Time: 08.30 – 10.30 on Thursday 19th June 2003
Place: Rooms 6 & 7, Enterprise Ireland, Merrion Hall, Strand Rd., Sandymount, Dublin 4
Speaker: Dr. Michela Bertolotto and Dr. David Wilson, Smart Media Institute and Department of Computer Science, UCD
Smart Spatial Computing at UCD
The second is a series of breakfast events organised by Enterprise Ireland which provide a space for academics to present their research findings to industry representatives.
Two major issues facing organisations in the modern information age are the problem of information overload dealing with the fast-increasing amount and availability of potentially task-relevant information and the problem of spatial information modelling how to exploit spatially enabled information in an efficient and effective manner.
Research in the Smart Spatial Computing group at UCD is addressing these issues with a novel integration of techniques drawn from Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence, Database Systems, and Spatial Data Handling. The MaGIK project provides a plug-in component framework that allows for sketch-based retrieval of geo-spatial imagery (e.g., satellite and aerial photographs) and for capturing and managing task-based knowledge related to the use of such imagery for corporate knowledge management. The CoMPASS project provides an architecture for spatial services, including location-based personalized map services, spatial annotation and pro-active information search, and optimised delivery of map and other spatial information to mobile devices. This meeting will provide an overview of work in smart spatial computing at UCD, along with briefs on related research projects in the areas of mobile computing, bioinformatics, recommender systems, web-based GIS.