15th December 2015 Agenda


9:00 → 9:30 Inauguration of the exhibition: Images of Light – Immagini di Luce (www.immaginidiluce.com)

9:30 → 10.00 Workshop Welcome: A Spatial Data Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage Risk Management in Myanmar (download here)

Videomessage of Mr. Ganelli honorary consul of Myanmar in Italy


10:00 → 10:30 Fondazione Lerici. (download here)

R. Mastropirro, G. Ambrosetti e A. Gobbato


10:30 → 11:00 EURAC – Its SDI and risk related applications. (download here)

R. Monsorno and S. Schneiderbauer

The spatial data infrastructures (SDI) of EURAC supports the management of geo-data and allows particularly to handle temporal dimension in order to satisfy spatial time-series analysis. The DBMS (PostGIS) supports storing and querying of spatial data of potentially any raster and vector type. It has been designed and implemented with a scalable architecture, in terms of memory and runtime for time-series operations and for image-processing operations, and is based on open standards (OGC). On top of the t-SDI a core technology has been developed which allows easy setup of WebGIS applications, that can be used to disseminate any type of geo-located data, and can benefit from the SDI web services. EURAC is benefitting from this strong support in geo-data management when applying its spatially explicit risk and vulnerability studies. Within the scope of these studies, most relevant indicators, which are selected by means of participatory approaches, are combined in order to represent best the complex realities of social-ecological systems. Indicators values and their aggregations are assessed and mapped to support measures to reduce risks to natural hazards and impacts of climate change.


11:00 -> 11.15 Coffee Break


11:15 -> 11.45 Temporal and Spatial Database Research at FUB. (download here)

J. Gamper and A. Dignoes

Almost all data have some form of temporal and/or spatial dimension, typically representing when and where some event occurred in the modeled reality. Despite these inherent properties, for a long time database solutions didn’t provide explicit support for the management of temporal and spatial data. While most commercial database systems provide now spatial extensions, they do not yet provide advanced support for temporal data. In this talk, we present a short overview about our research activities in the area of spatial network databases and temporal databases. As for spatial network databases, we study advanced solutions for the computation of isochrones in multimodal transport networks. Isochrones provide a useful tool to perform reachability and catchment analyses. We study also different forms of shortest path queries, including the diversification of shortest paths. Our research on temporal databases begun with the study of different forms of temporal aggregation, which is the most important operator for data analytics. Recently, we focused on the development and implementation of a temporal relational algebra in the kernel of the PostgreSQL DBMS, which is now the first relational database that provides full support for temporal queries.


11:45 → 12:15 A Spatial Data Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage Risk Management in Myanmar. (download here)

Mauro Salvemini.

Myanmar is in a peculiar situation, among other aspects, for having an huge heritage of cultural goods, for rapidly increasing the tourist presence, for strongly attracting investment funds, for being in a transition period of political power, for playing a key role in south Asia and for traditionally paying attention to the social aspects of the population development.

In spite of the fact that cultural heritage is becoming to be considered as a precious asset to be exploited, some severe threads are increasing the vulnerability and increasing the danger of historical buildings, archaeological areas, stupas, historical centers, landscapes, waters and natural unique areas as well. If not protected and appropriately managed the cultural heritage is going to rapidly perish and the society to be irreversibly and hardly hit under the impact of external agents not only due to natural disasters but also to the unsustainable impact of human activities not appropriately planned.

The state of the art of the Information Communication Technology, which is also a rapidly increasing sector in Myanmar, together with well experimented techniques of risk management may provide a very effective solution to the risk mitigation and to the sustainable exploitation of Myanmar cultural heritage. The Spatial Data Infrastructure together with risk evaluation model is presented to contribute to set up an ad hoc project. The benefits for public authorities and private companies are discussed together with the impact to the societal issues which are carefully considered for being protected and adequately fostered.


12:30 → 13,45 Lunch Break


14:00 → 17:00 Brainstorming and position paper setting.  (download here the outcomnes of the workshop)


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