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Topics Webinar | EO&GEO Series: GIS in the Management of Sustainable and Smart Cities

9 Mar 2023, 10:00 (CET)

GIScience, Spatial Analysis, Sustainable Development, Smart Cities, Geospatial Big Data, Earth Observation, Geographical Artificial Intelligence, Spatial Statistics
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Topics Webinar

EO&GEO Series: GIS in the Management of Sustainable and Smart Cities

Cities are essential for human living and world development. Over 56% of the world’s population live in cities, and about 80% of global GDP is generated in cities. In the past decades, geographical information science (GIS) has demonstrated a strong capability in spatial and temporal data, methods, tools, applications, and integration with other advanced technologies for achieving smart cities and sustainable development. GIS benefits the management of both natural environments, such as vegetation, water, air, soil, climate, and land, and the built environment, including buildings, infrastructure, and their interactions with human movement and natural environments.

In this webinar, we invite two active researchers in GIScience, remote sensing, and smart cities fields to share their studies about GIS in the management of sustainable and smart cities.

Date: 9 March 2023

Time: 10:00 am CET | 4:00 am EST | 5:00 pm CST Asia | 5:00 pm AWST

Webinar ID: 846 7963 6571

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School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia

Dr Yongze Song leads a Geospatial Analysis and AI team and developed more than 15 new geospatial models and 8 open-source software with over 100,000 downloads globally for understanding geographical and spatial data. The developed new models and software demonstrate both academic and industrial impacts globally. He is a recipient of more than ten awards at international and national levels, such as the Global Top 10 Young Scientist Award and the Australian National Location Data First Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), UK, and a Committee Member of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG). He is an Editorial Board Member of 7 reputable international peer-reviewed journals, including GIScience & Remote Sensing, iScience (Cell Press), Annals of GIS, Remote Sensing, Geo-spatial Information Science, etc. He serves as a Chair or Program Committee Member for international conferences held in over 10 countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Norway, China, France, the United States, Canada, Iran, Vanuatu, and Greece. He was invited to present more than 40 research seminars at universities (e.g., Harvard University, Australian National University, National University of Singapore, Peking University, etc.) and industries globally. Find out more at:

Invited Speakers

Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

Dr. YOO is a Research Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his Ph.D. in the department of urban and environmental engineering from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, in 2022, and my B.E. in the department of urban and environmental engineering from UNIST in 2017. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in LSGI from April to September 2022. He was an intern at the Geoinformatics Unit at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), Japan, from January to March 2019. He has published more than 17 SCI papers in the past 5 years. I am currently an Editorial Board Member of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Dr. YOO’s research interests include urban remote sensing, geographic information system, and the use of artificial intelligence to interpret remote sensing images for disaster management and environmental monitoring.

School of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Linlin You is an Associate Professor at the School of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen Campus, Guangdong, China, and also a research affiliate at the Intelligent Transportation System Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. He was successfully selected for the provincial youth talent project in Guangzhou. He was a senior postdoc at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, and a research fellow at the Architecture and Sustainable Design Pillar of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pavia, his dual master's degree with honors in Software Engineering and Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology and the University of Pavia, respectively, and his BSc in Software Engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology. His research interests include smart cities, autonomous transportation systems, multi-source data fusion, machine learning, and federated learning. He has over 8 years of interdisciplinary research and project management experience in Asia, Europe, and South America. To date, he has been leading or participating in 6 Smart Cities projects on urban mobility, energy, governance, and planning. In these projects, he managed an international team to develop three main platforms, namely IRMA (Integrated Real-time Mobility Assistant), FMS (Future Mobility Sensing Platform), and IDP (Informed Design Platform). Notably, IDP won the 2018 SG Mark Award, and FMS, as a general platform, is utilized to support multiple projects funded by the Ministry of National Development (SG) and the Federal Highway Administration (US). In addition, he has published more than 50 papers in top peer-reviewed journals and conferences, e.g., IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Network, IEEE T-ITS, IEEE TKDE, ACM TIST, IEEE BigData, IEEE ICDM, IEEE SCC, etc., and applied over 20 Chinese and American patents.

Chair of Cartography, Technical University of Munich, Germany,
BYD Group, China

Dr. Bing Liu received her Ph.D. at Chair of Cartography, Technical University of Munich in 2022. Her Ph.D. topic is "Spatial Learning with Mixed Reality", focusing on the interaction among MR, users and environment during navigation. She is also experienced in using eye-tracking and fMRI in spatial ability and cognition research. She received her bachelor's and master's degree in Beijing Normal University and now works in BYD group, Shenzhen.

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Time in CET

Time in AWST / CST Asia

Dr. Yongze Song

Chair Introduction

10:00 - 10:10 am

5:00 - 5:10 pm

Dr. Cheolhee Yoo

Urban Climate Studies: Remote Sensing Meets Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology

10:10 - 10:30 am

5:10 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Linlin You

Towards Smart Cities: Vision, Challenges, Solution and Case Studies

10:30 - 10:50 am

5:30 - 5:50 pm

Dr. Bing Liu

Spatial Perception and Smart City

10:50 - 11:10 am

5:50 - 6:10 pm

Q&A Session

11:10 - 11:25 am

6:10 - 6:25 pm

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Yongze Song

11:25 - 11:30 am

6:25 - 6:30 pm

Relevant Topic

Relevant Topic

Advances in Earth Observation and Geosciences
Topic Editors: Prof. Dr. Diego González-Aguilera & Dr. Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez

Abstract submission deadline: 31 December 2023
Manuscript submission deadline: 30 April 2024

Relevant Special Issues

Remote Sensing for Mapping Global Land Surface Parameters
Guest Editor: Dr. Yongze Song
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023

Land Use Planning and Smart City Design
Guest Editors: Dr. Antonia Gravagnuolo, Dr. Karima Kourtit & Prof. Dr. Peter Nijkamp
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2023

Urban Geospatial Analytics Based on Crowdsourced Data
Guest Editors: Dr. Hangbin Wu & Dr. Tessio Novack
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023

Urban Features Extraction from UAV Remote Sensing Data and Images
Guest Editors: Dr. Kate Saenko, Dr. Kimhung Pho & Prof. Dr. Jie Yuan
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023

Relevant Papers

Earth Observation for Sustainable Infrastructure: A Review
by Yongze Song and Peng Wu

Individual Tree Crown Delineation for the Species Classification and Assessment of Vital Status of Forest Stands from UAV Images
by Anastasiia Safonova, Yousif Hamad, Egor Dmitriev, Georgi Georgiev, Vladislav Trenkin, Margarita Georgieva, Stelian Dimitrov and Martin Iliev

Autonomous Flight Trajectory Control System for Drones in Smart City Traffic Management
by Dinh Dung Nguyen, Jozsef Rohacs and Daniel Rohacs

Urban Equity as a Challenge for the Southern Europe Historic Cities: Sustainability-Urban Morphology Interrelation through GIS Tools
by Montaña Jiménez-Espada, Francisco Manuel Martínez García and Rafael González-Escobar

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