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Chair: Prof Arzu Çöltekin, Professor, Principle Investigator
Institute of Interactive Technologies
Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland

Co-Chair: Dr Victoria Rautenbach, Extraordinary Lecturer
Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Sci. Secretary: Azile Mdleleni, PhD candidate
Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Advisor: Hongping Zhang
National Geomatics Center of China, No.28 Lianhuachi West Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100830, China

Past teams
[2016-2022] Chair Prof Arzu Çöltekin (Uni Zurich), Co-Chair Dr Christopher J. Pettit (Uni Melbourne/UNSW), Co-Chair Dr Sidonie Christophe (COGIT Laboratory, IGN), Sci. Sec: Victoria Rautenbach (Uni Pretoria)
[2012-2016] Chair Dr Chris Pettit (Uni Melbourne/UNSW), Co-Chair Dr Arzu Çöltekin (Uni Zurich), Co-Chair Dr Bo Wu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Sci. Sec: Victoria Rautenbach (Uni Pretoria)
[2008-2012] Chair Dr Chris Pettit (Uni Melbourne), Co-Chair Dr Andy Hudson-Smith (CASA, UCL), Sci. Sec. Dr Arzu Çöltekin
[2004-2008] Chair Dr Andy Hudson-Smith (CASA, UCL) / Co chair: xx / Sci. Sec.: Dr Chris Pettit




Dr. Seraphim Alvanides, Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK

Prof. Gennady Andrienko, Lead Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute IAIS – Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems
Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt-Augustin, Germany
Prof. at the City University London, UK


Dr. Kurt Benke, Associate Prof.
Future Farming Systems Research Division
DPI Victoria, Australia

Dr. Rohan Bennett, Research Fellow
Department of Geomatics
University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Associate Prof.
Department of Geodetic Engineering
University of the Philippines, Philippines

Dr. Susanne Bleisch, Prof.
School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics
Institute of Geomatics Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland

Dr. Alzbeta Brychtova (TBA)

Mr. Padam Bahadur Budha, MSc
Central Department of Environmental Science
Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu


Mr. Thomas Y. Chen, Early-career researcher
Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Rockaway
United States of America

Don Cherry
Department of Primary Industries Victoria

Dr. Sidonie Christophe, Lead Scientist
COGIT Lab., IGN-France
73 avenue de Paris
F-94160 SAINT MANDÉ, Paris, France

Prof. Serena Coetzee, PhD and Head of Department,
Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology,
University of Pretoria,
Pretoria, South Africa

Simon Cookes
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Melbourne, Australia

Matt Cox
Department of Primary Industries Victoria


Dr. Urska Demsar, Lecturer
Centre for GeoInformatics, School of Geography & Geosciences
University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK

Dr. Weihua Dong, Associate Prof.
School of Geography and Remote Sensing
Beijing Normal University, China


Dr. Sarah Goodwin, PhD
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Mark Graham, Research Director
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Steven Gray, Associate Prof.
UCL Connected Environments
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London, UK

Philip Greenwood
Aspect Digital
Victoria, Australia

Dr. Amy Griffin, Senior Lecturer
School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences
University of  New South Wales @ ADFA, Canberra, Australia

Dr. Ori Gudes, PhD


Dr. Frank Hardisty
GeoVISTA Center, Penn State University
State College, United States

Dr. Nick Hedley, Associate Prof.
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University

Dr. Benjamin Hennig, Associate Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland

Dr. Lukas Herman, Ph.D., researcher
Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Prof. Dr. Florian Hruby, Professor
Fachbereich III – Bau- und Geoinformationswesen
Berlin, Germany

Dr. Mingyuan Hu
Institute of Space and Earth Information Science
Fok Ying Tung Remote Sensing Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong


Mark Imhof
Department of Primary Industries Victoria

Dr. Golebiowska Izabela, Ph.D.
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Warsaw, Poland


Dr. Claire Jarvis, Senior Lecturer
Department of Geography
University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Prof. Bernie Jenny, Asst. Prof.
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Zhang Jinqu, Post-Doc
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Dr. Martin Kada, Prof.
Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Dr. Izabela Karsznia, PhD, Assistant Professor
Head of the Chair of Geomatics and Information Systems
Department of Geoinformatics, Cartography and Remote Sensing
Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies
University of Warsaw

Ms. Merve Polat Kayalı, PhD student
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Dr. Christian Kehl, Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)
Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands

Dr. Christian Kehl, Doctor of Engineering, Assistant Professor
University of West Attica, School of Engineering, Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering, Egaleo (Athens), Greece.

Dr. Peter Kiefer, Senior Researcher
Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Alexander Klippel, Asst. Prof.
GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography
Penn State University, USA

Prof. Alexander Klippel, Dr.
Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Dr. Jukka Krisp, Prof.
Applied Geoinformatics
Augsburg University, Germany

Dr. Merve Keskin, Dr, Senior Research Scientist
Cartography, eye tracking, geoinformatics

Finnish Geospatial Resaerch Institute (FGI/NLS)

Dr. Vassilios Krassanakis, Asst. Prof.
Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering
University of West Attica, Greece

Dr. Irma Kveladze, PhD, assistant professor
Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark


Hayden Lewis
Department of Primary Industries Victoria

Dr. Haifeng Li, Asst. Prof.
School of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Central South University, China

Dr. Jianming Liang, Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University, United States of America

Mr. Nianhua Liu, PhD candidate and researcher
Chair of Cartography and Visual Analytics
Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Mr. Ian Lochhead, MSc – PhD Candidate
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Prof. Hurni Lorenz, Professor of Cartography
ETH Zurich, Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland

Gustavo Arciniegas Lopez
Institute for Environmental Studies
vrije Universitiet Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Ismini Lokka (TBA)


Dr. Marguerite Madden, Director of CRMS / Associate Professor
Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science, Department of Geography
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2503
United States of America

Dr. Abbass Malian
Department of Geomatics
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Shahid Rajaee University
Tehran, Iran

Dr. Antoni Moore
School of Surveying
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand


Philip Paar
Landscape Planner and Digital Botany expert
Berlin, Germany

Paul Patnode, Principal Research Associate
Environmental Simulation Centre, New York

Dr. Stanislav Popelka, PhD, head of eye-tracking laboratory
Palacký University Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic


Mr. Brian Quinn, PhD Candidate
School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


Dr. Anthony Robinson, Asst. Prof.
Assistant Director of the GeoVISTA Center
Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University

Marcos Nino-Ruiz
CRC for Spatial Information
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia

Patrizia Russo, PhD Candidate
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Uni Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Andy Hudson-Smith, Prof.
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
1-19 Torrington Place London WC1E 7HB UK

Dr. Olaf Schroth
CALP, Faculty of Forestry
University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Subhash Sharma, Research Scientist
Department of Primary Industries

Falak Sheth, Research Scientist
Department of Primary Industries

Mr. Rajat Shinde, Pursuing PhD, Prime Minister’s Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Dr. Bolelang Sibolla, PhD
Merake Institute
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
South Africa

Aleksandra Anna Sima, Researcher
Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Processes Unit (TAP)
Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Belgium

Dr. Terry Slocum,  Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of Kansas, United States

Ms. Dajana Snopková, Mgr.
Department of Geography, Masaryk University Brno Czech Republic

Dr. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D.
Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Ms. Hana Svatonova, Associatied prof
Czech Republic, Brno


Prof. Dr. Changlin Wang
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS
Beijing, China


Dr. Jingya Yan, Research Fellow
The Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (CARES)


Dr. Jiayan Zhao, PhD, postdoctoral researcher
University of Arkansas at Little rock, USA

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