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Final Program
   Sunday, November 25
TerraME Course
Dr. Tiago G. S. Carneiro, Dr. Laercio M. Namikawa

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TerraME is a development environment for spatial dynamical modelling that supports the concepts of nested cellular automata (nested-CA). TerraME uses a spatial database for data storage and retrieval. A spatial dynamic model is a model whose locations are independent variables. The outcomes of these models are maps that depict the spatial distribution of a pattern or of a continuous variable. TerraME enables simulation in two-dimensional cellular spaces. Among the typical applications of TerraME are land change and hydrological models.

This tutorial provides an introduction to the basic features of TerraME. For a full description, see [1]. The tutorial has four parts. In section 2, we present the TerraME architecture. In section 3, we present the basic commands of the TerraME programming language. In section 4, we show an example of using TerraME for hydrological modelling. In section 5, we show an example of land change modelling. Before using this tutorial, the reader should first install TerraME. Readers interested in an introduction to the principles of modelling should refer to [2] or [3].

1. Carneiro, T., Nested-CA: a foundation for multiscale modeling of land use and land change., in PhD Thesis in Computer Science. 2006, National Institute for Space Research: São José dos Campos, Brazil. p. 109.

2. Odum, H.T., Systems Ecology: An Introduction. 1983, March: John Wiley and Sons.

3. Zeigler, B.P., T.G. Kim, and H. Praehofer, Theory of modeling and simulation. 2005, Orlando, FL, USA: Academic Press, Inc.
S1 - Digital Image Processing
Chair: Dr. Lúbia Vinhas
Improvements to Expectation-Maximization Approach for Unsupervised Classication of Remote Sensing Data
Thales Korting, Luciano Dutra, Leila Fonseca, Guaraci Erthal, Felipe Silva

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S2 - User Interactions / Applications
Chair: Dra. Claudia Bauzer Medeiros
Continuous Interaction with TDK: Improving the User Experience in Terralib
Marcelo Metello, Mário Vera, Melissa Lemos, Leone Masiero, Marcelo Carvalho

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The Development of a Large Scale Geospatial Telecommunications Application Independent from GIS Proprietary Mechanisms
Eliane Dias, Geovane Magalhães, Grace Silva

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Invited Talk 1 - Dr. Andrea Rodriguez
Universidad de Concepción, Chile Learning to live with spatial inconsistencies
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Spatial consistency defines admissible values of spatial data in database and information systems. Although this is a desirable and usually enforced property of geographic information systems, inconsistency in geographic information systems is not necessarily an exception, but a common situation we have to live with. Multiple examples are found around spatial global systems that access multiple and heterogeneous spatial local databases. This talk raises issues about inconsistency handling, which aims at manipulating data despite the fact that databases or information systems may contain inconsistency information. Instead of focusing on modeling and reasoning about consistency, it discusses what we can do when inconsistency exists. The talk takes a database perspective to define consistency in geographic information and concentrates on spatial constraints (topo-semantic and geometric constraints) that describe the valid states of spatial databases. The talk discusses traditional database approaches and their limitations in the context of geographic information. It also proposes to combine structural, functional, and semantics characteristics of spatial information for handling inconsistency.
S3 - Ontology / Spatial Databases
Chair: Cirano Iochpe
Towards a Geographic Ontology Reference Model for Matching Purposes
Guillermo Hess, Cirano Iochpe, Silvana Castano

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Approximate String Matching for Geographic Names and Personal Names
Clodoveu Davis, Emerson Salles

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Trajectory Data Warehouses: Proposal of Design and Application to Exploit Data
Fernando Jose Braz

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Ecologically-aware Queries for Biodiversity Research
Celso Gomes, Claudia Medeiros

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S4 - Image Analysis / Applications
Chair: Dr. Clodoveu Davis, Jr.
Construção de Mosaicos Georreferenciados Usando Imagens Aéreas de Pequeno Formato para SIG
Natal Henrique Cordeiro, Bruno Motta de Carvalho, Luiz Marcos Garcia Gonçalves

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Análise da Complexidade de Texturas em Imagens Urbanas Utilizando Dimensão Fractal
André Backes, Adriana Bruno, Mauro Barros, Odemir Bruno

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Utilização de Imagens de Sensoriamento Remoto de Alta Resolução para Realizar a Contagem de Copas em Povoamento de Eucalyptus spp.
Frederico Reis, Luciano Oliveira, Luis Marcelo Carvalho

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Integração do SGBD Oracle Spatial e do Google Earth para disponibilizar informações relacionadas ao Inventário Florestal de Minas Gerais
Samuel R. de Sales Campos, Adriana Zanella Martinhago, Thomaz Oliveira, Luca Egas Pietro, Ronaldo da Silva, Aleksander França, Ivayr Farah Netto

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   Tuesday, November 27
S5 - Distributed GIS / GIS and Internet
Chair: Marcelo Tílio
Federated Spatial Cursors
Nazario Cipriani, Matthias Grossmann, Daniela Nicklas, Bernhard Mitschang

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A Service-Oriented Architecture for Progressive Transmission of Maps
David Costa, Mario Teixeira, Anselmo Paiva, Claudio Baptista

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An Instance-based Approach for Matching Export Schemas of Geographical Database Web Services
Daniela Brauner, Chantal Intrator, João Carlos Freitas, Marco Casanova

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Desenvolvimento de SIG para Web utilizando MDA
Carlos Mello, Geraldo Zimbrão, Jano Souza

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O projeto WebMAPS: desafios e resultados
Carla Macario, Claudia Medeiros, Rodrigo Senra

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Invited Talk 2 - Dra. Dina Q Goldin
Brown University, EUA
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Networks of autonomous sensors can be embedded in a variety of spatial environments, such as airports, highway stretches, forests, or even the ocean. They enable the monitoring of environments for a wide variety of applications, from security to biological. Desirable properties for these networks include scalability, transparency to the users, and real-time response. Sensor networks with these properties exemplify the pervasive computing paradigm that is expected to become central in the 21st century. For many applications, the ability to query sensor networks in an ad hoc fashion will be key to their usefulness. Rather than re-engineering the network for every task, ad hoc querying allows the same network to process any of a broad class of queries, by expressing these queries in a variant of SQL. Transparency is achieved by giving the user a single point of access to the network (the server), and by focusing on query primitives that are independent of the exact number and routing configuration of the sensors in the network (to achieve scalability). In essence, the network appears to the user as a single distributed agent whose job it is to observe the environment wherein it is embedded, and to interact with the user about its observations.
The sensor network setting introduces novel aspects in each of the areas of database querying: query language, query interpretation, query evaluation, and query optimization. After an introduction to sensor network querying, we will focus on some of the novel issues introduced by the sensor network context, and discuss some technical results. We finish by exploring the possibility of merging geosensor network querying with spatial databases such as PostGIS.
S6 - Modelling and Representation
Chair: Dr. Laércio M. Namikawa
Model selection for a class of spatio-temporal models for areal data
Juan Vivar, Marco Ferreira

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Rule-based Evolution of Typed Spatio-temporal Objects
Olga Bittencourt, Gilberto Câmara, Lúbia Vinhas, Joice Mota

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Coverage representation in TerraLib
Vitor Dantas, Marcelo Metello, Melissa Lemos

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Representação das Características do Movimento de Objetos Móveis em Mapas Estáticos
Daniel Cotrim, Jorge Campos

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Modelagem espacial de florestas estacionais do Domínio do Cerrado no Estado de Minas Gerais utilizando envelope climático
Gleyce Campos Dutra, Luis Marcelo Tavares de Carvalho, Ary Teixeira de Oliveira Filho

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S7 - Agents / Spatial Analysis
Chair: Dr. Antonio Miguel Vieira Monteiro
An Architecture Based on Multi-Agent Systems and Geographic Databases for the Development of Georeferenced Ecological and Social Simulations
Pablo Grigoletti, Antonio Costa

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Análise espacial da distribuição de Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidade) em diferentes áreas da cidade do Rio de Janeiro
Izabel Reis, Nildimar Honório, Cláudia Codeço, Christovam Barcellos, Mônica Magalhães

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Extensão do WEKA para Métodos de Agrupamento com Restrição de Contigüidade
Carlos Mello, Geraldo Zimbrão, Jano Souza

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   Wednesday, November 28
S8 - Computational Geometry / Algorithms
Chair: Tiago G. S. Carneiro
Polygon Clipping and Polygon Reconstruction
Leonardo Azevedo, Ralf Güting

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Weighted Overlay, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks for Estimating Vegetation Vulnerability in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Luis Carvalho, Moises Ribeiro, Luciano Oliveira, Thomaz Oliveira, Julio Louzada, Jose Scolforo, Antonio Oliveira

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An efficient algorithm to compute the viewshed on DEM terrains stored in the external memory
Mirella Magalhães, Salles Magalhães, Marcus Andrade, Jugurta Lisboa

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Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms for Mapping the Phytophysiognomies of the Brazilian Cerrado
Luciano Oliveira, Thomaz Oliveira, Carvalho Luis, Wilian Lacerda, Samuel Sales, Adriana Martinhago

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