Note that some of the publications may be available only in pre-print or draft versions. I try to update this list as soon as possible, but Google Scholar does sometimes a better job. Check my Scholar profile here.

Edited Volumes/Books

  1. Gensel, J., & Tomko, M. (Eds.). (2015). Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems. Proceedings of the 14th Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems Symposium, W2GIS2015, Grenoble, France, May 21-22, 2015 (Vol. 9080). Berlin: Springer.
  2. Tomko, M., Li, K.-J., & Bell, S. (2013). Fifth ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness, ISA 2013. Orlando, Fl: ACM.
  3. Tomko, M.; Richter, K-F (2009): Adaptation in Spatial Communication. AGILE Workshop on Adaptation in Spatial Communication 2009. SFB/TR 8 Report, University of Bremen / University of Freiburg, Germany.

Book Chapters

  1. Tomko, M., & Richter, K.-F. (2015). Defensive Wayfinding: Incongruent Information in Route Following. In S. I. Fabrikant, M. Raubal, M. Bertolotto, C. Davies, S. M. Freundschuh & S. Bell (Eds.), Spatial Information Theory. 12th International Conference, COSIT 2015, Santa Fe, NM (Vol. 9368): Springer. (accepted draft)
  2. Vasardani, M., Timpf, S., Winter, S., & Tomko, M. (2013). From Descriptions to Depictions: A Conceptual Framework. In T. Tenbrink, J. G. Stell, A. Galton & Z. Wood (Eds.), Conference on Spatial Information Theory. Proceedings of COSIT 2013 (Vol. 8116, pp. 299-319). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
  3. Pettit, C., Klosterman, R. E., Nino-Ruiz, M., Widjaja, I., Russo, P., Tomko, M., Widjaja, I., Sinnott, R., Stimson, R. (2013). The Online What if? Planning Support System. In S. Geertman, F. Toppen & J. Stillwell (Eds.), Planning Support Systems and Sustainable Urban Development (pp. 349-362). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
  4. Tomko, M.; Trautwein, F.; Purves, R. S. (2009): Identification of Practically Visible Spatial Objects in Natural Environments. proceedings of AGILE 2009, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria.
  5. Tomko, M.; Winter, S. (2006): Initial Entity Identification for Granular Route Directions.In: Kainz, W.; Reidl, A.; Elmes, G. (Eds.), Progress in Spatial Data Handling (proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling 2006. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria.
  6. Winter, S., Tomko, M. (2006): Translating the Web Semantics of Georeferences. In: Taniar, D., Wenny Rahayu, J. (Eds.), Web Semantics and Ontology. Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
    (draft version)

Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Maguire, S., & Tomko, M. (accepted 2017). Ripe for the Picking? Dataset Maturity Assessment based on Temporal Dynamics of Feature Definitions. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. doi:10.1080/13658816.2017.1287370 (pre-print), (supplementary material)
  2. Ren, Y., Salim, F., Tomko, M., Yuntian, B., Chan, J., Qin, K., & Sanderson, M. (2016). D-Log: A WiFi Log-based Differential Scheme for Enhanced Indoor Localization with Single RSSI Source and Infrequent Sampling. Pervasive and Mobile Computing. doi: (pre-print)
  3. Ren, Y., Tomko, M., Salim, F., Ong, K., & Sanderson, M. (2015). Analyzing Web Behaviour in Indoor Retail Spaces. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. (pre-print)
  4. Widjaja, I., P. Russo, C. Pettit, R. Sinnott and M. Tomko (2015). “Modeling Coordinated Multiple Views of Heterogeneous Data Cubes for Urban Visual Analytics.” International Journal of Digital Earth. DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2014.942713 (preprint)
  5. Sinnott, R. O., C. Bayliss, A. Bromage, G. Galang, G. Grazioli, P. Greenwood, A. Macaulay, L. Morandini, G. Nogoorani, M. Nino-Ruiz, M. Tomko, C. Pettit, M. Sarwar, R. Stimson, W. Voorsluys and I. Widjaja (2015). “The Australia urban research gateway.” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. DOI:10.1002/cpe.3282 (Publisher version)(author’s copy)
  6. Bai, Y. B., Wu, S., Retscher, G., Kealy, A., Holden, L., Tomko, M., Borriak, A., Hu, B., Wu, H. R. and Zhang, K. (2014). “A New Method for Improving Wi-Fi Based Indoor Positioning Accuracy.” Journal of Location Based Services. DOI: 10.1080/17489725.2014.977362 . Publisher link
  7. Tomko, M., & Winter, S. (2013). Describing the Functional Spatial Structure of Urban Environments. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 41, 177-187. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2013.05.002 . Preprint version. Publisher version.
  8. Javadi, B., Tomko, M., and Sinnott, R., (2013). Orchestration of Data-centric Workflows over Multi-cloud Environments. Future Generation Computer Systems.
  9. Ostermann, F., Tomko, M., & Purves, R. (2013). User Evaluation of Automatically Generated Keywords and Toponyms for Geo-Referenced Images. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 64(3), 480-499. DOI: 10.1002/asi.22738
  10. Tomko, M., & Purves, R. S. (2009): Venice, City of Canals: Characterizing Regions through Content Classification. Transactions in GIS. 13(3), 295-314.
  11. Tomko, M., & Winter, S. (2009): Pragmatic Construction of Destination Descriptions for Urban Environments.Spatial Cognition and Computation.9(1), 1-29. (draft version, preprint available upon request)
  12. Richter, K.-F., Tomko, M., & Winter, S. (2008): A Dialog-Driven Process of Generating Route Directions. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32(3), 233-245
  13. Tomko, M., Winter, S., & Claramunt, C. (2008): Experiential Hierarchies of Streets. (Draft Preprint) Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32(1), 41-52. (Publisher Website)
  14. Winter, S., Tomko, M., Elias, B., & Sester, M. (2008): Landmark Hierarchies in Context. (Preprint). Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 35(3), 381-398
  15. Tomko, M.; Winter, S. (2006): Recursive Construction of Granular Route Directions. Journal of Spatial Sciences, 51 (1): 101-115.

Full Paper Reviewed Conference Papers

For fully reviewed conferences, I try to post also the acceptance rate (if published), in [brackets].

  1. Scheider, S., and Tomko, M. (to appear, 2016). Knowing whether spatio-temporal analysis procedures are applicable to datasets. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), Annency, France. IOS Press. (pre-print)
  2. Richter, K.-F., Tomko, M., and Coltekin, A. (2015). Are We There Yet? Spatial Cognitive Engineering for Situated Human-Computer Interaction. Paper presented at the Cognitive Engineering for Spatial Information Processes: From User Interfaces to Model-Driven Design. Held in conjunction with COSIT 2015, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
  3. Kuliga, S., R. C. Dalton, M. Tomko and C. Hoelscher (2014). Tools, Stages and Perspective-Taking During the Architectural Process: Preliminary qualitative data from a university building case study in Australia. Design cognition and behavior: Usability in the built environment, Bremen, Germany.
  4. Pettit, C., Stimson, R., Nino-Ruiz, M., Morandini, L., Widjaja, I., Delaney, P., Tomko, M., Sinnott, R., Randolph, B. and Kvan, T. (2014). Supporting Urban Informatics through a Big Data Analytics Online Workbench. The Big Data and Urban Informatics Workshop 2014, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  5. Bai, Y. B., Wu, S., Ren, Y., Ong, K., Retscher, G., Kealy, A., Tomko, M., Wu, H. R. and Zhang, K. (2014). A New Approach for Indoor Customer Tracking Based on a Single Wi-Fi Connection. Fifth International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation IPIN2014, Busan, Korea, IEEE. (conference link)
  6. Ren, Y., Ong, K., Tomko, M. and Sanderson, M. (2014, poster). How People Use the Web in Large Indoor Spaces. 2014 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management CIKM 2014, Shanghai, China, ACM.
  7. Nino-Ruiz, M., Bayliss, C., Grazioli, G., Galang, G., Rabanal, R., Tomko, M., & Sinnott, R. (2014). Elastic Scaling of e-Infrastructures to Support Data-Intensive Research Collaborations. Paper presented at the Workshop on Tools and Technologies for Virtual Laboratories – TTVL 2014, 20-24 October 2014, Guarujá, SP, Brazil.
  8. Bai, Y. B., S. Wu, G. Retscher, A. Kealy, L. Holden, M. Tomko, A. Borriak, B. Hu, M. Sanderson, H. R. Wu and K. Zhang (2014). A New Method for Improving Wi-Fi Based In-door Positioning Accuracy. 11th International Symposium on Location-Based Services. G. Gartner, H. Huang, F. Ortag and M. Schmidt. Vienna, Austria, Springer. (please, cite the above JLPB paper)
  9. Ren, Y., Tomko, M., Ong, K., Yuntian, B., & Sanderson, M. (2014). The Influence of Indoor Spatial Context on User Information Behaviours. Paper presented at the Workshop on Information Access in Smart Cities, held in conjunction with the 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval ECIR 2014, Amsterdam, NL.
  10. Tomko, M., Bayliss, C., Galang, G., Chadwick, T., Cosford, J., & Sinnott, R. (2013). A Lightweight Authorization Mechanism for Spatially Enabled Health Data Services. Paper presented at the HealthGIS’13, Held in conjunciton with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2013, Orlando, Fl.
  11. Sinnott, R., Bayliss, C., Bromage, A., Galang, G., Grazioli, G., Greenwood, P., . . . Widjaja, I. (2013, 3-5 June). The Urban Research Gateway for Australia: Development of a Federated, Multi-disciplinary Research e-Infrastructure. Paper presented at the The 5th International Workshop on Science Gateways, Zurich, Switzerland.
  12. Sinnott, R. O., Bayliss, C., Morandini, L., & Tomko, M. (2013). Tools and Processes to Support the Development of a National Platform for Urban Research: Lessons (Being) Learnt from the AURIN Project. Paper presented at the 11th Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC 2013), , Adelaide, SA.
  13. Tomko, M., Bayliss, C., Widjaja, I., Greenwood, P., Galang, G., Koetsier, G., Sarwar, M., Nino-Ruiz, M., Mannix, D., Morandini, L., Voorsluys, W., Pettit, C., Stimson, R., Sinnott, R. (2012). The Design of a Flexible Web-based Analytical Platform for Urban Research. In ACM SIGSPATIAL 2012. [33%, Systems paper track] ACM link
  14. Sinnott, R. O., Bayliss, C., Galang, G., Greenwood, P., Koetsier, G., Mannix, D., Morandini, L., Nino-Ruiz, M., Pettit, C., Tomko, M., Sarwar, M., Stimson, R., Voorsluys, W., Widjaja, I. (2012). A Data-driven Urban Research Environment for Australia. In IEEE eScience 2012, Chicago, USA. [33%] IEEE link
  15. Sinnott, R., C. Bayliss, G. G. Galang, M. Damien & M. Tomko (2012). Security Attribute Aggregation Models for e-Research Collaborations. In TrustCom 2012. IEEE. [28%] IEEE link
  16. Pettit, C., I. Widjaja, R. Sinnott, R. J. Stimson & M. Tomko (2012). Visualisation Support for Exploring Urban Space and Place. In ISPRS Congress 2012. Melbourne, Australia: ISPRS.
  17. Javadi, B., Tomko, M., Sinnott, R. (2012). Decentralized Orchestration of Data-centric Workflows using Object Modeling System. In CCGrid 2012 – the 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing. Ottawa, Canada: IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.
  18. Stimson, R. J., Sinnott, R., Tomko, M. (2011). The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Initiative: A Platform Offering Data and Tools for Urban and Built Environment Researchers across Australia. In State of Australian Cities National Conference 2011, Melbourne, Australia.
  19. Sinnott, R., Galang, G. G., Tomko, M., Stimson, R. (2011). Towards an e-Infrastructure for Urban Research Across Australia. In 7th IEEE International Conference on eScience 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, IEEE, p. 295-302.
  20. Tomko, M., Galang, G. G. , Stimson, R. J., Sinnott, R. (2011). Towards an e-Infrastructure for Urban Research across Australia. In MODSIM 2011, 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, eds. F. Chan, D. Marinova & R. S. Anderssen, 3169-3176. Perth, Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  21. Fan, X., Aker, A., Tomko, M., Smart, P., Sanderson, M., & Gaizauskas, R. (2010). Automatic Image Captioning From the Web For GPS Photographs. Paper presented at the MMIR2010 – 11th ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval.
  22. Tomko, M.; Purves, R. S., 2008: Categorical Prominence and the Characteristic Description of Regions. Presented at the Semantic Web meets Geospatial Applications, held in conjunction with AGILE 2008, Girona, Spain. Workshop link
  23. Tomko, M.; Winter, S. (2005): Reconstruction of Scenes from Geo-Referenced Web Resources, Spatial Science Conference. Spatial Science Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

Other Conference Papers

  1. Vasardani, M.; Tomko, M.; Winter, S. (2016): The Cognitive Aspect of Place Properties, GIScience 2016, Montreal, Canada.
  2. Winter, S.; Baldwin, T.; Renz, J.; Tomko, M.; Kuhn, W. (2016): Place knowledge as a trans-disciplinary research challenge for Geographic Information Science. In: Mennis, J. (Ed.), UCGIS Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ.
  3. Hoelscher, C., R. C. Dalton, S. Kuliga and M. Tomko (2014). Towards Computer-Assisted Wayfinding Support – Interview-based Needs Analysis Across Stakeholders. Sixth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition DCC2014, London, UK.
  4. Pettit, C., Stimson, R., Tomko, M., & Sinnott, R. (2013). Building an e-infrastructure to support urban and built environment research in Australia: a lens-centric view. Paper presented at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Conference 2013, Canberra, Australia.
  5. Morandini, L., Sinnott, R., & Tomko, M. (2013, 17-21 September). Getting the best performance for GeoJSON map visualizations: PostGIS vs CouchDB backend. Paper presented at the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference 2013 (FOSS4G 2013), Nottingham, UK.
  6. Sinnott, R., Bayliss, C., Bromage, A., Galang, G., Greenwood, P., Mannix, D., . . . Widjaja, I. (2013, 18-19 April). Unlocking the Health of the Nation: Big data, security and analytics. Paper presented at the Big Data 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  7. Greenwood, P., Widjaja, I., Voorsluys, W., Koetsier, J., Tomko, M., Sinnott, R. (2012) Supporting Web-based Scientific Spatial Data Exploration and Analysis. In CyberGIS 2012, Illinois.
  8. Sinnott, R., Nino-Ruiz, M., Tomko, M., Pettit, C., Stimson, R. (2012). AURIN What If?: Decision Support for Projections of Land Use Allocations. In eResearch Australasia 2012, Sydney.
  9. Sinnott, R. and Tomko, M. (2012) The AURIN e-Infrastructure: Design, Development and Delivery. In eResearch Australasia 2012, Sydney.
  10. Pettit, C. J., Stimson, R. J., Sinnott, R., Tomko, M. (2011). Building a Spatially Enabled e-Infrastructure to Support Urban Researchers in Australia. In SSSI Conference 2011. Wellington, New Zealand.
  11. Tomko, M., Galang, G. G., Stimson, R., Sinnott, R. (2011). Towards an e-Infrastructure for Australian Urban Research. eResearch Australasia 2011: eXtreme eResearch Melbourne, Australia.
  12. Stadler, B., Purves, R. S., Tomko, M. (2011). Exploring the Relationship between Land Cover and Subjective Evaluation of Scenic Beauty through User Generated Content. 25th International Cartographic Conference ICA, Paris, France.
  13. Purves, R. S., Edwardes, A. J., Fan, X., Hall, M. M., & Tomko, M. (2010). Automatically Generating Keywords for Georeferenced Images. Paper presented at the GIS Research UK 2010 Conference, 14. -16. April 2010, London, UK.
  14. Tomko, M., & Purves, R. S. (2010). Matterhorn on the Horizon: Identification of Salient Mountains for Image Annotation. Paper presented at the GIS Research UK Conference 2010, 14. – 16. April 2010, London, UK.
  15. Tomko, M., Purves, R. S. (2008, abstract). Characterizing Regions through Content Classification. Paper presented at the GIScience 2008 – Fifth International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Park City, Utah, USA.
  16. Tomko, M., Winter, S. (2006). Considerations for Efficient Communication of Route Directions. Paper presented at the ISPRS Workshop on Spatial Data Communication and Visualization, Vienna, Austria.
  17. Klobusiak, M., Lacena, M., Cukan, J., Smekalova, M., Michalik, L., Martincakova, M., Ofukany, M., Tomko, M. (2005). Geoportal GCCA SK. In: 2nd International Symposium GIS 2005. Ostrava, Czech Republic
  18. Tomko, M. (2004): Case Study – Assessing Spatial Distribution of Web Resources for Navigation Services. In: 4th International Workshop on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems W2GIS04, Koyang, Korea.
  19. Winter, S.; Tomko, M. (2004): Shifting the Focus in Mobile Maps. In: Morita, T. (Ed.), Joint Workshop on Ubiquitous, Pervasive and Internet Mapping UPIMap2004, Tokyo.

Other Publications

  1. Tomko, M. (2010, poster). Exploring Functional Urban Structures. Presented at the Spatial Behaviour and Linguistic Representation. Collaborative Interdisciplinary Specialized Workshop, April 23-24, 2010, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute for Advanced Study (HWK), Bremen, Germany.
  2. Tomko, M., & Winter, S. (2006, poster). Exploring the Experience of Path Networks. Paper presented at the Spatial Cognition 2006, Bremen.(Abstract),(Poster)
  3. Winter, S., Klippel, A., Tomko, M. (2005). Access to Spatial Data: Granular Route Directions (Poster)
  4. Winter, S., Klippel, A., Tomko, M., Andrae, S. (2004). Access to Spatial Data, (Poster)
  5. Tomko, M. (2004): Analysis of Wayfinding Scenarios. Internal project report, CRC-SI
  6. Tomko, M. (2001): Exploiting the positioning of mobile devices in the offer of mobile telephony providers (Možnosti lokalizácie mobilných zariadení a jej využitie v komercnej ponuke mobilného operátora. In Slovak). Award 2001, Bratislava.


  1. Tomko, M. (2007): Destination Descriptions in Urban Environments. PhD Thesis, Department of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne Unimelb Eprints permalink
  2. Tomko, M. (2003): Spatial databases for mobile GIS aplications. Master Thesis, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia.