Hydroinformatics is a strongly inter-disciplinary field, which links water and environmental problems with various computational modelling methods and fast developing information and communication technologies. Especially the need to standardize and harmonize data protocols and descriptions has prompted many researchers to seek approaches and solutions to overcome data and communication heterogeneity aimed at increased levels of interoperability between different data systems. Hence, a special focus of this conference will be the assessment of the current state of the development of data management (in the broadest sense) approaches that address important aspects related to data storage, data curation, data interoperability, data registration, data provenance, data stewardship, and data annotations.
This event is the latest in a well-established series of bi-annual Hydroinformatics conferences started in the early nineties. Furthermore this conference is supported by three world-leading international organisations, IAHR (International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research), IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences) and IWA (International Water Association).
OGC-related events at HIC2014:
- Ulrich Looser will give a presentation titled, "International Standardisation of Water Information Exchange: Activities of the WMO/OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group".
- Ilyz Zaslavski with lead a workshop on "Hydrology Domain Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium and the World Meteorological Organization." - Session: R02: Semantic Integration in Water Resources. Session date/time: 17/Aug/2014, 1:30pm - 3:15pm.