my name is Dr. Franz-Josef Behr. I am Professor for Geoinformatics at SUAS - Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences where we offer (amongst other study courses) a Master program called Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics and a German Bachelor Degree course called Informationslogistik. There things like routing are quite relevant.
Some interesting results of student projects can be found on the page Results of Student Projects. I am currently trying to give support for OSM related student applications for Google's Summer of Code.
My personal homepage can be found here. I am also editor of a geospatial portal site called gis-news.de and founder of two free services - opencts.org (not yet operational) and opengeocoding.org. Additionally I am developer of a WMS server, the so called SUAS MapServer. Digital terrain data in Shape and OSM format are provided at http://geoweb.hft-stuttgart.de/. There you can find also a WMS server providing contour lines.
Mapping interests (work in progress)
HOT CrisisMapping XML Schema Definition
Together with Pnishi, Mentor (mentor.pnishi at yahoo.de), Saveluc, Andra (asaveluc at gmx.de) Sitz, Janka and Shresta, Thomas I developed the XML Schema for Crisis Mapping.
The schema is developed as Geography Markup Language (GML) application schema. GML is a worldwide accepted ISO and OGC standard.
Currently the schema (v0.1) is based on GML 3.1. I plan to maintain it as long as useful.
GPS devices used