Theodor Foerster

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The use of proteomics databases has become indispensable for daily work of molecular biologists, but this situation has not yet been achieved for carbohydrate applications. One obvious reason is that existing data collections are only rarely annotated and no cross-linking to other resources exists. The existence of a generally accepted linear, canonical(More)
Cloud Computing is one of the latest hypes in the mainstream IT world. In this context, Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) have not been considered yet. This paper reviews this novel technology and identifies the paradigm behind it with regard to SDIs. Concepts of SDIs are analyzed in respect to common gaps which can be solved by Cloud Computing(More)
In recent years, the standards of OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) initiative have been applied in a multitude of projects to encapsulate heterogeneous geosensors for web-based discovery, tasking and access. Currently, SWE services and the different types of geosensors are integrated manually due to a conceptual gap between these two layers. Pair-wise(More)
The Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) initiative of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) defines standards for Web Service interfaces and data encodings usable as building blocks to implement a Sensor Web for geospatial applications. These standards encapsulate heterogeneous sensors installed in existing sensor networks for web-based discovery, scheduling and(More)
Human observations have the potential to significantly improve the actuality and completeness of data about phenomena such as noise distribution in urban environments. The Human Sensor Web aims at providing approaches for creating and sharing human observations as well as sensor observations on the Web. One challenge is the integration of these observations(More)