Giorgio Agugiaro

Assistant Professor

Short Bio

Research interests

My main research interests are in the field of Geographical Information Systems and spatial data integration, with particular focus on semantic 3D city models and their energy-related topics. Some of my research topics deal, for example, with the development of an information model to manage and exchange semantically-enriched multi-resolution 3D urban data for urban energy planning. More in general, having a semantic 3D city model as background, the idea is to foster software integration to allow complex urban system simulations and close (or reduce) the gap between geo-information and simulation.


  • 2016-2020: Chair of the ISPRS Technical Commission 4, Working Group 10, on "Advanced Geospatial Applications for Smart Cities and Regions"
  • Since 2018: National representative for Austria of the Urban Data Management Society (UDMS)
  • 2012-2016: Secretary of the ISPRS Technical Commission 4 Working Group 1, on "Methods for the update and verification of geospatial databases"

Scientific events



S. Rouet Pollakis. MSc thesis: Utilisation of alternative fuels for inland waterway shipping and impact on harmful emissions in urban areas: a case study of North-Rhine Westphalia.
(Co-supervision, joint MSc thesis with University of Leiden and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)

P. Arapakis. MSc thesis: Coupling CityGML with ENVI-met.

X. Wang. MSc thesis: Urban Environment Simulation based on CityGML with Energy ADE and Ladybug.


C. Ferri. MSc thesis: Irradiation and DC yield potential of solar highways in the Netherlands.

F. G. Garcia-Gonzalez. MSc thesis: An interactive design tool for urban planning using the size of the living space as unit of measurement.

P. Ruben. MSc thesis: 3D city models in the context of urban mining: A case study based on the CityGML model of Rotterdam.

G. Michailidou. MSc thesis: The influence of the visible views on cyclists route choices.


C.-K. Wang. MSc thesis: Urban building energy modeling using 3D city model and minimizing uncertainty through Bayesian inference.

I. Boates @ Hochschule Karlsruhe & EIFER, Germany. MSc thesis: A 3D data modeling approach for integrated management of below and above ground utility network features.
(AIT-side external co-supervision)

A. Pasquinelli @ Politecnico di Milano, Italy. PhD thesis: The Creation of a city-wide Building Information System: Criticalities and potentialities of public information on buildings.
(AIT-side external co-supervision)

P. Würstle @ HFT Stuttgart, Germany. MSc thesis: Conception and development of a prototype for using a 3D city model as data integration basis for energy relevant geodata at the example of Ludwigsburg.
(AIT-side external co-supervision)

X. den Duijn. MSc thesis: A 3D data modeling approach for integrated management of below and above ground utility network features.
(AIT-side external co-supervision)


F. Malik @ Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. MSc thesis: Improvement of 3D city model data retrieval and implementation of bidirectional communication.
(AIT-side external co-supervision)

P. Holcik @ Technische Universität Wien. MSc thesis: Conceptual modelling and implementation of a bidirectional data interface between CityGML and EnergyPlus.
(AIT-side external co-supervision)


G. Saigy @ Technical University of Izmir, Turkey. PhD thesis: Development of a database for the restitution phases of Kurşunlu Khan in Manisa.
(FBK- and AIT-side external co-supervision)


G. Stevanato @ Università di Padova, Italy. MSc thesis: Stima del potenziale fotovoltaico su edifici urbani in ambiente GIS mediante dati lidar e fotogrammetrici (in Italian).
(FBK-side external co-supervision)


F. Ruzzon @ Università di Padova, Italy. MSc thesis: La metodologia satellitare nel rilievo planoaltimetrico della pavimentazione del centro storico della città di Venezia. Test di acquisizione e prospettive di utilizzo di una rete di stazioni permanenti (in Italian).

G. Stevanato @ Università di Padova, Italy. BSc thesis: Integrazione di dati GPS e laser scanning per il microrilievo ad alta risoluzione. Test Site il sito archeologico delle Terme Neroniane a Montegrotto Terme (PD) (in Italian).


F. Cuppari @ Università di Padova, Italy. MSc thesis: Texture mapping ad alta dinamica di rilievi a scansione laser close range: Matyas-Templom a Budapest (in Italian).

C. Cervato @ Università di Padova, Italy. MSc thesis: Metodologie di allineamento di nuvole di punti per rilievi close range panoramici: Matyas-Templom a Budapest (in Italian).


G. Bertoncello @ Università di Padova, Italy. MSc thesis: Il cooridoio V nel Veneto: applicazione dell'analisi di prossimità ad un territorio urbanizzato (in Italian).

E.R. Ambrosi @ Università di Padova, Italy. MSc thesis: Rappresentazione 3D e sistemi GIS: problemi metodologici e moderazione del contesto costruito (in Italian).

A. Fiorin @ Università di Padova, Italy. BSc thesis: Aggiornamento e georeferenziazione di indicatori ambientali per il progetto nazionale di pianificazione territoriale "Carta natura" (in Italian).

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