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Special Session
Special Session on
Applications of Modeling and Simulation to Climatic Change and Environmental Sciences
 - MSCCEC 2013

29 - 31 July, 2013 - Reykjavík, Iceland

Within the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - SIMULTECH 2013


Francisco Mugica
Brief Bio
Francisco Mugica is an Energy Engineering from the “Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana” (UAM), Mexico. He received a master degree on Computer Science in 1984 from the “Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey”, Mexico. In 1995 he received the Ph.D. degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. From 2003 to 2009 was the head of the Center of Studies in Communication and Educational Technologies (CECTE) of the International Latin-American Institute of Educative Communication (ILCE), Mexico. Afterwards he became a researcher and computer science teacher at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). His current research is focused on the development of soft computing methodologies for modeling, simulate and control complex dynamical systems. His application interests are distance education, biomedicine and atmospheric sciences. He worked as a researcher in the “Departamento de Energía Nuclear” of the “Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas” and in the “Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada” (CICATA) of the “Instituto Politécnico Nacional” (IPN), both in Mexico. He has been the leadership of several research projects and published a large number of scientific publications.
Carlos Gay
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Brief Bio
Carlos Gay is the coordinator of the UNAM Climate Change Research Program, Mexico’s City Climate Change Virtual Center, and the Climate Change and Radiation of UNAM’s Atmospheric Sciences Center. He is also President of the Consultative Council on climate change of the Inter-secretariats Commission for climate change, and a COP 16 academic Subcommittee member in support of Mexico´s government.
Angela Nebot
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Brief Bio
Àngela Nebot received her Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She is Associate Professor in the computer science department in the same University and the head of the Soft Computing (SOCO) research group of the UPC. Her current research interests include fuzzy, neuro-fuzzy and genetic-fuzzy systems. The application areas include medicine, biology, atmospheric sciences and e_learning.


The main objective of the session is to provide a forum to disseminate and discuss recent and significant research efforts in climate change and atmospheric sciences applications in modeling and simulation based on Computational Intelligence which have significant impact to society.

New, unusual and hybrid approaches used to deal with such applications are particularly encouraged. The session is therefore open to high quality submissions from researchers who should present original research and applications including innovative results.

Such applications could utilize the following topic areas of computational intelligence (but are not limited to):

• Genetic Computational Intelligence Systems including adaptive, hierarchical, evolutionary, neural and nature-inspired systems
• Hybrid systems of computational intelligence techniques
• Fuzzy optimization and design, decision analysis and support
• Fuzzy data analysis - clustering and classifiers, pattern recognition, bio-informatics
• Knowledge discovery, learning, reasoning, agents, knowledge representation
• Neural network theory & models
• Learning and adaptation Pattern recognition
• Neural control Hybrid systems
• Evolutionary neural systems Self-aware systems
• Complex systems Data mining and intelligent systems
• Constraint and uncertainty systems and applications
• Application optimization, decision analysis, decision making, multi-criteria decision making
• Applications of data mining/knowledge discovery techniques to improve understanding of environmental science datasets

Special Session Program Committee

François Cellier, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
María García, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Benjamín Martínez-López, UNAM, Mexico
Ivan Ortiz, Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático UNAM, Mexico
Christopher Stephens, Departamento de Gravitación y Teoría de Campos, Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Germán Vera, Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico