Advanced Networks, Algorithms and Modeling for Earthquake Prediction
Imagination depicts earthquakes as a mysterious and magic matter. However, as scientists and technical experts, we do have to consider them also from a different perspective: they are naturalphenomena that evolve with time and depend on a number of More...
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Publication Date: 3/11/2011
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Imagination depicts earthquakes as a mysterious and magic matter. However, as scientists and technical experts, we do have to consider them also from a different perspective: they are naturalphenomena that evolve with time and depend on a number of variables. Their modeling can help us to reply to the simplest and - at the same time - the most complex question: are earthquakes predictable? In case the answer is affirmative, what could be the role of the extremely mature Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in setting up an effective prediction process? How Artificial Intelligence Algorithms can contribute to the picture? The book presents our vision about the above matter. The book is organized in three parts. Part 1 frames the possible use of ICT and Artificial Intelligence in dealing with earthquake-related Disaster Ahead Management (DAM). Part 2 presents modeling tools for the earthquake issue and proposes possible ICT tools for supporting the earthquake DAM. Part 3 presents an experimental network for earthquake DAM based on communications and navigation (GNSS) tools.
Enrico Del Re was born in Florence, Italy. He received the Dr. Ing. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1971.Until 1975 he was engaged in public administration and private firms, involved in the analysis and design of the telecommunication and air traffic control equipment and space systems. Since 1975 he has been with the Department of Electronics Engineering of the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, first as a Research Assistant, then as an Associate Professor, and since 1986 as Professor. During the academic year 1987-1988 he was on leave from the University of Florence for a nine-month period of research at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency, The Netherlands. His main research interest are digital signal processing, mobile and satellite communications and communication networks, on which he has published more than 300 papers, in international journals and conferences. He is the Co-editor of the book Satellite Integrated Communications Networks (North-Holland, 1988), one of the authors of the book Data Compression and Error Control Techniques with Applications (Academic, 1985) and the editor of the books Mobile and Personal Communications (Elsevier, 1995), Software Radio Technologies and Services (Springer, 2001), Satellite Personal Communications for Future-Generation Systems (Springer, 2002) and Mobile and Personal Satellite Communications 5-EMPS2002 (IIC, Italy, 2002) . He has been the Chairman of the European Project COST 227 "Integrated Space/Terrestrial Mobile Networks" (1992-95) and the EU COST Action 252 "Evolution of satellite personal communications from second to future generation systems" (1996-2000). He received the 1988/89 premium from the IEE (UK) for the paper "Multicarrier demodulator for digital satellite communication systems".He is the head of the Digital Signal Processing and Telematics Laboratory of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the University of Florence. He is Director of the Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT).Professor Del Re is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).