Dr. Ir. Luc Boerboom joined ITC in 1999. He holds an MSc degree in Tropical Land and Water Management (1992) from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, with specialization in soil and water conservation modeling. He worked a year (1993) as a research assistant with the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), which was one of the Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). There he worked in a program looking at the implication of environmental concerns due to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 for national agricultural research in developing countries. He holds a PhD degree in agronomy from the University of Georgia in the USA (1999), where he was a research assistant in the USAID funded SANREM - CRSP (Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management - Collaborative Research Support Program) project. He developed a mathematical programming model to assess optimality of multiple farms against watershed optimality, using methods from quantitative anthropology to distinguish groups of decision makers.
He has over 15 years of theoretical and practical experience in multiple criteria decision making, spatial planning and decision support systems, information systems development. Fields of application have been in regional agricultural planning, integrated watershed management, climate change and forest management, urban and transport planning and decision making, disaster management, and terrorism threat evaluation. Also, he studies institutionalization of spatial planning and decision support systems.
Luc is assistant professor in Planning and Decision making Concepts and Methods, in the Department of Urban Regional Planning and Geo-information Management, in which he works the Knowledge Field "Planning and Decision Making Concepts and Methods". He was member of the departmental management team holding the portfolio research from September 2004 until July 2007.
Activities in research
Current PhD projects
ISI Journal Articles
Cheng, F., Boerboom, L.G.J., Geertman, S. and Hooimeijer, P. (2012) Changing Spatial Concentration of Sectoral Employment in China’s Pearl River Delta 1990 - 2005. In: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie TESG = Journal of economic and social geography, (2012)IN PRESS17 p. Full text | Full text
Nekhay, O., Arriaza, M. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2009) Evaluation of soil erosion risk using analytic network process and GIS : a case study from Spanish mountain olive plantations. In: Journal of environmental management, 90(2009)10, pp. 3091-3104. Full text | Full text
Other Refereed Journal Articles
Boerboom, L.G.J. and OskayAlan, O. (2013) A distributed open source web - application for spatial multi - criteria evaluation for decision support systems infrastructure. In: International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 3(2013)2/3, pp. 114-128.
Smidt, E., van der Molen, I., Boerboom, L.G.J. and ter Horst, R. (2013) De veranderende rol van water in het Israëlisch - Palestijnse conflict. In: Internationale Spectator, 67(2013)3, pp. 42-47. Full text
Nekhay, O.M., Arriaza, M. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2007) Soil erosion risk evaluation based on expert knowledge and GIS technology : a case study from the Spanish mountainous olive plantations, Montoro, Andalusia region. In: Soil science Kiev - Dnipropetrovsk : Ukraine, 8(2007)1-2, pp. 77-93. Full text
Junfeng, J. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2006) Transition rule elicitation methods for urban cellular automata models. In: Innovations in design and decision support systems in architecture and urban planning / ed. by J.P. van Leeuwen and H.J.P. Timmermans. Berlin : Springer, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4020-5059-6. pp. 53-68. Full text
Boerboom, L.G.J. (1999) A soft systems approach to implicit water resources conflicts in a Philippine watershed : stakeholder analysis and development of a group decision support system for land use optimization. Athens, University of Georgia, 1999.
Conference Proceedings (full papers)
Cheng, F., Geertman, S., Hooimeijer, P. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2011) Economic restructuring in the Pearl river delta : analyses of sectoral and spatial changes. In: 12th international conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management : CUPUM, 5-8 July 2011, Alberta, Canada : proceedings CD-ROM. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2011, 17 p. Full text
Boerboom, L.G.J. (2009) Avoid lock - in for development of online spatial multi - criteria evaluation software. In: Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, 16-18 June 2009, Hong Kong, CUPUM 20th anniversary / ed. by A.G.O. Yeh and F. Zhang. Hong Kong : University of Hong Kong, 2009. ISBN 978-962-7589-0. 16 p. Full text
Kolte, P., Boerboom, L.G.J., Miscione, G. and Georgiadou, P.Y. (2009) A proposal for studying decision - making and spatial data infrastructures in the public sector in India. In: Proceedings of the GSDI 11 World Conference : Spatial data infrastructure convergence : building SDI bridges to address global challenges, June 15-19, 2009, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 13 p. Full text | Full text
Martínez, J.A., Sliuzas, R.V. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2007) Modelling slum improvement dynamics. In: CUPUM 07 : proceedings of the 10th international conference on computers in urban planning and urban management, 11-13 July, 2007 Iguasso Falls, Brazil. ISBN 978-85-85205-77-5. 16 p. Full text
Sharifi, M.A., Boerboom, L.G.J. and ... [et al.] (2006) Spatial multiple criteria decision analysis in integrated planning for public transport and land use development study in Klang valley, Malaysia. In: Proceedings of Vol. XXXVI, part 2. Technical Commission II, ISPRS Vienna 2006 symposium, 12-16 July 2006, Austria / ed. by W. Kainz and A. Pucher. Vienna : ISPRS, 2006. pp. 125-130 This paper has been published earlier: In: Proceedings of the ISPRS midterm conference, Commission VI, WG VI/4, Theory and concepts of spatio-temporal data chandelling and information, Vienna, Austria, 10-14 June, 2006. 7 p. Full text | Full text
Sharifi, M.A., Boerboom, L.G.J. and ... [et al.] (2006) Spatial multiple criteria decision analysis in integrated planning for public transport and land use development study in Klang Valley, Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the ISPRS midterm conference, Commission VI, WG VI/4, Theory and concepts of spatio-temporal data chandelling and information, Vienna, Austria, 10-14 June, 2006. 7 p. Full text
Boerboom, L.G.J., Sharifi, M.A. and ... [et al.] (2004) Spatial multi - criteria evaluation to enhance governance : changes in Malaysian planning. In: GISDECO 2004 : proceedings of the 7th international seminar on GIS for developing countries : GIS capacity building and infrastructure : 10-12 May 2004, Johor, Malaysia. 12 p. Full text | Full text
van Westen, C.J., Montoya, A.L., Boerboom, L.G.J. and Badilla Coto, E. (2002) Multi - hazard risk assessment using GIS in urban areas : a case study for the city of Turrialba, Costa Rica. In: Proceedings of the regional workshop on best practices in disaster mitigation : lessons learned from the Asian urban disaster mitigation program and other initiatives, 24-26 September 2002, Bali, Indonesia. pp. 120-136. Full text
Scientific and Professional Publications
Boerboom, L.G.J. and OskayAlan, O. (2012) Implementation, challenges and future directions of integrating services from the GIS and decision science domains. In: OSGeo Journal, Special issue on FOSS4G 2011 conference, 10(2012), pp. 49-59. Full text | Full text
Navarra, D.D., van Westen, C.J., van der Veen, A., Parodi, G.N., Boerboom, L.G.J., Merchand, M., Nekhai, O., Arriaza, M., de Bruijn, K.M., Mens, M.P.J., Slinger, J.H., Cuppen, M.E., Krywkow, J., Leenders, J.K., Wagemaker, J., Roelevink, A. and Rientjes, T.H.M. (2011) Innovation, risk and governance : case studies on innovative approaches to EGovernance and risk management. Edizioni Fotograf, 2011. ISBN: 978-88-95272-99-3.
Flacke, J. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2010) Spatial decision support systems : 2 DVD : distance education. Enschede, ITC, 2010.
Buhren, K., Decker, B., Boerboom, L.G.J. (contributor) , Christiansen, M. (contributor) , Kuffer, M. (contributor) , McCall, M.K. (contributor) , Qual, W. (contributor) , Tukstra, J. (contributor) and Verplanke, J.J. (contributor) (2008) Building an environmental management information system, EMIS : handbook with toolkit : e-book. Nairobi, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), 2008. The SCP source book series , Full text
Sharifi, M.A., Boerboom, L.G.J. and Shamsudin, K. (2006) The application of multiple criteria decision analysis in the Klang valley integrated land use and transportation study. In: Implementing multi-criteria decision making MCDM in Malaysian town planning / ed. by K. Shamsudin. Kuala Lumpur : Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, 2006. ISBN 983-2773-81-4. pp. 83-102.
Stein, A., Boerboom, L.G.J., Hussin, Y.A., Mannaerts, C.M., van der Meer, F.D. and Wytzisk, A. (2006) Self evaluation : ITC research and graduate programme, geo - information science and earth observation. Enschede, ITC, 2006. ITC Research and graduate programme : research evaluation key document , Full text
Boerboom, L.G.J., Sharifi, M.A., Shamsudin, K. and Kabir, A. (2006) Spatial multi - criteria evaluation to strengthen governance : developments in Malaysian planning. In: Implementing multi-criteria decision making MCDM in Malaysian town planning / ed. by K. Shamsudin. Kuala Lumpur : Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, 2006. ISBN 983-2773-81-4. pp. 103-118.
Jongman, R.H.G., Berends, H. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2005) Socio - economic aspects, stakeholders and decision making. In: Water for food and ecosystems : Pantanal-Taquari : tools for decision making in integrated water management : final report. Wageningen: Alterra, 2005. pp. 168-173. Full text
Sharifi, M.A., Boerboom, L.G.J. and Shamsudin, K. (2004) The application of multiple criteria decision analysis in the Klang valley integrated land use and transportation study. In: Malaysian Townplan, 2(2004)1, pp. 40-55. Full text
Sharifi, M.A., Boerboom, L.G.J. and Shamsudin, K. (2004) Evaulating rail network options using multiple criteria decision analysis MCDA : case study Klang valley, Malaysia. In: Applications of planning and decision support systems / ed. by A. Abdullah and K. Shamsudin and M.F. Abdullah. Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), 2004. ISBN 983-40872-6-8. pp. 21-61.
Petr, M., Boerboom, L.G.J., van der Veen, A. and Ray, D. (2012) The assessment of the future risk of climate impacts on tree species in Britain : use of probabilistic climate change projections and an ecological site classification : powerpoint. Presented at: the International Conference Tackling climate change : the contribution of forest scientific knowledge : 21-24 May, 2012, Tours, France. 15 slides. Full text | Full text
Sargordi, F., Sharifi, M.A., Boerboom, L.G.J. and van Keulen, H. (2008) Setting the windows of opportunities for sustainable agriculture using multiple goal linear programming MGLP : case study Borkhar district, Iran : poster. Presented at the European Geosociences Union EGU General assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria, 13-18 April 2008. Full text
Martínez, J.A. and Boerboom, L.G.J. (2006) A simulation for modelling slum improved dynamics : abstract. In: Proceedings of the international workshop geo-spatial information and decision support for urban planning : School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, 30-31 October 2006. Wuhan: Wuhan University School of Urban Design, 2006. 1 p. Full text