2nd, 2003, Thursday: Discussion centring on the development of the DSS
Chair: Jan W. Owsiński
9:00 Welcoming address from the Director of the
Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor
9:15 Establishment of the final agenda of the
first day of the meeting and organisational announcements
9:30 Presentation from WP 3 - Jiri Horak (TUO),
general course of work within the WP and the web-site "prototype"
development - see -
10:15 Presentation from WP 3 - Vladimir Marsik
(TUO), development of the UML-based model of the DSS environment and
functioning - see
10:35 Discussion. Discussion centred on two
(1) (delays in) provision of necessary input to WP 3, including the
respective (filled) questionnaires (the stakeholder questionnaires being
also the input to WP 2); it was proposed that all the partners should
terminate the respective process by the end of October 2003; and
(2) the contents of the DSS as set against the background of the "prototype"
being developed within TUO (it was proposed that the "prototype" be
developed further in the course of the project with addition of the
decision-analysis-oriented and model-oriented features, as well as more
elaborate GIS-type functionality); the "prototype" was agreed to be the
proper instrument in talking to stakeholders and end-users
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Presentation from WP 4 - Tilman Mieseler
and Till Rubbert (RUB), work at RUB on particular WPs - see -
11:50 Presentation from the Norwegian-Russian
pilot region - George Lev (IC) - see - a.
13:30 Presentations from the Czech-Polish pilot
- Jitka Kubesova and Julien Doutre (GEO), see -
- Jan W. Owsiński (SRI PAS), see -
14:20 Discussion. It was emphasised in this
short discussion that the Polish-Czech pilot site represents an
exceptionally well-defined problem structure. Two additional issues were
raised: the phosphate contamination and the intention on sewage treatment
from the Czech side.
14:40 Presentations from the Bulgarian-Greek
pilot region - Emil Bournaski (IWP) and Eleni Eleftheriadou (AUTh)
15:00 Presentations from Giorgio Saio (GISIG) -
GISIG-AGG, and Alessandra Marchese (AMGA)
- see - a.
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 General discussion. The issues raised
concerned (i) the language versions of the DSS being developed - in response
Jiri Horak emphasised the need for metadata definition in local languages;
(ii) the availability of the "prototype" for particular pilot regions -
again Jiri Horak answered that this is not feasible right now, the main work
going into the review of available products and the development of the
current "prototype" for the real data of just one pilot region; (iii) the
place and role of models in the DSS - in response Jan Owsinski argued that,
first, the project will not be developing any models, second, it may be that
just a rudimentary model interface be built, and third, that a selection of
models has to be made, corresponding to different decision situations, as
identified within the WP2, for which also different Decision Analytic
frameworks will have to be developed.
19:30 Official dinner, "Restauracja Polska".