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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous GISTAM conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Climate Change: Impacts, Trends and Extremes  
Ricardo Trigo, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Novel Approaches to Model Assessment and Interpretation in Geospatial Machine Learning  
Alexander Brenning, Geography, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany

Structuring and Exploring Geographic Iconographic Heritage  
Valérie Gouet-Brunet, IGN / Gustave Eiffel Univ., France


Planetary Restoration: Informing Pathways Through Earth Observations     
Richard Lucas, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom

Using VGI for Social Good: Potentials and Pitfalls for Using OSM for Humanitarian Aid and Climate Mitigation  
Alexander Zipf, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University, Germany

Mobile Sensing and Mapping: Where We Stand  
Costas Armenakis, York University, Canada


Geographic Information Systems in the Study and Monitoring of the Environment  
Niki Evelpidou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Modeling of Tsunamis and Tropical Cyclones: Contributions to Hazard Assessment and Disaster Management    
Ahmet C. Yalciner, Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Deploying Automated Vehicles in the City: What About the Maps?  
Dimitri Konstantas, SES / Institute of Services Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Earth Observation in Service of Terrestrial Ecosystems' Monitoring
Ioannis Manakos, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

Integration of Multiple Spatiotemporal Demographic Data and Its Applications for Disaster Mitigation Planning    
Toshihiro Osaragi, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Comparison of Various Types of Land Use and Land Cover Data and Example of Their Harmonisation    
Lena Halounova, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


Leveraging User Generated Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid: Potentials and Challenges  
Alexander Zipf, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University, Germany

An Innovative Platform for Virtual Underwater Experiences Targeting the Cultural and Tourism Industries    
Paraskevi Nomikou, Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Spatial Information Technology: Past, Present, Future    
Andrew U. Frank, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Geodesy and Geo-Informatics in Coastal and Marine Environment Applications  
Ilias N. Tziavos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Smart Geographic Information Displays for Wise Decision Making
Sara I. Fabrikant, Geography, University of Zurich - Irchel, Switzerland

Laser Scanning: From First Experiments to Operational Point Cloud Processing  
Norbert Pfeifer, Technical University of Wien, Austria


Photogrammetry Meets BIM
Uwe Stilla, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Positioning Techniques and Accuracy Requirements in Geo-sciences and Engineering  
Kostas E. Katsampalos, GEODESY and SURVEYING, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

More than Pretty Pictures - Synergies Between Computer Graphics and Geographic Information Systems  
Eugene Fiume, Simon Fraser University and University of Toronto, Canada


Nationwide Point Clouds and 3D Geo-information - Creation and Maintenance    
George Vosselman, University of Twente, Netherlands

New Needs and New Tools for Marine Management    
Jorge M. Alberto de Miranda, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Big Data Exploration - From Analytics to Zooming  
Yannis Ioannidis, "Athena" Research & Innovation Center and University of Athens, Greece


Can GIS Help Provide Better Health?    
Roberto Lattuada, myHealthbox, Italy

GIS and Cartography - It’s Complicated  
Wolfgang Kainz, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna, Austria

New Perspectives of Combined Data Sets from Multiple Remote Sensing and Terrestrial Data Networks for Environmental Information    
Barbara Koch, FeLis, University of Freiburg, Germany


Geographic Knowledge Engineering for Territorial Intelligence    
Robert Laurini, Computer Department, Knowledge Systems Institute, France

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data Analysis  
José B. Dias, ECE,, Portugal

eARTh Observation - A World to Be Sensed    
Jordi Corbera, Independent Researcher, Spain

Why the Map of the Future Will Not Look like a Map  
Ed Parsons, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom