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New paper about data-driven behavioral modeling of water reservoir operators

Our paper recently published on Advances of Water Resoruces proposes a new approach to infer the typical operations of water reservoirs from historical observations, using data-driven behavioral modeling based on eigenbehavior analysis. We extend the original eigenbehavior analysis by Eagle and Pentland (2009) used also by Cominola et al. (2018) to characterize typical operating strategies across 172 water reservoirs in California. We show that the proposed method identifies four typical behavioral profiles, which are strongly linked to key features of the reservoirs. Moreover, we illustrate how the identified models can be used for discovering behavioral profiles, and associated reservoir characteristics, that are vulnerable to drought conditions. Read more HERE.

Giuliani, M. and J.D. Herman (2018), Modeling the behavior of water reservoir operators via eigenbehavior analysis, Advances in Water Resources, 122

New paper about Augmented Reality technologies for participated planning of water infrastructures

Our paper recently published on Technologies proposes a novel participated planning support system based on mobile and Augmented Reality technologies. These tools allow different stakeholders to take part in the review of a large dam project through an application that automatically acquires information available online and allows all stakeholders to share information. Virtual Prototyping technologies have been mainly used to enable a more realistic 3D models visualisation, to visualise projects in the real scene and, when paired with a networking system, for supporting maintenance activities. In our work, the project is shared between an arbitrary number of participants, that can fully and equally interact with it, using Augmented and Virtual Reality. Moreover, the system can be used indifferently with a desktop computer or a mobile phone and allows performing the following actions: creating the dam and editing its characteristics (e.g., typology, position, and height), saving different versions of the same project to compare the effects provided by different dam characteristics, inserting annotations and comments, or including pictures taken by people on-site to visualize the surrounding environment. Read more HERE.

Ros, A., M. Giuliani, G.W. Scurati, S. Graziosi, F. Ferrise, M. Bodegoni (2018), Participated Planning of Large Water Infrastructures through Virtual Prototyping Technologies, Technologies, 6(68)