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'Klimatag 2018' @ University of Salzburg

The Austrian German language conference ‘Aktuelle Klimaforschung in Österreich’ has been kicked-off today at the University of Salzburg. The 19. Austrian Climate Day takes place at the University of Salzburg, Faculty of Natural Sciences, from 23 to 25 April 2018.Link to the programme.Stefan Kienberger and Bernhard Zagel are representing ‘Z_GIS’ at this event co-organized by the CCCA – Climate Rese …

Please support us in making GI/EO professionals ready for the future!

The Earth observation (EO) and Geoinformatics (GI) sector is rapidly evolving due to technological advances, growing collections of open data (e.g. Copernicus), and a broader user base. This evolution requires the adaptation of EO/GI training for matching the skills on demand most useful for the market and society. Z_GIS is part of the EO4GEO project, which is aiming at bridging the skills gap bet …

'Lange Nacht der Geoinformatik' 2018

A successful Researchers’ Night introduced the field of Geoinformatics to hundreds of visitors, including lots of kids. They joined the Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) presentations and activities, for many a first contact with ‚Geoinformatics‘ at the iDEAS:lab on Friday 13, 2018 (https://zgis.at/lndf2018).The evening started with a visit by the Salzburg governor Dr Wilfried Haslauer and coun …

Minister explores analog-digital sandbox

Photo: ITG – Innovation Service for SalzburgHeinz Faßmann, Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research visited the iDEAS:lab established by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the Science City Itzling. During his working visit to Salzburg, including meetings with the Governor of Salzburg and the Rectorate of the University of Salzburg, Minister Faßmann used the opportunity for a s …

'Young Researcher Award in GIScience': 2018 Winners

The Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Commission for GIScience annually selects the winner of a ‘Young Researcher Award’ competition, based on an outstanding publication submitted by applicants. This year we had received a record number of submissions, the review-and-selection process identified two winners tied for first place.We are glad to extend our congratulations to:Min Chen from the Key Laborat …

Helena Mitasova awarded 2018 Waldo-Tobler GIScience Prize

The Austrian Academy of Sciences through its Commission for GIScience is awarding the GIScience Prize named after Prof Waldo Tobler to a scientist having demonstrated outstanding and sustained contributions to the discipline worthy of inspiring young scientists in Geoinformatics and Geographic Information Science, and having accomplished significant advances in research and education.The received …

GeoS4S-ISS-2 and Dissemination Conference-1 concluded successfully in China!

The GeoServices-4-Sustainability (GeoS4S) project consortium consisting of 10 universities from Europe, China and Thailand conducted International Summer School-2 (ISS-2) at the School of Geography, Nanjing Normal University(NJNU), Nanjing, China from March 5 to 16, 2018. It also included a Dissemination Conference on 10-11 March.GeoS4S Dissemination Conference Participants pausing after the inaug …

Willi Mann successfully defended his PhD

Willi Mann successfully defended his PhD Thesis “Efficient Techniques for Set Similarity Join Queries”. While being a student at the Department of Computer Science Willi was associated with the Doctoral College “GIScience” at Z_GIS. The DK GIScience has profited from this in-depth research in database science. In particular the focus is to efficiently store and query very large volumes of data. Th …

Z_GIS Annual Report 2017 Published

Again at this time of the year we are proud to present Z_GIS’ annual report, please get your online copy at >https://www.flipsnack.com/DeptGeoinformaticsZGIS/z_gis-annual-report-2017.htmlThis brochure introduces our new research projects, documents progress in study programs and outputs from our conferences in 2017. Enjoy reading – and we’re glad to hear your comments and inputs! …

How to improve water management by using space technology

This issue was addressed by the 4th International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management, which recently took place in Islamabad, Pakistan. More than 100 experts from all over the world discussed cutting-edge tools and findings to better understand, describe and quantify water-related issues using space technology. The conference was organised by the the United Nations Offi …

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    Research retreat: Spatial Simulation goes GitHub

    Last Friday, the Z_GIS Spatial Simulation group had its first research retreat. The iDEAS:lab was a perfect location to achieve the goal of the day: to set aside our daily tasks and fully concentrate on the long-term group objectives. We started off with exploring GitHub as our new central collaboration and outreach platform: https://github.com/ZGIS/spatial-simulation. Over the next weeks and mont …

    Outstanding reviewer award 2017

    Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017 – Ecological Modelling Just learned about my “outstanding reviewer” recognition by Elsevier for my reviews in the journal Ecological Modelling last year. A nice reward for one’s anonymous contribution to the scientific community. Especially, thanks to the authors for interesting and well prepared manuscripts: this makes the reviewing job a pleasant task. …

    Winter School 2018

    model speed dating How much can you learn and achieve in only 10 days that you dedicate to one new thing? The answer is: a tremendous lot! In the beginning, each of the twenty participants came with his or her own research ideas. At the end, each participant presented a fully working simulation model that implemented this idea. In between there was a lot of nurdy work and a lot of fun. “Everything …

    Documenting agent-based models with BPMN

    Agent-based models (ABM) are often documented with the ODD-protocol, which gives a suitable framework. This framework lacks a formal documentation of the model itself, which is normally written in a simulation environment like e.g. NetLogo, GAMA, REPAST or another modelling language. These days, the de facto standard for documenting business processes is the Business Process Modelling Notation (BP …

    Spatial Simulation @gi_forum2018

    The call for papers for the Special Session on “Spatial Simulation” at next year’s GI_Forum Conference 3-6 July 2018 in Salzburg has just opened. The Special Session focuses on the advances in process-oriented geocomputational methods as well as their applications.We welcome your contribution on agent-based modelling, cellular automata or any other geocomputational simulation approach in all domai …

    Welcome Christian Neuwirth!

    Christian Neuwirth has joined the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS as lecturer of the UNIGIS program. His research interests lie in the field of spatial simulation modelling. With his experience in different modelling approaches, including spatial system dynamics, agent-based modelling and gaming applications, Christian will significantly contribute to the advancement of the research group. We …

    Agent-based model for the monitoring of visitor streams

    A study (Masterthesis, Stefan Mohr) using the example of the transboundary Harz National Park as the study area. Due to the large extent of the National Park (24,732 ha), an accurate measurement of visitor numbers (some 1.7 Mio estimated) and their spatiotemporal distribution (ca. 813 km of path network) is not feasible. With the ABM methodology, the streams of visitors in the area around the Broc …

    Winter School 2018 “Spatial Simulation Modelling”

    15. – 24. February 2018, Salzburg You have complex problems to solve, but have not yet worked with spatial simulation modelling? In this winter school, you will get hands-on experience with the concepts and methods of spatially-explicit agent-based modelling to explore complex systems. Models will target and integrate a range of domains and application areas in ecological and social sciences. Supp …

    Spatial Simulation – special session @GI_Forum

    First things first: The first session after the Wednesday lunch break of the traditional AGIT / GI_Forum conference in Salzburg will be dedicated to Spatial Simulation. Don’t miss three interesting talks plus an ABM-update, in which early career researchers share their project results. Spatial Simulation July 5th, 1 pm-2.30 pm, Blauer Hörsaal ·         Determinants of Social Networking Mechanisms …

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