Modeling and Control in Environmental Issues 2001: A Proceedings Volume from the IFAC Workshop, Yokohama, Japan, 22-23 August 2001

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Akira Sano, S. Nishioka, Shūzō Nishioka, Hiroyuki Tamura
International Federation of Automatic Control, 2002 - Control theory - 327 pages
Environmental issues is one of the significantly important subjects to be solved on a global scale for attaining sustainable developments in the new century. A major feature of environmental issues is that studies on environments are interdisciplinary and should deal with complex and heterogeneous systems, which include chemical, physical and biological phenomena and further socio-economical activities and technology developments for energy saving and CO2 emission reduction.

The workshop provided the forum for presentation of new developments in the important interdisciplinary field of environmental systems involving the application of concepts, methods and techniques of modeling and control. The aim was to review state-of-the-art systems and control approaches, exchange new results in interdisciplinary fields and look at feasible developments to the future. The scope of this workshop covered various aspects of systems and control approaches to environmental issues: Environmental assessment; Systems approaches to environmental management and strategies; Modeling of global warming and impact analysis on socio-structure; Modeling of ecological systems; Control and optimization of environmental quantities; System reform and integration for environments; Advanced control technology for reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emission; Cogeneration systems; Control systems approaches to clean energy; Fuel cells and their applications; Systems Integration technologies in urban planning; Systems modeling and data analysis in life cycle assessment; Manufacturing in symbiosis with environments; Modeling and control of waste incineration plant; Water quality control and waste water management; Other related topics.

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