SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Friedrich Recknagel, The University of Adelaide, Australia (Chair)
  • George Arhonditsis, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Elisabeth Arnaud, Bioversity International, France
  • Sandro Bimonte, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, IRSTEA, France
  • Bassem Bouaziz, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Bert Bredeweg, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alexander Brenning Friedrich, Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • Simon Brewer, University of Utah, USA
  • Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Germany
  • Jonathan Chase, German Center for integrative Biodiversity Research and University of Halle, Germany
  • Tae-Soo Chon, Ecology & Future Research Association (EnFRA), Republic of Korea
  • Thomas Clemen, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Joachim Denzler, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
  • Michael Diepenbroek, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Michel Dreyfus, Instituto Nacional de la Pesca, Mexico
  • Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Dag Endresen, GBIF Norway, UiO Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Shinji Fukuda, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
  • Peter Goethals, University of Gent, Belgium
  • Corinna Gries, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Anton Güntsch, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin, Germany
  • Alex Hardisty, Cardiff University, UK
  • Klaus Joehnk, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • Clement Jonquet, University of Montpellier – LIRMM, France
  • Naouel Karam, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Jens Kattge, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • R Jaishanker (Chair)
  • Sajeev C Rajan (Co-Chair)
  • Athira K (Co-Chair)
  • Anjaly Unnikrishnan (Co-Chair)
  • Vishnu M (Co-Chair)
  • Sooraj N P (Co-Chair)
  • Sarojkumar V (Co-Chair)
  • Lijimol Dominic (Co-Chair)
  • Subin Mathew (Co-Chair)

  • Birgitta König-Ries, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
  • Kyriakos Kritikos, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
  • Ingolf Kühn, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany
  • Keping Ma, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Miguel Mahecha, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
  • Ibrahim Moawad, Ain shams university, Egypt
  • Mark O’Connell, University of Gloucestershire, UK
  • Ilia Ostrovsky, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Israel
  • Young-Seuk Park, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
  • Henrique Pereira, German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research and GEOBON, Germany
  • Francois Pinet, French Research Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Cemagref), France
  • Chen Qjuwen, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China
  • Santanu Ray, Visva-Bharati University, India
  • Duccio Rocchini, University of Trento, Italy
  • Michele Scardi, Tor Vergata University, Italy
  • Mark Schildhauer, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), USA
  • Bernhard Seeger, University of Marburg, Germany
  • Taysir Soliman, Assiut University, Egypt
  • Lirong Song,The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Concetto Spampinato, DIEEI, University of Catania, Italy
  • Richard Stafford, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Antonino Staiano, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
  • Nicole Van Dam, German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Germany
  • Ramona Walls, CyVerse, University of Arizona, USA
  • Peter Whigham, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Jitendra Gaikwad, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
  • Saji Gopinath, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala, India
  • R Jaishanker, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala, India

Theme I: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS:FROM DATA TO KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY
i. Ecological Data: Collection and Analysis
Scope - Terrestrial/ Aquatic/Atmospheric; Platforms - Space/ Ground/ Near ground airborne (drone); Scale- Molecular/Species level/ landscape/ecosystem/ biome; Mode I: Electro-optical/Opto-electronic/ mechanical; Mode II: Automated/ Operated; Purpose - Climate change/ Ecological Resileince/ Conservation/ Change detection/ Disaster management/ Natural Resource Management/Invasion studies/ Urban studies/ Micro-gravity studies/ Human animal conflict; Analysis with emphasis on technique; Statistical computation (Bayesian computing, randomization, bootstrapping, Monte Carlo techniques, stochastic process, etc.); Spatial Analysis; Agent-based modeling; Individual-based modeling; Artificial Neural Networks; Cellular automata; Bio inspired computing; Data visualisation; Small data
ii. Disruptive Technologies in Ecological Science
Analysis with emphasis on technology; Machine learning; Artificial Intelligence; Cloud computing; IoT Technology/ Mobile devices and apps; Virtual reality; Blockchain; Semantic web; Swarm theory; In silico approaches in Ecology; Crop growth models
iii. Analytical Suites (corporate/ open source)
Digital Image processing; Spectral Analysis; Acoustic Analysis; Spatial Modelling; Change Detection Tools; Species identification; Web Mapping Services; Image Format Conversion Tools; Mapping and Visualisation; Volunteered Environmental Information; Visualizing Pathogen & Environmental Risk; Computational Suites
Theme II: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS:FROM DISCOVERY TO PERSUATION
i. Ecosystem, Economic System and Information System
Decision Support Systems; Economic valuation of ecosystem services
ii. Civic Ecology
Cognition: Learning and memory; Participatory Research; Conservation Psychology; Environmental forensics; Behavious Change Agents; Biopiracy; Computer aided persuasion
iii. Ecological Engineering
Habitat reconstruction; Bioengineering; Restoration ecology; Reclamation ecology; Ecotechnology; Synthetic ecology; Phytoremediation; Bioengineering; Bioprospecting; Ecosystem Engineering and Services; Ecological network analysis
Theme III: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS:SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION
i. Futurecasting Research and Pedagogy in Ecological Informatics
Virtual reality; Augmented reality; “next‐generation” ecological data; Biotic gaming; Next - generation ecological monitoring; smart environments; Green Economy; Plant and animal systematics – new approaches; Trade network model; Virtual water trade; Computing education; Environmetal Ethics; Climate Startegies and Targets; IPCC Targets / REDD+/SDGs; Pollinator strategies
ii. Science Communication and Policy
Digital technologies in Science communication; Digital platforms for Documentations; Multimedia in Ecology and Environment
iii. Case Studies in Ecological Informatics