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Department of Spatial Planning

Successful DGPF Doctoral Colloquium

Zoom tiles showing all participants of the GIMethods DGPF Doctoral Colloquium © René Westerholt​/​TU Dortmund

Our head Jun.-Prof. René Westerholt is co-leader of the working group Geoinformatics – Methods of the DGPF (German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Geoinformation). In this capacity, we recently hosted the annual PhD colloquium of the working group, organised together with Dr Franz-Benjamin Mocnik (ITC, University of Twente). The idea of this regular event is to provide doctoral students with a forum for exchange beyond their regular working groups – and to do so in an intimate, confidential atmosphere so that they can also address potential challenges beyond research. The programme of this year's event included a number of interesting contributions from all areas of geoinformatics and related fields:

  • Chhavi Arya (TU Kaiserslautern): CitySense: Integrating Human Behaviour in Urban Analytics
  • Jiarui Qin (Nanjing Normal University): Relationship between built environment and urban vitality of Nanjing’s central urban area based on multi-source data
  • Egor Kotov (MPI for Demographic Research): High-resolution estimates of mosquito exposure inequalities in Spanish urban areas. Activity space approach using call detail records
  • Lina Budde (TU Darmstadt): Remote Sensing Data Uncertainty for Accuracy Estimation with Deep Learning
  • Oliver Huber (TU Dortmund University): Torrential Rains in Times of Climate Change and Big Data – New Approaches for the Generation of Flood Hazard Maps
  • Constantin Meyer (University of Würzburg): Developing a Planning Support System for supra-local spatial planning in the (Bavarian) Alps
  • Maike Gatzlaff (University of Auckland): Anonymisation Of Movement Data: Privacy Over Utility?

All PhD students first briefly presented their work before participating in a series of so-called World Cafés in the afternoon. The World Cafés focused on promoting networking among the PhD students, exchanging experiences about general challenges and questions in connection with the PhD, and receiving individual feedback and advice from the organisers in additional one-on-one meetings. We look back on a successful event with a great atmosphere and are already looking forward to next year's event! Please find the summaries of this year's contributions online.