Keynote presentations - synopsis


Prof. Peter Baumann

Professor of Computer Science from School of Engineering & Science in Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

Peter's current research interests include scalable database and web service support for large, multi-dimensional arrays, including algebric modeling, query language, query optimization, system architecture, and applications such as earth sciences and life sciences. As part of this research, standardization of geo raster services is being addressed. As such, it is related to Dimensional databases, however with a distinct focus on spatio-temporal, multi-dimensional raster graphics data, rather than business data. Peter is the inventor and Princial Architect of the rasdaman Array DBMS, the historically first complete implementation of what today is called a "Big Data Analytics" server for large, multi-dimensional arrays. See complete profile

Presentation title: "Spatio-Temporal Big Data - the rasdaman approach." (PDF)

Prof. Roger S. Bivand

Professor of Economic Geography at the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.

Roger Simon Bivand is a British geographer, statistician and professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen. He studied geography at Cambridge University, obtain his doctorate at the London School of Economics and his habilitation at Adam Mickiewicz University in PoznaƄ. Roger Bivand is dealing with economic geography, GIS and geo-statistics, and has been a key contributor to the tools for spatial analysis in the statistical program R. See complete profile.

Presentation title: "Why depending on the contributions of others while contributing yourself makes sense?" (PDF)

See also Roger's workshop.

Prof. Matti Rossi

Professor of Information Systems at Aalto University School of Economics, Espoo, Finland.

Matti Rossi is a professor of information systems at Aalto University School of Economics. He has worked as research fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam, visiting assistant professor at Georgia State University, Atlanta and visiting researcher at Claremont Graduate University. He has been the principal investigator in several major research projects funded by the technological development center of Finland and Academy of Finland.  His research papers have appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of AIS, Information and Management and Information Systems. He has been a senior editor of JAIS and Database for Advances of Information Systems and he is editor of Communications of the Association for Information Systems.  Matti Rossi is a member of IEEE, ACM and AIS. See complete profile.

Presentation title: "Open data services." (PDF)

Prof. Matt Duckham

Associate Professor of Geoinformatics at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Before joining the Department of Geomatics as a lecturer in 2004, Matt was as a postdoctoral researcher, first at the Department of Computer Science, University of Keele, UK (1999-2002), and then at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), in the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, USA (2002-2004). Matt is now an ARC Future Fellow (2009-2013), with research focused in the area ambient spatial intelligence. With Professor Mike Worboys, Matt is coauthor of a major GIS textbook, GIS: A Computing Perspective 2e, and editor of a recent book entitled Foundations of Geographic Information Science. He is also an editor in chief of the Journal of Spatial Information Sciences ( See complete profile.

Presentation title: "Open access publishing in GIScience."