People

Professor Sisi Zlatanova

Research Cluster Staff, Geospatial Research Innovation and Development

3D Indoor modelling, 3D GIS, integration of BIM and GIS, 3D spatial analysis, DBMS, emergency response

My research focuses on 3D digital mapping of the real world. This is important because a growing number of applications require 3D representations of buildings and their surroundings. By modelling what is happening indoors, in our public buildings, in our offices, hospitals and schools, we can work on myriad ways to make our environment more pleasant, more secure and more sustainable.

UNSW Built Environment encompasses several different disciplines, but the need for accurate and robust 3D mapping is something these disciplines all share. I see my role as an enabler, or facilitator, that can blend the work of research groups ranging from architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, through to building and construction management, and city analytics.
 
As a teacher, I am responsible for the Visualisation of Urban Data within the Master of City Analytics and I supervise master and PhD students on topics related to 3D spatial modelling and analysis.
Kensington
Phone: 
+61 (2) 9385 6847
Fax: 
+61 (2) 9385 5613
Bio: 

I have graduated as a surveyor at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bulgaria) and obtained my PhD degree on 3D GIS for Urban Development at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). I worked as a software programmer at the Central Cadastre (Bulgaria) and have been at academic positions at UACG (Bulgaria), the Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, the Netherlands), Graz University of Technology (Austria), Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies (Russia). I have joined the University of New South Wales in January, 2018.

I supervise master and PhD students on topics related to 3D spatial modelling and analysis. My recent research concentrates on 3D Indoor modelling and navigation. I am an author and co-author of more than 300 papers and I have edited and co-edited 23 books. A full list of publications (downloadable) is available here. I have been involved in the work of several international organisations. I am the president of ISPRS TC IV on Spatial Information science, the treasurer of UDMS and a co-chair of OGC SWG IndoorGML. I have been actively participating in the organisation of conferences such as Gi4DM, UDMS, 3D GeoInfo, Indoor3D and summer schools.

In my free time I am walking, hiking, cycling, swimming and reading.

I can be found on: Google Scholar, Research Gate, Scopus, Academia, ORCID, ResearcherID

Research Activities: 

I have leaded the following projects related to emergency responce and 3D BIM/GIS data:

Progressing precinct modelling on the UNSW Campus and Beyond: BIM/PIM and 3DGIS: reports and demo

Indoor Scanning of FR NSW: 'walking in point clouds' demo

3D visibility analysis for safety and security with voxels: demo

Indoor Semantic Modelling for Routing: The Two-Level Routing Approach for Indoor Navigation: PhD research funded by CSC and Bentley Systems: PhD thesis L. Liu

Path planning for first responders in the presence of moving obstacles: PhD research funded by CSC and Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment: PhD thesis Z. Wang

Smart Indoor models to support crisis management in large public buildings (2015-2017), funded by the Dutch M4S/STW : http://www.sims3d.net/

3D SDI for the Port Rotterdam (2012-2014), Funded by the Dutch NGI: The project investigated BIM/GIS integration: demo ( BuildingBits, in Dutch)

 

Supervision Area: 

I am available for supervising on any of the following topics: 3D modelling (indoor/outdoor, above/below surface), 3D analysis, Indoor navigation, BIM/GIS aggregation, 3D reconstruction, Level of Details for 3D urban models, Voxel representations, AR visualisation, data integration for emergency response. 

I am responsible and teaching Visualisation of Urban data within the Master of City Analytics 

Publications:
Books

Nijhuis S; Hoeven FVD; Zlatanova S, 2016, Geo-Design Advances in Bridging Geo-information Technology, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, Tu Delft

Billen R, 2014, 3D City Models and Urban Information Current Issues and Perspectives

Bandrova T; Konecny M; Zlatanova S, 2014, Thematic Cartography for the Society, Springer

Zlatanova S, (ed.), 2013, The value of Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID): Benefit Analysis and Stakeholder Assessment, DK-1780, Copenhagen, http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/VALIDPublication.pdf

Zlatanova S; Peters R; Dilo A; Scholten H, 2012, Intelligent Systems for Crisis Management Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM) 2012, Springer Science & Business Media

Zlatanova S, (ed.), 2012, Proceedings of the 8TH International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management Best Practices, CTIT Workshop Proceedings Series WP12-04, Enschede, The Netherlands, https://www.utwente.nl/ctit/library/proceedings/wp-12-04.pdf

Zlatanova S; Peters R; Dilo A; Scholten H, 2012, Intelligent Systems for Crisis Management Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM) 2012, Springer

Zlatanova S; Ledoux H; Fendel EM; Rumor M, 2011, Urban and Regional Data Management UDMS Annual 2011, CRC Press

Zlatanova S; Ledoux H; Fendel EM; Rumor M, 2011, Urban and Regional Data Management: UDMS Annual 2011, CRC Press

Konecny M; Zlatanova S; Bandrova TL, 2010, Geographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management Towards Better Solutions, Springer Science & Business Media

Zlatanova S, (ed.), 2010, Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management Examples and Best Practices, Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies, Copenhagen, http://www.isprs.org/documents/centenary/booklet/Geoinformation_for_Disaster_and_Risk_Management.pdf

Krek A; Rumor M; Zlatanova S; Fendel EM, 2009, Urban and Regional Data Management UDMS 2009 Annual, CRC Press

van Oosterom P; Zlatanova S, 2008, Preface

Oosterom PV; Zlatanova S; Penninga F; Fendel E, 2008, Advances in 3D Geoinformation Systems, Springer Science & Business Media

Zlatanova S; Li J, 2008, Geospatial Information Technology for Emergency Response, CRC Press

Oosterom PV; Zlatanova S, 2008, Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures Towards the Spatial Semantic Web, CRC Press

Lee J; Zlatanova S, 2008, 3D Geo-Information Sciences, Springer Science & Business Media

Zlatanova S; Li J, 2008, Geospatial Information Technology for Emergency Response, CRC Press

van Oosterom P; Zlatanova S, 2008, Creating spatial information infrastructures: Towards the spatial semantic web, CRC Press

Lee J; Zlatanova S, 2008, 3D Geo-Information Sciences, Springer

Li J; Zlatanova S; Fabbri A, 2007, Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management, Springer Science & Business Media

Rahman AA; Zlatanova S; Coors V, (eds.), 2007, Innovations in 3D Geo Information Systems, Springer Science & Business Media, Berlin, Heidelberg

Zlatanova S; Coors V; Rumor M; Fendel E, (eds.), 2007, Urban and Regional Data Managemnet, UDMS Annual 2007, Taylor & Francis Group, London

Oosterom PV; Zlatanova S; Penninga F; Fendel E, 2007, Advances in 3D Geoinformation Systems, Springer

Li J; Zlatanova S; Fabbri A, 2007, Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management, Springer

Zlatanova S; Prosperi D, 2005, Large-scale 3D Data Integration Challenges and Opportunities, CRC Press

Zlatanova S, 2000, 3D GIS for Urban Development

Book Chapters

Li K-J; Conti G; Konstantinidis E; Zlatanova S; Bamidis P, 2019, 'OGC IndoorGML: A Standard Approach for Indoor Maps', in Conesa J; PerezNavarro A; TorresSospedra J; Montoliu R (ed.), GEOGRAPHICAL AND FINGERPRINTING DATA FOR POSITIONING AND NAVIGATION SYSTEMS: CHALLENGES, EXPERIENCES, AND TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP, ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, pp. 187 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813189-3.00010-1

Xu D; van Oosterom P; Zlatanova S, 2017, 'A methodology for modelling of 3D spatial constraints', in Advances in 3D Geoinformation., edn. 9783319256894, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 95 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25691-7_6

Billen R; Cutting-Decelle AF; Métral C; Falquet G; Zlatanova S; Marina O, 2016, 'Challenges of semantic 3D city models: A contribution of the cost research action TU0801', in 3D Printing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, pp. 296 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1677-4.ch016

Klein N; Techera E, 2014, '‘Synergies, Solutions and The Way Forward’ in Techera', in E K; N (ed.), Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management, Routledge Earthscan, pp. 309–323 - 309–323, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203750292

Wang Z; Zlatanova S, 2013, 'Taxonomy of navigation for first responders', in Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, edn. 9783642342028, pp. 297 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34203-5_17

Fiedrich F; Zlatanova S, 2013, 'Emergency mapping', in Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, pp. 272 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_115

Liu L; Zlatanova S, 2011, 'Towards a 3D network model for indoor navigation', in Urban and Regional Data Management: UDMS Annual 2011, pp. 79 - 94

Schaap J; Zlatanova S; van Oosterom PJM, 2011, 'Towards a 3D geo-data model to support pedestrian routing in multimodal public transport travel advices', in , pp. 63 - 78

Isikdag U; Zlatanova S; Underwood J, 2011, 'An opportunity analysis on the future role of BIMs in urban data management', in , pp. 25 - 36

Zlatanova S; Fabbri AG, 2009, 'Geo-ICT for Risk and Disaster Management', in Scholten H; VandeVelde R; VanManen N (ed.), GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE ROLE OF LOCATION IN SCIENCE, edn. Geojournal Library, SPRINGER, pp. 239 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2620-0_13

Nayak S; Zlatanova S, 2008, 'Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Monitoring and Prediction of Disasters', in Environmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science), edn. 9783540792581, Springer Science & Business Media, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79259-8

Hofstra H; Scholten H; Zlatanova S; Scotta A, 2008, 'Multi-user tangible interfaces for effective decision-making in disaster management', in Environmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science), edn. 9783540792581, pp. 243 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79259-8_14

Zlatanova S; Holweg D; Stratakis M, 2007, 'Framework for multi-risk emergency response', in Advances in Mobile Mapping Technology, pp. 159 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203961872-26

Zlatanova S; Stoter J, 2006, 'The role of DBMS in the new generation GIS architecture', in Frontiers of Geographic Information Technology, pp. 155 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31305-2_8

Pu S; Zlatanova S, 2005, 'Evacuation route calculation of inner buildings', in Geo-information for Disaster Management, pp. 1143 - 1161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27468-5_79

Breunig M; Zlatanova S, 2005, '3D Geo-DBMS', in , pp. 87 - 115

Van Der Togt R; Beinat E; Zlatanova S; Scholten HJ, 2005, 'Location interoperability services for medical emergency operations during disasters', in Geo-information for Disaster Management, pp. 1127 - 1141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27468-5_78

Emerton R; Adams K; Byrnes AC; Connors J, 2005, 'Introduction', in International Women`s Rights Cases - Women`s Human Rights: Leading International and National Cases, edn. 1st, Cavendish Publishing, London, pp. xiii - xliii

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