[visionlist] CfP: Conference Spatial Cognition 2020 Riga

Jurgis Skilters jurgisskilters at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 15:00:10 -04 2019

*Call for Papers*



*University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, August 26-28, 2020*

*Spatial Cognition* is concerned with the acquisition, development,
representation, organization, and use of knowledge about spatial objects in
real, virtual or hybrid environments and processed by human or artificial
agents. Spatial Cognition includes research from different fields insofar
as they are concerned with cognitive agents and space, such as cognitive
and developmental psychology, linguistics, computer science, geography,
cartography, philosophy, neuroscience, and education. Research issues in
the field range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile
robot navigation, including topics such as wayfinding, spatial planning,
spatial learning, internal and external representations of space, and
communication of spatial information. SC 2020 will bring together
researchers working on spatial cognition from all of these perspectives.
The conference is single-track, and the final program will be the result of
a selective review process. The program will include oral and poster
presentations of refereed papers, and keynote talks.

Contributions are invited from all areas of spatial cognition, including,
but not limited to:

·       Human, animal, and robot navigation

·       Development of spatial cognition

·       Space perception

·       Visuo spatial reasoning, (in particular, diagrammatic reasoning and

·       Human-machine interactions in spatial environments

·       Neural basis of spatial cognition

·       Education of spatial cognition

·       Spatial learning and skills development

·       Spatial language and communication

·       Spatial problem solving and reasoning

·       Spatial assistance systems

·       Geospatial information systems

·       Representation and processing of spatial information

·       Biology-inspired agents in space

·       Human-robot interaction

·       Architecture and design cognition

·       Integration of different sensory modalities (e.g., smell, taste)
into cognitive representation of space

·       Emotions and affects in spatial cognition.



·       Prof. Nora Newcombe (Psychology, USA),

·       Prof. David Uttal (Psychology, Education, USA)

·       Prof. Jurgis Skilters (Cognitive Science, Computing Science, Latvia)

*Members include:*

·       Thomas Barkowsky (Computing Science, Germany)

·       Ģirts Burgmanis (Geography, Latvia)

·       Claus-Christian Carbon (Psychology, Design, Germany)

·       Kenny Coventry (Psychology, UK)

·       Christian Freksa (Computing Science, Germany)

·       Michael Glanzberg (Philosophy, Cognitive Science, USA)

·       Rob Goldstone (Psychology, USA)

·       Alex Klippel (Geography, Psychology, USA)

·       Barbara Landau (Psychology, USA)

·       Suzi Lima (Psycholinguistics, Anthropology, Canada)

·       Tim McNamara (Psychology, USA)

·       Pritty Patel-Grosz (Linguistics, Norway)

·       Baingio Pinna (Psychology, Arts, Italy)

·       Aina Puce (Neuroscience, USA)

·       Leo Seļāvo (Computing Science, Latvia)

·       Jose Sotello (Psychology, USA)

·       Mike Stieff (Chemistry, Education, Psychology, USA)

·       Daina Taimiņa (Mathematics, USA)

·       Cees van Leeuwen (Neuroscience, Belgium)

·       Līga Zariņa (Mathematics, Geoscience, Cognitive Science, Latvia)

·       Mila Vulchanova (Psychology, Linguistics, Norway)

·       Yoad Winter (Linguistics, The Netherlands)

·       Joost Zwarts (Linguistics, The Netherlands)


*Sara I. Fabrikant* (Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
*Steve Franconeri* (Cognitive Science, Design, Northwestern University, USA)
*Laure Rondi-Reig* (Neuroscience, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris,


*General Chair:* Prof. Guntis Arnicāns (Computing Science, University of

*Co-Chairs: *Dr. Līga Zariņa (Mathematics, Geoscience, Cognitive Science,
University of Latvia) and Kaspars Čikste (Finance Management &
Coordination, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia)

Nora Bērziņa (Statistics, University of Latvia)
Vice-Rector, Dr. Agrita Kiopa (Riga Stradins University, Latvia)
Prof. Leo Seļāvo (Computing Science, University of Latvia)
Liene Viļuma (Information Science, University of Latvia)
Jeļena Poļakova (Communication Science, University of Latvia)
Rihards Rūmnieks (Computing Science, University of Latvia)

*Institutional partner:* Riga Stradins University <https://www.rsu.lv/en> (


Submissions for Oral Presentations (short papers) presenting original and
unpublished work are solicited in all areas of spatial cognition. Short
papers should not exceed 1,200 words (including figures, tables, and
references). Some short paper submissions may be accepted for poster

Submissions for Poster Presentations (abstracts) are solicited in all areas
of spatial cognition. Poster abstracts should not exceed 500 words
(including figures, tables, and references).

All submissions (short papers and abstracts) must be written in English,
formatted according to Springer LNAI formatting guidelines (
and submitted by *February 1, 2020* via the EasyChair submission webpage
that will be open November 29.

All submissions (short papers and abstracts) will be reviewed the Program
Committee. Accepted submissions must be presented at the conference (at
least one author of each submission must register by 15 June 2020 or the
presentation/poster will be dropped from the program).

Accepted short papers and poster abstracts will be published online as a
technical report. Some accepted papers will be invited for expansion and
submission to an edited volume (Springer Springer Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence series of Spatial Cognition volumes:
https://www.springer.com/series/1244). For an overview see:
http://bscc.spatial-cognition.de/node/6). On submission, authors will be
asked whether they would like to contribute an expanded paper to this
publication outlet.

*Contact regarding technical submission issues:* Dace Šostaka (dace.sostaka
@ lu.lv)


*Submission deadline:* February 1, 2020
*Notification of paper acceptance:* April 15,  2020
*Camera-ready copies of papers:*  May 15, 2020
*Early registration ends:* July 1, 2020


Please address all correspondence regarding the organization of the
conference to the conference email address: *info at sc2020.lu.lv
<info at sc2020.lu.lv>*
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