Christophe Claramunt

■   Email: christophe.claramunt@gmail.com
■   Links: Personal Web; Google Scholar; Research Gate; DBLP

Christophe Claramunt, Professor in Computer Science, research chair of the French Naval Academy and deputy director of the ISblue Interdisciplinary Graduate School for the Blue Planet (www.isblue.fr) . He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), and also serve in the editorial boards of many main GIS journals including Computers Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS), Journal of Spatial information Science (JOSIS) etc. He also regularly acts as the chairs of several GIS and Computer Science international conferences.

Main research interests

  • Computer Science
  • Geographical Information Science (GIS)
  • Spatio-temporal databases
  • GIS and simulation systems
  • WEB an wireless GIS
  • Maritime GIS, Environmental and urban GIS

Main professional experience

  • Deputy Director of EUR ISBlue – Interdisciplinary Graduate School for the Blue Planet (www.isblue.fr).
  • Research Fellow, Shanghai Maritime University, Department of Logistics and Electrical Engineering, research and teaching collaborations in the field of maritime GIS, – April 2017 – Now.
  • Professor in Computer Science and Deputy Director, Naval Academy Research Institute, France, July 2005 – now. Research in the field of GIS, research coordination in the fields of submarine acoustics, hydrodynamics and maritime GIS, development of industrial and research relationships at the national and international levels (25 academics; 35 Ph.D. students; 20 support staff).
  • Professor in Computer Science, Head of the GIS research group, Naval Academy Research Institute, France, Feb 2001- Jun 2005. Coordination of research and international and industrial relationships in the field of GIS, teaching in the field of computer science (5 academics, 7 Ph.D. students).
  • Senior Lecturer in Computing, The Nottingham Trent University, Department of Computing, Nottingham, UK, Jan 1997 – Feb 2001. Design and development of GIS and simulation-based research, teaching in computing and computer science.
  • Senior Research Scientist, Spatial Information Systems Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, Jun 1991 – Dec 1996. Research in environmental and urban GIS.


  • 18 books and conference proceedings co-edited; 88 publications in referred international journals; 85 publications in referred international conferences; 14 book chapters; 20 other papers in international conferences.
  • Google Scholar citations has been increased to 5980 and H index to 34. (July 19, 2020)
  • DBLP references: 18 proceedings edited, 69 international journal papers, 79 fully refereed conference papers.

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Edited proceedings:

  1. V. Popovich, J. C. Thill, M. Schrenk and C. Claramunt, 2020, Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems, Computational and Algorithmic Advances (IF & IGIS’2019), Springer, AGIS book series.
  2. D. Brosset, C. Claramunt, X. Li, T. Wang, Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems – 15th International Symposium, W2GIS 2017, Shanghai, China, May 8-9, 2017, Springer LNCS 10181.
  3. C. Claramunt, M. Schneider, R. Chi-Wing Wong, L. Xiong, W.-K. Loh, C. Shahabi, K.-J. Li, Advances in Spatial and Temporal Databases – 14th International Symposium, SSTD 2015, Hong Kong, China, August 26-28, 2015. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9239, Springer 2015.
  4. Tenbrink, J. Wiener, and C Claramunt (Eds) Representing space in cognition: Interrelations of behavior, language, and formal models. Series "Explorations in Language and Space" (series editor: Emile van der Zee), Oxford University Press, 2014.
  5. Stewart Hornsby, C. Claramunt, M. Denis and G. Ligozat (Eds.) Spatial Information Theory, 9th International Conference, COSIT 2009, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 5756, Aber Wrac’h, France, September 2009.


  1. Z. Wang, M. Yao, C. Meng and C. Claramunt, 2020, Risk assessment of the overseas imported COVID-19 of ocean-going ships based on AIS and infection Data, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9 (6), 351.
  2. C. Claramunt, 2020, Ontologies for geospatial information: Progress and challenges ahead, Journal of Spatial Information Science, 20, 35-41.
  3. L. Gavériaux, G. Laverrière, Tianzhen Wang, Nicolas Maslov, Christophe Claramunt: GIS-based multi-criteria analysis for offshore wind turbine deployment in Hong Kong. Annals of GIS 25(3): 207-218 (2019)
  4. G. Leibovici and C. Claramunt, 2019, On Integrating Size and Shape Distributions into a Spatio-Temporal Information Entropy Framework. Entropy 21(11): 1112.
  5. Jin, M. and Claramunt, C., A semantic model for human mobility in an urban region, Journal on Data Semantics, Springer, 2018, 7(3), 171-187.
  6. Egorova, E., Moncla, L., Gaio, M., Claramunt, C. and Purves, R., 2018, Fictive motion extraction and classification, International Journal of GIS, Taylor & Francis, 32(11), 2247-2271.
  7. Siabato, C. Claramunt and S. Ilarri, 2017, A Survey of Modelling Trends in GIS, ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 51(2), 41p.
  8. Li, X. Li and C. Claramunt, 2017, A time extended network model for staged evacuation planning, Safety Science, Elsevier, 108, 225-236.
  9. V. Andrienko, G. L. Andrienko, E. Camossi, C. Claramunt, J. M. Cordero Garcia, G. Fuchs, M. Hadzagic, A.-L. Jousselme, C. Ray, D. Scarlatti, G. A. Vouros, 2017, Visual exploration of movement and event data with interactive time masks. Visual Informatics 1(1): 25-39.
  10. G., Vouros, Vlachou, A., Santipantakis, G., Doulkeridis, C., Pelekis, N., Georgiou, H., Theodoridis, Y., Patroumpas, K., Alevizos, E. Artikis, A., Claramunt, C., Ray, C., Scarlatti, D., Fuchs, G., Andrienko, G., Andrienko, N., Mock, M., Camossi, E., Jousselme, A.-L., Cordero Garcia, J. M., 2018, Big data analytics for time critical mobility forecasting: recent progress and research challenges, EDBT 2018, 612-623.

Recent funded projects (last 10 years)

  • Member of the Board and Co-Redactor, “ISBlue French Interdisciplinary Graduate School for the Blue Planet”, France, National funded project, 20M€, 2018-2027.
  • Co-Leader, “datAcron Big Data Analytics for Time Critical Mobility Forecasting”, EU H2020 ICT funded project, 3.9M€, 2016-2018.
  • Member of the Management Team, “Mapping and the Citizen Sensor”, EU funded project COST action 500K€, 2012-2016.
  • Leader, “Land-use GIS’ oriented to the modelling of land-use structural properties and evolution”, in partnership with the Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, , French-Chinese EGIDE project PHC Xu Guangqi, 20K€, 2015-2016.
  • Task Leader, Member of the Steering Committee, National Representative for France, “Knowledge Discovery form Moving Objects”, COST action MOVE, European Science Council, 500K€, 2009-2013.
  • Project Member, “ASEMAR (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)” development of automated and intelligent positioning, real-time integration of underwater acoustics and data integration within GIS, industrial funded project by Thalès Underwater Systems and French National Research Agency, 2M€, 2010-2012.
  • Project Member, “LoCoss, Geolocation and telecommunication for risk assessment and emergency services”, project led by the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, funded by the Region Bretagne,  1M€, 2005-2008.
  • International Research Expert associated to a Canadian research network project, « Access to the city : Sustainable development and planning of accessibility to urban resources », Laval University, Centre for Planning Studies, Québec, Canada, 441k$ Canadian, National Canadian Research Agency, 2005-2009.
  • Project Leader, "Development of a spatial database constraint approach for temporal GIS", ECOS international project with the University of Concepcion, Chile, 20K€, 2010-2012.