GeoMundus is a free international symposium organised by the students from the Erasmus Mundus Master's of Science in Geospatial Technologies.
The conference aims to share cutting-edge scientific research, knowledge, and skills in the fields of Geospatial Technologies, Geoinformatics, and Geosciences, including but not limited to geographic information systems and sciences, spatial cognition, geography, and spatial data sciences. This year’s GeoMundus will also explore the use of Artificial Intelligence in these fields, highlighting the research that pushes the boundaries of geospatial analysis through machine learning, with specific keynote, workshop, and presentations. Please see Programme Section for the more detail information.
GeoMundus is an opportunity to learn about and share scientific research, knowledge and skills with other students and researchers of all things ‘Geo’. This year, one of the topic of focus, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Geoinformatics’ will give participants the chance to learn about technological advancements of AI, research activities on it and it’s applications on geospatial technologies in today’s world. GeoMundus is unique, featuring workshops where participants can experience first-hand the future of the field as well as a career session specially designed for students interested in a geospatial career.
Who should participate in GeoMundus 2018?
Everyone who is curious about geospatial technologies and their applications. We especially welcome students, researchers, industry leaders, and interested members of the public. It is not only a great opportunity to learn, but also to network with the brightest minds in this exciting field.
Dr. Michael F. Goodchild
is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
where he also holds the title of Research Professor.
He is also Distinguished Chair Professor at the
Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Research Professor at Arizona State University, and holds many other
affiliate, adjunct, and honorary positions at universities around the world.
Until his retirement in June 2012 he was Jack and Laura Dangermond Professor of Geography,
and Director of UCSB’s Center for Spatial Studies. He received his BA degree from Cambridge University
in Physics in 1965 and his PhD in geography from McMaster University in 1969, and has received
five honorary doctorates.
He was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the
Royal Society of Canada in 2002, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006,
and Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2010;
and in 2007 he received the Prix Vautrin Lud.
He was editor of Geographical Analysis
between 1987 and 1990 and editor of the Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Sciences section of the4
Annals of the Association of American Geographers from 2000 to 2006.
He serves on the editorial boards of
ten other journals and book series, and has published over 15 books and 500 articles.
He was Chair of the National Research Council’s Mapping Science Committee from 1997 to 1999, and of the
Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation
from 2008 to 2010. His research interests center on geographic information science, spatial analysis,
and uncertainty in geographic data.
We are delighted to have Dr. Goodchild to share his long experience on GIScience and tell us
about the future directions of the field!
Dr. Monica Wachowicz
is Full Professor in Data Science, and the Cisco Innovation Chair in Big Data and the NSERC/Cisco
Industrial Research Chair in Mobility Analytics at the University of New Brunswick, Canada.
She is also the Director of the
People in Motion Laboratory,
a centre of expertise in the application of Internet of Things (IoT) to digital cities.
Her research interests include fog/edge computing, machine learning on graphs, mobility analytics,
and IoT applications.
She works at the intersection of
Streaming Analytics for analyzing massive IoT
data streams in search of understanding mobility behaviour in digital cities; and
Cartography for designing maps for a world in which ‘intelligence’ will be embedded in virtually everything around us.
She is a founding member of the Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD) of the
IEEE Communications Society and the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence.
Her pioneering work in multidisciplinary teams from government, industry and research organizations is
fostering the next generation of data scientists for innovation.
Miguel de Castro Neto
is Assistant Professor and the Associate Dean at NOVA Information Management School.
His research and teaching interests lie in the field of Business Intelligence and Smart Cities.
He won the ”Smart Cities Personality of the Year” award from Green Business Week in 2017.
He is the president of Pedagogical Council and Coordinator of the Post-Graduation in Smart Cities.
He is also the president of the Portuguese Engineers Professional Association Agronomy College
and working as a coordinator of the Group Cities and Spatial Planning committee in the
think tank Sustainable Growth Platform. He is founder and vice-president of the
Data Science Portuguese Association.
He is also founding-partner of the company Agriciência,
Consultores de Engenharia, Lda. We are excited to have him at our conference for his expertise
in the burgeoning geographic field of smart cities.
Francisco Pinto Espinosa is an Associate Scientist at the
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
(CIMMYT) global wheat program. CIMMYT works to improve livelihoods
and foster more productive, sustainable maize and wheat farming.
Pinto’s work focuses on remote sensing imagery and UAV for data acquisition.
He obtained a PhD in agriculture from the University of Bonn and the Jülich Research Center in 2015.
His research interests include the use of remote sensing for field phenotyping and understanding ecophysiological
dynamics of crops at different spatio-temporal scales and the development of high-throughput phenotyping
approaches for improving genetic gain and for quantifying physiological traits.
He is also interested in the use and validation of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence for crop canopies.
We are excited to have him to teach us about the application of remote sensing in the field of agriculture!
NOVA Information Management School is the School of Statistics and Information Management of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. It was founded in 1989 in response to a large number of graduates who specialized in Information Management and the growing need for the use of new information technologies. Located in the beautiful Campolide campus, NOVA IMS has an infrastructure equipped with the most modern information and teaching support technologies. Today, NOVA IMS provides high level education to more than 1000 students, from over 60 countries. The offer includes two bachelor degrees, six master degrees, including an Erasmus Mundus Master Course and a double degree European Master Course, a doctorate and several postgraduate courses.
We cordially invite all the participants of GeoMundus 2018 to a tour around the astonishing Lisbon city center. Be ready to meet amazing people, share a drink and get into GeoMundus conference mood. The details are as follows: When: Thursday 6th December 2018, 19:00 Where: Praça do Comércio
(Note): This is an informal session. Cost of drinks or snacks should be self-payed.
It is an interactive forum providing a great opportunity for students interested professionally on the practices of geoinformation technologies.
Students and attendees will have a face to face career-perspective discussion, finding answers to questions like:
1. What are the possibilities and options for building your career in geoinfomatics?
2. Should one pursue further studies (PhD), or go into the workforce after the master degree?
3. Critical ideas for entrepreneurs.
4. How can we influence society through GI knowledge? What are the challenges in such project?
5. Tips for moving the career forward.
Panellists include our keynote speakers and invited guests.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming public infrastructure into digital things that can enhance the quality of life of citizens. But the unquestionable change for digital transformation in our cities may come from citizens themselves. The Internet of Things generate an unprecedented amount of data streams about citizen experience that is impossible to handle using traditional GIS. Mainly because the data streams usually exhibit high data rates with out-of-order arrival problems, communication loss, and they are usually noisy, incomplete, and unreliable. The research challenges are related to how we can analyze these data streams in a timely way considering computing power, storage capability, network communication, privacy, security, and energy limitations of IoT environments. In this presentation we will explore how analytics everywhere ecosystems are modernizing analytical workflows in order to allow data scientists to collect and analyze data streams as they are being transported through distributed resources such as edge, fog and cloud computing. These ecosystems will deliver new insights for improving a citizen’s ability to understand what is happening and take an action accordingly.
This session includes 4 concurrent workshops. The aim is to provide participants with practical, hands-on exercises and activities.
Workshop 1 will cover one of the applications of Geoinformatics.
Workshop 2 will focus on the application of Artificial Intelligence in Geoinformatics.
Details about the two workshops will be announced soon!
Closing Ceremony for the Conference
Call for Short Papers and Posters
Short paper and Poster submission is open from June 1st to August 31st, 2018.
Thank you for your interest in participating in GeoMundus 2018.
All individuals interested in any aspect of geospatial technologies are invited to submit either a short paper
(Template and Guidelines)
OR a poster (Guidelines) for the presentation at GeoMundus.
The three best short paper submissions from students will be awarded travel grants to GeoMundus 2018 worth up to 500 EUR.
The grant covers hotel accommodation of up to 200 EUR (booked by NOVA IMS) and travel costs of up to 300 EUR. Note that only travel costs supported by documentation will be reimbursed.
Please note that GeoMundus does not provide invitations and does not support Visa Processes.
During the submission process, you will be asked to identify the most applicable topic for your short paper or poster. Potential topics along with applications of Geospatial Technologies and its Interaction include, but are not limited to:
Geographic Information Science
Geospatial Data Mining
Location Based Services
Spatial Data Science
We would also like to invite short papers or posters about Artificial Intelligence in Geoinformatics, the sub-theme of our conference. These include:
Unmanned Aerial Systems/LIDAR
A confirmation email of receipt will be sent to you after successfully completing the submission form. Please keep a copy of this confirmation for your records.
Acceptance notification will be emailed to the corresponding author on the 9th of September 2018. The accepted short papers and posters will be published on GeoMundus website.
For any questions about templates, formatting and submission, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply click on the registration link below to register yourself for the 10th GeoMundus Conference. Registration is free.
Registration is from 1st of June to 30th of November
Please Note: Seats at the dinner are limited
Click the submission link below if you are interested in presenting a short paper or a poster at the 10th GeoMundus Conference. Please make sure to follow the templates provided for the submission and indicate if you want to apply for the student travel grant.
Short paper and poster submission is from 1st of June to 31st of August
Nova Information Management School Universidade Nova de Lisboa Campus de Campolide 1070-312 Lisboa | Portugal
Sponsors & Partners
We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their generosity and help making this event a huge success.
Should you wish to sponsor the 2018 GeoMundus conference, please contact the budget team at email@example.com
The first GeoMundus conference was held successfully in 2009 at ISEGI, Lisbon, Portugal. Since then, the conference has been held annually always alternating between Castellón (Spain), Münster (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal).