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Ali Mansourian

Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer

My research interests are mainly in:

  • Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), Spatially enabled e-government, Linked Data
  • Web GIS and Geospatial Web services
  • Advanced modeling for applied GISs with main focus on Health and Spatial Epidemiology, Disaster Management, and Urban Planning.

I am a board member of Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), since October 2015. I have been involved, as director or advisor, in several international and national research projects relevant to SDI and GIS. I am part of the GIS Centre at Lund University and the department’s group in Geographical Information Sciences. The courses that I mainly teach in are: Web GIS, geographical databases, open source GIS, and spatial data infrastructure (SDI). For more information, please visit my personal homepage.



Kyriakidis, Ph., Hadjimitsis, D., Skarlatos, D., Mansourian, A. (Eds.) (2019). Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, p. 366.

Mansourian A., Pilesjo, P., Harrie, L., van Lammeren, R. (Eds.) (2018). Geospatial Technologies for all, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, p. 382.


Publications in Scientific Journals (74 papers)

  1. Farnaghi, M., Ghaemi, Z., Mansourian, A. (2020). Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Tweet Mining for Event Detection: A Case Study of Hurricane Florence, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 11, 378393.
  2. Lubida, A.P., Rajabi, M., Pilesjo, P., Mansourian, A. (2020). Investigating an Agent Based Modelling approach for SDI planning: A case study of Tanzania NSDI development, South African Journal of Geomatics, 9 (2), 198-218.
  3. Huang, W., Kazemzadeh, K., Mansourian, A., Harrie, L. (2020). Towards Knowledge-Based Geospatial Data Integration and Visualization: A Case of Visualizing Urban Bicycling Suitability, IEEE Access, 8, 85473-85489.
  4. Sekulic, M., Siljeg, A., Mansourian, A., Watson, L., Cavric, B.I. (2020). Multi-Criteria Spatial-Basde Modelling for Optimal Alignment of Road By-passes in the Tlokweng Planning Area, Botswana, Journal of Spatial Science.
  5. Niyomubyeyi, O., Eduardo Sicuaio, T., Diaz González, J.I., Pilesjo, P., Mansourian, A. (2020). A Comparative Study of Four Metaheuristic Algorithms, AMOSA, MOABC, MSPSO, and NSGA-II for Evacuation Planning, Algorithms, 13(1), 16, 1-21.
  6. Jeihouni, M., Toomanian, A., Mansourian, A. (2020). Decision Tree-Based Data Mining and Rule Induction for Identifying High Quality Groundwater Zones to Water Supply Management: a Novel Hybrid Use of Data Mining and GIS, Water Resource Management, 34, 139-154.
  7. Ongaya, K., Aturinde, A., Farnaghi, M., Mansourian, A., Maiga, G., Oyo, B., Bagarukayo, E. (2020). Spatiotemporal Analysis of Nodding Syndrome in Northern Uganda 1990-2014, Health, 12, 180-193.
  8. Aturinde, A., Nakasi, R., Farnaghi, M., Maiga, G., Pilesjö, P., Mansourian, A. (2019). Establishing Spatially-enabled Health Registry Systems using Implicit Spatial Data Pools: Case Study - Uganda, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 19:215.
  9. Aturinde, A., Farnaghi, M., Pilesjö, P., Mansourian, A. (2019). Spatial Analysis of HIV-TB Co-clustering in Uganda, BMC Infectious Diseases, 19:612.
  10. Masoumi, Z., Coello Coello, C.A., Mansourian, A. (2019). Dynamic Urban Land-Use Change Management using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms, Soft Computing, 24, 41654190.
  11. AhangarCani, M., Farnaghi, M., Shirzadi, M.R., Mansourian, A. (2019). Predictive Risk Mapping of Human Leptospirosis using Support Vector Machine and Multilayer Perceptron, Geospatial Health, 14:711.
  12. Niyomubyeyi, O., Pilesjo, P., Mansourian, A. (2019). Evacuation Planning Optimization Based on a Multi-Objective Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(3), 110.
  13. Yousefzadeh, M., Farnaghi, M., Pilesjo, P., Mansourian, A. (2019). Proposing and investigating PCAMARS as a novel model for NO2 interpolation, Environmental monitoring and Assessment, 191:183.
  14. Lubida, A., Veysipanah, M., Pilesjo, P., Mansourian, A. (2019). Land-use Planning for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa: A Spatial and Multiobjective Optimization Approach, Geodesy and Cartography Journal, 45:1, 1-15.
  15. Farnaghi, M., Mansourian, A. (2018). Multi-agent Planning for Automatic Geospatial Web Service Composition in Geoportals, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(10), 404.
  16. Rajabi, M.R., Mansourian, A., Pilesjo, P., Åström, D.O., Cederin, K., Sundquist, K. (2018). Exploring spatial patterns of cardiovascular disease in Sweden between 2000 and 2010, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 46(6).
  17. Huang, W., Mansourian, A., Abdolmajidi, E., Xu, H., Harrie, L. (2018). Synchronising Geometric Representations for Map Mashups Using Relative Positioning and Linked Data, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), 32 (6), 1117-1137.
  18. Rajabi, M.R., Mansourian, A., Pilesjo, P.m Shirzadi, M.R., Fadaei, R., Ramazanpour, J. (2018). A spatially explicit agent-based simulation model of a reservoir host of cutaneous leishmaniasis, Rhombomys opimus, Ecological Modelling, 370, 33-49.
  19. Pilesjo, P., Mansourian, A., Runnstrom, M., Groth, R., et al. (2018). Features of the international MSc educational programme in environmental management and modelling, Geodesy and Cartography Journal, 44(4), 134-139.
  20. Masoumi, Z., Maleki, J., Mesgari, M., Mansourian, A. (2017). Using an Evolutionary Algorithm in Multiobjective Geographic Analysis for Land Use Allocation and Decision Supporting, Geographical Analysis, 49(1), 58-83.
  21. Rajabi, M., pilesjo, P., Bazmani, A., Mansourian, A. (2016). Identification of Visceral Leishmaniasis-Susceptible Areas using Spatial Modelling in Southern Caucasus, Zoonoses and Public Health, 64(7), e5-e22.
  22. Rajabi, M.R., Pilesjo, P., Shirzadi, M.R., Fadaei, R., Mansourian, A. (2016). A spatially explicit agent-based modeling approach for the spread of cutaneous leishmaniasis disease in central Iran, Isfahan, Environmental Modelling & Software, 82, 330-346.
  23. Abdolmajidi, E., Harrie, L., Mansourian, A. (2016). The stock‑flow model of spatial data infrastructure development refined by fuzzy logic, Springer Plus, 5(267), 1-20. DOI 10.1186/s40064‑016‑1922‑1
  24. Kazi M.U., Mansourian, A. (2016). Evaluation of land suitability for urban land-use planning: case study Dhaka City, Transactions in GIS, 20(1),20-37.
  25. Pezeshki, Z., Tafazzoli-shadpour, M., Nejadgholi, I., Mansourian, A., Rahbar, M. (2016). Model of Cholera Forecasting Using Artificial neural Network in Chabahar City, Iran. International Journal of Enteric Pathogens, 4(1), doi: 10.17795/ijep31445
  26. Abdolmajidi, E., Mansourian, A., Will, J., Harrie, L. (2015). Matching authority and VGI road networks using an extended node-based matching algorithm, Geo-spatial Information Science, 18(2-3),65-80.
  27. Mansourian, A., Lubida, A., Pilesjo, P., Abdolmajidi, E., Lassi, M. (2015). SDI planning using the system dynamics technique within a community of practice: lessons learnt from Tanzania, Geo-spatial Information Science, 18(2-3),97-110.
  28. Rajabi, M. R., Mansourian, A., Pilesjo, P., Bazmany, A. (2014). Environmental modelling of visceral leishmaniasis by susceptibility-mapping using neural networks: a case study in north-western Iran, Geospatial Health, 9(1), 179-191.
  29. Shaygan, M., Alimohammadi, A., Mansourian, A., Govara, Z.S., Kalami, S.M. (2014). Spatial multi-objective optimization approach for land use allocation using NSGA-II, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7(3), 906–916
  30. Farnaghi, M., Mansourian, A. (2013).  Disaster planning using automated composition of semantic OGC web services: A case study in sheltering, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 41, 204-218
  31. Farnaghi, M., Mansourian, A. (2013).  Automatic Composition of WSMO based Geospatial Semantic Web Services using Artificial Intelligence Planning, Journal of Spatial Science, 58(2), 235-250.
  32. Toomanian, A., Harrie, L., Mansourian, A., Pilesjo, P. (2013). Automatic integration of spatial data in viewing services, Journal of Spatial Information Science, 6, 43-58.
  33. Aghamohammadi, H., Mesgari, M.S., Mansourian, A., Molaei, D. (2013). Seismic human loss estimation for an earthquake disaster using neural network, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 10(5), 931-939.
  34. Pezeshki, Z., Tafazzoli, M., Mansourian, A., Eshrati, B., Omidi, E., Nejadqoli, I. (2012). Model of cholera dissemination using geographic information systems and fuzzy clustering means: Case study, Chabahar and Iran, Public Health, 126(10), 881-887.
  35. Rajabi, M.R., Mansourian, A., Bazmani, A. (2012). Susceptibility mapping of visceral leishmaniasis based on fuzzy modelling and group decision-making methods, Geospatial Health, 7(1), 37-50.
  36. Mansourian, A., Abdolmajidi, E. (2011). Investigating the system dynamics technique for the modeling and simulation of the development of spatial data infrastructures, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), 25(12), 2001-2023.
  37. Mansourian, A., Taleai, M., Fasihi, A. (2011). A Web-based spatial decision support system to enhance public participation in urban planning process, Journal of Spatial Science, 56(2), 269-287.
  38. Masoomi, Z., Msgari, M.S., Mansourian, A. (2011). Solving industrial estates allocation problem using multi-objective optimization algorithms, Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 17(3), 503-510.
  39. Mansourian, A., Omidi, E., Toomanian, A., Harrie, L. (2011). Expert System to Enhance the Functionality of Clearinghouse Services, Journal of Computer, Environment and Urban Systems, 35(2), 159-172.
  40. Tashayo, B., Mansourian, A., Mesgari, M.S. (2011). Design and development of an integrated approach for on-demand production of road network map, International Review on Computers and Software, 6(3), 355-365.
  41. Toomanian, A., Mansourian, A., Harrie, L., Rydén, A. (2011). Using Balanced Scorecard for Evaluation of Spatial Data Infrastructures: a Swedish Case Study in accordance with INSPIRE, International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Researches, 6, 311-343.
  42. Haddadi, G., Sahebi, M., Mansourian, A. (2011). Polarimetric SAR Feature Selection Using a Genetic Algorithm, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(1), 27-36.
  43. Ardakani, A.S., Valadan Zoej, M.J., Mohammadzadeh, A., Mansourian, A. (2011). Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Fires Detected by MODIS Data in Northern Iran From 2001 to 2008, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 4(1), 216-225.
  44. Borna, K., Rajabi, M.R., Hamrah, M., Mansourian, A., Ebrahimi, F. (2011). Design and Development of an Event-based Model for Geo-spatial Information Systems in Accordance to the Concept of Dynamic Version, International Review on Computers and Software, 6(1), 140-149.
  45. Iranpanah, N., Mansourian, A., Tashayo, B., Haghighi, F. (2011). Spatial Semi-Parametric Bootstrap Method for Analysis of Kriging Predictor of Random Field, Procedia Environmental Sciences, 3, 81-86.
  46. Taleai, M., Mansourian, A., Sharifi, A. (2009). Surveying general prospects and challenges of GIS implementation in developing countries: a SWOT-AHP approach, Journal of Geographical Systems, 11(3), 291-310.
  47. Saadatseresht, M., Mansourian, A., Taleai, M. (2009). Evacuation Planning Using Multiobjective Evolutionary Optimization Approach, European Journal of Operational Researches, 198, 305-314.
  48. Dehghani, M., Valadan Zoej, M.J., Entezam, I., Mansourian, A., Saatchi, S. (2009). InSAR Monitoring of Progressive Land Subsidence in Neyshabour, Northeast Iran, Geophysical Journal International, 178, 47-56.
  49. Mansourian, A., Valadan Zoje, M.J., Mohammadzadeh, A. and Farnaghi, M. (2008). Design and Implementation of an on-Demand Feature Extraction Web Service to Facilitate Development of Spatial Data Infrastructures, Journal of Computer, Environment and Urban Systems, 32, 377-385.
  50. Mansourian, A., Farnaghi, M. and Taleai, M. (2008). Development of New Generations of Mobile GIS Systems Using Web Services Technologies: A Case Study for Emergency Management, Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(15), 2669-2677.
  51. Taleai, M., Mansourian, A. (2008). Using Delphi-AHP Method to Survey Major Factors Causing Urban Plan Implementation Failure, Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(15), 2746-2751.
  52. Mansourian, A., Valadan Zoje, M.J. (2008). Expanding SDI Hierarchy for Countries with Non-Federated System: A Case Study of Iran, World Applied Sciences Journal, 3(4), 597-602.
  53. Moghimi, E., Mansourian, A., Zarei Nejad M. and Moghimi, M.S. (2008). Utilization of Distributed Architecture Based on Internet GIS for Geomorphologic Data and Environmental Management: Case Study of Damavand Volcano Conic, Iran, American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(10), 1300-1307.
  54. Valadan Zoje, M.J., Mokhtarzadeh, M., Mansourian, A., Ebadi, H. and Sadeghian, S, (2007). Rational Function Optimization using Genetic Algorithms, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformatics, 9, 403-423.
  55. Mansourian, A., Rajabifard, A., Valadan Zoej, M.J. and Williamson, I.P. (2006). Using SDI and Web-Based Systems to Facilitate Disaster Management, Journal of Computers and GeoSciences, 32(6), 303-315.
  56. Mansourian, A., Rajabifard, A., Valadan Zoej, M.J. and Williamson, I.P. (2004). Facilitating Disaster Management Using SDI, Journal of Geospatial Engineering, 6(1), June 2004, Hong Kong.
  57. Farnaghi, A., Mansourian, A. (2013). Automatic composition of spatial web services for the production of landslide maps, using artificial intelligence planning tachniques.
  58. Khoshamooz, G., Taleai, M., Mansourian, A. (2012). Development of a Spatial Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Intensive Energy Industries Land Use Planning, Journal of Environmental Studies, 38(62), 1-12.
  59. Babazadeh, N., Mansourian, A., Zareinejad, M., Farnaghi, M. (2012). Using spatial enabled e-government to improve the process of issuing industrial and mineral licenses: a case study for cement factory establishment, following environment constrains, Geosciences Scientific Quarterly Journal (ULUM-I ZAMIN), 21(82), 3-10
  60. Masoumi, Z., Mansourian, A., Mesgari, M.S. (2011). Using Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm for Site Selection of Industrial Factories, Journal of RS & GIS, 2(4), 1-22.
  61. Ghavami, S.M., Mansourian, A., Mesgari, M.S. (2011). Design and implementation of a distributed Web-based system for itinerary planning in uncertain urban multimodal network, Journal of RS & GIS, 8(1), 21-34.
  62. Narimany Rad, H., Mansourian, A., Mohammadzadeh, A. (2011). An image-based positioning system for UbiGISs, Journal of RS & GIS, 3(3), 61-76.
  63. Khoshamooz, G., Taleai, M., Mansourian, A. (2011). Genetic Algorithm to Solve Landuse Planning Problems, Quarterly Geographical Journal of Environmental Based Territorial Planning, 3(11), 85-98.
  64. Rajabi, M.R., Mansourian, A., Taleai, M. (2011). A Comparison Study between AHP, AHP-OWA and Fuzzy AHP-OWA Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Methods for Site Selection of Residential Complexes in Tabriz-Iran, Journal of Environmental Studies, 37(57), 77-92.
  65. Forootan, M., Mansourian, A., Zarei Nejad, M., Sahebi, M.R. (2011). Comparing the performance of MLP, RBF, PNN and GRNN neural networks for determining boreholes of porphyry copper in GIS, Geosciences Scientific Quarterly Journal (ULUM-I ZAMIN), 21(81), 15-22.
  66. Rajabi, M.R., Mansourian, A., Alimohammadi, A., Taleai, M. (2010). Spatial Optimization of Urban Design and Planning, Using Innovative Operators in NSGA-II, Journal of RS & GIS, 2(3), 21-42.
  67. Ardakani, A.S., Valadanzoje, M.J., Mohammadzadeh, A., Mansourian, A. (2010). Evaluation of Spatial and Temporal Accuracy of MODIS Satellite Images for Fire Detection, Journal of RS & GIS, 2(1), 37-50.
  68. Ardakani, A.S., Valadan Zoje, M.J., Mansourian, A. (2010). Spatial analysis of fire potential in Iran using RS and GIS, Journal of Environmental Studies, 35(52), 25-34.
  69. Tashayo, B., Mansourian, A., Mesgari, M.S. (2010). Design and Implementation of a Pattern-aware Service Oriented Architecture to Automate Road Network Generalization, Journal of Geospatial Information Technology (JGIT), 1(1), 73-94.
  70. Shahbazi, M., Mansourian, A. (2010). Using X3D Technology for the Development of 3D Geological Web GIS, Geosciences Scientific Quarterly Journal (ULUM-I ZAMIN), 20(77), 25-30.
  71. Mobaraki, A., Mansourian, A., Malek, M.R. (2009). Mobile GIS for Emergency Management in SDI Framework, Journal of RS & GIS, 1(3), 65-80.
  72. Saberian, J., Mansourian, A. (2009). Determination of the Uncertainty Derived from Input Data Path Finding Analysis Output, Journal of RS & GIS, 1(2), 63-76.
  73. Mansourian, A., Zarei Nejad, M., Moghimi, E. and Omidian, S. (2008). Design and Implementation of Damavand Geomorphologic-Environmental Database Using WebGIS, Geosciences Scientific Quarterly Journa (ULUM-I ZAMIN), 18(69), 74-85.
  74. Dehghan, M., Valadan Zoje, M.J., Mansourian, A. (2007). Study of 2D and 3D Geometric Models Applied on SAR Images (A Case Study in BAM Area), Geosciences Scientific Quarterly Journal (ULUM-I ZAMIN), 17(65), 186-194.
E-mail: ali [dot] mansourian [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se

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