Antônio Miguel Vieira Monteiro

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An increasing number of models for predicting land use change in rapidly urbanizing regions are being proposed and built using ideas from cellular automata (CA). Calibrating such models to real situations is highly problematic and to date, serious attention has not been focused on the estimation problem. In this paper, we propose a structure for simulating(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue is a disease of great complexity, due to interactions between humans, mosquitoes and various virus serotypes as well as efficient vector survival strategies. Thus, understanding the factors influencing the persistence of the disease has been a challenge for scientists and policy makers. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence(More)
Aedes aegypti is a very efficient disseminator of human pathogens. This condition is the result of evolutionary adaptations to frequent haematophagy, as well as to the colonization of countless types of habitats associated with environmental and cultural factors that favor the proliferation of this mosquito in urban ecosystems. Studies using sensitive(More)
A new approach to dengue vector surveillance based on permanent egg-collection using a modified ovitrap and Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis(Bti) was evaluated in different urban landscapes in Recife, Northeast Brazil. From April 2004 to April 2005, 13 egg-collection cycles of four weeks were carried out. Geo-referenced ovitraps containing grass infusion,(More)
This scientific paper, part of a PhD Thesis currently under execution at the Division for Image Processing of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (DPI – INPE), is committed with building up a methodological guideline for modelling urban land use change through GIS, Remote Sensing imagery and Bayesian probabilistic methods. A medium-size town(More)
Interoperability is a crucial problem for geographic information systems. The transfer of data and models between different systems requires the ability to set up a correspondence between concepts in one system to concepts in the other. Concept matching is helped by ontologies. However, the challenge of making ontologies themselves interoperable continues.(More)
GILBERTO CÂMARA, LÚBIA VINHAS, RICARDO CARTAXO MODESTO DE SOUZA, JOÃO ARGEMIRO PAIVA, ANTONIO MIGUEL VIEIRA MONTEIRO, MARCELO TILIO DE CARVALHO, BAUDOUIN RAOULT Image Processing Division, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), São José dos Campos, Brazil TECGRAF/PUC-RIO, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil European Centre for Medium-Range(More)
Vampire-bat (Desmodus rotundus) attacks on cattle are a major concern for cattle-raising area. Blood loss and paralytic rabies due to bat bites can impose severe losses on the livestock. We took four municipalities inside the Sao Joao da Boa Vista veterinary district (Sao Paulo, Brazil) as a study area and tested a set of landscape features for spatial(More)
Geosensor networks comprise small electro-mechanical devices that communicate over a wireless network. These devices collect environmental measures and send them to a base station. Energy consumption and data routing are critical factors for efficient geosensor networks. The usual cluster-based data routing protocols for sensor networks group the nodes(More)