The five highest quality proposals include:
1. Summer in the City: Forecasting and Mapping Human Thermal Comfort in Urban Areas: Prof. dr. A.A.M. Holtslag - WUR
The goal of the current project is to develop a novel prototype hourly forecasting system for human thermal comfort in urban areas on street level, which can be exploited by weather and health agencies for urban weather forecasting and heat wave warnings
2. SIM-CITY: Decision Support For Urban Social Economic Complexity: Prof. dr. P.M.A. Sloot - UvA
SIM-CITY will study and develop an agent-based complex network system to interactively explore socio-economic scenarios that can support decision makers of large urban areas, notably greater Amsterdam (de Randstad).
3. SPuDisc: Searching Public Discourse: Prof. dr. M. de Rijke - UvA
Building on existing open source tooling, the project will follow an iterative, task-based approach to creating key search, analysis and visualization solutions for studying public discourses within a humanities context.
4. Visualization of Big Data: Prof. dr. E.A. Valentijn - RuG
This project will further develop and combine systems for interactive visualization and visual analytics in an e-science setting. These will be combined with human interaction devices, to support the collaborative exploration of extremely large and distributed data sets.
5. Massive Point Clouds for eSciences: Prof. dr. ir. P.J.M. van Oosterom - TUD
Modern geographic data acquisition technologies generate point clouds with billions (or even trillions) of elevation/depth points. However, the main problem with these point clouds is that they are simply too big (several terabytes) to be handled efficiently by common ICT infrastructures. Due to the lack of (data management, dissemination, processing and visualization) tools, the data are not being used to their full potential. Within this project several novel and innovative eScience techniques will be developed.