What is Geomundus?

Geomundus is an international symposium on Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies, held by the students from the consortium of Erasmus Mundus (EM) International Master's program in Geospatial Technologies and the GEO-C Joint Doctorate in Geoinformatics: Enabling Open Cities, funded in the Marie Curie International Training Networks (ITN) program. It is a free conference organized by students, for students. This year (2016) the conference will be held in Castellón, Spain, from 4th to 5th of November.

Why Geomundus?

It stands as an opportunity to learn, to share scientific research and knowledge, and to meet other peers whose work and study in the immense world of “Geo”. It comprehends (but is not limited to) the Geographic Information Science, from Data Analysis and Management to the new emerging topics - Data Modelling, GeoApps, Augmented Reality, Big Data, Sensors, Open Data and Software, Machine Learning , and all the fields they can be applied to – Agriculture, Ecology, Climate Change, Disaster Management.

We aim to encourage the professional development of Erasmus Mundus, GEO-C as well as other students by providing an opportunity for them to share, present and discuss their own research but also learn from the work of other fellows and professionals. The symposium also creates a forum to meet students from all over the world, with a wide range of backgrounds.


Watch this space for all of our latest speaker announcements! Make sure to visit their blogs or websites, and also follow them on Twitter.

Alan Murray

Professor, Department of Geography at University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate editor for Socio-Economic Planning Sciences and Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Alan Murray is a Professor in the Department of Geography at University of California at Santa Barbara. He previously held academic appointments at Drexel University, Arizona State University and Ohio State University. He is editor of International Regional Science Review, associate editor for Socio-Economic Planning Sciences and Annals of the Association of American Geographers. His research and teaching interests include: geographic information science; spatial optimization; health informatics; urban growth and development; land use planning; urban, regional, and natural resource planning and development; and, infrastructure and transportation systems. He is the author of two books and over 220 research articles, book chapters and proceedings papers.

Anthony C. Robinson

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Pennsylvania
Director for Online Geospatial Education, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute
Assistant Director, GeoVISTA Center

Dr. Anthony Robinson is Assistant Professor, Director for Online Geospatial Education programs, and Assistant Director for the GeoVISTA research center in the Department of Geography at Penn State University. Dr. Robinson's research focuses on the science of interface and interaction design for geographic visualization software tools. He has developed interface design and usability assessment methods for integrating geographic visualization tools with work in epidemiology, crisis management, and homeland security. He currently serves as the Chair of the Commission on Visual Analytics for the International Cartographic Association. In support of geospatial education, Robinson directs Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education efforts, including its Master of GIS and Post-Baccalaureate GIS Certificate programs, which have served over 5000 students since 1999. Robinson also teaches Maps and the Geospatial Revolution on Coursera, a MOOC that has enrolled over 100,000 students around the world.

Richard Sliuzas

Associate Professor in Urban Planning, Department Urban an Regional Planning,
Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente

Richard graduated as a Town Planner from the University of South Australia (formerly SAIT) in 1979. He completed a Post-graduate Diploma and MSc degree in Urban Survey and Human Settlements Analysis at the ITC in 1980 and 1988 respectively. In 2004 he obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Utrecht University, for his research entitled "Managing informal settlements: a study using geographic information technology in Dar es Salaam Tanzania". He joined ITC in December 1983 where he is currently Associate Professor in Urban Planning within the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management.

Castellón de la Plana
Universitat Jaume I

INIT - Institute of New Imaging Technologies

GeoMundus 2016 will be held in Castellón de la Plana, a pleasant, sunlit town that lies between the Desert de les Palmes hills and the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by orange groves. It is the capital of the province of Castellon, Spain and situated 65 km north of Valencia and 285 south of Barcelona. The venue is Universitat Jaume I, Avenida de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n, 12071 Castellón, Spain.


Our programme is constantly evolving as we get closer to the event. You can keep up to date with all new announcements on our social networks.

  • Time Description
    19:00 Welcome to Castellón
  • Time Description
    8:30 Registration
    9:15 Opening Ceremony
    9:30 Dr. Alan Murray
    10:15 Paper Presentation
    Dr. Erdem, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University "Use of ALOS-PALSAR and LANDSAT Satellite Images Combined with Field Data for Structural Analysis: Examples from Western Anatolia (Turkey)"
    10:45 Coffee Break
    12:00 Paper Presentation
    Sangey Pasang, Masaryk University "Earthquake Induced Landslide Susceptibility Assessment in Bhutan"
    Albert Sanchez, Universitat Jaume I "Me, my place and my people"
    13:00 Lunch
    14:30 Dr. Richard Sliuzas
    15:15 Workshop
    16:45 Coffee Break
    17:15 Career Development Session
    18:00 Closing First Day
    20:30 Conference Dinner
  • Time Description
    9:30 Opening Day
    9:45 Dr. Anthony C. Robinson
    10:30 Coffee Break
    11:15 Paper Presentation
    Fernando Benitez, Universitat Jaume I "A different way to display information to developers and analysts in cities' open data portals, CityData 3.0"
    Diego Pajarito, Universitat Jaume I " A gamified promotion of green commuting"
    13:00 Lunch
    14:30 Paper Presentation
    Khoi Manh Ngo, Universitat Jaume I "Participatory sensing framework"
    Manuel Portela, Universitat Jaume I "Situational awareness as a service"
    15:30 Workshop 1: Building Geo-Ideas and Exploring Data to create a Smart Cities-Apps
    The workshop will be focused in building ideas for developing Geospatial application (that could be used in smart cities i.e. BikesApp, Spatial Literacy, Education Facilities, Health Facilities etc.). During this session the team should also explore, find, download, and research, all the available data that they think could be useful or relevant for the challenge that they choose. At the end of the session, the idea should be, with the information that they discovered, the barriers and suggestions they have, to create a short presentation to expose the issues.
    17:45 Closing Ceremony of the end of Conference

Registration and Submission

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Submission for either extended abstracts or posters is open starting from June 1st, 2016 till July 25th, 2016. Acceptance notification will be on August 10th. After acceptance,the extended abstracts will be published on Geomundus website.

Extended Abstract Submission

Title (10 words or fewer)
Author/Presenter name(s)
Institution / Company name
Complete address, phone, and email information
Brief presenter biography plus photo (optional)
Abstract (one paragraph)
2-4 pages long document
Format: PDF
Duration presentation: 10 mim

Template for Extended Abstract

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Alternatively you can send us the document via e-mail. If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. info@geomundus.org

2016 Team

GeoMundus is a symposium held by the students from the consortium of Erasmus Mundus (EM) International Master's program in Geospatial Technologies and the GEO-C Joint Doctorate in Geoinformatics.


Tami Palmer Tami Palmer

Adeoluwa Akande Adeoluwa Akande

Jana Lodi Martins

Edorta Iraegui


Apurva Anil Apurva Kochar

Jean CaldieronJean Martin Caldieron

Angela Afonso

Abhasha Joshi


Adrian Baba

Qadir Mamode Abdal Qadir Mamode


Gina MartinezGina Martinez

David Pardo David Pardo


Kiana Kazemi Kiana Kazemi

Julia Desiree Velastegui Julia Desiree Velastegui

Laura Giuffrida Laura Giuffrida


Sushil ThapaSushil Thapa

Birhane Guesh Birhane Guesh

GEO-C Team

Fernando Fernando Benítez

Fernando Khoi Manh Ngo

Fernando Diego Pajarito

Fernando Manuel Portela

FernandoAlbert Acedo


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