[Corpora-List] CfP: Models and Representations in Spatial Cognition MRSC-3, Spatial Cognition 2018 workshop

Simon Dobnik simon.dobnik at gu.se
Fri Mar 9 10:48:12 CET 2018

[Apologies for X-posting]

Call for papers: Models and Representations in Spatial Cognition (MRSC-3) Workshop at Spatial Cognition 2018 (September 5th in Tübingen, Germany)

Workshop website: http://www.dobnik.net/simon/events/mrsc-3/

EasyChair submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mrsc3

Conference website: http://sites.psu.edu/sc2018/

Submission date: March 30th Notification date: April 27th

Date of workshop: September 5th

As scientists who study spatial cognition, we ultimately want to explain how people acquire and use spatial information. Many explanations in spatial cognition rely on descriptive theories. However, lack of formal specification sometimes causes these theories to be imprecise and difficult to falsify. Computational modelling can be used to formalise and test theories in spatial cognition. In turn, spatial cognition provides new challenges to computational modelling such as the abstraction of spatial data into representations conceivable by humans (e.g., spatial language, spatial images) and the translation of abstracted spatial data (i.e., spatial models and representations) into behaviour among constantly changing environmental conditions. Whether models and representations of spatial cognition focus on linguistic or visual perspectives, they should eventually converge on some scientific truth. Addressing these challenges requires the combination of knowledge from various disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, architecture, transport engineering, and geography. For this half‐day workshop, we are soliciting extended abstracts describing original or summaries of previous work of no more than 500 words according to Springer LNCS style and submitted in PDF format to the EasyChair system.

Examples of relevant topics:

- Spatial language as the format of spatial models/representations versus spatial language as descriptions of spatial models/representations - Differences between cognitive and other forms of models/representations of spatial information - The descriptive and/or prescriptive role of computational modelling in spatial cognition - Specific applications of computational modelling to investigations in spatial cognition


Tyler Thrash (ETH Zurich / University of Zurich) John Kelleher (Dublin Institute of Technology) Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg)

Contact: mrsc‐3 at dobnik.net

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