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The accuracy and precision of air quality models are usually associated with the emission inventories. Thus, in order to assess if there are any improvements on air quality regional simulations using detailed methodology of road traffic emission estimation, a regional air quality modelling system was applied. For this purpose, a combination of top-down and(More)
Tropospheric ozone is a secondary pollutant having a negative impact on health and environment. To control and minimize such impact the European Community established regulations to promote a clean air all over Europe. However, when an episode is related with natural mechanisms as Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchanges (STE), the benefits of an action plan to(More)
Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) have been essentially used as regression models to predict the concentration of one or more pollutants usually requiring information collected from air quality stations. In this work we consider a Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) with one hidden layer as a classifier of the impact of air quality on human health, using only(More)
The fast economic growth of China along the last two decades has created a strong impact on the environment. The occurrence of heavy haze pollution days is the most visible effect. Although many researchers have studied such problem, a high number of spatio-temporal limitations in the recent studies were identified. From our best knowledge the long trends(More)
We present new results on the performance of Minimum Error Entropy (MEE) decision trees, which use a novel node split criterion. The results were obtained in a comparive study with popular alternative algorithms, on 42 real world datasets. Carefull validation and statistical methods were used. The evidence gathered from this body of results show that the(More)
This paper focuses on the integration of multiple computational tools towards the objective of assessing emission impacts of different routes. Data from real life GPS tracks was integrated with traffic emission modelling for multiple pollutants (NO<sub>x</sub>, HC, CO and PM<sub>10</sub>) to investigate different routing strategies. The main conclusion is(More)
This paper proposes an ontology-based approach to visualizing urban mobility data. Our approach, which is in ongoing development, is centered in a visualization-oriented urban mobility ontology that is used to semantically characterize data and visualization techniques. We present a practical application to a public transportation network of the city of(More)
In general, car manufacturers face trade-offs between safety, efficiency and environmental performance when choosing between mass, length, engine power, and fuel efficiency. Moreover, the information available to the consumers makes difficult to assess all these components at once, especially when aiming to compare vehicles across different categories(More)
The adoption of smart cards in urban public transport has fundamentally changed how transport providers manage and plan their networks. Traveller information services, in particular, have leveraged this contextual data for targeting passengers and providing relevant information. Thus, it becomes increasingly relevant for the next generation of services to(More)