Abstract Bettina Speckmann
Over the past years the availability of devices that can be used to track moving objects has increased dramatically, leading to an explosive growth in movement data. Objects being tracked range from animals and cars, to hurricanes, sports players, and suspected terrorists. The study of (geometric) algorithms for the analysis and visualization of movement data is hence a rapidly expanding research area at the intersection of computational geometry and graph drawing, geographic information science, automated cartography, and information visualization.
In this talk we will go beyond the basic setting of moving point objects and describe algorithms for groups of moving objects and for moving geometric networks (river networks as defined by elevation data of river beds).