Tag: dfg

  • Global Health Academy 2021: workshop material online

    Last week, the Global Health Academy 2021 took place in an online format with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemics. The conference was conveyed by the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) and aimed at practitioners, researchers and PhD students in the public health domain. Dr. Sven Lautenbach with support by Steffen Knoblauch and Marcel […]

  • Today & tomorrow GIScience Heidelberg Talks in Africa and Australia

    This Wednesday and Thursday we have presentations from the GIScience research group Heidelberg on two remote contintents – both in Africa and in Australia: On Wednesday: First down under at GIScience Melbourne in Australia Rene Westerholt will present the work related to our PLATIAL18 workshop: Westerholt, R., Gröbe, M., Zipf, A. and Burghardt, D. (2018): Towards the statistical […]

  • Deadline extended to July 25: PLATIAL 2018, Heidelberg University

    Because of several requests the deadline for short papers has been extended to Wed. July 25 2018. The recent availability of user-generated geographic datasets allows gaining novel insights into otherwise hardly observable societal phenomena. Geosocial media forms one important source of user-generated information, which partly describes the everyday lives of people. The analysis of these […]

  • Successful DFG VGIscience Collaborative Research Week in Heidelberg

    Last week about 30 scientists from different insitutions from all across Germany came together in Heidelberg to conduct collaborative research. The research week is the result of an intense collaboration within the DFG Priority Programme VGIscience, which deals with the following topics Information Retrieval and Analysis of VGI: • information extraction (space, time, semantics) • […]

  • DFG Summer School “VGI”

    Last week, our colleagues Franz-Benjamin Mocnik and René Westerholt participated in a summer school of the DFG priority programme on “VGI”. GIScience Heidelberg is involved in that programme by two projects, one of which is dealing with data quality issues and another one that investigates the assessment of spatial assotiations in social media data. The […]

  • New DFG Project on Data Integration from Location Based Social Networks

    Recently a new project has been accepted to be funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It deals with an agent-based and quality-aware integration of geo-social network data, thus investigating data integration as a collaborative negotiation process. Web-based social networks are now a significant social phenomenon. The user-generated data produced through them, including the location-based data, […]