Program

Topics for this conference include:


Policy and Air Quality Management

Lead Chairs: Kristen Benedict, US Environmental Protection Agency & Mohammed Ayoub, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute

Co-Chairs: Ajith Kadwella, California Air Resources Board, Alena Bartonova, NILU, Amanda Kaufman, US Environmental Protection Agency, Eric Stevenson, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Walter Ham, California Air Resources Board

An overview of international perspectives on air sensor technologies including relevant policies, performance targets, or air quality management methods to the data generated by new devices.


Performance Standards

Lead Chairs: Vasu Kilaru, US Environmental Protection Agency & Vasileios Papapostolou, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Co-Chairs: Walter Ham, California Air Resources Board


Exposure & Health

Lead Chairs: Alena Bartonova, NILU & Edmund Seto, University of Washington

Co-Chairs: Amanda Kaufman, US Environmental Protection Agency, R. Subramanian, CNRS, John Volkens, Colorado State University, Susan Stone, US Environmental Protection Agency

This session will cover what a 1- or 15-minute high PM concentration would mean for our health. We will discuss leveraging air quality data to encourage behaviors that reduce air pollution exposures, advancing policies that reduce air pollution exposures and methods in collecting physiological data in tandem with air quality data. 


Source Characterization & Identification

Lead Chairs: Jingkun Jiang, Tsinghua University & Walter Ham, California Air Resources Board

Co-Chairs: R. Subramanian, CNRS, Ali Kamal, US Environmental Protection Agency

This session will discuss the use of sensors and sensor networks to identify and characterize air pollutant sources. Relevant topics include source triangulation and fence-line monitoring; plume, leak, or event detection; field studies; and novel methods used to characterize source emission profiles.


Data

Lead Chairs: Jennifer Gabrys, University of Cambridge & Tim Dye, TD Environmental

Co-Chairs: Vasu Kilaru, US Environmental Protection Agency, R. Subramanian, CNRS, Eric Stevenson, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University, Adrian Dybwad, Purple Air, David Ridley, California Air Resources Board, John White, US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrea Clements, US Environmental Protection Agency, Ian VonWald, US Environmental Protection Agency

​This session will encompass Data Analytics, Assimilation, Sharing and Harmonization. The session encompasses a variety of topics for sensor data, ranging from statistical methodologies for data validation and analysis, to big data computing frameworks and machine learning, to computer applications for data interpretation and mapping. Additionally, there will be discussion on standards that facilitate transparency and re-use of data and are a core aspect of the FAIR Principle (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).  Finally, there is an overarching theme in merging sensor data with regulatory data and how best that can be accomplished project wise and perhaps an ongoing operational basis for governmental agencies.


Innovative Technologies and Applications

Lead Chairs: R. Subramanian, CNRS & Michael Ogletree, City of Denver Environmental Public Health

Co-Chairs: Mohammed Ayoub, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Vasileios Papapostolou, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Jingkun Jiang, Tsinghua University, Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University, Michael Ogletree, City of Denver Environmental Public Health, Ron Evans, US Environmental Protection Agency

This session will encompass a wide array of technologies ranging from air quality sensors, satellite remote sensing and mobile sensing.  The overarching goal is to present technologies in development that will provide better data collection and better characterization of air quality to improve our current understanding of air pollution and its potential impacts on human health.


Use of Networked Sensors

Lead Chairs: Adrian Dybwad, Purple Air & David Ridley, California Air Resources Board

Co-Chairs: Mohammed Ayoub, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Vasileios Papapostolou, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Jingkun Jiang, Tsinghua University, Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University, Alena Bartonova, NILU, Jennifer Gabrys, University of Cambridge, Calvin Cupini, Clean Air Carolina, Tim Dye, TD Environmental, Michael Ogletree, City of Denver Environmental Public Health, David Ridley, California Air Resources Board


Funding Opportunities

Lead Chairs: R. Subramanian, CNRS & Adam Giandomenico, Particles Plus


Youth Education & Development

Lead Chairs: Ajith Kadwella, California Air Resources Board & Calvin Cupini, Clean Air Carolina

Co-Chairs: Tim Dye, TD Environmental, Michael Ogletree, City of Denver Environmental Public Health

This session will highlight the experiences of teachers and government representatives working with students on sensors, and youth programs for citizen science. Curriculum development, and outreach and communication issues will be discussed.


Indoor Air Quality

Lead Chairs: John Volkens, Colorado State University & Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University

Co-Chairs: Ajith Kadwella, California Air Resources Board, Eric Stevenson, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Alison Clune, US Environmental Protection Agency, Karoline Barkjohn, US Environmental Protection Agency

The indoor environment has a greater impact on human health, well-being, and productivity than any other sector, yet beyond temperature we have virtually no real-time information that would result in more beneficial indoor environments.  Smart phones and cars have a wider range of sensors than buildings, which means there is huge potential and value if indoor sensors were as ubiquitous and efficient as sensors in these sectors.  This session will begin to address the value and challenges of indoor sensors, as well as current technologies, socio-economic and citizen science implications,  and results of recent studies. 


Deploying Air Quality Sensors by Communities

Lead Chairs: Amanda Kaufman, US Environmental Protection Agency & Paul English, California Department of Public Health

Co-Chairs: John Volkens, Colorado State University, Calvin Cupini, Clean Air Carolina, Adrian Dybwad, Purple Air, Jennifer Gabrys, University of Cambridge, David Ridley, California Air Resources Board


Communication and Interpretation of AQ Data

Lead Chairs: Ron Evans, US Environmental Protection Agency & Melissa Lunden, Aclima