Orhan Altan (ISC/ISPRS, Turkey)

1965 – 1970 Studied at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University.  
Honorary Member of the Science Academy (Bilim Akademisi) and Honorary Fellow of the Indian Remote Sensing Society.
Published more than 200 scientific papers and edited more than 20 international books.
Positions in international organisations:
· 2000-2006 CIPA “International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry” Executive Board Member.
· 2000-2004 ISPRS Congress Director/Organizer of the 2004 Congress in Istanbul.
· 2004-2008 Secretary General of ISPRS.
· 2008-2012 President of ISPRS.
· 2012-2016 1st Vice President of ISPRS.
· 2016- Honorary Member of ISPRS; given to individuals whose efforts in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing are exceptionally distinguished not more than 10 at any time.

Jenn McArthur (ISC/ISPRS, Turkey)

Jenn McArthur is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU; formerly Ryerson University), where she leads the Smart Building
Research Group. Her research focuses on building performance improvement through Smart and Ongoing Commissioning (SOCx), Smart Campus Integration, FM-enabled BIM, and workplace design to improve productivity and health. Trained as a mechanical engineer and project manager, Jenn spent over a decade in industry, providing consulting services for building design and operations. She currently leads  TMU’s “Smart Campus Integration Project” to develop a cognitive digital twin to support facility management, which is the topic of her keynote talks. Other significant activities include the development of a Smart Campus Integration & Testing Lab (under construction) and leading an industry-academic consortium to support the widespread transformation of existing buildings to become “Smart”. To give back, Jenn serves on the Regional Advisory Board of the Canada Green Building Council, the Existing Building Commissioning Working Group for the Government of Canada, and recently contributed to the City of Toronto’s 2050 Net-Zero strategy for existing buildings.

Shi Peijun (State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, IGU, China)

Dr. Shi is a professor of geography, the president of Qinghai Normal University, the former executive vice president of Beijing Normal University. He is the deputy dean of the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management, Ministry of Emergency Management and Ministry of Education of China. Dr. Shi is an academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. He is the co-chair of the scientific committee of the Integrated Risk Governance Project, a core project of Future Earth and the International Human Dimensions Programme of Global Environmental Change. Dr. Shi also services as the member of the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group, the chairman of the Asia Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for DRR, the jury member of the Volvo Environment Prize, the vice chairman of The Expert Committee of National Disaster Reduction Commission of China, the vice chairman of The Insurance Society of China, and the member of the Expert Group of the State Emergency Management Office under The State Council of China. Dr. Shi’s research focuses on the theory of natural disasters and risk management.

Madhu Chandra (International Union of Radio Science; Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

Prof. Chandra studied mathematics and physics at the universities of Cambridge, London and Salford, obtaining B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Universities of London and Salford, respectively, in 1978 and 1981. After serving in the academic staff at the University of Bradford (UK) and as group leader at DLR (German Aerospace Research Centre), Prof. Chandra has been holding, since 2001, the chair for Microwave Engineering and Electromagnetic Theory at the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. Prof. Chandra’s area of research interest and expertise include: Multi-parameter radars, wave propagation and scattering, and remote sensing. Prof. Chandra is the recipient of the IEE best paper award and the URSI young scientist award for his contributions in the field of wave propagation in polarimetric-Doppler radar. He has also served as: the URSI Commission-F chair both at the national and international level, Dean of the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Chemnitz University. Prof. Chandra has also served as the chairman of the council of all German faculties of electrical engineering and information technology. Prof. Chandra, in addition to being on the reviewer’s panel for EU projects, has himself served as the principal investigator in several EU sponsored projects in the field of radar remote sensing. To date, he has published more than 150 papers in refereed conference proceedings and research journals in the field of multi-parameter radars remote sensing and has more than 40 years of professional experience in higher education and in research on using multi-parameter radar remote sensing. Prof. Chandra grew up in Britain, is married, and has two daughters.

Sisi Zlatanova (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Sisi Zlatanova is a SHARP Professor at the University of New South Wales UNSW). Faculty of Built Environment and Head of the Geospatial Research, Innovation and Development (GRID) lab. Her research interests are in 3D modelling and more specifically integration of BIM and GIS, 3D Indoor modelling, 3D representations, 3D data management and visualisation. Together with a team of excellent researchers, she advances the 3D capabilities of Spatial Information Systems. She is keen exploring new directions for research, but she is also developing and promoting international spatial standards. She is actively involved in the activities of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Standards Australia. She is the President of Technical Commission IV ‘Spatial Information Science’ of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) for the period 2016-2026 and Treasurer of the Urban Data Management Society (UDMS). She enjoys organising and supporting conferences and workshops providing forums for exchange of research results, knowledge and lessons learned. She is one of the founders and a regular participant of Gi4DM, 3DGeoinfo and Indoor3D. She has more than 400 scientific publications and edited 22 books. She works with companies and institutions towards maturing the concepts of spatially enabled Digital twin.

Mila Koeva (University of Twente, the Netherland)

Mila Koeva is an Associate Professor at University Twente, International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC, The Netherlands.

Her main areas of expertise include Digital Twins/3D modelling, image data acquisition and processing techniques (satellite, aerial, and UAVs), and automatic feature extraction for cadastral mapping and urban planning, among others. More specific, her research focuses is on the implementation of innovative geospatial and machine learning methods based on remotely sensed data in support of 3D urban modelling and cadastral applications.

Monica Wachowicz (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)

Dr. Monica Wachowicz, Professor and Associate Dean of Geospatial Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia;



Dr. Wachowicz is Associate Dean of Geospatial at RMIT University and Cisco Innovation Chair in Big Data. She is a world-renowned expert in Geospatial Data Science, with a unique multidisciplinary background in Geomatics Engineering, Geography, and Computer Science. She works at the intersection of (1) Streaming Analytics for analyzing massive IoT data streams with the purpose of identifying opportunities and challenges in building sustainable smart cities; and (2) Cartography for designing maps for a world in which “intelligence” will be embedded in virtually everything around us. She has collaborated in research projects with many high technology companies, such as IBM, Cisco, Orange Communications, ESRI and Siemens, as well as academics from the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. She has over 300 publications and 50 invited talks and keynote speeches at the United Nations, GIScience Conference and Big Data Congress. Her pioneering work in multidisciplinary teams from government, industry and research organizations is fostering the next generation of data scientists for innovation in green economies.

DENG Yang (Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture)

2008-2011, Doctor degree in Disaster prevention and mitigation engineering, Southeast University, China. Thesis title: Methodology and application of damage alarming and safety assessment for long-span bridge structures based on long-term monitored data.
2006-2008, Master degree in Disaster prevention and mitigation engineering, Southeast University, China. Thesis title: Research on baseline finite element modeling of super-long-span cable-stayed bridge and its application.
2002-2006, Bachelor degree in Civil engineering, Southeast University, China.
Jan. 2020- present, Professor, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, China.
Oct. 2017- Dec. 2019, Associate Professor, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, China.
Feb. 2016- Feb. 2017, Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA.
Jan. 2015- Oct. 2017, Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Changsha University of Science and Technology, China.
Jan. 2012- Dec. 2014, Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Changsha University of Science and Technology, China.
Structural performance prediction based on modeling of SHM data
Fatigue analysis and assessment of bridge structures
Structural damage identification and evaluation
Life-cycle structural reliability analysis

Ori Gudes (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Dr Ori Gudes is a researcher at RMIT and Adjunct Senor lecturer at Sydney’s University of New South Wales (School of Population Health) with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, and spatial science.
His areas of research focus on GIS and health, spatial analytics, decision support systems, city analytics, active travel, urban mobility.  data visualisation and usability evaluation.
Dr Gudes has a reputation as a leader in GIS and health and spatial analysis with the intersection of urban planning and development scenario planning tools having collaborated with US, Canadian and Israeli researchers on GIS projects through scientific committees, editorial board memberships, joint studies, and conferences. He has been teaching GIS, web mapping, and spatial analysis courses and workshops since 2008 at QUT, Griffith University, Curtin University and UNSW. He has completed his PhD at QUT, Brisbane Australia.