Workshop on “spatial urban analytics with user-generated geodata”

We’ve recently finalised the programme of a workshop on “spatial urban analytics with user-generated geographic information”. The event is conjoined with the 2017 International Conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London and is co-chaired by René Westerholt (GIScience Heidelberg). We received methodological as well as empirical contributions, which reflects the breadth of the complex yet highly interesting workshop theme. The workshop consists of two sessions:

Session 1 (chair: João Porto de Albuquerque)

  1. Welcome note – João Porto de Albuquerque (University of Warwick, UK); René Westerholt (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  2. A platform for measuring urban functionality from social media data – Chen Zhong (King’s College London, UK)
  3. The role of mobility in exploring spatial aspects of liveability using big data – Anna Gyori (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  4. Locating the social: Embedding spatial urban analytics into the operation of critical urban infrastructure – Philipp Ulbrich (University of Warwick, UK)
  5. How Twitter and Instagram can locate ‘food deserts’ and predict cancer rate: Studying dietary choices and chronic diseases in food deprivation areas in London – Elisabeth Titis (University of Warwick, UK)

Session 2 (chair: René Westerholt)

  1. The paths to knowledge – Danny Edwards (Edwards Stadsontwerp, Amsterdam)
  2. The use of Nature-inspired paradigms to strengthen Urban Resilience: Systematic Literature Review and Future Trends – Francisco Rivas (University of Granada, Spain)
  3. Characterization of urban blocks and sidewalks based on Volunteered Geographic Information and image-based social media – Tessio Novack (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  4. Kriging algorithm Optimisation for impactful integration into industry utilising a new data source to introduce ‘road distance’ and ‘travel time’ matrices – Henry Crosby (University of Warwick, UK)
  5. Event-Driven Geoprocessing: a system architecture to integrate complex event processing and spatiotemporal analytics – Manuel G. Garcia Alvarez (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

We welcome all prospective attendees who are interested in taking part in vibrant discussions of recent and cutting edge research topics in London! Registration is open and early bird discounts are available through Friday 9 June 2017. Please check out the online information about the conference for further information!