PROF Stephan Winter

PROF Stephan Winter


  • Disaster management, emergency response, evacuation
  • Human orientation, wayfinding and navigation
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and computational transportation science
  • Mapping (crowd sourcing, volunteered geographic information)
  • Mobile geosensor networks
  • Smart Cities (smart transport, urban analytics)
  • Spatial cognitive engineering, spatial cognition
  • Spatial data mining and geographic information retrieval



  • 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

  • 2013-2015: S. Winter, M. Savelsbergh, M. Wallace, L. Kulik, R. Kotagiri, R. Thompson and C. Duffield, 'Integrated Mobility on Demand in urban transport infrastructures', ARC Linkage Project with VicRoads, Yarra Trams, Haasz Technology Pty Ltd, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Limited, Victorian Department of Transport, Australian Research Council, ARC funding 330K

    2010: S. Winter, 'Crowd-sourcing human knowledge on spatial semantics of placenames', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, $48,123

    2010: S. Winter, M. Duckham and L. Kulik, 'Cognitive engineering in navigation assistance: Granularity, relevance, integration', Group of Eight & DAAD Australian-German Research Cooperation Scheme with University of Bremen, Germany, University of Melbourne, $10K

    2008: S. Winter, 'Cognitive engineering for navigation assistance', Group of Eight & DAAD Australian-German Research Cooperation Scheme with University of Bremen, Germany, University of Melbourne, $31,300   


Education and training

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

Awards and honors

  • 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

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