Paolo Fogliaroni

FB 3 Mathematik & Informatik
University of Bremen
Enrique-Schmidt Str. 5
D-28359 Bremen, Germany.
Tel: +49-421-218-64199
Fax: +49-421-218-98-64199
Email: paolo[at]informatik.uni-bremen.de
Website: http://cosy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/staff/paolo-fogliaroni

IRTG Research Initiative: Semantics in Analysis and Reasoning
Research Title: Towards a Hybrid Quantitative – Qualitative Geographic Information System
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Freksa
UB Buffalo Semester with Prof. Stuart C. Shapiro

Research Topic:

My main research interests encompass geographic information systems, spatial data access methods, spatial data integration and matching, spatial representation and reasoning, and cognitive robotics. Currently my research focuses on developing novel representation and reasoning methods for (geo)spatial information. I am investigating how to adapt and extend existing spatial access methods to manage qualitative information. My final objective is to develop efficient algorithms and data structures to solve qualitative spatial configuration queries; to reach such a goal, I intend to apply Qualitative Spatial Reasoning techniques to existing data structures.

The current draft of my PhD proposal can be downloaded here.

Research Interests:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Disaster Management
  • Qualitative Spatial Representation and Reasoning

Publications:

  • Paolo Fogliaroni, Giorgio de Felice, Falko Schimd , Jan Oliver Wallgrün. Managing Qualitative Spatial Information to Support Query-by-Sketch. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Processing Sketch Maps, COSIT 2011. (PDF)
  • Giorgio De Felice, Paolo Fogliaroni and Jan Oliver Wallgrün. A Hybrid Geometric-Qualitative Spatial Reasoning System and its Application in GIS, COSIT 11, 10th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Belfast, Maine, USA, September 12-16th 2011. (Link)
  • Giorgio De Felice, Paolo Fogliaroni and Jan Oliver Wallgrün. Qualitative Reasoning with Visibility Information for Environmental Learning, 6th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2010), Zurich, 14-17th September, 2010. (PDF)
  • Paolo Fogliaroni, Giorgio De Felice and Jan Oliver Wallgrün. A Qualitative Perspective on Volunteered Geographic Information, In GIScience 2010 Workshop on Role of Volunteered Geographic Information in Advancing Science, Zurich, 14th September, 2010. (PDF)
  • Paolo Fogliaroni, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Eliseo Clementini, Francesco Tarquini, Diedrich Wolter. 2009. A Qualitative Approach to Localization and Navigation Based on Visibility Information. Spatial Information Theory, 9th International Conference, COSIT 2009, Aber Wrac’h, France, September 21-25, 2009 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. vol. 5756. ed. Kathleen Stewart Hornsby, Christophe Claramunt, Michel Denis, Gérard Ligozat. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. (Link)
  • Paolo Fogliaroni. (2009). Towards a Hybrid Quantitative – Qualitative GIS. COSIT 09: Doctoral Colloquium. pages 123 – 128. ed. Clare Davies. (PDF)
  • Francesco Tarquini, Giorgio De Felice, Paolo Fogliaroni, Eliseo Clementini (2007). A Qualitative Model for Visibility Relations. In KI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4667/2007, pp. 510–513, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin. (Link)

Awards:

  • COSIT 2009 Best Student Paper Award: Paolo Fogliaroni. (2009). Towards a Hybrid Quantitative – Qualitative GIS. COSIT 09: Doctoral Colloquium. pages 123 – 128. ed. Clare Davies
  • GIScience 2010 Best Extended Abstract Award: Giorgio De Felice, Paolo Fogliaroni and Jan Oliver Wallgrün. Qualitative Reasoning with Visibility Information for Environmental Learning, 6th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2010), Zurich, 14-17th September, 2010.