Reasoning about Space and Time: Moving towards a Theory of Granularities

Joao Moura-Pires, Ricardo Almeida Silva, Maribel Yasmina Santos

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Abstract

Nowadays, the massive amount of spatio-temporal data available exceeds the human capability to absorb them (i.e., to achieve insights). A possible approach to address this issue is through less detailed representations of phenomena so that the data complexity can be decreased making easier for the users to achieve meaningful insights. In this paper, we discuss the state of the art of modeling spatio-temporal phenomena at different levels of detail (LoDs). We found that granularities play an important role to hold spatio-temporal data at different LoDs. A novel granularity framework is proposed, allowing the definition of a granularity over any domain (including spatial and temporal granularities) as well as it allows transposing knowledge from the original domains to granularities (i.e., known relationships and its properties on the domain). Finally, a granularities-based model is proposed, based on the proposed granularity framework, for dealing and relate different LoDs of spatio-temporal data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS - ICCSA 2014, PT 1
EditorsB Murgante, S Misra, AMAC Rocha, C Torre, JG Rocha, MI Falcao, D Taniar, BO Apduhan, O Gervasi
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Pages328-343
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-09143-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA) - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 30 Jun 20143 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume8579
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA)
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period30/06/143/07/14

Keywords

  • spatial-temporal data
  • multigranularity
  • DATABASES

Cite this

Moura-Pires, J., Silva, R. A., & Santos, M. Y. (2014). Reasoning about Space and Time: Moving towards a Theory of Granularities. In B. Murgante, S. Misra, AMAC. Rocha, C. Torre, JG. Rocha, MI. Falcao, D. Taniar, BO. Apduhan, ... O. Gervasi (Eds.), COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS - ICCSA 2014, PT 1 (pp. 328-343). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8579). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN.