This call for projects is in the context of ACROSS, hosted in Thuyloi University (TLU), Hanoi, under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (ODA project 3355/QÐ-BNN-HTQT). ACROSS (for “Advanced Computational Research for Sustainability Science”) is a new laboratory jointly established by the French Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), TLU, Hanoi Architectural University (HAU) and Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute (IRIT) to design modeling and simulation tools in support of a scientific approach to sustainability in the management of irrigation systems in Vietnam. ACROSS will promote a progressive, problem-oriented methodology to organize the contributions of scientists, students and practitioners on several case studies (Bac Hung Hai in the Red River Delta, Ta Trach in the centre, Dak Lak in the highlands and Duc Hoa in the Mekong Delta).
Designing, implementing and using models of these case studies for supporting the management of irrigation systems unwrap a number of challenges, among which:
To better understand the management issues of each case study and the dynamics of negotiations about them.
To collect data relevant for these issues, about the hydrological, environmental, ecological, social, economic components of each irrigation system.
To couple different sub-models of these components into integrated models
To provide stakeholders with a simple way to virtually experiment different management options in various simulated scenarios
EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONS FROM APPLICATIONS
We need projects that fulfill these gaps and can contribute to the research of the laboratory, for instance by proposing :
The design of IoT systems for collecting data on water quality, waterflow, pollution, etc.
Design of web data visualisation interfaces for simplifying the management of complex irrigation systems
Design of models of the different components of an irrigation system: hydraulic simulation, water quality, pollution, etc
Data collection on the different stakeholders and groups involved in the management of irrigation systems
Innovative methodological proposals to support the participation of stakeholders and users of irrigation systems, …
Projects that propose an application to the two following case studies Ta Trach and Duc Hoa will be prioritized.
REGULATIONS AND APPLICATION
The projects are for a period of 6 months and will be granted a maximum of 50M VND each.
It is expected that a large part of the proposed activities will be undertaken in strong interaction with the researchers in ACROSS, ideally in the premises of the laboratory.
Selected project(s) will be required to attend relevant workshops/meetings as well as to prepare a progress report and keep ACROSS updated with their work.
A short report at the end, accompanied by the concrete results (code, sensors, guidelines, etc.) if any, will be asked to participants.
Send your proposal (following this template) and the CV of the project coordinator before the 15th of October 2022, to email@example.com. Please indicate the reference: ACROSS_Project_2022. Proposals must be in PDF format, written in English, and cannot exceed three pages. They must clearly describe the contents of the research, the methodology followed as well as the expected results and contributions to ACROSS. Accepted projects are expected to begin as soon as possible (before December 2022).