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Fogliaroni, Paolo


Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. (University Assistant)
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Paolo Fogliaroni is a researcher and a university assistant at the Institute of Geoinformation at the Technical University of Vienna.
In the academic year 2012/2013 Paolo Fogliaroni teaches "Theory of GIS 2" and "Implementation of GIS" at the Technical University of Vienna. 

From October 2008 to July 2012 he was a doctoral student in the International Research Training Group on Semantic Integration of Geospatial Information. He carried out his doctorate in the Cognitive System (CoSy) group at the Mathematics and Computer Science department at the University of Bremen (Germany). The title of his doctoral dissertation is "Qualitative Spatial Configuration Queries - Towards Next Generation Access Methods for GIS". In his doctoral research, Paolo Fogliaroni, addressed the issue of efficiently storing and managing qualitative spatial information within spatial databases in order to enable queries by natural language and queries by sketch. His main focus was on the development of Qualitative Spatial Access Methods (QSAMs): algorithm and data structures tailored for optimizing the storage space occupancy and the time retrieval efficiency of qualitative spatial information.

From January to June 2010 he spent a research semester at the faculty of engineering and computer science at the State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY, USA).

Paolo Fogliaroni graduated cum laude and a special mention as a Computer Science and Automation Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) at the University of L'Aquila (L'Aquila, Italy) in 2008. In his master thesis--developed in the Cognitive System group at the University of Bremen--he developed a qualitative localization and navigation system for mobile robots based on visibility information.

In 2005 he received his bachelor degree in Computer Science and Automation Engineering. In the bachelor thesis he carried out a comparison on the influence of relational (R-), object-relational (OR-), and object oriented (OO-) database management systems (DBMS) on software design.

His research interests encompass geographic information systems, spatial data access methods, spatial data integration and matching, spatial representation and reasoning, and cognitive robotics. Currently his focus is on developing novel representation and reasoning methods for (geo)spatial information. 


Research Interests

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

Publications

  • Rami Al Salman, Frank Dylla, Paolo Fogliaroni. Matching GeoSpatial Information By Qualitative Spatial Relations. First ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information (TO APPEAR).
  • Paolo Fogliaroni. Qualitative Spatial Configuration Queries - Towards Next Generation Access Methods for GIS. Ph.D. Thesis (PDF)
  • 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.

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