Franz-Josef Behr

Dr. Franz-Josef Behr Professor of spatial information processing at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences / Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

Fields of work

  • Internet, Internet GIS, Web Services
  • XML, GML, SVG, XSD, ...
  • Data exchange and Interoperability, Visualization, Crisis Mapping
  • Open Source Solutions, Crowd Sourcing
  • Consulting

Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211) | Co-founder of Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment and FOSS4G Southeast Asia 2012 | Head of the HFT ICA-OSGeo Lab | Co-chair Academic Track FOSS4G 2013, Nottingham, FOSS4G 2014, Portland | Reviewer for ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Transactions in GIS, Natural Hazards | Adjunct Faculty at IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India


  • 2015-02-05: Invited talk at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Open Source als innere Haltung und die Bedeutung der OSGeo Foundation (Open Source as inner habit and the Contribution of the OSGeo Foundation)
  • 2014-11-21: Invited talk: Offenheit und Interoperabilität: Von der Technik zur organisationsübergreifenden interoperablen Zusammenarbeit. VoGIS Fachforum 2014, Feldkirch, Austria
  • 2014-11-05 - 2014-11-07: AGSE 2014, Stuttgart
  • 2014-09-30 - 2014-10-04: Teaching Web Technology at Carinthya University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria
  • 2014-09-08: Attending FOSS4G 2104 in Portland co-chairing the academic track.
  • 2014-06-24: Invited keynote presentation "Some Observations on Common Patterns in Information Technology" at IECTS 2014
  • 2014-04-24: Invited keynote presentation "A Prototype Open Source System for Rapid Mapping to Support Disaster Management" at DRVC 2014
  • 2014-03-01: Nominated as Adjunct Faculty at HFT Twin University, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K)
  • 2014-01-02: FOSS4G 2014, co-chairing the Academic track
  • 2013-09-17 - 2013-09-22: FOSS4G 2013, chairing the Academic track
  • 2013-08-15: Preparing AGSE 2013: The Geospatial Momentum for Society and Environment
  • 2013-04-29: Keynote about "Geodata for Humanitarian Affairs in UN Organisations" at GI2013, Dresden
  • 2013-04-11: Invited talk about "Vernetzte GI-Systeme" at Technical University Munich.
  • 2013-01-05: AGSE Proceedings available worldwide through Amazon
  • 2012-11-05: Participating GeOnG 2012 [Report Part 1]
  • 2012-10-21: Participating OGRS 2012 [Report Part 1, Part 2]


Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics
Schellingstraße 24, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany  [Map]
Tel.: (+49) 711/8926-2693, Tel. Secr.: (49) 711/8926-2606
Fax: (+49) 711/8926-2556, E-Mail: franz-josef[dot]behr[at], Skype me! - Geoinformatics, Internet Consulting, Neogeography, Web Design, Education

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