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Geoinformatics/GIScience Events


Here you will find further information to offered courses of the departement of GIScience: 

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Further Events

The GISciences research group organizes or hosts the following conferences and workshops:

Past events

Colloquium GIScience (WSummer term 17)

Public lectures

Colloquium GIScience (Winter term 16/17)

Public lectures

Colloquium GIScience (Summer term 16)

Public lectures

Colloquium GIScience (Winter term 15/16)

Public lectures

Colloquium GIScience (Summer term 15)

Public lectures

We are pleased to welcome you at our panel of presentations on the occassion of our five-year anniversary.

Colloquium GIScience (Winter term 14/15)

Public lectures

Colloquium GIScience (Summer term 14)

Public lectures

  • Complementary perspectives on Earth surface processes using statistical and machine-learning techniques
    (Prof. Dr. Alexander Brenning, University of Waterloo, Canada)
    Thu, May 15, 2014, 4.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Sustainability Research in a World at Risk: The Melbourne Story (so far)
    (Prof. Brendan Gleeson, Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne)
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 2.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Image processing approaches for measuring atmospheric transport processes from satellite remote sensing
    (PD Dr. Christoph S. Garbe, Image Processing and Modeling, IWR, Universität Heidelberg)
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 1.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Archaeological Information Systems and Digital Cultural Heritage
    (Dr. Armin Volkmann, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University)
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 4.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • An attempt to use InSAR methods to detect vertical movements in arctic permafrost regions
    (Dr. Inga May, Alfred-Wegener Institute, Potsdam)
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 11.15 am (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)

Colloquium GIScience (Winter term 13/14)

Public lectures

  • Graphical Interaction Models for Multivariate Random Fields
    (Jochen Fielder, Doktorand)
    Mon, Sep 16, 2013, 1.30 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Generation of 3D City Model of Baalbek/Lebanon based on Historical Photos
    (Dr. Eng. Ahmed Alamouri, Institute for Geoinformation Sciences, Technical University of Berlin)
    Mon, Oct 21, 2013, 10.30 am (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Seminarraum)
  • Navigating a Web of Uncertainty
    (Dr. Adam Rousell, Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham, UK)
    Fri, Nov 15, 2013, 2.30 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Seminarraum)
  • Curved Computational Cartography
    (Arthur van Goethem, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
    Mon, Nov 25, 2013, 2.00 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • A Probablistic Model for Spatio-Temporal Signal Extraction from Social Media
    (Christian Sengstock, University of Heidelberg)
    Wen, Dec 04, 2013, 2.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • A routing algorithm for e-cars with consideration of energy supply and digital terrain model
    (Dipl.-Ing. Peng Cheng, Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Photogrammetrie)
    Wen, Jan 15, 2014, 1.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Identifying behaviour in large scale movement data of EVE Online
    (Timothy Ellersiek, Geographisches Institut, Universität Bochum)
    Tue, Feb 04, 2014, 2:15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)

Colloquium GIScience (Summer term 13)

Public lectures

  • Intelligent maps; the role of data models
    (Dr. Mohsen Kalantari, University of Melbourne, Lecturer in Geomatics & Associate Director of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA), Melbourne School of Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Australia)
    Mon, May 6, 2013, 2.00 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Sensing our Environment in Real Time - Case Studies and Research Areas
    (Dr. Bernd Resch, Institute of Geography, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University)
    Mon, Jun 3, 2013, 4.00 pm (Location: INF 360 (near Botanischer Garten), Hörsaal)
  • Computational Urban Geography: A Research Agenda for Real Estate Studies
    (Dr. Marco Helbich, Institute of Geography, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University)
    Wed, Jun 5, 2013, 4.00 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Schlaggrenzenerkennung auf Basis landwirtschaftlicher Telematikdaten
    (Hans Martin Schell, Presentation of his Master Thesis)
    Usability Studie geographischer Routingdienste - Evaluationsmethodik am Beispiel der Smartphone App TeleAgro+
    (Achim Fürsich, Presentation of his Diploma Thesis)
    Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 4.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • GRIPS Project: Publish/Subscribe System-Based on Event Calculus to Support Real-Time Multi-agent Evacuation Simulation
    (Dr. Mohammed Bakillah, Institute of Geography, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University)
    Thu, Jul 25, 2013, 4.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Potential Applications of Geographical Information Systems for Transport
    (Dr.-Ing. Anil Minhans, Department of Geotechnics and Transportation, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
    Tue, Aug 6, 2013, 11.15 am (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)

Colloquium GIScience (Winter term 12/13)

Public lectures

  • Geometric algorithms for GIS and Cartography
    (Assistant Prof. Dr. Herman Haverkort, TU Eindhoven, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Algorithms & Visualisation, NL)
    Tue, Jan 01, 2013, 11.00 am (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Die Rolle von GIS im Energiesektor – Potenzialanalysen, Systemmodellierung, Infrastrukturplanung
    (Tobias Eder, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Bereich Energie- und Systemstudien, Garching)
    Thu, Okt 30, 2012, 10.30 am (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Visibility analysis in complex 3D archaeological built environments
    (Dr. Eleftheria Paliou, Institut of Classical Archaeology, Heidelberg University)
    Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 4.15 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • GIS Technology as in TU Delft – An Overview of GIScience Research
    (Prof. Dr. Sisi Zlatanova, Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology)
    Knowledge-based optimisation of 3D city models for car navigation devices
    (M.Sc. Simeon Nedkov, PhD Student presenting his Master Thesis, Delft Uniservity of Technology)
    Mon, Nov 19, 2012, 1.00 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, PC-Pool)
  • Anwendungsbereiche nutzergenerierter Geodaten in der Navigation
    (Andreas Schuster, Informatikstudent, Universität Heidelberg)
    Wed, Nov 28, 2012, 4.00 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, Seminarraum)
  • Real-time, Context-oriented Interoperability in ad hoc Sensor Network
    (Dr. Mohammed Bakillah, Geographisches Institut, Lehrstuhl Geoinformatik, Universität Heidelberg)
    Wed, Dec 05, 2012, 2.00 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, Seminarraum)
  • GIS und die Perspektiven für eine neue Territorialgeschichte Europas seit 1650
    (Dr. Andreas Kunz, Institut für europäische Geschichte, Abteilung Universalgeschichte, Mainz)
    Thu, Jan 24, 2013, 16.15 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)

Colloquium GIScience (Summer term 12)

Public lectures

  • Toward Ubiquitous GeoInformation: An Operational View
    (Assistant Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Malek, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran )
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012, 2.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Room 104)
  • Modellierung von 3D-Stadtmodel­len mit CityGML 2.0 – Einführung, Modellierung und Anwendung
    (Dr. J. Benner & Dr. K. H. Häfele, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Angewandte Informatik (IAI))
    Thu, June 28, 2012, 2.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • Geo Cloud Computing
    (Prof. Dr. Klaus Greve, Geographisches Institut, Universität Bonn)

Colloquium GIScience (Winter term 11/12)

Public lectures

  • Web Coverage Processing Service
    (Michael Owonibi, Jacobs University Bremen)
    Thu, Okt 20, 2011, 2.00 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, HS)
  • From Ancient Landscapes to Future Cities - The GIScience context of Growing Cairot
    (Dr. Eric de Noronha Vaz, University of the Algarve, Faculty of Economics, Portugal)
    Thu, Nov 11, 2011, 2.00 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, HS)
  • Open Floor Plan
    (Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner, Beuth Hochschule für Technik, Berlin)
    Thu, Nov 24, 2011, 2.00 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, HS)
  • An Introduction to the Web Mapping System MapSurver.net
    (Maxim Rylov, Geographisches Institut Heidelberg)
    Thu, Dec 1, 2011, 2.15 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, HS)
  • Algorithms for movement analysis
    (Assistant Prof. Dr. Maike Buchin, Depart. of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Eindhoven)
    Tue, Dec 6, 2011, 2.15 pm (Ort: Berliner Str. 48, HS)
  • Live Geoinformation
    (Dr. Theodor Förster, Institut für Geoinformatik, Universität Münster)
    Mon, Jan 16, 2012, 2.15 pm (Location: Berliner Str. 48, PC Pool - Raum 003)
  • OpenStreetMap im kommerziellen Einsatz
    (Oliver Kühn, Firma Skobbler)
    Wed, Feb 29, 2 pm (Room 104)
  • Schematization, Generalization and Chorematic Diagrams
    (Dipl. Geog. Andreas Reimer, Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam, GFZ)
    Thu, Mar 15, 11:15 am (Room 104)

Colloquium GIScience (Summer term 11)

Public lectures

  • Web-Based Mapping: Personalized Maps and Real-Time Location Based Services (Dr. Padraig Corcoran, National Centre for Geocomputation, National University of Ireland Maynooth)
    Mon, April 11, 2.15 p.m. (Location: Hörsaal, Berliner Str. 48)
  • Remote sensing of forest disturbances in California: an exploration of trees as objects, pixels and points (Prof. Dr. Maggi Kelly, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley, USA)
    Tue, May 10, 4.15 p.m. (Location: Hörsaal, Berliner Str. 48)
  • 2D und 3D GIS Anwendungen in der Hydrologie, Fernerkundung und Naturgefahren Forschung (Dipl. Geogr. Michael Vetter, Centre for Water Resources & Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (IPF), TU Wien, Österreich)
    Thu, May 19, 4.15 p.m. (Location: INF 348, R013)
  • Geosensornetze - Anwendungen und Herausforderungen (Prof. Dr. Monika Sester, Institut für Kartographie und Geoinformatik, Universität Hannover)
    Fri, May 27, 4.15 p.m. (Location: Hörsaal, Berliner Str. 48)
  • "Personal Wayfinding Assistence" ( Dr. Falko Schmid, Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Spatial Cognition", Universität Bremen)
    We, Jun 1, 2011, 3:00 p.m. (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Room 002 - kleiner PC-Pool)
  • Value of Geoinformation: Concepts and Models (Prof. Dr. Alenka Poplin, MBA, HafenCity University Hamburg; Computer-based Methods in Urban and Regional Planning; Digital City Research Group)
    Tue, Jun 7, 2011, 4.15 p.m. (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Hörsaal)
  • "Using Semantic Reasoning and Collective Intelligence for Link Discovery" (Dr. Tomi Kauppinen,
    Institute for Geoinformatics, Universität Münster)
    Tue, Jun 21, 2011, 1:00 p.m. (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Room 003 - PC Pool)
  • Using wireless sensor networks and web-based geographic information systems for enhancing public perception on environmental risks and subsidizing disaster management: current projects at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) (Prof. Dr. João P. de Albuquerque, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
    Tue, Jun 28, 2011, 10:15 a.m. (Location: Berliner Str. 48, Raum 003 - PC-Pool)
  • Geo Cloud Computing (Prof. Dr. Klaus Greve, Geographisches Institut, Universität Bonn)
    date to be defined

Colloquium GIScience (Winter term 10/11)

Public lectures

  • Zur kontextbasierten Visualisierung von Geodaten auf Basis von standardisierten Webdiensten (Iris Wiebrock, UniBW München)
    Tue, Oct 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • Raster neu erfunden? Neue Vektor-Raster-Analyse-Möglichkeiten mit PostGIS 2.0 (Stefan Keller, Gispunkt, HFT Rapperswill, Schweiz)
    Tue, Nov 23, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • 3D-Laserscanning und Open Source GIS für die Bestimmung des Solarpotenzials (Andreas Jochem, Institut für Geographie, Universität Innsbruck)
    Wed, Nov 24, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • Innovative Verfahren für 3D Stadtmodelle (Prof. Dr. D. Fritsch, Universität Stuttgart, IFP)
    Tue, Jan 11, 2011, 4:15 p.m.
  • Value of Geoinformation: Concepts and Models (Prof. Dr. Alenka Poplin, MBA, HafenCity University Hamburg; Computer-based Methods in Urban and Regional Planning; Digital City Research Group)
    The presentation has been postponed to summer term 2011.
  • Agent based modeling in simulating land use/cover changes (Jamal Jokar, Kartographie und Geoinformation, Universität Wien)
    Tue, Feb 1, 2011, 4:15 p.m.
  • Efficient Processing of LIDAR via TIN streaming (Dr. Martin Isenburg, US Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
    Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 11:15 a.m.

Colloquium GIScience (Summer term 10)

Public lectures

  • Die Relevanz von Geoobjekten (Dr. Tumasch Reichenbacher, Senior Research Associate, Geographisches Institut, Universität Zürich, Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis (GIVA) Division)
    Tue, Apr 27, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • Zur Semantik von Sensordaten (Prof. Dr. Werner Kuhn, Universität Münster, Institut für Geoinformatik)
    Tue, May 4, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • Geovisual Analytics and Sensemaking: Towards Approaches for Transforming Information into Knowledge (Dr. Brian Tomaszewski, Assistant Professor, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies RIT - Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA)
    Tue, May 11, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • Quality Measures for Volunteered Geographic Information (OpenStreetMap) (Martijn van Exel, „Geospatial Omnivore“, Geodan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Mon, Jun 7, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • Wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen der Geoinformatik – eine Positionsbestimmung (Prof. Dr. Manfred Ehlers, Universität Osnabrück, Institut für Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung, Präsident der Gesellschaft für Geoinformatik (GfGI))
    Tue, Jun 8, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • Kombination von GIS & Fernerkundung im Kontext der europäischen Initiativen INSPIRE und GMES (Prof. Dr. Matthäus Schilcher, TU München, Leiter Fachgebiet Geoinformationssysteme)
    Tue, Jun 29, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
  • GIS-Anwendungen im kommunalen Umfeld – von 2D zu 3D (Hubert Zimmerer, Vermessungsamt Heidelberg, Leiter Abteilung Geoinformationssysteme)
    Tue, Jul 20, 2010, 4:15 p.m.

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