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Résumé of Dr. F.O. (Frank) Ostermann

Ostermann

Frank has joined the ITC in 2014 as an Assistant Professor for Cloud and Crowd geo-information processing. His main research interests are the opportunities and challenges of distributed collection, storage, processing and sharing of crowd-sourced and volunteered geographic information. Since 2009, he holds a PhD (Dr. sc. nat.) in Geographic Information Science from the University of Zurich. Previous work includes three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, as well as several years as a research assistant at the University of Zurich and Hamburg on several EU-funded projects on user-generated geographic content, and spatio-temporal data analysis and visualization in urban contexts.

More detailed information on Frank’s CV can be found on his public LinkedIn profile page: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/frank-ostermann/8/2a7/820

Publications

ISI Journal Articles

Schneider, S., Ostermann, F.O. and Adams, B. (2017) Why good data analysts need to be critical synthesists. Determining the role of semantics in data analysis. In: Future Generation Computer Systems, 72(2017), pp.11-22. Full text | Full text

Granell, C. and Ostermann, F.O. (2016) Beyond data collection : Objectives and methods of research using VGI and geo-social media for disaster management. In: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 59 (2016) pp. 231-243. Full text | Full text

Voinov, A.A., Kolagani, N., McCall, M.K., Glynn, P.D., Kragt, M.E., Ostermann, F.O., Pierce, S.A. and Ramu, P. (2016) Modelling with stakeholders : next generation. In: Environmental modelling and software, 77 (2016) pp. 196-220. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Granell, C. (2015) Advancing science with VGI : reproducibility and replicability of recent studies using VGI. In: Transactions in GIS,  (2015)IN PRESS14 p. Full text | Full text

Spinsanti, L. and Ostermann, F.O. (2013) Automated geographic context analysis for volunteered information. In: Applied geography, 43 (2013) pp. 36-44. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O., Tomko, M. and Purves, R. (2013) User evaluation of automatically generated keywords and toponyms for geo - referenced images. In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 64(2013)3, pp. 480-499. Full text | Full text

Craglia, M., Ostermann, F.O. and Spinsanti, L. (2012) Digital Earth from vision to practice : making sense of citizen-generated content. In: International Journal of Digital Earth, 5 (2012)5 pp. 398-416. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. (2010) Digital representation of park use and visual analysis of visitor activities. In: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 34 (2010)6 pp. 452-464. Full text | Full text

Other Refereed Journal Articles

Schade, S., Diaz, L., Ostermann, F.O., Spinsanti, L., Luraschi, G., Cox, S., Nunez, M. and De Longueville, B. (2013) Citizen - based sensing of crisis events : sensor web enablement for volunteered geographic information. In: Applied Geomatics, 5 (2013)1 pp. 3-18. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Spinsanti, L. (2012) Context analysis of volunteered geographic information from social media networks to support disaster management : a case study on forest fires. In: International journal of information systems for crisis response and management, 4(2012)4, pp. 16-37. Full text

Schade, S., Ostermann, F.O., Spinsanti, L. and Kuhn, W. (2012) Semantic observation integration. In: Future internet : open access, 4(2012)3, pp. 807-829. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Timpf, S. (2009) Use and appropriation of space in urban public parks. In: Geographica Helvetica : Swiss journal of Geography : Open Access, 64 (2009)1 pp. 30-36. Full text | Full text

Book Chapters

Ostermann, F.O., Huang, H., Andrienko, G., Andrienko, N., Capineri, C., Farkas, K. and Purves, R.S. (2015) Extracting and comparing places using geo - social media. In: Proceedings of ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015, 28 September - 3 October 2015, La Grande Motte, France. Peer reviewed Annals, Volume II-3/W5 / ed. by C. Mallet, N. Paparoditis, I. Dowman, S. Oude Elberink, A.-M. Raimond, F. Rottensteiner, M. Yang, S. Christophe, A. Çöltekin, and M. Brédif. ISPRS, 2015. ISSN: 2194-9050. pp. 311-316. Full text | Full text

Monographs/Edited Books

Bühler, E., Kaspar, H. and Ostermann, F.O. (2010) Sozial nachhaltige Parkanlagen : open access e-book. Zürich, VDF Hochschulverlag, 2010. Forschungsbericht NFP 54, ISBN: 978-3-7281-3309-0. Full text

PhD theses

Ostermann, F.O., Timpf, S. (promoter) , Fabrikant, S. (co-promoter) , Elasser, H. (co-promoter) and Kraak, M.J. (co-promoter)  (2009) Modeling, analyzing and visualizing human space appropriation : a case study on three urban publuc parks in Zurich, Switzerland : e-book. Zurich, University of Zurich, 2009. Full text | Full text

Conference Proceedings (full papers)

Garcia-Chapeton, G.A. and Ostermann, F.O. (2017) Geo-visual analytics for pest population dynamics. In: Societal Geo-Innovation : short papers, posters and poster abstracts of the 20th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 9-12 May 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands / edited by A. Bregt, T. Sarjakoski, R. van Lammeren and F. Rip. Wageningen: Wageningen University & Research, 2017. ISBN 978-90-816960-7-4. 5 p. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O., Garcia-Chapeton, G.A., Zurita-Milla, R. and Kraak, M.J. (2017) Mining user-generated geographic content : an interactive, crowdsourced approach to validation and supervision. In: Societal Geo-Innovation : short papers, posters and poster abstracts of the 20th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 9-12 May 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands / edited by A. Bregt, T. Sarjakoski, R. van Lammeren and F. Rip. Wageningen: Wageningen University & Research, 2017. ISBN 978-90-816960-7-4. 6 p. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. (2015) Hybrid geo-information processing : crowdsourced supervision of geo-spatial machine learning tasks. In: Proceedings of the 18th AGILE International conference on geographic information science, 9-12 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. AGILE, 2015. 4 p. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Schade, S. (2014) Multi - sensory integration for a digital earth nervous system. In: Connecting a digital Europe through location and place : proceedings of the AGILE 2014 International conference on geographic information science, 3-6 June 2014, Castellón, France : open access / ed. by J. Huerta, S. Schade and C. Granell. AGILE, 2014. ISBN: 978-90-816960-4-3. 5 p. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Spinsanti, L. (2011) A conceptual workflow for automatically assessing the quality of volunteered geographic information for crisis management. In: Proceedings of the 14th AGILE international conference on geographic information science : advancing geoinformation science for a changing world / ed by S. Geertman, W. Reinhardt and F. Toppen. [s.l.] : Agile, 2011. ISBN: 978-90-816960-1-2. 6 p. Full text | Full text

Schade, S., Ostermann, F.O. and Spinsanti, L. (2011) Functional integration for the observation web. In: Proceedings of the international conference on knowledge engineering and ontology development, 26-29 October 2011, Paris, France. SciTePress, 2011. ISBN: 978-989-8425-80-5. pp. 498-504. Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Spinsanti, L. (2011) An integrated quality score for volunteered geographic information on forest fires. In: Proceedings of VALgEO 2011 : 3rd international workshop on validation of geo - information products for crisis management, 18-19 October 2011, Ispra, Italy / ed by C. Corbane, D. Carrion, M. Broglia and M. Pesaresi. Ispra: Joint Research Centre, 2011. ISBN: 978-92-79-21380-9. pp. 29-34. Full text

Spinsanti, L. and Ostermann, F.O. (2011) Retrieval of volunteered geographic information for forest fires. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Italian information retrieval (IIR) workshop, 27-28 January 2011, Milan, Italy / ed by M. melucci, S. Mizzaro and G. Pasi. 4 p. Full text | Full text

Spinsanti, L. and Ostermann, F.O. (2010) Validation and relevance assessment of volunteered geographic information in the case of forest fires. In: Proceedings of VALgEO 2010 : 2nd international workshop on validation of geo - information products for crisis management, 11-13 October 2010, Ispra, Italy / ed by C. Corbane, D. Carrion, M. Broglia and M. Pesaresi. Ispra: Joint Research Centre, 2010. ISBN: 978-92-79-15630-4. pp. 101-108. Full text

Ostermann, F.O. (2009) Appropriation of public park space : a GIS - based case study. In: Proceedings of the GIS researck UK 17th annual conference : GISRUK 2009, 1-3 April, Durham, United Kindgom / ed by D. Fairbairn. Durham: University of Durham, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-900974-58-8. pp. 95-98. Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Timpf, S. (2009) Evaluating sustainable appropriation of urban public parks. In: Proceedings of REAL CORP 2007, 20-23 May 2007, Vienna, Austria / ed by M. Schrenk, V.V. Popovich and J. Benedikt. ISBN: 978-39502139-3-5. pp. 239-245. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. (2009) Indicators for socially sustainable park use : results from a case study. In: Proceedings of REAL CORP 2009, 22-25 April 2009, Sitges, Spain / ed by M. Schrenk, V.V. Popovich, D. Engelke and P. Elisei. ISBN: 978-39502139-7-3. pp. 243-252. Full text | Full text

Ostermann, F.O. and Timpf, S. (2007) Modelling space appropriation in public parks. In: AGILE 2007 : proceedings of the 10th AGILE international conference on geographic information science : the European Information Society : leading the way with geoinformation, Aalborg, Denmark, 8-11 May 2007. / ed. by M. Wachowicz and L. Bodum. AGILE, 2007. ISBN 978-87-819-3004-4. 7 p. Full text | Full text

Scientific and Professional Publications

Capineri, C., Haklay, M., Antoniou, V., Kettunen, J., Ostermann, F.O. and Purves, R. (2016) European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information : open access e-book. London, Ubiquity Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-909188-79-2. Full text

Presentations

Ostermann, F.O., Garcia-Chapeton, G.A., Zurita-Milla, R. and Kraak, M.J. (2017) Citizen data scientists : an interactive, crowdsourced approach to validation and supervision : powerpoint. Presented at: Citizen science association conference, 17-20 May 2017, St. Paul, MN, United States of America. 19 slides. Full text

Timpf, S., Ostermann, F.O., Lusti, A. and Böckli, L. (2006) Claiming personal space in public parks : abstract. In: Geographic information science : proceedings of the 4th international conference GIScience 2006, Münster, Germany, 20-23 September, 2006 : extended abstracts. Münster : Universität Münster, Institut für Geoinformatik (IfGI), 2006. (IfGI prints ; 28; ) ISBN 3-936616-25-6. pp. 369-372. Full text

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