) to distill knowledge from the massive—and
growing—data sets created by the Earth science community.
About the Workshop Co-conveners:
M. Hoffman has been developing software for data mining using
high performance computing (HPC) and apply data mining methods to
problems in landscape ecology, remote sensing, and climate analyses for
more than a decade. Forrest co-convened the GeoComputation workshop
2009, the Second Workshop
on Data Mining in Earth System Science at ICCS 2011, and the Third Workshop
on Data Mining in Earth System Science at ICCS 2012.
Forrest's publication list is available at http://www.climatemodeling.org/~forrest/pubs.
conducts research at the intersection of high performance computing,
environmental and Earth sciences, and systems analysis and data
mining. His research entails data mining, large-scale global optimization,
computational hydrology and hydrogeology, and development of parallel
algorithms for large-scale supercomputers.
Walter Larson is a leader in the development of coupling
software for simulation of complex systems, most notably as the
co-lead developer of the Model Coupling Toolkit (http://mcs.anl.gov/mct)
and as one of the developers of the coupling infrastructure in
the Community Climate System Model. He has published papers
in the fields of mathematical and plasma physics, climate,
data assimilation, and computational science (http://people.physics.anu.edu.au/~jwl105/Pubs).
D. Mahecha conducts research on ecosystem-atmosphere
interactions and related topics. He investigates the potential of
novel data mining and time series analysis methods for exploring
multidimensional spatiotemporal Earth observations and in situ
monitoring data. He is particularly interested in nonlinear
dimensionality reduction, multivariate time series analysis,
and data assimilation. Publications available at http://www.bgc-jena.mpg.de/bgi/index.php/People/MiguelMahecha.
For assistance or additional information, contact Forrest Hoffman
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