[visionlist] Final CfP: SPATIAL COGNITION 2020, Riga, Latvia,

Jurgis Skilters jurgisskilters at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 07:14:21 -04 2020

*Final Call for Papers*


*http://sc2020.lu.lv/ <http://sc2020.lu.lv/>*

*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 fields such as cognitive
and developmental psychology, linguistics, computer science, geography,
cartography, philosophy, neuroscience, and education. 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, symposia and keynote talks.

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,


*CO-CHAIRS: *Prof. Nora Newcombe (Psychology, USA), Prof. Jurgis Skilters
(Cognitive Science, Computing Science, Latvia), Prof. David Uttal
(Psychology, Education, USA)


   - 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 Selavo (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)

   *GENERAL CHAIR: *Prof. Guntis Arnicāns (Computing Science, University of
   Latvia). *CO-CHAIRS: *Dr. Līga Zariņa (Mathematics, Geoscience,
   Cognitive Science, University of Latvia), Kaspars Čikste (Finance
   Management & Coordination, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia)


Vice-Rector Dr. Agrita Kiopa (Riga Stradins University, Latvia)
Prof. Leo Selavo (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)
Maija Kāle (Computing Science, Latvia)
Dace Šostaka (Linguistics, Computing Science, University of Latvia)

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


   1. Submissions for Oral Presentations presenting original and
   unpublished work are solicited in all areas of spatial cognition. Authors
   may choose to submit in either one of two ways.
      1. For inclusion in 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). Short papers submitted for
      inclusion in the conference book published by Springer should be 12-17
      pages in length. If accepted, reviewer comments will be sent to allow for
      revision for publication.
      2. Short papers not aimed at book publication should not exceed 1,200
      words (including figures, tables, and references). Some short paper
      submissions may be accepted for poster presentation.
   2. 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).
   3. Submissions for Symposia or Workshops. Symposia or workshops may be
   scheduled on Tuesday, August 25, in parallel with the two satellite
   conferences. To organize a symposium, please send a 500-word overview, and
   then follow the rules for short papers. To organize a workshop, please
   submit a proposal not to exceed 1200 words.

All submissions must be written in English, formatted according to
Springer LNAI
formatting guidelines
and submitted by *March 15, 2020* via the EasyChair submission webpage
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sc2020>. Authors should consult
Springer’s authors’ guidelines
use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX
<ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip>or for Word
for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include
their ORCIDs <https://goo.gl/hbsa4D> in their papers. In addition, the
corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors
of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The
corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the
corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to
Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.
Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf

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).

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


On Tuesday, *August 25,* there will be two *satellite conferences and a

   - *Conference on Medical Data Visualisation* (co-hosted by Riga Stradins
   - *Conference on Sensor Technologies and Distributed Systems* (co-hosted
   with EDI institute).
   - *NEW**: Introductory Workshop to Eye Tracking **(*Tobii Pro): Hands on
   workshop on Eye Tracking research in screen-based solutions.

On Saturday*, **August 29*, 2020*:*

   - *15th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication:
   Linkages between Space and Memory: Processes and Representations*

*Satellite Conference on Medical Data Visualisation* (co-hosted by Riga
Stradins University)

As a satellite event for Spatial Cognition 2020 we are interested in
discussing the challenges, possibilities of medical data visualization.
Contributions referring to variety of formats of medical data are welcome.

Contributions referring to following areas (but not limited to) are welcome:

   - Visuo-spatial abilities and skills in visualisations
   - Visuo-spatial tasks in diagnostics
   - Computational simulations, neural network and hybrid approaches to
   - Real-time visualizations
   - Expert knowledge in visualisations
   - Patients’ perception of visualizations
   - Visualizing big data

*Keynote: Professor Jeremy M. Wolfe, *Visual Attention Lab, Harvard Medical
School, Department of Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

All submissions to Medical Data Visualization Conference are taking place
via SC2020 EasyChair platform. When submitting, please indicate (right
after the title of submission) that this is a paper intended for Medical
Data Visualisation Conference.

*Satellite Conference on Applied Artificial Spatial Cognition* (co-hosted
with EDI institute).

In this full-day event, the participants will have the opportunity to
demonstrate their applied research results in the field of spatial
cognition through presentations and demonstrations. The goal of this
workshop is to bring together researchers implementing spatial cognition
concepts in such rapidly changing fields as:

   - Artificial intelligence and machine vision for spatial cognition
   - Robotics and smart industrial systems
   - Self-driving vehicles with spatial awareness
   - Other fields related to artificial agents and human-computer

In addition to oral presentations/short papers, participants are welcome to
apply for practical demonstrations of their research.

As with the main conference, submissions for oral presentations are
solicited in the form of short papers presenting original and unpublished
work matching the scope of applied spatial cognition in artificial agents.
These short papers should not exceed 1,200 words (including figures,
tables, and references). All submissions are taking place via SC2020
EasyChair platform. When submitting, indicate (right after the title of
submission) that this is a paper intended for the track of Applied
Artificial Spatial Cognition.

A selection of best short paper submissions will be offered an opportunity
to submit a full article for publication in a special issue of Journal
“Automatic Control and Computer Sciences”

*NEW **Workshop:*

*Introductory Workshop to Eye Tracking **(*Tobii Pro)

Description: Eye tracking is a technique that is used frequently to measure
where we are looking and for how long, it is non-invasive and allows
capturing natural human behavior. In the first part of the workshop we will
give a brief introduction to eye tracking as a method, starting from the
physiological basis of human attention and the vision system through the
method basics and finishing at fields of application in psychological and
interdisciplinary research. In the second part, participants will have the
chance to join hands-on sessions to try out Tobii Pro’s latest screen-based
eye tracking solutions. This workshop is aimed at beginners and advanced
eye tracking users, as well as interested parties.

*15th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication:*

*Linkages between Space and Memory: Processes and Representations,*

*August 29, 2020*

About the Event*:* Navigation and episodic memory are core features of
human cognitive processing. Although they seem very different, research has
revealed behavioral and neural linkages between the two domains. This
symposium aims to integrate perspectives from research in the two areas,
using techniques from psychology and neuroscience (as well as linguistics,
computer science, AI, and philosophy, depending on participants’
interests). The symposium will focus primarily on the following topics, but
is not limited to them:

   - Spatial context and memory
   - Episodic memory and spatial learning
   - Developmental trajectory of navigation and episodic memory
   - Neural principles of navigation and episodic memory


*Aidan Horner*, *York Episodic Memory Lab, University of York, UK*

*Nora Newcombe, **Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Research in
Spatial Cognition (RISC) Lab, Temple University, USA*

*Charan Ranganath,* *Dynamic Memory Lab, University of California at Davis,

More about the *15th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and
Communication* and the relevant submission details:


*Submission deadline (individual papers):* March 15

*Submission of symposia:* March 15.
*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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