Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following Invited Speakers at ICSSE 2018.

2018 the International Conference on Software and Services Engineering will be held in Prague, Czech Republic during April 20-22, 2018.

Prof. Vit Vozenilek, Palacky University, Czech Republic

Biography: Biography: Prof. Vit Vozenilek is a full professor and Ph.D. supervisor in Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic. He got his master degree in geography and mathematics in 1988 in Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He got a Ph.D. degree in physical geography in 1992 in the same university. Then he worked at Dept. of Geography at Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, as an assistant for cartography and spatial modeling for more than seven years. He has involved many key projects as a supervisor for geocomputation and scientific visualization. In 1993, he received research scholarship at Birbeck College, University of London, UK. In 2001 he established Dept. of Geoinformatics at Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic. He is still its head. In 20010-2014, he held the position of vice-president of Palacky University Olomouc. His research interests include geovisualisation (map making, atlas compilation, cognition aspects of map use) and spatial modeling. In recently 10 years, Prof. Vozenilek has published 7 books, 5 atlases, 35 conference papers and 28 journal papers. 
Prof. Vozenilek serves as vice-president of International Cartographic Association, vice-president of Czech Cartographic Society, a member of many scientific journals, boards, councils, and committees. He serves as a reviewer for many research funds and journals, including once with a high impact factor. Prof. Vozenilek gave many invited lectures at universities abroad – UK, USA, Israel, Germany, China, Poland etc. He was the keynote speakers in many international conferences.


Prof. Magne Jørgensen, Informatics at University of Oslo, Norway

Biography: Magne Jørgensen received the Diplom Ingeneur degree in Wirtschaftswissenschaften from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1988 and the Dr. Scient. degree in informatics from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1994. He is a professor of software engineering at the University of Oslo and a member of the software engineering research group at the Simula Research Laboratory. He has 10 years industry experience as a consultant and manager. His research interests include software estimation, uncertainty assessments in software projects, expert judgment processes, and learning from experience.

Magne Jørgensen works as a researcher at Simula Research Laboratory and a professor at the University of Oslo. Previously, he worked with software development, estimation, and process improvement in the telecom and insurance industry. He is one of the founders of evidence-based software engineering and teaches this to students and software professionals.

Prof. Josef Strobl, University of Salzburg, Austria

Prof. Josef Strobl is Professor at the University of Salzburg, leading the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics. He holds degrees in Geography from Vienna University and has been teaching GIScience and related subjects at universities worldwide. He is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and head of its Commission for Geographic Information Science. Serving as a board member for international organizations like GSDI, ISDE and GISIG and on the editorial boards of leading journals in Geoinformatics and GIScience, he is promoting and spearheading various SDI-related initiatives.

Josef Strobl works with researchers focusing on distance education, spatial analysis and distributed architectures for SDI. Current interests aim at real time and mobile services, terrain analysis and dynamic process modeling, fostering applications in planning, public participation and resource management. Prof. Strobl has been instrumental in developing and implementing the worldwide UNIGIS postgraduate distance learning programme, and is working with a global network of partner institutions towards education, curriculum development, basic and applied research in Geographic Information Science. He always looks forward to meet friends and colleagues at the annual GI_Forum symposia in Salzburg!

Prof. Paul Longley, University College London, UK

Speech Title: Consumer data and geoinformatics research

Speech Abstract: More and more data are collected about us as citizens, and an increasing real share of these data arise from business-to-customer transactions, and are harvested by customer facing organisations. This presentation considers the work of the UK Consumer Data Research Centre in opening up these rich sources of data for geoinformatics research. Illustrative examples of the use of consumer data to supplement or replace conventional sources are drawn from case studies of pedestrian movement, retail behaviour and domestic energy consumption. The presentation brings sharp focus to the sources and operation of bias in such data sources and the need to triangulate them with residential neighbourhood classifications and the new generation of workplace zone classifications.

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