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Colloquium: Geospatial Search and Mobility, Dr. Dirk Ahlers (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 18:00-19:00 EET.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Geospatial Search and Mobility


Speaker: Dr. Dirk Ahlers
Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 18:00-19:00 EET
Host: Demetris Zeinalipour (dzeina-AT-cs.ucy.ac.cy)
URL: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/colloquium/index.php#cs.ucy.2015.ahlers

Location helps us to understand, map, and navigate the world we live in. The growing availability of geospatial data has already enabled a vast range of services. With advancing sensing technology and mapping on the one side and increased volume of user-generated geospatial data on the other side, the granularity of geospatial data has been pushed down beyond the building level towards high-quality indoor locations. This talk will first give an overview of geospatial search engines and geographic information retrieval and discuss experiences in developing geospatial search in various environments. It will continue to discuss quality issues for different types of geospatial data. A final focus will be put on recent work on human mobility and campus movement analysis in the context of Smart Cities and in collaboration with NTNU's MazeMap system. A discussion of open question and future work will open the floor for discussion.

Short Bio:
Dirk is a researcher in the field of geospatial Web retrieval and analysis. He is currently a research scientist at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he works on geospatial Web mining and mobility data. He first came to Norway as a Marie Curie postdoc. Previously, after having received his Ph.D. from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, with a thesis on Geographically Focused Web Information Retrieval, he did an extended research stay at Unitec, Honduras. Dirk was the project lead on multiple geospatial search and mobility projects and recently co-organized the LocWeb2014 and LocWeb2015 workshops. More details are available at http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/dirk.ahlers

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