Agnès Voisard

Agnès Voisard

Vice Chair of the Department


Ms. Heike Eckart
Phone +49 30 838 75 100

Office Hours

Wednesday 1:30 PM - 2 PM (appointment required)

Oral Exams

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Databases and Information Systems
Database and Information Systems Group

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Informatik
Office #169
Takustr. 9
14195 Berlin-Dahlem
Phone +49-30 838 75-100
agnes.voisard at
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Fraunhofer FOKUS
Strategic Development and International Relations

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10589 Berlin-Alt-Moabit
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Location-Based Services Advances in Spatial Databases Spatial Databases: With Application to GIS Tenth ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems SGBD géographiques: Spécificités


Agnès Voisard received her Ph.D. degree in computer science (databases) from the University of Paris at Orsay (Paris XI) and INRIA (French Institut National Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique) in 1992. During the academic year 1991-92 she was a research assistant in the database group of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris. In 1992-93 she was an INRIA postdoctoral fellow at Ludwig-Maximilian Universität in Munich.In 1993, she was appointed assistant professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Berlin, where she obtained her "Habilitation" in 1999. Between January and May 2001, she was system architect at Kivera, Inc. (Oakland, California), a startup designing navigation systems. In 2003 she joined the Fraunhofer Institut for Systems and Software Engineering (ISST) in Berlin where she head the department "Location-based Services" until 2011. Between 1992 and 2009, she often visited the International Computer Institute (ICSI) at Berkeley, California, where she spent a sabbatical in 2008-2009.

Since January 2011 she has been full professor for databases and information systems at the Free University of Berlin, Institut of Computer Science. Her areas of expertise include geographic information systems, location-based services, event notification systems, and interoperability in information systems. She has participated in several program committees, was general chair of the 5th International Symposium on Spatial Databases (SSD'97) and was program co-chair of the international ACM GIS conference in 2002.

With Philippe Rigaux and Michel Scholl, she co-authored the book Spatial Databases - with Application to GIS, published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2001. With Jochen Schiller she co-edited the book Location-based Services, Morgan Kaufmann (2004).

Research areas and publications


Summer Semester 2015

  • Datenbanksysteme (Bachelor, English)
  • Softwareprojekt Datenverwaltung
  • Seminar Datenverwaltung: Event-based Systems: Models and Design
  • Forschungsseminar Datenverwaltung
  • Projektseminar Datenverwaltung
  • Data Science: Statistical Learning & Data Mining

All teaching