Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Diplôme d'Etudes Universitaires Générales (DEUG A), University of Paris XI at Orsay, Frankreich, Mathematik, Physik, Chemie

  • 1987
    Maîtrise d'Informatique University of Paris XI at Orsay, Frankriech

  • 1987 – 1992
    INRIA, Rocquencourt, Frankreich, VERSO group (databases), wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  • 1988
    Diplôme d'Enseignement Approfondi d'Informatique (Master), University of Paris XI at Orsay and INRIA, Frankreich, "Artificial Intelligence"

  • 1990 – 1991
    University of California at Berkeley, USA, Center for Environmental Design Research, Gastwissenschaftlerin

  • 1991 – 1992
    Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, Frankreich, Teaching Assistant

  • 1995 – 2003
    Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Computer Science, Database and Information Systems Group (Prof. H. Schweppe), Assistenzprofessur (C1), Besuch folgender Einrichtungen: Intl. Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California, USA (1994-1999), Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, Frankreich (1999)

  • 1999
    Habilitation in Computerwissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Mathematik und Computerwissenschaften

  • 1992
    Doctorat d'Informatiqu (PhD in Computer Science), University of Paris XI at Orsay and Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Rocquencourt, Frankreich

  • 1992 – 1993
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Computerwissenschaften, Forschungsgruppe, INRIA postdoctoral fellow

  • 1993 – 1995
    Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Computer Science, Database and Information Systems Group, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (BAT IIa)

  • 2001
    Kivera, Inc., Oakland, California, USA, System architect

  • Seit 2003
    Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST), Berlin, Leitung des Departments Location-based Services

  • Seit 2004
    Adjunct faculty (Apl. Professorin), Institute of Computer Science, Database and Information Systems Group, Freie Universität Berlin

Selected publications

  • Rigaux, P., Scholl, M., Voisard, A.: Spatial Databases – With Application to GIS. Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier, San Francisco, California, USA, 2001.

  • Schiller, J., Voisard, A. (Eds.): Location-based Services. Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier, San Francisco, California, USA, 2004.

  • Voisard, A., Chen, S.-C. (Eds.): Proceedings of the ACM GIS Conference. ACM Press, New York, NY, November 2002.

  • Scholl, M., Voisard, A. (Eds.): Advances in Spatial Databases. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1262, Springer, 1997.

  • Voisard, A., Ziekow, H.: Modeling Trade-offss in the Design of Sensor-based Event Processing Infrastructures. Information System Frontier, Springer Verlag, 2010.

  • Weißenberg, N., Voisard, A., Gartmann, R.: An Ontology-based Approach to Personalized Situation-aware Mobile Service Supply. In: GeoInformatica 10(1), 2006. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, S. 38-55.

  • Meissen, U. et al.: Resolving Knowledge Discrepancies in Situation-aware Systems. In: Intl. Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communication (JPCC) 1(4), 2005. Troubadour Publishing, S. 327-336.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • TRANSIT: Intermodal Transportation Information Services for Mobile Users in the Context of Large-scale Events

    Funding: BMBF/BMWi, 2.1 Mio. € – of which 420.000 € – went to ISST, Duration: January 2005 – July 2006, Partners: German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Hamburg Consult, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), Planung Transport Verkehr AG, Siemens Intelligent Traffic

    Coordination: Fraunhofer ISST (LBS department)


  • SAFE: Sensor Actuator Based Early Warning System for Extreme Weather Conditions, Funding: BMBF, Klima Zwei Program, 3.9 Mio. € – of which 912.000 € – for ISST

    Duration: 2006-2009, Partners: Meteomedia, IFAK Magdeburg, Versicherungskammer Bayern (VKB), Kister, Thies Clima GmbH, Regnauer GmbH, Wacker Chemie GmbH, Marktgemeinde Mering, Coordination: Fraunhofer ISST (LBS department)


  • WIND: Weather Information on Demand, Funding: industry funding, about 150K/year, Duration: since 2001

    Partners: Meteomedia, Versicherungskammer Bayern (VKB)

    Coordination: Fraunhofer ISST (LBS department)


  • SITUMET: Situation-aware Mobile Platform for Weather Services, Funding: Vienna Spot of Excellence (won the competition in 2007), 3.4 Mi. €, of which 530.000 € for ISST

    Duration: 2008-2011, Partners: Meteomedia, FU Berlin (Institute für Informatik, Telematics group), Coordination: Fraunhofer ISST (LBS department)

  • GITEWS: German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System, architecture aspects, Funding: BMBF, 50 Mio. € – of which 200.000 € – for ISST, Duration: 2007-2010

    Overall project coordinated by the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), URL:

  • MOVE Ease – Move easy services for the ederly: Individual Location-related Traffic Services for the Ederly in Rural Areas, Funding: BMWi/EU ERA Move Age program, 850.000 € – of which 195.000 € – for ISST, Duration: 08/2008 – 04/2011

    Partners: Verkehrslogistik Consulting & Engineering (VCE) GmbH (coordinator), Fraunhofer IML, proTime GmbH, Oberste Baubehoerde im Staasministerium des Innern Bayern, Regionalverkehr Oberbayern, Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V.

  • easy.going – Barriere-free mobility in Berlin Brandenburg. Funding: BMVBS, 480.000 €, of which 110.000 € for ISST

    Duration: 07/2008-06/2010, Partners: Technische Universität Berlin (ccordinator), Forschungs- und Anwendungsverbund Verkehrssystemtechnik Berlin (FAV), IAS Institut für Arbeits- und Sozialhygiene Stiftung. Among the five winners of the BMVBS competition "Wirtschaft trifft Wissenschaft"

  • IMSK: Integrated Mobile Security Kit, Funding: EU FP7 SEC, 25 Mio. € – of which 580.000 € – for ISST, Duration: 09/2008 – 08/2011, Integrated Project coordinated by Saab AB

  • TALOS: Task aware location based services for mobile environments, Funding: EU FP7 Research for the Benefit of SMEs, 1 Mio. € – of which 250.000 € for ISST, Duration: 09/2008-08/2010, Partners: Research Academic Computer Technology Institute CTI (Greece), coordinator, Institute for the Management of Information Systems IMIS RC (Greece), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Michael Müller Verlag, Talent SA (Greece), WiGeoGIS (Austria)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Steering committee member of the I-20 initiative on GIS interoperability, U.S. National Center of Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)

  • Steering Committee member of the ACM Geographic Information System Symposium

  • Steering Committee member of the Intl. Conference on Spatio-temporal Databases

  • Reviews for Communications of the ACM, Information Systems,Intl. Journal of Geographic Information Science, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, The VLDB Journal, Techniques et Sciences Informatiques (French Journal on Computer Science)

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS)

  • Member of the Editorial Board, GeoInformatica (Kluwer / Springer Publisher)

  • Vice-chair, Spatio-temporal Databases (SSTD) Endowment, seit 2010

  • Intl. ACM GIS-GIS Conference, San Jose, USA, 2010

  • 1st Intl. Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT), Manheim, Germany, 2010

  • Journées Bases de Données Avancées (French National Conference on Databases), Toulouse, France, 2010

  • 14th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Brisbane, Australia, 2009

  • GI-Fachtagung Datenbanksysteme für Business, Technologie und Web (BTW), Universität Münster, Germany, 2009

  • Intl. ACM GIS-GIS Conference, Seattle, USA, 2009

  • Intl. Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009

  • Intl. Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD07), Aalborg, Denmark, 2009

  • VLDB demonstration track, 2009

  • Member of the initiative to create an ACM "Special Interest Group" on spatial information science (ACM SIG-SPATIAL), seit 2008

  • European Database Conference (EDBT), Nantes, France, 2008

  • AGiLE, Intl. Conference on Geographic Information Science, Girona, Spain, 2008

  • Intl. Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), Beijing, China, 2008

  • Intl. ACM GIS-GIS Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 2008

  • ACM SAC track ?Advances in Spatial and Image-based Information Systems (ASIIS), Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, 2008

  • 2nd International Workshop on Personalization in Grid and Service Computing (PGSC 2008), Shenzhen, China, 2008

  • AGiLE, Intl. Conference on Geographic Information Science, Girona, Spain, 2008

  • 1st Intl. Workshop on Data and Services Management in Mobile Environments (D2SM), Cancun, Mexico, 2008

  • Participation in program committees, seit 2007

  • Intl. ACM GIS Symposium, Seattle, USA, 2007

  • VLDB workshop on Event-Driven Architectures Processing and Systems (EDA-PS), Vienna, Austria, 2007

  • 7th Intl. Workshop on Web and Wireless GIS (W2GIS'07), Cardiff, UK, 2007

  • 1st Intl. Workshop on Personalization in Grid and Service Computing, Xinjiang, China, 2007

  • Intl. Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD07), Boston, USA, 2007

  • DEXA First Intl. Workshop on Management and Interaction with Multimodal Information (MIMIC), Regensburg, Germany, 2007

  • DEXA Workshop on Flexible Databases and Information Systems Technology (FlexDBIST), Regensburg, Germany, 2007

  • ACM SAC, track on Advances in Spatial and Image-based Information Systems (ASIIS), Seoul, Korea, 2007

  • 1st Intl. Workshop on RFID Technology (IWRT'07), associated with the 9th Intl. Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 2007

  • AGiLE Intl. Conference on Geographic Information Science, Aalborg, Denmark, 2007

  • 7th Intl. Workshop on Web and Wireless GIS (W2GIS'07), Cardiff, UK, 2007

  • GI-Days – Young Researchers Forum, Muenster, Germany, 2007

  • Panel Chair, Intl. Conference on Moving Data Management (MDM), Manheim, Germany, 2007

  • Publicity Chair for Europe, Intl. Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), Chicago, USA, 2006

  • Member of the scientific board of the "Laboratoire Franco-Chinois d'Informatique, d'Automatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées" (LIAMA), laboratory partly funded by INRIA, CNRS, CIRAD, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2004 – 2009

  • Program Co-Chair, ACM/GIS Conference, Mc Lean,Virginia, USA, November 2002

  • Convener at the IAMG 2002 (Intl. Conference on Mathematical Geology), 2002

  • General Chair, Intl. Symposium on Spatial Databases (SSD'97), Berlin, 1997


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