Workshop 10 - FEIDSS '04
1st International Workshop on Forest and Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems


Monday, August 30, 2004


Invited Presentations



Using Forest Inventory Data and Geographic Information Systems to Support Forest Management Decisionmaking

Ronald E. McRoberts,  Patrick D. Miles, R. James Barbour, Krista M. Gebert, Greg C. Liknes.   USDA Forest Service.



Accessing and Extending the Utility of United States Forest Inventory Data

Patrick D. Miles, Ronald E. McRoberts, Kenneth E. Skog, Wayne D. Shepper, John S. Vissage, Bryce J. Stokes.  USDA Forest Service.


Session 1        Fire Information and Decision Support Systems.



A Study of Forest Fire Danger Prediction System in Japan

Kohyu Satoh* , Song Weiguo** and K.T. Yang**

*National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Tokyo, Japan

**University of Science and Technology of China,

** University of Notre Dame,  USA.



Dynamic Resource Allocation For Forest Fire Risk Management

Paolo Fiorucci, Francesco Gaetani, Riccardo Minciardi, Roberto Sacil, Eva Trasforini. CIMA Universitŕ di Genova, Italy.



Remfiresat, Real Time Emergency Management for Forest Fire Services via


Jesús Gonzalo, Susana Martínez, Gonzalo Martín

INSA, Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales, Spain.


14:00 – 15:00    Lunch


Session 2        Holistic Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems



Requirements and Design of an Integrated European Environmental Information & Communication System (IEEICS)

Keith Rennolls1, Tim Richards2, Alex Fedorec1, Moh Ibrahim1, Kevin McManus1, Alun Butler1

1CMS,University of Greenwich, London SE10 9LS,

2Conservation Technology Ltd



Models and Tools for an Integrated European Environmental Management and Decision Support System, (IEEMDSS).

Keith Rennolls1, Tim Richards2, Alex Fedorec1,

Moh Ibrahim1, Kevin McManus1, Alun Butler1

1CMS,University of Greenwich, London SE10 9LS

2Conservation Technology Ltd




The Walloon Spatial Data Infrastructure project (INFRASIG) : State of Progress.

Christine Farcy1, J-P. Kinnaert2, F. Leruth2

1Forest Sciences Laboratory (EFOR), U.C.L, Louvain, Belgium.

2Ministčre de la Région wallonne - Direction Générale des Pouvoirs Locaux - Direction du Contrôle et des Études, Namur, Belgique


16:30 – 17:00    Coffee Break


Session 3        Other FEIDSS Papers



A general decision model for a sustainable groundwater planning

Michela Robba, Riccardo Minciardi, Roberto Sacile

DIST-Department of Communication, Computer and System Sciences,  University of Genova, Italy.



Innovation diffusion: predicting success of system development

Alan Thomson1, Mandy Haggith2 Ravi Prabhu3.

1Canadian Forest Service;  2worldforests, Scotland, 3CIFOR, Indonesia.



Metadata Integration Framework for managing forest heterogeneous information resources.      

Thanh Binh Nguyen1 and Moh Ibrahim2

1IUFRO, Vienna, Austria, 2University of Greenwich, UK..



FEIDSS Open (recorded) Discussion, and Recommendations

(Chair K. Rennolls)

18:00 – 19:00


For a transcript of the discussions and recommendations see the FEIDSS web page: