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Event-based Dissemination and Processing of Geospatial Information

Pre-conference workshop at the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Wageningen, May 9, 2017


Event-based architectures are increasingly used in various mainstream IT applications including the financial sector or large scale IoT applications. However, the geospatial domain, especially spatial data infrastructures, often relies on the traditional Web Service pattern (request/response pattern). This full day workshop aims to discuss the potential of event-based architectures in geospatial applications (e.g. disaster management, environmental monitoring, or public security) and to set up a corresponding research agenda. The morning session comprises invited expert talks on event-based technologies and applications. In the afternoon, the challenges for event-processing and event-driven architectures will be identified and discussed in break-out groups. In a final session, the results will be collected and discussed to serve as input for a joint report on the current state of event-based approaches for geospatial information provision and processing.


  • Gather an overview on event-based approaches for providing and processing geospatial information
  • Identify relevant application domains and use cases
  • Identify patterns for eventing in spatial data infrastructures and architectures
  • Identify and discuss current research topics

We invite you to submit a short presentation on the following topics:

  • Handling events in Sensor Web infrastructures
  • Event processing of spatio-temporal information
  • Publish/Subscribe patterns in Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • IoT applications in the geospatial domain
  • Applying mainstream IT eventing technologies in Geo-IT applications

Planned agenda

If you are interested in giving a short presentation, please send the title and a brief abstract of about 50 words to Christoph Stasch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Simon Jirka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by April 30, 2017.


09:30 - 09:50   Welcome; Introduction and Motivation (Simon Jirka, Christoph Stasch, 52°North)
09:50 - 10:10   GeoMQTT (Stefan Herle, RWTH Aachen)
10:10 - 10:30   OGC Pub/Sub (Lorenzo Bigagli, CNR, Italy)

10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20   Esri GeoEventProcessor (Thomas Paschke, Esri Germany)
11:20 - 11:40   Requirements for Event-Processing from the perspective of the TaMIS project (Christian Malewski, Wupperverband)
11:40 - 12:00   REST interface for pub/sub (Matthes Rieke, 52°North)
12:00 - 12:20   AirSensEUR & event-based architectures from the perspective of citizen science (Alexander Kotsev, JRC)
12:20 - 12:30   Wrap Up Morning Session

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:00   Challenges for Event-Processing and Event-driven Architectures
14:00 - 15:00   Breakout Discussion Session

15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30   Breakout Discussion Session
16:30 - 17:00   Summary, Conclusions, Next Steps

Workshop Organizers

  • Christoph Stasch, 52°North GmbH
  • Simon Jirka, 52°North GmbH
  • Albert Remke, ESRI Germany
  • Matthes Rieke, 52°North GmbH
  • Andreas Wytzisk, University of Applied Sciences Bochum
  • Alexander Kotsev, JRC, Ispra
  • Lars Bernard, Technische Universität Dresden

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