The Digital Twin (DT) concept originates from industry and manufacturing. Since there is no commonly accepted definition in the geospatial domain, it refers to a digital replica of the dynamic physical environment. It includes innovations in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) domain, smart cities, or 3D modelling. By adopting Big Data and AI technologies, the city stakeholders can achieve evidence-based planning and decision-making by implementing data-driven processes.
In January 2021, during a first webinar on innovative AI-driven methods in support of Digital Twins, the signing of an MoU took place, between University of Twente, Faculty Geo-information and Earth Observation (ITC), and GATE Institute at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - inspired by the collaboration in the last years.
The latest activity was the seminar on AI-DRIVEN CITY DIGITAL TWINS, on 11 October 2022, during which experts in the field of AI-driven digtal twinning presented on their work.
The recording of both sessions are available below.