Climate Informatics -  Conferences, Workshops and Related Journals


Below are some workshops and conferences related to climate informatics. 

If you know of other meetings in this area, please let us know so that we can include them!

The meetings below are grouped into two categories, self-contained meetings and meetings that are part of a larger (parent) conference.





Self-contained meetings



1) Climate Informatics Workshops

Upcoming / Most recent event:
Climate Informatics 2014 -- The Fourth International Workshop on Climate Informatics (Sept 25-26, 2014, NCAR, Boulder, CO)

Wiki and past events:
Climate Informatics 2013 -- The Third International Workshop on Climate Informatics (Sept 26-27, 2013, NCAR, Boulder, CO)
Climate Informatics 2012 -- The Second International Workshop on Climate Informatics   (Sept 2012, NCAR, Boulder, CO)           
Climate Informatics 2011 -- The First International Workshop on Climate Informatics (Aug 2011, New York, NY)
Climate Informatics Wiki



2) Expeditions in Computing: Understanding Climate Change - A Data Driven Approach (University of Minnesota)


Upcoming / Most recent event:
Fourth Workshop on Understanding Climate Change from Data  (Jun 30-July 2, 2014, NCAR, Boulder, CO)
Past events:
Third Workshop on Understanding Climate Change from Data  (August 2013, University of Minnesota)
Annual workshop (2011, 2012)  (University of Minnesota)



3) Workshop on Econometric Applications in Climatology

Upcoming / Most recent event:
1st International Workshop on Econometric Applications in Climatology (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, June 5-7, 2013)
Past events:   none



4) Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding (CIDU)

Upcoming / Most recent event:  
Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding 2012 (CIDU)   (Oct 2012, NCAR, Boulder, CO)       
Past events:
WikiCFP - CIDU: Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding

Topics covered:  Applications in Earth & Environmental Systems, Space Science, and Aerospace & Engineering Systems


5) SAMSI/NCAR Workshop on Massive Datasets in Environment and Climate

Most recent event:  
SAMSI/NCAR Workshop on Massive Datasets in Environment and Climate   (Feb 13-15, 2013, NCAR, Boulder, CO)       
Past events:   none



6) Climate 2013 - The next generation of climate models and knowledge discoveries through the extreme high-performance simulations and big data

Most recent event:  
Climate 2013  (Mar 20-22, 2013, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, by invitation only)       
Past events:   none


Meetings that are part of a parent conference



1) Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Climate Data (ClimKD)


Parent Conference: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)


Assocation:  IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)


Upcoming / Most recent events:  No events found since 2011.  Discontinued?

Past events:
First IEEE ICDM Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Climate Data (ClimKD 2009 -- Dec 2009)
Second IEEE ICDM Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Climate Data (ClimKD 2010 -- Dec 2010)
Third IEEE ICDM Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Climate Data (ClimKD 2011 -- Dec 2011)



2) Climate Knowledge Discovery Workshop


Parent conference:  Supercomputing Conference and various European meetings


Upcoming / Most recent event:  (No event found since 2012.  Discontinued?)
        

          Climate Knowledge Discovery Session -- European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (Apr 7-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria) -- WITHDRAWN !
4th Climate Knowledge Discovery Workshop at Supercomputing '12   (November 2012, Salt Lake City)

Community project + past events: 
Climate Knowledge Discovery community project page
This series of meetings tends to have two meetings per years, alternating between Europe and the US (see community project page above for more info): 
1st Workshop:  March 2011, Hamburg, Germany
2nd Workshop: at Supercomputing '11, November 2011, Seattle, USA
3rd Workshop: Complex networks: Theory and methods applied to geophysical systems - at EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2012
4th Workshop:  at Supercomputing '11, November 2012, Salt Lake City, USA



3) Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences


Parent Conference: Annual AMS meeting

Association: AMS (American Meteorological Society)

Upcoming / Most recent events:
12th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences (Feb 2014, Atlanta, GA)
11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences (Jan 2013, Austin, TX)



4) Workshop on Data Mining in Earth System Science
   
Parent conference: International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS)


Upcoming / Most recent event:
Fifth Workshop on Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMESS 2014)  (Cairns, Australia, June 10-12, 2014)

Past events:
Fourth Workshop on Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMESS 2013)  (Barcelona, Spain, June 5-7, 2013)
Previous Workshops on Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMES)

Previous workshops were in Lousiana, USA (2009), Singapore (2011) and Omaha, USA (2012)



5) Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data (SensorKDD)

Parent conference:
ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Assocation: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

Upcoming / Most recent event:
No event in 2013.  No details known yet for 2014.
Past events:
6th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data (SensorKDD 2012)     (August 2012, Beijing, China)

Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data - all previous events



6) Knowledge Discovery from Earth Observation Data

Parent conference:  8th Conference on IMAGE INFORMATION MINING

Focus of 2012 conference:  Knowledge Discovery from Earth Observation Data

Most recent event:  No event found since 2012.
Image Information Mining Conference: Knowledge Discovery from Earth Observation Data (ESA-EUSC 2012)    (Oct 2012, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)



7) Special Track on Computational Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence

Parent conference:  Annual AAAI conference

Association: AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)

Upcoming event:
Special Track on Computational Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence, AAAI-2013, Bellevue, Washington USA, July 1418, 2013. 
Abstracts due:  Jan 19, 2013     Papers due:  Jan 22, 2013
Past event:
Special track at AAAI-2012



8) Special Theme "AI and Computational Sustainability"

Parent conference:  IJCAI 2013 - 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Upcoming event:
IJCAI 2013,  (Beijing, China, August 3-9, 2013)



9) PolarCube: Advancing Science at the Poles Through the Integration of Cyber-Infrastucture and Polar Research

Parent conference:  AGU Annual Meeting

Assocation: AGU (American Geophysical Union)

Upcoming event:
PolarCube: Advancing Science at the Poles Through the Integration of Cyber-Infrastucture and Polar Research (Dec 6, 2012, 12.00-13.30)



10) Machine learning in Geoscience applications - special session at IAMG 2013

Parent conference:  IAMG Annual Meeting

Assocation: IAMG ( International Association for Mathematical Geosciences)

Upcoming event:
Session 5 - Machine learning in Geoscience applications  at IAMG 2013   (Madrid, Spain, Sept 2-6, 2013, Madrid)
Abstracts due: Feb 1, 2013
Past events:   none


Related Journals and Special Issues


1) Call for Papers - Earth Science Informatics Challenges

   Journal:
Earthzine.org  (2014 Quarterly Theme Issue 1)
   Publisher:  IEEE-sponsored online scientific journal
   Submission:  Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2014.
   Website   Call for papers (pdf-file)




2) New journal:  Journal of complex networks


   Journal: Journal of complex networks
   Publisher: Oxford University Press
   Comment: May be relevant for researchers in climate networks
  


3) Inaugural topical issue: Frontiers in Computational Physics: "Modeling the Earth System" 

  
Journal: Elsevier - The Journal of Computational Physics
   Call for papers to the inaugural topical issue on "Frontiers in Computational Physics: Modeling the Earth System''

   Submission deadline for inaugural issue:  May 20, 2013 (closed)
  
Submission: open for other issues.




4) Special Issue Applications of Information Theory in the Geosciences 


    Journal:  Entropy  Open Access Journal
    About the journal:  Entropy, an international and interdisciplinary open access journal of entropy and information studies, is published by MDPI online monthly.
    Impact factor: 1.183 (2011)
    Submission deadline:  January 21, 2013 (closed)


 Clearly, the list of journals is fairly incomplete - just started it.  Please send me your suggestions for journals to include.



This list is maintained by Imme Ebert-Uphoff

Last updated: April 2014.