I am a research engineer / project manager at 52°North and responsible for the design and development of innovative distributed software architectures and applications.
Until end of 2012 I have worked in parallel as a research associate at the Institute for Geoinformatics (IfGI) (University of Münster) on Web-based infrastructures for sensors as well as mobile- and location-based systems. My research interest further expands to Citizen Science and Participatory Sensing, the Internet of Things, the Semantic (Sensor) Web, as well as visualization of sensor/geo data.
I have done my PhD at the ITC Faculty of the University of Twente (Netherlands).
Also, I'm involved in the development of standards at OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) initiative. As the chair of the Sensor Observation Service (SOS) working group, I have edited the SOS 2.0 standard, and I have contributed to the PUCK protocol standard, as well as the SWE Service Model standard.
Dr. Arne Bröring
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
48155 Münster, Germany
email: a.broering (at) 52north (dot) org
Matthias Robbers (supervisor, Master Thesis, 2014 ongoing) - Investigation and Comparison of Smartphone-Based Concepts to Encourage Alternative Transportation in Short-Distance Traffic.
Martin Dueren (supervisor, Master Thesis, 2013) - Comparing User Incentives to Participate in Crowd Sourcing Automobile Sensor Data.
Sascha Koalick (supervisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2013) - IOIO-Droid - Easily Connecting Sensors with Smartphones
Christian Malewski (advisor, Master Thesis, 2012) - Semantic matchmaking of general, qualitative and spatio-temporal Sensor Metadata.
Jakob Moellers (supervisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2012) - Automobile Sensing for Environmental Monitoring.
Dustin Demuth (supervisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2012) - A Web of Things integrated Sensor Platform for Precision Agriculture.
Matthias Robbers (supervisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2011) - Crowdtasking with Twitter.
Felix Bache (advisor, Master Thesis, 2010) - Development of a Graphical Creator for Sensor Interface Descriptors.
Kristina Knoppe (supervisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2010) - Bringing a Mobile Water Gage into the Sensor Web Using the Sensor Bus.
Christian Schmidtchen (supervisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2010) - Video-based Mobile Water Gage for the Sensor Web. [book]
Carsten Priess (advisor, Master Thesis, 2010) - Analysis and Concept of a Bussystem to Integrate Sensors and the Sensor Web.
Stefan Below (advisor, Master Thesis, 2010) - Concept and Implementation of a Generic Communication Interface for Sensors Based on OGC Standards.
Damian Lasnia (advisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2009) - Crowdsourcing Sensor Tasks to a Socio-Geographic Network.
Thomas Remmersmann (supervisor, Bachelor Thesis, 2007) - Visualization of Standardized Sensor Data with an AJAX-based Web Interface.