I-GUIDE All-Hands Meeting (In-person)

Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 9, 2022

The purpose of the first in-person All-Hands Meeting (AHM) of I-GUIDE is to foster synergies across all I-GUIDE teams and provide a forum for collectively reflecting on the project progress made during the first project year and strengthening the plans for the next project year and beyond. The AHM is scheduled to take place on September 8-9, 2022, and consists of progress updates, group discussions, and interactive sessions to address cutting-edge convergent problem solving within the I-GUIDE context.



Meeting Space

Discovery Partners Institute (DPI)

200 S. Wacker Dr., Fourth Floor

Chicago, IL 6060

Hotel Space

La Quinta by Wyndham, Chicago Downtown

One South Franklin Street

Chicago, IL 60606

Dinner (icebreaker)
Wednesday, Sept 7, 2022, at 6:30 pm

The Rivers Restaurant

30 South Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606


Day 1 (Thursday, Sept 8, 2022)

Time (Central) Session
Morning Breakfast available at the hotel
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Overview - Shaowen Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
9:00 am - 10:00 am Individual Team Updates
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)

  • Convergence Science Catalysts (10 min)
    • David Tarboton (Utah State Univ.) and Jianguo “Jack” Liu (Michigan State Univ.)
  • Geospatial AI & Data Science (10 min)
    • Bo Li (UIUC) and Jiawei Han (UIUC)
  • Core Cyberinfrastructure Capabilities & Services (10 min)
    • X. Carol Song (Purdue Univ.) and Anand Padmanabhan (UIUC)
  • Engagement & Partnerships (10 min)
    • Deanna Hence (UIUC) and George Percivall (GeoRoundtable)
  • Education & Workforce Development (10 min)
    • Mohan Ramamurthy (UCAR/Unidata) and Eric Shook (Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Evaluation & Knowledge Transfer (10 min)
    • Diana Sinton (University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, UCGIS)
10:00 am - 10:30 am Early Wins: Presentation and Discussion - Session 1
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)

  • I-GUIDE Platform (15 min)
    • Core Cyberinfrastructure Capabilities & Services Team
  • Convergent Curriculum for Geospatial Data Science (15 min)
    • Eric Shook (Univ. of Minnesota), Vetria Byrd (Purdue Univ.), Bo Li (UIUC), Venkatesh Merwade (Purdue Univ.), Giri Narasimhan (Florida International Univ.), Diana Sinton (UCGIS), Mark Ward (Purdue Univ.), Upmanu Lall (Columbia Univ.), Peter Darch (UIUC), Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Mohan Ramamurthy (UCAR/Unidata), and Shaowen Wang (UIUC)
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am Early Wins: Presentation and Discussion - Session 2
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)

  • The challenges of the aging dam infrastructure in the US and beyond (10 min)
    • Upmanu Lall (Columbia Univ.)
  • Is changing climate increasing the odds of overtopping aging US dams? (10 min)
    • Jeongwoo Hwang (Columbia Univ.), Upmanu Lall (Columbia Univ.), Bo Li (UIUC), Adam Tonks (UIUC), and Deanna Hence (UIUC)
  • Assessing social vulnerability to the aging dam infrastructure in the US (10 min)
    • Jinwoo Park (UIUC), Shaowen Wang (UIUC), Upmanu Lall (Columbia Univ.), Rajesh Kalyanam (Purdue Univ.), Zhiyu Li (UIUC), and Lan Zhao (Purdue Univ.)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Early Wins: Presentation and Discussion - Session 3
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)

  • Geospatial knowledge hypercube for learning aging dam information (15 min)
    • Bowen Jin (UIUC), Wei Hu (UIUC), Minhao Jiang (UIUC), Jiawei Han (UIUC), Shaowen Wang (UIUC), Upmanu Lall (Columbia Univ.), Courtney Flint (Utah State Univ.), and Bailey Holdaway (Utah State Univ.)
  • Scalable modeling of hydroclimatic extremes on I-GUIDE platform (15 min)
    • Ayman Nassar (Utah State Univ.), David Tarboton (Utah State Univ.), Zhiyu Li (UIUC), Anthony Castronova (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., CUAHSI), Rajesh Kalyanam (Purdue Univ.), Jeff Horsburgh (Utah State Univ.), Anand Padmanabhan (UIUC), and Shaowen Wang (UIUC)
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Presentations of Convergent Topics (5 min each) - Session 1

Chair: Diana Sinton (UCGIS)

  • The Great Salt Lake as a Climate Extremes Convergence Problem
    • David Tarboton (Utah State Univ.)
  • I-GUIDE Platform and CI Integration
    • Jeff Horsburgh (Utah State Univ.), Anthony Castronova (CUAHSI), Josh Lieberman (Open Geospatial Consortium, OGC)
  • Meta-uncertainty in Coupled Human and Natural Systems Models
    • Andrés Viña (Michigan State Univ.)
  • I-GUIDE Evaluation Plan 
    • Rodney Hopson (UIUC), Ramya Kumaran (UIUC)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Breakout Discussions of Convergent Topics, Session 1
Chair: Diana Sinton (UCGIS)

  • The Great Salt Lake as a Climate Extremes Convergence Problem - Room TBA
  • I-GUIDE Platform and CI Integration - Room TBA
  • Meta-uncertainty in Coupled Human and Natural Systems Models - Room TBA
  • I-GUIDE Evaluation Plan - Room TBA
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Presentations of Convergent Topics (5 min each) - Session 2
Chair: Diana Sinton (UCGIS)

  • A Global-to-Local-to-Global Framework for Advancing Convergence Science
    • Iman Haqiqi (Purdue Univ.)
  • Community Engagement & Partners Program
    • Deanna Hence (UIUC), George Percivall (GeoRountable)
  • I-GUIDE Ethical Geospatial Data Science Principles
    • Peter Darch (UIUC)
  • Stormwater Management, Hydroclimatic Extremes and Disease Risks
    • Brian Allan (UIUC), Deanna Hence (UIUC)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Discussions of Convergent Topics, Session 2
Chair: Diana Sinton (UCGIS)

  • A Global-to-Local-to-Global Framework for Advancing Convergence Science - Room TBA
  • Community Engagement & Partners Program  - Room TBA
  • I-GUIDE Ethical Geospatial Data Science Principles - Room TBA
  • Stormwater Management, Hydroclimatic Extremes, and Disease Risks - Room TBA
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap-up for the Day
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception with Posters
Chair: Anand Padmanabhan (UIUC)

List of Posters
(Poster presenters bolded)

  1. Iman Haqiqi and Marziyeh Bahalou. Impacts of COVID19 on US Agriculture.
  2. Iman Haqiqi, et al. Local, regional, and global adaptations to a compound pandemic-weather stress event.
  3. Adam Tonks, Jeongwoo Hwang, Upmanu Lall, and Bo Li. Modeling Extreme Rainfall using Poisson Process and Bayesian Hierarchical Models.
  4. Jeongwoo Hwang, Adam Tonks, Bo Li, Deanna Hence, Upmanu Lall. Is Changing Climate Increasing the Odds of Overtopping Aging US Dams?
  5. Nicholas Manning, Deanna Hence, Brian Allen, Andres Vina, Thomas Hertel, Jianguo Liu. Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Assessing Metacoupled Disaster impacts.
  6. Ayman Nassar, David Tarboton, Zhiyu Li, Anthony Castronova, Rajesh Kalyanam, Anand Padmanabhan, Jeff Horsburgh, Shaowen Wang, et al. Scalable Modeling of Hydroclimatic Extremes on I-GUIDE Platform. 
  7. Rebecca Vandewalle and Shaowen Wang. CyberGIS-ABM for Large-scale Emergency Evacuation.
  8. Pin-Ching Li, Siddharth Saksena, Sayan Dey, Chung-Yuan Liang, and Venkatesh Merwade. Novel Hydrologic Soil Classification Methods using Unsupervised Clustering Techniques to Improve Soil Parameterization of gSSURGO Data in the Conterminous United States.
  9. Bowen Jin, Minhao Jiang, Wei Hu, Shaowei Wang, and Jiawei Han. Aging Dam Hypercube.
  10. Nattapon Jaroenchai, Shaowen Wang, Lawrence V. Stanislawski, Ethan Shavers, E. Lynn Usery, and Zhe Jiang. Transfer Learning with Convolutional Neural Networks for Hydrological Streamline Detection.
  11. Fangzheng Lyu, Zewei Xu, Xinlin Ma, Shaohua Wang, and Shaowen Wang. A Vector-based Method for Drainage Network Analysis Based on LiDAR Data.
  12. Jimeng Shi, Zeda Yin, Rukmangadh Sai Myana, Arturo Leon, Jayantha Obeysekara, and Giri Narasimhan. Deep Learning Models for Water Level Prediction in River Systems.
  13. Bhuwan Ghimire, David Tarboton, and Ayman Nassar. Investigation of the Great Salt Lake.
  14. Bailey Holdaway and Courtney Flint. The Role that River and Watershed Organizations Play in the Geospatial Science and Knowledge Transfer Regarding Hydroclimatic Extremes and Aging Dam Vulnerabilities.
  15. Furqan Baig, Alexander Michels, Zimo Xiao, Su Yeon Han, Anand Padmanabhan, Zhiyu Li, and Shaowen Wang. CyberGIS-Cloud: A Unified Middleware Framework for Cloud-based Geospatial Research and Education.
  16. Courtney Flint, Upmanu Lall, Kwaku Opoku-Ware, and Bailey Holdaway. A Framework for Investigating Interactional Resilience Regarding Aging Dams.
  17. Josh Lieberman, Sara Saeedi, Sina Taghavikish, and Ingo Simonis. Summaries of OGC Innovation and Standards Activities with I-GUIDE Affinities.
  18. Tony Castronova, Austin Raney, Scott Black, and Jeff Horsburgh. I-GUIDE Catalog Prototype Design and Implementation.
  19. Rajesh Kalyanam, Zhiyu Li, Lan Zhao, Anand Padmanabhan, and Carol Song. I-GUIDE Platform Architecture and Development.
  20. Sayan Dey and Venkatesh Merwade. SPRING - An Automated and Flexible Framework for Developing Large-scale 3D Representations of River Networks.
  21. Zhe Zhang, Jerad King, et al. Challenges and Implementation of CyberGIS Education in GIS&T Body of Knowledge: From Educators’ Perspectives to Popular Practices.
  22. Ramya Kumaran and Rodney Hopson. Interactive Logic Model.
  23. Pranjali Borse, Deanna Hence, Brian Allan, and Amy Ando. Effects of Increasing Climate Variability on Human Health: A Case Study of Mosquitoes from Stormwater Infrastructure in Central Illinois.


Day 2 (Friday, Sept 9, 2022)

Time (Central) Session
Morning Breakfast available at hotel
8:30 am - 9:30 am Convergent Topics: Synthesis from Breakout Sessions
Chair: Diana Sinton (UCGIS)
9:30 am - 10:30 am Team Specific Planning Meetings
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Planning Presentations by Individual Teams
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 11:45 am External Advisory Board (EAB) Panel
Chair: Michael F. Goodchild (UCSB)
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Whole group wrap-up from AHM
Chair: Shaowen Wang (UIUC)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed meeting of the I-GUIDE External Advisory Board and Executive Committee
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