How to deal with Covid-19 until a vaccine is available?

Face masks, social distancing and travel restrictions have changed our lives considerably across the world. As citzens we were overwhelmed. As scientists this novel situation triggered our curiosity. Questions came up: "What if social distancing isn't imposed to the entire nation, but only to regional hotspots?". "What if we revert relaxation of lockdown policies, once [...]

By |2020-07-28T13:31:35+02:00July 28th, 2020|Standard|0 Comments

Purpose-Game EQUILIBRIUM openly published in SDR

The educational game EQUILIBRIUM was recently published in System Dynamics Review . In the article, you will find information on how to use the game in the classroom to improve the systems thinking capabilities of your students. The game is particularly useful for teaching environmental sciences and sustainability on high school and academic level. Equilibrium [...]

By |2020-06-09T11:16:08+02:00June 9th, 2020|Standard|0 Comments

Spatial simulation of COVID-19 in the media

Follow the news, how the research group "Spatial Simulation" contributes to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten, Tuesday, 12. May 2020 (in German): Informatiker unterstützen den schwedischen Weg; download TV Salzburg Heute, ORF Salzburg, 26. April 2020: Geo-Informatiker berechnen Virus-Modell view online Publication, 24. April 2020: Investigating duration and intensity of Covid-19 [...]

By |2020-05-14T11:38:38+02:00May 14th, 2020|Standard|0 Comments

4 scenarios for the “new normality”

What can we expect from the "new normality"? The Spatial Simulation research group developed the COVID-19 ABM model to evaluate alternative scenarios for the greater region of the City of Salzburg: 4 scenarios for the "new normality" Continue the lockdown (yellow): this is the most effective intervention, but comes with hardly manageable social [...]

By |2020-04-21T12:42:58+02:00April 21st, 2020|Standard|2 Comments

Corona virus model for Austria

In the view of the Corona virus outbreak, all classes at the University of Salzburg are now delivered as distance learning courses. I have developed this interactive model of the virus spread in Austria as part of my course "Modelling Geographical Systems" in the Geoinformatics / Geography Masters programme. While it is not meant as [...]

By |2020-03-14T12:34:38+01:00March 14th, 2020|Standard|0 Comments

400 delegates made ISEM2019 a great success

Ecological Modelling is a dynamic and growing field. Never before, an ISEM conference has attracted as many participants as ISEM2019 in Salzburg. With some impressions from four inspiring conference days, the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg wishes all delegates a safe trip home!

By |2019-10-07T00:11:02+02:00October 7th, 2019|Standard|0 Comments

Getting ready for #ISEM2019

400 delegates are currently getting on their way to the International Conference on Ecological Modelling 2019 in Salzburg. Here is, how you can make the most out of it: Come to Salzburg and register on-site, if you haven't so far Sign up for a workshop on Tuesday, October 1. Registration is still open. Download Elsevier's [...]

By |2019-09-30T08:04:27+02:00September 28th, 2019|Standard|0 Comments

Sparkling ideas for ABM Theory development

In July I was invited to a workshop on Agent-based Theory development in Hannover. Reading the participants list felt like the who-is-who in Agent-based modelling. I was super-excited about the event: ABM theory and methods development is my core interest and well - arguably there aren't too many people, who share this weird passion. The [...]

By |2019-08-01T22:39:14+02:00August 1st, 2019|Standard|0 Comments

773 abstracts received! Ecological Modelling Conference, Salzburg

We have received an overwhelming interest for the ISEM 2019 conference, with an increase of submitted abstracts by more than 70%. Under the theme eco:model:spaces this year's ISEM is hosted by the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg from 1.-5. October 2019. We now proceed with compiling the programme, for which [...]

By |2019-05-09T17:28:29+02:00May 9th, 2019|Standard|0 Comments

Robots as embedded agents: Highlight Thesis 2018

The Master Thesis of Veronika Priesner on robots as embedded agents was selected to be the Master-Thesis Highlight 2018 of the Applied Geoinformatics MSc study program in Salzburg. Quoting the upcoming Z_GIS Annual Report 2018 that will be published soon: "Robots quickly infiltrate our daily lives. Examples are vacuum cleaners and mowing robots as well [...]

By |2019-04-08T17:42:00+02:00April 8th, 2019|Standard|0 Comments