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Below is the programme for the conference, a printable pdf version is available here.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer under the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Monday September 2, 2013

9:00 - 17:30 Workshops (link) and Tutorials (link)

11:00 and 15:30 Coffee breaks
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

19:00 Reception

Tuesday September 3, 2013

8:45 Conference Opening

9:00 Keynote: Jens Riegelsberger (Chair: Thora Tenbrink)

10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break

10:20 Spatial change 1 (Chair: John Stell)

  1. Toru Ishikawa. Spatial Primitives from a Cognitive Perspective: Sensitivity to Changes in Various Geometric Properties
  2. Christian Kray, Holger Fritze, Thore Fechner, Angela Schwering, Rui Li and Vanessa Joy Anacta. Transitional Spaces: Between Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
  3. Claudio Campelo and Brandon Bennett. Representing and Reasoning about Changing Spatial Extensions of Geographic Features
11:35 - 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 Spatial change 2 (Chair: Matt Duckham)

  1. Mohamed Bishr and Werner Kuhn. Trust and Reputation Models for Quality Assessment of Human Sensor Observations
  2. Michael Worboys. Using maptrees to characterize topological change
12:50 - 14:15 Lunch & Steering Committee meeting

14:15 Wayfinding & assistance 1 (Chair: Sabine Timpf)

  1. Cui Jian and Hui Shi. Resolving Conceptual Mode Confusion with Qualitative Spatial Knowledge in Human-Robot Interaction
  2. Matthias Kerzel and Christopher Habel. Event Recognition During the Exploration of Line-Based Graphics in Virtual Haptic Environments
  3. Paul Weiser and Andrew U. Frank. Cognitive Transactions - A Communication Model
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 Wayfinding & assistance 2 (Chair: Andrew Frank)

  1. Makoto Takemiya and Toru Ishikawa. Strategy-Based Dynamic Real-Time Route Prediction
  2. David Jonietz and Sabine Timpf. An Affordance-based Simulation Framework for Assessing Spatial Suitability
  3. Vivien Mast and Diedrich Wolter. A Probabilistic Framework for Object Descriptions in Indoor Route Instructions
17:15 - 17:25 Short Break
17:25 Brief oral poster presentations

18:00 Poster session with buffet

Wednesday September 4, 2013

9:00am Keynote: Karen Emmorey (Chair: Brandon Bennet)

10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break

10:15 Representing spatial data (Chair: Mike Worboys)

  1. Johannes Trame, Carsten Keßler and Werner Kuhn. Linked Data and Time – Modeling Researcher Life Lines by Events
  2. Anastasia Petrenko, Scott Bell, Kevin Stanley, Winchel Qian, Anton Sizo and Dylan Knowles. Human Spatial Behavior, Sensor Informatics, and Disaggregate (Deep) Big Data
  3. Alexis Comber, Chris Brunsdon, See Linda, Steffen Fritz and Ian McCallum. Comparing expert and non-expert conceptualisations of the land: an analysis of crowdsourced land cover data
11:35 - 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 Handling language data (Chair: Dan Montello)

  1. Curdin Derungs, Flurina Wartmann, Ross S. Purves and David M. Mark. The Meanings of the Generic Parts of Toponyms: Use and Limitations of Gazetteers in Studies of Landscape Terms
  2. Kristin Stock, Robert Pasley, Zoe Gardner, Paul Brindley, Jeremy Morley and Claudia Cialone. Creating a corpus of geospatial natural language

13:15 - 18:00 Excursion

19:00 Conference Dinner

Thursday September 5, 2013

9:00am Keynote: Trevor Bailey (Chair: Antony Galton)

10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break

10:20 Spatial language & computation 1 (Chair: Stephan Winter)

  1. Maria Vasardani, Sabine Timpf, Stephan Winter and Martin Tomko. From Descriptions to Depictions: A Conceptual Framework
  2. Clare Davies. Reading Geography Between the Lines: Extracting Local Place Knowledge from Text
  3. Lamia Belouaer, David Brosset and Christophe Claramunt. Modeling Spatial Knowledge from Verbal Descriptions
11:35 - 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 Spatial language & computation 2 (Chair: Stephen Hirtle)

  1. Katrin Johannsen, Agnes Swadzba, Leon Ziegler, Sven Wachsmuth and Jan P. De Ruiter. A Computational Model for Reference Object Selection in Spatial Relations
  2. Alexander Klippel, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Jinlong Yang, Jennifer S. Mason, Eun-Kyeong Kim and David M. Mark. Fundamental Cognitive Concepts of Space and Time: Using Cross-Linguistic, Crowdsourced Data to Cognitively Calibrate Modes of Overlap
12:50 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 Spatial ontology (Chair: Kristin Stock)

  1. Torsten Hahmann and Boyan Brodaric. Kinds of Full Physical Containment
  2. Brandon Bennett, Vinay Chaudhri and Nikhil Dinesh. A Vocabulary of Topological and Containment Relations for a Practical Biological Ontology
  3. Yingjie Hu, Krzysztof Janowicz, David Carral, Simon Scheider, Werner Kuhn, Gary Berg-Cross, Pascal Hitzler and Mike Dean. A Geo-Ontology Design Pattern for Semantic Trajectories
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 Spatial reasoning and representation 1 (Chair: Tony Cohn)

  1. Stefano Borgo. RCC and the Theory of Simple Regions in R2
  2. Heshan Du, Natasha Alechina, Kristin Stock and Michael Jackson. The logic of NEAR and FAR
16:50 - 17:00 Short break

17:00 Spatial reasoning and representation 2 (Chair: Stefano Borgo)

  1. Joshua A. Lewis, Matthew P. Dube and Max Egenhofer. The Topology of Spatial Scenes
  2. Frank Dylla, Till Mossakowski, Thomas Schneider and Diedrich Wolter. Algebraic Properties of Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Calculi


19:00 Club Spatial

Friday September 6, 2013

9:00 – 16:00 Doctoral Colloquium

Coffee breaks to be determined
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

16:00 Conference close