18th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2018.

Author and Presenter Instructions

The 18th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences.

Topics Covered

Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:

  • AI techniques applied to environmental science;
  • AI techniques for decision support;
  • AI techniques for extreme weather and risk assessment;
  • AI techniques for numerical weather predictions;
  • AI applied to airborne or space-borne earth observation datasets;
  • Applications of artificial intelligence in the coastal environment;
  • Artificial intelligence and climate: impact and opportunities;
  • Artificial and computational intelligence and its applications to the environmental sciences poster session;
  • How can AI/stat models be interpreted physically
  • Scalable operational artificial intelligence applications with Python.
  • Machine Learning Techniques for Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction Models

Themed Joint Session:

  • Big data, big computing, bigger science: Earth data for AI (Joint with the Ninth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python and the Fifth Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water and Climate

Environet: the ImageNet for Environmental Sciences - Panel Discussion

This panel discussion focuses on the development of project EnviroNet: an ImageNet analog for environmental sensing data and a global challenge to benchmark progress of artificial intelligence (AI) in addressing planetary boundaries we are on the verge of exceeding. The panel will include world leading representatives working at the cutting-edge of industry, universities, startups and government labs in AI and geosciences. The goal of the discussion is to seek input on where the AI field is at present, and the progress necessary over the next 30 years to address major challenges in meteorology and geoscientific fields before we push the planet into an unsustainable state. The panel and audience will provide their perspective on EnviroNet dataset and challenge design considerations that could maximise engagement with the wider communities, leading to progress on pressing global problems that bridge gaps across AI, geosciences and meteorology.




Student Award Opportunities

Three travel grants (worth $200 each) are available to support students attendance at the AMS Annual Meeting.  A short written statement (no more than one page) declaring financial need or circumstance, relevance of research to the conference, and how a student will benefit from attending the conference will be required. Students who would like to be considered should email program chair Philippe Tissot (Philippe.Tissot@tamucc.edu) and enter "18AI Student Travel Support Application" as the subject line.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs, Philippe Tissot (philippe.tissot@tamucc.edu), Amy McGovern (amcgovern@ou.edu) and David John Gagne (email: dgagne@ucar.edu).