Max Planck Gesellschaft

Workshop:


NOVEL DATA MINING STRATEGIES FOR EXPLORING

BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES AND BIOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTIONS


June 08-10, 2009 at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany



Idea

Regional and global observations of biogeochemical cycles, such as ecosystem-atmosphere fluxes or biospheric responses to climate, lead to high dimensional spatiotemporal data matrices. Environmental diagnostics and prognostics under non-stationary climate conditions require insight in the coupling of multiple data streams, posing novel problems to statistics and bioinformatics. Merging the expertise from relevant backgrounds is expected to allow the identification of common goals and open new methodological perspectives.

Please find here an elaborated outline of the workshop, the preliminary program and the abstracts of the contributions here: .pdf  Δ


Methodological aspects

  • Machine learning (pattern extraction, classification, nonlinear regression)
  • Dimensionality reduction, pattern visualization
  • Information measures, information transfer
  • Nonlinear multivariate time series analysis, synchronization


Environmental focus

  • Biogeochemical cycle data
  • Exchange fluxes of H2O, CO2, and energy
  • Interaction of the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere
  • Spatiotemporal monitoring of biological activity of the biosphere
  • Hypothesis generation, Empirical modeling, and Upscaling




Time line

  • 08-10.06.2009 WORKSHOP
  • 10.05.2009 FINAL PROGRAMME DUE
  • 08.05.2009 DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS



Organization

The format of the workshop is following the idea of a "round table" discussion. We invite you to present your ideas and relevant studies on the topic in talks, mini presentations or demonstrations. Please let us know the title and type of your contribution together with a short abstract (ca 400 words + illustrations if feasible) latest one month before the event takes place (08.05.2009). Key note lectures by Prof. Parveen Kumar (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois) and Prof. Jürgen Kurths (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) will help setting the stage.

Venue

The workshop will take place in the Institute which is easily reachable from Jena center by public transport. An short description how to reach the city and the institute from various airports and train stations can be found here:



Accommodation

We have made a hotel reservation for 30 people from Sun. 07-06 to Wed 10-06 (nice hotel in Jena center: Schwarzer Bär). If you plan to stay there please inform us and send us your travel plans (arrival and departure days) latest one month before the workshop takes place (08.05.2009).

Contact

Please contact any of the organizers for further information:

Miguel Mahecha

(mmahecha( AT )bgc.mpg.de)

Markus Reichstein

(mreichstein( AT )bgc.mpg.de)

Nuno Carvalhais

(ncarvalhais( AT )fct.unl.pt)

Mirco Migliacaca

(m.migliavacca1( AT )campus.unimib.it)




Preliminary list of participants (open and to be modified):

Abramowitz, Gab

Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Ahrends, Hella

Institute of Geography, University of Bern and ETH Zürich.

Atanasova, Nataša

Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana.

Barbosa, Susana

Instituto D. Luiz, University of Lisbon.

Brender, Pierre

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE), Paris.

Carvalhais, Nuno

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon.

Ciais, Philippe

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE), Paris.

Crucifix, Michel

Institut d'astronomie et de géophysique Georges Lemaître, Université catholique de Louvain.

Davin, Edouard

Land-Climate Interactions Group, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH, Zürich.

Donner, Reik

Dresden University of Technology.

Harmeling, Stefan

Department Empirical Inference, Max Planck Inst. for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen.

Häring, Tim

Bavarian agency for forestry, Weihenstephan.

Heimann, Martin

Dep. Biogeochem. Systems, Max Planck Inst. for Biogeochemistry, Jena.

Hothorn, Torsten

Institut for statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.

Janzing, Dominik

Department Empirical Inference, Max Planck Inst. for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen.

Jung, Martin

Biogeochem. Model-Data Integration Group, Max Planck Inst. for Bioegochemistry, Jena.

Kumar, Praveen

Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana.

Kurths, Jürgen

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam.

Lange, Holger

Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Aas.

Luyssaert, Sebastian

Dep. of Biology, University of Antwerp.

Mahecha, Miguel

Biogeochem. Model-Data Integration Group, Max Planck Inst. for Biogeochemistry, Jena.

Malik, Nishant

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam.

Migliavacca, Mirco

Dipartimento Scienze dell’Ambiente e del Territorio. Università Milano-Bicocca, Milan.

Moffat, Antje

Dep. Biogeochem. Systems, Max Planck Inst. for Biogeochemistry, Jena.

Orlowsky, Boris

Land-Climate Interactions Group, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH, Zürich.

Osipov, Grigory

Nizhny Novgorod University, Nizhny Novgorod.

Reichstein, Markus

Biogeochem. Model-Data Integration Group, Max Planck Inst. for Biogeochemistry, Jena.

Richardson, Andrew

Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham & Dept. of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.

Rust, Henning

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE), Paris.

Papale, Dario

DISAFRI, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo.

Schölkopf, Bernhard

Department Empirical Inference, Max Planck Inst. for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen.

Schröder, Boris

Inst. for Geoecology, University of Potsdam.

Strobl, Carolin

Institut for statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.

Sulkava, Mika

Laboratory of Computer and Information Science, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo.

van der Maaten, Laurens

Tilburg centre for Creative Computing, Tilburg University.


(the randomized workshop outline created by W O R D L E . N E T)


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