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Resch

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bernd.resch@geog.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 6221 54-5527
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Dr. Bernd Resch

Dr. Bernd Resch is Research Director (Live Geography) at the GIScience Research Group of the Institute of Geography in Heidelberg.

Main Research Areas
  • Standardised Geo-Sensor Webs
  • People as Sensors and Collective Sensing (VGI)
  • Real-time and Smart Cities (Health, Mobility, Environment, Energy, Safety)
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Location-aware Complex Event Processing
  • Augmented Reality and Innovative Geo-Visualisation Methods
  • Web-based Geo-Analysis
Offered Courses

Winter Term:

  • Mobile Geo-Technologies for Environmental Management and Real-time Cities (Lecture, University of Heidelberg)
  • Mobile Geo-Technologies for Environmental Management and Real-time Cities (Lab Exercise, University of Heidelberg)
  • Basics of Software Development (Lecture, University of Salzburg)

Summer Term:

  • Geo-application Development for Data Processing and Visualisation in the Real-time City (Lab Exercised, University of Heidelberg)
  • Research Group Geoinformatics - kleine Forschergruppe (Research Group, University of Heidelberg)
  • Basics of Software Development (Lecture, University of Salzburg)
Selected Publications

Articles: Journals, Magazines, Book Chapters and Books

  • Resch, B., Wohlfahrt, R., and Wosniok, C. (accepted) Web-based 4D Visualisation of Spatio-temporal Marine Geo-Data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Special Issue DK-GIScience, pp. pending.
  • Resch, B. and Zimmer, B. (2013) User Experience Design in Professional Map-Based Geo-Portals. ISPRS International Journal for Geo-Information, 2(4), pp. 1015-1037.
  • Resch, B., Hillen, F., Reimer, A. and Spitzer, W. (2013) Towards 4D Cartography - Four-dimensional Dynamic Maps for Understanding Spatio-temporal Correlations in Lightning Events. The Cartographic Journal, 50(3), International Cartographic Conference 2013, Dresden - Special Issue August 2013, pp. 266-275.
  • Schoof, M., Resch, B. and Ludwig, D. (2013) A GIS-based Concept for Solar Energetic Examination of New Building Projects. gis.SCIENCE, 3(2013), pp. 97-103.
  • Sagl, G., Resch, B., Mittlboeck, M., Hochwimmer, B., Lippautz, M. and Roth, C. (2013) Standardised Geo-sensor Webs and Web-based Geo-processing for Near Real-time Situational Awareness in Emergency Management. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management (IJBCRM), Special Issue on “Emergency Information Systems - Information Management Before, During, and After Crisis Events”, 3(4), pp. 339-358.
  • Resch, B. (2013) People as Sensors and Collective Sensing - Contextual Observations Complementing Geo-Sensor Network Measurements In: Krisp, J. (2013) Advances in Location-Based Services, ISBN 978-3-642-34202-8, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 391-406.
  • Resch, B., Zipf, A., Breuss-Schneeweis, P., Beinat, E. and Boher, M. (2013) Live Cities and Urban Services – Relevance, Challenges and Applications. International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, pp. 470-482.
  • Resch, B. (in press): People as Sensors and Collective Sensing - Contextual Observations Complementing Geo-Sensor Network Measurements. In: Krisp, J. (2012): Advances in Location-Based Services, ISBN pending, pp. pending.
  • Sagl, G., Resch, B., Mittlboeck, M., Hochwimmer, B., Lippautz, M. and Roth, C. (in press): Standardised Geo-Sensor Webs and Web-based Geoprocessing for Real-time Decision Support and Emergency Management. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management (IJBCRM), Special Issue on “Emergency Information Systems – Information Management Before, During, and After Crisis Events”, pp. pending.
  • Sagl, G., Blaschke, T., Beinat, E. and Resch, B. (2012): Ubiquitous Geo-Sensing for Context-Aware Analysis: Exploring Relationships between Environmental and Human Dynamics. Sensors 2012, 12(7), DOI:10.3390/s120709835, pp. 9835-9857.
  • Resch, B., Schulz, B., Mittlboeck, M. and Heistracher, T. (2012): Pervasive Geo-Security - A Lightweight Triple-A Approach to Securing Distributed Geo-infrastructures. International Journal of Digital Earth, DOI:10.1080/17538947.2012.674562, 2012, pp. 1-18.
  • Resch, B. (2012): Live Geography – Standardised Geo-sensor Webs for Real-time Monitoring in Urban Environments. Dissertations in Geographic Information Science, ISBN 978-3-89838-664-7, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft AKA GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Resch, B., Britter, R. and Ratti, C. (2012): Live Urbanism - Towards the Senseable City and Beyond. In: Pardalos, P. and Rassia, S. (Eds.) (2012): Sustainable Architectural Design: Impacts on Health, pp. 175-184.
  • Kamel Boulos, M.N., Resch, B., Crowley, D.N., Breslin, J.G., Sohn, G., Burtner, R., Pike, W.A., Jezierski, E. and Chuang, K.-Y.S. (2011): Crowdsourcing, Citizen Sensing and Sensor Web Technologies for Public and Environmental Health Surveillance and Crisis Management: Trends, OGC Standards and Application Examples. International Journal of Health Geographics 2011, 10(67), pp. 1-84.
  • Resch, B., Britter, R., Outram, C., Xiaoji, R. and Ratti, C. (2011): Standardised Geo-sensor Webs for Integrated Urban Air Quality Monitoring. In: Ekundayo, E.O. (Ed.) (2011): Environmental Monitoring, InTech, ISBN 978-953-307-724-6. pp. 513-528.
  • Blaschke, T., Hay, G.J., Weng, Q. and Resch, B. (2011): Collective Sensing: Integrating Geospatial Technologies to Understand Urban Systems – An Overview. Remote Sensing 2011, 3(8), ISSN 2072-4292, pp. 1743-1776.
  • Resch, B., Blaschke, T. and Mittlboeck, M. (2010): Live Geography – Interoperable Geo-Sensor Webs Facilitating the Vision of Digital Earth. International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, 3(3&4), 2010, pp. 323-332.
  • Resch, B., Lippautz, M. and Mittlboeck, M. (2010): Pervasive Monitoring – A Standardised Sensor Web Approach for Intelligent Sensing Infrastructures. Sensors – Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors 2010”, 10(12), 2010, pp. 11440-11467.
  • Resch, B., Mittlboeck, M., Girardin, F., Britter, R. and Ratti, C. (2009): Live Geography – Embedded Sensing for Standardised Urban Environmental Monitoring. International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements, 2(2&3), ISSN 1942-261x, pp. 156-167.
Refereed Conference Papers and Other Publications
  • Jacobs, C. and Resch, B. (2013) Semi-automatisierte Plausibilitätsprüfung in Citizen Science gestützten Naturbeobachtungen. In: Strobl, J., Blaschke, T., Griesebner, G. (Eds.) (2013) Angewandte Geoinformatik 2013, Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 350-355.
  • Sagl, G., Loidl, M. and Resch, B. (2013) Visuelle Analyse von Mobilfunkdaten zur Charakterisierung Urbaner Mobilität. In: Koch, A., Bill, R. and Donaubauer, A. (Eds.) (2013) Geoinformationssysteme 2013, Wichmann Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 72-79.
  • Resch, B. (2012) NoSQL Suitability for SWE-enabled Sensing Architectures. In: Proceedings of the First ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement 2012 (SWE2012). Redondo Beach, CA, USA, 06 November 2012.
  • Sagl, G., Resch, B., Hawelka, B. and Beinat, E. (2012): From Social Sensor Data to Collective Human Behaviour Patterns: Analysing and Visualising Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in Selected Environments. In: Jekel, T., Car, A., Strobl, J. and Griesebner, G. (2012): GI_Forum 2012: Geovisualization, Society and Learning, pp. 54-63.
  • Resch, B. (2012): On-the-fly Sensor Fusion for Real-time Data Integration. In: Proceedings of the Geoinformatik 2012 Conference, 28–30 March 2012, Braunschweig, Germany, pp. 229-236.
  • Resch, B., Zipf, A., Breuss-Schneeweis, P., Beinat, E. and Boher, M. (2012): Live Cities and Urban Services – A Multi-dimensional Stress Field between Technology, Innovation and Society. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services – GEOProcessing 2012, Valencia, Spain, January 30 – February 4 2012, pp. 28-34. «winner of the “Best Paper Award”»
  • Sagl, G., Beinat, E., Resch, B. and Blaschke, T. (2011): Integrated Geo-Sensing: a Case Study on the Relationships between Weather Conditions and Mobile Phone Usage in Northern Italy. In: Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Spatial Data Mining and Geographical Knowledge Services (ICSDM) 2011, Fuzhou, China, 29 June – 1 July 2011, pp. 208-213.
  • Sagl, G., Lippautz, M., Resch, B. and Mittlboeck, M. (2011): Near Real-Time Geo-Analyses for Emergency Support: A Radiation Safety Exercise. In: Proceedings of the 14th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 18–21 April 2011.
  • Smolders, S., Alegre, C., Gianfranceschi, S., Gilles, M., Resch, B. and Everding, T. (2011): GENESIS Employing Web Processing Services and Sensor Web Technology for Environmental Management. In: Proceedings of the “Integrating Sensor Web and Web-based Geoprocessing” Workshop at the 14th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 18–21 April 2011.
  • Resch, B., Sagl, G., Blaschke, T. and Mittlboeck, M. (2010): Distributed Web-processing for Ubiquitous Information Services – OGC WPS Critically Revisited. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience2010), Zurich, Switzerland, 14–17 September 2010.
  • Resch, B., Mittlboeck, M., Lipson, S., Welsh, M., Bers, J., Britter, R. and Ratti, C. (2009): Urban Sensing Revisited – Common Scents: Towards Standardised Geo-sensor Networks for Public Health Monitoring in the City. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - CUPUM2009, Hong Kong, 16–18 June 2009.
  • Resch, B., Mittlboeck, M., Girardin, F., Britter, R. and Ratti, C. (2009): Real-time Geo-awareness – Sensor Data Integration for Environmental Monitoring in the City. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems & Web Services – GEOWS2009, 1–7 February 2009, Cancun, Mexico, pp. 92-97. «winner of the “Best Paper Award”»
  • Resch, B., Calabrese, F., Ratti, C. and Biderman, A. (2008): An Approach Towards a Real-time Data Exchange Platform System Architecture. In: Proceedings of the 6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, Hong Kong, 17–21 March 2008.
  • Resch, B. (2007): Standardised Real-time Information Systems for Environmental Monitoring – An Elaborate Challenge. In: Proceedings of the GI Days Conference, Muenster, Germany, 10–12 September 2007.

The full list of publications can be found at http://www.berndresch.com/publications.htm

Education and Work Experience

09/2012 to present: Research Director – Live Geography, University of Heidelberg, Institute for Geography – GIScience, Germany

04/2013 to present: Visting Fellow, Harvard University, Center for Geographical Analysis (CGA), Cambridge, USA

05/2007 to present: Research Affliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SENSEable City Lab, Boston, USA

07/2009 to present: Lecturer, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Department Geography and Geology, Austria

09/2012 – 04/2013: Lecturer, University of Osnabrueck, Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Germany

09/2011 – 08/2012: Visiting Professor (Associate Professorship), University of Osnabrueck, Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Germany

02/2005 – 12/2009: PhD in Natural Sciences – Geoinformatics, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria &Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

02/2005 – 08/2012: Research Scientist, Austrian Research Centers / Research Studios Austria – iSPACE, Salzburg, Austria

09/2003 – 04/2005: Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden

10/2000 – 03/2005: Diplomingenieur (FH), University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

Invited Talks

11/2013: Kombination von menschlichen und technischen Sensoren im Bereich der Geomedizin, Fachaustausch Geoinformatik, Heidelberg, Germany

10/2013: Live Geography – Kombination von VGI und Sensormessungen für aktuelle Lagekarten, Fachtagung Web 2.0 und Social Media in Katastrophenschutz, Heidelberg, Germany

05/2013: The Real-time Value of Standardisation: Fusing Heterogeneous Sensor Data Sources, Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-Enabled Society Conf., Cambridge, USA

03/2013: A Puzzling Exercise: Network Data Assimilation for Diverse Air Quality Data, AirMonTech Conference, Duisburg, Germany

06/2012: Pervasive Mobile Sensing for Emergency Management, Environmental Monitoring, Public Safety and Live Cities, WhereCamp Berlin, Germany

04/2012: Pervasive Sensing to Monitor Urban Dynamics, Geospatial World Forum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

01/2012: Challenges in Handling Large Data Volumes in Geo-Processing, Panel Discussion at GEOProcessing12 Conference, Valencia, Spain

09/2011: Mobile In-situ Messdaten und Echtzeit-GII im Naturschutz, Fachtagung GIS in Natur- und Umweltschutz, Schneverdingen, Germany

07/2011: The Pathway to the Real-time City, Panel Discussion at GI Forum and AGIT, Salzburg, Austria

07/2011: Theory and Practice of Geospatial Database Design, EnviSDI Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

06/2011: Web-based Geo-processing for Real-time Multi-level Decision Support, EnviSDI Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

01/2011. Standardisierte Geo-Sensor Webs für Bereichsübergreifende Wasserwirtschaft, GIS &GDI in der Wasserwirtschaft. Kassel, Germany

07/2010: Geospatial Database Design – Concepts ::: Technologies ::: Challenges, EnviSDI Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

03/2010: Pervasive Sensing – A Multi-dimensional Challenge in the Stress Field Technology – Innovation – Society, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

03/2010: Live Geography – Standardised Geo-sensor Networks for Real-time Monitoring, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

02/2010: Digital Society Trends: Geospatial Processing Challenges, Panel Discussion at GEOProcessing 2010 Conference, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

06/2008: Sensors, RFID and GIS: Technology – Applications – Society, Location-based Services Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

07/2007: New Hypes: Map Web 2.0, Mashups, LBS – A Look Behind the Scenes, Location-based Services Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

10/2006: Collaborative Web Mapping – An Introduction, Human Security: People-Homes-Infrastructure Summer School, Salzburg, Austria

01/2003: Laser-based Data Transmission – An Empirical Assessment, ICT Forum, University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

Grants and Awards

02/2012, Best Paper Award, 4th GEOProcessing 2012 conference – Valencia, Spain 07/2011, Price for Excellent Lecturing – Finalist, Institution: University of Salzburg, Austria

03/2011, Geoinformatics Thesis Award – Finalist, Institution: Technical University Munich (Runder Tisch GIS)

03/2010, Visiting Scholar Grant, Taiwan National Science Council

02/2010, Best Paper Award, 1st IEEE-IARIA GEOWS 2009 conference – Cancun, Mexico

02/2009, Best Paper Award, 2nd IEEE-IARIA GEOProcessing 2010 conference – St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

04/2007 to present, International Communication Grants, Austrian Research Association, German Academic Exchange Service, ESRI a.o.

01/2005–04/2007, PhD Grant (ARC All-round Excellence as part of the Brainpower Initiative), Austrian Research Centers – ARC

08/2003–01/2005, Erasmus Mobility Grant, European Commission

Other Skills, Competences and Functions

Co-Chair of the Geoinformatik 2013 Conference

Chair of the AGIT Special Forum “GeoWeb 2.0 und Social Media im Katastrophenmanagement”

Co-organiser of the Young Researchers‘ Forum GIScience 2012 In alliance with GI-Forum 2012

Organiser of the Geo-Sensor Networks Session at Runder Tisch GIS Workshop Fortbildungsseminar GIS, 08-11 April 2013

Member of the Scientific Committee and Conference Chair of the IEEE-IARIA International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services

Editorial Board Member of the International Journal on Advances in Software

Associated Faculty Member of the Doctoral College “GIScience”

Executive Board Member of Samsonwind GmbH

Member of the Programme Committee and Reviewer for the AGIT Conference Advisory Board Member and External Expert, FP7 TIRAMISU, INTERREG Cross-border Emergency Atlas, a.o.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Symposium on Location-based Services, the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, the AGILE Conference Workshop on “Integrating Sensor-Web and Web-based Geoprocessing”, the Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement, a.o.

Reviewer for a number of International Journals including the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE), International Journal of Geographical Information Science, a.o

Member of the Development Team of the Bachelor/Master Programme of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Degree course scheme, specialisations of Media Informatics and Signal Processing

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