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Dr. Silvia Nittel


  1. S. Nittel, A. Labrinidis, and A. Stefanidis,
    Advances in Geosensor Networks,
    Springer, LNCS 4540, 2008. 
  2. S. Nittel and R. de By (Editors),
    Proceedings of International ACM Symposium on “Geographic Information Systems” (ACM-GIS’06),
    Sheridan Publishers, Netherlands.
  3. A. Stefanidis, and S. Nittel,
    Geosensor Networks,
    CRC Press, August 2004.
  4. S. Nittel and D. Gunopulous (Editors),
    Proceedings of International Conference Scientific and Statistical Database Management"  (
    Boston, MA, IEEE Publishers, 2003

Editor for Journals:

  1. S. Nittel,
    Geosensor Networks and the Sensor Web,
    International Journal of Geoinformation, Call for papers, deadline July 2016. 
  2. S. Nittel,
    Geosensor Networks,
    SIGSPATIAL Newsletter, Vol. 7(2), July 2015. 
  3. M. Duckham, M. Mokbel, and S. Nittel (Eds)
    Journal of Location-Based Services, Special Issue: Privacy-Aware and Location-Based Mobile Services,
    Vol. 1(3), September 2007, Taylor & Francis.

Invited book chapters:

  1. S. Nittel, L. Bodum, K. Clarke, M. Gould, P. Raposo, J. Sharma, and M. Vasardani
    "Emerging Technological Trends likely to Affect GIScience in the Next 20 Years",
    in Advancing Geographic Information Science: The Past and the Next 20 Years, Harlan Onsrud and Werner Kuhn (Editors), GSDI Publication, 2016
  2. S. Nittel,
    "Geosensor Networks",
    in Springer Handbook of Geographic Information, Kresse, Wolfgang, Danko, David M. (Eds.), 2012, ISBN 978-3-540-72680-7
  3. S. Nittel,
    "Geosensor Networks",
    Encyclopedia of Geography, Ed: Barney Warf, Sage Publications, Inc, 2010, ISBN: 1-4129-5697-8
  4. S. Nittel,
    "Geosensor Networks”,
    Encyclopedia of GIS, Ed: Shekhar, Shashi; Xiong, Hui (Eds.) 2008, XL, 1377 p. 723, ISBN: 978-0-387-30858-6

Editorial Board Member:

  1. Open Access Journal on "Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards",
    Springer, 2015.

Journal publications:

  1. S. Nittel
    Real-time Sensor Data Streams,

    SIGSPATIAL Newsletter, Special Issue "Geosensor Networks"
    , 2015, Vol. 7(2), pp. 22-28, July 2015
  2. Y. J. Jung, Y. K. Lee, K. W. Nam, S. Nittel, K. Beard, K. H. Ryu
    Geosensor Data Representation using Layered Slope Grids,
    Sensors Journal,
    Sensors 2012, 12(12), 17074-17093; doi:10.3390/s121217074
  3. Y. J. Jung, Y.K. Lee, D. G. Lee, Y. Lee, S. Nittel, K. Beard, K.W. Nam, K. H. Ryu
    Design of Sensor Data Processing Steps in an Air Pollution Monitoring System,
    Sensors 2011, 11(12), 11235-11250; doi:10.3390/s111211235
  4. G. Jin and S. Nittel,
    Efficient tracking of 2D objects with spatio-temporal properties in wireless sensor networks

    Journal of Parallel and Distributed Databases, (2011) 29: 3–30.
  5. J. Jiang, M. Worboys and S. Nittel,
    Qualitative Change Detection in Sensor Networks based on Connectivity Information,
    Geoinformatica, Vol 15, Issue 15(2), 2010, pp.305-328
  6. Y. J. Jung, K. H. Ryu, M. S. Shin, S. Nittel,
    Historical Index Structure for reducing Insertion and Search Cost in LBS
    The Journal of Systems and Software, 83:1500–1511 (2010).
  7. S. Nittel
    A Survey of Geosensor Networks: Advances in Dynamic Environmental Monitoring,
    Sensors 2009, 9(7), 5664-5678; doi:10.3390/s90705664, published: 15 July 2009.
  8. G. Jin and S. Nittel,
    Towards Spatial Window Queries Over Continuous Phenomena in Sensor Networks
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol 19(4), pp. 559-571, April 2008.
  9. G. Jin and S. Nittel,
    UDC: A self-adaptive uneven clustering protocol for dynamic sensor network,
    International Journal of Sensor Networks. Vol 2(1/2):25-33 (2007)
  10. S. Winter,  and S. Nittel,
    Ad-hoc shared ride trip planning by mobile geosensor networks,
    International Journal of Geographic Information Science, Vol 20(8):899-916, 2006.
  11. S. Nittel, G. Jin, Y. Shiraishi,
    In-Network Spatial Query Estimation in Sensor Networks,
    IEICE Transactions (A), Vol.J88-A, No.12, pp.1413-1421, 2005.
  12. A. Braverman, E. Fetzer, A. Eldering, S. Nittel, K. Leung,
    Semi-Streaming Quantization for Remote-Sensing Data
    Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Special Issue on Massive Data Streams, Volume 12 Number 4, 2003.
  13. S. Winter, and S. Nittel,
    Abstraction and Standardisation in the Spatial Domain
    International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 17, Number 8, December 2003.
  14. J. Yang, W. Wang, S. Nittel, R.R. Muntz, and V. Busam,
    Dynamo: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Cooperative Persistent Object Management in a Local Area Network,
    Software: Practice and Experience, Special Issue on "Persistent Object Systems", Vol 30, No. 5, pp 419-448 (May 2000).
  15. E. Mesrobian, R.R. Muntz, E.C. Shek, S. Nittel, M. La Rouche, M. Kriguer, C.R. Mechoso, J.D. Farrara, P. Stolorz, and H. Nakamura,
    Mining Geophysical Data for Knowledge
    IEEE Expert, Vol.11(5), pp: 34-44, October 1996.

Articles in fully refereed conferences:

  1. Q. Liang, S. Nittel, and T. Hahmann
    From Data Streams to Fields: Extending Stream Data Models with Field Data Types,
    9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience), Montreal, Canada, September 2016.
  2. J.C. Whittier, Q. Liang, and S. Nittel,
    Evaluating Predicates over Dynamic Fields,
    5th International Workshop "Geostreaming" in conjunction with SIGSPATIAL 2014, Dallas, TX, November 2014.
  3. J.C. Whittier, S. Nittel, Q. Liang and M.A. Plummer,
    Towards Window Stream Queries over Continuous Phenomena,
    4th International Workshop "Geostreaming" in conjunction with SIGSPATIAL 2013, Orlando, FL.
  4. S. Nittel, Q. Liang and J.C. Whittier,
    Real-time Spatial Interpolation of Continuous Environmental Phenomena using Mobile Sensor Data Streams,
    SIGSPATIAL 2012, Nov 5-7 2012, Redondo Beach, CA.
  5. S. Nittel,C. Dorr, and J.C. Whittier,
    LocalAlert: Simulating decentralized ad-hoc collaboration in emergency situations,
    Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7478, 2012, pp 146-159.
  6. Kraig King and S. Nittel,
    Efficient Data Collection and Event Boundary Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Tiny Models
    International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6292, 2010, pp 100-114 .
  7. C. Farah, C. Zhong, M. Worboys and S. Nittel,
    Detecting Topological Change using Wireless Sensor Networks,
    International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience),
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 5266, 2008, pp 55-69 . 
  8. Y. J. Jung and S. Nittel,
    Geosensor Data Abstraction for Environmental Monitoring Applications,
    International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 5266, 2008, pp 168-180.
  9. G. Jin and S. Nittel,
    Supporting Spatio-Temporal Queries in Wireless Sensor Networks by Tracking Deformable 2D Objects, 
    ACM-GIS, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 2008.
  10. N. Trigoni, K. Ferentinos, N. Pettigrew, and S. Nittel,
    Impact of drifter deployment on the quality of ocean sensing,
    Advances in Geosensor Networks, Springer LNCS 4540, 2008. 
  11. Y.J. Jung, Y. K. Lee, D. G. Lee, K. H. Ryu, S. Nittel,
    Air Pollution Monitoring System using Geosensor Networks,
    International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Boston, MA, July 2008. 
  12. S. Nittel, S. Winter, A. Nural, and T. Cao,
    Shared Ride Trip Planning using Geosensor Networks,
    In: H. Miller (Ed.), Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access, Springer, NL, 2007.
  13. S. Nittel, N. Trigoni, K. Ferentinos, F. Neville, A. Nural, and N. Pettigrew
    A drift-tolerant model for data management in ocean sensor networks,
    MobiDE'07, in conjunction with SIGMOD, Bejing, China, 2007.
  14. G. Jin and S. Nittel,
    NED: Efficient Event Detection in Sensor Network,
    Workshop "Mobile Location-Aware Sensor Networks", in conjunction with MDM, Nara, Japan, May 13 2006. 
  15. G. Jin and S. Nittel,
    UDC: A self-adaptive uneven clustering protocol for dynamic sensor network,
    International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), Wuhan, China, 13 - 15 December 2005.
  16. A. Nural, S. Nittel and S. Winter,
    Shared Ride Trips in Large Transportation Networks,
    In: Miller, H. (Ed.),
    Symposium on Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access, University of Utah, UT, November 2005.
  17. M. Duckham, S. Nittel and M. Worboys,
    Monitoring dynamic spatial fields using responsive geosensor networks,
    ACM-GIS 2005, Bremen, Germany, November 2005. 
  18. S. Winter,  and S. Nittel,
    Shared Ride Trip Planning in Geosensor Networks,
    In: Simonis, I. (Ed.), GI-Days 2005. Institute of Geoinformatics, University of Muenster, Germany.
  19. S. Nittel, M. Duckham, and L. Kulik
    Information Dissemination in Mobile Ad-hoc Geosensor Networks,
    Third International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2004), College Park, Maryland, October 2004, Springer Lecture Notes.
  20. S. Nittel, and Leung, K.
    Parallelizing Clustering of Geoscientific Data Sets using Data Streams,
    International Conference on "Scientific and Statistical Data Base Management" (SSDBM), Santorini, Greece, June, 2004.
  21. S. Nittel, K. Leung, and A. Braverman,
    Scaling K-Means for Massive Data Sets using Data Streams,
    Proc. of International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Boston, MA, March 30 - April 2, 2004.
  22. S. Nittel, and S. Winter,
    Formalization of Spatial Standards
    1st Int. Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2000),Savannah, Georgia, Oct 28 - 31, 2000.
  23. J. Yang, W. Wang, R.R. Muntz, and S. Nittel,
    Dynamic Adaptive File Management in a Local Area Network,
    20th Int. Conf. on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'2000),  IEEE Proceedings, Taipei, Taiwan, April 10-13 2000.
  24. K. Ng, Z. Wang, R.R. Muntz, and S. Nittel
    Dynamic Query Re-Optimization,
    International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Databases (SSDBM99), Cleveland, Ohio, July, 1999.
  25. S. Nittel, K. Ng, Z. Wang, and R.R. Muntz
    Conquest: CONcurrent Queries over Space and Time
    International Workshop "Integrated Spatial Databases: Digital Images and GIS" (ISD'99) , Portland, Maine, June, 1999.
  26. J. Yang, S. Nittel, W. Wang, and R. Muntz,
    DynamO: Dynamic Objects with Persistent Storage
    8th International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems (POS8) , Tiburon, California, September, 1998.
  27. S. Nittel and R.R. Muntz,
    Supporting Interoperation of GIS Objects,
    Interoperating Geographic Information Systems (Interop'97), Santa Barbara, California, December, 1997.
  28. S. Nittel, R.R. Muntz, and E. Mesrobian,
    geoPOM: A Heterogeneous Geoscientific Persistent Object System
    9th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM'97), Olympia, Washington, August, 1997.
  29. S. Nittel, J. Yang, and R.R. Muntz,
    Mapping a Common Geoscientific Object Model to Heterogeneous Spatial Data Repositories
    4th ACM International Workshop on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM-GIS'96), Rockville, Maryland, November 1996.
  30. S. Nittel and K.R. Dittrich,
    A Storage Server for the Efficient Support of Complex Objects
    7th International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems (POS-7),  Cape May, New Jersey, May 1996.
  31. E. Mesrobian, R.R. Muntz, E. Shek, S. Nittel, M. LaRouche, and M. Kriguer,
    OASIS: An OpenArchitecture Scientific Information System
    6th International Workshop on Research Issues in Data Engineering: Interoperability of Nontraditional Database Systems (RIDE-96), New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1996.
  32. S. Nittel,
    Physical Pointer Swizzling
    Workshop "Object Database Behavior, Benchmarks, and Performance" , OOPLSA '95, Austin, Texas, 1995.

Short Articles in fully refereed conferences.

  1. T. Hahammn, S. Nittel, and X. Gu
    "Using Small Axiomatic Ontologies for Understanding Group Activities from Movement Sensor Data",
    Workshop "Ontological Approaches to Sensor Data Analysis", Buffalo, NY, May 2016 .
  2. S. Nittel, N. Trigoni, N. and N. Pettigrew.
    Data management in mobile ad-hoc ocean sensor networks,
    NSF-sponsored Workshop on “Mobile Ad-hoc Sensor Networks”, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan 15-17 2007 (position paper).
  3. H. Gowrisankar, and S. Nittel,
    Reducing Uncertainty in Location Prediction of Moving Objects in Road Networks, (Extended Abstract)
    2nd Int. Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2002), Boulder, Colorado, September 2002.
  4. S. Nittel, A. Stefanidis, I. Cruz, M. Egenhofer, D. Goldin, A. Howard, A. Labrinidis, S. Madden, A. Voisard, and M. Worboys,
    Report from the First Workshop on Geo Sensor Networks
    SIGMOD record, Special Issue on "Sensor Network Technology Infrastructure, Security, Data processing, and Deployment", Ed.Vijay Kumar, March, 2004.

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