Mini-conference "VGI and social media with a focus on applications in the urban context"
Location: Techno-Z (1st floor Gi-Lecture), Schillerstraße 30, Salzburg, Austria

Final programme:
09:30 - 09:45 Opening
09:45 - 10:15 René Westerholt (PhD Candidate, University of Heidelberg: Places—Analysing People’s Experiences in and with Urban Areas)
10:15 - 10:45 Bernd Resch (Assistant Professor, University of Salzburg: Integrating Machine-learning Approaches in Geospatial Analysis)
10:45 - 11:15 Alexander Wagner (Assistant Professor, University of Vienna: Bad Memory, Bad Policy?)
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00 Hartwig Hochmair (Associate Professor, University of Florida: VGI Data Quality Assessment – Quo Vadis?)
12:00 - 12:30 João Porto de Albuquerque (Associate Professor, University of Warwick: What can Social Media tell us about Urban Spaces?)
12:30 - 13:00 Michael Mehaffy (Senior Researcher, KTH University, Stockholm & Director, Future of Places Research Network: Big Data and the Power of Self-Organization: Implications for a New Kind of Planning)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 Anna Kovacs-Gyori, Alina Ristea, Clemens Havas (PhD Candidates, University of Salzburg: #London2012: Towards Citizen-Contributed Urban Planning Through Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Data)
14:30 - 16:00 Short presentations and discussion:
- Levente Juhasz (PhD Candidate, University of Florida: Towards Analyzing Spatial Patterns of Individual Users in Multiple Social Media and VGI Platforms)
- Laxmi Ramasubramanian (Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY: Promises and Pitfalls for Civic Engagement in the Social Media Age)
- Nikolai Janakiev (Freelancer, University of Salzburg Alumni: Predict Economic Measurements with OpenStreetMap)
- Emmanuel Papadakis (PhD Candidate, University of Salzburg: A Standalone Tool for Filtering and Classifying OSM Data)

Organisation: Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS

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