Brian Fath, Towson University, USA
Kumud Acharya, Desert Research Institute, USA
Zhifeng Yang, Guangdong Polytechnic University, China (Chair)
The International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS) is a non-profit and free-membership organization of individuals, institutions and corporations. The society is dedicated to the development of information systems technology for environmental applications. It promotes the international exchange of knowledge in the field of environmental information systems research. The Ecological Informatics (EI) is one of the technical commissions of the ISEIS, who aims to improve our ability to identify, assimilate and process ecoinformatics as well as transferring them in ecosystem simulation, forecasting and regulation at all practical scales, and to communicate those improvements to a wide scientific and professional audience.
The EI is devoted to promoting the most extensive and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, technologies, scientific findings, and general knowledge in the area of ecoinformatics, computational ecology and systems ecology. The desired output includes the following aspects: (1) Wide communication and cooperation among scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and managers from a broad range of disciplines, such as ecology, environment sciences, biology, genomics, computer and information sciences. (2) Interdisciplinary research on theory and applications of ecoinformatics, computational ecology and systems ecology, information processing and transfer, inductive reasoning and prediction of ecological processes, data management and visualization, spatio-temporal simulation and forecasting of ecosystems, policy in relation to environmental sustainability, biodiversity and global warming, and publication of high quality, original papers that contribute to the theory and practice of ecoinformatics. (3) Education and training in ecologically-oriented informatics.