PROF Stephan Winter

PROF Stephan Winter


  • Disaster management and emergency response (Evacuation, information sharing)
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) (Smart transport, shared mobility)
  • Mapping (Crowd sourcing, volunteered geographic information, tracking)
  • Smart cities (Urban analytics)
  • Spatial cognitive engineering (Human orientation, wayfinding and navigation)



  • Stephan Winter is Professor for Spatial Information Science in the Department of Infrastructure Engineeering at The University of Melbourne.   


Member of

  • ASIERA. Chair 2010 -
  • IEEE. ITS Society 2004 -
  • SSSI. member 2004 -
  • ACM. SIGSPATIAL 2000 -
  • ISPRS. ISPRS Scientific Advisory Committee 1990 -
  • ARC College of Experts. EMI college member 2014 - 2017


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Over the years I have led a range of research projects, both in fundamental research (such as ARC Discovery Projects) and in applied research (such as ARC Linkage Projects and CRC projects). In these projects I have collaborated with colleagues from a range of disciplines, and with large and small enterprise partners in industry and not-for-profit organisations.   


Education and training

  • habil., Technical University Vienna 2001
  • Dr.-Ing., University of Bonn 1997
  • Dipl.-Ing., University of Bonn 1990

Awards and honors

  • Best paper award (Gupta, Vasardani and Winter), ITS World Congress, 2019
  • Best Research Paper Award (with Yaoli Wang; paper presented 2016), ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2017
  • Best Vision Paper Award (with Agatz, Bazzan, Kutadinata, Mattfeld, Sester, and Wolfson), ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2016
  • Swiss National Fonds Visiting Fellowship, Switzerland, 2013
  • Best Paper Award for "From Descriptions to Depictions: A Conceptual Framework" (with Vasardani, Timpf and Tomko), Conference on Spatial Information Theory, 2013
  • Australian Academy of Science Visiting Fellowship, India, 2012
  • Outstanding Paper Award (with Han Wang), ITS World Congress 2010, 2010
  • Best Paper Award for "A spatio-temporal model towards ad-hoc collaborative decision-making" (with Martin Raubal), 13th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2010, 2010
  • U. V. Helava Award (shared), ISPRS, 2008
  • Fellowship, Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies, 2007



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • If you have an interest in a PhD under my supervision, send me an email and attach your transcripts, CV, and a (short) research proposal. I am happy to discuss any proposal that contributes to my wider field of interest, such as wayfinding, navigation, intelligent transport, digital twins, and qualitative information about space.