Prof. Dr. Ralf Hartmut Güting

Besucheradresse / Visitors' Address
Informatikzentrum, 3. Etage, Block F, Raum 13
Universitätsstr. 1
D-58097 Hagen
E-Mail: rhg@fernuni-hagen.de
Telefon: +49 (2331) 987 4279

Short Biography


Ralf Hartmut Güting has been a full professor in Computer Science at the University of Hagen, Germany, since 1989. He received his Diploma and Dr. rer. nat. degrees from the University of Dortmund in 1980 and 1983, respectively, and became a professor at that university in 1987. From 1981 until 1984 his main research area was Computational Geometry. After a one-year stay at the IBM Almaden Research Center in 1985, extensible and spatial database systems became his major research interests; more recently, also spatio-temporal or moving objects databases. He has previously served as a Senior Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, Editor of GeoInformatica, Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems and as an Editor of the VLDB Journal. He is a member of the SSTD Endowment, the organization overseeing the conference series "Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases". He has published two German text books on data structures and algorithms and on compilers, respectively, and an English text book on moving objects databases, as well as around one hundred journal and conference articles. His group has built prototypes of extensible and spatio-temporal database systems, the Gral system and the SECONDO system. He retired in February 2021.

Research Interests


Most Popular Papers


According to the study  by E. Rahm and A. Thor, Citation Analysis of Database Publications, SIGMOD Record 34(4), Dec. 2005, 48-53, the following two papers are the most cited paper of ACM TODS and the second most cited paper of the VLDB Journal, respectively,  that appeared in the period 1994 through 2003.
R.H. Güting, M.H. Böhlen, M. Erwig, C.S. Jensen, N.A. Lorentzos, M. Schneider, and M. Vazirgiannis,
A Foundation for Representing and Querying Moving Objects.
ACM Transactions on Database Systems 25:1 (2000), 1-42.
Abstract,
Paper.
R.H. Güting,
An Introduction to Spatial Database Systems.
VLDB Journal 3 (1994), 357-399.
Abstract,
Paper.

Test of Time Award at EDBT 2015


The following paper received the Test of Time Award as the most influential paper from the first four conference editions of EDBT (1988 Venice, 1990 Venice, 1992 Vienna, 1994 Cambridge).
R.H. Güting,
Geo-Relational Algebra: A Model and Query Language for Geometric Database Systems.
Proceedings EDBT 1988, 506-527.
Paper.

Journal Editor

Senior Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (2014 - 2021) Editor of GeoInformatica (1998 - 2021) Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems (2004 - 2010) Editor of the VLDB Journal
(1996 - 2003)

Conference Organization

SSTD EndowmentMember

Current Program Committees

DASFAA 2021The 26th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2021
Past program committees include VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, EDBT, SSTD, SSDBM, DASFAA, IDEAS, COSIT, ACM-GIS, MDM, and some others.

Books, Systems

Articles (2010 - 2021)

Articles (2000 - 2009)

Articles (1990 - 1999)

Articles (1980 - 1989)



Letzte Änderung: 2021-04-13 (rhg)