Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

13:00-14:00 Daily Registration
14:00 Welcome to ILUS 2017
Director of Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, IOER
14:10 Prof. Dr. Bin Jiang (University of Gävle)
ICA Commision on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

Land change and sustainability / Keynotes


Shashi Shekhar (University of Minnesota)
Spatial Computin




Dr. Anna Hersperger (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL)
"Controlling urban sprawl to limit soil consumption"


Prof. Dr. Itzhak Benenson (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Eran Ben Elia (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) and Andrey Shabalov (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
"SMART-PT: Adaptive public transport for a Smart City"




Nikos A. Salingaros (University of Texas, San Antonio)
"Helping policy makers to sustainability"


Plenary Discussion: “Challenges in helping policy makers to shape a sustainable future of our cities and regions

Expert statements
Anna Hersperger (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL),
Itzhak Benenson (Tel Aviv University, Israel),
Polly Hudson (CASA, University College London)
Shashi Shekhar (University of Minnesota)
Nikos A. Salingaros (University of Texas, San Antonio)


Symposium Icebreaker at "Cafe 100"
Alaunstraße 100, 01099 Dresden

Thursday, 2 November 2017


Daily Registration

Big Data and the City as a Complex System / Keynotes


Dr. M. Helbich (Utrecht University)
"En route urban form exposures and children's school commuting"


Prof. Dr. Bin Jiang (Keynote, University of Gävle)
"Geospatial big data and living structure for better understanding and making cities"



Applications of Big Data and the City as a Complex System I

11:30-11:45 Michael Schultz (GI-Science Heidelberg University), Cidalia Costa Fonte (INESCC Coimbra University), Linda See (IIASA Vienna), Ana-Maria Olteanu Raimond (IGN France)
"Generating land use from OpenStreetMap: Two approaches compared"
11:45-12:00 Diego Rybski (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
"Some analysis and use of urban land cover - About urban clusters, heat islands, and damage functions"
12:00-12:15 Leonard Nilsson and Alexander Hellervik (Chalmers University of Technology)
"How complex can it be? - An attempt to compare self-similarity between cities of different sizes"
12:15-12:30 Ding Ma and Bin Jiang (University of Gävle)
"Why topology matters in predicting human activities?"

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure

Historic Settlement and Landscape Analysis I

11:30-11:45 Arnon Karnieli (Ben GurionUniversity of the Negev)
"Spatio-temporal dynamics of land-use and land-cover in the Mu Us Sandy Land, China, using the Change Vector Analysis Technique"
11:45-12:00 Johannes H. Uhl, Stefan Leyk (University of Colorado Boulder), Yao-Yi Chiang, Weiwei Duan, Craig A. Knoblock (University of Southern California)
"Machine-learning based approaches for extracting settlement features from historical maps"
12:00-12:15 Edyta Bogucka and Mathias Jahnke (Technical University of Munich)
"From spatial digital humanities to land change science – Analysing and visualizing spatiotemporal dynamics of cultural landscape"
12:15-12:30 Marco Neubert (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, IOER),Oh Seok Kim (Korea Environment Institute) and Mi Sun Park (Konkuk University)
"Landscape development in German and Korean border regions – From separation till reunification"

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure

ILUS Lightning Talks

11:30-11:35 Sander Münster, Jörg Nönnig (TU Dresden) and Barnabé Faliu (Institut Supérieur de l’Electronique et du Numérique) and Christopher Georgi (TU Dresden)
"Implications and concepts for a massive digital participation system in urban planning"
11:35-11:40 Flora Roumpani, Polly Hudson (CASA, University College London)
"The use of procedural modeling and spatiotemporal data in identifying universal building properties"
11:40-11:45 Emmanuel Dada (Adekunle Ajasin University)
"Spatio-temporal analysis of landuse and landcover change in the Cocoa Belt of Ondo State, Southwestern Nigeria"
11:45-11:50 Kristina Friedrichs (University of Würzburg)
"The city scape between perception and creation. New approaches to urban history"
11:50-11:55 Vricha Chavan (veermata Jijabai Technological Institute), Shyamal Virnodkar (K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology) and R N Awale (Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute)
"Identifying major crops and acreage estimation by supervised classification using high resolution multi spectral satellite image"
11:55-12:00 Maike Nowatzki and Hans-Joachim Rosner (University of Tübingen)
"Historic land use change in the "Schönbuch" Area
12:00-12:05 Olaf Wysocki (Wrocław University of Science and Technology)
"Observation towers visibility analysis, located within Polish side of the Sudet mountains, considering tourist and landscape aspects"
12:05-12:10 Ma CaiXue (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)
"Division of land use base on Cellular Automata Model and Dual-Donstraint Algorithm - A case study of Wuhan City"
12:10-12:15 Gopinadh Rongali, A K Keshari, A K Gosain and Rakesh Khosa (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
"Land surface temperature estimation using Split Window Algorithm from Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Data of Beas River Basin, Himachal Pradesh, India"
12:15-12:20 Niveen Ghattas (Spatial and Environmental Planning Faculty, University of Kaiserslautern, TU Kaiserslautern)
"New GIS toolbox for supporting sustainable land-use structure within urban spaces"
12:20-12:25 Nitesh Patidar, Ashok K. Keshari (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
"Improving sub-pixel land cover classification using multiple classifier fusion"
12:25-12:30 Nur Watik and Hong Jung-Hong (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
"A web-based disaster alerting framework in Smart City"
12:30-12:35 Sander Münster (TU Dresden), Florian Niebling, Jonas Bruschke (University of Würzburg) and Kristina Barthel (TU Dresden)
"Urban history research and discovery in the age of digital repositories. A report on the current state of research and novel approaches"
12:35-12:40 Sara Najem (National Council for Scientific Research, Lebanon)
Quantification of urban road network effects on the city's solar potential

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure



Historic Settlement and Landscape Analysis / Keynotes

14:00-15:00 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schiewe (HafenCity Universität Hamburg)
"Towards task-oriented visualizations of land use changes"
15:00-16:00 Associate Professor Dr. Stefan Leyk (University of Colorado)
"Patterns of human settlement over long time periods: Historical spatial data and uncertainty assessment"



Applications of Historic Settlement and Landscape Analysis II

16:30-16:45 Eric Koomen and Jip Claassens (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
"Opportunities for urban intensification"
16:45-17:00 Sunhui Sim, Caroline Baumgart and Stefan Kaup (Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development gGmbH, ILS)
"Comparative study of urban growth and its change in Europe and USA"
17:00-17:15 Dominik Kaim, Monika Dobosz, Marcin Szwagrzyk and Krzysztof Ostafin (Jagiellonian University)
"Long-term wildland-urban interface change in the Polish Carpathians"
17:15-17:30 Patrik Silva and Li Lin (Wuhan University)
"Mapping urban expansion and exploring its driving forces in the city of Praia, Cape Verde, from 1969 to 2015 "
17:15-17:30 Magnus Heitzler, Angeliki Tsorlini and Lorenz Hurni (ETH Zurich)
"Cartographic reconstruction of historical settlement development by means of modern geodatas"

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure

Applications of Big Data and the City as a Complex System II

16:30-16:45 Hichem Omrani (LISER, Luxembourg), Marco Helbich (Utrecht University) and Bryan Pijanowski (Purdue University)
"Data partitioning scheme with Land Trans-Formation Model: A scalable modeling framework for big data"
16:45-17:00 Alexander Hellervik, Leonard Nilsson and Claes Andersson (Chalmers University of Technology)
"Centrality in the socio-economic network of urban places"
17:00-17:15 Andreas Keler (University of Augsburg), Ekaterina Chuprikova (Technical University of Munich, TUM), Jukka M. Krisp (University of Augsburg) and Liqiu Meng (TUM)
"Relating the spatial uncertainty of taxi destination hotspots with the built infrastructure and functional regions in NYC"
17:15-17:30 Patrick Erik Bradley (KIT), Martin Behnisch (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, IOER)
"Heavy-tailed distributions for building stock data"

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure


Dinner at "Wenzel Prager Bierstuben"

Königstraße 1, 01097 Dresden

Friday, 3 November 2015


Daily Registration

Morphological Analysis / Keynotes


Dr. Karl Kropf (Oxford Brookes University)
"The form, structure and evolution of human settlements"


Prof. Dr. Markus Schläpfer (ETH Zürich, NTU Singapore)
"Urban Skylines: building heights and shapes as measures of city size"



Applications of Morphological Analysis I

11:30-11:45 Evgeniya Bobkova, Meta Berghauser Pont and Lars Marcus (Chalmers University of Technology)
"Typologies of plot systems based on area-based and location-based morphological measures of plots"
11:45-12:00 Judith Verstegen (University of Muenster)
"Morphology-based and uncertainty-inclusive calibration of an urban sprawl cellular automaton"
12:00-12:15 Maren van der Meer (University of Kassel)
"Mapping Suburbia – Developing a cartographical tool to analyse suburban structures in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands"
12:15-12:30 Mathias Jehling (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Robert Hecht, Hendrik Herold (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, IOER)
"Suburban structures and processes: Analysing small-scale dynamics in a German city-region"

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure

Session:  Applications of Land Change and Sustainability

11:30-11:45 Diogo Vasco (Joint Research Centre of the European Commission)
"Simulating future population distribution in the EU with the LUISA Territorial Modelling Platform: New insights for the support of urban and rural development policy"
11:45-12:00 Sujit Sikder (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development)
"Building Structures: A cell based spatial approach"
12:00-12:15 Hieronymus Jäger (Technical University of Munich), Erich Tasser (Eurac Research) and Giovanni Peratoner (Laimburg Research Centre)
"Biomass production from alpine grassland - An ecosystem service mapping in the European Alpine Space
12:15-12:30 Damian Łowicki (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
"Influence of landscape pattern on air pollution of particulate matter in urban areas"

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure



Applications of Morphological Analysis II

14:00-14:15 Jonas Schwaab (ETH Zurich), Sven Lautenbach (University Bonn) and Maarten van Strien (ETHZ)
"Overcoming the reinforcement of current settlement patterns in order to protect fertile soils – A matter of time and scale"
14:15-14:30 Kris Gurung (Anhalt University of applied sciences)
"3D Fractal dimension: A way to decode space"
14:30-14:45 Stefan Siedentop (Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development gGmbH, ILS) and Hannes Taubenböck (German Aerospace Center (DLR)
"Trajectories of urbanization: Urban sprawl as an interim phase towards compact regions?"
14:45-15:00 Syed Monjur Murshed (European Institute for Energy Research), Alice Duval (École Centrale Paris), Andreas Koch (EIfER) and Philipp Rode (London School of Economics and Political Science)
"Energy needs of vertical mobility in Asian cities – A comparative morphological analysis "

Summary, Discussion and Session Closure

ILUS Closing Ceremony