37th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 31 August 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

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Call for Papers

  • Advancements Supporting Significant Weather Impact Management of Airport Landside and Airside Ground Operations
    • Topics of interest for this joint session include technologies such as weather forecast systems, decision support systems, observing instruments and networks, traffic management systems, and information about road conditions;environmental hazards such as snow, ice, lightning, heavy precipitation, flooding, high wind, low visibility, and hydroplaning; effects on airside infrastructure such as airport runways, tarmacs, de-icing pads; and on landside components such as parking lots and access roads.
  • Applying GIS Techniques to Analyze and Communicate Weather and Climate Impacts
    • GIS technology gives the user almost limitless potential to analyze and contextualize data from different sectors to provide insight into weather and climate patterns and impacts. This session will focus on two areas: 1) using local and cloud-based tools for the analysis; 2) sharing those analyses in using Python notebooks or web applications to engage our communities.
  • AWIPS System Updates
    • This session consists of oral presentations on the status of AWIPS development, implementation and use. Development organizations are encouraged to present the status of their own work as it applies to the overall program. We would also like to invite presentations from the user point of view.
  • Data in, Information out: Crowdsourcing and Other Tools for Data Gathering
    • This session covers crowd sourcing within a variety of environments and dives into the links between wireless communications, the proliferation of mobile technologies, cloud computing, and other data transformations.
  • Developing Cloud-based Tools for Data Analysis and Archival
    • This session will delve into the growing use of cloud hosting solutions applied to benefit the environmental sciences and specifically applications for data analysis, visualization and archiving environmental information. This session encourages submissions on these topics, focusing on how submitters are incorporating cloud-based applications into their work, what they have done, and what advantages this approach has provided to their efforts.
  • EIPT Posters
    • Posters from all EIPT topic areas.
  • FAIR and Open Data within the Atmospheric Sciences
    • In this session, we invite submissions that discuss projects, initiatives, and ideas that advance community understanding of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) Data and Open Data within the atmospheric and related sciences. We welcome technical, policy, and community-focused submissions on a range of topics related to facilitating transparency and reproducibility of science, including: data discoverability, metadata creation and management, data and metadata formats, data provenance tracking, data distribution and storage, and other relevant topics.
  • Interagency Coordination within the Federal Weather Enterprise
    • Federal government agencies active in meteorological services and supporting research describe existing and planned programs, projects and coordination mechanisms which involve multiple government agencies, and aim to increase overall effectiveness within the Federal Weather Enterprise. The session will begin with a description of the recently established Inter-agency Committee for Advancing Weather Services mandated in the Weather Act of 2017 and the changes it brought to the Federal Weather Enterprise Coordinating Structure.
  • International Hazards - What's the risk?
    • This session invites presentations that explore how the environmental science and data capabilities at our disposal are being integrated with multi-sectorial datasets (e.g. civil protection, health, transport, energy, communications etc) and translated into the next generation of multi-hazard impact-based risk assessments, forecasts and warnings.
  • Life on the Edge: edge computing and the Internet of Things for environmental information processing
    • With the increasing use of constellations of sensors and more and more observations being processed at the point of collection, this session explores the use of the Internet of Things to gather data and edge computing to process data. An example of this kind of technology is the Smart Great Lakes project (https://www.glos.us/smartgreatlakes/) . Topics in this session might include: the deployment of IoT sensors for the collection of environmental data, techniques for processing data at the point of collection, integrating new data sources with existing data architectures, the use of the cloud to gather and disseminate data,and information ecosystems based on smart technologies.
  • Meeting Data Stewardships Needs for Heterogeneous Earth and Atmospheric Science Data
    • The intent of this session is to provide a forum for discussing data stewardship and management best practices for heterogeneous Earth and atmospheric science data. This  session seeks submissions that highlight efforts to develop flexible data management plans; to more accurately describe data via metadata and data formats; to more consistently and thoroughly document data methods and quality; and to make data more openly accessible and discoverable.
  • Quasi-Operational Products You Can Use Now - The View From The Dry and Wet Side
    • This session aims to bring attention to those applications, technologies, or techniques that are well advanced with respect to the Technology Readiness Level continuum. These applications, technologies, or techniques have not yet been made officially operational by organizations such as the National Weather Service or the National Ocean Service, but are being produced regularly in an "operational like" manner and made available as a sustained service for general use.
  • Radar Technologies and Applications
    • These sessions are devoted to current and next generation weather radars, with emphasis on radar meteorology science, weather radar applications, weather radar signal processing, weather radar prototype developments, experimental weather radar data collections, and essentially all radar meteorological algorithms. Presentations about advanced radar technologies, including phased array radars, polarimetry, multi-function scan strategies, retrieval algorithms, signal processing for clutter rejection, etc. will be a focus of these sessions.
  • Services Update for Weather Agencies (Joint with Special Symposium on Global and Mesoscale Models)
    • This session allows federal agencies with weather-related activities and missions to present the current state of their operations and development. Priority will be given to authors contacted by the Conference Committee. 
  • Software Engineering and Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Processing
    • Presentations in this session will explore general software engineering best practices and technologies behind successful cyberinfrastructure implementations.
  • UAS sensing technology development and its use in developing weather guidance for manned and unmanned flight
    • Topics to be covered in this session include those that characterize the latest developments in UAS sensing capabilities as well as studies that use UAS data to improve weather guidance to support manned and/or unmanned flight operations.
  • Visualization Techniques for Climatology and Meteorology with New Data
    • This session welcomes contributions from research fields such as scientific visualization, information visualization or visual analytics that are applicable to data sets from climatology, meteorology or related disciplines, and how those new systems and datasets can be best described to, for example, educators.
  • Weather Advice Incorporated within Computer-augmented Decision Assistance
    • Weather imposes constraints on human activity. As a consequence, most decision-makers/planners seek weather awareness and endeavor to mitigate or eliminate the impact weather may have on what they are wanting to do. This session explores topics regarding the complexity in how uncertainty is represented and handled; how to visualize hyper-dimensional weather impacts; etc.
  • Weather and Roads – Strengthening Engagements with Communities
    • This session is focused on the impacts of weather and climate hazards on the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of surface transportation networks and infrastructure. Moreover, it is imperative to understand the needs of various communities ranging from the general public, supply chain management, transportation agencies, forecasters, and beyond in addressing these impacts.

Joint Sessions

  • The Earth Prediction Innovation Center – Enabling a community-based approach to advance NWP (Joint with HPC, R2O, AI, and Python)
  • Services Update for Weather Agencies (Joint with Special Symposium on Global and Mesoscale Models)

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Scott Jacobs (email: [email protected]) and Tiffany Vance (email: [email protected]).