RICH-VGI workshop at 18th AGILE conference, Lisbon

Our AGILE workshop called RICH-VGI (enRICHment of volunteered geographic information (VGI): Techniques, practices and current state of knowledge) was held on June 9, 2015 in Lisbon as part of the 18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) with comparatively a large number of participants.
The workshop aimed at providing an interdisciplinary forum towards determining techniques and ideas for improving VGI and VGI analysis in terms of completeness, attributes, locational accuracy, metadata, etc.
The workshop was well-attended by scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds and quite a number of interesting discussions were raised and addressed. A list of presentations along with their slides is provided below for your reference.

09:40-10:10 Welcome to participants and an introductory talk by
Prof. Alexander Zipf on enRICHing VGI – some considerations

10:10-10:30 Presentation 1:
Dr. Frank Osterman: Enriching geo-social media content through geographic contextualization

11:00–11:20 Presentation 2:
Dr. Andrea Ballatore: Semantic Challenges for Volunteered Geographic Information

11:20-11:40 Presentation 3:
Dr. Eva Hautal: Extracting georeferenced emotions from user-generated content

11:40-12:00 Presentation 4:
Jean Damascene Mazimpaka: Using crowd-sourced data to support movement analysis in transportation and urban planning applications

14:00-14:20 Presentation 5:
Dr. Adam Rousell: CAP4Access::::Toward a collective tagging Android application for gathering accessibility-related geospatial data in European cities

14:20-14:40 Presentation 6:
Cecilia Bergman: Representativeness of crowdsourced cycle volumes: Exploring the challenges and possibilities of mobile sports tracking application data

14:40-15:00 Presentation 7:
Gianluca Luraschi: Smart emergency response system (smartERS): the oil spill use case

15:00-15:20 Presentation 8:
Enrico Steiger: Enriching OSM road networks with TMC LCL information

15:20-15:40  Presentation 9:
Prof. Jorge Gustavo Rocha:
Making OpenStreetMap data interoperable in the context of a INSPIRE based SDI

15:40-16:00 Presentation 10:
Jose Pablo Gomez Barron: Volunteering assistance to online geocoding services through a distributed knowledge solution

16:30-16:50 Presentation 11:
Dr. Jamal Jokar: Enriching crowdsourced land use information by data mining techniques

16:50-17:10 Presentation 12:
Ehsan Abdolmajidi: Building ontology on-the-fly for the VGI and authority road networks to facilitate their integration