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Name Beniamino Murgante
Date and place of birth 10 August 1965 in Potenza Italy
Nationality Italian
Marital status Married

Beniamino Murgante is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Basilicata.
He obtained his PhD in “Sciences and methods for European cities and territory” at the Department of Civil engineer of the University of Pisa. He carried out other researches in Lyon at the Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes d'Information at th
e Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) directed by Robert Laurini. His main research interests are focused on the use of technologies in supporting spatial decision.

Invited Speaker at the following Conferences:

  1. “The Use of Geographical Information System to locate the Periurban Fringe" 10th EC-GI & GIS Workshop, ESDI: The State of the Art, Workshop on Spatial Planning and Geographic Information, Warsaw, Poland, 22 June, 2004.
  2. "Tecniche di analisi spaziale a supporto della pianificazione ambientale" 7 February 2008 - University of l'Aquila
  3. "Data analysis and seismic risks" Multi-disciplinary approach of complexity, networks, geosimulations -Workshop Geosimulation and risks, 9th June 2010 Lausanne.
  4. "Autocorrelazione spaziale e movimenti migratori in Italia" Migrazioni di ieri e di oggi: in cammino verso una nuova Europa tra integrazione, sviluppo e globalizzazione - Trieste, 6 - 7 Aprile 2011
  5. "New approaches in mitigating urban seismic vulnerability: The Resilient City" - S4 annual Meeting, April 23th Avignon
  6. "Conoscenze riguardanti gli insediamenti umani, tecnologie e pianificazione" Ripensare la montagna: saperi locali nel web 3.0, final conference of SUSPLAN project (Interreg IV Italia-Austria) Belluno 27 April 2012.
  7. Le città e le Smart cities: il punto di vista di un planner” in Costruire le Smart City: azioni concrete per progetti intelligenti Thursday, February 7 2013 Padova.
  8. Tecnologie, Territorio, Smartness” University of Bologna Ravenna 20 March 2013
  9. "Cities and Smartness: A Critical Analysis of Opportunities and Risks" COST Action TU1104 Smart Energy Regions, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, 19 November 2013
  10. Planning and Smartness: the true challenge” in Limits of Formal Planning in Managing the Urban Development International Society of City and Regional Planners ISOCARP Workshop, Lodz, Poland: 10-12 April 2014
  11. I dati geografici per la pianificazione” Pianificare e Progettare: lo stato dell’arte delle tecnologie TECHNOLOGYforALL 2014 -  4 June 2014, Rome
  12. Open Data, Smart Communities and quality of life” in Geolocation and Smartness. Everything has a “where” workshop organized by University of Trieste in the State of the Net 2014 conference 12 June, 2014
  13. The Real Challenges of Cities: Smartness or Dumbness” closing lecture of Summer School ITSmart Innovation and Technology for Smart Cities, University of Salento, Lecce,  1 August, 2014
  14. Spatial data infrastructure (SDI) for territorial development planning and management” final conference of Attract-SEE project, Belgrade, 11th September 2014
  15. Increasing citizens participation in decision processes using social media” in “Urban living labs for vibrant cities” workshop organized by AMRP Centre for Mobility and Spatial Planning of Ghent University in Real Corp 2015 Plan Together – Right Now – Overall From Vision to Reality for Vibrant Cities and Regions” Ghent, Belgium 6 May 2015
  16. Smart Cities” - just a buzzword or real improvement of quality of life?” in Innovative Solutions for Cities – Between Research and Practice“ ISOCARP / CORP Workshop at Metropolitan Solutions 2015, Berlin, 21. May 2015
  17. Smart Cities: a planner's point of view” IAiU (Instytut Architektury I Urbanistyki) Lodz University of Technology Lodz - June 3, 2015
  18. Smart city, smart mobility and open data” in From smart city to smart mobility How new mobility solutions could support changed and evolved mobility needs final conference of Traffic Shaper project - 9 July 2015, Venice
  19. “Smartness, technologies and natural risks” EGU Topical Events “Water as hazard and water as heritage” Academy of Romania in Rome 13 June 2016
  20. “La trasformazione dei territori in Smart Land” LandCity Revolution “Tecnologie, dati e soluzioni per la città e il territorio” Centro Congressi del CNR, Roma 21 giugno 2016
  21. “Quantitative methods for urban sprawl analysis and prediction” Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural Resources Research, Beijing – 4 July 2016
  22. Interreg Europe “LOCARBO - Novel roles of regional and LOcal authorities in supporting energy consumers’ behaviour change towards a low CARBOn economy” Durham, UK 18-19 October 2016 
  23. CyberParks COST Action TU 1306 meeting 4 April 2017 “Increasing citizen participation in decision-making using of Social Media: the experiences of the Park of the Basento and the Garden in Motion in Potenza”
  24. Trieste Next 2017 “Science and the sea” 22 September 2017 “Sea and the city: le sfide per la smart city di oggi”
  25. “Spatial Information in supporting environmental planning and disaster management”, Geospatial & Digital Transformation key for Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Society, EUROGI Members Meeting, 26 April 2018 University of Salerno, Italy

Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems IGI Global, Sustainability — Open Access Journal (MDPI), Future Internet MDPI - Open Access Publishing, "Urban Science" — Open Access Journal (MDPI), Sci— Open Access Journal (MDPI), "Geoplanning: Journal of Geomatics and Planning", Territorio Italia. Land Administration Cadastre and Real Estate, GEOmedia.

Programme Committee Co-chair of International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA)

Member of Programme Committee of the following international conferences:

  1. Ontologies for Urban Development: Interfacing Urban Information Systems, 6 - 7 November 2006, Geneva
  2. Ontologies for urban development: conceptual models for practitioners, Turin, Italy, 17-18th October 2007
  3. The 2008 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2008), Perugia, Italy, June 30 - July 3, 2008
  4. The 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2009) 29 June-July 2, 2009, Kyung Hee University-Global Campus, Yongin (Korea)
  5. Ontologies for urban development: Future development of urban ontologies, Université de Liège, Belgium, 9 & 10 March 2009
  6. Intelligent Analysis of Environmental Data, S4 ENVISA Workshop 2009, 18-20 June 2009, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  7. The 2010 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2010) March 23th to March 26th, 2010, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan
  8. 15th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society "Cities for Everyone, Liveable, Healthy, Prosperous" REAL CORP 2010 18-20 May 2010, Reed Messe Vienna, Austria
  9. 3 ème Atelier Systèmes d'Information et de Décision pour l'Environnement (SIDE 2010), 25 mai 2010, Marseille, France
  10. International Symposium on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT'10) 28-30 July 2010, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  11. 3rd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2010) 22-24 September, 2010, Corfu, Greece
  12. 16th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society "How can planning deal with “lifecycles of cities and regions?" REAL CORP 2011 18-20 May 2011, Essen, Germany
  13. 2nd International Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Quality of Teaching and reforming education: Learning Technologies, Quality of Education, Educational Systems, Evaluation, Pedagogies (TECH-EDUCATION 2011) 18th-20th May 2011, Corfu Greece.
  14. The 2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2011) 20-23 June 2011, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
  15. International Symposium on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT'11) 20-22 July 2011, University of Piraeus, Greece
  16. 17th European Colloquium on Quantitative and Theoretical Geography (ECQTG2011) 2-5 September, 2011, Athens, Greece.
  17. Fourth World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2011) 21-23 September, 2011, Mykonos, Greece.
  18. Fourth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2012, January 30 - February 4, 2012 - Valencia, Spain
  19. 15th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. “Bridging the Geographic Information Sciences”. 24-27 April 2012, Avignon
  20. 17th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society "RE-MIXING THE CITY – Towards Sustainability and Resilience?" REAL CORP 2012 14-16 May 2012, Multiversum Schwechat, Austria
  21. Fifth World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2012) 20-21 June, 2011, Rome Italy.
  22. Fifth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2013, February 24 - March 1, 2013 - Nice, France
  23. 16th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. “Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe”. 14-17 May 2013, Leuven (Belgium)
  24. 18th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2013 "Planning Times You better Keep Planning or You get in Deep Water, for the Cities they are A-Changin" REAL CORP 2013 20-23 May 2013, Rome, Italy
  25. Sixth World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2013), Aveiro, Portugal, 19-21 June 2013
  26. 33rd EARSeL Symposium Towards Horizon 2020: Earth Observation and Social Perspectives 3-6 June 2013 - Matera, Italy
  27. Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment HAICTA 2013, September 19-22, 2013, Corfu Island, Greece
  28. The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services GEOProcessing 2014 March 23 - 27, 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
  29. 17th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science Connecting a Digital Europe through Location and Place 3-6 June 2014, Castellón, Spain
  30. 19th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2014 Plan It Smart Clever Solutions For Smart Cities 21-23 May 2014, Vienna, Austria
  31. Digital Intelligence 2014, The First International Scientific And Interdisciplinary Conference dedicated to digital society and cultures conference, Sept 17-19, 2014 in Nantes, France.
  32. 18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science (2015): “Geographic information Science as an enabler of smarter cities and communities” 9-12 June 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal.
  33. The Seventh International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services GEOProcessing 2015 February 22 - 27, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
  34. 20th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2015 Plan Together – Right Now – Overall: From Vision to Reality for Vibrant Cities and Regions, 5-7 May 2015, Ghent, Belgium
  35. Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment (HAICTA 2015) September 17-20, 2015, Kavala, Greece
  36. 19th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography, (ECTQG 2015) Bari (Italy), 3-7 September 2015
  37. First International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities September 7-9, 2016, University of Split, Croatia
  38. 21st International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2016 22-24 June 2016 – Hamburg, Germany
  39. 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition 2016 Smart Blue Cities, Limassol, Cyprus, April 14-16, 2016
  40. 17th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling Face the Challenges of Big Data within GIS Beijing Aug.18-20, 2016
  41. 19th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science June 14-17, 2016 Helsinki, Finland
  42. World Summit on Environmental Accounting 2016 July 4-6, 2016, Beijing, China
  43. The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2016, April 24 - 28, 2016 - Venice, Italy
  44. 9th International Conference on Innovation in Urban and Regional Planning INPUT 2016 "e-agorà/e-ἀγορά for the transition toward resilient communities" 14th and 15th of September 2016 in Turin at the Castello del Valentino
  45. The Ninth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2017, March 19 - 23, 2017 - Nice, France
  46. 22st International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2017 Panta Rhei – a World in Constant Motion 12-14 September 2017, TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Austria
  47. 20th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science 10-12 May 2017 Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  48. 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment, September 21-24, 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece
  49. 2nd International Conference "Smart Data, Smart Cities" October 4-6, 2017, Puebla, Mexico
  50. 2st Euro-Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition 2017 Smart Blue Cities, Heraklion-Crete, 28-29 September 2017,
  51. The Tenth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, GEOProcessing 2018, March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018 - Rome, Italy
  52. 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science 13-15 June 2018 2017 Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  53. 2nd International Conference "Smart Data, Smart Cities" 4-5 October 2018, Delft, The Netherlands
  54. 23rd International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia 2018, Expanding Cities Diminishing Space Are “Smart Cities” the solution or part of the problem of continuous urbanisation around the globe? 4-6 April 2018 TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Austria

Chair/Co-chair of the following international workshops:

  1. Third International Workshop on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AN-MOD 08), Perugia, Italy, June 30 - July 3, 2008
  2. Fourth International Workshop on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AN-MOD 09) 29 June-July 2, 2009, Kyung Hee University-Global Campus, Yongin (Korea)
  3. Intelligent Analysis of Environmental Data, S4 ENVISA Workshop 2009, 18-20 June 2009, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  4. Fifth International Workshop on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AN-MOD 10) March 23th to March 26th, 2010, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan
  5. Intelligent Spatial Decision Analysis (ISDA '10) 28-30 July 2010, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  6. International Thematic workshop on Geographic Information Analysis for economical and spatial development and planning. Case studies, methods and models (Geog An Mod 2010 GO Local) 3- 4 May 2010, University of Trieste (Gorizia Branch), Gorizia, Italy
  7. Colloquium on spatio-temporal data analysis, S4 ENVISA Workshop 2010, 21-22 June 2010, University College Cork (UCC) Cork, Ireland
  8. Sixth International Workshop on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AN-MOD 11) June 20th  - June 23th, 2011, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.
  9. Cities, Technologies and Planning CTP 11 June 20th  - June 23th, 2011, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.
  10. Managing Complexity in Land Use and Environmental Impacts Modelling May 14th - May 15th, 2012, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg-Kirchberg
  11. Seventh International Conference on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AN-MOD 12) June 18th - June 20th, 2012, Federal University of Bahia , Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
  12. Cities, Technologies and Planning CTP 12 June 18th - June 20th, 2012, Federal University of Bahia , Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
  13. Cities, Technologies and Planning CTP 13 June 24th - June 27th, 2013 International University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  14. Eighth International Workshop on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AN-MOD 13) June 24th - June 27th, 2013 International University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  15. Satellite Time Series Analysis, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013,Vienna Austria 07 – 12 April 2013
  16. Ninth International Conference on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AND-MOD 14) June 30, July 3, 2014 University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal
  17. Cities, Technologies and Planning CTP 14 June 30, July 3, 2014 University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal
  18. Tenth International Conference on "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AND-MOD 15) June 22 - 25, 2015 in Banff, Alberta, Canada
  19. Cities, Technologies and Planning CTP 15 June 22 - 25, 2015 in Banff, Alberta, Canada

Member of Scientific Committee of the following Postgraduate Schools:

  1. PhD school “Sciences and methods for European cities and territory” University of Pisa
  2. master in “GIS and remote sensing” University of Basilicata.
  3. master in “New approaches in Spatial Planning and Management” University of Basilicata.
  4. master in “Geoinformazione e Sistemi di Informazione Geografica a supporto dei processi di Gestione Sostenibile del Territorio e della Sicurezza Territoriale” University of Tor Vergata.

He is reviewer of the international journal “Computers & Geosciences” Elsevier, "Journal of Cultural Heritage" Elsevier, “International Journal of Physical Sciences” Academic Journals, "International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems" IGI Global, "Earth Science Informatics" Springer, "Landscape Research" Taylor & Francis, “Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences”, Journal of Remote Sensing & GIS, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, "Rendiconti Lincei- Scienze Fisiche e Naturali" Springer, Science of the Total Environment Elsevier, Landscape and Urban Planning Elsevier, Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Sustainability, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, “Land” MDPI, “Ecological Informatics” Elsevier“, Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management” L & H Scientific Publishing, 20. “Environmental Science & Policy” Elsevier, “Land Use Policy” Elsevier, 19. “Ecological Indicators” Elsevier, “International Journal of Digital Earth” Taylor & Francis

Member of  S4 (Spatial Simulation. for Social Sciences) network and Member of management committee of ENVISA (Environmental Issues in Spatial Analysis) of S4 working group.

Member of Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of International Cartographic Association.

Member of Committee of Commission on Modelling Geographical Systems of International Geographical Union

Member of Scientific Council of Federation of Scientific Associations for Territorial and Environmental Information (ASITA).

Affiliated Researchers atArchaeological and monumental heritage institute”, National Research Council, Italy

Affiliated Researchers atInstitute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA)”, National Research Council, Italy

quality indicators and publications impact

Google Scholar
H-Index 20 - 1167 citations - 196 Papers indexed(average of Italian values in SSD: ICAR 20 Nc = 163, H= 0,8; ICAR 21 Nc = 213, H= 0,8) 
Scopus
H-Index 14 - 613 citations , 100 Papers indexed