Modeling and Data Science



the MISCA team's research focuses on the knowledge of spatial and temporal information used to address major food, environmental and societal issues

  • Acquisition and/or extraction of knowledge by exploring large volumes of data and information;
  • Conceptual representations of spatial data and knowledge and the methods and tools for storing and processing them;
  • Formalising this knowledge in the form of simulation models and spatialised indicators in order to put this knowledge to the test of experience and use it to explore scenarios and respond to societal and environmental issues, etc.

MISCA - Spatial Information Modelling

Knowledge Extraction and Analysis

The heterogeneity of the data raises the following questions This research raises methodological questions concerning :

  • The integration of heterogeneous data (digital, geographical, from remote sensing, textual, etc.), structured or unstructured, in the form of knowledge;
  • Combining and processing data and knowledge covering several spatial and temporal scales;
  • The study of hybrid methodologies combining data-oriented and process-oriented approaches;
  • The implementation of tools and methods to facilitate the representation of knowledge and its semantics in the form of models, enabling automatic processing or simulations.

These fields of research are mobilised in field application projects in a wide range of thematic areas:

  • Spatial epidemiology in human, animal and plant health;
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services ;
  • Food security and early warning ;
  • Impact of climate change on crops - Hydrology and water management.
The MISCA team develops tools and platforms to support experiments and applications for research work.

Some of these tools have reached a level of maturity that allows them to be disseminated when they are of interest to our partners or a wider scientific audience.

  • Sarra-O: Spatial modelling of crop growth, transcription of the SARRA-H point model using Ocelet Website
  • Ocelet: Modelling and simulation of spatial dynamics   Website
  • Padi-Web : Platform for Automated extraction of Disease Information from the web - Website
  • KEOPS : Knowledge ExtractOr Pipeline System Website

Operational tools for monitoring vector-borne diseases :