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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

Ostermann, F.O. and Granell, C. (2017) Advancing science with VGI : reproducibility and replicability of recent studies using VGI. In: Transactions in GIS, 21 (2017)2 pp. 224-237. Full text | Full text

Zahra, K., Ostermann, F.O. and Purves, R.S. (2017) Geographic variability of Twitter usage characteristics during disaster events : open access. In: Geo-spatial Information Science, 20(2017)3, pp. 231-240. Full text | Full text

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

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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