I am a professor in computer science and chair of the Naval Academy Research Institute
in France. I was previously a senior lecturer in computing at the Nottingham Trent University and senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. I hold a PhD in computer science from the University of Burgundy and an "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" from the University of Rouen. My research is oriented towards theoretical and pluri-disciplinary aspects of geographical information science. My research interests are as follows (cf. list of publications
- Spatio-temporal models and theories. I am interested in alternative models of space, from the application of naive geography principles to computational models.
- Semantic and cognitive-based GIS, e.g., modelling of navigation knowledge and landscape perception in urban spaces and built environments.
- 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.
In 2009 I was one of the co_chairs of the international conference in Spatial Information Theory (COSIT'09) , I serve in the steering committees of (COSIT), Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS), and Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS (SeCoGIS). I am regularly involved in the program committees of GIScience, ACM SIGSPATIAL (ACMGIS), Spatial Cognition (SC), AGILE ion Geographical Information Systems, Spatial Data Handling (SDH), Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) and several specialised workshops such as Behaviour Modelling and Interpretation (BMI), Space, Time and Ambient Intelligence (STAMI) and the International ACMSIGSPATIAL Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness (ISA).
I am one of the co-editors with Thora Tenbrink and Jan Wiener of the book ' Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language and formal models' published by Oxford University Press.
My teaching activities include several computer science and computing courses at the engineer and master levels. I have also developed several modules connected to my research activities in the domain of GIS, remote-sensing, sustainable development, simulation and multi-agent modelling. I am acting as an expert on geography and geomatics
of the Belgium public sector agency AEQES (Agence pour l'Evaluation de la Qualité de l'Enseignement Supérieur).
Contact Email: christophe[dot]claramunt[at]gmail[dot]com