University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program


Current Challenges in Computational Movement Analysis


Dr. Patrick Laub, University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

date & place

Wednesday, 04.07.2012, 15:15 h
Room Y 311


In the last decade, advances in tracking technologies resulted in geographic information representing the movement of individuals at previously unseen spatial and temporal granularities. This new, inherently spatiotemporal, kind of geographic information offers new insights into dynamic geographic processes but also challenges the traditionally rather static spatial analysis toolbox. This talk first makes the case for Computational Movement Analysis, as an interdisciplinary umbrella for contributions from a wide range of fields aiming for a better understanding of movement processes. Then the talk will single out three concrete examples, where the speaker aims at contributing to the theory of Computational Movement Analysis. These examples are: Cross-scale movement analysis, context-aware movement analysis, and finally, decentralized movement pattern mining. The talk will conclude with some reflection on progress made and grand challenges in Computational Movement Analysis.