Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface


Analytic prioritization of indoor routes for search and rescue operations in hazardous environments (2017)
Journal Article
Zverovich, V., Mahdjoubi, L., Boguslawski, P., & Fadli, F. (2017). Analytic prioritization of indoor routes for search and rescue operations in hazardous environments. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 32(9), 727-747. https://doi.org/10.1111/mice.12260

Applications to prioritize indoor routes for emergency situations in a complex built facility have been restricted to building simulations and network approaches. These types of applications often failed to account for the complexity and trade-offs... Read More about Analytic prioritization of indoor routes for search and rescue operations in hazardous environments.

From LiDAR data towards HBIM for energy analysis (2017)
Book Chapter
Díaz Vilariño, L., Boguslawski, P., Azenha, M., Mahdjoubi, L., Lourenço, P. B., & Arias, P. (2017). From LiDAR data towards HBIM for energy analysis. In K. Dewidar, G. Nagy, S. Hawas, L. Mahdjoubi, J. Counsell, & Y. Arayici (Eds.), Heritage Building Information Modelling, 224-241. Routledge

Knowledge about heritage buildings and structures is interesting for a wide variety of stakeholders, ranging from architects to operators or the public administration. Such knowledge includes a large variety of physical and functional characteristics... Read More about From LiDAR data towards HBIM for energy analysis.

Snake Energy Analysis and Result Validation for a Mobile Laser Scanning Data-Based Automated Road Edge Extraction Algorithm (2017)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Lewis, P., McElhinney, C. P., Boguslawski, P., & McCarthy, T. (2017). Snake Energy Analysis and Result Validation for a Mobile Laser Scanning Data-Based Automated Road Edge Extraction Algorithm. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10(2), 763-773. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2564984

© 2008-2012 IEEE. The negative impact of road accidents cannot be ignored in terms of the very sizeable social and economic loss. Road infrastructure has been identified as one of the main causes of the road accidents. They are required to be recorde... Read More about Snake Energy Analysis and Result Validation for a Mobile Laser Scanning Data-Based Automated Road Edge Extraction Algorithm.

The potential of the 3D Dual Half-Edge (DHE) data structure for integrated 2D-Space and scale modelling: A review (2017)
Journal Article
Abdul Rahman, A., Karim, H., Abdul Rahman, A., Boguslawski, P., Meijers, M., & van Oosterom, P. (2017). The potential of the 3D Dual Half-Edge (DHE) data structure for integrated 2D-Space and scale modelling: A review. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25691-7_27

© 2017, Springer International Publishing AG. Scaling factor is one of the most crucial aspect in 2D and 3D models especially in computer graphics, CAD, GIS, and games. Different user or/and application need different scale models during various stag... Read More about The potential of the 3D Dual Half-Edge (DHE) data structure for integrated 2D-Space and scale modelling: A review.

A hybrid 3D indoor space model (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Jamali, A., Abdul Rahman, A., & Boguslawski, P. (2016, October). A hybrid 3D indoor space model. Paper presented at 3rd International GeoAdvances Workshop

GIS integrates spatial information and spatial analysis. An important example of such integration is for emergency response which requires route planning inside and outside of a building. Route planning requires detailed information related to indoor... Read More about A hybrid 3D indoor space model.

Generalization technique for 2D+Scale DHE data model (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Karim, H., Abdul Rahman, A., & Boguslawski, P. (2016, October). Generalization technique for 2D+Scale DHE data model. Paper presented at 3rd International GeoAdvances Workshop

Different users or applications need different scale model especially in computer application such as game visualization and GIS modelling. Some issues has been raised on fulfilling GIS requirement of retaining the details while minimizing the redund... Read More about Generalization technique for 2D+Scale DHE data model.

3D topologial indoor building modeling integrated with open street map (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Jamali, A., Abdul Rahman, A., & Boguslawski, P. (2016, October). 3D topologial indoor building modeling integrated with open street map. Paper presented at International Conference on Geomatic and Geospatial Technology (GGT) 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

the most crucial aspect of a building survey. The interiors of the buildings need to be described along with the relative locations of the rooms, corridors, doors and exits in many kinds of emergency response, such as fire, bombs, smoke, and pollutio... Read More about 3D topologial indoor building modeling integrated with open street map.

Automated construction of variable density navigable networks in a 3D indoor environment for emergency response (2016)
Journal Article
Boguslawski, P., Mahdjoubi, L., Zverovich, V., & Fadli, F. (2016). Automated construction of variable density navigable networks in a 3D indoor environment for emergency response. Automation in Construction, 72(2), 115-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2016.08.041

Widespread human-induced or natural threats on buildings and their users have made preparedness and quick response as crucial issues for saving human lives. Available information about an emergency scene, e.g. the building structure, material and tra... Read More about Automated construction of variable density navigable networks in a 3D indoor environment for emergency response.

Indoor navigation from point clouds: 3D modelling and obstacle detection (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Díaz Vilariño, L., Boguslawski, P., Khoshelham, K., Lorenzo, H., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2016, July). Indoor navigation from point clouds: 3D modelling and obstacle detection. Paper presented at XXIII ISPRS Congress 2016

In the recent years, indoor modelling and navigation has become a research of interest because many stakeholders require navigation assistance in various application scenarios. The navigational assistance for blind or wheelchair people, building cris... Read More about Indoor navigation from point clouds: 3D modelling and obstacle detection.

Two-graph building interior representation for emergency response applications (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Boguslawski, P., Mahdjoubi, L., Zverovich, V., & Fadli, F. (2016, July). Two-graph building interior representation for emergency response applications. Paper presented at XXIII ISPRS Congress 2016

Nowadays, in a rapidly developing urban environment with bigger and higher public buildings, disasters causing emergency situations and casualties are unavoidable. Preparedness and quick response are crucial issues saving human lives. Available infor... Read More about Two-graph building interior representation for emergency response applications.

CUBER: Critical Urban Buildings Emergency Response (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Mahdjoubi, L., Zverovich, V., Boguslawski, P., & Fadli, F. (2016, June). CUBER: Critical Urban Buildings Emergency Response. Poster presented at The VC’s Staff Excellence Awards

When human-induced disasters (i.e. terrorist attacks, social unrest, fires), as well as natural disasters (i.e. floods, earthquake, climate change) take place in complex buildings, a short delay in response to an incident or a major event may mean a... Read More about CUBER: Critical Urban Buildings Emergency Response.

Emergency response in complex buildings: Automated selection of safest and balanced routes (2016)
Journal Article
Zverovich, V., Mahdjoubi, L., Boguslawski, P., Fadli, F., & Barki, H. (2016). Emergency response in complex buildings: Automated selection of safest and balanced routes. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 31(8), 617-632. https://doi.org/10.1111/mice.12197

The extreme importance of emergency response in complex buildings during natural and human-induced disasters has been widely acknowledged. In particular, there is a need for efficient algorithms for finding safest evacuation routes, which would take... Read More about Emergency response in complex buildings: Automated selection of safest and balanced routes.

The dual half-edge-a topological primal/dual data structure and construction operators for modelling and manipulating cell complexes (2016)
Journal Article
Boguslawski, P., & Gold, C. (2016). The dual half-edge-a topological primal/dual data structure and construction operators for modelling and manipulating cell complexes. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 5(2), 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi5020019

© 2016 by the authors. There is an increasing need for building models that permit interior navigation, e.g., for escape route analysis. This paper presents a non-manifold Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data structure, the dual half-edge based on the Po... Read More about The dual half-edge-a topological primal/dual data structure and construction operators for modelling and manipulating cell complexes.

3D capture techniques for BIM enabled LCM (2016)
Journal Article
Fadli, F., Barki, H., Shaat, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Boguslawski, P., & Zverovich, V. (2016). 3D capture techniques for BIM enabled LCM. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 467, 183-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33111-9_17

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2016. As a special kind of Product Life cyle Management (PLM), Building Life cycle Management (BLM) is a centric activity for facility owners and managers. This fact motivates the adoption of... Read More about 3D capture techniques for BIM enabled LCM.

3D indoor building environment reconstruction using calibration of rangefinder data (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Jamali, A., Anton, F., Abdul Rahman, A., Boguslawski, P., & Gold, C. (2015, October). 3D indoor building environment reconstruction using calibration of rangefinder data. Paper presented at Joint International Geoinformation Conference 2015

Nowadays, municipalities intend to have 3D city models for facility management, disaster management and architectural planning. 3D data acquisition can be done by laser scanning for indoor environment which is a costly and time consuming process. Cur... Read More about 3D indoor building environment reconstruction using calibration of rangefinder data.

An automated 3D indoor topological navigation network modelling (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Jamali, A., Abdul Rahman, A., Boguslawski, P., & Gold, C. (2015, October). An automated 3D indoor topological navigation network modelling. Paper presented at Joint International Geoinformation Conference 2015

Indoor navigation is important for various applications such as disaster management and safety analysis. In the last decade, indoor environment has been a focus of wide research; that includes developing techniques for acquiring indoor data (e.g. Ter... Read More about An automated 3D indoor topological navigation network modelling.

Buildings and terrain unified – multidimensional dual data structure for GIS (2015)
Journal Article
Boguslawski, P., & Gold, C. (2015). Buildings and terrain unified – multidimensional dual data structure for GIS. Geo-Spatial Information Scienc, 18(4), 151-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/10095020.2015.1123428

© 2016 Wuhan University. 3D city models are widely used in many disciplines and applications, such as urban planning, disaster management, and environmental simulation. Usually, the terrain and embedded objects like buildings are taken into considera... Read More about Buildings and terrain unified – multidimensional dual data structure for GIS.

An automated 3D modeling of topological indoor navigation network (2015)
Journal Article
Gold, C. M., Jamali, A., Abdul Rahman, A., Boguslawski, P., Kumar, P., & Gold, C. (2017). An automated 3D modeling of topological indoor navigation network. GeoJournal, 82(1), 157-170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-015-9675-x

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Indoor navigation is important for various applications such as disaster management, building modeling, safety analysis etc. In the last decade, indoor environment has been a focus of wide research t... Read More about An automated 3D modeling of topological indoor navigation network.

3D scene capture: A comprehensive review of techniques and tools for efficient Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Emergency Preparedness (EP) applications (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fadli, F., Barki, H., Boguslawski, P., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2015, September). 3D scene capture: A comprehensive review of techniques and tools for efficient Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Emergency Preparedness (EP) applications. Paper presented at International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations - BIM 2015

3D scene capture is a critical task in many domains, especially for BIM model reconstruction of existing facilities, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), and Emergency Preparedness (EP). While initial CAD/GIS plans and drawings, if they exist, represent a va... Read More about 3D scene capture: A comprehensive review of techniques and tools for efficient Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Emergency Preparedness (EP) applications.

BIM models generation from 2D CAD drawings and 3D scans: An analysis of challenges and opportunities for AEC practitioners (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Barki, H., Fadli, F., Shaat, A., Boguslawski, P., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2015, September). BIM models generation from 2D CAD drawings and 3D scans: An analysis of challenges and opportunities for AEC practitioners. Paper presented at International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations - BIM 2015

Despite the recent and significant developments of BIM tools, available evidence reveals that current trends in BIM are tailored towards the design and construction phases of new projects, while most of the already existing projects, traditionally de... Read More about BIM models generation from 2D CAD drawings and 3D scans: An analysis of challenges and opportunities for AEC practitioners.