peter hofmann


  • Senior Scientist
  • Team Geoinformatics
  • Remote Sensing, Image Analysis and Artificial Intelligence

Office: 103

TC Freyung

+49 (0)8551 91764-29

+49 (0)8551 91764-69




Competences and Key Activities:

  • Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
  • A.I. in Geoinformatics and Image Analysis
  • Space-Time-Systems and Simulation
  • Multi-Scale Systems and Analysis

Selected Publications:

  • Hofmann, P. (2017). A Fuzzy Belief-Desire-Intention Model for Agent-Based Image Analysis. In: Modern Fuzzy Control Systems and Its Applications, (InTech).
  • Hofmann, P. (2016). Defuzzification Strategies for Fuzzy Classifications of Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sensing 8.
  • Hofmann, P., et al. (2016). Agent based image analysis (ABIA) - preliminary research results from an implemented framework. Proc. 6th GeOBIA Conf., Enschede.
  • Marschallinger, R., et al. (2016). A MS-lesion pattern discrimination plot based on geostatistics. Brain and Behaviour.
  • Dudkiewicz, A., et al. (2015). Uncertainties of size measurements in electron microscopy characterization of nanomaterials in foods. Food Chemistry 176, 472–479.
  • Hofmann, P., Taubenböck, H., and Werthmann, C. (2015a). Monitoring and Modelling of Informal Settlements – a Review on Recent Developments and Challenges. Proc. JURSE 2015 Lausanne.
  • Hofmann, P., et al. (2015b). Towards a framework for agent-based image analysis of remote-sensing data. International Journal of Image and Data Fusion 6, 115–137.
  • Thomas Blaschke, et al. (2014). Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis – Towards a new paradigm. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 87, 180–191.
  • Hofmann, P., et al. (2014). ABIA – A Conceptual Framework for Agent Based Image Analysis. South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics 3, 125–130.
  • Marschallinger, R., et al. (2014). Usability and Potential of Geostatistics for Spatial Discrimination of Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Patterns. Journal of Neuroimaging 24, 278–286.
  • Leitner, C., Hofmann, P., and Marschallinger, R. (2014). 3D-modeling of deformed halite hopper crystals by Object Based Image Analysis. Computers & Geosciences 73, 61–70.
  • Belgiu, M., Hofer, B., and Hofmann, P. (2014). Coupling formalized knowledge bases with object-based image analysis. Remote Sensing Letters 5, 530–538.
  • Hofmann, P., et al. (2013). Marble provenance designation with Object Based Image Analysis: State-of-the-art rock fabric characterization from petrographic micrographs. Earth Sci 106.
  • Hofmann, P., Blaschke, T., and Strobl, J. (2011). Quantifying the robustness of fuzzy rule sets in object-based image analysis. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32, 7359–7381.
  • Marschallinger, R., and Hofmann, P. (2010). The application of object based image analysis to petrographic micrographs. In: Microscopy: Science, Technology, Applications and Education, 1526–1532.
  • Hofmann, P., et al. (2008). Detecting informal settlements from Quickbird data in Rio de Janeiro using an object based approach. In: Object-Based Image Analysis, (Springer Berlin Heidelberg), pp. 531–553.
  • Benz, U.C., et al. (2004). Multi-resolution, object-oriented fuzzy analysis of remote sensing data for GIS-ready information. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 58, 239–258.
  • Hofmann, P. (2001). Detecting informal settlements from IKONOS image data using methods of object oriented image analysis-an example from Cape Town (South Africa). Jürgens, C.(Ed.): Remote Sensing of Urban Areas/Fernerkundung in Urbanen Räumen 41–42.

Complete List of Publications:


since 2017: Senior Scientist at Technology Campus Freyung of Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Freyung, Germany.
2016 - 2017:   Expert for Image Analysis of Remote Sensing Data at IABG mbH, Dresden, Germany.
2014 - 2017: diverse stays as Visiting Scientist at Institute for Electrical Engineering, Pontificial Catholic University Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2014 - 2015: External Teacher at University of Apllied Sciences Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.
2013 - 2015: Scientific Officer at Neurology at Christian-Doppler-Hospital, Salzburg, Austria.
2008 - 2013: Senior Scientist at Institute of Geographic Information Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Salzburg, Austria.
since 2008:   Senior Scientist at Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria.
2006 - 2008: Scientific Officer at Institute of Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics (IPI), University Hannover, Germany.
2005: Conferral of Doctorate (Dr. rer.-nat.) at University Salzburg, Austria.
2000 - 2005: Application Developer, Project-Manager and Manager Quality Assurance, Definiens Imaging GmbH (Definiens AG, form. Delphi2 GmbH), Munich, Germany.
1999: Scientific Officer at Working Group AGIS, University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich, Neubiberg, Germany.


Projects at TC Freyung:

since 2017:   BarkBeeDet
since 2017: Wilda

Further projects:

2013 - 2016: ABIA - Agent Based Image Analysis. Fundamental research project funded by FWF (Project No. P25449).
since 2016: ROCKBURST Devastating micro cracks: researching spontaneous rock failure with rock mechanical testing, µCT, OBIA and geostatistics, gefördert durch FFG.
2012: Nanolyse (sub-contracting at Z_GIS): Validation of methods for the detection and quantification of engineered nanoparticles in food, funded by the EU (FP7).
2008 - 2013: Diverse Projects at Institute of GIScience at ÖAW.
2006 - 2008: DeCOVER: Development of a procedure for updating land coverage data for public tasks.
2000 - 2005: Diverse Projects at Definiens Imaging GmbH and Definiens AG.
1999: AMilGeo-FE: Research of methods for analyzing remote sensing data supporting the tasks of the Office for Military Mapping of the German Federal Armed Forces.

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