The Research Group on Spatial Simulation will participate in the Online-Workshop on “Modelling the spread and impact of the Coronavirus” which is organized by the Graz Schumpeter Center. The workshop takes place between 9th and 10th of December. The workshop is openly accessible! For more information, please visit GSC.
This year’s UNIGIS workshop at the 25th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies took place online with about 20 highly motivated participants. Participants had the opportunity to get to know advanced methods of geospatial analysis by examining the potential irrigation function of a canal-shaped landform in Upper Austria. In order to investigate this hypothesis, [...]
Scientific Reports published our article on Covid-19 social-strategies today. The key result of this exploratory simulation study indicates an almost exponential relationship between intensity of Covid-19 countermeasures and required duration of measure application. As a result, countries whose policy is exclusively aimed at minimizing the number of cases are in danger of experiencing an untimely [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]