Thomas Bittner's Publications (4/30/12)

Papers currently under review/revision

  1. 1.Bittner, T., Vague region-based geometry

Papers in refereed journals


  1. 1.Bittner, T., 2011. Vague size predicates, Applied Ontology. ftp

  2. 2.Bittner, T., 2011. Vagueness and the tradeoff between the classification and delineation of  geographic regions, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 25, Nr. 5, 825-850. ftp

  3. 3.Bittner,  T., 2010. On the integration of regional classification systems for the National Map. Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, Vol. 45, Nr. 2, 127 - 139,  ftp

  4. 4.C.C. Feng and T. Bittner, 2010. Ontology-based qualitative feature analysis: Bays as a case study. Transactions in GIS, Vol. 14. Nr. 4, 547-568,

  5. 5.Bittner, T., 2009. Logical properties of foundational mereogeometrical relations in bio-ontologies. Applied Ontology. Vol. 4, Nr. 2, 109-138.  ftp

  6. 6.Bittner, T., Donnelly, M. and Smith, B., 2009. A spatio-temporal ontology for geographic information integration. Int. J. Geographical Information Systems (IJGIS). Vol. 23, Nr. 6, 765 - 798. ftp

  7. 7.Donnelly, M. and Bittner, T., 2008. Summation relations and portions of stuff. Philosophical Studies, Vol. 143, 167-185. doi: 10.1007/s11098-007-9197-6 ftp

  8. 8.Bittner, T. and Goldberg, L. J., 2007. The qualitative and time-dependent character of spatial relations in biomedical ontologies. Bioinformatics, Vol. 23, Nr. 13, 1674-1682. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btm155. This paper was re-reviewed and accepted for presentation in the Highlight Section of the 16th Annual International Conference Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology ftp

  9. 9.Bittner, T. and Donnelly, M. 2007, 'Logical properties of foundational relations in bio-ontologies.' Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Vol. 39, 197-216. ftp

  10. 10.Sorokine, A., Bittner, T. and Renscher, C. 2006. 'Ontological investigation of ecosystem hierarchies and formal theory for multiscale ecosystem classifications'. geoinformatica, Vol. 10, Nr. 3, 313-335.

  11. 11.Rector, A., Rogers, J. and Bittner, T. 2006. 'Granularity, scale and collectivity: When size does and does not matter.' Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Vol. 39, Nr. 3, 333-349.

  12. 12.Schulz, S., Kumar, A., and Bittner, T., 2006. 'Biomedical ontologies: What part-of is and isn't.' Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Vol. 39, Nr. 3, 350-361.

  13. 13.Donnelly, M., Bittner, T. and Rosse, C. 2006. 'A Formal Theory for Spatial Representation and Reasoning in Biomedical Ontologies'. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Vol. 36, Nr. 1, p. 1 - 27

  14. 14.Bittner, T., Donnelly, M., and Smith, B. 2004. 'Endurants and Perdurants in Directly Depicting Ontologies'. AI Communications, IOS Press, Vol. 13, Nr. 4, p. 247-258. ftp

  15. 15.Bittner, T. 2004. 'A mereological theory of frames of reference'. Int. J. on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT), Vol. 13, Nr. 1, 171-198 ftp

  16. 16.Bittner, T. and Barry Smith, 2003. 'Vague Reference and Approximating Judgments'. Spatial Cognition and Computation, Vol. 3, Nr. 2, 137–156. ftp

  17. 17.Bittner, T., 2002. 'Approximate qualitative temporal reasoning'. In Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 35, Nr. 1-2, 39-80 ftp

  18. 18.Bittner, T. and John G. Stell, 2002. 'Approximate qualitative spatial reasoning'. Spatial Cognition and Computation. Vol. 2, Nr. 4, 435-466. ftp

  19. 19.Bittner, T., and Stell, J.G., 2002. 'Vagueness and Rough Location'. geoinformatica, Vol. 6, 99-121 ftp

  20. 20.Bittner, T, and Edwards, G., 2001, Towards an ontology for geomatics. Geomatica, Vol. 55, No. 4, 475 - 490

  21. 21.Bittner, T. 2001. 'The qualitative structure of built environments'. In Fundamenta Informaticae. Vol. 46, 97-128, ftp

  22. 22.Bittner, T., and Frank, A.U. 1999. 'On the Design of Formal Theories of Geographic Space'. Geographical Systems. Vol. 1 (3), 237-275. ftp

  23. 23.Bittner, T., and Stell, J.G., 1998. 'A Boundary-Sensitive Approach to Qualitative Location'. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 24, 93-114, ftp

Papers in refereed conferences

  1. 1.Bittner, T. (2009). Ontology of the National Map. UCGIS & USGS Specialist Workshop on Ontology for the National Map, Washington DC, Feb 3-4, 2009. ftp

  2. 2.T. Bittner, L. J. Goldberg, and M. Donnelly. Ontology and qualitative medical images analysis. In M. Okada and B. Smith, editors, Proc. InterOntology 08. Keio University Press, 2008. ftp

  3. 3.T. Bittner. From top-level to domain ontologies: Ecosystem classifications as a case study. In M. Duckham, B. Kuipers, L. Kulik, and S. Winter, editors, Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science. International Conference (COSIT 2007), 2007, 61-77. ftp

  4. 4.T. Bittner and M. Donnelly. A formal theory of qualitative size and distance relations between regions. In C. Price, editor, Proc. of the 21st Annual Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning (QR07), 2007. (updated) ftp

  5. 5.T. Bittner and M. Donnelly. A temporal mereology for distinguishing between integral objects and portions of stuff. In R. Holte and A. Howe (eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07), 287-292. ftp

  6. 6.Bittner, T. and Donnelly, M. A theory of granular parthood based on qualitative cardinality and size measures. In B. Bennett and C. Fellbaum, editors, Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, FOIS06, 2006, 65-76. ftp

  7. 7.T. Bittner and L. J. Goldberg. The qualitative and time-dependent character of spatial relations in biomedical ontologies. In O. Bodenreider, editor, KR-MED 2006, Second International Workshop on Formal Biomedical Knowledge Representation, 2006, 47-56. ftp

  8. 8.T. Bittner and M. Donnelly. A classification of spatio-temporal entities based on their location in space-time. In E. Zimanyi, editor, International Workshop on Semantic-based Geographical Information Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 2006, 1626-1635. ftp

  9. 9.Bittner, T. and Donnelly, M. (2005). Computational ontologies of parthood, componenthood, and containment, In L. Kaelbling (ed.): Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 382-387. ftp

  10. 10.Donnelly, M. and Bittner, T. (2005). Spatial relations between classes of individuals. In D. Mark and T. Cohn (eds.): Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science. International Conference (COSIT 2005), 182 - 199.

  11. 11.Bittner, T., Donnelly, M. and Winter, S. (2005). Ontology and semantic interoperability, In D. Prosperi and S. Zlatanova (ed.): Large-scale 3D data integration: Problems and challenges, CRCpress (Tailor & Francis). 139-160. ftp

  12. 12.Sorokine, A. and Bittner, T. (2005) 'Understanding taxonomies of ecosystems: a case study', In Fisher, P. (ed.): Developments in Spatial Data Handling. Springer, Berlin, 559-572. ftp

  13. 13.Bittner, T., Donnelly, M., and Smith, B. 2004. Individuals, Universals, Collections: On the Foundational Relations of Ontology. In: A.C. Varzi and L. Vieu (ed.): Proceedings of the Third Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS-04), IOS Press, 37-48. ftp

  14. 14.Bittner, T. and Donnelly, M. 2004. 'The mereology of stages and persistent entities', In Lopez de Mantaras, R. and Saitta, L. (ed.): Proceedings of the European Conference of Artificial Intelligence (ECAI04), IOS Press, 283-287. ftp

  15. 15.Sorokine, A., Bittner, T., and Renschler, C. (2004) 'Ontological Investigation of Ecosystem Hierarchies and Formal Theory for Multiscale Ecosystem Classifications', In Proceedings of GI-Science04. ftp

  16. 16.Feng, C-C., Bittner, T., and Flewelling, D. M., 2004, Modeling Surface Hydrology Concepts with Endurance and Perdurance. In M. J. Egenhofer, C. Freksa, and H. J. Miller (eds.): Proceedings of Giscience 2004, LNCS 3234, pp. 67-80, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. ftp

  17. 17.Bittner, T., 2004. Axioms for parthood and containment relations in Bio-ontologies, In Hahn, U. (ed.): Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Knowledge Representation in Medicine (KR-med04), CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 102, 4-11. ftp

  18. 18.Bittner, T. and Smith, B. (2004) 'Normalizing Medical Ontologies using Basic Formal Ontology', In Proceedings of GMDS04. ftp

  19. 19.Bittner, T. and Stell, J., 2003, Stratified rough sets and vagueness, In Kuhn, W. and Worboys, M. and Timpf, S. (ed.): Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science. International Conference COSIT'03, 286-303 ftp

  20. 20.Reitsma, F. and Bittner, T., 2003, Process, hierarchy, and scale, In Kuhn, W. and Worboys, M. and Timpf, S. (ed.): Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science. International Conference COSIT'03, 13-30 ftp

  21. 21.Bittner, T. and Smith, B. 2003, Directly Depicting Granular Ontologies, In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, Hamburg. (The final journal version ftp)

  22. 22.Bittner, T., 2003 ,'Indeterminacy and rough approximation'. In Proceedings of the 16th International FLAIRS Conference, AAAI Press, 450-454. ftp

  23. 23.Bittner, T. and Smith, B., 2003 ,'Granular Spatio-Temporal Ontologies'. 2003 AAAI Symposium: Foundations and Applications of Spatio-Temporal Reasoning (FASTR), AAAI Press, 12-17. ftp

  24. 24.Bittner, T. and Smith, B., 'A Theory of Granular Partitions'. In: Foundations of Geographic Information Science, Matthew Duckham, Michael F. Goodchild and Michael F. Worboys, eds., London: Taylor & Francis Books, 2003, 117-151. ftp

  25. 25.Bittner, T., 2002 ,'Reasoning about qualitative spatio-temporal relations at multiple levels of granularity'. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI 2002. Proceedings of the 15th European Conference  on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 317-321. ftp

  26. 26.Bittner, T., 2002,'Granularity in reference to spatio-temporal location and relations'. In Proceedings of the 15th International FLAIRS Conference, 466-470. ftp

  27. 27.Bittner, T., 2002, 'Judgments about spatio-temporal relations'. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2002), 521-532 ftp

  28. 28.Bittner, T and Smith, B. 2001,'A unified theory of granularity, vagueness and approximation'. COSIT Workshop on Spatial Vagueness, Uncertainty, and Granularity ftp

  29. 29.Bittner, T and Smith, B. 2001,'Vagueness and granular partitions'. Proceedings of the Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems - FOIS2001, Sheridan Press, 309-320. ftp

  30. 30.Bittner, T and Smith, B. 2001,'A taxonomy of granular partitions'. Proceedings of the Conference on Spatial Information Theory - COSIT'2001, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 28-43. ftp

  31. 31.Bittner, T and Stell, J. 2000, 'Rough sets in Approximate spatial reasoning'. Proceedings of RSCTC'2000 , Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 445-453.ftp

  32. 32.Bittner, T. 2000, `Rough sets in spatio-temporal data mining', Proceedings of International Workshop on Temporal, Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, Lyon, France, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 89--104 ftp Haskell programm

  33. 33.Bittner, T, 2000, 'A qualitative formalization of built environments', Proceedings of DEXA2000, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 959-969. ftp

  34. 34.Bittner, T, 2000, 'Approximate temporal reasoning'. AAAI Workshop on Spatial and Temporal Granularity, Time 2000, AAAI workshop proceedings.

  35. 35.Bittner, T. 1999. 'On Ontology and Epistemology of Rough Location'. In Spatial Information Theory - A Theoretical Basis for GIS (COSIT'99). (Freksa, C., & Mark, D.M., eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.1661, Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 433-448. ftp

  36. 36.Bittner, T., and Winter, S. 1999. 'On Ontology in Image Analysis'. In Proceedings of Integrated Spatial Databases '99, (Agouris, P., ed.), in Portland, Maine, Published by Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. ftp

  37. 37.Bittner, T., and Frank, A.U. 1998. 'On Representing Geometries of Geographic Space'. In Proceedings of 8th Int. Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, SDH'98, (Poiker, T.K., & Chrisman, N., eds.), in Vancouver, Canada (July 11-15, 1998), Published by International Geographic Union, 111-122. ftp

  38. 38.Bittner, T., and Frank, A.U. 1997. 'An Introduction to the Application of Formal Theories to GIS'. In Proceedings of Angewandte Geographische Informationsverarbeitung IX (AGIT), (Dollinger, F., & Strobl, J., eds.), in Salzburg, Published by Institut fuer Geographie, Universitaet Salzburg, Salzburger Geographische Materialien, Vol. Heft 26, 11-22. ftp

  39. 39.Bittner, T. 1997. 'A Qualitative Coordinate Language of Location of Figures within the Ground'. In Spatial Information Theory - A Theoretical Basis for GIS (Internat.ional Conference COSIT'97). (Hirtle, S.C., & Frank, A.U., eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.1329, Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 223-240. ftp

  40. 40.Bittner, T. 1996. 'A Qualitative Model of Geographic Space'. In Proceedings of SDH'96, (Kraak, M.J., & Molenaar, M., eds.), in Delft, Netherlands (August 12-16, 1996), Published by IGU, Vol. 2, 10.19 - 10.32. ftp

Thesis

Bittner, T., 1999. 'Rough Location'. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Geoinformation, Technical University Vienna. Abstact ftp zip-file

Papers in non-refereed conferences

  1. Winter, S., and Bittner, T. 1999. 'Hierarchical topological reasoning with vague regions'. In Proceedings of Proceedings of the International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality, (Shi, W., Goodchild, M.F., & Fisher, P.F., eds.), in Hong Kong, Published by Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 555-565.

  2. Bittner, T. (1998). Towards a Model Theory for Figure Ground Location. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Mathematics and AI, Forth Lauderdale, Florida.