Book chapters

  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D. Laser Scanning for Bridge Inspection, in Laser scanning: an emerging technology in structural engineering. Book chapter, in press
  • Pham, T., Ballatore, A., Yin, J., Truong-Hong, L. and Carswell, J.D. (2018). A Case Study for eCampus Spatial-Business Data Exploration, in Handbook of Research on Geospatial Science and Technologies, J. Maphanyane, R. Mapeo, M. Akinola (Eds.), IGI-Global, pp. 1-31.
  • Ballatore, A., Pham, T., Yin, J., Truong-Hong, L. and Carswell, J.D. (2015). Design and Development of Personal GeoServices for Universities. Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems (IF&GIS'2015), V. Popovich et al. (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography 2015, Berlin: Springer, pp. 3–26.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  • Shemshadian, M., Le, J-L., Schultz, A., McGetrick, P., Al-Sabah, S., Laefer, D., Martin, A., Truong-Hong, L., Huynh, P. (2019). Numerical study of the behavior of intermeshed steel connections under mixed-mode loading. J. Constructional Steel Research, 160, 89-100
  • Soilán, M., Truong-Hong, L., Riveiro, B., & Laefer, D. (2018). Automatic extraction of road features in urban environments using dense ALS data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 64, 226-236.
  • Laefer, D., Truong-Hong, L. (2017). Toward Automatic Generation of 3D Steel Structures for Building Information Modelling. Automation in Construction, 74, 66-77
  • Vo, A.-V., Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D.F., Tiede, D., d’Oleire-Oltmanns, S., Baraldi, A., Shimoni, M., Moser, G., Tuia, D. (2016). Processing of Extremely high resolution LiDAR and RGB data: Outcome of the 2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest, Part–B: 3D contest. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, (99), 1-16
  • Truong-Hong, L., Gharibi, H., Garg, H. and Lennon, D. (2014). Equipment Considerations for Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Civil Engineering in Urban Areas. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 3(15), 2002-2014
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2014). Octree-Based, Automatic Building Façade Generation from LiDAR data. Computer-Aided Design, 53, 46-61.
  • Laefer D., Truong-Hong, L., Carr H., and Singh, M (2013). Crack Detection Limits in Unit Based Masonry with Terrestrial Laser Scanning. NDT&E International Journal, 62, 66-76.
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2013). Validating Computational Models from Remote Sensing Data for Historic Facades. ASTM, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 41(3), 16pp.
  • Hinks, T., Carr, H., Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2013). Point Cloud Data Conversion into Solid Models via Point-Based Voxelization. Journal of Survey Engineering, ASCE. 139(2), 72-83.
  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D., and Le, B.K. (2013). Reduction of Lateral Loads in Abutments using Ground Anchors. ICE-Ground Improvement, 166(4), 209-220
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D.  (2013). Impact of Modeling Architectural Detailing for Predicting Unreinforced Masonry Response to Subsidence. Automation in Construction, 30, 191-204.
  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D., Hinks, T., and Carr, H. (2012). Combining an Angle Criterion with Voxelization in Reconstructing Building Models from LiDAR Data. Computer-Adied Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28(2), 112-129
  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D., Hinks, T., Carr, H. (2012). Flying Voxel Method with Delaunay Triangulation Criterion for Façade/Feature Detection for Computation. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE. 26(6), 691-707
  • Laefer, D., Truong-Hong, L., Erkal, A., Long, J., and Cording, E., (2011). Manufacturing, Assembly, and Testing of Scaled, Historic Masonry for One-Gravity, Pseudo-Static, Soil-Structure Experiments. Journal Construction and Building Materials, 25(12), 4362-4373 (Invited submission)
  • Laefer, D., Truong-Hong, L., Fitzgerald, M. (2011). Processing of Terrestrial Laser Scanning Point Cloud Data for Computational Modelling of Building Facades. Recent Patents on Computer Science, 4(3), 16-29.
  • Laefer, D., Hinks, T., Carr, H., and Truong-Hong, L. (2011). New Advances in Automated Urban Model Population through Aerial Laser Scanning. Recent Patents on Engineering, 5(3), 196-208.
  • Laefer, D., Erkal, A., Cording, E., Long, J., and Truong-Hong, L. (2010). Theoretical solutions for strength-scaled unreinforced masonry for scaled soil-structure experimentation. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM 38(4), 449-457
  • Le, B.K., and Truong-Hong, L. (2004). Application of Ground Anchor for Designing Retaining Wall. Journal of Bridge and Road.  (8):16-18. (Vietnamese)

Peer-reviewed Conference Publications

  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D., Lindenbergh, R. (2019). Automatic detection of Road Edges from Aerial Laser Scanning Data. ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019, 10-14 June 2019, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Truong-Hong, L., Lindenbergh, R. (2019). Identifying bridge deformation using laser scanning data. 4th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring 2019, 15-17 May 2019, Athens, Greece
  • Schultz, A., Le, J-L., Shemshadian, M., Labbane, R., Laefer, D., Al-Sabah, S, Truong-Hong, L., Huynh, M-P., McGetrick, P., Martin, T., Matis, P. (2019). AMASS: Advanced Manufacturing for the Assembly Structural Steel. ISEC-10, Chicago, May 20-25, 2019
  • Truong-Hong, L., Cao, V-L., Chen, S., Laefer, D. (2018). Automatically identify damage of bridge deck using low-cost UAV-based images. 8th WG Workshop of COST Action TU1406, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Chen, S., Truong-Hong, L., O'Keeffe, E., Laefer, D., Mangina, E. (2018). Using low-cost UAV images for bridge deck inspection. CERI 2018 (The Best Paper)
  • Chen, S., Truong-Hong, L., O'Keeffe, E., Laefer, D., Mangina, E. (2018). Outlier detection of point clouds generating from low-cost UAVs for bridge inspection. IALCCE 2018
  • Murphy M., Corns A., Cahill J., Eliashvili K., Chenau A., Pybus C., Shaw R., Devlin G., Deevy A, and Truong-Hong L. (2017). Developing Historic Building Information Modelling Guidelines and Procedures for Architectural Heritage in Ireland. CIPA201, Ottawa, Canada, 28 Aug – 1 Sept., 2017
  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D. (2017). Tunnelling Appropriate Computational Models from Laser Scanning Data, 2017 IABSE Vancouver, 21 – 23 Sept., 2017. 
  • Mathew, S., Truong-Hong, L., Pellicer, X., Gallagher, C. (2016). Qualifying Coastal Evolution using Remote Sensing Approaches. 2016 INFOMAR Seminar, Galways, Ireland, 19 Oct., 2016.
  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D., and Nora, G. (2016).  Creating As-Service Geometric Models for Historic Bridge Information Modelling from Laser Scanning Data. HBIM workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 5-6 May, 2016
  • Truong-Hong, L., Falter, H., Lennon. D. and Laefer, D. (2016). Framework for Bridge Inspection with Laser Scanning. EASCE 14, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 6-8 Jan., 2016.
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2015). Documentation of Bridges by Terrestrial Laser Scanner. IABSE Geneva Conference 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-25 Sept., 2015.
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2015). Evaluation of Automatically Generated 2D Footprints from Urban LiDAR Data. ISPRS GEOSPATIAL WEEK 2015, La Grande Motte, France, 28 Sept. - 2 Oct., 2015.
  • Vo, A.V., Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2015). Aerial Laser Scanning and Imagery Data Fusion for Road Detection in City Scale.  IGARSS 2015, Milan, Italy, 26-31 Jul., 2015.
  • Cao, H-V., Chu, K-X., Le-Khac, N-A., Kechadi, M-T., Laefer, D., Truong-Hong, L. (2015). Toward a new approach for massive LiDAR data processing. IEEE ICSDM2015, Fuzhou, China, 8-10 Jul., 2015.
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2015). A Semi-Automatic Member Detection for Metal Bridges. IABSE Nara 2015, Japan, 13-15 May, 2015.
  • Ballore, A. Pham-Thi, T.T., Yin, J., Truong-Hong, L., and Carswell, J. (2015). Design and Development of Personal GeoServices for Universities. IF&GIS Workshop, Grenoble, France, 18-20 May, 2015.
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2014).  Application of Terrestrial Laser Scanner in Bridge Inspection: Review and an Opportunity. 37th IASBE Symposium, Madrid, Spain, 3-5 Sept., 2014.
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2014). Using Terrestrial Laser Scanner for Dynamic Bridge Deflection Measurement. Istanbul Bridge Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 11-13 Aug., 2014.
  • Pham-Thi, T.T., Truong-Hong, L., Yin, J., and Carswell, J. (2014). Linking Spatial Data to Information Systems for Visualisation. Virtual Cultural Heritage in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 27-28.
  • Truong-Hong, L., Pham-Thi T.T., Yin, J., and Carswell, J.D. (2013). Detailed 3D Building Models for Google Earth Integration. The 13th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2013). HCM City, Vietnam, 24-27 Jun., 2013. (Highly Recommended Award)
  • Pham-Thi T.T., Truong-Hong, L., Yin, J., and Carswell, J. D. (2012). Exploring Spatial Business Data: A Resource Oriented Architecture eCampus Application. The 12th International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS 2013). Alberta, Canada, 4-5 Apr., 2013.
  • Pham-Thi T.T., Truong-Hong, L., Yin, J., Carswell, J. D. (2012). A service Oriented Architecture for Spatial and Business Data Application: An eCampus Case Study. 2nd International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Information Systems Research, Taipei, Taiwan, 27-29 Dec., 2012.
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2008). Micro vs. Macro Models for Predicting Building Damage Underground Movements. CSM2008, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 27-30 Nov., 259-268.
  • Truong-Hong, L. (2005). Prediction of Lateral Distribution of Vehicular Live Loads on Bridge using FEM. 9th Conference on Science and Technology- Section Transportation and Foundation Engineering. Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Oct., 2005. (Vietnamese)
  • Truong-Hong, L., and Le, B.K. (2002). Predicting Indeterminate Moment in the Continuous Girder Constructed with Cast–in–Place/Precast Cantilever Segmental Technology. 8th Conference on Science and Technology- Section Transportation Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Vietnamese)

Other publications

  • Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2011). “Linking Scanned Data to Simulation”. ANSYS Advantage Magazine, 5(3), 44-45
  • Truong-Hong, L (2011). Automatic Generation of Solid Models of Building Façades from LiDAR Data for Computational Modelling. Thesis abstract. Geotechnical News, 29(2), 62.
  • A report on Measure of Success, Lisa Russell interviewed Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D. and O’Bien, E.  Bridge design & engineering magazine, Third Quarter 2014.


  • Hinks, T., Carr, H., Laefer, D., Morvan, Y. P.J., O’Sullivan, C.A., Truong-Hong, L., Ceribasi, S. Automated Building Outline Detection. Provisional filing May 2008, full filing May 2009.
  • Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D. Methods for Processing Point Cloud Data. Irish patent S20110345, full filling Aug., 2011.