Advanced Geospatial Technology Research Unit

Advanced Geospatial Technologies Research Unit is defined as a research organization made up of the specialist group of Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) faculty members who collaborate on an area of geospatial research, and work together to provide added value to each other. This research unit focuses on developing in geospatial knowledge for doing research especially geospatial data and technologies including frontier research on smart city, precision agriculture and smart environment.

I. Motivation

With Thailand’s urbanization and the development of frontier research under Thailand 4.0, space-time analysis is a rapidly growing research frontier and become a core components of the digital economy. Advances in integrated GPS/GIS technologies; the availability of large datasets (over time and space – spatial Big Data); and increased capacity to manage (cloud computing); integrate, model, and visualize complex data in (near) real time offer the GIS communities extraordinary opportunities to begin to integrate sophisticated space-time analysis and models in the study of complex environmental and social systems. Therefore, geospatial technologies are becoming parts of humans’ daily life. The technology is beginning to use data derived from GIS and/or perform analysis based on spatial data processing, analysis and visualization. Currently, the innovation and technology are highly developed for supporting in the digital age including advance geospatial technology such as GNSS, indoor navigation, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and precision farming.

II. Members

There are seven SIIT faculty members. Everyone has deep and specialize knowledge in the scopes that can be applied to solve the real world problems and/or situations. The ability and potentially of each member in different fields are described as follow:

 Dr. Teerayut Horanont

 (Assistant Professor)

Geospatial data specialist and Urban mobility analysis:

Geographic Information System (GIS), Urban Computing, Indoor Navigation, Geospatial Big Data Platform Development and Analysis, Smart City and Precision Agriculture, Open Source Software, and Open Standards Development

 Dr. Virach Sornlertlamvanich

Digitized Thailand, Language Resource: Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine translation, Knowledge representation, Interlingua (language intermediate representation), Corpus-based approach NLP, Stochastic approach NLP, Syntactic and morphological analysis, Open source software activities, Information retrieval/extraction, Text summarization, Web language engineering, Social networking system, Mobile application, Data mining and big data

 Dr. Thanaruk Theeramunkong


Natural language processing, Knowledge Science and Engineering:

Robust NLP and Linguistic Knowledge Acquisition, Text Interpretation, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge data discovery, Information retrieval, Data mining, Machine Leaning (ML), and Intelligent information systems.

 Asst. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duy Hung

 (Assistant Professor)

Remote Sensing and GIS:

Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agents, Argumentation, Proof Procedures, Dialogues, Contract Dispute Resolution Systems

 Dr. Ryoju Hamada

 (Associate Professor)

Business Simulation, Gaming, Internet and Law:

Law and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business Game

 Dr. Mongkut Piantanakulchai

 (Associate Professor)

Transportation and Optimization: Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), Multicriteria decision making in transportation planning, Activity based travel demand modeling, Computable general equilibrium modelling for transport and energy policy studies, Evacuation planning, Traffic simulation

 Dr. Paiboon Sreearunothai

 (Assistant Professor)

Nanomaterials for environmental/ sensing applications:

Nanomaterials, Photo-Active Materials, Sensors, Environmental Technology, Optical and Time-Resolved Instrumentation.

 Dr. Sun Olapiriyakul

 (Assistant Professor)

Assessment of environmental:

Lifecycle Engineering and Environmental Impact Assessment, Exergy and Resource Accounting, Design-for-Environment (DFE)

III. Objectives

A. Short Term Objectives

  1. Analyzing the capability of geospatial technologies to develop tools/technologies for supporting and managing of Thailand’s 4.0 strategy and making a very positive impact for the society.
  2. Transferring knowledge to society through collaborative research, seminars, and publications.

B.Long Term Objectives

  1. The long term mission of the Advanced Geospatial Technology (AGT) Research Unit is to encourage the highest quality in frontier research using geospatial technology to promote excellence and innovation for SIIT.
  2. Providing interdisciplinary research training and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Provide support grants for research to student with the aim of promoting productive research.

IV. Research Projects: Past and Current

A) International Journals:

Horanont, T., Phiboonbanakit, T. & Phithakkitnukoon, S., (2018). Resembling Population Density Distribution with Massive Mobile Phone Data. Data Science Journal. 17, p.24. DOI:

Ghimire, S. and Horanont, T., "Evaluating the accuracy of modified near infrared camera with wide FOV in monitoring crop health", International Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 75-85, October-December 2017.

Boonnam,  N., Pitakphongmetha,  J., Kajornkasirat,  S.,  Horanont,   T., Somkiadcharoen,   D., Prapakornpilai, J., "Optimal plant growth in smart farm hydroponics system using the integration of wireless sensor networks into internet of things", Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 1006-1012, 10 July 2017.

Saelee, S. and Horanont, T., "Optimal Placement of EV Charging Station Considering the Road Traffic Volume and EV Running Distance", Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 19-23, June 2016.

Phithakkitnukoon, S., Horanont, T., Witayangkurn, A., Siri, R., Sekimoto, Y., Shibasaki, R., "Understanding tourist behavior using large-scale mobile sensing approach: a case study of mobile phone users in Japan", Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Vol. 18, pp. 18-39, 2015.

Bang, Tran Sy and Virach Sornlertlamvanich (2018). Sentiment classification for hotel booking review based on sentence dependency structure and sub-opinion analysis, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E101-D, No. 4, April 2018, pp. 909-916.

La-or Kovavisaruch; Taweesak Sanpechuda; Krisada Chinda; Pobsit Kamolvej; and Virach Sornlertlamvanich  (2017). Museum  layout  evaluation  based  on   visitor   statistical history, Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 3, June 2017, pp. 615-622.

Siriwon Taewijit; Thanaruk Theeramunkong; and Mitsuru Ikeda (2017). Distant supervision with transductive learning for adverse drug reaction identification from electronic medical records, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Vol. 2017, 26 September 2017, Article No. 7575280, 21 p.

Rassarin Chinnachodteeranun; Nguyen Duy Hung; Kiyoshi Honda; Amor V. M. Ines; and Eunjin Han (2016). Designing implementing weather generators as web services, Future Internet, Vol. 8, No. 4, 15 December 2016, Article No. 55, 24 p.

Sun Olapiriyakul (2017). Designing a sustainable municipal solid waste management system in Pathum Thani, Thailand, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, 2017, pp. 37-59.

B) International Conferences:

Ukrish Vanichrujee; Teerayut Horanont; Thanaruk Theeramunkong;  Wasan  Pattara-  atikom; Takahiro Shinozaki (2018). Taxi demand prediction using ensemble model based on RNNs and XGBOOST. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Embedded Systems and Intelligent Technology (ICESIT 2018) in cooperation with The 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (IC- ICTES 2018), 7-9 May 2018, Khon Kaen, Thailand, pp. 130-135.

Supatana Hengyotmark; Teerayut Horanont; Kamol Kaemarungsi; and Kazuhiko Fukawa (2018). Pseudo-ranging based on round-trip time of bluetooth low energy beacons, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing: Recent Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2017: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (IC2IT 2017), 6-7 July 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, Vol. 566, 2018, pp. 202-211.

Ghimire, Suman; and Teerayut Horanont (2017). Assessing banana growth in tropical farmland of Thailand using multitemporal crop surface model. In Proceedings of the 12th GMSARN International Conference on Energy Connectivity, Environment, and Development in GMS (GMSARN 2017), 28-30 November 2017, Danang, Vietnam, 5 p.

Pichaya Prasertsung; and Teerayut Horanont (2017). How does coffee shop get crowded?: using WiFi footprints to deliver insights into the success of promotion. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UBICOMP/ISWC ’17 ADJUNCT): Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications (PURBA 2017), 11-15 September 2017, Maui, Hawaii, United States, pp. 421-426.

Waranrach Viriyavit; Virach Sornlertlamvanich; Waree Kongprawechnon; and Panita Pongpaibool (2017). Bed posture classification using noninvasive bed sensors for elderly care. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC 2017), 5-9 June 2017, Krabi, Thailand, pp. 396-407.

Phalakron Nilkhet and Thanaruk Theeramunkong (2018). Honey bee waggle dance detection using vision-based object detection and tracking. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Embedded Systems and Intelligent Technology (ICESIT 2018) in cooperation with The 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems (IC-ICTES 2018), 7-9 May 2018, Khon Kaen, Thailand, pp. 92-96.

Hamada, Ryoju; Tomomi Kaneko; and Masahiro Hiji (2018). Development of BASE manufacturing business board game, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Simulation Gaming: Applications for Sustainable Cities and Smart Infrastructures: Proceedings of the 48th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference (ISAGA 2017), 10-14 July 2017, Delft, The Netherlands, Vol. 10825, April 2018, pp. 34-40.

Vikrom Maikaensarn and Mongkut Piantanakulchai (2018). Traffic monitoring using Wi-Fi probes, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Engineering Science and Innovative Technology (ESIT 2018), 19-22 April 2018, Phang-Nga, Thailand, pp. 145-150.

T. Tubthong; A. Wisitsoraat; C. Tansarawiput; P. Opaprakasit; and P. Sreearunothai. Development of ammonia gas sensor based on Ni-doped reduce graphene oxide, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018), 4-7 July 2018, Phuket, Thailand, 760-763 (2018).

Worapong Chaidilok and Sun Olapiriyakul (2017). A framework of factors affecting supply chain flood resilience. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities (ICSGSC 2017), 23-26 July 2017, Singapore, pp. 84-88.

Thi Truong Nguyen and Sun Olapiriyakul (2016). Optimizing facility location decisions considering health impact on local population, Procedia CIRP: Proceedings of the 13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM), 16-18 September 2015, Binh Duong, Vietnam, Vol. 40, 2016, pp. 289-294.