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 Welcome to my web page! I am a professor of computer science at the Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology and Naval Academy Research Institute. I am one of the deputy directors of the ISblue Interdisciplinary Graduate School for the Blue Planet involved in marine science, marine technology and ocean innovation. I was previously a senior lecturer in computing at the Nottingham Trent University and a senior scientist in GIS at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In 2022/2023 I have been on research leave at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. My research is oriented towards theoretical and pluri-disciplinary aspects of geographical information science (cf. list of publications):
  • Spatio-temporal models and theories. I am interested in alternative models of space, from the application of intuitive to computational models.
  • Semantic and cognitive-based GIS, space syntax and citizen science.
  • WEB, wireless and GIS systems, from the development of location-based systems to the spatial analysis of the WEB, when considered as a social network. 
  • Maritime, environmental and urban GISs.

I am an associate editor of the  International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS) that provides a forum for the exchange of original ideas, approaches, methods and experiences in the rapidly growing field of geographical information science (GIScience).

I also serve in the editorial boards of the  Computers Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS),  Journal of Spatial information Science (JOSIS), Journal of location-based services (JLBS), Annals of GIS, Geo-Spatial Information Science, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Geomatics, Revista Cartográfica, Ciencia e Ingenieria Neogranadina and Geofocu

I have been involved in several EU projects such as the ISOLA EU project on the Innovative & Integrated Security System on Board Covering the Life Cycle of a Passenger Ships Voyage, and the H2020 project datAcron "Big Data Analytics for Time Critical Mobility Forecasting"as the deputy leader of the working group on the representation of movement data and spatio-temporal DBs of the European Science Foundation COST action MOVE (Knowledge Discovery for Moving Objects). I am regularly acting as an expert for the EU Horizon 2020 European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency, the National Science Fundation of Ireland, and on geography and geomatics of the Belgium public sector agency AEQES (Agence pour l'Evaluation de la Qualité de l'Enseignement Supérieur).
Amongst other affiliations, I am a research fellow at the Machine Learning and Data Science Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and technology and at Research Center for Social Informatics at Kwansai University in Japan, and  of the Institut of Geographic Science of the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, and has been an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and a former research fellow at Laval University in Québec, Shanghai Maritime University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, K.N Toosi in Iran, and Hyogo University in Japan.
 In 2009 I was one of the co_chairs of the international conference in Spatial Information Theory (COSIT'09)  , Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS). I am regularly involved in the program committees of GIScience, ACM SIGSPATIAL (ACMGIS), Spatial Cognition (SC), AGILE ion Geographical Information Systems, I have recently co-chaired the First IEEE International Workshop on Social Data Mining in the Post-pandemic Era (SDM 2021) held in Auckland in early December 2021 and its follow-up edition (SocDM 2022).
My teaching activities include several computer science and computing courses at the engineer and master levels. I have also developed several courses connected to my research activities in the domain of GIS, remote-sensing, sustainable development, simulation and multi-agent modelling.
Contact Email: christophe[dot]claramunt[at]gmail[dot]com