PhD dissertations

(page under construction)

This page aims to welcome any PhD dissertation related to the field of the commission.

If you wish to see your dissertation here, please send an Email to Guillaume Touya (firstname.lastname(at) with the following information:

  • Title of the dissertation (+ title in English if necessary)
  • Name of the author
  • University (PhD’s affiliation)
  • Year
  • Language of the dissertation
  • A set of key words
  • A link to download it (pdf preferred, please no big document by email).

You may also send us the dissertation of one colleague/student, but please be sure they agree with it and there are no privacy/copyright issue.


Généralisation de représentations intermédiaires dans une carte topographique multi-échelle pour faciliter la navigation de l’utilisateur pdf

Author Marion Dumont, IGN, Université Paris Est, France
Language French
Keywords Multi-scale maps, smooth zooming, map generalisation, abstraction, user survey


Interactions entre niveaux dans un modèle orienté agent de généralisation cartographique : Le modèle DIOGEN pdf

Author Adrien Maudet, IGN, Université Paris Est, France
Language French
Keywords map generalisation, multi-agent systems, multi-level, artificial intelligence, spatial relation


A solution to the problem of the generalization of the Italian geographical databases from large to medium scale: approach definition, process design and operators implementation pdf

Author Sandro Savino, University of Padova, Italy
Language English
Keywords Model generalization, medium large scales, data enrichment, selection, typification, simplification


Web-based architecture for on-demand maps: integrating meaningful generalization processing pdf

Author Theodor Foerster, ITC, Faculty of University of Twente, Netherlands
Language English
Keywords Generalization operators, formalization, base maps, on-demand, user profiles, Web Processing Service, Generalization-enabled WMS, Clarity.