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Thomas E. Bittner

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Technical University of Vienna

Contact Information:

109 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0143
Personal Website: Thomas E. Bittner Thomas E. Bittner

Areas of Specialization and Current Research

Formal and Applied Ontology, Ontology of Space, Time and Spatial Entities, Spatio-Temporal Reasoning, Bio-Medical Ontology.



Spatial Ontology

Selected Publications

  • T. Bittner and M. Donnelly, "A Theory of Granular Parthood Based on Qualitative Cardinality and Size Measures," in B. Bennett and C. Fellbaum, eds., Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, FOIS06, 2006, 65-76.
  • T. Bittner and L. J. Goldberg, "The Qualitative and Time-Dependent Character of Spatial Relations in Biomedical Ontologies," in O. Bodenreider, ed., KR-MED 2006, Second International Workshop on Formal Biomedical Knowledge Representation, 2006, 47-56.
  • T. Bittner and M. Donnelly, "A Classification of Spatio-Temporal Entities Based on Their Location in Space-Time," in E. Zimanyi, ed., International Workshop on Semantic-based Geographical Information Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 2006, 1626-1635.
  • T. Bittner and M. Donnelly," A Temporal Mereology for Distinguishing Between Integral Objects and Portions of Stuff," in H. Guesgen, ed., IJCAI-07 Workshop on Spatial and Temporal Reasoning, 2006.