Call for Participation: The International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems
ISESS is encouraging submissions from the human factors research community for the upcoming conference in Prague.
Environmental Information Systems (EIS) are an important factor in environmental research, decision support, management and policy. Environmental Informatics (or Enviromatics) is a maturing subject with interdisciplinary roots. The application of information and communication technology (ICT) to the environment is emerging as one of great importance as the health of our planet gains priority on research agendas.
ISESS, the International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, was initiated in 1995 as a forum in which to present and discuss the fundamentals, progress and actual trends in this area in terms of methods, tools and state-of-the-art applications. Over the years, it has also evolved into an important networking tool for academics, environmental professionals, and other interested parties. ISESS is a series organized by Environmental Informatics Institute, on behalf of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), WG 5.11 “Computers and Environment”.
Modelling is an important aspect of enviromatics, but it is not the only one. Ultimately, environmental information must be put into people's hands so that they can make decisions. Answering the question of how best to involve stakeholders so that they can access the information they need and put it to use in a satisfying manner is a topic of ongoing research. Contributions are sought for a special session of ISESS on human factors in enviromatics, to be held in Prague, May 22-27, 2007. Topics include, but are not limited to: usability analyses, decision psychology, task analyses, human-computer interface design, and human performance evaluation. Please contact session co-chairs, Daryl Hepting or Steven Frysinger for more information.
Please send your abstract of 300 words on or before November 5, 2006. Only electronic submissions IN PDF FORMAT are accepted. Please send your electronic PDF submission to the conference manager, Linda Robson. Only abstracts sent to this email address, in PDF format will be reviewed. Acceptance will be based on the abstracts and authors will be informed by December 3, 2006. Final versions of accepted papers AND registration of one author per accepted paper must be submitted before February 25, 2007. These papers will included in a pre-conference publication, tentatively under an IFIP ISBN. --
Daryl H. Hepting, Ph.D.
Computer Science Department
CW 308.22 University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Steven P. Frysinger, Ph.D.
Integrated Science and Technology Department
Computer Science Department Director
Environmental Information Systems Program
Environmental Management Program Center for Environment, Health and Safety
James Madison University College of Integrated Science and Technology