Keynote speaker: Prof Dr Alexander Zipf

Prof Dr Alexander Zipf Alexander Zipf is chair of GIScience (Geoinformatics) at Heidelberg University (Department of Geography) since late 2009. He is member of the Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage and founding member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE). From 2012-2014 he was Managing Director of the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University. In 2011-2012 he acted as Vice Dean of the Faculty for Chemistry and Geosciences, Heidelberg University. Since 2012 he is speaker of the graduate school CrowdAnalyser - Spatio-temporal Analysis of User-generated Content. He is also member of the editorial board of several further journals and organized a set of conferences and workshops. 2012-2015 he was regional editor of the ISI Journal Transactions in GIS (Wiley). Since 2017 he is Associate Editor of the Open Access Journal "Geo-Spatial Information Science" (GSIS) published by Taylor & Francis. Before coming to Heidelberg he led the Chair of Cartography at Bonn University and earlier was...
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Keynote speaker: Prof Dr May Yuan

Prof Dr May Yuan May Yuan received all her degrees in Geography: B.S. 1987 from National Taiwan University and M.S. 1992 and Ph.D. 1994 from State University of New York at Buffalo. She is Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences and GIS Ph.D. director in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Before she joined UT-Dallas in August 2014, she was Brandt Professor and Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor and Director of Center for Spatial Analysis at the University of Oklahoma (1994-2014). Currently, she is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science and Vice President of US Cartography and Geographic Information Society. In addition, she serves on US NOAA Environmental Information Services Working Group and US National Geospatial Advisory Committee. Her research interest expands upon space-time representation and analytics to understanding geographic dynamics. Over the years, she has been working to develop new approaches to represent geographic...
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