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The 1st ISDE-YSIN Quarterly Webinar Talk

The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) is a non-governmental international academic organization to disseminate the vision of Digital Earth and the mission of benefiting society by promoting the development and realization of Digital Earth. The International Society for Digital Earth - Young Scientist Innovation Network (ISDE-YSIN; http://www.digitalearth-isde.org/list-105-1.html) aims to promote the development of crucial concepts and innovative technologies of the Digital Earth and to support young scientists to contribute in the fields of earth observation, big earth data, the Sustainable Development and other significant scientific areas. The overall goal of ISDE-YSIN is to focus on serving innovation and development in the field of Digital Earth, unite young scientists and support their academic innovation, as well as organizing international academic events involving young scientists.

The ISDE-YSIN Quarterly Webinar Talk will be organized quarterly each year, aiming to invite the world-leading scientists and rising young scientists to share their cutting-edge research outcomes and enhance the connection and research collaboration among YSIN members and beyond. The first webinar talk information is as below:

Theme: Smartification in the Digital and Virtual Space

Host: International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)

Organizer: International Society for Digital Earth - Young Scientist Innovation Network (ISDE-YSIN)

Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 16:00-17:30 (Beijing Time)

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87916799476?pwd=NUV5gkVJ3UO7aqRhbO5gHDSDzZlfOr.1

(Zoom ID: 879 1679 9476, Password: 022738)


Talk Topic: Digital Transformation and the Smartification Process

Speaker: Stefano Nativi (Council of National Research, Italy)


Stefano Nativi works for the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), where he was head of a research unit on geospatial information science, for over 10 years. He is currently seconded to the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union, in Brussels (Belgium), as scientific attaché for digital and cybersecurity dossiers. He was "Big Data Lead Scientist" at the European Commission's Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (JRC) for 5 years. He is Vice-Chair of the International Advisory Board of International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) and a member of International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE). He created and chaired the Earth and Space Sciences Informatics Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), for 5 years. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Big Earth Data and co-editor of the "AI section" of the journal Remote Sensing. He has received the Ian McHarg Medal of the EGU, the Geospatial Innovation Award of the Geospatial World Forum (GWF) and the Meritorious Service Medal of the IEEE Committee on Earth Observations (ICEO). He has taught at the universities of Padua and Florence, Italy, and Friedrich Schiller in Jena, Germany. He holds a master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a PhD in "Methods and Systems for Environmental Monitoring".


Talk Topic: Exploring Human Activity Patterns in a Hybrid Physical-Virtual Space

Speaker: Xintao Liu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)


Xintao Liu, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. His research interest focuses on GIScience, Human Mobility, and Complex Network, and his research goal is to use state-of-art technologies to advance smart city for a better urban life. He has received research fund from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund, and the Hong Kong Public Policy Research Funding Schemes. He proactively serves the professional communities, including the Chairman of the Commission on Geographic Modeling Analysis of International Cartographic Association (ICA), Managing Editor of the journal of Urban Informatics, Secretary of the International Society for Urban Informatics, etc.

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