UDMV 2017 – Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation

Call for papers

The UDMV workshop is a place to discuss the modelling and visualisation of the city at various spatial and temporal scales, and aims at sharing associated techniques, methods, uses and points of view. Managing and understanding urban data are major issues as they are represented by several kind of different data sets at various scales. Urban data not only embed the geometry of the city model, but also data related to human activities (e.g. social data, transportation, mobility, history), to physical phenomena (e.g. light, wind, heat), and to environment (e.g. geography, climate). Thus, the processing of urban data is a huge challenge for current GIS and computing capabilities, especially considering all the sustainable development parameters related to architectural design, urban planning and urban climate studies; but also considering the specific needs of entertainment, cultural heritage or any domains using urban data. The workshop aims to gather in a same place GIS, BIM and computer graphics communities.


Following the success of the 4th workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation in Liège, Belgium, the smart living lab and the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland in Fribourg propose the 5th edition of the workshop. Under the auspice of the Eurographics organization, the workshop will held on November 24 in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Contributions addressing the following topics are welcome

The fifth UDMV workshop focuses on users’ experiences and gives a special emphasis on urban comfort. The user experience relates to urban density, ambiances, vegetation, pollution, networks, and transports. Therefore, all papers dealing with the data modelling and visualisation of the user experience will be greatly appreciated. Other topics are also welcome:

• Modelling the static and dynamic features of the city (spatio-temporal data)

• Multi-scale geometric data (from building scale to urban scale)

• Multi-scale temporal data (from real time to history time)

• Visualisation of several urban data layers (aggregated indicators)

• Visual analytics using urban data (decision making processes and CAD)

• Modelling of thematic information relying on multi-dimensional city models (3D thematic information)


Expected contributions are research papers, 8 pages in Eurographics (EG) publication format, presenting unpublished methods, algorithms and techniques with established results. All accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference by one of the authors, and will be published in the EG Digital Library.

Submission and Registration

For paper submission and registration please use the SRM of the conference: https://srmv2.eg.org/COMFy/Conference/UDMV_2017 


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