Alexander Zipf

Berliner Straße 48
Room 105
Phone: +49 6221 54-5533
Fax: +49 6221 54-4529

Office hours
no office hours during winter semester 2014/2015

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf

Main Research Areas

  • Web-based GIS, GeoWeb 2.0
  • Analysis and Processing of Geographic Data
  • Interoperability and Standards, Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI)
  • 3D-GIS, 3D City and Landscape Models
  • Location Based Services (LBS) and UbiGIS (Ubiquitous GIS)
  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
  • Integrating new methods from Geoinformatics & GIScience in Geography


  • Managing Director, Department of Geography, University of Heidelberg
  • Chair of the GIScience Research Group, University of Heidelberg
  • Member of the Extended Board of Directors of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
  • Funding Member of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE)
  • Speaker of the Graduate School "CrowdAnalyser"
  • Principal Investigator of the Heidelberg Graduate School on mathematical and computational methods for the Sciences: HGS MathComp (DFG). http://www.mathcomp.uni-heidelberg.de/
  • Regional Editor Europe, Africa and Middle East of the ISI listed journal "Transactions in GIS" (Wiley)

Grants and Awards


Workshop Organization / Program Committee

  • Program Committee: 3D GeoInfo 2009 - 4th International Workshop on 3D Geo-Information. Ghent, Belgium.
  • Scientific Comittee. ISPRS-workshop on “Quality, scale and analysis aspects of urban city models”. (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing). Lund, Sweden, 3-4.12.2009.
  • ISCRAM 2009, 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Track Geo-information support, Göteborg, Sweden.
  • Deegree Day 2009. Bonn. Forchungszentrum Cesar. inkl. Workshop “OpenStreetMap im Rheinland”
  • Programm Committee: 2009 International Workshop on Theory and Applications Frontier of Location Based Services in cooperation with the The 3rd International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE09) Qingdao, China.
  • Programm Committee: 9th International Symposium on Web and Wireless GIS, W2GIS. Maynooth, Ireland.
  • Lokale Organisation: 6. Fachgespräch Ortsbezogene Dienste. Universität Bonn. September 2009.
  • Program Committee: Geoinformatik 2009, Osnabrück.
  • Program Committee: LocWeb 2009 - Second International Workshop on Location and the Web in Conjunction with CHI 2009, Boston. USA.
  • Programm Committee: 8th International Workshop on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS 2008). 11.-12.12.2008. Shanghai. China.
  • Scientific Committee: joint Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Management 2008: 3rd International China Workshop on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM-CHINA) and the 4th International Symposium on Geo-Information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM). Harbin. China.
  • Scientific Committee: 5th Symposium on Location Based Services & TeleCartography 2008. Salzburg, Austria 26-28. November 2008.
  • Scientific Committee: First International Workshop on Trends in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Geotechnology and Geoinformation Workshop at the GIScience conference, September 2008, Park City, Utah, USA
  • Programm Committee: IADIS Wireless Applications and Computing 2008 (WAC 2008) Conference. July 2008. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Scientific Committee: 3D Geoinfo 2007. The Second International Workshop on 3D Modelling. Delft, The Netherlands. 12-14 December, 2007
  • Programm Committee:  W2GIS'07 - 7th International Workshop on Web and Wireless GIS. November 28-29, 2007 in Cardiff, UK (hosted by the University of Glamorgan).
  • Programm Committee: GI-Forum. 2007. 2008. 2009. Salzburg. Austria 2009.
  • Programm Committee: ISCRAM 2008 Session TECH-03 “Process- and Geo-aware Systems for Crisis Management”
  • Programm Committee: UMICS '07,the 5th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Mobile Information and Collaboration Systems. co-located with CAiSE '07 in Trondheim, Norway, June 11-12, 2007.
  • Programm Committee: WAC 2007. IADIS International Conference Wireless Applications and Computing 2007. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Programm Committee: MDSGEO'06 - 1st International Workshop on Modern Decision Support in Geographical Domains: Models, Methods, and Tools September, 2-3, 2006 - Thessaloniki, Greece. to be held in conjunction with the 10th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems ADBIS'2006
  • Programm Committee: UMICS '06, the 4th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Mobile Information and Communication Systems, co-located with CAiSE in Luxembourg, June 5-6, 2006.
  • Programm Committee: 6th International Workshop on Web and Wireless GIS (W2GIS'06). December 4-5, 2006. Hong Kong. China.
  • Workshop Organizer: UbiGIS 2006 - Second International Workshop on Ubiquitous GI Services. In conjunction with GISCience - International Conference on Geographic Information Science - Münster, Germany. September 2006.
  • Workshop Organizer: Mobile Maps 2005. 19. September 2005.
  • Programm Committee: deegree day. 2006, 2007. 2008. Bonn. Germany. June 2006, 2007. 2008.
  • Programm Committee: 1st International Workshop on Web Portal-based Solutions for Tourism - IWWPST05 Focus: Decision Support Systems. November 8 and 9, 2005 Tampere, Finland.
  • International Review Committee: Spatial Cognition 2004 Frauenchiemsee Island, Bavaria, Germany from 11-13 October 2004. Organizer: The Transregional Collaborative Research Center SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition.
  • Scientific Review Committe: IADIS Cognitive Performance Support (CPS) Conference within the IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS) conference.
  • Program Chair and Organizer: UbiGIS 2004. First International Workshop on Ubiquitous Geographic Information Services. (Topic: “The relationship of GIS and Ubiquitous Computing”). In conjunction with: Geoinformatics 2004 . 12th International Conference on Geoinformatics ; Geospatial Information Research: Bridging the Pacific and Atlantic. 7 -9 June 2004, Gvle, Sweden.
  • Program Committe: AGIT, Salzburg, Austria; since 2003.
  • Workshop Organizer: Alexander Zipf (FH Mainz) and Liqiu Meng (TU Munich): Design kartenbasierter mobiler Dienste. (Call for papers) Workshop auf der Konferenz. “Mensch und Computer” - Interaktion in Bewegung. Stuttgart. Germany. 2003.
  • Program Committe: Geoinformatics 2004. 12th International Conference on Geoinformatics ; Geospatial Information Research: Bridging the Pacific and Atlantic. 7 -9 June 2004, Gvle, Sweden.
  • Program Committe: Münsteraner GI-Tage 2004 Schwerpunkt: “GI & Mobilitt Von der Forschung zur praktischen Anwendung”
  • Scientific Committee: IT Conference. 2007. Malaka. Malaysia.
  • Program and Organizing Committee: GIS Day 2003. Heidelberg. 18. Nov. 2003.
  • Program and Organizing Committe: AGIT 2002, Schwerpunktthema: “Geoinformation Mobil”, Salzburg, Austria, 3. - 5. 07.2002.
  • Program Committe: AIMS 2002 - Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems, Lyon, France, July, 22 2002, in conjunction with: ECAI 2002 (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence).
  • Program and Organizing Committee: GIS Day 2002. Heidelberg. 20. Nov. 2002.
  • Virtual Worlds in Realistic Visualization. Deep Map Workshop, EML, Heidelberg. 09. December 1999. (Together with V. Coors, FhG IGD
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