What is GeoMundus?

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.



Why GeoMundus?

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.


Registration is free, so sign up now!

SPEAKERS

We are excited to have four keynotes speakers sharing their expertise at our conference. Please visit their personal websites to find out more about them.

  • Dr. Monica Wachowicz

Dr. Monica Wachowicz

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 (1) Streaming Analytics for analyzing massive IoT data streams in search of understanding mobility behaviour in digital cities; and (2) 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

Miguel de Castro Neto

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

Francisco Pinto Espinosa

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!


  • Michael Frank Goodchild

Michael Frank Goodchild

Details coming soon!


Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Nova - Information Management School

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.


Programme

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  • Time Description
    19:00 + Introductory tour around the historical centre of Lisbon

    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.

  • Time Description
    8:30 Registration
    9:00 Opening Ceremony
    9:15 + Keynote Presentation 1: Dr. Monica Wachowicz

    Title: What’s next? Analytics Everywhere Ecosystems

    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.

    10:00 Best Short Paper 1 Presentation
    10:20 Coffee break
    10:50 Short Documentary About GeoMundus History
    11:10 Short Paper Presentations 1
    12:30 Lunch
    14:30 + Keynote Presentation 2: Miguel de Castro Neto

    Title: Urban Intelligence Building Blocks

    Details coming soon.

    15:10 Best Short Paper 2 Presentation
    15:30 Poster Session and Coffee break
    16:15 + Career Development Session

    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.

    17:30 Closing First Day
    19:30 + The Conference Dinner (Free)

    The free conference Gala Dinner will take place at Laurentina Restaurant. We hope that you will join us to celebrate and connect!
    Note: There is a participant limit, so if you would like to participate, please register well in advance.

  • Time Description
    9:00 Registration
    9:30 Opening Second Day
    9:35 + Keynote Presentation 3: Francisco Pinto

    Title: Using remote sensing for improving crops and ensure food security: the experience of CIMMYT

    Details coming soon!

    10:20 Best Short Paper 3 Presentation
    10:40 Coffee Break
    11:10 Short Paper Presentation 2
    12:30 Lunch
    14:30 Keynote Presentation
    15:15 + Concurrent Workshops

    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!

    17:45 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:

  • Cadastre
  • Cartography
  • Environmental Management
  • Geodesy
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geospatial Databases
  • Geospatial Data Mining
  • Geostatistics
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Location Based Services
  • Navigation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Cognition
  • Spatial Data Science
  • Surveying
  • Others

We would also like to invite short papers or posters about Artificial Intelligence in Geoinformatics, the sub-theme of our conference.
These include:

  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems/LIDAR
  • Satellite imageries
  • Cognitive Science
  • User Adaptivity
  • Others
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 program@geomundus.org

Participant Registration

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

Submissions of Short papers and Posters

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

2018 Team

GeoMundus is a symposium organised and facilitated by the students of the Erasmus Mundus Master's of Science in Geospatial Technologies.

BUDGET TEAM

Duarte Nunes Duarte Nunes

Fabián PerottiFabián Perotti
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Kushal SharmaKushal Sharma

LOCAL ORGANISATION TEAM

Manvel KhudinyanManvel Khudinyan
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Jonas MeyerJonas Meyer

Mitzi Vidal Mitzi Vidal

Renan Barroso Renan Barroso
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Roberto Luna Roberto Luna

PROGRAMME TEAM

Eliza ShresthaEliza Shrestha

Fana Gebremeskel Fana Gebremeskel

Laxmi Thapa Laxmi Thapa
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Matheus S. Barros Matheus S. Barros

Nicholas AsangaNicholas Asanga
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Tamene GelayeTamene Gelaye
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PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM

Denny Palinggi Denny Palinggi
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Manuel Mendoza Manuel Mendoza
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Sadegh KarampanahSadegh Karampanah
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Stefana CiobanStefana Cioban

Vanesa Perez SanchoVanesa Perez Sancho

STEERING TEAM

Brhane BahrishumBrhane Bahrishum
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Lorena AbadLorena Abad
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Lucas BraunLucas Braun
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Luuk van der MeerLuuk van der Meer

Nicodemus NyamariNicodemus Nyamari

WEB TEAM

Alaa Bakry AbdelfattahAlaa Bakry Abdelfattah
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Ang Dawa SherpaAng Dawa Sherpa
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Daniel Marsh-HunnDaniel Marsh-Hunn

William MartinezWilliam Martinez
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Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us via email. Alternatively, please write to us at our mailing address listed below.

Mailing address

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 budget@geomundus.org