Dr Martin Tomko

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: B304
  • Building: Engineering Block B
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Geographic Information Retrieval (annotation, search and retrieval, and ranking of spatially related data)
  • Spatial information science (spatial communication)
  • Spatial infrastructures (eResearch infrastructure in the spatial domain)

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I am a Lecturer in the discipline of Geomatics with research interests in the area of Spatial Information Science, spatial network analysis, urban structure analysis and geographic information retrieval. My research thus contributes to numerous areas of spatial cognitive engineering.  I have a broad experience in design, implementation and management of the technical aspects of large-scale geospatial infrastructures and data handling, such as the design and implementation of a strategic Australian eResearch portal AURIN - The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network's flagship product.

Recent publications

  1. Ren Y, Tomko M, Salim FD, Chan J, Clarke CLA, Sanderson M. A Location-Query-Browse Graph for Contextual Recommendation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE AND DATA ENGINEERING. IEEE Computer Society. 2018, Vol. 30, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1109/TKDE.2017.2766059
  2. Ren Y, Tomko M, Salim FD, Ong K, Sanderson M. Analyzing Web Behavior in Indoor Retail Spaces. JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. John Wiley & Sons. 2017, Vol. 68, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23587
  3. Ren Y, Salim FD, Tomko M, Bai YB, Chan J, Qin KK, Sanderson M. D-Log: A WiFi Log-based differential scheme for enhanced indoor localization with single RSSI source and infrequent sampling rate. PERVASIVE AND MOBILE COMPUTING. Elsevier. 2017, Vol. 37. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2016.09.018
  4. Majic I, Winter S, Tomko M. Finding equivalent keys in OpenStreetMap: Semantic similarity computation based on extensional definitions. Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on GeoAI: AI and Deep Learning for Geographic Knowledge Discovery, GeoAI 2017. 2017. DOI: 10.1145/3149808.3149813
  5. Winter S, Tomko M, Vasardani M, Richter K-F, Khoshelham K. Indoor localization and navigation independent of sensor based technologies. SIGSPATIAL Special. Association for Computing Machinery. 2017, Vol. 9, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1145/3124104.3124109
  6. Zhao H, Winter S, Tomko M. Integrating Decentralized Indoor Evacuation with Information Depositories in the Field. ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION. MDPI AG. 2017, Vol. 6, Issue 7. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi6070213
  7. Maguire S, Tomko M. Ripe for the picking? Dataset maturity assessment based on temporal dynamics of feature definitions. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2017, Vol. 31, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2017.1287370
  8. Scheider S, Tomko M. Knowing Whether Spatio-Temporal Analysis Procedures Are Applicable to Datasets. 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS). IOS Press. 2016, Vol. 283. Editors: Ferrario R, Kuhn W. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-660-6-67
  9. Richter K-F, Tomko M, Coltekin A. Are We There Yet? Spatial Cognitive Engineering for Situated Human-Computer Interaction. CESIP 2015 Workshop. 2015.
  10. Tomko M, Richter K-F. Defensive Wayfinding: Incongruent Information in Route Following. 12th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT). Springer Verlag. 2015, Vol. 9368. Editors: Fabrikant SI, Raubal M, Bertolotto M, Davies C, Freundschuh S, Bell S. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23374-1_20
  11. Widjaja I, Russo P, Pettit C, Sinnott R, Tomko M. Modeling coordinated multiple views of heterogeneous data cubes for urban visual analytics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL EARTH. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2015, Vol. 8, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2014.942713
  12. Pettit C, Stimson R, Nino-Ruiz M, Morandini L, Widjaja I, Delaney P, Tomko M, Sinnott R, Randolph B, Kvan T. Supporting Urban Informatics through a Big Data Analytics Online Workbench. Proceedings of the Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics. 2015.
  13. Sinnott R, Bayliss C, Bromage A, Galang G, Grazioli G, Greenwood P, MacAulay A, Morandini L, Karami Nogoorani G, Nino-Ruiz M, Tomko M, Pettit C, Sarwar M, Stimson R, Voorsluys W, Widjaja I. The Australia urban research gateway. CONCURRENCY AND COMPUTATION-PRACTICE & EXPERIENCE. John Wiley & Sons. 2015, Vol. 27, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3282
  14. Bai YB, Wu S, Ren Y, Ong K, Retscher G, Kealy A, Tomko M, Sanderson M, Wu H, Zhang K. A New Approach for Indoor Customer Tracking Based on a Single Wi-Fi Connection. 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDOOR POSITIONING AND INDOOR NAVIGATION (IPIN). IEEE. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/IPIN.2014.7275489
  15. Bai YB, Wu S, Retscher G, Kealy A, Holden L, Tomko M, Borriak A, Hu B, Wu HR, Zhang K. A new method for improving Wi-Fi-based indoor positioning accuracy. JOURNAL OF LOCATION BASED SERVICES. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2014, Vol. 8, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1080/17489725.2014.977362

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