Lazaros S. Iliadis

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Fire is the main cause of forest destruction in Mediterranean basin countries. Long-term prediction is intended for long-term planning which may serve to characterize and cluster regions as subject to high or low fire risk. This will enable the development of a rational and sensible forest fire prevention and protection policy. The problem with the existing(More)
This is a preliminary attempt towards a wider use of Artificial Neural Networks in the management of mountainous water supplies. It proposes a model to be used effectively in the estimation of the average annual water supply, in each mountainous watershed of Cyprus. This is really a crucial task, especially during the long dry summer months of the island.(More)
The objective of the present study is to design and develop an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model for estimations of the ambient ozone concentrations based on meteorological and pollutant parameters. The study focuses on an urban site in the metropolitan area of Athens. The research proves that the optimal ANN is a Modular one that uses the Back(More)
K e y w o r d s S o f t c o m p u t i n g , Fuzzy sets, Membership functions, Natural disaster risk. 1. I N T R O D U C T I O N Recently, the world has witnessed scary natural disasters with fatal results. Forest fires and floods are major global issues with a huge environmental impact on a global scale. All of the Mediterranean countries, Australia, and(More)
An artificial neural network that can predict the dielectric properties of wood was developed and tested with experimental data. The network was capable of accurately predicting the loss factor of two wood species not only as a function of ambient electro-thermal conditions but also as a function of basic wood chemistry. This way, an important predictive(More)
This study presents an original mathematical model and a prototype computer decision support system for the management of natural disasters risk. The system not only estimates the degree of risk for each area under study but it evaluates itself by calculating the entropy of its output as well. The degree of risk can be very useful for the design of(More)