The main objective of MOVE (COST Action IC0903) is to develop improved methods for knowledge extraction from massive amounts of data about moving objects.
MOVE is an Action of the COST Programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) funded in the period of 11/2009 to 10/2013 by the European Science Foundation, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level.
MOVE aims to build a network for collaboration that leads to the improvement of ICT methods for knowledge extraction from massive amounts of data about moving objects. This knowledge is essential to substantiate decision making in public and private sectors. Moving object data typically include trajectories of concrete objects (e.g. humans, vehicles, animals, and goods), as well as trajectories of abstract concepts (e.g. spreading diseases). While movement records are nowadays generated in huge volumes, methods for extracting useful information are still immature, due to fragmentation of research and lack of comprehensiveness from monodisciplinary approaches. Overcoming these limitations calls for COST-like networking.
In response to a strong expression of interest from the academic, industrial, and user communities, this action empowers the development of substantial and widely applicable methods in mobility analysis, focusing on representation and analysis of movement, including spatio-temporal data mining, and visual analytics. Results will be demonstrated through showcases for decision makers. Researchers from various subdomains in computer and geographic information sciences will join domain specialists from a broad range of relevant applications, from courier services and transportation to ecology, and epidemiology, among others. This will make Europe a central stakeholder in an emerging key domain.
More information about MOVE can be found in the Memorandum of Understanding (download).
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