Applied Geoinformatics for Digital Transformation and Environmental Stewardship
The conference will take place November 02 – 04 (plus excursion), 2022, at Digital University Kerala organized by the C V Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics, School of Informatics, Digital University Kerala and the Geospatial Department of Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany, co-organized by the Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab) and and the ICA Commission on SDI and Standards.
Details regarding submissions, registration, travel hints, accomodations etc. can be found at
Call for Contributions
Submissions are invited (but not limited to) the following areas and subjects:
- Open Source Geospatial Technologies: Its values and applications
- Geodata and Geoscience to support realisation and measurung SDGs
- Implementation of OpenAPI based services
- APIs to deliver Climate, Water and Weather Datasets
- Educational approaches
- Big Geo Data Handling
- AI and Machine Learning in the Geospatial Field
- Internet of Things, Sensor Web, SDI and linked data
- Smart Cities
- Digital Twins: Foundations and Sample Implementations
- Digital Twins in Urban Planning
- Realtime 3D
- Food and Water, Hunger and Thirst
- Geospatial Support for Climate Change Adaptation
- Sustainable Urban and Rural Development
- Smart Cities and Smart Sustainable Urbanism
- Triggering Transformative processes and Political Changes
- Migration Patterns and Livelihood
- Assessment, Management, and Optimization of Household Energy Use
- Convincing people: Visualisation of and Access to Environmental Data
Testimony: Hamidreza Ostadabbas MSc
Diana Christa Milloza M.Sc.
Motivation by William Barragán Zaque M.Sc.
Testimony of Prof. V.P.A. Weerasinghe
International Advisory Board
- Prof. Dr. Ayad M. F. Al-Quraishi, Tishk International University, Iraq (Applied Remote Sensing & GIS).
- Prof. Dr. Hala Adel Effat, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Egypt
- Prof. Dr. Subash Ghimire, Acting Head of Department and Associate Professor, Department of Geomatics Engineering, School of Engineering
- Prof. Dr. Matthias Möller, Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) and University of Bamberg
- Prof. Dr. Murimi Ngigi, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
- Prof. Dr. Peter Schmitz, University of South Africa
Digital University Kerala
- Jaishanker R, PhD, Professor and Chairperson, School of Informatics
- Sooraj NP, Project Scientist, School of Informatics, Digital University Kerala
- Sajeev C Rajan, Research Scholar, School of Informatics, Digital University Keral
Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
- Dietrich Schröder, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
- Franz-Josef Behr, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
- Anja Ernst, Research Coordinator, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
- Hamidreza Ostadabbas: Data acquisition with help of QField and open source GIS software (QGIS)
Mr Ostadabbas holds a Bachelor of the Surveying engineering and a master of Geoninformatics from HFT 2019. He is head of the GIS Department in STEG GmbH company since January 2021 in Stuttgart, and winner of CLGE and GEOMATICS ON MOVE Contest on 2019.
- Dr Jagannath Aryal, Faculty of Engineering and IT, The University of Melbourne Australia: Digital Infrastructure Engineering Systems for Future Development
In the Alumni Session(s) international alumni will share their experiences after leaving their German University.
This is an excellent opportunity and atmosphere to learn from one another and to get valuable suggestions for your own career and personal growth.
- Experiences and knowledge in Mapping Industry: Helpful and inspiring for young students/professionals who want to work and live in Germany.
- My professional & personal experiences
- My experiences in Germany as an Erasmus Bachelor Student, International Master Student, and now International Ph.D. Student
- Experience on the field of practice after leaving Germany
- Having Impact on Stakeholders and Decision Makers
Larissa Mies Bombardi, Department of Geography of the University of São Paulo (USP): Geography of Asymmetry: circle of poisoning and molecular colonialism
Larissa has been an expert on the use of pesticides in Brazil for over 10 years. She has a master’s and a doctorate in Geography, both from USP. She works as a professor of human geography at the same university. In 2017, she published an atlas "Geography of the Use of Pesticides in Brazil and its Connections with the European Union".
- Dr Jagannath Aryal, Faculty of Engineering and IT, The University of Melbourne Australia: Earth Observation and Digital Transformation: perspectives from Infrastructure Engineering
Jagannath Aryal received his PhD degree in Optimisation and Systems Modelling. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He leads a research group on Earth Observation and intelligent solutions to societal problems. His research focuses on optimal utilisation of Earth Observation, geo-information, and geo-statistics to develop new methods in geospatial situational awareness in disaster and emergency situations and object recognition / identification in multiple hierarchies. Objects of interest derived from sensing technology (Ground / Satellite based) are applied in modelling and mapping various systems taking sustainability and resilience into account. He has experience of different high impact educational institutions from different continents. His research collaboration on Earth Observation, geospatial engineering, and spatial analysis extend to the prominent UK/European universities (including the University of Cambridge; CNRS, France; University of Salzburg; University of Twente). He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Spatial Science (Taylor & Francis), and Remote Sensing (MDPI), and reviews the scientific journals for IEEE, Springer, and Elsevier. He leads the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Commission Committee of SSSI, Australia as a national chair.
- Dr Thomas Esch, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Earth Observation Center (EOC): Megatrend Urbanization – New Insights through Monitoring from Space
Dr. Thomas Esch is ‘DLR Senior Scientist’ and leader of the team ‘Smart Cities and Spatial Development’ at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). At DLR’s Earth Observation Center (EOC), Mr. Esch develops solutions to support science and decision makers all around the world with up-to-date and precise information on built environment. With the Global Urban Footprint (GUF) initiative and its successor World Settlement Footprint (WSF), Mr. Esch and his team have set new standards in the global monitoring of urbanization from space. Mr. Esch coordinated more than 15 national and international research projects and participated in another 35. He is also actively involved in the Group on Earth Observation (GEO). Moreover, he is assistant lecturer at the Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Esch’s scientific work is documented by contributions to more than 45 peer-reviewed journal publications, 25 book chapters and 200 conferences and workshops. Mr. Esch received a Diploma degree in Applied Physical Geography from the University of Trier, Germany, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Physical Geography and Remote Sensing from the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 2006. Since 2008 he is with DLR’s German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD).
Dr Thuy Vu, Professor and Dean of Engineering and Science, at Curtin University Malaysia: People in pixels - mapping with free and open-source resources
A geospatial scientist by training and research, Professor Vu has 20 years of research and teaching experience across Eurasia. After obtaining his PhD in 2003, he worked as a research scientist at Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Kobe, Japan before joining Chiba University as a postdoctoral researcher between 2006 and 2007. In both places, he focused on the employment of geospatial technologies in disaster mitigation and management. He then joined the GEOGrid team of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan to further expand the research onto a high-performance computing platform. After three years of teaching at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, he joined the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in 2011. He became an Associate Professor and was appointed the Head of the Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department. In 2017, he joined Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as its Dean of Science and Engineering and Director of Center for Research Development and Support. In August 2018, he was appointed Vice-President of Hoa Sen University. Now, he is a Professor and Dean of Engineering and Science, at Curtin University Malaysia. He was conferred the title of Docent by the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2014. His current research interest includes geospatial data science, disaster monitoring, and urban remote sensing. Professor Vu is an elected charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and a senior member of IEEE. He is also a Fellow, a council member of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.