9th Summer Institute on Geographic Information Science

Florence (Firenze), Italy – 2011

2011 FlyerWeek 1: June 5 to 10, 2011: “Volunteered Geographic Information”
Week 2: July 17 to 23, 2011: “Process Ontology”

Venue for both weeks: The beautiful Fattoria di Maiano in Fiesole



Volunteered Geographic Information

June 5-10, 2011
Co-Facilitators: Michael Goodchild, Michael Gould, Muki Haklay, Max Craglia

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Young researchers were invited to contemplate and discuss a wide range of VGI-related topics, including but not limited to:

2011 Week 1
2011 Week 1 Programme Overview



Process Ontology

July 17-23, 2011
Co-Facilitators: Antony Galton, Michael Grueninger, David Mark, Werner Kuhn

In cooperation with the International Association for Ontology and its Applications

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The topic of this week was Process Ontology and its applications to the analysis of processes in the human environment, in engineering and in business.

Goals and Contents:

Understanding processes has become one of the key challenges to society: how much does our climate change, and why? how can deforestation of the Amazon be put under control? how can manufacturing processes be optimized? Process ontology provides the theory, tools, and techniques to analyze processes and to improve the design and use of information systems that support human decisions in dynamic situations. The institute featured tutorials on ontology, progressed into research discussions and concluded with group work on the ontological analysis of processes.

Participants learned to

2011 Week 2
2011 Week 2 Programme Overview