Cooperation Partners

The IRTG exploits an exceptionally high number of “tetrahedrons” formed by labs interacting with the Münster-Bremen-Buffalo triangle. These labs conduct research that is complementary to the IRTG, and they co-operate already with at least two of the IRTG sites, many of them with all three. The most important of these labs and departments are:

  • German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), University of Saarland and University of Bremen;
  • International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede Netherlands;
  • GIScience Center, Department of Geography, University of Zurich;
  • Department of Geoinformation and Cartography, Technical University Vienna;
  • Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LAO), Trento;
  • Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain;
  • Cognitive Science, Lund University, Sweden;
  • Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom;
  • School of Computing, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
  • Cardiff University, United Kingdom;
  • Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, United Kingdom;
  • Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, USA;
  • Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA;
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, USA;
  • National Institute for Space Research, São José dos Campos (SP), Brasil;
  • The University of Melbourne, Australia;
  • School of Information Technology, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia;
  • CSIRO Tasmanian ICT Centre, Hobart, Australia.

In addition, the researchers at the three principal sites each have extensive and evolving networks of collaboration in research, education, and standardization. Among the partners with which the researchers at Münster cooperate regularly, the following are relevant to this proposal:

  • German Telecom Laboratories, Berlin;
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin;
  • Grid Computing Group, Regionales Rechenzentrum für Niedersachsen, Leibniz Universität Hannover;
  • Intelligent User Interface Lab, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Psychology at Saarland University;
  • Department of Media Informatics at LMU München;
  • Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, Northrhine Westfalia;
  • Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University of Bern Switzerland;
  • New University of Lisbon, Portugal, and University Jaume I, Spain: the two partners in the joint Masters degree program in Geospatial Technologies, funded by Erasmus Mundus;
  • BRGM – French Geological Survey, Orléans, France;
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra (VA), Italy;
  • Cognitive and Communication Technology Division of ITC IRST, Trento, Italy;
  • SINTEF – Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning ved Norges Tekniske Høgskole;
  • Ordnance Survey (OS) Research and Innovation, Southampton, United Kingdom;
  • National academic data centre EDINA at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom;
  • National e-Science Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom;
  • Distributed Multimedia Research Group, Interactive Systems Group at University of Lancaster, United Kingdom;
  • DERI (Digital Enterprise Research Institute) at the National University of Ireland, Galway;
  • The European Association for Geographic Information Laboratories, AGILE (www.agile-online.org), with leading IfGI activities in several working groups;
  • School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
  • Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, China;
  • Institute of Natural Ressources, National Dong Hwa University, Hua Lien, Taiwan;
  • All universities participating in the International Network for Education in Geographic Information Science (eduGI.net), www.eduGI.net and the Network for GI Science Education in Latin-America (eduGI.LA),www.eduGI.net/eduGI.LAwww.gilanet.org;
  • The Open Geospatial Consortium, OGC (www.opengis.org).
  • NRW Graduate School of Chemistry, University of Münster, Germany,http://gsc-ms.uni-muenster.de/hp/site/

Pertinent cooperation partners of Bremen are additional groups participating in the International Quality Network (IQN) on Spatial Cognition (http://www.cosy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/iqn):

  • Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA
  • Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Science Beijing, China
  • IIT Kanpur, India
  • Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China
  • Linköping University, Sweden
  • New Bulgarian University, Sofia
  • Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), CSIC, Bellaterra, Spain
  • Stanford University, USA
  • Université Paris XI, Orsay, France
  • Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • University of Manchester, UK
  • University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • EECS Department, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, USA
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
  • Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, USA
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

The research and education networking of the University at Buffalo is too extensive to be listed here and can be gathered from the individual web sites at http://www.buffalo.edu/.