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Enabling Digital Twins
Technologies, standards and governance for a sustainable lifecycle  – 18 October 2022

This will be in person only 

*schedule subject to change




Morning session



Enabling spatial Digital Twins

Chair:  Kate Williams

Theatre A





Wayne Patterson, NSW Government: NSW Digital Twin




Andrew Curthoys Queensland Government: Cross River Rail Digital Twin (Online)




Ben Fox, Victoria Government: Victoria Digital Twin





Morning Tea

10:30 11:00 am



Workshop sessions

11:00 am 12:30 pm

Session 1: Digital Twins for Cities and Urban regions

Chair: Prof Sisi Zlatanova

Theatre A


  • Thomas Kolbe:  CityGML 3.0 concepts for Urban Digital Twins
  • Volker Coors: Urban Simulation
  • Tamrat Belayneh: Web-based Visualization and Streaming


Session 2: Digital Twin for Infrastructure and Construction

Chair: A/Prof Mohsen Kalantari

Theatre B


  • John Hainsworth: Digital Twins in Infrastructures
  • Maria Rashidi: Digital Twins for Health Monitoring and Asset Management of Bridges
  • Davood Shojaei: Digital Twin in Construction Approvals


Session 3:   Colouring Cities

Chair: Dr Matt Ng

Theatre C


  • Polly Hudson: Introducing Colouring London
  • Matt Ng: Colouring Australia, including training material and hand-on exercises
  • Josephine Roper – walkability across our cities



12:30pm-1:30 pm





Session 4:  Digital Twins for Cities and Urban regions

Chair: Prof Sisi Zlatanova


  • Morakot Pilouk: 3D Indoor Modelling and Navigation
  • Desislava Petrova-Antonova:  GATE project
  • Michael Rigby:  Liveable Digital Twin  

Session 5:  Digital Twin for Infrastructure and Construction

Chair: A/Prof Mohsen Kalantari


  • Johnson Shen: Advances in Intelligent Construction
  • Sara Shirowzhan: Digital Twin in Construction
  • Behnam Atazadeh: 3D Subterranean Land Information and Digital Twins for Underground Infrastructure



Session 6:  Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform 

Chair: Prof Bill Randolph


  • Hugh Hartigan vision for AHDAP
  • Henry Petersen: introducing the National Housing Data Exchange
  • Bala Soundararaj: The Australian Housing Market Property Visualiser
  • Alireza Shamakhy– What if? & Envision tools


Afternoon tea







Roundtable “Challenges and opportunities to spatially-enabled Digital Twins”

Moderator: Serryn Eagleson

Theatre A


Panellists: Desislava Petrova-Antonova, Volker Coors, Thomas Kolbe, Morakot Pilouk, Ben Fox and more




Welcome Reception

The Gallery, The Red Centre West Wing

Day 1 – 19 October 2022

Smart Cities & Smart Cities and Industry & Government

*schedule subject to change


8:00 am – 8:30am








Opening Ceremony

8:30am – 10:30am

Plenary, Theatre A

Chair: Prof Christopher Pettit


8:30am – 8:45am

Welcome and housekeeping – Prof Christopher Pettit

Welcome UNSW ProVost -Prof Anne Simmons


8:45am – 9:15am

Victor Dominello, NSW, Australia

Minister for Customer Service, Digital Government, Small Business and Fair Trading


9:20am – 9:50am

Volker Coors, Professor at The Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

“The Role of 3D City Models and Urban Digital Twins in Smart Cities”


9:50am – 10:20am

Flora Salim, Professor at UNSW, Sydney, Australia

The Future of Urban Mobility Analytics “


10:20am- 10:30am

Q&A session


Morning Tea







Mid-morning session


Session 1

Building/City data analytics and modelling 1

Chair: Dr Behnam Atazadeh


Theatre A

Session 2

Voxel modelling

Chair: Dr Jack Barton



Theatre B

Session 3 (Industry and Gov)

Sensing and visualising Smart Cities

Chair: Prof Chris Pettit  


Theatre C



Path-tracing Semantic Networks to Interpret Changes in Semantic 3D City Models, Nguyen, S. H.; Kolbe, T. H., (3DGeoInfo)


3D Based Smoke Emission of Fires and Emergency Evacuation Simulation in High-rise Buildings, Taleai, M.; Mokhtari, M.; Zlatanova, S., (3DGeoInfo)


Design and Implementation of an Indoor Navigation System for Visually Impaired Users, Montilla, Y. M.; Leon Sanchez, C.; Lizarazo Salcedo, I., (3DGeoInfo)


Exploring Crowdsourced Safety Perception in Urban Places Using Geospatial and Statistical Techniques, German, S.; Laffan, S.; Metternicht, G.; Maslen, B., (SDSC)


Quantifying Geometric Changes in BIM-GIS Conversion, Liu, A. H.; Ellul, C., (3DGeoInfo)


Why are People still not Walking? The Need for a Micro-scaled Multi-criteria Spatio-temporal Design Approach to Improve Walk-quality, White, M.; Huang, X.; Langenheim, N.; Schofield, R.; Livesley, S.; Stevenson, M.; Seneviratne, S., (SDSC / Online China)


Influence of VOXEL Size and VOXEL Connectivity on the 3D Modelling of Heathland Parameters in Australia, Homainejad, N.; Zlatanova, S.; Pfeifer, N.; M. E. Sepasgozar, S., (3DGeoInfo)


VOXEL Visualisation and Management Options in UNITY3D, Aleksandrov, M.; Zlatanova, S.; Heslop, D., (3DGeoInfo)


4SA: Optimizing Space Filling Curve Based Grid Cell Indexing to Scalably Manage Remotely Sensed Images in Key-value Databases, Lokugam Hewage, C. N.; Vu Vo, A.; Bertolotto, M.; Laefer, D.; An Le Khac, N., (SDSC)


Semantically Enriched VOXELS as a Common Representation for Comparison and Evaluation of 3D Building Models, Heeramaglore, M.; Kolbe, T. H., (3DGeoInfo)


Integrating Multimedia Documents in 3D City Models for a Better Understanding of Territories, Gautier, C.; Delanoy,

Dr Ian Opperman - 
NSW Chief Data Scientist
Industry Professor, UTS




Advances in Planning Technologies

Dr Serryn Eagleson
Industry engagement manager,



LandIQ digital planning tool used at DPE

James Strutt




The Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer

Mark Nassif & Fernando Matsunaga, Slate Analytics (PEXA)










12:30pm – 1:30pm






Mid-afternoon session






Deputy Secretary Kiersten Fishburn

“Working together to harness smart tech and data to enable great places”

Theatre A

Chair: Prof Chris Pettit




Session 4

Point cloud processing

Chair: Dr Johnson Xuesong Shen


Theatre A

Session 5

Web-based applications

Chair: Dr. Tamrat Belayneh


Theatre B

Session 6 (Industry and Gov)

Smart Cities in Action

Chair: Brook Dixon


Theatre C


Simulating LiDAR to Create Training Data for Machine Learning on 3D Point Clouds, Hildebrand, J.; Schulz, S.; Richter, R.; Döllner, J., (3DGeoInfo)


Enrichment of UAV Photogrammetric Point Cloud to Enhance DSM in a Dense Urban Region, Kushwaha, S. K. P.; Mokros, M.; Jain, K., (3DGeoInfo)


A Randomized Data Structure for Point Clouds, Laass, M.; Dax, G.; Werner, M., (3DGeoInfo)


Cloud-based Land Surface Temperature and Landcover Measurement Using Google Earth Engine, Tao, Y.; Wang, K.; Das, S.; Sun, C., (SDSC)


Pcserve – ND-Point Clouds Retrieval over the WEB, Meijers, M., (3DGeoInfo / Online Netherlands)

Estimating Physical Activity Associated with Public Transit Commutes Using a Synthetic Dynamic and Web-based Population with Smart Card Data, Del Rosario, L.; Laffan, S. W.; Pettit, C. J., (SDSC)


Dynamic and Web-based 4D Visualization of Streetspace Activities Derived from Traffic Simulations and Semantic 3D City Models, Beil, C.; Kendir, M.; Ruhdorfer, R.; Kolbe, T. H., (3DGeoInfo)


Augmented Reality Visualization Methods for Subsurface Utilities, Abdul Muthalif, M. Z.; Shojaei, D.; Khoshelham, K., (3DGeoInfo / Online AUS)


Integration of Geospatial and Citizen Participation Using Geographic Information System for Smart City: A Study of Priority Villages Program in Jakarta, Indonesia, Anugraha, A. S.; Erdiza, H. P.; Apriyadi, D.; Aguscandra, B., (SDSC)


3D Data Integration for WEB Based Opensource WebGL Interactive Visualization, La Guardia, M.; Koeva, M.; D'Ippolito, F.; Karam, S., (3DGeoInfo / Online Netherlands)


Planning and Executing Your Smart City Campaign

- Brook Dixon, Managing Director, Delos Delta

2:00pm – 2:30pm


Operational and Sensor Technology presentation

-Rhys Crabb, APAC Solution Consultant Leader





Afternoon tea








Afternoon session


Session 7

City and Digital Twin 1

Chair: Dr Abdoulaye Diakite


Theatre A

Session 8

Climate change and urban energy

Chair: Prof Dimos Pantazis


Theatre B


Session 9

Industry and Gov

Chair: Lara Brown


Theatre C



The Spatial Data Infrastructure of an Urban Digital Twin in the Building Energy Domain Using OGC Standards, Santhanavanich, T.; Padsala, R.; Würstle, P.; Coors, V., (3DGeoInfo)


Automatic Modelling of Property Ownership in BIM, Xie, Y.; Atazadeh, B.; Rajabifard, A.; Olfat, H., (3DGeoInfo)


3D Point Cloud to BIM: Automated Application to Define IFC Alignment and Roadway Width Entities from MLS-Acquired LiDAR Data of Mountain Roads, Lamas, D.; Justo, A.; Soilan, M.; Riveiro, B., (3DGeoInfo)


A Region-based Machine Learning Approach for Self-Diagnosis of a 4D Digital Thermal Twin, Strauss, E.; Bulatov, D., (3DGeoInfo / Online Germany)


Exploring Existing 3D Reconstruction Tools for the Generation of 3D City Models at Various LOD from a Single Data Source, Muñumer Herrero, E.; Ellul, C.; Cavazzi, S., (3DGeoInfo / Online UK)


Location-enabled Digital Twins - Challenges and Opportunities in a European Context, Ellul, C., Stoter, J., Bucher, B.  (3DGeoInfo / Online UK)


Integrated Stormwater Analysis Model to Support Sustainable Urban Green Space Design, Jia, J.; Zlatanova, S.; Zhang, K.; Liu, H., (3DGeoInfo)


Local Climate Zones: Lessons from Singapore and Potential Improvement with Street View Imagery, Ignatius, M.; Xu, R.; Hou, Y.; Liang, X.; Chen, S.; Wong, N. H; Biljecki, F., (3DGeoInfo)


Building footprint segmentation using transfer learning: A case study of the City of Melbourne, Bipul N.; Jagannath A.; Abbas R., (SDSC)


Investigation of Urban Green Space Accessibility in Adelaide Metropolitan Area Using Network Analyst, Teimouri, R.; Karuppannan, S.; Sivam, A.; Gu, N.; Bassiri Abyaneh, A., (SDSC / Online AUS)


Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change on the Urban Environment Using Geospatial Technologies in Bhubaneswar, India, Pritipadmaja; Garg, R. D., (SDSC)


On the Influence of Party Walls for Urban Energy Modelling, Agugiaro, G.; Zwamborn, A.; Tigchelaar, C.; Matthijssen, E.; León Sánchez, C.; van der Molen, F.; Stoter, J, (SDSC / Online Netherlands)

Building the Foundations for a Successful Digital Twin –


Jonathan Shears, Managing Director of 1Spatial Group Limited, & Charley Glynn Group Software Product Manager of 1Integrate




The missing link? Systems of Systems from data firehose to AIOps

Rakesh Patel, Site Lantern





Open City Data Panel



Chair – Lara Brown, AURIN


  • Rakesh Patel, Site Lantern
  • Claire Daniel – PhD
  • Rory Brown, TfNSW
  • Jonathan Shears, 1Spatial




Day 2 – 20 October 2022

PlanTech, Digital Planning tools, Digital Twins

*schedule subject to change

Opening registration






Chair: Dave Turner, Greater Cities Commission

Theatre A



Keynote: Prof Nick Bailey, Professor at University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Smart data, quality and accessibility”


Keynote: Prof Mike Batty, Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London, London, United Kingdom

Digital Twins and the Computable City”





Morning Tea




Mid-morning session














Session 1

City and Digital Twin 2

Chair: Prof Tomas Kolbe


Theatre A

Session 2

Open source and open data modelling

Chair: Dr Balamurugan Soundararaj


Theatre B

Session 3

Smart data modelling and simulation 1

Chair: Dr Desislava Petrova-Antonova


Theatre C

Digital Twin Creation for Slums in Brazil Based on UAV Data, Khawte, S.; Koeva, M.; Gevaert, C. M.; Elberink, S. O.; Pedro, A. A., (3DGeoInfo / Online Brazil)


An Innovative Tool for Optimised Development Envelope Control (DEC) Analysis and Scenario Building in Digital Twin, Sabri, S.; Chen, Y.; Lim, D.; Zhang, Y.; Rajabifard, A., (3DGeoInfo)


A Web-based Planning Permit Assessment Prototype: iTwin4PP, Emamgholian, S.; Pouliot, J.; Shojaei, D.; Losier, L. M., (3DGeoInfo / Online / Online Canada)


Liveable City Digital Twin: A Pilot Project for the City of Liverpool (NSW, Australia), Diakité, A. A.; Ng, L.; Barton, J.; Rigby, M.; Williams, K.; Barr, S.; Zlatanova, S., (3DGeoInfo)


Adapting a Digital Twin to Enable Real-time Water Sensitive Urban Design Decision-making, Langenheim, N.; Sabri, S.; Chen, Y.; Kesmanis, A.; Felson, A.; Rajabifard, A.; Mueller, A.; Zhang, Y., (3DGeoInfo / Online AUS)



Py3DTilers: An Open Source Toolkit for Creating and Managing 2D/3D Geospatial Data, Marnat, L.; Gautier, C.; Colin, C.; Gesquière, G., (SDSC)


iHVI: An Open-source Toolkit for Constructing Integrated Heat Vulnerability Index in Australia, Sun, C.; Wang, K.; Tao, Y., (SDSC)


Colouring Australia: A Participatory Open Data Platform, Roper, J.; Hudson, P.; Petersen, H.; Pettit, C.; Russell, T.; Ng, M., (SDSC)


Tree Preference and Perception Application: A Web Based PPGIS Survey Prototype for Public Attitudes toward Urban Trees, Gupta, L.; Sun, C.; Langenheim, N., (SDSC / Online AUS)


The Integration of Cellular Automata and What if? for Scenario Planning: Future Residential Expansion in the City of Ipswich, Lu, Y.; Laffan, S.; Pettit, C., (SDSC)


Task Decomposition and Level of Complexity to Select the Content of Underground Utility Network Model, Chen, Z.; Pouliot, J.; Hubert, F., (3DGeoInfo / Online Canada)


Creating Contextual View of CMMS Assets Using Geospatial 2D/3D Data, Colin, C.; Samuel, J.; Servigne, S.; Bortolaso, C.; Gesquiere, G., (3DGeoInfo)


Geovisualization Analysis of Gender Based Violence in Mexico City Using 3D Mapping Approach, Saldana-Perez, A. M. M.; Palma-Preciado, C.; Contreras-Jimenez, Y. Z.; Carillo-Garcia, N., (3DGeoInfo / Online Mexico)


Dataset for Urban Scale Building Stock Modelling: Identification and Review of Potential Data Collection Approaches, Pei, W.; Stouffs, R.; Biljecki, F., (3DGeoInfo)


Evaluating the Performance of High Level-of-Detail Tree Models in Microclimate Simulation, Xu, H.; Wang, C. C.; Shen, X.; Zlatanova, S., (SDSC)




12:30pm – 1:30pm




Mid-afternoon session


Session 4

COVID-19 and pandemic

Chair: A/Prof David Heslop


Theatre A

Session 5

Smart cities planning and design 1

Chair: Prof Bill Randolph


Theatre B

Session 6

Smart remote sensing

Chair: Dr Cynthia Wang


Theatre C





Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Demand of Public Bike System and ITS Correlation with Urban Life, Lee, E.; Son, B.; Lee, J., (SDSC)


Explainable Machine Learning Model FOR Urban Traffic Congestion During COVID-19 Using Human Mobility and Street-Waste Features, Zarbakhsh, N.; McArdle, G., (SDSC)


3D Enablement of Place-based Pandemic Behaviors, Sonam, F.; Laefer, D. F., (3DGeoInfo)


Analysis of Determining Factors of Mobility Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic Using the Smart Card Big Data in Seoul, Korea - Focus on Commute Behavior, Li, X; Ha, L.; Lee S. (SDSC)


Using Remote Sensing and Big Data to Analysis Direct Solar Radiation Impacts on the Spread of Covid-19 (Case Studies: Six States of the United States), Veisi, O.; Mohammadi, M.; Behnamifard, F., (SDSC / Online Iran)


Spatial Interactions between Urban Heritages and Tourist Patterns in Amsterdam: Mining of Geotagged Flickr Data via Network and Text Mining Analysis, Karayazi, S. S.; Dane, G.; Arentze, T., (SDSC)


A Theoretical Path Computation Model for Rectangular Rigid-bodies Entering an Entrance, Ma, B.; Yan, J., (SDSC / Online China)


Prediction of Urban Expansion Using Convolutional LSTM Network Model: The Case of Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea, Kim, J.; Park, J.; Lee, C.; Lee, S.., (SDSC)


Planning for Legacy - A Cost Effective and Sustainable Approach. Case Study: Dubai EXPO 2020, Al Mosuli, B. S. T.; Allan, A., (SDSC / Online AUS)


Development of Detailed Building Distribution Map to Support Smart City Promotion -An Approach Using Satellite Image and Deep Learning-, Okada, K.; Nishiyama, N.; Akiyama, Y.; Miyazaki, H.; Miyazawa, S., (SDSC / Online Japan)


The Progress and Achievements of National Strategic Smart City R&D Program in Korea, Jeong, I.; Son, B.; Chae, J., (SDSC)



Optimizing Urban Monitoring between Stationary, Opportunistic Vehicular, and Hybrid Sensing, Hu, W.; Winter, S.; Khoshelham, K., (SDSC)


Testing Ground Conditions for Effective Buried Sensor Wireless LORAWAN Signal Transmission, Lai, Y; Lin, J.; Zhang, Z.; Zhu, H.; Narsilio, G.; Tomko, M.; Jowett, K. J., (SDSC)


Remote Sensing and GIS for Food Banks, Yagoub, M. M.; Al Hosani, N.; Alshehhi, A.; Aldhanhani, S.; Albedwawi, S., (SDSC / Online UAE)


A Time Efficient Quality Check Method Based on Laser Scanning for Installation of Prefabricated Wall Panels, Wang, M.; Wang, C. C.; Sepasgozar, S.; Zlatanova, S., (3DGeoInfo)


Characterising the Pollution Concentration in Highly Urbanized Area: An Application of Remote Sensing, Aakanksha P. G.; Chetan R. P.; Pooja S., (SDSC / Online India)


Afternoon Tea



Afternoon session


Keynote: Scott Butterworth

Chief Data Analytics Officer,


Theatre A



Session 7

CityGML and its applications

Chair: Prof Sisi Zlatanova


Theatre A

Session 8

Building/City data analytics and modelling 2

Chair: Prof Volker Coors

Theatre B

Session 9

Extended reality and smart cities

Chair: Dr Morakot Pilouk


Theatre C

Development of a CITYGML-based 3D City Model Testbed for Energy-related Applications, Leon Sanchez, C.; Agugiaro, G.; Stoter, J., (SDSC)


Extending CITYGML 3.0 to Support 3D Underground Land Administration, Saeidian, B.; Rajabifard, A.; Atazadeh, B.; Kalantari, M.¸ (3DGeoInfo)


Scan-vs-BIM for Real-Time Progress Monitoring of Bridge Construction Project, Ziang J.; Xuesong S.; Mohammad H. I.; Khalegh B.; James L., (SDSC)


Development and Testing of the CITYJSON Energy Extension for Space Heating Demand Calculation, Tufan, Ö.; Arroyo Ohori, K.; Leon Sanchez, C.; Agugiaro, G.; Stoter, J., (3DGeoInfo / Online Netherlands)


Urban Growth Simulation Using Urban Dynamics and Citygml: A Use Case from The City of Munich, Hijazi, I.; Donaubauer, A.; Hamm, A.; Falkenstein, A.; Kolbe, T. H., (3DGeoInfo)


Procedural Digital Twin Generation for Co-creating in VR Focusing on Green Structures, Thuvander, L.; Somanath, S.; Hollberg, A., (SDSC / Online Sweden)

Discovering Clustering Patterns from E-counter Data Streams, Ivaria, N. E.; Wachowicz, M.; Williams, P. A. H.; Agnew, T., (SDSC)


Deep Learning for Semantic 3D City Model Extension: Modeling Roof Superstructures Using Aerial Images for Solar Potential Analysis, Krapf, S.; Willenborg, B.; Knoll, K.; Bruhse, M.; Kolbe, T. H., (3DGeoInfo / Online Germany)


Towards a Virtual Planning Support Theatre for City Planning and Design, Aleksandrov, M.; Barton, J.; Pettit, C.; Soundararaj, B.; Zlatanova, S., (3DGeoInfo)


Assessing Potential Disruptions from Earthquakes in the Historical Peninsula in Istanbul Using 3D Modelling, de Vries, J.; Atun, F.; Koeva, M. N., (3DGeoInfo / Online Netherlands)


3D Indoor-pedestrian Interaction in Emergencies: Review of Actual Evacuations and Simulation Models, Xie, R.; Zlatanova, S; Lee, J. B., (3DGeoInfo)


Applying Versioning to Multi-LOD 3D City Models, Vitalis, S.; Arroyo O., K.; Stoter, J., (3DGeoInfo / Online Netherlands)


Virtual Tools Ecosystem for Periurban Green Areas Monitoring and Promotion: Outcomes and Outlooks of the Insubriparks Project, Oxoli, D.; Brovelli, M. A., (SDSC)


Earth Observation for Land Cover and Human-Environment Interactions, Zhang, Z.; Song, Y.; Luo, P.; Wu, P., (SDSC)


Procedural Digital Twin Generation for Co-creating in VR Focussing on Green Structures, Thuvander, L.; Somanath, S.; Hollberg, A., (SDSC / Online Sweden)


Operationalizing Graph Grammars for Life Cycle Assessment Use Cases, Tauscher, H.; Wong, K., (3DGeoInfo / Online Germany)


Smart Cities - Systems of Systems Interoperability and OGC Enablers, Atkinson, P.A.,  Zabrovski, P., F. Noardo.; Simonis, I., (SDSC)


Occlusion Screening Using 3D City Models as a Reference Database for Mobile AR-applications, Alfakhori, M.; Coors, V.; Schneider, S.; Dastageeri, H., (SDSC / Online Germany)


Gala Dinner



Keynote: Meg McDonald

Environment Commissioner, The Greater Cities Commission



Location: The Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building (G19), UNSW, 2052

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Day 3 – 21 October 2022

Smart Transport and Infrastructure

*schedule subject to change

Opening Registration





Morning session



Chair: Prof Sisi Zlatanova

Theatre A




Prof Debra Laefer, Professor at the New York University, New York, USA

Accelerating AI advances in LiDAR – overcoming today’s obstacles”




Prof Sugie Lee, Professor at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

“Urban Big Data and Machine Learning: Opportunities and Challenges in Planning”





Morning Tea








Mid-Morning session


Session 1

Smart active transport

Chair: Dr Brian Lee

Theatre A

Session 2

Digital Twin special session

Chair: Prof Youn Taik Leem

Theatre B

Session 3

Smart Cities planning and design 2

Chair: Dr Matthew Ng

Theatre C




GPS Data for Modelling Bicyling Activity, Bhowmick, D.; Dai, D.; Pettit, C.; Beck, B., (SDSC)


Bikeability for Transportation: Modelling and Data for Research and Practice, Lieske, S. N.; Leao, S. Z.; Bunning, R.; Izadpanahi, P.; Pojani, D.; Corcoran, J., (SDSC)


A Two-stage Simulation Approach of Urban Transport Emission Evaluation towards Carbon Peak: A Case Study in Suzhou, China, Xu, Y.; Ma, X.; Pan, M.; Jiang, K., (SDSC / Online China)


Smart Transport for Smart Cities: A Futuristic Scenario and a Realistic Project, Pantazis, D.; Argyrakis, P.; Moussas, V.; Geroulis, G.; Christina Daveronna, A.; Stergiou, C.; Voyiatzis, I.; Aposporis, P., (SDSC)

Managing Urban Digital Twins with an Extended Catalog Service, Knezevic, M.; Donaubauer, A.; Moshrefzadeh, M.; Kolbe, T. H., (SDSC)


Building the Foundations for a Successful Digital Twin, Warner, D., (3DGeoInfo)


A Social Construction of Technology View for Understanding the Delivery of City-scale Digital Twins, Oti-Sarpong, K.; Bastidas Melo, V. A.; Nochta, T.; Wan, L.; Tang, J.; Schooling, J., (SDSC)


Use Cases for District-scale Urban Digital Twins, Alva, P; Biljecki, F.; Stouffs, R., (3DGeoInfo)


Digital twin solution implemented on energy Hub to foster sustainable smart energy city, Case study of sustainable smart energy Hub, Dulaimi, A.; Mawed, M. (SDSC / Online UAE)

A Novel Use of Latent Class Modelling to Understand the Heterogeneity of Urban Land Use Efficiency in China, Wang, T.; Wan, L., (SDSC)



Insights to 11 Smart Cities of Uttar Pradesh, India through Spatial Pattern Analysis of Land Use/ Land Cover, Verma, R.; Zawadzka, J.; Garg, P. K., (SDSC)


Public Spaces Under the Smart Cities Paradigm in India, Das, I.; Praharaj, S., (SDSC / Online USA)


A Digital Whole-of-government Approach to Land Use Evaluation, Strutt, J.; Jonsson, G.; Booth, L. (SDSC)


Analysis on the Evolutionary Characteristics of Industrial DNA from Smart City Perspectives in South Korea, Kim, H.; Jo, S.; Leem, Y.; Lee, S., (SDSC)









Mid afternoon session




Session 4

Transport Data

Chair: Dr Henry Petersen


Theatre A

Session 5

Spatial information-based data analytics and modelling

Chair: Prof Shawn Laffan

Theatre B

Session 6

Smart Cities planning and design 3

Chair: A/Prof Hoon Han

Theatre C

Session 7 (no hybrid)

AI and Digital Modelling 1

Chair: Prof Sugie Lee


Room 1


Geometric Features Interpretation of Photogrammetric Point Cloud from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Harshit, H.; Kushwaha, S. K. P.; Jain, K., (3DGeoInfo)


Real-time Vehicle Classification Using Deep Learning to Monitor Road Conditions, Bipul N.; Teerayut H.; Phakawat P.; Aakash T., (SDSC)


Eco-parking for Electrical Vehicle: Model Design and Future for Smart City, Bokhari, A., (SDSC / Online Saudi)


RailDash: A Dashboard System to analyze Effects of Events on Railway Traffic using Big GPS Data, Puneet J.; Hiroshi T.; Tianqi X.; Hiroshi K.; Renhe J.; Hiroto M.; Ryosuke S., (SDSC)


A Large-scale method for extracting Geographical Features of Bus Routes to Assess their Impact on Bus Speed and Reliability, Dunne, L.; McArdle, G.,


Efficient Spatio-temporal Modelling to Enable Topological Analysis, Jahn, M. W.; Kuper, P. V.; Breunig, M., (3DGeoInfo)


Generative Design for Walkable Cities: A Case Study of Sofia, Kumalasari, D.; Koeva, M.; Vahdatikhaki, F.; Petrova-Antova, D., (SDSC / Online Netherlands)


A Spatio-temporal Visual Analytics Tool for Simulated Transport Oriented-land Use Urban Planning Data, Merchan Zorro, L.; Vivas Meza, A. A.; Bautista Acosta, O. D.; Castro Barrera, H. E.; Peña Bastidas, J. R.; Guzman Garcia, L. A.; Hernandez Peñaloza, J. T., (SDSC)


Vizplan: A Visual Analytics Platform for the Assessment of Multidimensional Indicators over Time, Leplat, L.; Torres, R. d. S.; Aspen, D. M.; Amundsen, A., (SDSC / Online Netherlands)


Georeferencing in IFC: Meeting the Requirements of Infrastructure and Building Industries, Jaud, Š.; Clemen, C.; Muhič, S.; Borrmann, A., (3DGeoInfo / Online Germany)


Thematic Keynote: Building Community Resilience through Geospatial Information Dashboards, Prof. Elizabeth Wentz, Arizona State University

Dr. Sarbeswar Prahaj, [AB1] (Online United States)


Rethinking Urban Sustainability Towards Inclusive Smart City Solutions, Yu, S.; Crompvoets J. (SDSC)


Development of a Data Governance Framework for Smart Cities, Osu, T.; Navarra, D., (SDSC / Online UK)


A Case Study of 3D Ownership Rights Registration as a Basis of Smart Urban Governance, Tomić, H.; Vučić, N.; Vranić, S.; Mastelić Ivić, S.; Paar, R.; Šantek, D., (3DGeoInfo)


Automatic Building Footprint extraction from 3D laserscans, Rottmann, P.; Haunert, J.; Dehbi, Y., (3DGeoInfo / Online Germany)




The Effect of Culture-specific Differences in Urban Streetscapes on the Inference Accuracy of Deep Learning Models, Inoue, T.; Manabe, R.; Murayama, A.; Koizumi, H., (SDSC)


Viability Testing of Game Engine Usage for Visualization of Geospatial Standards, Würstle, P.; Padsala, R.; Santhanavanich, T.; Coors, V., (3DGeoInfo)


Combining Visibility Analysis and Deep Learning for Refinement of Semantic 3D Building Models by Conflict Classification, Wysocki, O.; Grilli, E.; Hoegner, L.; Stilla, U., (3DGeoInfo)


Comparing Street View Imagery and Aerial Perspectives in the Built Environment, Gaw, L. Y.-F.; Chen, S.; Chow, Y. S.; Lee, K.; Biljecki, F., (SDSC)


Towards Supporting Low-energy Urban Design: A Methodology for Urban form Generation, Xinkai Z.; Xing S., (SDSC)


Afternoon Tea






Afternoon session



Session 8

Smart transport infrastructure

Chair: Dr. Mitko Aleksandrov


Theatre A

Session 9

Smart data modelling and simulation 2

Chair: Dr Sara Shirowzhan


Theatre B

Session 10

AI and digital modelling 2

Chair: Prof Debra Laefer



Theatre C

Session 11 (no hybrid)

Smart city analytics

Chair: A/Prof  Mohsen Kalantari



Room 1

Validation of Parametric OpenDRIVE Road Space Models, Schwab, B.; Kolbe, T. H., (3DGeoInfo)


Evaluation of Time Loss due to Uneven Distribution of Railway Passengers Getting on and off, Osaragi, T.; Miyashita, H., (SDSC)


Parametric Modeling of Geological Cross Section for Shield Tunnel Design and Construction, Li, L.; Chen, K.; Luo, H., (3DGeoInfo / Online China)


Defining the Functional Space of bus Stops from MLS Point Clouds, González-Collazo, S. M.; Balado, J.; González, E.; Lorenzo, H.; Díaz Vilariño, L., (3DGeoInfo)


Last Mile Logistics: Impact of Unstructured Addresses on Delivery Times, Abdul Rahman, M.; Aamir Basheer, M.; Khalid, Z.; Tahir, M.; Uppal, M., (SDSC / Online Pakistan)


Data Driven Framework for Analysis of Air Quality Landscape for the City of Lahore, Rahman, A.; Usama, M.; Tahir, M.; Uppal, M., (SDSC / Online Pakistan)



Novel Approach for Forest Allometric Equation Modelling with RANSAC Shape Detection Using Terrestrial Laser Scanner, Singh, A.; Kushwaha, S. K. P.; Nandy, S.; Padalia, H., (3DGeoInfo)


Building Community Resilience through Geospatial Information Dashboards, Praharaj, S.; Wentz, E., (SDSC)


Estimating Spatio-Temporal Urban Development Using AI, Waseem, M. A.; Basheer, M. A.; Tahir, M.; Uppal, M. A., (SDSC / Online Pakistan)


Automated 3D Modelling for Cultural Heritage: A Review, Ishar, S. I.; Zlatanova, S.; Roberts, J. L., (3DGeoInfo)


Spatiotemporal Analysis of Urban Growth and Land Surface Temperature: A Case Study of Lahore, Pakistan, Basheer, M. A.; Waseem, M. A., (SDSC / Online Pakistan)


Development of an integrated BIM-PowerBI solution for data extraction and visualization in the AEC domain, Kadcha Y.; Legmouz, D.; Hajji, R. (3DGeoInfo / Online Morocco)

A Framework to Integrate BIM with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning-based Property Valuation Methods, Jafary, P.; Shojaei, D.; Rajabifard, A.; Ngo, T., (3DGeoInfo)


Extracting Recyclebins From Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds, Linh, T.; Roderik, L.,  Maarten, V. (3DGeoInfo / Online Netherlands)


Automatic Detection and Dimensional Measurement of Concrete Cracks with Two-Dimensional Convolutional Neural Network, Guo, Y..; Wand, Z.; Shen, X..; Barrati, K.; Linke, J. (SDSC)


Semantic Segmentation of Indoor 3D Point Cloud by Joint Optimization of Geometric Features AND Neural Networks, Yao, M.; Li, X.; Wang, W. X.; Xie, L.; Tang, S., (3DGeoInfo / Online China)


3D Reconstruction of Simple Buildings from Point Clouds using Neural Networks with Continuous Convolutions (ConvPoint), Kada, M., (3DGeoInfo/ Online Germany)


Evaluating Resident’s Satisfaction in Street Landscapes Using Immersive Virtual Environment-based Eye-tracking Technique and Deep Learning Model, Han, J (3DGeoinfo / Online Korea)


Design of a Cadastre Ecosystem for 3D Cadastral Management, Sun, J.; Eriksson, K.; Paulsson, J., (3DGeoInfo)


Roadmap for Interoperable 3D Data Models in OGC APIS and Other Data Exchange Approaches, Atkinson, R.; Hunter, A.; Car, N.; Purss, M.; Cochrane, B., (3DGeoInfo)


Automatic Shadow Detection for High-resolution Remote Sensing Data, Prabhakar, D.; Garg, P. K., (SDSC)


Conditions that Influence Users to Share Medical Information via Consumer Applications. An Evidence from Israel Healthcare Sector, Katz, T.; Grimaldi, D., (SDSC)


Towards More Resilient Smart Cities: MT-InSAR Monitoring of Urban Infrastructure Using Machine Learning Techniques, Rodriguez Antuñano, I.; Martínez Sánchez, J.; Lagüela López, S.; Riveiro Rodríguez, B., (SDSC)


Pedestrian Accessibility Assessment Using Spatial and Network Analysis: A Case of Sofia City, Karamitov, K.; Petrova-Antonova, D., (SDSC)



Announcements of the next hosts for SDSC’23 (Greece) and 3DGeoInfo’23 (Germany)


Theatre A


The Smart Cities and Smart Data Conference is coming to Sydney on the 18th – 21st of October. With many international academic delegates flying in for the event, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading academics. To help make this happen a half day PhD symposium and poster competition will be held on the 18th of October, the day before the main conference starts allowing local and international PhD students to discuss their work with each other and specially invited academic mentors.

Deadlines and requirements are as follows:

  • 15th August – 16th September (or until tickets are sold out): Submit a title for the work you want to share on the day, along with a 100-word abstract and a brief description of your field of expertise. it’s okay if your topic changes – just give us a rough outline. Payment for the event is to be made on submission ($26.88) along with abstract details. The Symposium will be capped at 30 participants so be sure to get in quick.
  • 23rd September: Notification of your assigned group (along with abstracts) and academic mentor.
  • 7th October: Submit a digital version of your poster. Poster requirements are outlined here.
  • 18th October: Arrive at UNSW with a printed copy of your poster ready to present to your group. Each person will be given 10 minutes to present and 10 minutes for discussion and feedback.
  • 19th-21st October: Posters will be displayed in the foyer throughout the main conference. You are invited to buy a separate ticket to attend the conference at a discounted student rate.
  • 21st October: Poster award winner ($100 first place, $50 each of two runners up) announced at conference close.
Poster Guidelines

The schedule for the symposium will be as follows:



9:30am – 10:45am

Small group presentations

10:45am – 11:00am

Break (morning tea included)

11:00am – 12:15pm

Small group presentations

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Panel discussion with invited academics

1:00pm onwards

Social lunch and drinks at Regent Hotel (food and drink not included in registration)


The symposium is open to all international and domestic research candidates (Masters and PhD) whose research is interested in city analytics, GIS, digital twins, smart cities and data science and/or their impacts on society, city management or urban planning. We hope to make the most of this opportunity to meet in person and on behalf of the conference committee, we look forward to welcoming you all to UNSW.

Please forward any questions about the event to: Claire Daniel (PhD representative to the conference committee) at