Terra Cognita - Foundations, Technologies and Applications of the Geospatial Web

Sunday, October 23rd - 09:00 - 18:00 - Room: Koenig

The wide availability of technologies such as GPS, map services and social networks, has resulted in the proliferation of geospatial data on the Web. Researchers have been quick to realize the importance of this development and have started working on the relevant research problems, giving rise to new topical research areas such as “Geographic Information Retrieval”, “Geospatial (Semantic) Web”, “Linked Geospatial Data” and “GeoWeb 2.0”. Similarly, standardization bodies such as the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have been developing relevant standards such as the Geography Markup Language (GML) and GeoSPARQL.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from related disciplines, as well as interested parties from industry and government, to advance the frontiers of this exciting research area.

Find the schedule and more information on the workshop's website.

Accepted Workshop Papers

Chris De Rouck, Olivier Van Laere, Steven Schockaert and Bart Dhoedt. Georeferencing Wikipedia pages using language models from Flickr

Jens Ortmann, Minu Limbu, Dong Wang and Tomi Kauppinen. Crowdsourcing Linked Open Data for Disaster Management

Efthymios Drymonas, Alexandros Efentakis and Dieter Pfoser. Opinion Mapping Travelblogs

Rahul Parundekar, José Luis Ambite and Craig Knoblock. Aligning Unions of Concepts in Ontologies of Geospatial Linked Data

Eetu Mäkelä, Aleksi Lindblad, Jari Väätäinen, Rami Alatalo, Osma Suominen and Eero Hyvönen. Discovering Places of Interest through Direct and Indirect Associations in Heterogeneous Sources - The TravelSampo System

Arif Shaon, Andrew Woolf, Shirley Crompton, Robert Boczek, Will Rogers and Mike Jackson. An Open Source Linked Data Framework for Publishing Environmental Data under the UK Location Strategy

Sven Tschirner, Ansgar Scherp and Steffen Staab. Semantic access to INSPIRE - How to publish and query advanced GML data

Jan Oliver Wallgrün and Mehul Bhatt. An Architecture for Semantic Analysis in Geospatial Dynamics

Iris Helming, Abraham Bernstein, Rolf Grütter and Stephan Vock. Making close to suitable for web searches - a comparison of two approaches

Juan Martín Salas and Andreas Harth. Finding spatial equivalences across multiple RDF datasets

Lars Döhling and Ulf Leser. EquatorNLP: Pattern-based Information Extraction for Disaster Response

Rui Candeias and Bruno Martins. Associating Relevant Photos to Georeferenced Textual Documents through Rank Aggregation


Find the proceedings of the workshop here.


Organizing Committee 

  • Rolf Grütter, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
  • Dave Kolas, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA
  • Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Dieter Pfoser, Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS), Athena, Greece

Programme Comittee

  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Stavros Vassos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Jans Aasman, Franz Inc.
  • Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, UK
  • Ola Ahlqvist, Ohio State University, USA
  • Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Thomas Barkowsky, University Bremen, Germany
  • Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Mihai Datcu, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
  • Stewart Fotheringham, National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland
  • Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Alasdair J G Gray, University of Manchester, UK
  • John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey, UK
  • Glen Hart, Ordnance Survey, UK
  • Martin Kersten, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Sergei Levashkin, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
  • Joshua Lieberman, Traverse Technologies, USA
  • Michael Lutz, European Commission-DG Joint Research Center, Italy
  • Stefan Manegold, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Ralf Möller, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Alexandros Ntoulas, Microsoft Research
  • Mathew Perry, Oracle
  • Euripides Petrakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Florian Probst, SAP Research, Germany
  • Thorsten Reitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany
  • Timos Sellis, IMIS, Research Center Athena, Greece
  • Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
  • Fabian Suchanek, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
  • Agnes Voisard, Free University Berlin and Fraunhofer ISST, Germany
  • Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • James Wilson, James Madison University, USA
  • Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg, Germany