Publications

scientific journals

Christian Freksa, Jasper van de Ven, and Diedrich Wolter (to appear). Formal Representation of Qualitative Direction, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (TGIS), DOI 10.1080/13658816.2017.1420794

Diedrich Wolter and Alexandra Kirsch (2017). Smart Environments: What is it and why should we care?, KI – Künstliche Intelligenz, 31(3), pp 231–237 (publisher link)

Frank Dylla, Jae Hee Lee, Till Mossakowski, Thomas Schneider, André van Delden, Jasper van de Ven, and Diedrich Wolter (2017). A Survey of Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Calculi - Algebraic and Computational Properties. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 50:1, Article No. 7, 53 pages

Vivien Mast, Zoe Falomir, and Diedrich Wolter (2016). Probabilistic reference and grounding with PRAGR for dialogues with robots, Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 28:5, special issue on cognitive robotics, pp 889–911 (publisher link)

Diedrich Wolter and Alexandra Kirsch (2015). Leveraging Qualitative Reasoning to Learning Manipulation TasksRobotics, 4(3), Special Issue Representations and Reasoning for Robotics, N. Belotto, N. Hawes, M. Sridharan, and D. Nardi (eds), pp 253–283

Arne Kreutzmann, Diedrich Wolter, Frank Dylla, and Jae Hee Lee (2013). Towards safe navigation by formalizing navigation rules, TRANSNAV—International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, 7(2)

Arne Kreutzmann, Immo Colonius, Diedrich Wolter, Frank Dylla, Lutz Frommberger, and Christian Freksa (2013). Temporal logic for process specification and recognition, Intelligent Service Robotics, 6, pp. 5–18

Diedrich Wolter (2012). Analyzing Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Calculi using Algebraic Geometry, Spatial Cognition and Computation, 12:1, pp. 23–52

Lutz Frommberger and Diedrich Wolter (2010). Structural knowledge transfer by spatial abstraction for reinforcement learning agents, Adaptive Behavior, 17:6, pp. 507–525

Diedrich Wolter and Jae Hee Lee(2010). Qualitative reasoning with directional relations, Artificial Intelligence, 174:18, pp. 1498–1507

Diedrich Wolter, Frank Dylla, Stefan Wölfl, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Lutz Frommberger, Bernhard Nebel, and Christian Freksa (2008). SailAway: spatial cognition in sea navigation, Künstliche Intelligenz, 22:1, pp. 28–30

Longin Jan Latecki, Rolf Lakämper, and Diedrich Wolter (2005). Partial optimal shape similarity, Image Vision Computing Journal, 23:2, pp. 227–236

monographs or book chapters

Diedrich Wolter (2008). Spatial representation and reasoning for robot mapping—a shape-based approach, Vol. 48 of Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, ISBN 978-3-540-69011-5, Springer

Diedrich Wolter and Jan Oliver Wallgrün (2012). Qualitative spatial reasoning for applications: new challenges and the SparQ toolbox, in Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Representation and Reasoning: Trends and Future Directions, Shyamanta M. Hazarika (Editor), IGI Global, Hershey (PA), USA

Diedrich Wolter, Longin Jan Latecki, and Christian Freksa (2008). Towards a generalization of self-localization, in Robot and Cognitive Approaches to Spatial Mapping, Margaret E. Jefferies, and Wai Kinag Yeap (editors), Springer

conferences

Tobias Schwartz and Diedrich Wolter (2018).  A Variant of Monte-Carlo Tree Search for Referring Expression Generation, in KI 2018: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 41st Annual German Conference on AI, Berlin, Germany, September 24-28, 2018, Proceedings, Springer

Madiha Yousaf and Diedrich Wolter (2018). Spatial Information Extraction from Text Using Spatio-Ontological Reasoning, Proceedings of GIScience

Diedrich Wolter and Madiha Yousaf (2017). Context and Vagueness in Automated Interpretation of Place Description: A Computational Model, In Proceedings of Workshops and Posters at the 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017), Springer, pp. 137–142 (publisher link)

Diedrich Wolter and Jae Hee Lee (2016). Connecting Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Representations by Propositional Closure, Proceedings of IJCAI 2016, pp 1308–1314

Diedrich Wolter and Arne Kreutzmann (2015). Analogical Representation of RCC-8 for Neighborhood-Based Qualitative Spatial Reasoning, In Proceedings of KI 2015, best paper awardadditional material

Konstantin Hopf, Florian Dageförde, and Diedrich Wolter (2015). Identifying the Geographical Scope of Prohibition Signs, In Proceedings of International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2015), pp 247–267 (publisher link)

Arne Kreutzmann and Diedrich Wolter (2014). Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Reasoning with AND/OR Linear Programming, Proceedings of 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), pp 495–500

Vivien Mast, Diedrich Wolter, Alexander Klippel, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, and Thora Tenbrink (2014). Boundaries and Prototypes in Categorizing Direction, Proceedings of Spatial Cognition 2014

    Jae Hee Lee, Jochen Renz, and Diedrich Wolter (2013). StarVars—Effective Reasoning about Relative Directions, Proceedings of 23rd International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), pp. 976–982

      Vivien Mast and Diedrich Wolter (2013). A Probabilistic Framework for Object Descriptions in Indoor Route Instructions, Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2013), pp. 185–204, LNCS Vol. 8116, Springer

        Frank Dylla, Till Mossakowski, Thomas Schneider, and Diedrich Wolter (2013). Algebraic Properties of Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Calculi, Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2013), pp. 516–536, LNCS Vol. 8116, Springer

          Arne Kreutzmann, Immo Colonius, Lutz Frommberger, Frank Dylla, Christian Freksa, and Diedrich Wolter (2012). On Process Recognition by Logical Inference, Proceedings of Euro- pean Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR)

            Diedrich Wolter, Frank Dylla, and Arne Kreutzmann (2011). Rule-Compliant Navigation With Qualitative Spatial Reasoning, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Robotic Sailing (IRSC)

              Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Diedrich Wolter, and Kai-Florian Richter (2010). Qualitative matching of spatial information, Proceedings of ACM GIS 2010

                Torsten Hildebrandt, Lutz Frommberger, Diedrich Wolter, Christian Zabel, Christian Freksa, and Bernd Scholz-Reiter (2010). Towards optimization of manufacturing systems using au- tonomous robotic observers, Proceedings of the 7th CIRP International Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering (ICME 2010)

                  Paolo Fogliaroni, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Eliseo Clementini, Francesco Tarquini, and Diedrich Wolter (2009). A qualitative approach to localization and navigation based on visibility information, Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (Cosit '09), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer

                    Lutz Frommberger and Diedrich Wolter (2008). Spatial abstraction: aspectualization, coarsening, and conceptual classification, SpatialCognitionVI: Learning, Reasoning, and Talking about Space, International Conference Spatial Cognition, pp. 311–327, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer

                      Dominik Lücke, Till Mossakowski, and Diedrich Wolter (2008). Qualitative reasoning about convex relations, Spatial Cognition VI: Learning, Reasoning, and Talking about Space, International Conference Spatial Cognition, pp. 426–440, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer

                        Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Lutz Frommberger, Diedrich Wolter,Frank Dylla, and Christian Freksa (2007). Qualitative spatial representation and reasoning in the SparQ toolbox, Spatial Cognition V: Reasoning, Action, Interaction: International Conference Spatial Cognition 2006, pp. 39– 58, Springer

                          Frank Dylla, Lutz Frommberger, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Diedrich Wolter, Bernhard Nebel, and Stefan Wölfl (2007). Qualitative spatial reasoning for rule compliant agent navigation, Proceedings of the International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS), special track on qualitative reasoning, Key West (FL), USA

                            Longin Jan Latecki, Rolf Lakämper, Xinqu Sun, and Diedrich Wolter (2005). Geometric robot mapping, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery (DGCI), Poitiers, France, 2005

                              Longin Jan Latecki, Rolf Lakämper, and Diedrich Wolter (2005). Incremental multi-robot mapping, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                                Diedrich Wolter, Longin Jan Latecki, Rolf Lakämper, and Xinqu Sun (2004). Shape-based robot mapping, KI 2004: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings of the 27th German Conference in AI (KI-2004), Susanne Biundo, Thom Frühwirth, and Günther Palm (editors), pp. 439–452, LNAI Vol. 3238, Ulm

                                  Diedrich Wolter and Longin Jan Latecki (2004). Shape matching for robot mapping, Proceedings of 8th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), Chengqi Zhang, Hans W. Guesgen and Wai K. Yeap (editors), pp. 693–702, LNAI Vol. 3157, Auckland, New Zealand

                                    Longin Jan Latecki, Rolf Lakämper, Xinqu Sun, and Diedrich Wolter (2004).Constructionof Global Maps with Polygonal Objects from Laser Range Data, In Proceedings of IASTED Inter- national Conference on Robotics and Applications (RA 2004)

                                      Longin Jan Latecki, Rolf Lakämper, and Diedrich Wolter (2003). Shape similarity and visual parts, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Disrecte Geometry for Computer Imagery (DGCI), Naples, Italy

                                        Diedrich Wolter (2001). A Feature-Based Approach for Matching Laser Range Scans to Schematic Maps, Proceedings of the 3d British Conference on Autonomous Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Systems (TIMR), Ulrich Nehmzow and Chris Melhuish (eds.), Technical Report Series, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, ISSN 1361 -6161, report number UMCS-01-4-1

                                          Reinhard Moratz, Jochen Renz, and Diedrich Wolter (2000). Qualitative spatial reasoning about line segments, ECAI 2000—Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, W. Horn (editors), pp. 234–238, Berlin

                                          workshops

                                          Diedrich Wolter, Daniel Blank, and Andreas Henrich (2017). Georeferencing River Networks Using Spatial Reasoning, Proceedings of GIR 2017, 6:1-6:2

                                          Madiha Yousaf and Diedrich Wolter (2017). Spatial Information Extraction from Natural language Place Description for Incorporating Contextual Variables. Proceedings of GIR 2017, 2:1-2:2

                                          Diedrich Wolter and Vivian Mast (2015). Action Verbalisation in joint Human-Robot Activities using Qualitative Spatial Representation and Reasoning, IROS Workshop Spatial Reasoning and Interaction for Real-World Robotics

                                          Diedrich Wolter and Alexandra Kirsch (2015). Qualitative Spatial Reasoning for Boosting Learning-Based Robotics(619.8 KB), IROS Workshop Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion

                                          Alexander Klippel, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, VivienMast, Thora Tenbrink, Diedrich Wolter (2014). The CatFramework for Spatial Semantics, In Proceedings of 10th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication

                                          Frank Dylla, Arne Kreutzmann, and Diedrich Wolter (2014). A Qualitative Representation of Social Conventions for Application in Robotics, Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Qualitative Representations for Robots

                                          Vivien Mast and Diedrich Wolter (2013). Context and Vagueness in REG, Proceedings of CogSci-2013 Workshop Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference

                                          Zoe Falomir, Lledó Museros, Luis Gonzalez-Abril, Diedrich Wolter, and Christian Freksa(2013). Towards Cognitive Image Interpretation by Mixing Qualitative Image Descriptions and Feature Object Detectors, Proceedings of Qualitative Reasoning (QR 2013)

                                          Diedrich Wolter, Kai-Florian Richter, and Jan Oliver Wallgrün (2011). Using SparQ for Matching Sketch Maps, Proceedings of COSIT-2011 workshop “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Under- standing and Processing Sketch Maps”

                                          Arne Kreutzmann and Diedrich Wolter (2011). Physical Puzzles—Challenging Spatio- Temporal Configuration Problems, Proceedings of IJCAI-2011 Workshop Benchmarks and Ap- plications of Spatial Reasoning, Jochen Renz, Anthony G. Cohn, and Stefan Wölfl (editors)

                                          Jae Hee Lee and Diedrich Wolter (2011). A new perspective on reasoning with qualitative spatial knowledge, Proceedings of IJCAI-2011 Workshop Benchmarks and Applications of Spatial Reasoning, Jochen Renz, Anthony G. Cohn, and Stefan Wölfl (editors)

                                          Diedrich Wolter (2009). SparQ—a spatial reasoning toolbox,Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Benchmarking of Qualitative Spatial, and Temporal Reasoning Systems

                                          Frank Dylla, Diedrich Wolter, Lutz Frommberger, Christian Freksa, Stefan Wölfl, and Bernhard Nebel (2008). Qualitative Methoden zur Steuerung von Agenten, Industrie Management, Volume 4/2008, pp. 21–24

                                          Diedrich Wolter and Lyudmila Moshagen (2008). Algebraic methods for analyzing qualitative spatio-temporal calculi, Proceedings of ECAI-Workskop Spatial and Temporal Reasoning

                                          Frank Dylla, Lutz Frommberger, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Diedrich Wolter, Bernhard Nebel, and Stefan Wölfl (2007). SailAway: formalizing navigation rules, Proceedings of the AISB 2007 workshop on spatial reasoning and communication

                                          Frank Dylla, Lutz Frommberger, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, and Diedrich Wolter (2006). SparQ: A toolbox for qualitative spatial representation and reasoning, Proceedings of the KI Workshop Qualitative Constraint Calculi, Bremen

                                          Longin Jan Latecki, Rolf Lakämper, Xinqu Sun, and Diedrich Wolter (2004).Buildingpolyg- onal maps from laser range data, Proceedings of the ECAI-Workshop Cognitive Robotics (CogRob), Patrick Doherty (editors), pp. 56–62, Valencia, Spain

                                          Diedrich Wolter and Kai-Florian Richter (2004). Schematized maps for robot guidance, Proceedings of the ECAI-Workshop Cognitive Robotics (CogRob), Patrick Doherty (editors), pp. 71– 76, Valencia, Spain

                                          for the general public

                                          Torsten Hildebrandt, Lutz Frommberger, Diedrich Wolter, Christian Zabel, Bernd Scholz-Reiter, and Christian Freksa (2010). Perspektiven autonomer Inventarisierung—transparente Lagerprozesse mittels autonomer Systeme, Industrie Management, Volume 1/2010, pp. 61–65