Fw: PhD vacancy in GIScience

Jesus Reyes jesus at ludens.elte.hu
2007. Okt. 4., Cs, 10:03:40 CEST

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Ez az üzenet ma érkezett, hátha valaki akar jelentkezni PhD tanulmányokra 
Belgiumba...Részletesebb információért az email végén olvasható email címre 
kell írni.


Jesus Reyes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Nico Van de Weghe
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:33 PM
Subject: PhD vacancy in GIScience


We offer a fulltime job (funded PhD studentship) for a period of four years.

The topic of the research is the representation of temporal knowledge and 
temporal reasoning by means of a GISystem. So far, GIScience mainly focused 
on two-dimensional spatial reality (and by extension on the third spatial 
dimension). Many concepts and techniques for visualising and analysing space 
have been presented. So far, the typical functionalities of a GISystem are 
thus only used for visualising and analysing a real space. However, it 
should be possible to represent a two-dimensional conceptual space by means 
of a GISystem. By doing so, it should be possible to use existing 
sophisticated techniques for analysing two-dimensional non-spatial data. The 
possibilities and the relevance for using GISystems and according 
visualising- and analysing tools for representing, managing and querying of 
data in a two-dimensional conceptual time space (i.e. the triangular 
concept: a representation of one-dimensional time intervals by 
zero-dimensional time points in a two-dimensional conceptual space) will be 
studied in depth in this research project. Moreover, it is interesting that 
time is cognitively-conceptually as well as theoretically close to the 
concept of space.

The Ph.D. candidate will participate in the research unit Cartography and 
GIS (GIScience and GISystems), Department of Geography at Ghent University 
(Belgium). The unit consists out of two professors and, currently, more than 
10 researchers, all working in the research field of spatial and 
geographical information.

The position is funded for a period of 4 years (starting January 1, 2008) 
within a new project granted by the Research Foundation - Flanders.
Subject: Use of a GIS for the Research of a Two-Dimensional Conceptual 
Promoter: Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe;
Co-Promoters: Prof. dr. Martin Valcke and Prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer.

We are looking for candidates with a Master's degree or equivalent in 
geomatics, computer science, cognitive science, or a related discipline such 
as geoinformatics and spatio-temporal reasoning, preferably with experience 
within GIS (GIScience and -Systems).

For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe (contact: 
see below).
Application letters including motivation, CV, and the name and email address 
of at least one reference need to be sent before Thursday 1 November 2007 to 
nico.vandeweghe at ugent.be.
Kind regards,
Nico Van de Weghe

Prof. Dr. Nico Van de Weghe
Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Geography
Geomatics - Geographical Information Science & Systems
Belgium - 9000 Ghent - Krijgslaan 281 (S8)
Tel.: +32 (0)9 264 47 12
Fax.: +32 (0)9 264 49 85
E-mail: nico.vandeweghe at ugent.be
Web: http://users.ugent.be/~nvdewegh/
Web: www.geoweb.ugent.be
"The reason why we reason appears reasonable"

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