Integrating Distributed Computational Models as Dynamic Expressions of Knowledge: The Case for Evaluating Measures for Urban Ecosystem Sustainability

Steven Kraines

Abstract

In order to conduct simulation studies of highly complex problems, such as inte-grated environmental assessment of technologies, policies and other measures for making urban ecosystems more sustainable, integration of knowledge in a dynamic form from a wide range of knowledge domains is essential. We have proposed that computational models are appropriate representations of expert knowledge for such integration. Building on previously introduced concepts and software prototypes, we have been designing a dynamic computational modeling platform for studying the integrated effects of supply side and demand side technologies and policies to reduce environmental impacts and consumption of resources caused by activities in urban ecosystems such as Tokyo, Japan. This platform has been used to evaluate scenarios that include the introduction of roof-top photovoltaics, a solid oxide fuel cell combined with a gas turbine topping cycle (SOFC/GT), energy conservation measures in the residential and commercial building sectors, and waste processing and recycling systems. Here we describe the software engineering issues associated with the construction of this model integration platform and provide examples of the techniques we have developed to address those issues.

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Kraines S. (2011). Integrating Distributed Computational Models as Dynamic Expressions of Knowledge: The Case for Evaluating Measures for Urban Ecosystem Sustainability . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Knowledge - Volume 1: SKY, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-82-9, pages 57-66. DOI: 10.5220/0003700100570066


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@conference{sky11,
author={Steven Kraines},
title={Integrating Distributed Computational Models as Dynamic Expressions of Knowledge: The Case for Evaluating Measures for Urban Ecosystem Sustainability},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Knowledge - Volume 1: SKY, (IC3K 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={57-66},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003700100570066},
isbn={978-989-8425-82-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Knowledge - Volume 1: SKY, (IC3K 2011)
TI - Integrating Distributed Computational Models as Dynamic Expressions of Knowledge: The Case for Evaluating Measures for Urban Ecosystem Sustainability
SN - 978-989-8425-82-9
AU - Kraines S.
PY - 2011
SP - 57
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0003700100570066