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2nd OpenWater symposium and workshops - September 16-17, 2013

Monday, 16 September, 2013 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 17 September, 2013 - 22:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
Symposium

 

Open source software and open access tools within the water domain

The OpenWater symposium aims at sharing experiences, tools, training materials and model codes  applicable in the water domain. Several open source tools are emerging and  initiatives are currently taken to initiate open standards and interfaces. OpenWater will be organised as a series of invited presentations, dedicated workshops, demos and oral / poster presentations.

Abstracts are welcomed in the following areas:
  • Interoperability and standards in the water domain
  • Repositories and SDI’s
  • Open source developments in water science
  • Open hardware
  • Open access training materials
  • Environmental modelling using open source tools
Deadlines

Deadline for extended abstracts has been changed to 24th of June, 2013
Abstracts for poster presentations can be sent by July 31st , 2013

Deadline for registration is September 1, 2013

Deadline for registration for oral presenters is July 1st, deadline for poster presentations is september 1st.

Please also check HYPE (HYdrological Predications for the Environment)  OSC workshop 18 September 2013!

I will attend the Open Water 2013 symposium
 

Programme

The OpenWater Symposium and Workshops are focused on the sharing of experiences to support increasing interoperability of new ICT based systems, systems of systems and standards in the water domain. Several initiatives are currently being undertaken to develop open standards and interfaces under GEO, OGC, OpenMI Association and many research projects around the world. OpenWater will be organised as a series of invited presentations, dedicated workshops, demos and oral/poster presentations.

Invited speakers

  • Alva Couch, Director of CUAHSI, USA
    Toward a Global Water Data Infrastructure: Lessons Learned and Future of the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System
     
  • Daniel Ames, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Open Source Tools for Hydrologic Data Management Sharing and Discovery: Introducing HydroDesktop and the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System
     
  • Anthony Lehmann, UNEP/University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Opening the Black Sea to data sharing
     
  • Youssef, Filali-Meknassi UNESCO, Namibia
    Making the implicit, explicit: The HOPE Initiative, an example of Water Cooperation
     

Sessions

  • Session 1 & 2: Model development
  • Session 3: Data and monitoring
  • Session 4: Data infrastructures
  • Session 5: Model integration
  • Session 6: Model application and uncertainty

Social events

Call for abstracts

OpenWater abstracts are welcome in the following areas: 

  • Interoperability and standards in the water domain
  • Repositories and SDI’s
  • Open source developments in water science
  • Open hardware
  • Open access training materials
  • Environmental modelling using open source tools

Deadline for extended abstracts has been changed to 24th of June, 2013

Abstracts for poster presentations can be sent by July 31st , 2013

Submission of abstracts

Travel / hotel information

Travel

You can find information on the location of Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the campus of Etterbeek

VUB rooms

A limited number of guest rooms from the VUB are available. Rates are between 25-30 euro for a single room and 34-38 euro for a double room.

Committee members

Scientific committee:

  • Hans van der Kwast, UNESCO-IHE, NL
  • Daniel Ames,  Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
  • Ann van Griensven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE
  • Okke Batelaan, Flinders University, AU
  • Andreja Jonoski, UNESCO-IHE, NL
  • Gregory Giuliani, University of Geneva/UNEP, CH
  • Giorgio Boni, CIMA Research Foundation, IT
  • Peter Vanrolleghem, Universite Laval, CA
  • Stijn Van Hoey, Ghent University/VITO, BE
  • Julien Lhomme, HR Wallingford, UK
  • Chris Mannaerts, ITC, TUTwente, NL
  • Andrea Emilio Rizolli, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, CH
  • Liu Yongbo, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Willy Bauwens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE

Organising committee:

Please book quickly through openwater.vub@gmail.com.

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